The Lost Images of the Windrush Generation

Colin Grant & Howard Grey

Tues 4 February, 7.45pm

A metaphor for the black presence in Britain? A spooky miracle of technology? Or both?

The true story of the lost photographs of Caribbean migrants at Waterloo Station in 1962, presumed unprintable for over 50 years and laid aside until new digital techniques allowed these important images to be salvaged. 

Colin Grant - author of Homecoming: Voices of the Windrush Generation - speaks to the photographer, Howard Grey, about this remarkable story, in a conversation illustrated by the photos themselves, shown as projections.

Photo © Howard Grey 2020

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All Saints Centre, Lewes 

Tues 18 February, 7.45pm

A new live literature production with text by poet Maria Jastrzębska, written in the extraordinary hybrid language of Ponglish (half-English / half-Polish). Snow Q reimagines Hans Christian Andersen’s story of The Snow Queen, combining words, music and visuals to explore contemporary themes of social isolation, gender, sexuality, migration and exile.

The work focuses on Gerda's quest to find Kai, and the acerbic interventions of Crow.

Photo: Maria Ziółokowska as Gerda

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Poetry Small Group Seminars

Led by Mimi Khalvati.

A popular course of holistic poetry seminars with the emphasis on continuity and developing work in progress. The next season begins on Saturday 25th April 2020, followed by Saturdays 23rd May and 20th June.

Mimi's courses are aimed at experienced poets and are frequently oversubscribed; however, sometimes there are a couple of places available. Poets interested should contact LLL direct.

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Video footage

Billy Bragg at Penned Up

In March 2017, LLL ran its third festival in a prison at HMP Erlestoke in Wiltshire. Guests included Levi Roots and novelist Kit de Waal.

See video footage on the Weston College website of Billy Bragg at the 2017 Penned Up festival by clicking on the link below. (Weston College is the formal education provider at HMP Erlestoke and helped host the festival.) 

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Billy Bragg at Penned Up »


a boxed set of original postcards

Following Lewes Live Lit's photographic installation at Eastbourne Station, the collection of 24 postcards that accompanied Lisa Barnard's large hanging portaits can now be bought online as a boxed set.

See the complete collection of cards by visiting Artistic Director Mark Hewitt's website: Home » Galleries » Polska by the Sea » postcards

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