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Hidden Sussex book launch - Brighton

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New Writing South

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Join our Brighton book launch for Hidden Sussex, a new anthology for Sussex.

Writing Our Legacy is thrilled to announce its first print and digital publication, an anthology about the Sussex experience from the Black and ethnic minority perspective. Our aim is to reinvent Sussex Day, which is celebrated in Sussex on 16 June.

Submissions for the anthology are now being accepted until 17 March 2019 - see below for more information - or on our website writingourlegacy.org.uk

The event will feature readings from contributors, an African Night Fever DJ, food and drink refreshment, books for sale, plus the launch of our new alternative Sussex Day flag.

Come help us celebrate the great writing about Sussex!

General admission £5 + booking fee, Concession £3 + booking fee

Venue capacity: 45

Advance booking strongly advised

Books will be on sale (cash & card accepted)

About the Hidden Sussex anthology

For the Hidden Sussex anthology, we are looking for writing of all kinds - from fiction to poetry, and from prose to memoir - that is inspired by the experience of living, working and playing in Sussex. For us, Sussex stretches across East and West Sussex, from Chichester to Hastings, and from Crawley to Brighton.

Sussex is also a state of mind, encapsulating the famous South Downs, the beaches of the South Coast, the historic villages, or the ever expanding urban populations. Not to mention the rich cultural heritage of our various BME communities and people, from the Beachy Head Lady to contemporary figures such as poets John Agard and Grace Nichols.

The anthology invites writers to capture Sussex from their own personal experience, as well as the history, culture, landscape, food, drink - whatever inspires you to write!

There are no age restrictions and writers of all backgrounds and levels of experience are invited to submit.

The only requirement is that writers are BME/BAME, as follows:

Writing Our Legacy employs MOSAIC’s definition of Black to be ‘Black people’ and ‘mixed-parentage people’ including all those people whose ancestral origins are African, Asian, Caribbean, Chinese, Middle Eastern, North African, Romany, the indigenous peoples of the South Pacific islands, the American continents, Australia and New Zealand.

Our Editors are Umi Sinha, Colin Grant and Dean Atta, working in partnership with Word Factory, New Writing South, Creative Futures, Diversity Lewes, Diverse Crawley, African Night Fever and Brighton & Hove Black History.

The anthology project is supported by Arts Council England, Brighton & Hove City Council, East Sussex Arts Partnership and Devonshire West Big Local.

We will be running creative writing workshops in 7 locations across Sussex to inspire and support writers before submission opens. Please see our website for more details - http://writingourlegacy.org.uk- or the list below.

The anthology is part of Diverse Sussex, a platform and provocation to champion a shared sense of heritage, diversity & multiculturalism around the BME/BAME experience in East and West Sussex including Brighton.





Diverse Sussex is a multi art form platform that aims to champion a shared sense of heritage, diversity & multiculturalism around the Black and ethnic minority (BME or BAME) experience in East and West Sussex including Brighton.

It is a provocation and a starting point to a new dialogue.

We invite residents to explore Sussex’s diverse heritage and population, through a visual arts exhibition and public arts programme including creative writing/life story, film, music, arts, food and talks.

The writing and stories that are shared about the BME/BAME experience in Sussex will help form a new anthology published in June 2019.

Our aims are to

Create diverse arts opportunities
Support multicultural community cohesion• Reduce BME people social isolation

Learn about BME people’s needs
Challenge racism

We work with a number of organisations through projects, partnerships and mutual support including Writing Our Legacy, Brighton & Hove Black History, African Night Fever, Diversity Lewes, Take The Space, Heritage Eastbourne, and This Too Is Real.

Our projects are funded by East Sussex County Council, Devonshire West Big Local and Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grant.

To be part of the dialogue, see thistooisreal.co.uk or follow #DiverseSussex on social media.

@DiverseSussex




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