Kei Miller at African-Atlantic Futures
Aug
31
5:30 PM17:30

Kei Miller at African-Atlantic Futures

'Memory and Performance in African-Atlantic Futures' is a three-day international conference at the University of Leeds that seeks to consider the extent to which the current historical conjuncture reveals new questions on the subject of memory in the historical, social and temporal contexts of imperialism and slavery.

At the wine reception on Friday evening, there will be a reading by the celebrated novelist, poet and essayist Kei Miller followed by a conversation with Professor John McLeod.

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Patience Agbabi at Kendal Poetry Festival
Sep
8
2:00 PM14:00

Patience Agbabi at Kendal Poetry Festival

Patience Agbabi is one of those rare poets who effortlessly crosses the boundaries between page and stage. Her latest book Telling Tales (Canongate 2014) is a retelling of Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales for the 21st Century.

On Saturday, Patience, alongside Sasha Dugdale and Dove Cottage Young Poets Florence Jones, Solomon Russell-Cohen and Heather Hughes, will be performing her celebrated poetry at the Main Reading at 2.00PM.

Image: Lyndon Douglas

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London Is The Place For Me
Sep
15
to Sep 16

London Is The Place For Me

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A weekend festival of Caribbean literature and liming.

At this biennial two-dayer, writers, artists and raconteurs from the Caribbean and its diaspora, and guest speakers, probe the narratives of Caribbean artistic expression and identity in a convivial and wide-ranging festival.  

In a year that marks two 70th anniversaries, the docking of the Empire Windrush and the formation of the NHS, we explore the extent and the symbolism of Caribbean migration and endeavour in England whilst also marking the significant presences and contributions long before 1948. The festival also has a focus on the narratives, experiences and hidden histories of the many ethnicities that form a part of the Caribbean’s history and its contemporary diaspora – including African, Chinese, Amerindian, South Asian, European and more.

Featuring contributions from writers, artists and speakers including Linton Kwesi JohnsonKerry YoungJohn AgardShivanee RamlochanJacob Ross, Kei MillerAnita SethiHannah LoweKevin Le Gendre, Celeste Ramos, Kristy Warren, Gemma Romain, Michael Brome and new poetry and prose by Jean 'Binta' Breeze (Love Poems To The NHS) performed by poet friends, and our first festival Calypsonian in Residence Tobago Crusoe who performs work in response to the festival and a medley of songs in tribute to Kitch (Lord Kitchener).

Curated by Melanie Abrahams. Produced by Renaissance One in partnership with the British Library. St James Mas photo by Maria Nunes Photography.

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London is the Place For Me: Weekend Pass
Sep
15
to Sep 16

London is the Place For Me: Weekend Pass

A weekend festival of Caribbean literature and liming

At this biennial two-dayer, writers, artists and raconteurs from the Caribbean and its diaspora, and guest speakers, probe the narratives of Caribbean artistic expression and identity in a convivial and wide-ranging festival.  

A weekend pass gets you into the full festival day events on Saturday and Sunday, except for the evening events with Linton Kwesi Johnson and Tilt with John Agard presents London Liming, which are ticketed separately.

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London is the Place For Me: Saturday Pass
Sep
15
12:00 PM12:00

London is the Place For Me: Saturday Pass

Entry to the first day of the weekend festival of Caribbean literature and liming

At this biennial two-dayer, writers, artists and raconteurs from the Caribbean and its diaspora, and guest speakers, probe the narratives of Caribbean artistic expression and identity in a convivial and wide-ranging festival.  

This ticket gets you into all Saturday events, except for the evening with Linton Kwesi Johnson, which is ticketed separately.

12 noon – 13.30
We Need to Talk About Windrush: Panel Discussion

Anita Sethi, Anna Walker, Stephen Bourne and Gemma Romain explore the impact and the mythologies of the Empire Windrush’s arrival at Tilbury and its legacy as a key moment in migration history, alongside other moments of Caribbean arrival and presence in England that occurred before 1948.

14.00 – 15.15
Kerry Young on ‘Not Just the Shopkeepers’: The Chinese in Jamaica

Novelist and short story writer Kerry Young gives a short historical perspective about the Chinese in Jamaica including her own family history, the Chinese influence in her trilogy of novels PaoGloria and Show Me a Mountain and the many and different ways that Chinese Jamaicans have been part of Jamaica’s history and story. The event includes a talk, readings, and a Q and A with the audience. 

15.30 – 16.30
Shivanee Ramlochan on Poetry: Everyone Knows I Am A Haunting

Poet, arts reporter and blogger Shivanee Ramlochan reads from and talks about her new Forward Prize shortlisted poetry collection.

17.00 – 18.00
Tobago Crusoe on Kitch

The festival’s Calypsonian-in-Residence Tobago Crusoe explores the life and performs the songs of Lord Kitchener in addition to new and improvised work created for and during the festival.

Festival curated by Melanie Abrahams. Produced by Renaissance One as part of The Independence Project.

Image: Maria Nunes Photography

 

 

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Linton Kwesi Johnson on Michael Smith
Sep
15
7:00 PM19:00

Linton Kwesi Johnson on Michael Smith

The life and work of the Jamaican dub poet

Linton Kwesi Johnson talks about the life and work of Jamaican dub poet Michael Smith also known as Mikey Smith (14 September 1954 – 17 August 1983), whose life was cut short by a stone thrown at his head at a political rally. As well as writing, recording and touring as a music artist, Smith worked as a social worker representing prisoners in Gun Court and was known for his commentary on the 'isms and schisms of ‘politricks’ in Jamaica. The talk by Johnson is followed by an in-conversation and a Q & A with the audience.

Part of London is the Place For Me

Festival curated by Melanie Abrahams. Produced by Renaissance One as part of The Independence Project.

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London is the Place For Me: Sunday Pass
Sep
16
12:00 PM12:00

London is the Place For Me: Sunday Pass

Entry to the second day of the weekend festival of Caribbean literature and liming

At this biennial two-dayer, writers, artists and raconteurs from the Caribbean and its diaspora, and guest speakers, probe the narratives of Caribbean artistic expression and identity in a convivial and wide-ranging festival.  

This ticket gets you into all Sunday events, except for the evening with Tilt with John Agard presents London Liming, which is ticketed separately.

12 noon – 13.00
The NHS and Me

Inspired by a series of Love Poems to The NHS created by Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze, this event marks the 70th anniversary of one of England’s best loved institutions and the contributions and endeavours of Caribbean nurses, doctors and workers, through words and poetry by Breeze, Val Bloom, Michael Brome and guests, and music by Tobago Crusoe.

13.30 – 15.00
Kei Miller on Essays: Mr Brown, Mrs White, Miss Black
Poet, novelist and broadcaster Kei Miller takes a more complicated look at race in Jamaica and the Caribbean.

and

Jacob Ross on Caribbean Noir
Novelist and short story writer Jacob Ross reads from his book The Bone Readers, the first of his Camaho Quartet and talks about crime writing as a way to retell history and to engage with the contemporary politics and culture of the Caribbean.

15.30 – 16.30
All Ah We Is One and Out of Many One People
In this event, we explore known and hidden histories within the Caribbean and its diaspora including the experiences and accounts of indentured workers, Amerindians and other races, ethnicities and groups, and what it means to be pan-Caribbean. With Kristy Warren (Chair), Hannah Lowe, John Agard and Anita Sethi.

15.30 – 16.30
Don’t Stop The Carnival
Talk and Live Music by Kevin Le Gendre and Guest Musicians

This event based on the new book by journalist, writer and broadcaster Kevin Le Gendre presents the story of Black music in Britain and the people who made it.  Covering Black British Music from Tudor times to the 1960’s within a story framed by slavery, empire, colonialism and the flow of music around the Black Atlantic.  Covering the emergence of jazz, calypso, ska, reggae and rocksteady, soul and everything in between, it is a story of those who changed the face of British music in ways that impact and resonate today.

Festival curated by Melanie Abrahams. Produced by Renaissance One as part of The Independence Project.

Image: Maria Nunes Photography

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Tilt with John Agard presents London Liming
Sep
16
7:00 PM19:00

Tilt with John Agard presents London Liming

Where spoken word and music meets carnival

Featuring John Agard, Shivanee Ramlochan, Jacob Ross, Kei Miller, Hannah Lowe, Val Bloom, Kevin Le Gendre, Anita Sethi, Michael Brome, Tobago Crusoe, Celeste Ramos and guests.

Liming is a tradition of ‘hanging out’, pleasure-seeking and sensory experiences through social interaction and communication.  Originating in Trinidad it is present throughout the Caribbean and beyond. At this special end-of-festival lime, John Agard, famed poet, playwright and Patron of Tilt performs poetry alongside guest poets, novelists, musicians and our house DJ who captures the spirit of the Caribbean through a mix of reggae, soca and dance tunes. 

Join in, unwind, and go with the flow!

Part of London is the Place For Me

Festival curated by Melanie Abrahams. Produced by Renaissance One as part of The Independence Project.

Image: Maria Nunes Photography

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Patience Agbabi Contemporary Women's Writing Festival
Sep
22
7:30 PM19:30

Patience Agbabi Contemporary Women's Writing Festival

The Brontë Society’s 2018 writer in residence, Patience Agbabi, will be reading from the work she has created during her residency at the museum. Patience Agbabi is one of Britain’s most prominent spoken word poets and her electric performances mean that this will be a very special evening not to be missed!

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Inspire Poetry Festival 2018: Renaissance One presents 'God Save the Teen'
Sep
27
7:30 PM19:30

Inspire Poetry Festival 2018: Renaissance One presents 'God Save the Teen'

A troubled teenage son and his distant single father fight their way through a bitterly indifferent relationship in a funny and moving coming of age show about growing up and sometimes getting it wrong. Poet and former youth worker Andrew Graves relates a drama of gob-smackingly embarrassing and awkward first dates, imagined rock-n-roll supermarkets, divorce, disillusion and working-class rebellion. Expect disappearing goths, sadistic PE teachers and a search for the truth and somewhere to belong.

Whether a teenager or not, everyone will be able to relate to this honest and nostalgic prayer to that joyously painful, pimple-faced period in our lives where everything and nothing seems possible; where you can be earnest, sensitive, beautiful and ridiculous all at the same time.

Supported by funding from Arts Council England.

£8 / £6

Booking advised

Under 18s to be accompanied by an adult

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Inspire Poetry Festival 2018: Kei Miller at Southwell Library
Sep
28
7:30 PM19:30

Inspire Poetry Festival 2018: Kei Miller at Southwell Library

Kei Miller is a poet, novelist, essayist, short story writer and broadcaster. His poetry collection The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion (Carcanet, 2014) won the Forward Prize Best Poetry Collection. In 2010, the Institute of Jamaica awarded him the Silver Musgrave medal for his contributions to Literature. He has a PhD in English Literature from the University of Glasgow and is currently a Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Exeter.

£10 / £8

Under 18s to be accompanied by an adult

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Writing Your Fire:  A Crash Course in Poetry Ferocity with Shivanee Ramlochan
Oct
1
6:00 PM18:00

Writing Your Fire: A Crash Course in Poetry Ferocity with Shivanee Ramlochan

Shivanee Ramlochan is a Trinidadian poet, arts reporter, blogger and part of the team that organises the annual Bocas Lit Fest. Her debut poetry collection ‘Everyone Knows I Am a Haunting’ is shortlisted for The Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection. In this special one-off workshop, you will develop your writing style through reading, discussion and feedback based on your own work.

The workshop is suitable for poets of all levels. The only crucial requirement is that participants bring 2 poems with them that they are keen to develop during the workshop.

Image: Marlon James

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Renaissance One presents 'The NHS and Me'
Oct
6
7:30 PM19:30

Renaissance One presents 'The NHS and Me'

In a year that celebrates the 70th birthday of one of Britain’s best-loved institutions and which also marks Windrush, this event highlights the hidden stories of Caribbean nurses and staff who have contributed such a great amount to the NHS landscape of succour and care. 

This anniversary will be celebrated through poems, music, visual art and speeches by international and local artists, including the much-loved Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze MBE who can't be with us in person but sends her love and brand new poems to be read out by Doña Croll as well as  Michael Brome, Shivanee Ramlochan and calypsonian Tobago Crusoe.

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Shivanee Ramlochan at Five Leaves Bookshop
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Shivanee Ramlochan at Five Leaves Bookshop

Shivanee Ramlochan is a Trinidadian poet, arts reporter and book blogger. She is the Book Reviews Editor for Caribbean Beat Magazine and the deputy editor of The Caribbean Review of Books. Her first book of poems, ‘Everyone Knows I Am a Haunting’, is published by Peepal Tree Press and is shortlisted for the Forward Prize for first full collection.

Join us at Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham’s independent bookshop, to hear her read her work.

Admission: £5 (£4 concessions) including refreshments. Booking essential via events@fiveleaves.co.uk

Image: Marlon James

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Stormy Weather
Aug
6
to Aug 7

Stormy Weather

Two days of making, creating and performing words and music

Are you keen to write and make poems, stories, lyrics and songs?   Do you love words and music?

This two-day event offers workshops on writing, performance and using your voice for speaking and performance.  Starting from a theme of ‘stormy weather’ you will have the opportunity to make, create, perform and present new work at a public showcase at Leeds Library on 7 August. 

You will meet professional artists and gain an experience of what it is like to make a living as a poet, musician or creative in the arts industry.  With poet, musician and education facilitator Sai Murray and musician and calypsonian Tobago Crusoe (Paddington, Paddington 2).

Venues: Bronte Parsonage and Museum (6 August) and Leeds Library (7 August)

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Emily Speaks: Bidisha, Hannah Lowe, Melanie Abrahams
Jul
30
2:00 PM14:00

Emily Speaks: Bidisha, Hannah Lowe, Melanie Abrahams

Join us on Emily’s birthday to hear personal responses to Emily Brontë’s life, poetry and prose. Bidisha, Hannah Lowe and Melanie Abrahams, whose work encompasses journalism, oration, poetry, and the spoken word, explore Emily’s independence and self-determination in relationship to the racial, cultural and social histories of the Haworth environment and the wider world she inhabited.  

Emily’s milieu and her independence and self-determination in relationship to the broader racial, cultural and social histories surrounding the setting of Haworth.

 

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This, That, and 'The Other'
Jul
28
7:30 PM19:30

This, That, and 'The Other'

This Bronte Parsonage #Emily200 festival headline event features a stunning array of poets, musicians and wordsmiths, all offering their personal response to the themes of ‘other’ and otherness; themes central to Wuthering Heights and pertinent to Emily Bronte. Join us to experience the thrill of performance, perfectly pitched speech, rousing wordplay and the art of Trinidad-style liming. With Patience Agbabi, John Siddique, Jay Bernard, Will Harris, Tobago Crusoe and Melanie Abrahams.

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WORD! In the Garden featuring Mark Gwynne Jones, Lydia Towsey, Project Lalu, Renaissance One
Jul
26
7:45 PM19:45

WORD! In the Garden featuring Mark Gwynne Jones, Lydia Towsey, Project Lalu, Renaissance One

Mark Gwynne Jones headlines WORD! the longest spoken word poetry night in the Midlands as part of an evening also showcasing Green Room writers in residence (aka the mighty Showcase Collective) host and event co-founder Lydia Towsey, special guests Project Lalu and Renaissance One and open mic artists and poets.   


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Poems for the NHS at WORD! In The Garden
Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

Poems for the NHS at WORD! In The Garden

The NHS is a part of our lives.

Through a mixture of poems and talks by international and local artists, including the much-loved Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze MBE who can't be with us in person but as a way of being there in spirit sends her love and brand new poems to be read out by friends, Lydia Towsey, Melanie Abrahams, Michael Brome, calypsonian Tobago Crusoe (Paddington) and guests, we celebrate one of Britain’s best loved institutions on its 70th birthday. From appointments and waiting rooms, to operations, births and deaths, we explore what the NHS has brought to Britons. We also mark the Caribbean Story within the NHS, which in a year that also marks Windrush, is an opportunity to bring to the fore the everyday and hidden stories of Caribbean nurses and staff who contributed much to the NHS landscape of succour and care.

Admission Free, all welcome.

Read the full WORD! In the Garden programme here

 

 

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Kei Miller at Lyrical Mehfil, Bradford Literature Festival
Jun
30
7:30 PM19:30

Kei Miller at Lyrical Mehfil, Bradford Literature Festival

This year's Lyrical Mehfil promises to be the most eclectic and captivating yet, bringing together a group of wonderfully diverse, internationally respected poets for a feast of verse-making and wordplay. Host Jo Brandon is joined by poets Don Paterson, Mumtaz Ali, Vahni Capildeo, Amir Darwash, Kate Fox, and Kei Miller for a marvellous, unmissable evening of poetry.

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Leeds Library Salon: On Freedom
Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

Leeds Library Salon: On Freedom

Leeds Library Salon: a new quarterly event of talks, live art and performances, mini-lectures, and conviviality.  Presented by Leeds Library. Curated and co-produced by Renaissance One,

Kei Miller, Naomi Sumner Chan, Sai Murray, The David Oluwale Memorial Association (DOMA), Melanie Abrahams

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A Walk of Curiosity & Temptations, Brontë Parsonage Museum
Jun
23
2:00 PM14:00

A Walk of Curiosity & Temptations, Brontë Parsonage Museum

Join Guest Curator Melanie Abrahams and guest speakers and artists John Agard, Sarala Estruch and Joe Williams on  a walk of Brontë pathways and moorlands, and listen to unfolding narratives, alternative stories and flights of fancy along both well-trodden paths, and lesser known routes. This is a ‘walk of life’, inviting contemplation, reflection, and philosophical musings. Who knows which path you might take? Suitable for those who like walks with swing; for the curious of mind and spirit. The walk will be approx. 1 hour and will be followed by chat, commentary and performances in The Branwell Suite, Old White Lion, Haworth.

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Kei Miller at Windrush 70 Poetic Tribute, Nottingham
Jun
22
6:30 PM18:30

Kei Miller at Windrush 70 Poetic Tribute, Nottingham

A poetic celebration to mark 70 years of the Windrush generation.

Featuring one of the Caribbean‘s finest writers, Kei Miller, winner of The Forward Prize 2014 (Best Poetry Collection). Named one of the Next Generation Poets in 2014 and winner of the overall OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature in 2017 for novel Augustown. Kei will be supported by Nottingham‘s Young Poet Laureate, Georgina Wilding, Panya Banjoko, Saraa Rain, Ioney Smallhorne and Fonzse.

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Mark Gwynne Jones and John Hegley: ‘The Books of Mark and John’
Jun
9
7:00 PM19:00

Mark Gwynne Jones and John Hegley: ‘The Books of Mark and John’

Mark Gwynne Jones and John Hegley share words from their published works and from less celebrated sources from much younger years… diaries, letters, Daily News books. Devised more with adults in mind but acceptable to some intelligent nine year olds (and eight year olds wearing spectacles). 

Doors & Bar: 7pm, Show: 7.45 til 10pm. Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions)

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Leone Ross at Jhalak Prize Panel, Derby Book Festival
Jun
9
4:30 PM16:30

Leone Ross at Jhalak Prize Panel, Derby Book Festival

Awarded annually, the Jhalak prize was set up in 2016 to find the best writers of colour in the UK. 2018’s line-up is astonishing in its scope. We’re delighted to be joined by three of their finest long-and short-listed authors: Meena Kandasamy, Xiaolu Guo and Leone Ross, who will be itereviewed by Catherine Johnson, Jhalak Prize judge, to discuss their extraordinary pieces of work and the importance of the prize in today’s writing landscape. 

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Penny Pepper at Derby Book Festival
Jun
3
12:30 PM12:30

Penny Pepper at Derby Book Festival

A genre-defying and versatile writer, Penny Pepper’s work is a mixture of the quirky and the lewd, with a focus on examination of difference and identity. Her memoir First in The World Somewhere charts her early years in London as a young, passionate punky poet, singer and disability activist.

Penny regularly appears on Newsnight, Sky News, and the BBC as well as writing for columns for The Guardian. 

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Leone Ross at Confessions at the Tower: Condemnation
May
24
7:00 PM19:00

Leone Ross at Confessions at the Tower: Condemnation

Hear from live storytellers as they confess their innermost sins at the Tower of London.

Condemnation is inspired by the story of Anne Boleyn's trial at the Tower of London. The poets will explore how she was condemned to death by the word of men in her life.

This is a 90 minute performance by award-winning poets, beatboxers, essayists and storytellers.

Please note that due to the historic nature of the building there is no disabled access to the venue.

This event is hosted by our Poet in Residence, Inua Ellams

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Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre presents Kei Miller
May
22
12:00 AM00:00

Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre presents Kei Miller

Kei Miller is a poet, novelist, essayist, short story writer, broadcaster and blogger. His many books include the novel Augustown (2016) and poetry collection The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion, which won the Forward Prize (Best Poetry Collection of 2014).

Kei's work challenges the way we think about and perceive the world and its history through vibrant, compelling language and imagery. Come and hear one of the country's most sought-after readers in an event organized by Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre for Think Human Festival.

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Patience Agbabi: This, That and 'The Other', Brontë Parsonage
May
21
2:30 PM14:30

Patience Agbabi: This, That and 'The Other', Brontë Parsonage

Poet and performer Patience Agbabi will present new work created during her time as 2018 Writer in Residence at the Brontë Parsonage Museum this September.  On 28 July she will be joined by other wordsmiths and musicians to respond to themes of the outsider and identity raised in Emily’s writing through readings and performance poetry.

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Patience Agbabi: Brontë 200 - Emily Speaks, Brontë Parsonage
May
21
2:30 PM14:30

Patience Agbabi: Brontë 200 - Emily Speaks, Brontë Parsonage

Join us on Emily’s birthday to hear personal responses to Emily Brontë’s life, poetry and prose. Bidisha, Hannah Lowe and Melanie Abrahams, whose work spans journalism, poetry and oratory, and who share a common interest in social mobilisation through literature, explore Emily’s independence and self-determination in relation to the broader racial, cultural and social histories of the mid-nineteenth century.

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Reflections and Responses: The London Sugar & Slavery Gallery
May
19
9:30 AM09:30

Reflections and Responses: The London Sugar & Slavery Gallery

The Museum of London Docklands London, Sugar & Slavery Gallery

Just after 10 years from the opening of the London, Sugar & Slavery gallery Museum in Docklands, the Museum of London, community leaders and academics who formed the London, Sugar & Slavery Advisory Group invites audiences to join them in reflecting and gathering responses to the gallery.  Over one million people have visited the gallery over the last 10 years. With contributions from artists, museum practitioners, community leaders and groups, researchers and students the day will explore the significance of the gallery and the ways that the histories of black people are explored in national museums and how these museums engage with people of African Caribbean descent nowadays.  With performances, speech and poetry from event supporters Renaissance One and guest artists including Kei Miller, Michael Brome, Jay Bernard (via a video poem), Tobago Crusoe and Melanie Abrahams.

To register your interest in attending, or for further information please contact Melissa Bennett at mbennett@museumoflondon.org.uk.  Admission free via booking; lunch and refreshments will be provided


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Refugee Tales: Patience Agbabi
May
8
7:30 PM19:30

Refugee Tales: Patience Agbabi

Refugee Tales is a literary and cultural project that campaigns for an end to the indefinite detention of migrants.  It promotes solidarity with refugees and detainees through story-telling, lobbying and communal walking.

To be introduced by the co-organiser David Herd (poet, critic and teacher and head of the School of English at Kent University) and featuring readings by celebrated author Patience Agbabi.

Refugee Tales at Christ’s Hospital is a free event to raise awareness and funds for the Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group.

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Patience Agbabi at the Bronte Parsonage
Apr
28
7:30 PM19:30

Patience Agbabi at the Bronte Parsonage

The Bronte Parsonage's new writer in residence for 2018 is Patience Agbabi. Patience will read from and perform her work at this launch event which will set the scene for what she plans to explore in 2018.

Tickets £8/£6 concessions, (£2 for 16-25 year olds)

Get your tickets here: https://www.bronte.org.uk/whats-on/518/patience-agbabi/534

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NGC Bocas Literature Festival
Apr
25
to Apr 29

NGC Bocas Literature Festival

  • The Old Fire Station building, National Library (map)
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Kei Miller judges at NGC Bocas Literature Festival 2018. The festival celebrates books, writting and writers in Trinidad and Tobago and has been named as one of the world's best literary festivals. They also offer major regional writting prizes which provide support for Caribbean writers.

The festival is a lively celebration of books, writers, writing, and ideas, with a Caribbean focus and international scope. It aims to bring together writers and readers from Trinidad and Tobago.

All readings, panels, and performances are free and open to the public.

For more information follow the link: https://bit.ly/2IeJ9UI

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Patience Agbabi at Storytelling for Refuge/ Storytelling as Refuge
Apr
9
to Apr 10

Patience Agbabi at Storytelling for Refuge/ Storytelling as Refuge

Patience Agbabi is the keynote speaker at this year's George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling's Annual Symposium. The symposium will aim to explore an important cross section of themes: storytelling as a means of creating awareness of refugee and migrant issues, as well as its ability to provide moments of refuge in the midst of chaotic events.

The symposium will aim to showcase a range of exciting projects across a wide spectrum of storytelling activity which focuses on the refuge. 

Book tickets here: https://bit.ly/2urhoX6

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Patience Agbabi, Peace & Poetry - Coventry Cathedral
Mar
17
11:00 AM11:00

Patience Agbabi, Peace & Poetry - Coventry Cathedral

An exciting programme of live performances from critically acclaimed poets including Patience Agbabi.

Patience is the author of four collections, R.A.W, Transformatrix, Bloodshot Monochrome, and her latest, Telling Tales (2014). Her poems have appeared on radio and TV around the world.  She has toured with the British Council and independently. 

*All Peace and Poetry activity is included in the price of general admission to the New Cathedral.

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Kei Miller at Cultural Exchanges Festival (De Montfort University)
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Kei Miller at Cultural Exchanges Festival (De Montfort University)

An evening of poetry and words by award-winning author Kei Miller who navigates between poetry, novels, essays, short stories and blog forms.  He was named one of the Next Generation Poets in 2014.  Miller's many books include the novel Augustown which won the NGC Bocas Prize for Literature in 2016 and the poetry collection The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion which won the Forward Prize in 2014. 

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Unify and Progress: Digital Marketing and Social Media
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

Unify and Progress: Digital Marketing and Social Media

  • Theatre Royal Stratford East (Hedley Room) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

his session offers an introduction to time saving marketing and social media tips for emerging and mid-career artists.  It will go over the key sections of an effective communications plan and look at the ways you can build strong messages and perceptions. From leveraging the power of Instagram to making use of some key resources to build your profile, the session will help you to gain an understanding of ways that you can build and grow an audience.  As well as covering the hot spots and recent trends, you’ll have opportunity to ask questions and come away with some practical tips to use beyond the session.

The space is fully accessible.  The session will have BSL interpreters. Sessions have been developed for mentoring programme Unify and Progress (UP) which is funded by Arts Council England. UP has been created by Penny Pepper, supported by Kate Lovell & Theatre Royal Stratford East, producer Renaissance One, PR by Laura Horton.

Book at this link Twitter #UPwriters

Disabled and Black and Minority Ethnic applicants are encouraged to apply as they are underrepresented within the literature and arts sectors. 

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Unify and Progress: Disability Equality session
Jan
17
3:00 PM15:00

Unify and Progress: Disability Equality session

Wednesday 17 January: 3pm to 5pm and 6pm to 8pm

These sessions are a brief introduction to Disability Equality and are designed to be of real practical use.  They are for everyone wanting to know more about ways of removing obstacles for disabled and Deaf people and for disabled and Deaf people who are unclear about how to talk about their requirements and the way they work.

We’ll look at the Social Model of Disability, the legal framework (briefly) and aspects of language and terminology.   You’ll have opportunity to ask questions and discuss issues that are important to you as well as be able to come away with practical strategies.  Each session's content is the same - we are offering two to encourage wider participation - so choose your preferred start time, 3pm or 6pm, when booking.  Please note that a BSL interpreter will be present for the session running 6pm to 8pm.

The space is fully accessible.  The sessions have been developed as part of mentoring programme, Unify and Progress (UP). Unify and Progress (UP) has been funded by Arts Council England. UP has been created by Penny Pepper, supported by Kate Lovell & Theatre Royal Stratford East, producer Renaissance One, PR Laura Horton.

Tickets are free, book here   Twitter #UPwriters

Disabled and Black and Minority Ethnic applicants are encouraged to apply as they are underrepresented within the literature and arts sectors.  Each session is the same to encourage wide participation, so choose your preferred time when booking.

 

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