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Ideas into Stories: Writing Workshop with Beth Miller

Ropetackle Arts Centre High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
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?

£20

Flash Fiction workshop with Vanessa Gebbie

Ropetackle Arts Centre High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
Find out how flash techniques can help bust the dreaded writers’ block, and what can we do with them when we’ve made them?

£20

Lynne Truss – The Man That Got Away

Ropetackle Arts Centre High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
Popular author, Lynne Truss, will discuss the latest novel in her new series, The Constable Twitten Mysteries, set in Brighton

£10

A Walk Along the River Adur with Dr. Geoffrey Mead

Ropetackle Arts Centre High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
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

£6

Wordfest Open Mic evening: poetry, prose and flash fiction

Ropetackle Arts Centre High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
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

£8

After Cezanne by Maitreyabandhu

Ropetackle Arts Centre High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
After Cezanne is a series of 56 poems inspired by the life and work of post-impressionist painter Paul Cezanne

£8

Stanley Johnson – Rewilding our Countryside

Ropetackle Arts Centre High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
Broadcaster, journalist, author, conservationist, and now reality TV star, Stanley Johnson’s achievements are numerous.

£10

A Coach Tour of Shoreham Port

Ropetackle Arts Centre High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
Tony Parker, Director of Infrastructure and Climate Change, will lead a guided coach tour of Shoreham Port

Free

Entries and Exits – Simon Brett

Ropetackle Arts Centre High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
Wordfest patron, Simon Brett, performs one of his hilarious one-man plays, Entries and Exits.

£10

A Coach Tour of Shoreham Port

Ropetackle Arts Centre High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
Tony Parker, Director of Infrastructure and Climate Change, will lead a guided coach tour of Shoreham Port

Free

The Leylines – Folk Rock Band

Ropetackle Arts Centre High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
The Leylines are a west-country collective with a genre-defying, eclectic sound that ranges from traditional folk to full blown festival rock.

£12

When Trees Could Speak – Brambledash Theatre

Woods Mill Sussex Wildlife Trust,, Henfield
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.

£5 – £10

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

Woods Mill Sussex Wildlife Trust,, Henfield
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.

£5 – £10

Changing Landscapes

The Shoreham Centre 2 Pond Road, Shoreham-by-Sea
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.

£8

Weatherland – Alexandra Harris

The Shoreham Centre 2 Pond Road, Shoreham-by-Sea
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.

£8

Cohere – Writing in Response to Dislocation

Ropetackle Arts Centre High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
Cohere is a writing project from North-East England, curated by Brighton-based photographer Nina Emett of FotoDocument.

Free

Why Shouldn’t I Go? By Janet Behan

Ropetackle Arts Centre High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
Writer/actor Janet Behan, author of the celebrated biographical Brendan at the Chelsea, brings her funny and poignant triple bill to Wordfest 2019.

£8

Artificial Intelligence: Service or Master?

The Shoreham Centre 2 Pond Road, Shoreham-by-Sea
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.

£8

The Golden Age of Canals – David Parker

West Street Loft 20 West Street, Shoreham by sea
The inland waterways were the life-blood of the first industrial revolution until the railways came along.

£8

Wordfest Party with Old Play retro-rock band

Ropetackle Arts Centre High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
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.

Free – £8

International Women’s Day Event

The Shoreham Centre 2 Pond Road, Shoreham-by-Sea

An evening of Women’s empowerment with sparkling speakers and stimulating discussion. Refreshments, Information, Stalls Community Mural activity 5.30-6PM : Talks start at 6PM Come early and join artist Sonjiart at 5:30pm to make a Community Mural project on the theme of   Intergenerational stories of Women and girls:  ‘Bringing friendship, energy, and history together’ The main event starts at...

Shoreham Wordfest hosts Alexander McCall Smith at the Big Book Festival

Virtual CA

Alexander McCall Smith was due to appear at a special Wordfest event on 22 May and we are delighted that he accepted our invitation to appear on behalf of Shoreham Wordfest during the Big Book Weekend (BBW).  He recorded his special message and readings at home and will appear on www.myvlf.com My VLF is a new...

National Poetry Day

Virtual CA

National Poetry Day on Thursday 1 October. Poetry consultation with prescribed poemcetemols 2-4pm on Twitter @Wordfest_by_Sea Poetry Pharmacy 4.30pm  video with Deborah Alma on our website www.shorehamwordfest.com Q&A with Deborah Alma 4.45pm – 5.45pm via Twitter @Wordfest_by_Sea   The Wordfest team are delighted to welcome poet Deborah Alma founder of the Poetry Pharmacy.  Deborah will...

Children’s Poetry Project Celebration and Book Launch

The Shoreham Centre 2 Pond Road, Shoreham-by-Sea
Free tickets, by invitation only, to the young poets and an accompanying adult. We are organising two events for the poets from Adur District Schools who took part in our Poems for Our Time project.

Poetry, Short Story and Music Evening

Ropetackle Arts Centre High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
Free tickets for competition winners and their guest. Additional £8 tickets are available now. Competition Judges John McCulloch and Catherine Smith will read their own work, as well as present to and comment on the competition winners.

Trevor Povey Shoreham Maritime History

Ropetackle Arts Centre High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
An illustrated talk by Trevor Povey about Shoreham and its seafaring past, the layout of the town and the various shipbuilding yards that were operating on the riverbank.

John McCullough Poetry of Emily Dickinson

Ropetackle Arts Centre High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
John McCullough won this year’s Hawthornden prize for literature with his poetry collection, Reckless Paper Birds.

Alfonso The Magnificent

Ropetackle Arts Centre High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
Alfonso the Magnificent is an innovative and exciting group, mixing traditional genres of Jazz, Gypsy Jazz, Latin, Classical and Modern Folk to create a unique sound of their own.

Chris Hare Hilaire Belloc: The Man Who Saw The Future

Ropetackle Arts Centre High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
One hundred years ago Sussex writer, poet, essayist and former Member of Parliament, Hilaire Belloc, made a number of predictions about the future of this country and the world.

Thomas Taylor: The Legends of Eerie on Sea

Ropetackle Arts Centre High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
Thomas Taylor is an award winning author and illustrator, whose first commission out of art school was the cover art for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, by J K Rowling.

The Noise Next Door: Street Party

Ropetackle Arts Centre High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
The quickest wits in comedy are coming back to Shoreham-By-Sea for an evening of entertainment like no other.

New Generation Jazz

Ropetackle Arts Centre High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
New Generation Jazz, feat. Bjorn Dahlberg & Paul Richards

Three Penny Piece

Ropetackle Arts Centre High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
Vintage jazz trio reviving old-time favourites from the 1930s, 40s and 50s.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens from This Is My Theatre

Ropetackle Arts Centre High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea

Charles Dickens On Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge, a mean-spirited and miserly old man, is visited by the ghost of his business partner Jacob Marley. Shown Christmas' Past, Present and Future he is offered the chance of redemption...but will he take it?​ This Christmas, audiences are invited to celebrate the festive season as This Is My...

Dr Geoffrey Mead Viscounts & Chicken Stubbers

Ropetackle Arts Centre High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
Geoffrey’s talk looks at two contrasting communities in Sussex, but which could be anywhere in Britain, to show how these differences manifest themselves.

Louise Peskett Notorious Women of Brighton

Ropetackle Arts Centre High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
Louise Peskett is a tour-guide and the creator of the popular ‘Notorious Women of Brighton’ women’s history walks.

Janet Pressley. W H Auden – His life and poetry

Ropetackle Arts Centre High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
A talk by Janet Pressley explores the life and work of Auden looking particularly at several of his poems, read by Tony Allen.

Musa Mboob and Xam Xam

Ropetackle Arts Centre High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
Musa Mboob, Gambian master percussionist and lead vocalist brings an electrifying blend of Afro Manding fusion and tantalizing traditional West African rhythms

“Haul Away Joe!” Chris Hare and the Duck Pond Sailors

Ropetackle Arts Centre High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
Chris Hare, will lead you back into Victorian Sussex and tell of the nights of revelry and disorder that occurred regularly in our Sussex towns and villages.

Joshua Crisp: Hercules

Ropetackle Arts Centre High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
Award-winning storyteller, performer and comedian Joshua Crisp (The Treason Show) tells the Twelve Labours of Hercules, exactly as the Ancient Greeks intended - socially distanced at the Ropetackle.