Devil’s Dyke Network’s Pleasure Garden Festival
Hey folks! Have you ever felt like you want to soak in all of the queer feminist art goodness and to chat to all of the brilliant peeps at the Devil’s Dyke Night event, but then you run out of time?… Well, we felt that too! How about we arrange a day-long hang (followed by a fab dance party afterwards) this October. Thanks to CHASE Feminist funding we got some resources to do so. We are thinking — let’s learn, move, eat, write, weave, draw, dance together, listen to some poetry of course, and get to know each other better!
The spaces in some activities and classes are limited, and those would be allocated on first come first served basis on the day. However, if you’re travelling from afar, or have specific access needs, or would prefer to secure a place for any other reason – email email@example.com with a line about what activities you are interested in (no pressure to share any other details with us).
Devil’s Dyke Network at The Coast Is Queer
The Spire, Brighton
12 September 2019, 8 pm – 10 pm
‘The Coast is Queer’ is a new LGBTQ+ festival of writers and writing, happening 12-15 September 2019, Brighton, UK. Devil’s Dyke Network has been invited to host an event on the opening night at the lovely Spire in Kemptown, Brighton. Stay tuned for line-up announcements!
At this particular planning event — open to everybody who has interest in organising, feminism, queer activism, and local community strengthening — we want to gather friends, comrades, colleagues, and siblings to reflect on our hopes, plans, and actions. As well as brief anybody interested in joining the organising collective on where we are at.
We want to have a non-academic discussion and hear people’s opinions on questions like this:
🐦🌾 What is that “good thing” that we are all striving to do through community organising?
🐦🌾 What should we collectively engage with?
🐦🌾 What, do you feel, is not engaged with in the right way?
🐦🌾 What does it mean (to you) to make spaces more accessible for communities in Brighton?
🐦🌾 What are you missing in the local events/ scenes/ spaces?
🐦🌾 How can this be done and how do we want to do it?
Devil’s Dyke Network #8
4th July 2019, doors at 6:30
It’s Wet Warm-ish British Summer, so let’s celebrate the season with some queer feminist mischief, poetry, music, art and performances! We are back at lovely Lighthouse, located in central Brighton for your access and pleasure, so join us there on 4 July, 2019.
Sarah Dawson (visual art & performance)
Imogen Parry (poetry)
Savannah Sevenzo (poetry)
Verity Spott (poetry)
Deadbit Babe (music)
Devil’s Dyke Network #7
22nd March 2019, doors at 6:30
Healing winter is over folks – here’s to the lifetime of healing! Devil’s Dyke Network is back and feeling revived for the new season of queer intersectional anti-capitalist feminist magic! We are hosting an intimate event at our new venue Lighthouse Gallery with visual art, three poets and a musical act. The venue is smaller in size with 80 people capacity, so get there early to avoid disappointment.
We can’t wait to see, hear and feel you presence again! And check out the new info on our Accessibility page.
Daisy Gamble (visual art)
Simi Bickersteth (poetry)
Genie Dalloway (poetry)
Elena Bianco (poetry)
Brighton Women’s Strike 2019
Clock Tower, Brighton
8th March 2019
6 pm, more info here
Organised by Brighton International Feminist Network and Women’s Strike Assembly – UK. On the 8th of March we will gather at 6.30pm at the Clock Tower in Brighton (UK) and we’ll march together through the centre to stand against rape culture, unpaid reproductive work, LGBTQ+ rights being violated, gender based violence and fascist movements that threaten Human Rights.
Performance by TAngerinecAT with Greenness and R.Dyer
The Hope & Ruin, Brighton
27th April 2019
£5 ENTRY, tickets here
Cute Owl Promotions in association with FemFridays and Devil’s Dyke Network presents: An amazing night of highly individual genre-defying music with a plethora of musical instruments. Celebrating freedom and diversity of art! 🎵
DDN’s Open Call for Artists, Poets, Musicians & Performers
Spring – Summer 2019
With the self-proclaimed ‘Healing Winter’ coming to an end, the Devil’s Dyke Network is once again encouraging poets, artists and performers to reach out and share their spark! We are back to running bi-monthly events in Brighton called Devil’s Dyke Nights and if you want to perform or feature your work – please send samples of your art (art, craft, hobby, new beginnings) with a couple of words about yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more info about us or if you want to chat, visit out socials:
Stay tuned for event announcements!
Devil’s Dyke Network #6
Fabrica Gallery, Brighton
6th September 2018
SUMMER IS ALMOST OVER! But Devil’s Dyke Network is here to make it right. Welcome to our sixth queer feminist poetry, art and music night presented in partnership with Fabrica. Come and share this space with us in a night of solidarity and resistance!
Claire Bessel (visual art)
Hazel Karooma-Brooker (music)
Daisy Behagg (words)
Emma McGordon (words)
Linda Paoli (words)
Emma Harrison (music)
Victoria Holt (words)
Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan (words)
Devil’s Dyke Network’s BDAY Party!
Hove beach (East end of Hove Lawns, BN3 1EH, Hove)
Sunday 12th August 2018, 3pm – evening
The Devil’s Dyke Network is turning 1 year old!
It was in fact almost one year ago that we hosted our first ever night at ONCA gallery, in the post-chaos of Pride and stress of dissertations. TODAY, we return to celebrate not only our work, but especially the magical community that has been supporting us in our first year of life!
Stall at Trans Pride
Brunswick Square, Hove, BN3 1EH, Hove
Saturday 21st July 2018, 1pm – 6pm
We’ll have a stall at Trans Pride. Come and say hi! We will also be selling printed copies of our DDN Zine #1 for the price of £3.
Evento Estudiantes Nicas
O N C A Gallery, Brighton
Sunday 8th July 2018, 5pm – 8pm
Informative discussion panel and poetic performances in support of the current Nicaraguan resistance movement.
Devil’s Dyke Network #5
Fabrica Gallery, Brighton
Wednesday 6th June 2018
INLAND zine feat. Lydia Heath (curated exhibit)
Iris Judea (music)
Manmeet Kaur (words)
Helen Dixon (words)
Token Fubara (animation)
Alyssa MacAlister (words)
Devil’s Dyke Network #4
Fabrica Gallery, Brighton
28th March 2018, 7pm
Marga Rebolledo (visual art)
Violeta Marchenkova (film)
Fitz Crawford (words)
Alison Rumfitt (words)
Claudia Treacher (words)
Alejandra Guibert (words)