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Finding Another Voice – poetry workshop with Catherine Smith

September 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This workshop will encourage writers to ‘find another voice’ so that the default setting of autobiography can be challenged

Poetry and Music Open Mic – no tickets required, this is an open event in a local pub

September 26 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

A P Staunton, past winner of the Wordfest Slam, has established a monthly spoken word event with poetry, music and a lively pub crowd

An Introduction to the Poetry of Elizabeth Bishop with John McCullough

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This small group session John McCullough will discuss some of her best-known poems by Elizabeth Bishop

Lynne Truss – The Man That Got Away

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Popular author, Lynne Truss, will discuss the latest novel in her new series, The Constable Twitten Mysteries, set in Brighton

The Barber of Seville – performed by Barefoot Opera

September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Barefoot Opera bring their inventive, exuberant ensemble style to Rossini’s comic masterpiece of bribery, deception and disguise.

The Freya Connection – with Umi Sinha and Elizabeth Scott

September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Umi and Elizabeth tell an extraordinary and inspiring true story of heroism and adventure.

Wordfest Open Mic evening: poetry, prose and flash fiction

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Our Creative Writing Tutors, Beth Miller and Catherine Smith, both published writers, will share some of their own writing along with participants from their workshops

After Cezanne by Maitreyabandhu

September 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

After Cezanne is a series of 56 poems inspired by the life and work of post-impressionist painter Paul Cezanne

Dorothy Koomson – Tell Me Your Secret

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening with award-winning, global bestselling author Dorothy Koomson as she discusses her new gripping emotional thriller Tell Me Your Secret

Stanley Johnson – Rewilding our Countryside

October 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Broadcaster, journalist, author, conservationist, and now reality TV star, Stanley Johnson’s achievements are numerous.

National Poetry Day – Poetry Pharmacy – Free Event

October 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Come and consult our Poetry Pharmacy. Poetic remedies for the trials and tribulations of life.

The Long Man and the Bleeding Nun – A talk on the poetry of Andrew Young by Keith Massey

October 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Admired by C.S.Lewis and Philip Larkin, Andrew Young lived in Sussex for fifty years, and much of his accessible and illuminating poetry celebrates its iconic landscapes.

Entries and Exits – Simon Brett

October 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Wordfest patron, Simon Brett, performs one of his hilarious one-man plays, Entries and Exits.

The Takeover Twins bring a charming show to Lancing Parish Hall

October 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Molly isn’t an ordinary girl, and Munch isn’t an ordinary dinosaur - come and see for yourself!

The Takeover Twins bring a charming show to Eastbrook Manor Community centre

October 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Molly isn’t an ordinary girl, and Munch isn’t an ordinary dinosaur - come and see for yourself!

When Trees Could Speak – Brambledash Theatre

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fern the Folklorogist lives in the woods and has secrets and stories to tell. This is a magical immersive storytelling show about trees, friendship and the importance of nature in our lives.

When Trees Could Speak – Brambledash Theatre 2PM – 3PM

October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Fern the Folklorogist lives in the woods and has secrets and stories to tell. This is a magical immersive storytelling show about trees, friendship and the importance of nature in our lives.

Weatherland – Alexandra Harris

October 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Alexandra is Professor of English at the University of Birmingham, a literary critic, cultural historian and self-confessed lover of buildings, landscapes, seasons and stories.

Simon Armitage – Poet Laureate reading from Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic

October 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Described as ‘the Auden of his generation” and “as popular as Philip Larkin.”, Simon Armitage’s well-deserved appointment as UK Poet Laureate puts him in the footsteps of Ted Hughes and Carol Ann Duffy.

Michael Morpurgo’s I Believe in Unicorns – magical theatre from Wizard Presents with Danyah Miller

October 13 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

This intimate show is set in a library full of books that hold more than stories within their pages. It is a tale of the power of books, and the bravery of a young boy called Tomas.

Michael Morpurgo’s I Believe in Unicorns – magical theatre from Wizard Presents with Danyah Miller

October 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This intimate show is set in a library full of books that hold more than stories within their pages. It is a tale of the power of books, and the bravery of a young boy called Tomas.

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