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Stroud Against Racism presents Souls of Gold, a celebration of diversity and International women’s month


Souls of Gold, a showcase of Black and International women in business and the arts will be held in celebration of International womens’ Month on Saturday, March 18 at the Museum in the Park , 6pm in Stroud.

The event, presented by Stroud Against Racism, highlights the talent and entrepreneurship of women of colour and practitioners of international culture from Stroud and Gloucestershire in an evening of music, poetry, food and beauty therapies. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The celebration, which will take place in the beautiful setting of Stroud’s art, history and culture museum in Stratford Park will feature both local and national artists.

Among the participants at Souls of Gold are Bliss Magdalena, a touch therapist and practitioner of Lomi Lomi Hawaian massage, who will share her health therapies.

London-based academic and artist, Red Medusa promotes Black women’s health through afro-futurism, and decoloniality. She will share her poetry at Souls of Gold along with Genevieve Ray, a poet and playwright who writes in a variety of genres including rap, sonnets and Romantic poetry.

Artist and musician Zarif Hanif will perform on the traditional Sampe’ (a traditional lute from Borneo), and Jussara Nazare, graphic designer, illustrator and photographer is offering workshops in the art of collage.

Stroud’s Natalie Davis, a licensed massage therapist will demonstrate spa and beauty treatments and offer couch based massage on the evening, while Shani Willis, culinary artist will showcase cake and sugar arts.

Stroud Against Racism is pleased to present Souls of Gold to support and raise the visibility of diverse groups of women during International Women’s Month, which recognises the achievements of all women. SAR is an organisation dedicated to raising awareness about systemic racism across Stroud, Gloucestershire and the UK.

Souls of Gold’s entry fee is £5 on the door. The Museum in the Park is located in Stratford Park, Stratford Rd, Stroud GL5 4AF.

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