Mic Check 1, 2 - 2nd June, The Albany, DeptfordApples & Snakes, England's leading poetry organisation established in 1982 commemorate the evolution of poetry to lyricism and RAP by celebrating hip-hop as a cross strand of performance poetry in its own right. Apples & Snakes’ provide a platform for poetry that is popular, relevant, cross-cultural and accessible and stretch the boundaries of poetry in education and performance.

Do you like documentaries? Do you like real people? If so you’ll like this original new film… ‘The Prince of Hip Hop’ is based on the true story of the unlikely odyssey of Stanley Harris - a reformed pickpocket from the Bronx, turned Jehovah's Witness Minister… who claims he's the creator of Hip Hop…!

Zebra Traffic drop their first vinyl EP of the year, declaring their intentions for 2006…featuring brand new and exclusive music from Phi-Life Cypher, new Zebra signing Rup, alongside vinyl versions of tracks (previously only available on CD) from Dirty Diggers & Life. Plus a damn fine remix from Brighton based producer Evil Sun of Welsh rap legends The Headcase Ladz.

BBC Radio 1XtraAs part of 1Xtra's 'Homegrown Hits The Road', Ace & Invisible of 1Xtra and Channel U fame are coming to your town very soon for a live broadcast! You can't miss them as they'll be breezing through in the 1Xtra Homegrown tourbus, they will be visiting 5 cites: Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool and Cardiff to throw a spotlight on the local black music scene.

Brighton Association Of Sound SystemsBASS present a day of fun, music and environmental awareness at Brighton Beach, on Saturday June 10th 2006, from 12 noon until 9pm. Local bands and musicians will perform live all day on Stevie T’s wind and solar-powered stage, and local children’s group The Music Workshop will present an afternoon showcase.

Brighton Association Of Sound SystemsBrighton Alliance of Sound Systems (BASS) will be celebrating the longest day of the year once again. A samba parade led by the Barulho samba band will proceed from Dalton’s Bastion (opposite the Volks Tavern - east of Brighton Pier) eastwards along Madeira Drive to the Banjo Groyne.

Brighton Association Of Sound SystemsFollowing the success of last year’s BASS community ‘Fayre’ we are pleased to confirm that this year’s event will take place on Saturday 2nd September 2006 on The Level in Brighton from 11.00am till 7.30pm.

Dusty Crates Radio ShowThe Dusty Crates Radio Show is broadcast on the University of Surrey Radio station GU2 and is currently hosted by DJ Sam Parker and in the past notable names like The Last Skeptik and Max Kah have been behind the Decks. The playlist cosists of Reggae, Funk, Rare Groove and most of all Hip Hop all mixed live.

Ethos DVD Magazine is a quarterly DVD-magazine that focuses on the various contents of the entertainment, media, television, fashion, sports and beauty industries. Illustrating culture, education and entertainment. It combines these elements to form a channel of communication between celebrities and large audiences that provides visual, mental and informational stimulation.

East London DanceUrban Development and East London Dance host Urban East, a week long celebration of urban culture, bringing together music and dance at Stratford Circus in May. It all takes place between Thursday 18th – Thursday 25th May 2006. There is a live music night featuring artists like Klashnekoff and of course there are some serious music seminars.

City Showcase Announces Industry Workshop DetailsCity Showcase, London’s leading festival for new music and fashion, has announced this year’s timetable of free industry workshops (5 – 9 June). City Showcase is a not-for-profit festival launched in 2003 and supported by the Mayor of London and Visit London. City Showcase wants to help tomorrow’s talent make it in the commercial world of today.

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