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  • Pighog Spoken Word, Poetry and Open Mic

    Tomorrow, 26th September 2016 at 7:30pm
    Location: 88 London Road (formerly the Emporium), Brighton, BN1 4JF

    Pighog is back...

    ... with its regular last Monday of the month night (post summer holidays)

    http://www.pighog.co.uk/ www.twitter.com/pighog

    Presenting:-

    **SARAH HESKETH** & **CONNOR BYRNE**

    for an evening of groundbreaking experiences of the spoken and written word!

    Plus the always popular Open Mic (arrive early to sign up)

    MONDAY 26th September @ 88 London Road (formerly the Emporium)

    Doors 7.30 for 8 pm start

    £5/£4 £3 if you are taking part in the Open Mic

    SARAH HESKETH

    Sarah Hesketh holds an MA in creative writing from UEA. Her first full collection of poetry, Napoleon’s Travelling Bookshelf (Penned in the Margins), was highly commended in the Forward Prize 2010. In 2013 she was poet-in-residence with Age Concern, working with elderly people with dementia, and in 2014 she published The Hard Word Box (Penned in the Margins), a collection of poems and interviews inspired by this experience. In 2015, she was commissioned by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust to produce Grains of Light, a sequence of poems based around the story of Holocaust survivor Eve Kugler.

    www.sarahhesketh.co.uk

    CONNOR BYRNE

    Connor Byrne is a poet and musician from Brighton. He has recently performed poetry at Trans Pride Brighton, Brighton Pride and at the Edinburgh Fringe with Poets vs MCs, where he also entered and won his first Hammer and Tongue slam.

    Connor has been awarded a 'Finishing Lines' bursary from New Writing South, with which he will produce his first poetry pamphlet in the coming months. He is also focusing on developing and producing spoken word and music pieces.

  • Freedom from Torture Launch Event

    Saturday, 1st October 2016 at 7:30pm
    Location: Lewes Town Hall Lecture Room (Fisher Street entrance), Lewes, BN7 2QS

    Opera, poetry, music & art to launch new
    East Sussex supporters group

    https://www.freedomfromtorture.org/events/9194

    Join us for the exciting launch of our new East Sussex supporters group. The group will support Freedom from Torture's essential work by raising vital funds and awareness of our work and aims.

    Freedom from Torture CEO Susan Munroe will start the evening off followed by:

    Popular opera from local Lewes residents Paul Austin Kelly, tenor, and Carol Kelly, pianist

    Paul is a renowned operatic tenor who has sung across the world, from the New York Met to Milan’s La Scala, and nearer home, Glyndebourne. Carol is a former repetiteur at the Washington Opera and music director at Baltimore’s Peabody Conservatory Opera Workshop, and teaches piano in the area.

    Poetry from Catherine Smith, Clare Best & John Myers

    A writer of prose and drama as well as poetry, Catherine Smith's short fiction and narrative poetry have been adapted for Live Literature performances in conjunction with Lewes Live Literature. She teaches for the Creative Writing Programme in Brighton, for The Poetry School in London and for The Arvon Foundation. Twice shortlisted for Forward Prizes, in  2004 she was named a PBS/Guardian 'Next Generation' Poet and as one of Mslexia's Top 10 Best New Women Poets.

    Clare Best’s first full collection, Excisions, was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize. She has performed her autobiographical poem cycle Self-portrait without Breasts across the UK, and in the USA, Canada and Ireland. Other poetry publications include Treasure Ground, Breastless and CELL. Springlines will be published in 2017. Clare is a university teacher of Creative Writing and she chairs Needlewriters, a quarterly reading series in Lewes.

    John Myers (aka Mister John) runs the Poetry Café, a monthly held event at Eastbourne’s Under Ground Theatre. The Poetry Café is a platform for local poets to present their own work to an appreciative audience in a relaxed, comfortable and popular space.

    Music

    From local songwriters, singers and guitarists: Andreas Long & Jesse Walton, and Dan Ewan, Charlie Crabtree and Maya & Amalie Luthra.

    Art Auction

    An opportunity to buy works donated by local and national artists, including Jonathan Smith, Sara Hindhaugh​ and Carlotta Luke. More names to be announced shortly.

    Tickets are £10 (including a welcome drink) and can be bought on-line (above) or from Skylark bookshop, Old Needlemakers, West Street, Lewes, BN7 2NZ

  • Arising From The Ashes

    Thursday, 6th October 2016 at 7pm
    Location: The Under Ground Theatre, 1 Grove Rd, Eastbourne, BN21 4TL (below the central library)

    Poetry Cafe at The Under Ground Theatre
    Providing a supportive platform for poets to present their own work in a relaxed cafe bar atmosphere.

    https://www.facebook.com/poetrycafeugt

    07848026186

  • Loose Muse Winchester

    Monday, 10th October 2016 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Location: @ the Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, Hants SO23 8SB

    You’re getting notification of October’s Loose Muse early this month because I’m going on a real adventure to Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia at the crack of dawn tomorrow, and won’t be back until early October, so wanted to make sure you had all the details of the next fantastic event in plenty of time.  I’m bound to see lots of inspirational sights, but I know there’ll be even more talent for me and all of us to enjoy right here next month, so come along and be both stirred and shaken at
    Plus….Loose Muse Winchester’ - Monday 10th October @ the Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, Hants SO23 8SB – 7.30-9.30 p.m. - £5.00 on the door. Ably hosted as always by Sue Wrinch
     
    Plus there will the usual open mic to share your work at both these events.
     
    So come share the passion, share the joy!
     
    Agnes Meadows
    Host & Coordinator – Loose Muse Women’s Writers Night(s) E: agnespoet@googlemail.com   M: 07789-901-667 – www.loose-muse.com

  • LOOSE MUSE – London’s Premiere Women’s Writers Night

    Wednesday, 12th October 2016 at 7:30pm
    Location: Upstairs @ The Sun Pub, 21 Drury Lane (on the corner of Betterton Street), London WC2B 5RH

    You’re getting notification of October’s Loose Muse early this month because I’m going on a real adventure to Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia at the crack of dawn tomorrow, and won’t be back until early October, so wanted to make sure you had all the details of the next fantastic event in plenty of time.  I’m bound to see lots of inspirational sights, but I know there’ll be even more talent for me and all of us to enjoy right here next month, so come along and be both stirred and shaken at
    LOOSE MUSE – London’s Premiere Women’s Writers Night will be
    October 12ththe second Wednesday of each month
    Upstairs @  The Sun Pub, 21 Drury Lane (on the corner of Betterton Street),  London WC2B 5RH
    8.00 p.m. with the doors open from 7.30 pm.  £6.00/£5.00 concessions.  Features this month will be:
    Alice Jolly – confirmed – jollyalice@hotmail.com – 07595-312-580
    Novelist, short stories, playwright
    Alice Jolly’s 2015 memoir ‘Dead Babies and Seaside Towns’ won the Pen/Ackerley Award, and one of her short stories won the 2014 V. S. Pritchett Memorial Prize, awarded by The Royal Society of Literature.  She has also published two novels with Simon and Schuster and four of her plays have been produced by the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham.   She teaches creative writing at Oxford University and will soon be publishing her third novel ‘Between the Regions of Kindness’ with Unbound.      
    Claire Crowther has published four pamphlets and three full collections of poetry. The first, Stretch of Closures, was shortlisted for the Aldeburgh Best First Prize. Her poems are widely available in such journals as London Review of Books, Times Literary Supplement,Poetry Review and her reviews in Poetry London, Magma, Poetry Wales. Her new pamphlet, Bare George (Shearsman), written after a year-long residency at the Royal Mint Museum, will be launched at Loose Muse.
    Plus….Loose Muse Winchester’ - Monday 10th October @ the Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, Hants SO23 8SB – 7.30-9.30 p.m. - £5.00 on the door. Ably hosted as always by Sue Wrinch
     
    Plus there will the usual open mic to share your work at both these events.
     
    So come share the passion, share the joy!
     
    Agnes Meadows
    Host & Coordinator – Loose Muse Women’s Writers Night(s) E: agnespoet@googlemail.com   M: 07789-901-667 – www.loose-muse.com

  • John Cooper Clark

    Thursday, 20th October 2016 at 7pm
    Location: De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex


    John Cooper Clarke was last at the Pavilion in 2014 and he is back next month on Thursday 20 October!  After a sell-out show here in 2014 he is back and is relevant and vibrant as ever with his influence just as visible on pop culture.
     
    John became the world’s leading alternative literary figure, whose work is loved and recognised on a global scale. Thanks to his biting, satirical, political and very funny verse, delivered in a unique rapid-fire performance style, he became a seminal influence on the punk movement.
     
    Tickets for this event are £15.00 - £27.50 and can be booked on our website here www.dlwp.com/event/dr-john-cooper-clarke or over the phone on 01424 229111
     
    For more information, images and videos see our Facebook event page here: www.facebook.com/events/479095442274375/
     
     
    Thanks,
     
    Tara
    Digital Marketing Officer

  • TheFED Writing Festival

    Saturday, 22nd October 2016 at 9:30am - 6pm
    Location: Faraday House, 48 - 51 Old Gloucester Street, Holborn, London, WC1N 3AE
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