The Moon, Poetry and all that Jazz

We are delighted to announce that Pale Fire, an anthology of new lunar poetry by more than sixty writers, illustrated by Fergus Hare, is now published.
It can be ordered directly from The Frogmore Press, 21 Mildmay Road, Lewes, BN7 1PJ. £10 + £2 for postage and packaging in the UK, at cost to other destinations. Email orders: Alexbythesea@hotmail.com .  You may also purchase it at Skylark in Lewes or Much Ado Books in Alfriston, East Sussex.
The launch on 9 June 2019 at Fitzroy House in Lewes is now fully booked, but there will be other exciting things happening on the same day:

Moongazing, an exhibition of Moon art, curated by Sarah O’Kane, at Fitzroy House, including work by Fergus Hare.

Painters, printmakers and sculptors are exhibiting artworks for this stunning show, many specially-commissioned. A range of artists including Julian Bell, Peter Messer, Fergus Hare, Flora McLachlan and Charlotte Snook were asked to create work expressing different aspects of the moon: urban moon, childhood moon, magical moon, tidal moon, nocturnal animals and mythological moon are some of the themes developed by the participating artists.

 

An illustrated talk about the Moon in art and science by editor Alexandra Loske and astronomer Robert Massey from the Royal Astronomical Society. They recently published Moon – Art, Science, Culture (Octopus, 2018).
2.30pm, Fitzroy House.  For places email sarah@sarahokane.co.uk.
Entry fee: £3 (please bring along on the day).

Poetry & all that Jazz – Upstairs at the John Harvey Tavern, Bear Yard, Cliffe High Street, Lewes, BN7 2AN
Enjoy a delightful mix of words and music at the launch of Poetry & All That Jazz magazine which brings together leading poets with South Downs writers, plus jazzy guitar music.
The 2019 edition includes great poems from Louis de Bernieres, Frieda Hughes, Penelope Shuttle and South Downs poets.
Part of the South Downs Poetry Festival. www.sdpf.org.uk
Free entrance (with a drink purchased from the Tavern)

Lunar poetry: Join us at the launch of ‘Pale Fire – New Writing on the Moon’ on 9 June

We are delighted to announce that Pale Fire, an anthology of new lunar poetry by more than sixty writers, illustrated by Fergus Hare, will be published at the end of May.
Join us at the launch at Fitzroy House, a beautiful historic building in Lewes, against a backdrop of Moon-themed art.

9 June 2019
7.30pm
Fitzroy House
10 High Street
Lewes BN7 2AD

There will  be readings from several contributors and a chance to meet the editor Alexandra Loske and artist Fergus Hare. An exhibition of new art, Moongazing, curated by Sarah O’Kane will be on display at the venue. For more information see www.sarahokane.co.uk

This is a free event but places must be pre-booked by email as places are limited. To reserve a place, send an email to Alexbythesea@hotmail.com

At 2.30 in the afternoon on 9 June there is also a chance to attend talk about the Moon in art and science by editor Alexandra Loske and astronomer Robert Massey from the Royal Astronomical Society. They recently published Moon – Art, Science, Culture (Octopus, 2018).  

For places email sarah@sarahokane.co.uk. Entry fee: £3 (please bring along on the day).

Both books are available at the Moongazing exhibition and authors will sign copies at both events.

 

 

If you can’t make it to the launch, Pale Fire can be ordered directly from The Frogmore Press, 21 Mildmay Road, Lewes, BN7 1PJ .
96 pages, ISBN 9780957068889, £10 + £2 for postage and packaging in the UK, at cost to other destinations. Email orders: Alexbythesea@hotmail.com