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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Kent poet Patience Agbabi performing at Hastings Museum

The incredible Patience Agbabi reads from her remake of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, soon to be published and tentatively called Canterbury Remix as well as from Bloodshot Monochrome (Canongate).  You can grab a copy from Amazon or other fine booksellers.

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Bloodshot Monochrome is a glorious poetic take on all things black, white and read. Reinventing the sonnet, Patience Agbabi shines her euphoric, musical lines on everything from growing up to growing old, from Northern Soul to contract killers, from the retro to the brand new. Whether resurrecting the dead in ‘Problem Pages’, playing out noir dramas in ‘Vicious Circle’, or capturing moments of her own life in perfect snapshot, Agbabi’s verse is sublimely lyrical and spiked with gleeful humour.

INSPIRE Friday 5 October – Patience Agbabi, Rounke Coker – Hastings Museum 7.30pm

INSPIRE Friday 5 October – Patience Agbabi, Rounke Coker – Hastings Museum 7.30pm

Our season kicks off on Friday 5 October with the country’s hottest poet Patience Agbabi from Canterbury reading alongside Nigerian storyteller Rounke Coker at Hastings Museum. Both explore their histories in a unique way, one influenced by Nigeria, the other by Chaucer and the love of the English language.

Presented in partnership with AfriKaBa. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Advance tickets £5 – to book, phone Hastings Museum. Phone:01424 451052 or from http://writingourlegacy2012.eventbrite.co.uk

Patience Agbabi is a poet, performer and workshop facilitator. She was born in London in 1965 to Nigerian parents and spent her teenage years living in North Wales. She was educated at Oxford University and has appeared at numerous diverse venues in the UK and abroad over the last 12 years. She currently lives in Gravesend, Kent and is working on a modern remake of the Canterbury Tales, Canterbury Remix.

R.A.W., her groundbreaking debut collection of poetry, was published in 1995, and won the 1997 Excelle Literary Award. Her poetry has been published in numerous journals and anthologies, including Bittersweet: Contemporary Black Women’s Poetry and IC3: The Penguin Book of New Black Writing in Britain. In 2004 she was named as one of the Poetry Society’s ‘Next Generation’ poets.

Bloodshot Monochrome is a glorious poetic take on all things black, white and read. Reinventing the sonnet, Patience Agbabi shines her euphoric, musical lines on everything from growing up to growing old, from Northern Soul to contract killers, from the retro to the brand new. Agbabi’s verse is sublimely lyrical and spiked with gleeful humour.

Patience Agbabi has read at key literature festivals such as Edinburgh Book Festival and Ledbury Poetry Festival; and music festivals including Glastonbury Festival and Soho Jazz Festival. She has also worked extensively for The British Council, delivering her work in a range of venues from university lecture theatres to a metro station, in countries including Namibia, 1999, the Czech Republic, 2000, Zimbabwe and Germany, 2001, and Switzerland, 2002.