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We Hear You Now

A spoken word audio journey along the Sussex Heritage Coast

We Hear You Now is a new spoken word audio commission embedded in the landscape – and online – presenting contemporary speculative fiction, poetry and new myths by nine Sussex-based writers of colour.

A network of narratives voiced by the writers will be accessed through 14 listening points, situated across six miles of the shifting, iconic chalk landscape of Seven Sisters Country Park and the Sussex Heritage Coast.

The new works – created by artist, writer, performer, cultural activist and Seven Sisters writer-in-residence Alinah Azadeh, together with Georgina Aboud, Jenny Arach, Razia Aziz, Joyoti Grech Cato, Oluwafemi Hughes, Dulani Kulasinghe, Georgina Parke and Akila Richards – reframe the traditional English pastoral image of this coastal fringe of the South Downs through a personal, poetic and quietly radical lens.

In the meantime, check out the ‘Colour of Chalk’ podcast from Alinah’s earlier We See You Now project.

Project Partners

This project has been funded by the South Downs National Park Authority and Arts Council England.

With thanks to supporting partners Seven Sisters Country Park, National Trust, Sussex Wildlife Trust, Seaford Town Council and Eastbourne Borough Council, who have given these stories a home and the writers a welcome.

A special thanks also to New Writing South and Writing Our Legacy for supporting this work.