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Star & Crescent – first birthday party showcase

27 April 2016 | 18:00

Star & Crescent would like to invite you to celebrate their first birthday this April in the University of Portsmouth‘s very own Eldon building.

It’s been an extraordinary first year for Star & Crescent, the City’s first independent hyperlocal news, culture and commentary website, made by and for the people of Portsmouth.  In that brief time we’ve achieved a national scoop, had our investigative journalism quoted and republished in major media, and obtained a prestigious NESTA grant to boost our online profile. Most of all we’re proud to have brought together the talents of 100+ journalists, artists, photographers, poets, satirists and fiction writers from both the University of Portsmouth and the City’s wider creative scene.

Join us for a thrilling multimedia celebration of critical thinking and speaking truth to power – a night of music, film, visual art, readings and discussion – in Eldon Building lobby at 6pm on Wednesday 27th April. To book your place, visit our Eventbrite page

Amongst our readers will be:

Dr Alison Habens, novelist, short story writer and Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, UoP

Maggie Sawkins, poet and winner of the Ted Hughes Award for Poetry

Gareth Rees, author of the memoir Read Rees

Christine Lawrence, author of Caught in the Web, contributor to Portsmouth Fairy Tales

Conor Patrick, author of Goodbye Crocodile

Tessa Ditner, author of Charlie and the Latex Factory, editor of Portsmouth Fairy Tales and Portsmouth’s Literature Officer

John Bartlett, author, playwright and actor

Tom Sykes, author, S&C co-editor, and Lecturer in Creative Writing, UoP

Laszlo Dumitrescu, journalist and “wealth creator”

Sir Eugene Nicks MA, QC, KBE, Policy Advisor to the All-Portsea Conservative, Regressive and Imperial Association (established 1799).

Kinnan Zaloom, writer for The Galleon and student activist

More to be confirmed…


27 April 2016
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