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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Dead Late 2013

Dead Late 2013

Dead Late 2013

Presented by Latin Voices Live! and Brighton Museum

Check out this awesome video of our evening event Dead Late as part of last year’s Latin Voices Live! The evening was produced by Transition Film.

Watch the film:

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Dead Late took place on Thursday 7 November 2013 at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery as part of the Museum’s Late series, which aims to encourage a wider range of audiences coming into the museum after dark.

We had cocktails, face paint, DJ, costume, craft, performance, music, calaveras writing, and a special graveyard with skeletons and dancers. It was a fantastic night of fun and we can’t wait to do it again!

Supported by National Lottery funding through Arts Council England, Brighton & Hove City Council and Royal Pavilion & Brighton Museums, Brighton & Hove.

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Latin Voices Live! Family Day Film

Latin Voices Live! Family Day Film

Latin Voices Live! 2013 Film

We are delighted to get a short film of our Latin Voices Live! family day, which took place recently on Saturday 9 November. The event was bigger than ever, spanning across Brighton Dome, Brighton Museum and Jubilee Library, from 11am until 5pm.

The film captures a bit of everything from the day including:

  • Marta Scott Dance Company
  • Arts and crafts workshop with Linda White from Viva Mexico!
  • Cuban band Son Guarachando
  • James Burt reading Borges at Borges-a-thon
  • And lastly Chilean writer Luis Munoz reading from his memoir Being Luis and talking about his life as a torture victim and survivor.

The majority of the film focuses on the reading and talk from Luis, including a reading from the book when he and his younger brother were looked after when abandoned by their father by a criminal called Satan, who ruled the grocers markets, and later when Luis ran into his father on the eve of the military coup. An emotional reading and discussion is captured on this edit, in which audience members relate and probe the person Luis was and who he is now.

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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

Try out spoken word performance with Roy Hutchins

PHD performance at Writing Our Legacy showcase, 2010. Photograph: Paul Jackson

New and experienced writers will have their chance to try out spoken word performance with the Roy Hutchins, from partner Brainfruit

Draw out that inner live lit performer in an afternoon workshop at Brighton Museum.

This workshop promises to be fun, collaborative, inspiring, engaging and accessible.

Roy will take you through a practical step-by-step approach to performing before a live audience, and will help you develop a method for gaining confidence and skills to read your work.

Saturday 13 October, 1.30-4pm. Workshop £5/3. Advance booking from http://writingourlegacy2012.eventbrite.co.uk

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