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Join in Poetics at the Palace events for Coastal Currents

London’s Poetics club comes to Hastings

Join a live film event for Coastal Currents 2021, plus a spoken word workshop and live poetry performance at the Electric Palace from Poetics club members including Mae Kilha, says Annie Waite.

On 24 and 25 September, representatives from the London poetry open mic night, Poetics, will be heading to the Electric Palace cinema in Hastings Old Town for three special events of creativity, inspirations, film and live spoken word to mark this year’s Coastal Currents festival.

Spoken Word Films

Mae Kilha (aka @kilhapoetry) and the cinema’s Electric Women on Film group have curated and will host a live event showcasing a selection of spoken word films, on Friday 24 September, at 8pm.

The Electric Women on Film group has been meeting online via Zoom meetings for the past six months, and aims to raise the profile of women in film, by discussing and enjoying work from female directors, writers, and producers. The cinema has also been showing more ‘F-Rated’ films as part of its film programme. The F-Rating is applied to all films which are directed by women and/or written by women.

This first event as part of the Poetics trio of sessions will feature 10 short film-poems by women filmmakers, followed by live Q&A with the filmmakers.

Poetry workshop

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Meet poet Mae Kilha at the Electric Palace in September

Mae Kilha will also be co-facilitating a poetry workshop at the Electric Palace, on Saturday 25 September at 4pm.

Kilha, pictured right, is a London-born poet and psychotherapeutic counsellor, as well as being the driving force behind Poetics in Waterloo, a Poetry Open Mic platform.

The workshop will focus on the ‘inner child’. Joining Kilha to facilitate is teacher and poet, Rohan Samuel, who is well known for his energetic performances and intricate word play to get a serious message across.

The workshop will provide a therapeutically guided, safe environment for the words of attendees’ own personal ‘inner child’.

Poetics’ ethos

Poetics’ main objective is to provide a safe space for new poets to interact with more established poets, offering a supportive environment for their journeys. Poets touch on topics of oppression, explore personal and sometimes difficult emotions, empowerment and ways of navigating life and its ups and downs.

Workshop attendees will have a free ticket and an opportunity to show their work at the live poetry performances open mic event later on Saturday 25 September at 8pm – all welcome and open mic slots will be available on the door.

Also performing that evening will be special guest poets ‘CurleyWordy’ and ‘KingFaz’.

Book now via the Electric Palace website

Spoken word films, Friday 8pm >>

Poetry workshop, Saturday 4pm >>

Live performance: Open Mic Night, Saturday 9pm >>



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