Loading Events

Past Events › Festival 2019

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

September 2019

Ideas into Stories: Writing Workshop with Beth Miller

September 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
$20
Struggling to get decent ideas for stories? Or perhaps you’re sorted for ideas but aren’t sure how to turn them into a story that works?

Find out more »

Flash Fiction workshop with Vanessa Gebbie

September 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
$20
Find out how flash techniques can help bust the dreaded writers’ block, and what can we do with them when we’ve made them?

Find out more »

Finding Another Voice – poetry workshop with Catherine Smith

September 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
$20
This workshop will encourage writers to ‘find another voice’ so that the default setting of autobiography can be challenged

Find out more »

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

September 26, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
A.P.Staunton, 88 High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5DB United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Free
A P Staunton, past winner of the Wordfest Slam, has established a monthly spoken word event with poetry, music and a lively pub crowd

Find out more »

An Introduction to the Poetry of Elizabeth Bishop with John McCullough

September 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Shoreham Centre, 2 Pond Road
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5WU United Kingdom
+ Google Map
$8
This small group session John McCullough will discuss some of her best-known poems by Elizabeth Bishop

Find out more »

Lynne Truss – The Man That Got Away

September 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
$10
Popular author, Lynne Truss, will discuss the latest novel in her new series, The Constable Twitten Mysteries, set in Brighton

Find out more »

Children’s Creative Writing Workshop with Tess Jolly

September 28, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
$10
Tess is an award-winning poet who runs Tiger’s Eye Writers, a regular creative writing class for children

Find out more »

Tales by the Riverbank – an evening of story-telling

September 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Verda Houseboat, 20 Riverbank
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5YH United Kingdom
+ Google Map
$10
An invitation to tell a story, or listen to, in the perfect setting of the Verda Houseboat on the River Adur

Find out more »

The Barber of Seville – performed by Barefoot Opera

September 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
$10 – $20
Barefoot Opera bring their inventive, exuberant ensemble style to Rossini’s comic masterpiece of bribery, deception and disguise.

Find out more »

A Walk Along the River Adur with Dr. Geoffrey Mead

September 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
$6
Dr Mead will lead a guided ramble along the banks of the River Adur, explaining how the estuary has changed and been shaped over time

Find out more »

Shoreham Writers’ Day: Working With Young People

September 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Developing creative projects with young people through schools and community groups is a valuable market for writers.

Find out more »

Shoreham Writers’ Day: The Power of Research

September 29, 2019 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Uncovering personal histories and unexpected stories can provide exciting inspiration for writers.

Find out more »

Shoreham Writers’ Day: Preparing and Pitching Your Work

September 29, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Presenting and marketing yourself and your work is a crucial part of being a writer.

Find out more »

The Freya Connection – with Umi Sinha and Elizabeth Scott

September 29, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
$10
Umi and Elizabeth tell an extraordinary and inspiring true story of heroism and adventure.

Find out more »

Shoreham Writers’ Day: The Future of Publishing

September 29, 2019 @ 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Non-traditional publishing routes are on the rise. New trends in crowd-funding, online, hybrid and self-publishing have expanded the publishing parameters for writers.

Find out more »

Science Fiction – Visions of the Future with Professor Roger Luckhurst

September 29, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
$8
In this talk he will discuss current trends in science fiction writing and the impact it has had on the way we, in the 2010s, imagine our future

Find out more »

Wordfest Open Mic evening: poetry, prose and flash fiction

September 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
$8
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

Find out more »

After Cezanne by Maitreyabandhu

September 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
$8
After Cezanne is a series of 56 poems inspired by the life and work of post-impressionist painter Paul Cezanne

Find out more »

October 2019

Dorothy Koomson – Tell Me Your Secret

October 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shoreham Library, St. Mary's Road
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5ZA United Kingdom
+ Google Map
$5
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

Find out more »

Stanley Johnson – Rewilding our Countryside

October 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
$10
Broadcaster, journalist, author, conservationist, and now reality TV star, Stanley Johnson’s achievements are numerous.

Find out more »

A Coach Tour of Shoreham Port

October 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Free
Tony Parker, Director of Infrastructure and Climate Change, will lead a guided coach tour of Shoreham Port

Find out more »

National Poetry Day – Poetry Pharmacy – Free Event

October 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
St Mary de Haura Church, Church Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5DQ United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Come and consult our Poetry Pharmacy. Poetic remedies for the trials and tribulations of life.

Find out more »

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

October 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
St Mary de Haura Church, Church Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5DQ United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Free
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.

Find out more »

Entries and Exits – Simon Brett

October 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
$10
Wordfest patron, Simon Brett, performs one of his hilarious one-man plays, Entries and Exits.

Find out more »

A Coach Tour of Shoreham Port

October 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Free
Tony Parker, Director of Infrastructure and Climate Change, will lead a guided coach tour of Shoreham Port

Find out more »

Chalkscape – The Shaping of the South Downs in Prehistory

October 4, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Shoreham Centre, 2 Pond Road
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5WU United Kingdom
+ Google Map
$8
Matthew Pope is Principal Research Fellow in Palaeolithic Archaeology at the UCL Institute of Archaeology.

Find out more »

Climate Emergency Summit

October 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Peter Owen-Jones, TV presenter, explorer and ecological thinker, will start the day with a hard-hitting call for action

Find out more »

The Takeover Twins bring a charming show to Lancing Parish Hall

October 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lancing Parish Hall, 96 South Street
Lancing, BN15 8AJ United Kingdom
+ Google Map
$2 – $5
Molly isn’t an ordinary girl, and Munch isn’t an ordinary dinosaur - come and see for yourself!

Find out more »

Roger Stevens – Poetry for Children

October 5, 2019 @ 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Shoreham Library, St. Mary's Road
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5ZA United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Free
Roger Stevens will be performing some of his most popular poems.

Find out more »

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

October 5, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Eastbrook Manor Community Centre, West Road
Portslade, BN41 1QH United Kingdom
+ Google Map
$2 – $5
Molly isn’t an ordinary girl, and Munch isn’t an ordinary dinosaur - come and see for yourself!

Find out more »

The Leylines – Folk Rock Band

October 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
$12
The Leylines are a west-country collective with a genre-defying, eclectic sound that ranges from traditional folk to full blown festival rock.

Find out more »

When Trees Could Speak – Brambledash Theatre

October 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Woods Mill, Sussex Wildlife Trust,
Henfield, BN5 9SD United Kingdom
+ Google Map
$5 – $10
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.

Find out more »

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

October 6, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Woods Mill, Sussex Wildlife Trust,
Henfield, BN5 9SD United Kingdom
+ Google Map
$5 – $10
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.

Find out more »

Our Future, Our Climate. Our World! – a workshop for young people

October 6, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Free
A day of gaming and discussion for young people aged 13-18. , to explore issues relating to climate change

Find out more »

Changing Landscapes

October 6, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Shoreham Centre, 2 Pond Road
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5WU United Kingdom
+ Google Map
$8
The Sussex Landscape has evolved over millions of years through natural processes of tectonic movements, periglacial activity and the constant weathering of rain, wind and sun, river and wave action.

Find out more »

Weatherland – Alexandra Harris

October 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Shoreham Centre, 2 Pond Road
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5WU United Kingdom
+ Google Map
$8
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.

Find out more »

Cohere – Writing in Response to Dislocation

October 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Free
Cohere is a writing project from North-East England, curated by Brighton-based photographer Nina Emett of FotoDocument.

Find out more »

Why Shouldn’t I Go? By Janet Behan

October 8, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
$8
Writer/actor Janet Behan, author of the celebrated biographical Brendan at the Chelsea, brings her funny and poignant triple bill to Wordfest 2019.

Find out more »

Artificial Intelligence: Service or Master?

October 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Shoreham Centre, 2 Pond Road
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5WU United Kingdom
+ Google Map
$8
Dr. Frederique Bone and Dr. Simone Vannuccini, researchers at the Science Policy Research Unit of the University of Sussex, will offer a ‘guided tour’ into the opportunities and challenges of Artificial Intelligence.

Find out more »

An Audience with John Humphrys

October 10, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Shoreham Centre, 2 Pond Road
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5WU United Kingdom
+ Google Map
John Humphrys, broadcaster and author, launches his new book – details of which are a closely guarded secret.

Find out more »

The World Turned Upside Down – a discussion with Polly Toynbee, Isabel Hardman and Paul Johnson

October 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Mary de Haura Church, Church Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5DQ United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Ivor Gaber, Professor of Political Journalism at the University of Sussex will be discussing the current, and future, prospects for Britain's politics, economy and society with Polly Toynbee of the Guardian, author of Dismembered

Find out more »

We Choose to Go to the Moon – Dallas Campbell. A Brief History of Human Spaceflight

October 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Connaught Theatre, Worthing, Union Place
Worthing, BN11 1LG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, one of human history’s defining moments.

Find out more »

H.G.Wells – An Illustrated talk by Janet Pressley

October 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
West Street Loft, 20 West Street
Shoreham by sea, BN43 5WG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
$8
H.G. Wells: scientist, political visionary, lover and one of the great literary figures of the twentieth century.

Find out more »

Sea Fever – The Pleasures and The Perils a film and talk with David Parker

October 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
West Street Loft, 20 West Street
Shoreham by sea, BN43 5WG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
$8
Surrounded by water as we are, with the tide ebbing and flowing, both drawn to the sea and yet at the same time terrified by its awesome, destructive power.

Find out more »

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

October 13, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
$10 – $38
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.

Find out more »

The Golden Age of Canals – David Parker

October 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
West Street Loft, 20 West Street
Shoreham by sea, BN43 5WG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
$8
The inland waterways were the life-blood of the first industrial revolution until the railways came along.

Find out more »

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

October 13, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
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.

Find out more »

Wordfest Party with Old Play retro-rock band

October 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Free – $8
Join us in a celebration at the end of our 2019 Wordfest, dance and sing along to OldPlay performing some of the best songs of the 1960’s and 70s.

Find out more »

A Walk Along the River Adur with Dr. Geoffrey Mead

October 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Dr Mead will lead a guided ramble along the banks of the River Adur, explaining how the estuary has changed and been shaped over time

Find out more »

November 2019

Keep Clear – launch of Tom Cutler’s new book

November 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
West Street Loft, 20 West Street
Shoreham by sea, BN43 5WG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Tom Cutler launches his new book, Keep Clear: my adventures with Asperger’s, a bittersweet account of self-discovery, living with Aspergers

Find out more »

Simon Armitage – Poet Laureate reading from Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic

November 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Shoreham Centre, 2 Pond Road
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5WU United Kingdom
+ Google Map
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.

Find out more »
+ Export Events