Diverse Sussex: Lewes

Diverse Sussex: Lewes

Join us for a free community event to bring everyone together for a fun afternoon of music, food, art, children’s activity and literature.

Come have a taste of:
* Spoken word & poetry performance
* Live PA & DJ – DJ Task
*Singing from Alison David
* Afro-Caribbean food – free
* Creative writing taster
* Oral history
* Children’s arts & craft
* And more exciting things to be announced shortly

PLUS…..
Contribute your stories & memory to a community anthology about Hidden Sussex

In honour of Windrush70, we are hoping to create a new community anthology about the people of Sussex. Bring a photo of your earliest memories of your life in Sussex and share your stories and memories.

Book your free place today eventbrite.co.uk/e/diverse-sussex-exploring-celebrating-sussex-heritage-culture-tickets-47889330276

A FREE EVENT – ALL WELCOME

Produced by Writing Our Legacy & Diversity Lewes, in partnership with African Night Fever

Supported by East Sussex County Council Stronger Communities Fund

MORE EVENTS TO COME LATER THIS AUTUMN

 

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Spotlight events 2017: Spoken word & music in Milton Keynes & Crawley

Spotlight events 2017: Spoken word & music in Milton Keynes & Crawley

Join writers and poets for a lively evening of spoken word, literature and tales from around the world.

With special guests Umi Sinha (Milton Keynes), Colin Grant (Crawley) and Hannah Lowe (Crawley) and live DJ set from the legendary African Night Fever.

Food & drink by donation, books for sale.

Milton Keynes – Fri 10 March, 7-8.30pm @ MKGallery
Crawley  – Thurs 18 May, 7.30-9pm @ Crawley Library, part of WORDfest

Free entry

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Sharon Otoo UK Tour – 24 & 25 February 2017

Sharon Otoo UK Tour – 24 & 25 February 2017

We are thrilled to be working with London literature organisations Word Factory and Spread the Word to bring British Black author Sharon Otoo to the UK for a series of readings in Brighton and London in February 2017.

Last year, Sharon won the prestigious Ingeborg Bachmann prize (€25,000) with short story “Herr Gröttrup Sits Down”, which she wrote in German and tells the story about the rocket scientist who worked for the Nazis, then the USSR. 

The readings will take place on the following dates:

Friday 24 February, The Old Market, Brighton,  7.30-10pm

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Sharon Otoo UK Tour – Brighton

Sharon Otoo UK Tour – Brighton

Writing Our Legacy is delighted to present British Black author and former Brightonian Sharon Otoo. Last year, Sharon won the prestigious Ingeborg Bachmann prize with short story “Herr Gröttrup Sits Down”, which she wrote in German and tells the story about the rocket scientist who worked for the Nazis, then the USSR.

Sharon will be joined by authors Colin Grant (A Smell of Burning, Vintage, 2016) and Umi Sinha (Belonging, Myriad Editions, 2015).

Come enjoy an evening of readings, discussion and after party social by African Night Fever.

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Passion for Fashion: literature programme for Fashion Cities Africa, Brighton

Passion for Fashion: literature programme for Fashion Cities Africa, Brighton

We are thrilled to be working with Brighton Museum on a special weekend of literary activity (28-29 October 2016) inspired by its current exhibition, Fashion Cities Africa, including an evening event and a creative writing workshop.

On Friday 28 October, we are running a special Late Event at the museum, Passion for Fashion, presenting tales and poetry from Kenya, South African and Nigeria. Be prepared for chilled out live music, cocktail concoctions, live literature and a DJ social at the end to catch up with friends and others.

Tickets only £5 advance or on the door. Cash bar. Fun guaranteed!

On Saturday 29 October, we are running a one-day creative workshop for writers of all levels to get inspired by fashion, culture and design from Africa, with the view to creating new writing and a zine to take home.

Tickets are £30, includes lunch, refreshments and other nice things.

For further information, please see below or on Facebook: Passion for Fashion Creative Writing Workshop

To book, see the museum website or booking ticket office on brightonmuseums.org.uk/brighton/plan-your-visit/buy-tickets-online/

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Literary Feast, BME writers at Crawley’s WORDfest – 21 April 2016

Literary Feast, BME writers at Crawley’s WORDfest – 21 April 2016

Literary Feast at Crawley WORDfest

Writing Our Legacy is delighted to programme another top-notch literature event – Literary Feast – showcasing the South East’s writers at Crawley’s yearly festival, WORDfest.

This year’s event theme is food, so what better reason to programme, hence the title, Literary Feast! A feast of bite-sized performances from writers and poets exploring the rich foods of the globe. Odes to mangos, jerk chicken, curry and samosas.

Featuring: Akila Richards, Lynne E Blackwood, Suchitra Chatterjee & surprise guests.

Expect delicious food and drink, plus a lively audience!

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 7.30pm-10pm. Free event

Crawley Library – Southgate Avenue, Crawley RH10 6HG

For more information, see

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Latin Voices Live! 2013 Family Day

Latin Voices Live! 2013 Family Day

Latin Voices Live! 2013 Family Day

The final day of Latin Voices Live! happens on Saturday 9 November – we hope that you can make it.

Here’s our schedule:

11am-3.30pm – Arts & crafts workshop with Linda White from Viva Mexico!  

Making: Mask, nichos, flowers, sugar skulls, and more. Donations: £2/object . Brighton Museum, Art Room

11am – 5pm – Multi art form family day at Brighton Dome

Includes facepainting, dance from Marta Scott Dance Company (1.30pm & 4pm), Son Guarachando (2pm), Brazilian and Spanish rappers (3.15). Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE

11:30am-1pm  – Bilingual storytelling at  Jubilee Library

Free entry, charge for face painting. Jubilee Library, Jubilee St, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1GE

12.30-4.30pm – Mexican pop up restaurant selling food and drinks at Brighton Dome’s Founders Room

Only £2.00 per taco
– Barbacoa de borrego (lamb)
– Tinga de pollo (chicken)
– Picadillo (beef)
Veggie:
– Nopales
– Rajas

Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE

1-5pm – Films, readings and talks at Jubilee Library

Juan of the Dead, a comedic horror Cuban/Spanish film (1pm), Borges-a-thon, an hour of readings from Borges’s most famous stories (2.45pm), and a talk from Chilean writer and torture survivor Luis Munoz, who will be reading from his memoir Being Luis.

All events free, Luis Munoz talk suggested donation £4/3 (all proceeds go to torture charity) & ticket includes free wine. Other events, wine by donation. Jubilee Library, Jubilee St, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1GE

Latin Voices Live! festival starts today

Latin Voices Live! festival starts today at Jubilee Library with free bilingual storytelling for kids 11.30-1.30pm, plus face painting.

Come see the incredible decoration at the library all week, including a Borges tapestry across the whole front of the library, a tree of life decorated by Brighton school children and skeletons!

There’s lots of free and low cost activity for all ages in Brighton throughout the week:

  • Free bilingual storytelling at Jubilee Library for the kids on 2, 4, 9 November
  • A Day of the Dead adult only party at Brighton Museum on 7 November £5 advanced
  • Free all-ages family day on Saturday 9 November at Jubilee Library, Brighton Museum and Brighton Dome

We are pleased to present Chilean author Luis Munoz, who will be doing a special reading on 9 November, 3-4pm, from his memoir Being Luis: A Chilean Life. Luis was a political activist who was held prisoner and tortured by Pinochet’s government. He lived to tell the harrowing tale.

Copies of his book will be on sale for £10 each and your ticket includes a complimentary glass of wine. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable, inspiring story! Tickets £4/3 through Eventbrite. All proceeds from the ticket goes to a torture charity. https://writingourlegacy2013.eventbrite.co.uk

To read the full programme for this year’s Latin Voices Live!, keep reading…..

We look forward to seeing you in the coming week!

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Chilean author Luis Muñoz reads from memoir on 9 November

Chilean author Luis Muñoz reads from memoir on 9 November

Luis Muñoz reads from memoir

We are honoured to have Luis Muñoz, a former Chilean activist who survived arrest and torture during Pinochet’s regime and then authored his harrowing account in his autobiography Being Luis; A Chilean Life (Impress Books).

Luis will read from his book at Jubilee Library, during the Latin Voices Live! Family Day event and answer questions from the audience. Luis will be signing copies of the book, which will be on sale. Tickets for the reading are £4/3 and include a complimentary glass of wine.

Date: Saturday 9 November 2013
Time: TBC
Venue: Jubilee Library, Jubilee St, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1GE
Cost: £4/3

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Mother Tongue, 24 October, Brighton

Spliff Richard, Countdown Social Club, 2010. Photo: Paul Jackson
Spliff Richard, Countdown Social Club, 2010. Photo: Paul Jackson

Come join an evening of some of the South East’s finest poets, rappers & storytellers on Thursday 24 October, 5-7 at Jubilee Library, Brighton.

The event features acclaimed poet Patience Agbabi and Mrisi Shrapnel, Spliff Richard, plus authors from the Ink on My Lips anthology, soon to bepublished on Brighton-based Waterloo Press.

Free entry, plus free wine from Barefoot wine. Benjie’s Caribbean Kitchen’s will be selling plates of Caribbean food for £7 – pre-booking advised to avoid disappointment.  Continue reading →