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.

Advance tickets bought from Saturday 15th onwards will be kept on the door for you to collect.

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Experiments with Live Literature

Sat 28 & Sun 29 March: Lewes All Saints Centre

A weekend of panel events and performances.

Day 1 explores Fairy Tale and Mental Health, bringing together writers Maria Jastrzębska, Gus Watcham, Sarah Walton & John Agard, who have all used reimagined fairy tale in recent works. Plus poet Maggie Sawkins, writer Colin Hambridge and actress Marta Carvalho, who have all created pieces of live literature in which mental health is the central element.

Day 2 will be an exploration through rehearsed readings of classic and contemporary works inhabiting the fertile space between live literature and theatre, presented by LLL's Artistic Director Mark C. Hewitt working with an international team of actors.

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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.) 

To find out more about the Penned Up festivals, click here »

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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