Trope: Change
in partnership with Brighton Dome

Brighton’s new spoken word showcase featuring top UK artists, local musicians, a ‘poet in residence’, poetry film and an open mic.
And a twist – each Trope has a theme, so we can tackle the nitty-gritty of life from all angles, and this month we’re tackling CHANGE!
What is it? Is it needed? How can it happen? What changes when things change?
All of the performers will be asked to share work interpreting the theme and will generate enough wattage to jump start your brains and light up your hearts.

When: Friday 16 February  7.30pm
Where: The Basement, 24 Kensington Street, Brighton, BN1 4AJ
Tickets: via Brighton Dome website

Anthony Anaxagorou
Anthony Anaxagorou is an award-winning poet, short story writer, publisher and poetry educator. He has published several volumes of poems and essays, a spoken word EP and a collection of short stories whilst having also written for theatre.
His poetry has appeared on both national television and radio as well as being published in various literary magazines and anthologies. He was a judge for the 2016 BBC Young Writers Award and is currently the poet in residence at several London schools where he teaches poetry and creative writing.
In 2015 his poetry and fiction writing won him the Groucho Maverick Award and in 2016 he was shortlisted for the Hospital Club’s H-100 award.
He founded Out-Spoken in 2012 and Out-Spoken Press in 2013. His work has subsequently been studied in universities, schools and colleges across the USA, U.K and Australia, as well as being translated into Spanish, German, French and Japanese.

Chuck S J Hay 
Chuck is a Queer Folk Punk DIY Musician hailing from Brighton, UK. Although their roots lie in folk punk, Chuck’s guitar playing extends far beyond the contemporary and expected style of an acoustic guitarist. 
Chuck S J Hay has been a staple of the Brighton music scene as both a performer and promoter as well as the indomitable lead singer of revolutionary punk band Echo & The Beats. Chuck S J Hay has recently finished writing a song a day for a year, and after a successful Kickstarter fundraiser, will be releasing a 50 track album on the 15.9.17 featuring the best tracks from the year. 
Being a visible supporter of gender equality and an active member in the LGBTQ community, it is not unusual to see them on the bill in aid of fighting for equal rights.

Poet in residence: Sea Sharp
Pushcart Prize winner, Hammer and Tongue poetry slam finalist and Prairie Seed Poetry Prize winner, Sea is the first poet featured on the Black Vegans Rock website and is passionate about social movements that actively work towards empowering marginalised people, whilst dismantling oppression.

Host: Rosy Carrick
Rosy Carrick is a writer, performer, translator and compere based in Brighton. She gives talks, lectures and performances of her own work at events, conferences and festivals around the world, and develops collaborative projects with other creative artists around the UK. Rosy has a PhD on the Russian revolutionary poet Vladimir Mayakovsky, and has released two books of his work in translation. She runs workshops in English literature, critical theory, poetry and performance skills at schools, Universities and community settings around the UK, and is currently working on her first full-length show, Passionate Machine.