Arika16 Episode 8: Refuse Powers' Grasp

21 Oct 2016 – 23 Oct 2016

Event times

Various event times

Cost of entry

Tramway events: Pay What You Can, first come first served. Suggested daily donation of £5. The Art School club: Refuse Powers’ Grasp Club - £6 on the door or free for friends in the asylum system.


Glasgow, United Kingdom


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A 3-day celebration of the unruly, ungovernable ways queer, trans, feminist, anti-racist and prison abolitionist communities escape attempts to constrain them, tear down the walls of normative culture and build joy in flight.


Life in flight from every prison


Is there a link between how we’re divided into populations that can be caged and exiled by the prison-industrial complex, and the ways people’s bodies are violently categorised and segregated by race, class, gender or ability? Episode 8 celebrates all the unruly ways we refuse to be defined by such violence, escape attempts to constrain us, tear down the walls of normative culture and build joy in flight.


3 days of performances, discussions, screenings and a club with gender non-conforming rebels, students of blackness, lawyers, archivists, anarca-feminist street artists and witches, party hosts, filmmakers, prison abolitionists, poets, DJ’s, ex-prisoners and multi-media artists.

Joshua Allen | boychild | English Collective of Prostitutes | Kai Lumumba Barrow and G.O.D.S | Elysia Crampton | Dean Spade | Che Gossett | Reina Gossett | Juliana Huxtable | CeCe McDonald | Miss Major | Mujeres Creando, Sondra Perry | Eric A Stanley | We Will Rise

Full Schedule and Programme details available at www.arika.org.uk


Some events have British Sign Language Interpretation and/ or live subtitling. See the Arika website for full details.

Tramway has step free access to their public and performance spaces and have gender-neutral wheelchair accessible facilities. For more information on access at Tramway please visit www.bit.ly/TramwayAccess


Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41 2PE


The Art School, 20 Scott Street, Glasgow, G3 6PE






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