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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Photos from Writing Our Legacy literary showcase

Our first literary event for this year took place on Friday 7 October at Unitarian Church in Brighton. A wonderful evening with amazing writers: Olusha – Femi Hughes, Stephanie Lam, Neela Masani, David Nwokedi, and Fawzia Kane. The photographs were taken by Paul Jackson, photographer and lead on Legacy Film Festival.

Thanks to all who came down to make it a special and enlightening event. Catch our next event on Friday 14 October at Sticky Mikes, Middle Street, Brighton – Countdown Social Club takes over the bar as part of Unity Community Dance – advanced tickets can be bought here.

Fawzia Kane reading at Writing Our Legacy literary showcase, 7 October 2011
Neela Masani, Stephanie Lam and David Nwokedi at Writing Our Legacy literary showcase, 7 October 2011
Olusha-Femi Hughes and David Nwokedi having a laugh, Writing Our Legacy literary showcase, 7 October 2011
Q&A at Writing Our Legacy literary showcase, 7 October 2011

Welcome

This is the site for Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) literary community group Writing Our Legacy. We run events across Sussex that showcase emerging and established Black* writers and provide professional development and networking opportunities. Our site aims to keep you informed about our literature and spoken word programme, which is open to people of all backgrounds and ethnicities.

*Writing Our Legacy employs Mosaic’s definition of Black to be ‘Black people’ and ‘mixed-parentage people’ including all those people whose ancestral origins are African, Asian, Caribbean, Chinese, Middle Eastern, North African, Romany, the indigenous peoples of the South Pacific islands, the American continents, Australia and New Zealand.


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