Local and Live Festival talk by Dr John Froude: Plagued: How I learned to stop worrying and love the Coronavirus.

This is a recording of the event held at Ropetackle Art Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea on Friday 30 October. 

John Froude is an infectious disease physician working in the United States in Kingston New York.

He is a veteran of a number of plagues, Cholera in Nigeria, Aids in New York City and now SARS CoV2 all over the place.

He is author of the book Plagued to be published in the USA in February and in the UK later in the year.

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Hilaire Belloc, The Man Who Saw the Future by Chris Hare

Local historian, Chris Hare, talks about the life and times of Hilaire Belloc, author, poet, politician and thinker.  Belloc was a noted figure of his time, both for literature and his influence on political thinking. A long-time resident of Sussex, he had a deep love for the county, its people and countryside.  Chris led a Community Heritage project, researching the man and his impact, which culminated in a plaque commemorating his life being installed in the village of Shipley, his long term residence.   The talk took place on Sunday 25 October as part of our Local and Live festival, and features a couple of Sussex folk songs from Chris.  The festival and the filmed recordings are funded by the Arts Council’s National Lottery Project Fund.

For more about the Belloc project see https://belloc-broadwood.org.uk/

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Poetry, Story and Music Evening 11 October 2020

 Shoreham Wordfest organised a 10 line poetry competition and a 10 word short story competition from April to July 2020, to mark our 10th anniversary.

The prize winners were announced at a special evening on Sunday 11 October held at Ropetackle Arts Centre.  The judges, John McCullough and Catherine Smith commented on the entries and the e winning poems and short stories.  John and Catherine read from their own work and presented the winners with their prizes before they read their entries. The evening was interspersed with fabulous music from Ben and Alfie, and a poetry performance by Katrina Quinn.  The Anthology of the winning poems is available at www.shorehamwordfest.com/shop

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Poems for Our Time: Lines from the Lockdown 2020

Shoreham Wordfest ran a poetry project for primary school children in Adur and West Sussex from April to July 2020.  Although intended to be school-based it became a home learning resource during the school closures due to Covid-19.  114 poems were collected into a book which was launched on 10 October, with poetry readings by the project leader, Kay Walton of www.rapnrhymers.com and from some of the young poets.  The book is available from www.shorehamwordfest.com/shop   The project was funded by Adur District Council.

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