Upcoming Events

Olawale Arts & Our Stories Make Waves celebrate International Womens Day With a Literary Event

                                                LISTEN TO ME SISTER  Sat Mar 14  2020

 Women of colour, raise women’s words & raise their voices

in thought provoking readings from New Daughters of Africa anthology

(writings from women of African descent) edited by Margaret Busby.

Readings with live music & afternoon tea     

Readers: Antonette Clarke, Christelle Pellecuer, Imani Grant, Nagina Muhammad,

Patricia Anderson, Riya Baghirathan, Ros Martin, Sadia Jee, Silu Pascoe, Yoma Smith

Hosts :    Marie Annick Gournet, Ruth Pitter

Live music: Clare Martin

Producer Olawale Arts, Our Stories Make Waves

Sat 14  Mar 3.00pm to 5.00pm

Broadmead Baptist Church, Bristol, BS1 3HY

entrance on Union Street next to Tesco metro

entrance £7/3

TXT 079 0420 1975 to book; leaving names & nos attending

or indicate attendance through facebook Listen to me Sister literary event


Supported by the Centre for Black Humanities, University of Bristol,

Broadmead Baptist, Olawale Arts & Our Stories Make Waves

Women coming together from different backgrounds, women of different ages, reading out aloud and sharing; has been an empowering experience, enabling us, to recognise and speak our own truths found in poetry, essay and memoir extracts within the book and, to pass on something of our discoveries, to each other and you, the listener.’



Bristol’s Ujima Radio Sisters with Voices 20th May  2018, 7.30p.m St George’s, Bristol I am contributing with a 15min set of spoken word



Intro, screening & Q& A with director, writer & producer Ros Martin UK  in  residency at St John’s College, with Prof Ferreira da Silva Social Justice Institute UBC

 St John’s UBC Social Lounge

2111 Lower Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

 Refreshments 4.30 pm

 5.00pm-6.15  Wednesday 2nd May 2018

RSVP  stacy.barber@ubc.ca by 1st May 2018.

‘Being rendered visible is an 18th century African maidservant of the Georgian House, Bristol and her maternal lineage. This film transcends in the universality of marginalised, abused, lives of women ..

Raised in 2017 in Bristol UK to mark 250 years of the birth of Fanny Coker, enslaved on a sugar plantation in Nevis, DAUGHTERS OF IGBO WOMAN is a collaborative, digital memorial tribute comprising a trilogy of digital shorts shot in landscapes of South East Nigeria, St Kitts & Nevis & Bristol UK with writers and artists:  Prof Akachi Ezeigbo & Sam Osajie (Nigeria), Vida Rawlins (St Kitts & Nevis) & Ros Martin Bristol UK. We honour and restore a family’s lineage that has been broken; we give voice to three generations of African women, their lives torn apart by the inhumanity of the transatlantic slave trade.’ R. Martin