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…