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LEMN SISSAY

+ Amanthi Harris + Pam and De Femmes

Date: Wednesday 11 December

Time: 7:45m 

Venue: All Saints Centre 

Address: All Saints Centre, Friars Walk, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2LE

Tickets: £12 advance / £15 door

Lemn Sissay headlines in this revival of LLL's Cabaret Sessions. A BAFTA nominated, award winning writer, poet, performer, playwright and broadcaster, he's read on stage throughout the world: from the Library of Congress in the USA to the University of Addis Ababa, from Singapore to Sri Lanka, Bangalore to Dubai, Bali to Greenland, and not forgetting Wigan Library. He was awarded an MBE for services to literature and was the first poet commissioned to write for the London Olympics. He's also just recently been announced as Guest Director for the next Brighton Festival.

The first half of the evening will also feature award-winning local novelist Amanthi Harris, in conversation with LLL's Artistic Director Mark Hewitt, talking about her recently published book, Beautiful Place, and fun multilingual songs by seven-piece ensemble, Pam and De Femmes, encompassing a surprising range of traditions from cabaret to calypso to tango.

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SNOW Q

by Maria Jastrzębska

Date: Tuesday 18 February

Time: 7:45m 

Venue: All Saints Centre 

Address: All Saints Centre, Friars Walk, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2LE

A classic fairytale is being re-imagined for the 21st century in a new live literature production, written by poet Maria Jastrzębska and directed by LLL's Artistic Director, Mark C. Hewitt.

The work, written in the hybrid language of Ponglish (half-English / half-Polish), is a dramatized reimagining for two performers of Hans Christian Anderson’s much-loved story, The Snow Queen, using this enigmatic tale of friendship in a harsh world to explore contemporary themes of social isolation, gender, sexuality, migration and exile.

At the centre of Jastrębska's non-binary story are Gerda and Kai, two lost young people who are lifelong friends. When winter comes, ice enters Kai’s heart. Kai suddenly disappears ... and so begins Gerda's quest. The piece also features the voice of Crow, an acerbic commentator on human affairs.

In the words of poet Maria Jastrzębska:

“As a child I was greatly disturbed by the idea of a piece of ice falling into your heart. Could someone else’s tears melt it? When I started writing Snow Q I knew Gerda and Kai were not going to be traditionally girl-and-boy in my version. But there are so many other stories within this story. I wanted to ask what it is that keeps us disconnected from one another and everything around us. How do we truly communicate with each other? Once ice has lodged in our hearts, can it melt?”

Image by Dagmara Rudkin

Tickets available soon on this website.