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

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 →

There’s No Place Like Home – free creative writing workshop with Umi Sinha

Umi Sinha with former student and author David Nwokedi. Photo: Jodi Stelzer
Umi Sinha with former student and author David Nwokedi. Photo: Jodi Stelzer

 

We are delighted to bring back the talented and inspiring storyteller, writer and creative writing teacher Umi Sinha to lead a series of free creative writing workshops in partnership with Brighton & Hove Library Service called There’s No Place Like Home.

The workshops will be held on Saturday 12 October at Jubilee Library, 12-1pm and 2-3pm in the library Conference Room and are based on the themes of Home and Displacement.
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We launch Black History Month with Inner Visions at Jubilee Library, 10 October 2013

Linos Wengara. Photo by Bip Mistry
Linos Wengara. Photo by Bip Mistry

October kicks off our fantastic programme of activity this autumn. We are delighted to bring you a special night of live music and readings from authors who have been inspired by the rich musical culture of Africa, Caribbean and beyond.

Inner Visions takes place on Thursday 10 October from 5pm to 7pm at Jubilee Library in Brighton. The night brings together master Mbira player Linos Wengara Magaya and esteemed  historian and author Colin Grant, along with special guest London-based poet Hannah Lowe,  whose first collection Chick was recently shortlisted for the Forward Best First Collection Prize. Continue reading →

Watch renowned Jacob Ross reading from his long-awaited first novel, Pynter Bender (4th Estate/Harper Collins). He was the only Caribbean nominee on the 2009 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize short list (Canada and Caribbean Best Book).

Jacob will be joining us for a talk and reading at Brighton’s legendary venue The Old Market on Friday 26 July and at Jubilee Library for a writers workshop on Saturday 27 July. Don’t miss this exclusive chance to hear and learn from one of our most legendary Caribbean authors. Get bargain tickets for Jacob Ross’s talk at The Old Market here!

Pynter Bender summary:

Set in and around the cane fields of Grenada in the Carribean ‘Pynter Bender’ is about the conflict between the world of men and women, men who walk away from their families and from the cane fields and their women who forbear. It brilliantly describes the birth of a modern West Indian island and the shaping of its people as they struggle to shuck off the systems that have essentially kept them in slavery for centuries.

Read a review here: www.jacobrossonline.com/The_Books/Pynter­_Bender/Pynter_Reviews/pynter_reviews.ht­ml

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Jacob Ross headlines special finale event at The Old Market, Brighton on 26 July 2013

Jacob_headshot_400_266We are delighted to announce that Grenadian-born Jacob Ross will be our special author at our finale event on Friday 26 July 2013 at the Old Market. The event marks the end of our 2013/14 programme and we plan to go out in a bang, with readings, discussions, music and Caribbean food on the night, as well as special rum cocktails for sale at the bar. Continue reading →