Eastbourne Festival 16 July

Lewes All Saints 24 July

Written by Lewes poet Grace Nichols the production enthralled audiences at its previews and was massively sold out at its Lewes performance last February. The work, set partly against the background of the Spanish Civil War, features live flamenco music and dance, exhilirating acting and projected images.

“Wonderful. Superb. So emotional.”  (Audience feedback)

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All Saints Lewes: Sat 25 July

Duo performance by singer / pianist Polina Shepherd (above) and Merlin Shepherd (clarinet), both virtuosi in their own right.

An explosive mixture of powerful dance rhythms and profound melodies of the Steppes and the Shtetl spiced up by Tatar Bazaars and washed down with a fisherman’s song from Odessa.

Effervescent Klezmer, Turkish, Russian, Greek and Romanian music styles. 

"Nice clarinet playing." (Al Pacino)

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Mimi's Poetry Groups

Mimi Khalvati's much-loved poetry seminars focused on developing work in progress. Places are strictly limited. Dates for sessions from November 2015 to January 2016 will be listed soon on the 'Workshops' page of this website. These workshops are frequently oversubscribed. Currently there are a small number of places available. Poets interested should contact LLL direct.

Making Innovative Live Literature

LLL's Artistic Director Mark Hewitt will be running a new production course for writers at New Writing South in Autumn 2015. The course will begin with two free 'taster days' on Mon 14 Sept (6.30 - 8.30) and Sat 19 Sept (2.00 - 4.00). The course will then run bu-weekly on Monday evenings from 5 Oct to 30 Nov leading to a day of scratch performances at a Brighton venue. Details to follow.

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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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