Sacred Voices Festival

Part of JW3's International Women's Day Celebration

Thursday 3 - Sunday 6 March

JW3, in collaboration with Rabia’s Garden and 3FF, are proudly hosting Sacred Voices Festival, a weekend of special events, workshops and performances showcasing female performers and artists from around the world and celebrating the female voice.
The festival programme includes opportunities to participate in singing and music workshops, contribute to debate, hear about the lives of inspirational women from across London, and watch amazing performance.

The Female Voice in Sacred Traditions
Thursday 3 March, 7.30pm, £12
Religion has had a tricky relationship with the female voice. From attempting to control women's voices, to turning the female voice into a symbol of spirituality. Exploring these themes, and how they effect the psyche of real women within traditional communities is Muslim activist Humera Khan, Jewish academic Lindsay Simmonds and psychotherapist Nasima Khanom, hosted by BBC presenter and musician Jumoké Fashola. With performance by Unichord, an all-girl interfaith vocal group.

In partnership with JOFA.

What Women Believe: Exhibition Launch
Saturday 5 March, 8.30pm, FREE
A major new art installation by artists Tessa Brown, Ruth Corney and OOMK celebrating the lives and often untold stories of women of influence from different communities. View the exhibition, meet and hear the stories of some of the amazing women featured, and have your very own 'live' oral history and portrait created by OOMK.

Singing Workshop (Women Only)

Sunday 6 March, 2.30pm, £5
This workshop will encourage participants to sing together songs from the various sacred music traditions. With Rachel Weston and Julia Katerina.

Song Exchange
Sunday 6 March, 4pm, £5
Join musicians Rachel Weston and Julia Katarina who will share songs from their own traditions, finding resonance and celebrating difference.

Gala Concert
Sunday 6 March, 7.30pm, £15
A celebration of female-led performances, gathered from different faith traditions, who share a quest to find their voice, and expression, in their spiritual paths. Including a special presentation by Victoria Hanna of PEH, and performances by Pearls of Islam, Rachel Weston & Rachel Rose Reid, Julia Katarina, 3FF's Mixed-Up Chorus, hosted by Jumoké Fashola.