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Access for all?

Penny Pepper and others in the town are serious about accessibility and inclusivity in Hastings and St Leonards. Recently she wrote about the importance of event organisers considering wheelchair users, people who are visually impaired, hearing impaired, those who experience chronic fatigue, ill health and pain issues, and those with mental health issues and sensory impairments.

Posted 16:09 Monday, Sep 23, 2019 In: Campaigns Tags: Disability Rights Inclusivity penny pepper

‘First In The World Somewhere’

First In The World Somewhere is a memoir by local resident, Penny Pepper: writer, poet, activist and punky pioneer. Described by actor, comedian and activist, Liz Carr as “A force of nature and a voice like no other”. Penny will be performing in Hastings, her home town, at Bookbuster in November.

Posted 12:45 Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018 In: Literature Tags: BOOKBUSTER Come Home Alive Dianna Abbott First In The World Somewhere Liz Carr penny pepper The Naked Punk

HAVE network: access for us all

HAVE (Hastings Access to Venues and Events) is a local group advocating for ‘disability access to all creative stuff’. They work to collaborate with all creatives, events and venues, requesting that they think about access for all disabled people: wheelchair users, visually/hearing impaired people, those with mobility issues, mental health issues, learning difficulties and who are neuro-diverse. Penny Pepper writes.

Posted 08:21 Friday, Aug 17, 2018 In: Hastings People Tags: HAVE penny pepper

Campaign for access for disabled people

HAVE (Hastings Access to Venues and Events) are launching a newsletter, progressing its ambition to promote further access and inclusion for the disabled people of Hastings and St Leonards, focusing on festivals, events and the lively music and arts scenes.

Posted 12:37 Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 In: Campaigns Tags: access and inclusion disability disabled people Kev Towner penny pepper

Stables doors open to Hastings Fringe Festival

The Stables Theatre will hold the inaugural Hastings Fringe Festival in September. Hastings Online Times sent reporter Zoya Mathison to meet the founder – actor, writer and director – Heather Alexander to find out more.

Posted 13:29 Monday, Aug 24, 2015 In: Performance Tags: Comedy Gavin Martin Hastings Heather Alexander In Transit Jail Caesar music Music Hall Milly penny pepper performance Plays Radio Plays September stand-up comedy The Stables Theatre theatre Visual Arts
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Lost in Spaces

Hastings-based Penny Pepper – performer, singer and political activist on behalf of disabled people – has recently aired her latest show, Lost in Spaces. Witty, gritty and subversive, the performance charts her life to date. Based on the journals she has kept so meticulously since childhood, the spoken word blends seamlessly with poetry and music, while photos provide a visual narrative. Cathy Simpson was lucky enough to attend the première at the Soho Theatre, London.

Posted 10:07 Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 In: Hastings People Tags: autobiography Cathy Simpson disability independent living fund music penny pepper performance poetry poetry political activism Soho Theatre
Penny Pepper

Penny Pepper: writer, poet, activist, performer

Penny Pepper’s writing focuses on the exploration of difference and diversity, and unpicking the irresistible dark underbelly to life. Genre-defying and quirky, her work is infused with her passion as a veteran inclusive arts activist. She’s currently working on the final draft of her novel Fancy Nancy, and keeps the creative buzz going by writing flash fiction and planning her memoir ‘First in the World, Somewhere’. HOT’s Xaverine Bates caught up with her armed with some questions.

Posted 16:36 Tuesday, Jun 25, 2013 In: Literature Tags: arts activism Desires Reborn disability Fancy Nancy First in the World penny pepper performance poetry poetry Somewhere
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