International Women’s Day: Stirred Poetry Event!

Very special Stirred poetry event @ Sandbar Manchester.

120 Grosvenor Street, All Saints, Manchester M1 7HL.

5th Stirred poetry event on the 7th March is to honour International Women’s Day, we have a workshop on women’s experience from 5.00, and an open mic kicking off at 7.30, to be ended with our amazing three woman headed guest set:

Rosie Garland

Born in London to a runaway teenager, Rosie Garland has always been a cuckoo in the nest.
Rosie has an eclectic writing and performance history, ranging from singing in Goth band The March Violets, through touring with the Subversive Stitch exhibition in the 90s, to twisted cabaret chanteuse Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen, incomparable compere and electrifying poet.

As well as four solo collections of poetry, her award-winning short stories, poems and essays have been widely anthologised.

She has won the DaDa Award for Performance Artist of the Year the Diva Award for Solo Performer, and a Poetry Award from the People’s Café, New York.

 Sue Fox

Fox is internationally known as a photographer of the dead, most notably for her inclusion in the channel 4 series ‘Vile Bodies’. Her new series are all about the sexual body. Fox has shown with all the YBA’s & notable photographers like Serrano & Witkin in many countries. Fox has almost finished her fifth novel and hopes to publish her first one via Paraphilia in July 2011. Fox writes regularly for Paraphilia Magazine & Books and has been published in the American journals by Antique Children.

Jackie Hagan

Jackie Hagan is an award winning performance poet, playwright and stand up comedian. She won the Poetry Kit award for ‘best emerging artist’ in 2005 and had her first play ‘Help’ staged at Contact Theatre (Manchester) in 2006. She has been published in and edited numerous anthologies and magazines and has had 2 books published: ‘Shut your eyes and open your hand’ (Citizen32, 2006) and ‘The Wisdom of the Jumble Sale’ (Flapjack press, 2009) and is currently working on her third. The poet laureate of San Francisco is a fan as is the current City Life comedian of the year. She has been facilitating creative writing workshops for 7 years and is currently project managing 3 arts and well-being projects within the community and psychiatric units. She has worked considerably with socially excluded adults and children. She continues to perform all over the UK and beyond and is a regular performer at Pride events, slams, women’s day events, nightclubs, rallies, many festivals and theatre projects and has just finished a short run at Edinburgh Fringe.

What they say about Jackie Hagan:

“Vivid and insightful” – City Life magazine
“A star” – Gerry Potter aka Chloe Poems
“Sassy and brash” – Jack Hirschmann, San Francisco Poet Laureate
“Language that leaps with bold panache, sparking sensuous worlds into being” – Lucy Lepchani

Exciting way of commerating the 100th anniversay of IWD! All readers on open mic welcome.


The Stirred quad is formed of Rebecca Audra Smith, Anna Percy, Jasmine Chatfield and Lenni Sanders.

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The Stirred team at Reclaim the Night Manchester 2015
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