Diverse Sussex – Hastings

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

Come have a taste of:
* Spoken word & poetry performance
* Live African, Latin & reggae music – DJ Fever2Ray (African Night Fever)
* Afro-Caribbean food
* Oral history & creative writing taster- share your story
* Children’s arts & craft
* BME heritage displays
* And more exciting things to be announced shortly

Our event will take place on Sunday 9 September 1-3pm at DC1 Cafe & Gallery, 67-69 Seaside Road, Eastbourne BN21 3PL.

PLUS…..
Contribute your stories & memory to a community anthology about Hidden Sussex.
Bring a photo of your earliest memories of your life in Sussex and share your stories and memories.

A FREE EVENT – ALL WELCOME

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
* You must book a free ticket to receive a plate of food. Max 30 plates, first come first serve.
* Pay bar available (cash/card).
* The venue is fully accessible – there is a lift to both floors and there is a wheelchair accessible toilet.
* Please contact us if you have any special mobility, dietary or language needs. Please contact us if you need more than 2 tickets. Our email is  info@writingourlegacy.org.uk.

Tickets

Book your free place: https://onlineticketseller.com/events/?id=1601

Produced by Writing Our Legacy in partnership with African Night Fever

Supported by East Sussex County Council Stronger Communities Fund

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Diverse Sussex – Eastbourne

Diverse Sussex – Eastbourne

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

Come have a taste of:
* Spoken word & poetry performance – Umi Sinha & Oluwafemi Hughes-Jonas
* Live African, Latin & reggae music – DJ Fever2Ray (African Night Fever)
* Jamaican food – Bready Delights
* Oral history & creative writing taster- share your story
* Children’s arts & craft
* BME heritage displays
* And more exciting things to be announced shortly

Our event will take place on Friday 31 August 6-8pm at DC1 Cafe & Gallery, 67-69 Seaside Road, Eastbourne BN21 3PL.

PLUS…..
Contribute your stories & memory to a community anthology about Hidden Sussex.
Bring a photo of your earliest memories of your life in Sussex and share your stories and memories.

A FREE EVENT – ALL WELCOME

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
* You must book a free ticket to receive a plate of food. Max 30 plates, first come first serve.
* Pay bar available (cash/card).
* The venue is fully accessible – there is a lift to both floors and there is a wheelchair accessible toilet.
* Please contact us if you have any special mobility, dietary or language needs. Please contact us if you need more than 2 tickets. Our email is  info@writingourlegacy.org.uk.

 

Tickets

Book your free place: eventbrite.co.uk/e/diverse-sussex-eastbourne-exploring-celebrating-sussex-heritage-culture-tickets-48893058454

Join the event on Facebook: facebook.com/events/2137213606521057/

Produced by Writing Our Legacy in partnership with African Night Fever

Supported by East Sussex County Council Stronger Communities Fund

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Call out for Poets of Colour for Waterloo Press mentoring & publishing scheme

Brighton & Hove based publisher Waterloo Press invite submissions for LIT-UP, their new Arts Council England-funded mentoring and publishing scheme for emerging poets of colour. The deadline for submissions is 31 August 2018.

The two-year project will provide 10 poets with a digital platform on their new website as well as the necessary mentoring and editorial support to produce a pamphlet or poetry collection, all to be celebrated with a live closing event in the Spring of 2020.

Waterloo Press encourages submissions from faith, LGBTQI, disability, Roma, working class and/or additional perspectives.

There is no age restriction (from 18+) and no entry fee. Poets should have a track record of publishing and/or performing, and a portfolio at least 20 publishable poems.

  1. In the first instance please contact LIT-UP Project Manager Monika Richards on akilalive@gmail.com and request the application form for completion, stating LIT-UP in the subject line.
  2. Along with the completed form, submit up to 5 poems in no more than 8 pages in a pdf format. Each poem must be single spaced (except for stanza breaks) and start on a new page. Font type must be 12. Please do not write your name on the poetry pages. Please number and state LIT-UP! in your header/footer on each page. State your name and LIT-UP in the subject line of the email.
  3. The deadline for submissions is 31 August 2018.
  4. The shortlist will be decided by 15 September.
  5. Shortlisted poets will be asked to submit a further 15 – 45 poems. The final decision and the successful 10 poets will be announced on 15 Oct.
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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Creative Writing with Umi Sinha – Crawley

Creative Writing with Umi Sinha – Crawley

Come learn creative writing with author Umi Sinha in a fun and supportive environment to nurture your talent. Try out Umi’s tried and tested writing exercises and take away new writing. Open to beginners and more experienced writers.

20 May 2017, 10-4pm 

£30 including lunch and refreshments

Crawley Library
Southgate Avenue, RH10 1 Crawley
Part of Crawley WORDFEST

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Creative Writing Workshop with Umi Sinha – Milton Keynes

Creative Writing Workshop with Umi Sinha – Milton Keynes

Come learn creative writing with author Umi Sinha in a fun and supportive environment to nurture your talent. Try out Umi’s tried and tested writing exercises and take away new writing. Open to beginners and more experienced writers.

Saturday 22 April 2017, 10-4pm 

MK Gallery
900 Midsummer Blvd, M19 3QD
Milton Keynes

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£30 including lunch and refreshments (vegan, vegetarian, gluten free & other diets can be catered for)

You can pay for the workshop in a variety of ways:

  • Through online ticketing system Billeto 
  • Online bank transfer (Writing Our Legacy, account 32716410 sort code 40-14-03)
  • Cheque, made payable to Writing Our Legacy and sent to c/o Black History, Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton BN13XG

Please drop us an email to let us know that you have made a payment and to supply us with your postal address – amy@writingourlegacy.org.uk.

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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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Writers’ Bursary Fund 2017

Writers’ Bursary Fund 2017

We are pleased to offer a limited number of bursaries to anyone wishing to go on one of our creative writing course who is:

  • on low-income or unemployed
  • needs help with childcare costs
  • has any access needs (eg translation, mobility, carer)

We are also offering to ALL workshop participants a free 15-minute one-to-one mentor spot from either Umi Sinha or Colin Grant. These slots are limited in number. You will get expert feedback on a few pages of writing.

You could get package of support valued up to £100 – offered first come, first serve, by a simple application, promise!

APPLY TODAY

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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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