Brighton Pride: Libraries Literature Live in the Park

Besi Besemar May 15, 2015

After the critical success of last year’s Literature Live at Brighton Pride, Brighton & Hove Libraries in partnership with Queer in Brighton and HAVE A WORD will host an afternoon of entertainment at Preston Park with writers and performers talking about and reading from their own work.

Clare Lydon
Clare Lydon

SIT back, chill out and listen to compere Clare Lydon, author of The Long Weekend and London’s Calling introduce a line-up that includes Catherine Hall, author of The Repercussions; Stevan Alcock, author of Blood Relatives, Alison Childs in a duet with Rosie Wakeley performing from All the Nice Girls and poets, authors and contributors from Black and Gay in the UK, John Gordon, PJ Samuels, Ade Adaniji and Travis Alabanza.

HAVE A WORD Brighton’s LGBT Literary Salon will take over from 5-6pm to present a variety of new and established performers from across the South East.

Poet John McCullough said of Literature Live: “A fantastic time was had by all. It was so lovely to have a space for literature at Pride and offered an alternative entertainment that was very much appreciated. And always great to be able to read poems about LGBT history to the type of audience I hoped for from the start”.

And with tea and cakes available all afternoon, Libraries Literature Live In The Park promises to be a cornucopia of literary heaven in Preston Park, feeding the minds and souls of participants and audience alike.

For further information including details of Libraries Literature Live pre-Pride Trans* and Older LGBT+ writing workshops and HAVE A WORD Jubilee Library events email:

Event: Pride Brighton & Hove 2015: Pride Festival

Where: Preston Park, Preston Road, Brighton

When: Saturday, August 1

Time: 12noon – 10pm

Tickets: Early Birds Sold Out: £18.50 Second release now available/ then £21.00. £25 on the day
Joint tickets available for Festival and Village party. Up to 3 children under 12 are free with accompanying adult.

To book tickets online: click here: