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In Their Shoes: Event

In Their Shoes: Event

Apples and Snakes presents a spoken word show featuring some of the best performance poets in the South East. In line with Brighton Festival, this event is themed around empathy and the small victories of everyday life. Enlightening and uplifting, this event will open your hearts to the power of words. The event will feature performances from Patience Agbabi, Dizraeli and Tommy Sissons. There will also be performances of the 5 specially commissioned ‘In Their Shoes’ poems from Issa Loyaan Farrah, Hong Dam, Sea Sharp, Connor Byrne and Helen Seymour.

Where: All Saints Church, The Drive, Hove BN3 3QE
When: Sunday 7 May, 7-9pm
Tickets: £15
More info: brightonfestival.org

Patience Agbabi is a renowned poet on the international literary circuit. Author of four books and former Poet Laureate of Canterbury, she has recently taken part in Refugee Tales, a book that reflects on the dangerous journeys made by people fleeing war.

Dizraeli is a rapper, multi-instrumentalist and sometime singer. He has recently composed a soundtrack for E4, spent a week in the refugee camp at Calais and travelled to Senegal to study West African music. His latest ep, Eat My Camera, addresses migration, injustice, consumer London and Palestine.

Brighton-born Tommy Sissons is a national poetry slam champion whose work deals with topics such as the impact of politics on youth culture and working class values. He’s worked with the BBC and is a regular feature poet on Channel 4's 'Four to the Floor'.

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