PREVIEW: Charity Gala Night for Trans Pride

May 18, 2016


The Claremont Hotel in Hove will hold a Charity Gala night this Saturday, May 21, featuring the amazingly gifted poet Alice Denny who will be performing a selection of her poems with some surprise guest musicians. There will be cocktails, a raffle and all proceeds from the evening will be donated to Trans*Pride.

Alice Denny
Alice Denny

Alice says: “I am very excited about performing at this Gala as it will give me a chance to do a long set and tell the story of how the people of Brighton have enabled me to grow and find fulfilment. The evening will be in 3 or 4 sections pertaining to different aspects of life-family, love, loss marginalisation and community.

“It is a real honour and treat to be performing in such beautiful surroundings with supportive, nurturing people.

“I went to see Coralie, Vicki and Dan at the Claremont in January to discuss using the venue during the Brighton Fringe. However, after checking the costs for registering the event at the Brighton Fringe I realised I could not afford to proceed.

“The lovely people at the Claremont offered to host my show, pay for the Brighton Fringe registration and donate all the proceeds from the evening to Trans* Pride.”

Almost every poem Alice will perform has been written since she moved to Brighton seven years ago, mostly in her small flat or her communal garden, sometimes walking along the seafront, on the bus or in a pub.

She plans to recite one or two longer and rarely performed pieces which she hopes people will warm to and a  “triptych “ of poems with a guest poet, Paul Crompton.

Tickets cost £10 and the performance starts at 8pm.

This years Trans Pride 2016 is on Saturday, July 23 12 from noon till 6pm in Brunswick Square Gardens, Hove.

Event: Charity Gala Night to benefit Trans* Pride featuring Poet Alice Denny

Where: The Claremont, 13 Second Avenue, Hove

When: Saturday, May 21

Time: 8pm

Cost: £10

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