Brighton Festival: Modern Poetry in Translation

Those of you who have been following my blog for a while will know that I helped Modern Poetry in Translation (MPT) when they attended Brighton Festival last year. I loved it, and even though I probably wasn’t needed this year, Mathew (organiser of the literary events) kindly let me help out once again. As I didn’t have the opportunity to pick up this spring’s edition of MPT, Twisted Angels, I don’t have a poem for ………

Brighton Festival 2014: Alex Bellos and AC Grayling

Another weekend another fun two days volunteering! Alex Bellos, Alex Through the Looking Glass (Saturday 17th May) Unfortunately I forgot my note pad on Saturday so I didn’t have the chance to jot anything down. Apologies for any inaccuracies, I’m writing from memory. Alex Bellos is a writer and broadcaster, he studied mathematics and philosophy at University and thus is quite the genius, in my opinion at least. You may know of Bellos either from his ………

Brighton Festival 2014: Volunteering Day 1, Viv Albertine and Simon Price

Good news (for me, and you vicariously), I have once again been given the opportunity to volunteer with The Brighton Festival. The majority of my volunteering won’t be until 17th May onwards, however, back on 4th May I got to sit in on Simon Price talking to Viv Albertine. Albertine was guitarist and singer in 70s punk band The Slits, an all girl Punk group. “Anyone who wants to write an autobiography is either a twat ………

Brighton Festival: Volunteering Days 3, 4 & 5 – Tracy Chevalier, Alan Rusbridger, Irving Finkel and Building on What We Have

Part of the beauty of volunteering for a festival in Brighton is being allowed into – behind the scenes of – some of Brighton’s best buildings. The Theatre Royal, built in 1808, is one of the oldest theatres in the country; two events I assisted with were held here. This is what it looks like from the stage: