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SNOW Q

A work-in-progress presentation by Maria Jastrzebska

with readings/performance by Rita Suszek

Date: Saturday 1 December

Time: 4:00pm 

Venue: LLL studios & rehearsal space, central Lewes

An artist tak by poet Maria Jastrzebska to introduce performances by actress Rita Suszek of a new text written in Ponglish, a language experiment that combines words in English and Polish. The project is part of a wider artistic collaboration with composer Peter Copley, visual artist Dagmara Rudkin and photographer / filmmaker, Wendy Pye

Currently a work-in-progress, Snow Q is ultiomarely intended as a multi-artform installation that reimagines aspects of the story of The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen to explore contemporary themes of social isolation, gender, sexuality, migration and exile. The culmination of this artistic research and development process will be presented for one day only, on the Winter Solstice, 21st December 2018, at The Regency Town House in Brighton.

Visit the blog site: https://snowqproject.wordpress.com/

About the writer

Born in Warsaw, Poland, Maria Jastrzebska came to the UK as a child. She is a writer, poet, playwright and translator and the author of six poetry collections. Her latest collection, a prose poem narrative entitled The True Story of Cowboy Hat and Ingénue was recently published by Liquorice Fish.

Note: this event is by invitation only as numbers are very limited. If you'd like to be invited, please email us at leweslivelit@gmail.com

PUSHKIN'S HALF HOUR

Written & performed by John Agard

Date: Saturday 29 December 

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: White Hart Hotel (Sheriff's Room)

Address: White Hart Hotel High Street, Lewes, Sussex BN7 1XE

Tickets: £8.00 advance / £10.00 door

In this whimsical whirlwind homage to mixed race Russian poet, Pushkin, Caribbean-British poet John Agard transforms his famous verse novel, Eugene Onegin, into a sort of contemporary parlour production in which he plays all the parts, not just the narrator, Pushkin, and his alter-ego, Onegin, but love interest Tatyana and the old nursemaid, Filipevna! Second date in a short preview tour that includes the Square Tower in Portsmouth on Sunday 30th December and culminates in two performances at Pushkin's House, in London (Jan10th & 11th).

With live incidental music by Sophia Poznansky (accordion) and period songs in Russian performed by multilingual cabaret chanteuse Pam Hewitt. A Crosspath production, directed by Mark C. Hewitt.

"... hilarious and moving by turns, with sharply satiric intelligence" (Michael Horovitz)

“… spooky, quirky and profound” (audience feedback)

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Pushkin's Half Hour in Portsmouth

Date: Sunday 30 December 

Time: 4.30pm

Venue: The Square Tower, Old Portsmouth

Address: Square Tower, Broad Street, Portsmouth PO1 2ND 

Tickets: £7 on the door or in advance from Eventbrite 

A Tongues&Grooves event

Tickets available online via Eventbrite

Pushkin's Half Hour in London

Dates: Thursday 10 & Friday 11 January (2019)

Time: 7.00pm

Venue: Pushkin House

Address: Pushkin House, 5a Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA 

Tickets: £12 standard / £10 supporters & concessions

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