Who we are


Devil’s Dyke Network is an inclusive platform for poets, performers and artists dedicated to building community and generating positive cultural and political energies. The organizing group consists of artists, filmmakers, and activists.

What we do


So far, Devil’s Dyke Network has brought a series of poetry and performance nights to Brighton’s ONCA Gallery, The Rose Hill and Fabrica Gallery. We showcase a mixture of older and newer talents among feminist women, gender non-binary, lesbian and queer identified people of different origins and identities – artists who more often than not have difficult or complicated access to performing in other spaces. The Network arose from a collective desire to create a non-judgemental welcoming space for both artists and audiences to grow, share, and amplify their stories, and as a strategic space from which to make politics.

The Organising Group


Devil’s Dyke Network is organised by a growing and changing nebulous network of artists and organisers.

Savannah Sevenzo

Savannah Sevenzo

I am 24, a woman, black. I was born in London, but still navigating the complexity of not really being from anywhere. My grandparents are African. The devils dyke network is one of my many homes. Right now I live in Nicaragua. I dream of dismantling misogyny and loving whoever I want to love.

Work by Savannah

Helen Dixon

Helen Dixon

Helen Dixon is a britacananica queer feminist writer. Much of her work is bilingual Spanish/English and she’s also worked in theatre, radio and TV drama. She has two books of poetry and poetic prose: Flight Over the Abyss/Vuelo sobre el abismo (Nicaraguan Writers Union CNE Managua 2003) and Olimpia/Olympia (beyond borders, Reykjavik 2006). Her writing has been included in five anthologies and in literary publications in Canada, Canary Islands, Mexico, Nicaragua, Brazil, Cuba, and the UK.

Work by Helen

Claudia Treacher

Claudia Treacher

Claudia is a pansexual political art historian and co-conspirator with the Devil’s Dykes. She writes on themes of being in places you’re not supposed to be, flowers, liberation, and maths. In her spare time you might find her setting chains on fire, skulking around museums, or wandering the moors. She likes listening to people’s facial expressions.

Work by Claudia

Elena Bianco

Elena Bianco

Elena is a queer, Italian feminist who enjoys screaming with words. She is part of the Devil’s Dyke Network and has previously published work with the Barcelona Poetry Group. Her poems often speak of resistance, queer identity, death, and boobs. She currently lives in Brighton.

Work by Elena

Ashten Harber

Ashten Harber

Ashten Harber likes to turn peddles on their bicycle. They also like to make pictures with the searching shutter of a camera.  But more importantly they like to engage, listen and watch the creative energy of their communities develop, twist and flow.

Nehaal Bajwa

Nehaal Bajwa

I don’t live in Brighton but I hang out here a lot, as a member of the Devil’s Dyke Network and also for other (frankly lesser) reasons. Sometimes I write poems and other strange pieces, but not as often as I’d like. I’m interested in childhood and parenting (though not necessarily my own) and what enables people to resist the narratives and structures that can seem so overwhelming. I don’t think I’ve really managed to work that into poems but maybe one day I will achieve such technical heights!
Kat Sinclair

Kat Sinclair

Kat Sinclair is a poet, postgraduate student, and persistent bisexual menace. She is always thinking about technology, trauma, pigeons, and pasta. She tweets a lot here and you can buy her work here.

Work by Kat
Buy Kat’s chapbook

Violet March

Violet March

Violeta is a self-proclaimed Russian spy and a moving image artist. She documents Devil’s Dyke Nights and sometimes makes films that blur the lines of diary, fiction, and cultural critique. You can check out one of her collaborative projects here.

Fenn Rose

Fenn Rose

Fenn writes and performs poems, and makes music under the name i & thou, a concept borrowed from the philosophy of Martin Buber. She is white, disabled, class priviledged and queer.

Work by Fenn
fennrose.com

Leni Crowley

Leni Crowley

Leni is a twenty-three-year-old poet who just moved back to Brighton to write plays, feel better, be well, be happy, be herself, and meet other feminists and activists. Her favourite things to write about are her culture, and the ridiculously humdrum, tender moments from her everyday life that make her feel like a human being. She loves cooking for her friends, swimming in freezing cold water and being cuddled. Right now she is working on Motherline, a play about Greek women, as well as her first collection of poems.

Work by Leni

Hannah Martin

Hannah Martin

Hannah is an artist and illustrator who does embroidery, but mostly focuses on turning internal thoughts and feelings, and daily observations into semi-professional doodles. She is really inspired by the riot grrrl movement and likes to combine her illustrations with feminist activism, focusing on D.I.Y approaches.

Work by Hannah
Hannah’s website

Linda Paoli

Linda Paoli

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