Celebrate BMAG’s new Arts Council Collection exhibition Women Power Protest with us through an afternoon of live music and spoken word poetry from some of Birmingham’s most exciting artists, interactive performance art which will see artists transformed before your eyes, and insightful curator-led tours and talks.

The exhibition curator Emalee Beddoes-Davis will open the exhibition with a talk at 12.15pm.

Between 12.15pm and 1.45pm hear from poets Amerah Saleh and Jasmine Gardosi, who will be performing specially commissioned poems inspired by the exhibition, and enjoy the beautiful sounds of songwriter-musician Affie Jam.

Throughout the afternoon see artist and activist Sarah Ashleigh, founder of London Body Painting, as she transforms three women’s bodies into living artworks in the exhibition space. Meet the artist and influence the artworks as they happen taking inspiration from the exhibition’s key themes of Hope, Dignity and Activism.

The free event runs from 12pm to 4pm with events and activities happening throughout the afternoon, including the chance to join in with craftivism activities and explore the exhibition.

The exhibition and event is inclusive and open to all. Tickets do not need to be booked, just turn up on the day to enjoy the event.