SATURDAY 10 AUGUST at 7.00pm
An evening of theatre and storytelling by leading poets responding to a theme of social justice across class, disability, race, age and background:
The Naked Punk Part One: Raw and Uncovered
In collaboration with Hastings Litfest
“I’m Naked because I strive to be open in my writing, to show what needs to be shown….Accept yourself, accept a new story.”
Penny Pepper makes the first of two Hastings appearances with Raw and Uncovered, a performance of her latest work, The Naked Punk.
Penny Pepper is a local acclaimed author, performer and activist who appears regularly on TV & Radio and writes for The Guardian and The Huffington Post. Her debut poetry collection Come Home Alive, was published in 2018 (Burning Eye) and her memoir, First in the World Somewhere (Unbound) charts her punky coming of age in the Thatcher years (Radio 4’s ‘A Good Read’, Liz Carr).
The Naked Punk Part Two: Flesh and Bone is being presented by Hastings Litfest on 30th August. Tickets: http://hastingslitfest.org/author-talks/the-naked-punk/
God Save The Teen
A show on growing up and getting it wrong
In this hilarious yet heartfelt Saboteur Shortlisted Show, poet Andrew Graves recounts his past life as a council youth worker, offering tales of drugs, parental breakups, starry-eyed punks and disappearing Goths. Fusing spoken word and politics, it spotlights the closure of youth services and diminishing aspects of social care for young people.
Poetry by Luke AG
Originally from Hastings, Luke uses poetry, rhyme and political messages to work through a narrative of his own life, and the people around him.
Event supported by funding from Arts Council England.