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Thursday 02 November 2017

Being Human Festival: As Waves Of One Sea Will Inspire & Enrich Our Everyday Lives In Brighton

Experience the whisper of stories, speaking of the Black Atlantic, singing of jazz and Harlem and the African American literary renaissance in As Waves of One Sea. 

The programme is a series of events, discussions, screenings and performances taking place at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts later this month, drawing on materials and ideas from deep in the archives of the University of Sussex, and as part of the nation-wide Being Human Festival.

Treasures from the Rosey Pool Library:

How much can you tell about a person by looking at their bookshelves? Introducing non-specialists, via a series of show and tell talks to the University of Sussex"s Rosey Pool collection, Treasures from the Rosey Pool Library (21 November, 12.30pm) explores Dutch academic and Holocaust survivor Rosey Pool's exceptional life and her relationships with prominent black writers including Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes, crime writer Chester Himes, and poet and playwright Owen Dodson. 

They Taught Me Laughing to Keep from Crying:

Meanwhile, another event -  part traditional talk, part experimental performance - sees Dr Joanna Pawlik, Dr Doug Haynes, Dr Diarmuid Hester, Jamal Johnson and celebrated performance artist Harold Offeh gather to present They Taught Me Laughing to Keep from Crying (November 20, 8pm). The event will bring together the University of Sussex"s rich archival holdings in African American culture in unique and inspiring ways.
Isaac Julien's Looking for Langston:

As Waves of One Sea closes with a screening of Turner Prize-nominated artist Isaac Julien's seminal film Looking for Langston (21 November, 8pm), introduced by the director, and with a Q&A afterwards. A powerful, personal meditation on the life and loves of African American poet Langston Hughes, the screening will be introduced by Langston Hughes expert Shima Jalala Kamali and Eyes Wide Open"s Jacob Engelberg.
As Waves of One Sea at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts - November 20 - 21, 2017. Visit for more info.

by: Mike Cobley


Roger Daltrey is set to release new solo album, As Long As I Have You, which features Pete Townshend's inimitable guitar on seven tracks as well as guest performances from Mick Talbot on keyboards (Dexys, The Style Council).

RadioReverb, Brighton's not for profit radio station, will be Broadcast Media Partner for Brighton Festival 2018, following last year's partnership.

As part of World Poetry Day, the world's first and only mobile poetic first aid service will be open to everyone at Jubilee Square, Brighton, on Wednesday 21st March 2018, 11am – 4pm. 

Snow Patrol will return later this spring with Wildness, their first album in seven years, which finds the band searching for clarity, connection, and meaning, while staying true to the melodic songwriting prowess that brought them to prominence. 

The sexual health and contraception (SHAC) team in Brighton will be using new visual aids to help overcome female patients' embarrassment and stigma about their bodies after receiving a donation from Brighton artist, Jamie McCartney.

“Sometimes you have to go to the edge of the world in order to come back again,” says Chris Difford on the rollercoaster ride his eventful life in the music business has provided.

Reef, the revitalised west-country quartet, have returned with Revelation, their first studio album since 2000's, Getaway.  

Carleen Anderson has been hailed by the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, as 'phenomenal and one of a kind' and now, for Brighton Fesival 20018, she's joining ranks with virtuoso pianist Nikki Yeoh, and Mercury Music Prize-winning rapper Speech Debelle.

The Damned by Steve Gullick 2018

It's 2018 and the results of The Damned's collaboration with another legend from pop's golden age – Tony Visconti, is about to be unleashed on an unsuspecting public

Described as “the missing link between David Bowie and The Sex Pistols” Doctors of Madness exploded onto the music scene in 1975 with their theatrical, William Burroughs-inspired Sci-fi nightmare, they were misunderstood by many, but those who knew understood the importance of the band's dangerous, uncompromising approach to lyrics, to music and to performance.

In 2015 The Handsome Family became famous for providing the theme tune to Season 1 of HBO's hit TV drama series True Detective, introducing them to a whole new audience and a whole load of new fans. 
Charlie Craggs: Founder of Nail Transphobia

Brighton Dome joins forces with Brighton Women's Centre and Brighton Museum to celebrate International Women's Day 2018. Enjoy stalls, talks, tasters and specially commissioned work reflecting on the issues raised throughout the day.
Pic By Jasmine L Dunne

In the summer of 1969, Clarice looks back on her turbulent life. Having experienced a sheltered upbringing, the events that followed have left her with a feeling that the world around her was moving too fast. 

Brighton author Elly Griffiths is offering crime fans the chance to become immortalised in the pages of her next novel, in support of the Get in Character campaign for CLIC Sargent, the UK's leading cancer charity for children.

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