Thursday, 28th September 2017

Pathlands in Sussex

7:30 PM, Ropetackle Arts Centre

Peter Owen-Jones is a maverick 21st century priest, ecological thinker and champion of ethics who, as a celebrated BBC...

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Pathlands in Sussex

Friday, 29th September 2017

"Let us go then, you and I"

7:00 PM, Private venue

Duration: 2hrs

An evening with Literary Modernism.

Participants will be invited to join in an exploratory kitchen table discussion of Literary Modernism...

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Saturday, 30th September 2017

Writing with humour

1:00 PM, Shoreham Centre

Duration: 2hrs

With Gerry Thompson

This is a hands-on workshop for anyone who wants to incorporate humour into writing in any form...

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Writing with humour

Tuesday, 3rd October 2017

Exhibition of Farley Arts Trust Photographs

10:00 AM, Skyway Gallery, Shoreham Centre

Duration: TUESDAY 3 TO SATURDAY 21 OCTOBER

10am to 5pm Mondays to Saturdays Skyway Gallery, Shoreham Centre

An exhibition drawn from Farley’s unique collection of outstanding photographs, curated...

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Exhibition of Farley Arts Trust Photographs

Tuesday, 3rd October 2017

1917 Anthology of Poetry, Words and Song

7:30 PM, Ropetackle Arts Centre

Amaryllis Gunn

Actress Amaryllis Gunn has put together a selection of First World War poetry, prose and songs collected from 1915...

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1917 Anthology of Poetry, Words and Song

Wednesday, 4th October 2017

Button Pressed Productions present: The Teen People

8:00 PM, Ropetackle Arts Centre

A play by Simon Messingham and Mark Gatiss

The year is 1974. Welcome to your future. Strikes, power cuts and Terry...

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Button Pressed Productions present: The Teen People

Thursday, 5th October 2017

Pighog Poetry Evening

7:30 PM, Ropetackle Arts Centre

Pighog comes to Shoreham; one of Brighton’s longest-running live poetry nights, bringing new and established poets together for readings and...

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Pighog Poetry Evening

Friday, 6th October 2017

Creative Writing with Janet Pressley

2:00 PM, Ropetackle Mezzanine

Duration: 3hrs

Come to a lively and enjoyable session with a wide range of creative writing activities, poetry and prose. You only...

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Creative Writing with Janet Pressley

Friday, 6th October 2017

Chopping Chillies

8:00 PM, West Street Loft

Written and performed by Clair Whitefield, Directed by Olivier award winning Guy Masterson

Chopping Chillies is a mystical tale of love,...

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Chopping Chillies

Saturday, 7th October 2017

Crime Writing Workshop

10:30 AM, Ropetackle Mezzanine

Duration: 4hrs

with Sue Walker

Starting with bloody murder, this half-day workshop tracks the
course of a novel, observing events, developing characters and...

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Crime Writing Workshop

Saturday, 7th October 2017

Shoreham Singers by Sea

12:00 PM, Shoreham Methodist Church

Shoreham’s Community Choirwill entertain with a selection of show tunes, standards and old favourites. The choir, started by Herbie Flowers,...

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Shoreham Singers by Sea

Saturday, 7th October 2017

Surrealism and the artistic heritage of Farleys

1:00 PM, The Shoreham Centre

Rosemary Colebourn

The Education Coordinator for Farley Arts Trust, gives a talk to complement the Skyways Gallery exhibition throughout this year’s...

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Surrealism and the artistic heritage of Farleys

Saturday, 7th October 2017

Gallery Tour of the Farley Arts Trust exhibition

2:30 PM, Skyways Gallery, The Shoreham Centre

Duration: 2.30pm 3.15pm 4pm

Rosemary Colebourn

Rosemary will also offer a gallery tour of the Farleys arts trust exhibition. The gallery tours are limited to...

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Saturday, 7th October 2017

RAVILIOUS: Art to Poetry Workshop – exploring art through creative writing

3:00 PM, The Shoreham Centre

Duration: 2hrs

Eric Ravilious’ modernist paintings will provide the stimulus for poetry writing in this 2 hour workshop led by Keith Massey...

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Saturday, 7th October 2017

NEMO – A dramatic presentation of Jules Verne’s most famous novel

7:30 PM, West Street Loft

by Mady Mantelin

In French and English, with original music by Pierre Naffah

Following her outstanding success at last year’s Wordfest, Parisian...

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NEMO – A dramatic presentation of Jules Verne’s most famous novel

Sunday, 8th October 2017

Literary River Walk

10:00 AM, Meet The Old Tollbridge

led by Madeleine Levitt

10am meet at the Old Tollbridge opposite Red Lion Pub, Shoreham Road*

A regular feature of Shoreham Wordfest...

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Literary River Walk

Sunday, 8th October 2017

Sussex Modernism; artists, lives and works

3:00 PM, Ropetackle Arts Centre

Talk by Dr. Alistair Davies

Dr Alistair Davies from the University of Sussex will give
an illustrated talk, exploring the lives...

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Sussex Modernism; artists, lives and works

Sunday, 8th October 2017

Excavating Family Secrets: Gareth Brookes and S.V. Berlin

5:00 PM, Ropetackle Arts Centre

Two exciting new writers explore the influences and inspirations of their very different books:

Gareth Brookes’ A Thousand Coloured Castles realises...

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Excavating Family Secrets: Gareth Brookes and S.V. Berlin

Monday, 9th October 2017

An English Guide to Birdwatching

7:30 PM, Ropetackle Arts Centre

Nicholas Royle talks about his new novel

Silas and Ethel Woodlock have retired to the seaside,
but are distracted by herring...

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An English Guide to Birdwatching

Tuesday, 10th October 2017

Sussex Literary Landscapes

7:30 PM, Ropetackle Arts Centre

Geoff Mead

Sussex Literary Landscapes traces some of the sources of landscape history through works as diverse as the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle,...

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Sussex Literary Landscapes

Wednesday, 11th October 2017

Operation Chaos: a debate on active citizenship

7:30 PM, Ropetackle Arts Centre

Led by political columnist Rafael Behr

Featuring an introductory romp through the history of misinformation by David Bramwell and John...

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Operation Chaos: a debate on active citizenship

Thursday, 12th October 2017

Tales of Liberty and Songs of Protest

7:30 PM, Sussex Yacht Club

Liberty Tales, an evening of poems and short stories from
Arachne Press, inspired by Magna Carta and the concept of...

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Tales of Liberty and Songs of Protest

Friday, 13th October 2017

Turn of the Tide

7:30 PM, West Street Loft

Singing in the Spirit of Edward Thomas Part 2: Rebecca Askew

The second of two events created by Rebecca Askew...

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Turn of the Tide

Saturday, 14th October 2017

Shoreham Walk

10:30 AM, Meet outside Ropetackle Arts Centre

with Geoff Mead

The Shoreham walk this year will start at the
Ropetackle and will take an anti-clockwise
journey across the...

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Shoreham Walk

Saturday, 14th October 2017

The Old Woman from Friuli

11:00 AM, Shoreham Library

Children’s Story Session for ages 5-9 years

A reading of The Old Woman from Friuli by Ghillian Potts and
storytelling from...

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The Old Woman from Friuli

Saturday, 14th October 2017

Women in photography

12:00 PM, Shoreham Centre

Marilyn Stafford and Nina Emmett

Marilyn Stafford and Nina Emett are photojournalists who have both worked extensively on social, economic, cultural...

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Women in photography

Saturday, 14th October 2017

Wizard Presents ‘WHY THE WHALES CAME’

2:00 PM, Ropetackle Arts Centre

by Michael Morpurgo: a family show for everyone 7-107 years old

Multi-awardwinning performer and storyteller Danyah Miller,
who brought I Believe...

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Wizard Presents ‘WHY THE WHALES CAME’

Saturday, 14th October 2017

Fabricating Lureland: shifting perspectives of Peacehaven

2:00 PM, Shoreham Centre

As part of her ongoing PhD research project, Julia Winckler, Photographer and Senior Lecturer at University of Brighton, has tracked...

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Saturday, 14th October 2017

Cabaret des Noctambules

7:30 PM, Ropetackle Arts Centre

Gird your loins for a spiky evening of music, drink, exuberance, and subversion. Cabaret des Noctambules is a
cornucopia of...

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Cabaret des Noctambules

Sunday, 15th October 2017

Lee Miller: The Angel and The Fiend

2:30 PM, Ropetackle Arts Centre

A dramatised reading with images

“I was terribly, terribly pretty. I looked like an angel but was a fiend inside.” Written...

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Lee Miller: The Angel and The Fiend

Sunday, 15th October 2017

Shoreham Wordfest Poetry and Short Story Slam

7:00 PM, Ropetackle Arts Centre

An evening of literary fun, where a panel of judges and the audience hear original short stories and poems read...

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Thursday, 19th October 2017

Farley Farm Tour

2:00 PM, Farleys House and Gallery tour

Duration: Tour times: 2pm, 2.30pm and 3pm

Tour times: 2pm, 2.30pm and 3pm

A special Shoreham Wordfest tour of Farley Farm House and Gallery in Sussex. To visit...

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Farley Farm Tour

Thursday, 19th October 2017

ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER & MURRAY LACHLAN YOUNG with special guest Doctor Bongo

8:00 PM, Tomfoolery Café

Murray Lachlan Young, Poet Laureate for BBC 6Music and regular on BBC Radio 4, Murray has written for...

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ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER & MURRAY LACHLAN YOUNG with special guest Doctor Bongo

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