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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


Jim White gets around. When he's not releasing his own critically acclaimed solo albums he splits his time producing records for other songwriters, exhibiting his visual art in galleries and museums across the USA & Europe and publishing award winning fiction.

To mark 150 years as a performance venue, Brighton Dome is seeking memories from across its rich history. Submissions will help inform new heritage displays which will go on show when the refurbished buildings re-open in late 2018.

Greg James and Chris Smith's Kid Normal has been chosen as the 2018 'big read' for children across Brighton & Hove and beyond. 

Son of Dave is fifty years old, and has lived for twenty-one years in the UK, hailing originally from Winnipeg Canada where he was steeped at a young age in the blues-bar tradition. 

The stand-up Jon Richardson is chatting from a rather unusual location. He reveals that,“I'm currently in the Aldi car park in Clevedon.” Who said that the life of a comedian isn't non-stop glamour?

A remake of one of Brighton's most iconic films, Brighton Rock, is set to take place this week on the 70th anniversary of the classic starring Richard Attenborough – and members of the public are invited to dress up in vintage 1940s attire and take part.

Brighton charity Same Sky has launched its crowdfunder for Burning the Clocks 2017 – an uplifting antidote to the excesses of a commercial Christmas. 
(c) Gone Fishing + Marathon Artists 2017

MMODE – aka Belfast brother & sister duo Lucy & Thomas Gaffney – have  announced that their self-titled debut album, MMODE, will be released next month.

The WWE bandwagon rolled into Brighton recently to deliver its quality brand of big names and even bigger action.
Pic by Ian Kelsey

It's not often a group of young men pool their creative resources to benefit the health and wellbeing of others. It's even rarer when those young men are musicians. But that's exactly what the Brighton-based collective, 40 Shillings On the Drum, have done with the release of their new single. The English Coast.

Direct from an extended season in London's West End, Bill  Kenwright's production of Alan Ayckbourn's farcical tale of matrimonial mishaps, How the Other Half Loves comes to Theatre Royal Brighton, this month.

Louise Redknapp rose to fame as a member of the girl group Eternal. She left the band to carve out a successful solo career achieving sales of over five million records with five albums.
Stereophonics (c) Andrew Whitton 2017

Twenty years after their debut (Word Gets Around) and six No.1 albums later, Stereophonics are set to release their new album Scream Above The Sounds, this week.
Pic by Ian Kelsey

Loneliness affects people of every race, age, and gender at any time of the year, and not having anyone to connect with can have a devastating impact on people's health & well-being. 

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