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Desperate for Love in Brighton Festival – May 12th 2009

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d4lmayspecialDesperate for Love is part of Brighton Festival Fringe. May 12th 2009. Please email us at: for more information and details.

With: Francesca Lisette, Jeff Hilson,Gary Goodman, Alan Hay, Wolfy Jones & DJ Steph (Born Bad)


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April 26, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Desperate For Love Line-up: Sunday 1st March

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prole_art_threat The 2nd Desperate For Love of this year is to be held on 1st March 2009 at Komedia, Brighton. Poets reading are:

Sean Bonney

Jon Slade

Wolfy Jones (and Rowena Easton)

Rod Usher

With Special Guest DJ.

Starts 8pm. Costs £3.

UPDATE: new contact email:

Written by alanhay68

February 6, 2009 at 9:23 pm

Desperate For Love: next event

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The next Desperate for Love readings will take place at the Brighton Komedia on Tuesday January 20th 2009. Those reading will include: Alan Hay, Gary Goodman, Rowena Easton and Daniel Kane. (Born Bad) Steph will be on the decks and if the last one’s anything to go by, it will be a great evening. Do come and show your support if you can. Tickets cost £3 and include a delectable chapbook.

Written by alanhay68

December 10, 2008 at 9:12 pm

What is Desperate For Love?

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Desperate for Love‘ was a poetry event, held earlier this month on 3rd November 2008, at Brighton’s Komedia. We want to have lots of these events. We want there to be more poetry in Brighton. We all remember ‘Do Tongues’ you see, with a little hint of nostalgia. We want this series to grow up big and strong and then get, say, Lee Harwood to come and read to us all. Or Geraldine Monk. Or you, if you’re any good. Right? Next time, we might be desperate for something else. Supply your own adjective, but for now it’s just:

Desperate for Love, which is not:

Mills and Boon naked girls
Pleading with stony-faced men
Or a Christian Slater sick flick
nor bible song not open mic

Desperate for Love is:

The first in a series of readings
Rock and roll. A bitty bit of soul.
Dancing out freak white and stage fright
Taking back Monday night
Poetry, prosetry, wordery, revelry

From the lips and hips of:

Alan Hay. Wolfy Jones. Gary Goodman. Jacq Aris.

With Born Bad DJ Steph spinning her disques and
cutting up moves plus Special Guests.

This night was a success and we plan on doing more more more. So, please check back to find out where and when.

Written by alanhay68

November 17, 2008 at 1:16 pm