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Life's A Dream

Pedro Calderon de la Barca’s 17th century masterpiece Life’s a Dream will be revived this autumn at the Blue Elephant Theatre in Camberwell for a limited three-week run from 31 August – 18 September 2004.

This enchanting play, presented by theatre company Snowy Dreams.inc, grapples with questions of pre-destination, astrology and man’s free will in a moving tale of love, honour and revenge.  It is highly accessible in a unique version adapted beautifully by theatrical genius John Barton and the acclaimed poet Adrian Mitchell. 

Caz Binstead, Artistic Director of Snowy Dreams.inc, is originally from Worthing.

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National Poetry Day -7th October

Each year, wandering poet Dan Thompson takes to the streets to celebrate National Poetry Day with free performances in shops, galleries, schools and libraries across West Sussex.

This year, the theme is Food - and Dan will be travelling with a box full of tasty poems, with writers like Benjamin Zephaniah and Roger McGough featuring alongside his own work. In addition to the performances, each lasting 10 - 20 minutes, Dan will use the internet to post poems throughout the day.

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Brighton Writer makes Guardian Shortlist

Kay Sexton is having a good summer.  Her short-short story, 'There are two routes into the living room' has made the final shortlist for the Guardian short story contest organised by Dave Eggers. 

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National Poetry Competition 2004

Colette Bryce has won first prize in the National Poetry Competition 2003. The prize-giving event also serves as the launch of the 2004 National Poetry Competition.

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The Hyperliterature Exchange (July 2004)

New on The Hyperliterature Exchange for July 2004 - "Rag Bag/Kitsch Mag" - a review of Razor Smile 1-2 and Papertiger 3.  
 

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'Between Ourselves'

The 'Between Ourselves' monologue (or duologue) writing or writing & performing contest is again attracting entries from across the country and even from abroad.
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Unlikely Gig For The Bamboo Band

Popular calypso outfit The Bamboo Band make a return to an unlikely venue this week: a pet shop in Goring! The band are playing a set at Goring Pet Supplies Big Family Fun Day for the second year runing.
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Brighton Fiction Wins Prize

Kay Sexton’s story Britpopping, set in Brighton, has just taken the bloc monthly fiction prize.  Sexton, a Brighton resident has had 23 stories published in the past year and her work will appear in three anthologies in 2004. 

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West Sussex Writers’ Club Showcase County’s Best

From short stories in magazines, to published poets, and art inspired by the written word: the West Sussex Writers’ Club Showcase has it all.

Taking place as part of the Artists & Makers festival, the event, takes place at The Pavilion, Field Place, Worthing. The showcase highlights published and prize-winning work by the club’s 150 members – and with West Sussex writers regularly published in national magazines and anthologies, the standard is high!

In addition to a variety of readings and performances, there will also be work by local artists on show. And the Textile Arts Forum will also exhibit their highly-acclaimed wall hanging, which is based on a poem by West Sussex Writers’ Club member Wendy Greene.

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Shame of the Great and the Good!

On the evening of Wednesday 16th June, the Mayor of Worthing, James Doyle, threw an end of term party for the great and good of the town. As a supporter of the arts in Worthing he kindly invited RAG along to provide the entertainment for the evening in the form of poetry and music.