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Pighog Spoken Word, Poetry and Open Mic

Monday, 26th September 2016 at 7:30pm

Location: 88 London Road (formerly the Emporium), Brighton, BN1 4JF

This event is in the past.

Pighog is back...

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



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 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.


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.


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