Thursday 24 May 2018
7 PM - 8 PM
The Writers' Place
Apples and Snakes and New Writing South presents... Sea Sharp, Connor Byrne, Josh Jones and Dillon Jaxx are four fresh voices with unique flavours that have concocted intoxicating new work for you to taste. Distilled by theatre director and performance artist Nick Field, this event will be a heady brew of potent poetry and spirited spoken word.
The Last Poets
Tuesday 15 May 2018
Theatre Royal Brighton
Legendary Godfathers of hip hop and creators of influential albums - The Last Poets (1970) and This is Madness (1971) – The Last Poets fuse politically outspoken lyrics with inventive percussion in an electrifying celebration of 50 years of the power of words and music. The Last Poets are modern day griots, with withering attacks on everything from racists to government to the bourgeoisie, their spoken word albums preceded politically laced R&B projects such as Marvin Gaye's What's Going On and foreshadowed the work of hard-hitting rap groups such as Public Enemy.
Now in a rare appearance, Umar Bin Hassan, Abiodun Oyewole and Donn Babatunde - legendary Godfathers of hip hop - bring an electrifying celebration of 50 years of powerful words and music to Brighton Festival.
Watch Sea Sharp's performance here: https://livestream.com/brightondome/LastPoets/videos/174951765
Supporting Poet: Sea Sharp
Lemn Sissay MBE
Sunday 13 May 2018,
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts
Lemn Sissay’s life story is nothing less than incredible. At 17, he wrote his first book of poetry, which he sold to the miners and millworkers of Wigan. He has since become one of the nation's best-loved voices, performing for thousands at the 2012 Olympics, and having his poems painted on walls and etched in stone. Lemn will read poems from his latest anthology, amongst other choices.
Friday May 11 2018
7 PM - 11:30 PM
RAW is a low-key evening of bite-sized performance and experimentation, run by independent producers with no agenda and no pressure! A chance to get together with friends, enjoy a drink and share an experience. The first RAW will take place at The Spire’s vibrant and cosy Festival Bar on Friday 11 May – entrance is free / donations will go directly to artists taking part.
Featured Poet: Sea Sharp
Lovely Trans Literary Salon
Friday 27 April 2018
7:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Marlborough Pub & Theatre
The acclaimed writer of The Gender Games welcomes some of her favourite trans authors to the Marlborough Theatre to celebrate the wealth of trans talent writing in the UK right now. Join us for a night of readings, animated conversation and a bit of a party! In association with City Reads 2018.
Featured Guest: Sea Sharp
Thursday, April 26 2018
7 PM - 11 PM
The Blue Man
Stay Brave BTN is a collaboration of creatives bringing together a night of drag, music, and spoken word to create a safe space, and challenge the silence.
Most people have heard of M.E but that’s where it ends. Highly stigmatised and incredibly misunderstood, there are millions missing struggling without support, proper understanding, and treatment.We will be raising the money for #MEAction, a non-profit in the US that has transformed the accessibility to learning about M.E, and brought it into the spotlight.
Café Psychologique Brighton presents:
Can Art Be Research?
Monday March 26 2018
6:30 PM - 9 PM
Latest Music Bar
Arts-based research’ covers a range of methods which use the arts as a tool for data collection, analysis and/or communication. This could be anything from asking participants to document their lives through photographs, to creating poems and plays from interview transcripts. Arts-based research is creative, innovative, exciting and challenging. It has the potential to change, not just how we represent the world, but how we think about the world. It can also challenge academics’ status as the only true owners/creators of this knowledge. In this café, Helen Johnson will use her research in this area to explore such widespread topics.
Art, Activism and Afrofuturism
with Patrisse Cullors
Friday March 16 2018
7 PM - 10 PM
BMECP Centre Brighton
The event will be centred around a long table dinner conversation and storytelling with Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter and author of When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter memoir, alongside local Black storytellers, poets, performers and writers.This event is co-curated by Black Lives Matter UK, The Marlborough Theatre and New Writing South with support from the University of Sussex.
Queerdom: Part I
Saturday 24 February 2018
8 PM - 10:30 PM
CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK,
Queerdom is Brighton's brand new queer performance night hosted by King Sammy Silver -serving his usual sass, sex and surrealness.
**Tayris Mongardi **Sea "The Poet" Sharp **Violet Valentine** Oska Bright Film Festival
Thursday February 22 2018
7:15 PM - 11 PM
THE NIGHTINGALE ROOM
Discover new ways of experiencing the world and whole new worlds of experience with featured poets **Sea Sharp** & **John Davies** & **Bob Walton**Plus the v. popular Pighog Open MicTry out your new (or older) poems and get feedback from the knowledgeable Pighog audience.Hosted by Michaela RidgwayPlease do invite & share / #pighogGoing for over ten years, Pighog is one of the longest-running live poetry nights in Brighton.
Trope: New Spoken Word Night for Brighton
Friday 16 February 2018
7:30 PM - 10 PM
24 Kensington Street
Hosted by Apples and Snakesand Brighton Dome
Featuring Anthony Anaxagorou, Sea Sharp (Poet in Residence), Chuck SJ Hay, a poetry film and open mic, and hosted by Rosy Carrick, Trope is Brighton’s new spoken word showcase.Each Trope has a theme, so we can tackle the nitty gritty of life from all angles, and this month we’re tackling CHANGE!What is it? Is it needed? How can it happen? What changes when things change?All of the performers will be asked to share work interpreting the theme and will generate enough wattage to jump start your brains and light up your hearts.
Watch the event here: https://livestream.com/brightondome/Trope
Poet in Residence: Sea Sharp
Polari: Tenth Birthday Tour
Sunday 4 February 2018
3PM - 5PM
Multi award-winning LGBT literary salon, held once a month at the RFH, Southbank Centre. Hosted by author Paul Burston, with guest authors, poets and performers. Polari won 'LGBT Cultural Event of the Year' in the Co-op Respect 'Loved By You' Awards 2013 and a Golden Kitty Award from Lesbian Lounge. Described by The Huffington Post as "the most exciting literary movement in London", by The New York Times as "London's most theatrical salon" and by the Independent on Sunday as "London's peerless gay literary salon".
Devil's Dyke Network Feminist Poetry and Performance
Wednesday 6 December 2017
7PM - 11PM
THE ROSE HILL
This is Devil's Dyke third feminist poetry, art and music night! Come and share this space with us in a night of solidarity and resistance.
Headliner: Sea Sharp
Thursday 30 November 2017
7:15 PM - 10 PM
Going for over ten years, Pighog is one of the longest-running live poetry nights in Brighton. Discover new ways of experiencing the world and whole new worlds of experience at the last Pighog poetry night of 2017. Hosted by Michaela Ridgway.
Friday 24 November 2017
Come chill at Brighton Dome, for this special event, with cabaret-style seating. Poets read poems inspired by any aspect of hip hop culture, and the DJ plays some of their favourite hip hop songs. Expect a nostalgic, no clutter, no-fuss, straight-up evening of hip-hop inspired poems and favourite hip-hop songs.
Watch the event here: https://livestream.com/brightondome/RAPParty
Commissioned Poet: Sea Sharp
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 7 PM - 11:59 PM
ROYAL VAUXHALL TAVERN
Tonight we have guest host TeTe Bang, joined by Scarlett O'Hora, Edythe Woolley, PJ Samuels, Sea Sharp, Ernesto Sarezale and The Hackers!
We work with some of the best LGBT & Queer Performers in London, UK and the World, plus encourage newcomers and beginners with great attitude and things to say. We also champion a big group of Residential Royal Vauxhall Tavern. In 2017 we celebrate our Twelfth Year of creating space for Queer Art and Culture!
Apples and Snakes Presents:
451 Poetry Night
Monday 23 October 2017
NUFFIELD SOUTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY
451 - All the best words in the best order.A showcase of local, national and international poetry and spoken word. Featuring a one-person show and short Q&A for "Raising Lazarus", written and performed by Kat Francois. Plus 15 minute reading with regional poet: Sea Sharp. Plus OPEN MIC (sign up on the door from 7pm -spaces limited). Hosted by Ricky Tart.This event is part of SO:ToSpeak Festival of Words &Black History Month South
Trace's Pride Exhibition Private View
Thursday 3 August 2017
7 PM - 12 AM
As part of a collaboration with Trace Queer Artist Collective, Cafe Plenty will be hosting a queer alternative Brighton Pride weekend. Please join us for a night of art, music, queerness, and genuine queer pride herstory.Free entry. We will be collecting money throughout the night to benefit the Terrence Higgins Trust Brighton
Guest Artist: Sea Sharp
Brighton Festival 2017
Sunday 7 May 2017
ALL SAINTS CHURCH
Hove, UKBefore you judge someone, walk a mile in their shoes... Follow an interactive spoken word trail that explores concepts of empathy and otherness through personal stories. Apples and Snakes has commissioned five poets to each write about an important journey in their lives. Trail location for Sea Sharp located at Brighton Dome.
Book Launch: The Swagger of Dorothy Gale
Tuesday 29 November 20168pm-9pm
ARROW COFFEE CO
Manhattan, Kansas, USA
Poetry reading and book launch event of Sea Sharp's"The Swagger of Dorothy Gale & Other Filthy Ways to Strut".
50% of ALL purchases will be donated to the Wonder Workshop Children's Museum.
Slightly Underground@ The Brighton Alternative Jazz Fest
Fri-Sat, 9-10 Sept 2016
The Old Market
This is an occasional market stall specialising in small press publications of poetry, writings, art, comics or zines made by people in or around Brighton or from local publishing houses. DIY level of production and high levels of slick presentation are sold.
SEA SHARP'S Limited Edition Poetry Chapbooks - £4
Saturday 3 September 201612:00 - 22:00
Newhaven FortNewhaven, UK
A ONE DAY SOUND AND ART FESTIVAL EXPLORING THE UNIQUE ACOUSTIC SPACES OF NEWHAVEN FORT
FEATURED POET: Sea Sharp
29 May 2016
Tunbridge Wells, UK
Unfest is an annual local music and arts fringe festival for Tunbridge Wells and the SouthEast region. It aims to showcase the town’s independent spirit: its music venue, it’s businesses, its music and art - with three days of free entry to see the best of what is being created and hosted in Tunbridge Wells.
WordUp Presents:Sophia Walker & Sea Sharp
Wednesday 9th March 2016
Another instalment from Wordup featuring an a NON-male cast. Bring your words if you fancy slamming and save yourself 2 whole pounds. Doors open at 7.30, Mr. Quinn has tunes and loads of words for just a fiver.
Sea Sharp: Featured Local Poet
Badass VEGAN Women Celebrate:International Women's Day
Tuesday 8th March 2016
We are celebrating International Women's Day by bringing together awesome vegan women, gender non-binary and non-conforming persons on Tuesday 8th March for an inspiring night filled with talks, music, food, spoken word and short films at Ziferblat in Shoreditch.
Sea Sharp: Vegan Poet
Hammer & Tongue Brighton
Thursday 3rd March 2016
Hammer and Tongue Brighton, the most splendiferous gathering of kranks, weirdos, desperate egotists and occasional channelers of genius, who can't help but share the contents of their minds in rhythm, rhyme, rhetoric and mind-expanding imagery.
Sea Sharp: Requested Local Poet
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