Welcome to P.M.T (Powering the Matriarchy Together)
– a small but mighty celebration of womxn and non binary people in Birmingham. Our fierce cats at PMT HQ are back for a second year, bringing you playful and mind tingling sessions covering themes of love, art, body and work.
Come along to connect with some of the city’s brightest minds, inspiring performers and crafty cats who’ll leave you with plenty of things to make, marvel at and explore.
11.00am – 11.30am | Weaving Your Identity with Nilupa Yasmin
Join Nilupa in a weaving circle like no other and hear her talk about her work which is rooted in notions of culture, self-identity and anthropology.
12.15pm – 12.45pm | Boxer Bab with Miriam Zouhou
Do you know you don’t need to be big and strong to throw a punch? Come and join England boxing champ and rising star Miriam Zouzhou as she shares her journey into boxing. You’ll even get a chance to do a few moves as she guides you through a couple of her favourite moves. Please wear comfy clothing for this session and be prepared to express some rage!
13.45pm – 14.15pm | Taking Action, Taking Care: Self Love & How to Practice It with Louise Latter
Join Louise as she talks through some of what she has learnt from receiving CFT (compassion focused therapy), CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy).
11.45am – 12pm | Demi Nandhra
Demi is an interdisciplinary artist from Birmingham who makes solo performance, live art, theatre and sociopolitical enquiries. Her work explores Mental Health through examining collective sadness, vulnerability and cultural binaries. Her work is performed in theatres, galleries and beds.
1.15pm – 1.30pm | Nafeesa Hamid
Nafeesa is a British Pakistani spoken word poet and playwright based in Birmingham. Her work covers taboo themes such as sex, domestic violence and mental health. She has featured at Outspoken (London), Poetry is Dead Good (Nottingham), Find the Right Words (Leicester) and Hit The Ode (Birmingham).
2.20pm – 2.35pm | Liz Ord
Liz Ord is a performer, artist, model and photographer who mimics but mocks situations. Their work grazes close to the situations they find problematic but extenuated, inflated rendered a little unhinged. Join them as they share their performative self care piece “Are You Thirsty”. The work will be audio and visual with performative elements which are mostly soundscape and spoken word. The character is based on the need to take care of yourself though brand endorsement, or the way brands monopolise our obsession with bettering ourselves.
All Day | Illustrated Brum Zine Library
This year we have the very special PMT Zine Library hosted and created by Illustrated Brum. There’s still time to drop us in a zine here. We’ll be accepting contributions on the day too, so feel free to pop one in and enjoy a good coffee, and a browse through the other fab zines here on the day.
All Day | Humeaimart
Humeaimart will be exploring gender through an interactive stall where you can help them decorate a sculpture featuring a variety of genders!
All Day | Face Painting with Sanika. Get your PMT face on with our wonderful face painter Sanika!
All Day | Catcall Drop-In with Dr. Emm Powar
“Give us a smile, love”… “Show us where you p*** from”… “You’re far too pretty to be walking home alone at night”… Street catcalls can vary from laughable, to imaginative, to disturbing. Dr. Emm Powar invites you to sit in with her in her boudoir and drop off your catcalls. She invites you to share them, write a response and leave them behind. In a mock psychiatrist’s chair, she invites you to re-appropriate the rubbish in a safe and playful space. A multi-sensory experience : glitter included. Character & Concept: Bethany Slinn- Poet.
12pm – 3pm | Mama B’s Barge Painting
Brum loves it’s canals and the decorated narrow boats which chug along them. Ever wanted to know how they decorate these fine vessels? Mama B is here to show you how to do some traditional canal boat art.
12.30pm – 1.30pm | Byng Inc. Temporary Tattoo Parlour
Pledge your allegiance to your art, body, work and / or love with a pain-free illustrated PMT x #byngink tattoo.
Girl Dreamer Coffee Shop Takeover – Girl Dreamer will be taking over the coffee shop at Impact Hub for a day of learning about the women of colour that have been left out of the history books. We’ll be celebrating IWD with interactive and informative ways to get you feeling empowered with greater knowledge of badass women, why we celebrate IWD and why we even have to have one. Think of it as an alternative HERstory.
Girls Who Grind Coffee – We have a special guest roast available from the duo of female baristas at Girls Who Grind Coffee. Check out more about their range of female powered brews here.
All day: Stay and Play | Bringing you bubs along to PMT. We’ve got a little space for you here to help keep those little ones entertained. (Please note, children cannot be left unaccompanied).
Tickets are available. There is no fixed price for this event, but we invite you to pay as you feel to support the work of future PMT events.
PMT is open to everyone, and we have a mini play area available to keep your babs entertained.
*Womxn is spelling of women that is a more inclusive, progressive term that not only sheds light on the prejudice, discrimination, and institutional barriers womxn have faced, but to also show that womxn are not the extension of men but their own free and separate entities. It is considered more intersectional than womyn because it actively includes trans-women and women of colour.
About The Organisers
ROAR is a movement to help educate and empower people to feel safe in their own skin. A newly-founded venture growing right here in Birmingham, ROAR seeks to grow resilience in our communities with an emphasis on gender-based and sexual violence.
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