Stirred: Frida Kahlo

May time Stirred taking place on Monday 26th May, will be a celebration of the artist Frida Kahlo, her passionate imagery that is both celebratory and poignant.

frida monkeys

There have been many poetic responses to her work, in particular Pascale Petit’s body of work entitled after one of Frida’s paintings, What the water gave me. Read two poems from that book here. Anna Percy of Stirred has also written a poem entitled after What the water gave me which we will hear more of later.

As usual, the night will also be a celebration of all things feminist and poetry orientated, and our special guests:


Suzanne’s first collection of poems “The Barking Thing” was published by Bloodaxe in 2007. She has recently won the Anne Born prize which gives her time with poet-mentor Penelope Shuttle. She hopes to finish her second collection, with Penelope’s help, very soon! Suzanne teaches creative writing at Sheffield Hallam University and in the community. She is particularly committed to working with people experiencing or recovering from mental distress. She also writes short fiction and for theatre. Suzanne lives in Manchester, UK.


New to poetry but not to writing, she is a compelling reader and is currently crafting a novel. We look forward to hearing her feminist poetry words.

Sign up for open mic on the night, tribute poems and on theme poems always good but not obligatory. Five minute slots for open micers.

£1/2 donation. Doors at 7.30.

Hosted by Rebecca Audra Smith and Anna Percy. Fbook msg them any questions or open mic sign ups.

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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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