Mu­sic fes­ti­val en­core

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COME and lis­ten to your favourite First World War po­ems or take the op­por­tu­nity to read your

THE win­ner of the Brunel Univer­sity African Po­etry Prize 2014 will per­form her po­etry at Brunel Li­brary.

Liyou Lib­sekal was born in Ethiopia and still lives there, and her pow­er­ful, beau­ti­ful po­etry ex­plores the con­flicts in con­tem­po­rary African so­ci­ety.

After win­ning the prize from Brunel she ac­cepted a chap­book (book­let) pub­lish­ing con­tract with the New Gen­er­a­tion African Po­ets’ Se­ries in the US.

She will read and chat with nov­el­ist and critic Dr Bernar­dine Evaristo MBE, reader in cre­ative writ­ing at Brunel. THE Sun­day Ses­sions were run­ning on a trial ba­sis for five months end­ing in Septem­ber, but lucky fes­ti­val lovers can make the most of an ‘ex­tended play’ when they re­turn on Sun­day.

The day in­volves a free fes­ti­val with live mu­sic, com­edy, street food, a bar and loads of hands-on ac­tiv­i­ties for all the fam­ily, in­clud­ing a 30ft LEGO ta­ble, thou­sands of loom bands and hula hoop­ing on the lawn.

Caron Pook of Duck­pond Mar­ket, Dan Ni­cholls of The Sound Crowd and The Buzz Lightweights and Mark Jones, lo­cal com­edy writer, pro­ducer and chil­dren’s comic, set up The Sun­day Ses­sions to pro­vide a lo­cal event where friends, fam­i­lies and dogs can walk in and be in­volved.

The event can re­main free if cus­tomers go along, buy a drink at the bar and en­joy the street food.

Three tal­ented for­mer Brunel BA and now MA stu­dents in cre­ative writ­ing, Kirsty Ed­wards-Capes, Emma Jeremy and Ro­many Stott,

Artists give their time free and in re­turn re­ceive a pro­mo­tional space and an ap­pre­cia­tive crowd. What? The Sun­day Ses­sions Where? The Great Barn, Bury Street, Ruis­lip, HA4 7SU When? Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 12, 11am-4pm Cost? Free See: www.the­sun­day­ses­sions. org

will also read. What? Brunel Au­thor Se­ries – Liyou Lib­sekal talks to

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