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A special one-off event for Sussex Sci Fi fans

Brighton Sci Fi eventTHEY is a Science Fiction novel set on the South Downs and published in 1977. ‘They’ are an unnamed group who roam the countryside and remove all books, musical instruments and artworks from people’s homes. Although it won the SE Arts Literature prize and lots of critical praise, the Brighton-based Kay Dick’s slim novel is now almost forgotten. I found it listed on Amazon second hand with a great cover, but no way of buying it.

On Saturday December 6th live readings will be performed by actors at Foredown Tower – a former water tower on the edge of the Downs. The viewing room on the top floor gives incredible 360 degree views of the coast and downs. I’ve taught poetry up there and it is amazing, but it can be chilly so dress warm. The Tower also houses the region’s largest operational camera obscura, and you will get a chance to see it working if weather permits.

The event costs £9 inc. and that includes return transport between Brighton and Foredown Tower. The bus picks up from outside the former Municipal Market in Circus Street, Brighton (near the Pavilion) at the following times:

Event 1. 11am. Pick-up time at Circus St. 10.15am. (arrive back 1.15pm). Book via Eventbrite

Event 2. 12.30pm. Pick-up time at Circus St. 11.45am. (arrive back 2.45pm). Book via Eventbrite

Event 3. 2pm. Pick-up time at Circus St. 1.1pm Book via Eventbrite

Foredown Tower

 

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4 comments on “A special one-off event for Sussex Sci Fi fans

  1. theowllady
    November 26, 2014

    Reblogged this on theowlladyblog.

    • bridget whelan
      November 26, 2014

      Thanks for reblogging – this sounds like a very special, very different day.

  2. Valerie
    November 26, 2014

    Ooooooh wow, looks fab, I shall be there! Thanks for blogging Bridget! Vx

    • bridget whelan
      November 26, 2014

      Glad you like the post Valerie – I love the fact that they lay on transport from the centre of Brighton and you get to see the camera obscura work as well.

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