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Deranged Poetesses: Mother Tongues by Victoria Adukwei Bulley

Women and non-binary poets, and their poeting friends, are invited to a special afternoon of activities. Babes in arms are welcome, and a private space is available for feeding, changing and crashing out if needed.

In this set of four films, artist Victoria Adukwei Bulley brought together acclaimed women poets of colour and the women who nurtured them to translate poems from the daughter’ English into the mothers’ native languages. Each film contains intimate conversation between mother and daughter, and performances of the poem in both languages. The films will be shown in rotation throughout the afternoon, please drop into the cinema at any time.

Victoria Adukwei Bulley is a British-born, Ghanaian poet, writer and filmmaker. Her work has been shortlisted for the Brunel University International African Poetry Prize, featured on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour and in The Poetry Review, and commissioned by the Royal Academy of Arts.

Other activities happening on this afternoon that you may be interested in are Deranged Poetesses: We think back through our mothers, a poetry workshop with Carmen Marcus, and Deranged Poetesses: Are the sisters doing it for themselves?, a round-table discussion with poet and PhD student Katie Ailes. Check them out!

And of course don't forget the main event, Deranged Poetesses: Mothers, happening on Saturday evening!


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