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One Billion Rising Spoken Word Event

United Kingdom > Wincanton > 3 market place, ba9 9ld > 2022-02-10 > 07:00 pm

About The Event

Join us for our monthly Spoken Word Event in The SEED Café, hosted by Samantha Stocker-Harding, on February 10th from 7.00pm. This month we are collaborating with One Billion Rising, a global campaign, founded by V (Formerly known as Eve Ensler) to stop sexual violence against women and girls. It was started in 2012 as part of the V-Day movement. The "billion" refers to the UN statistic that one in three women will be raped or beaten in her lifetime, or about one billion. SEED Founder Lynne Franks was UK chair for One Billion Rising for several years and created high profile events to raise awareness in Trafalgar Square, Marble Arch and The Albert Hall. One Billion Rising uses the voices of women and men in song, dance and spoken word to spread their message. Our February Spoken Word Event is open to all new and existing Poets, Rappers, Storytellers, Writers and Musicians; at our inspiring open mic poetry night in the heart of Wincanton, Somerset. This is a chance to listen, relax and indulge in some poetry and performances; or come and share and express your own magic! All material is welcome as our Spoken Word event will flow as normal. Free entry – doors open at 7pm, performances begin at 7:30pm. Drinks are available throughout the evening but food is no longer being served. We look forward to seeing you there!

About The Organizer

Samantha Stocker-Harding & Lynne Franks

Samantha Stocker-Harding is the manager of the SEED Cafe in Wincanton. She is very passionate about healing the world and in the past has volunteered in Ghana for Women's Rights. She is a healer and an aspiring Shaman and hopes to go on to inspire others in the future. She is a passionate spoken word artist and hosts a community poetry event every month at the SEED Café.

Lynne Franks is a changemaker, futurist, writer, mentor, entrepreneur, social activist, creative leader, wise woman and founder of The SEED Network.

Lynne started the country’s most successful fashion PR agency at 21, founded London Fashion Week and represented many of the UK’s top brands and retailers. She has worked with major corporates including McDonald’s, Tesco and HSBC on women’s engagement and 2020 saw her celebrate the twentieth anniversary of her systemic world best seller, The SEED Handbook, the feminine way to do business, and it’s body of training content which has been delivered to a wide section of society from women’s prisons, African villages to the corporate boardroom..

She put on the UK’s first women’s conference, What Women Want at the Southbank in ’95; chaired women’s radio station Viva in the early 90’s and opened B.Hive women’s business clubs with Regus in 2010.

She was a major UK advocate on the global situation regarding sexual violence to women and girls, working with her friend Eve Ensler to bring attention to women being used as weapons of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

She now lives in Wincanton, Somerset where she has set up the SEED Wellbeing Hub and Store. Lynne’s latest initiative is the launch of The SEED Hub Club women’s on-line platform to support and inspire sustainable entrepreneurs, healers, community leaders, makers & creators.

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