Imagine Like a Crow

Thurs 23 May 2019: Birley Centre, Eastbourne College 

Special event raising awareness of the problem of suicide and  suffering in silence, especially amongst young people. The evening featured a range of artistic responses. Multimedia theatre: This is always the result by Gus Watcham; the launch of a specially commissioned track by award-winning songwriter Elsa Hewitt (pictured) with accompanying music video by Arts Award students from Eastbourne College; and spoken word, including 'Crow' poems from Snow Q by Maria Jastrzebska performed by Rita Suszek. MC was Leo Sedgley. An event supporting CALM - the campaign against living miserably. Part of LLL's Outside Eye season.

REDDER

Fri 26th April, 2019. Lewes All Saints Centre

A new live literature production written and performed by poet Gus Watcham. Little Red Riding Hood is 66 and looking for love! In this fantastical one woman show, Gus turns the fairy tale upside down and shakes out all the bits to create a disturbed and darkly humorous psychodrama for our times. Directed by LLL's Mark C. Hewitt as part of the Outside Eye season.

Linton Kwesi Johnson

Tues 16 April, 2019. All Saints Centre, Lewes

Writing Reggae. Poet Linton Kwesi Johnson gave his own unique take on the history and poetics of reggae culture, taking in its oral storytelling traditions and use of the Bible as well as the development of black consciousness and dub lyricism; and how his connection witn reggae influenced the evolution his own career as a poet and musician. Part of LLL's Outside Eye season.

Works in Progress

Tues 9 April, 2019. All Saints Centre, Lewes

Second in a series of LLL midweek rehearsed readings featuring new writing for theatre by local playwrights performed by professional actors. Works performed included: In the Hollows by Neil NoonA Bit Like Love by Louise Monaghan and Prison Dialogues by Mark C. Hewitt. Actors were Stewart James Barham, Christien Bart-Gittins, Leann O'Kasi and Sarah J. Lewis. Part of LLL's Outside Eye season.

Caribbean Sightlines

with John Agard, Grace Nichols & friends

Sat 23 March 2019, All Saints Centre, Lewes.

Words, music and Caribbean bites with poets John Agard and Grace Nichols, plus poet and spoken word artist Zena Edwards and Trinidadian poet/artist John Lyons. With songs from Calypso and other traditions by Pam and de Femmes and food by Irma's Kitchen. Part of LLL's Outside Eye season.