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Brighton CCA

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This event is part of Dorset Place

Gossip Talks, Livio Casanova, 2021. Photo: James William Murray

This is a new short text reading group inspired by an event during Realia by James William Murray at Dorset Place in August 2021. The idea is to gather over a lunchtime and read short texts together aloud, from arts writing to fiction, based on a theme to then discuss. Readings will supplied at the beginning of the session, no prior preparation is required.

For the first series there will be four fortnightly sessions focusing on texts that relate to ideas of world-making. For the first event we will read The Artist by K.S.Malevich from The Artist, Infinity, Suprematism (Unpublished writings 1913-33) and extracts from Pure Colour by Sheila Heti (2022). Everyone is welcome to read aloud but you are also very welcome to listen.

Session 1: Thursday 15 September 2022, 12.30 – 2pm

Session 2: Wednesday 28 September 2022, 12.30 – 2pm

Session 3: Thursday 13 October 2022, 12.30 – 2pm

Session 4: Thursday 27 October 2022, 12.30 – 2pm

*Please note you do not need to attend every session.

To sign-up, ask any questions or register your interest for future sessions, please email Polly Wright (Programme Producer, Brighton CCA) P.Wright@Brighton.ac.uk

Address: Brighton CCA Dorset Place, 6 Dorset Place, BN2 1ST


This is part of the next edition of COMMUNAL, taking place at Dorset Place, September 2022. Responding to the needs of Brighton’ creative communities we are offering our project space as a resource for practitioners who might benefit from a free space to trial ideas, present work or hold events. Alongside a curated programme, we’re inviting proposals from artists and creative groups to make use of the space for up to three days.

Begun in 2019 the COMMUNAL Dialogues programme uses online and in person gallery space as a site for collaboration, activity, and experimentation. The programme is an ongoing process of sharing resources and networks aimed at building a more sustainable creative ecology in Brighton and a model for supporting our community over the long term. Each edition of COMMUNAL centres on a programme of activity at Brighton CCA underpinned with online materials and documentation on our website.

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