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Octavia: Poetry Collective for women of colour

'Octavia is a poetry collective for women of colour led by Rachel Long and housed at Southbank Centre. There are 15 members of Octavia, they are poets but also educators, dancers, astrophysicists making their collective voice zoetic and nuanced.
Since their creation in September 2015, Octavia have performed at Women of the World and London Literature Festivals, featured on BBC’s World Service and in The Guardian, they've run workshops at Oxford University and for the Serpentine Galleries, and been published in Hotdog feminist magazine. Octavia feature in this month's ASOS magazine (the Power issue).'
*See Octavia perform this Sunday (12th March) as part of Southbank Centre's Women of the World Festival:


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