Wealth of talent during Black History Month in Lewes

Award-winning poet and Lewes resident John Agard will celebrate the launch of Black History Month with Sussex Downs College.

He will be joined by writer and poet Kadija George from Sierra Leone – herself the recipient of many awards – St Lucian artist Luigi St.Omer, renowned musician Paul Gladstone-Reid, African DJ Tony Kalume and Cuban band Son Guarachando.

Sussex Downs College dance students will be performing pieces inspired by African American New York choreographer Alvin Ailey.

The dazzling array of international talent forms part of an exciting evening to celebrate Caribbean and African culture through food, music, poetry, dance and the arts.

Taking place at the College’s Lewes campus on Wednesday, October 9 (5.30-8pm), admission is by ticket only.

They cost just £2 each and are available from Student Services at the College’s Eastbourne and Lewes campus. Call 08452 601 608.

Lizzie Kemp, Ethnicity Champion at Sussex Downs College, said: “We are an inclusive College and respecting diversity is an underlying theme and integral to our ethos.

“We have a range of our students participating along with a distinguished line- up of performers who demonstrate our commitment to building partnerships and working with our community.”