The ‘L’ Word is right on!

Besi Besemar January 9, 2013


As part of the B.Right.On Festival during LGBT History Month in February, former Coronation Street actress, Trudy Howson hosts The ‘L’ WORD, a fun, social, interactive poetry evening, with an Open Mike for budding (and flowering) poets.

Relax in the company of like-minded others. Meet friends old and new. Have fun exploring this iconic lesbian theme on Sunday February 24 at 4pm in Envy, (above Charles Street) 8 Marine Parade, Brighton.

Share your experience of coming out and being gay in our community. Take part in a living interactive lesbian poem. Or just sit, listen and enjoy. Not suitable for children. Male friends are welcome.

“Love laughter, longing loss.

This is the promise; this is the cost

Of being…a lesbian”

Trudy Howson

Your hostess for the night is Trudy Howson, former actress, now poet and activist – her poem Going For Gold was filmed by the BBC in the run up to the Olympics.

Jay Walker returns to the poetry scene with clout – she’s delighted to be part of LGBT History Month, where she will launch this season’s bold and colourful cache of poems.

Award winning poet Dolly Sen has published eight books, and when she’s not writing, she does stuff like saying ‘blowjob’ on BBC Women’s Hour, and designing flyers.

Vince Laws
Vince Laws

Controversial poet and activist Vince Laws (male friend of Trudy Howson) who campaigns against the stigma of mental health, disability, and HIV – and for queer rights, equality, and badgers will also be appearing.
Hold tight onto your hats!

EVENT:          The ‘L’ Word

WHERE:        Envy Club, above Charles Street, 8 Marine Parade, Brighton

WHEN:          Sunday, February 24

TIME:            4pm

COST:            £7/£5 concs, £1 from every ticket to the Rainbow Fund.

For more information and to book a ticket view: Vince Laws: