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Sussex Playwrights Next Meeting: Sunday 3rd September 7:00pm

New Venture Theatre
Bedford Place
East Sussex

A monthly playwrights’ meetup night – writers of film, theatre, TV, radio, online drama, plus actors, directors, crew and their friends are welcome to come along for networking, sharing writing, reading and discussing their work.

Writers’ night: Please bring your short pieces for reading and discussion on the night [10 minutes or so].

Our special guest this month is Kelly Mikulla of the Sussex Film Office.

Kelly is the main point of contact for all potential projects in the region, including feature films, television, commercials, music videos or photoshoots.

Come and meet Kelly and find out how writers, actors, crew etc can benefit!


Free to Sussex Playwrights members
£2 to visitors and friends, including drinks


Writers are often actors, directors, theatre and film makers etc too. We’re joining the dots in the city, getting everyone talking and collaborating together. Some dates for your diary:

For Actors: Brighton Actors Networking Summer Meetup 10.00am Revival Cafe, George Street, Hove. All welcome. Free – just buy your coffee and cake [your hot drink refill is half price].

For Film Makers: Shooters in the Pub Brighton film makers meetup 7.30pm Dukes at Komedia bar. All welcome. Free – buy a drink if you like.

August meeting review

Our special guest Howard J Ford

Brighton & Hove’s award-winning independent film writer and director Howard J Ford spoke about his work, his inspirations and his latest film ‘Never Let Go’, followed by an enthusiastic audience Q and A.

Howard is known for The Dead (2010), The Dead 2: India (2013) and Never Let Go (2015), and is also an award-winning commercials director.

More about his work here: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0285683/

About ‘Never Let Go’

Written and directed by Howard J Ford, starring Angela Dixon

Winner: Best Independent Feature [The National Film Awards 2016]

Winner: Best Director, Best Actress and Best Film [Artemis Women In Film Festival Los Angeles 2016]

Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8bWiGn9liU


Next meeting dates

The dates for Sussex Playwrights meetings over the next year are:

2017: 1 Oct; 5 Nov; 3 Dec

2018: 7 Jan; 4 Feb; 4 Mar; 8 Apr; 6 May; 3 Jun; 1 Jul; 5 Aug

The next few months will see some exciting events in preparation.

News of the 2017-18 Constance Cox competition is imminent

Starting October 1st, we’ll be hosting rehearsed readings of the top three 2016-17 Constance Cox Competition plays and the four runners up, featuring actors from the Brighton Actors Networking Group, with audience, author and actor discussion. The three winners will also be recorded for future podcast.

First Sunday of the month [unless otherwise indicated] 7pm – 9pm
New Venture Theatre
Bedford Place
East Sussex

All welcome.
All meetings are free to members [including drinks].
Visitors £2 on door [including drinks]

Keep an eye on the website and Facebook Page for latest news, as details and dates are confirmed.

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