The B.Right.On Festival 2013Poet, artist and campaigner Vince Laws visited Brighton last summer looking for somewhere to exhibit artwork and ended up creating The B.Right.On Festival – a celebration of Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Trans History Month – kicking off with an Official Launch on Friday 1 February in Brighton Town Hall, followed by a VIP reception in the Mayor’s Parlour! The same evening, Vince launches his show, I Am A Poem, at Brighton’s Jubilee Library, supported by Arts Council England.
“I’d like to thank everyone who has agreed to take part so far, the response has been so enthusiastic. We kick off with a filmed happening in the Town Hall - Adopt-A-Pansy, poetry, voices, the Hankie Quilt, artist Mandy Webb, and Barefoot Wine. Then in the Library you can see my visual poetry, the OUT140 project with Shelly Telly, a display of BANNED books and films, hear poetry, and Hullabaloo Community Quire - some of the city’s other choirs are programming events during the month. Rose Collis will guide you on the Queer Brighton Tour, and she’s performing her one-woman show – Trouser Wearing Characters. There’ll be a Human Library, Make Them Eat Cake, and later in the month poets Maria Jastrzebska, John McCullough, Max Wallis, Trudy Howson, Jay Walker, and Dolly Sen will perform and host Open Mike spots. All that and How Gay is Your Pet? What more do you want?”
The B.Right.On Festival is now an event on Facebook. At the top of the page, click '...See More' and a regularly updated calendar of events will unfold.
You can listen to Vince talking about The B.Right.On Festival on Brighton's Radio Reverb on 15 December 2012.
You can read the Arts Council press release here.
The BANNED face painting mass protest on Friday 1 February was inspired by this website. Now we are their front page news!
Contact Vince via firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved or volunteer.