Brighton Magazine

The Brighton Magazine

Selected Brighton Magazine Article
Monday 01 October 2012

Canterbury’s Recent Poet Laureate Presents Modern Remake Of Chaucer's Legendary Tales

Celebrated Canterbury poet and performer Patience Agbabi will read from her collection The Canterbury Remix,  a modern remake of Chaucer's legendary tales in a special guest appearance at Hastings Museum.


British-Nigerian Agbabi has taken the poetry world by storm since the publication of her ground-breaking debut collection RAW in 1995, which has won numerous awards; her performances have shocked and endeared audiences simultaneously.

Agbabi started Canterbury Remix during her residency as Canterbury’s Poet Laureate:

'When I was made Canterbury Laureate for 2009-10, the first thing I thought was I must rewrite the Canterbury Tales, My next thought was, how on earth am I going to do it?’



A self-confessed lover of Chaucer's work, Agbabi will treat the audience to verses from her book, where contemporary characters' sagas are dramatised in heroic couplets, monologues, rap or other modern forms of speech.

She reads alongside captivating local Nigerian story teller Rounke Coker whose insightful and humorous tales are influenced by life in Nigeria.

This is the first of many exciting literary events as part of Writing our Legacy’s literary programme, which offers readings, writing workshops and events in Hastings, Crawley and Brighton.



The two BME organisations are also putting on a beginner’s writing and storytelling workshop on Saturday 20 October at Mamma Putts’ African-Caribbean Restaurant in St Leonards at 7.30pm.

Amy Riley, Writing our Legacy Coordinator said:

“We are delighted to work with Gwyneth and her Afrikaba Festival this year. She’s got such a great programme of arts and culture for Hastings, and bringing Patience to such a special place is a real delight.

“We hope that everyone - from all backgrounds and walks of life - come take part in enjoying this excellent poet and storyteller’s talents on one special night.”


Writing Our Legacy presents Poet Patience Agbabi, Hastings Museum, on Friday 5 October, at 7.30pm. For more information, see writingourlegacy.wordpress.com
 


by: Mike Cobley


   

There are artists who are independent in the music industry sense, and artists who are independent in mind, spirit and the sheer bloody-mindedness with which they've made something of themselves. Nell Bryden fits both descriptions, and has the stories to prove it.
After teaming up with the Foo Fighters in both Scotland and South Africa, Kaiser Chiefs will find time in their busy schedule to play a date at the Brighton Centre.
With just a few days to go until the Festival gates open (22nd to 24th August), the line-up for the Alternative Stage at Reading & Leeds has been announced. 

Young people in Brighton & Hove are being offered the opportunity to take part in an innovative programme to help them combat social anxiety. 
After two years away the most popular ice show in the world, Holiday on Ice, is returning to The Brighton Centre  for one week only with their 70th anniversary show Platinum, featuring Dancing on Ice All Stars winner, Ray Quinn.

The rapper/poet/playwright Kate Tempest is set to launch her new book of poetry Hold Your Own; an ambitious, multi-voiced work based around the mythical figure of Tiresias.
A year ago last Spring, having just announced an autumnal release of their new album, Give the People What They Want, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings' world was put on hold when Sharon was diagnosed with cancer.

Brighton Digital Festival has announced six new artworks that will be exhibited across Brighton as part of its month-long celebration of digital culture. 
Thousands are expected to turn out next Sunday, 17th of August, at the launch of Brighton for Peace, a spontaneous movement created by the city's business owners and artists as a response to the crises in Gaza and the Middle East. 
To celebrate the publication of volume three of his Diaries, Travelling to Work 1988-1998, acclaimed actor, writer and comedian Michael Palin, has announced his first ever one-man stage tour, which will visit Brighton this autumn.

Archive search

Search our archives for what's on and gone for the best of this city's theatre music comedy news and much more...






Latest Brighton Jobs

Registered Nurse - RGN / RN

Site or Unit : Dane House Care HomeAddress : 52 Dyke Road Avenue Brighton East Sussex BN1 5LEContracted Weekly Hours : 24-36Dane House is a 22 bed care home...
Four Seasons Health Care - Brighton
More details

Door Canvasser

"Door to door canvasser" Job Description You will be required to canvas and door knock on properties in the BN / RH post code areas and make customer...
Ocere Energy Limited - Brighton
More details

Interim Head of Strategic HR

My client is looking for a Head of HR Strategy & Change for a period of 6 months, potentially longer. You will be joining the organisation during a busy time...
Morgan Law - Sussex
More details

Handyman, Brighton

MULTI-TRADE, BRIGHTON We are currently recruiting for a Handyman to work on a refurbishment and extension of a School. It is an extremley busy Site with extra...
RandstadCPE - Brighton
More details
Organising a conference or event in Brighton?
See our Brighton Conference section.
Brighton web design by ...ntd