Poetry coup for Black Huts event

Electric Palace SUS-151022-081152001

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Natalia Farrán Graves, the granddaughter of poet Robert Graves will be appearing at the Electric Palace in November as part of the Black Huts Festival.

Natalia is a singer, writer, artist and teacher. Her mother is the translator and writer Lucia Graves and her father is Ramón Farrán, a Spanish musician and composer.

Natalia was born in Madrid and grew up between Barcelona and Deià (Mallorca), and is now based in England.

Natalia will be joining Anghrad Rhys - Lynette Roberts’ daughter, Lynette Roberts’ editor Patrick McGuinness and Charles Mundye, editor of Keidrych Rhys - to create a unique gathering in honour of Lynette Roberts’ poetry.

Gods With Stainless Ears, Takes place on Sunday November 3.15 for 4pm at the Electric Palace, High Street, Hastings Old Town.

The Black Huts arts festival which presents an impressive line-up of events ranging from cinema to performance poetry.

The festival, which runs from October 28 - November 1, has evolved into one of the most cutting-edge in the south east with a line-up that would be the envy of many London events.

This years festival has been expanded to five days and takes place at The Beacon, on the West Hill, and the Electric Palace cinema in the Old Town.

The festival will see Pete Brown giving a poetry reading. Pete was the lyricist for 60’s supergroup Cream and wrote many of their hits, including Sunshine of Your Love.

Also appearing this year will be Hastings and Hackney writer Iain Sinclair.

Another writer appearing at the Black Huts is Govan born James Kelman, whose book How Late It Was, How Late, written in the Glasgow dialect, was awarded the Booker Prize.

Film makers Bob Bentley and Tony Grisoni /Brian Catling create an All Hallows Eve. There will be rare readings by Carlyle Reedy, John Healy and a homage to poet Lynette Roberts, Gods With Stainless Ears.

Catalan poet Jessica Pujol, James Kelman, Jonathan Coe will be making the journey to Hastings, and David Quantick, Ian Kearey and David Tibet are also contributing to the festival. The Festival sees a return to Hastings of traditional folk icon Shirley Collins. Shirley, who was born in Hastings and has many memories of the town. For full details and booking visit visit www.e-truscan.co.uk.

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