Brighton Magazine

The Brighton Magazine

Selected Brighton Magazine Article

Thursday 07 September 2017

Unseen: Documentarian & Broadcaster Reggie Yates In Conversation In Brighton

Award-winning documentarian and broadcaster, Reggie Yates, presents his new book, Unseen, at St George's Church in Brighton, taking us behind the scenes of his documentary journey.

At the forefront of the new generation of immersive documentary journalism, Yates has travelled to some of the most dangerous and isolated environments in the world, questioning extreme ideologies and providing authentic commentary on a wide range of hard-hitting social issues.

He was initially hesitant about a foray into factual programming: 

"In my early to mid-20s, my life wasn't about educating my audience in any way,"he says. 

Then the one-time controller of BBC3, Danny Cohen, told Yates he should be doing documentaries, but the soon-to-be presenter was hesitant: 


"There are no young black guys presenting these shows, and I come from more of a music background; why is anyone going to listen to me?" 

And he said: "It's because there's no one like you doing this that you have a point of difference.""

Beats 1 radio presenter Julie Adenuga will host the evening, talking to Reggie about his experiences, both on and off camera. 

Join Reggie on Saturday 28th October 2017 at St George's Church in Brighton where he will be discussing his first book, Unseen: My Journey, 

A book and ticket offer includes a discounted copy of Unseen: My Journey (RRP £18.99). Pre-bought copies will be available for collection on the night along with full price copies available for purchase. You'll also have the opportunity to meet Reggie who will be signing and dedicating books after the event.

by: Mike Cobley




Share    


Following this week's blanket media coverage of Born Free Co-Founder, Virginia McKenna OBE's, appeal to the Antiques Roadshow to cease featuring ivory items and the BBC's decision to review its ivory policy, the Horsham-based international wildlife conservation charity, has launched an Ivory Amnesty aimed at people who no longer wish to have any ivory items in their possession.
See Foot Of Article For Photo Credits

Gary Cook, director of the Southwick Players upcoming production of The Turn of the Screw, talks to his producer Anita Jones about the play.
40 Shillings On The Drum Credit Andy Sturmey

Brighton's raucous punk-folk five-piece 40 Shillings on the Drum have joined sextet Skinny Lister, emerging rapper Chiedu Oraka, singer-songwriter Sean McGowan, Brighton punk pop outfit Jetstream Pony, and Hastings' indie rockers Kid Kapichi on the bill of Hastings Fat Tuesday Music Festival 2018, the UK's largest Mardi Gras celebration.
The Damned (c) John Ingham 1977

Over forty years since their initial explosion across the fledgling London punk scene, and some ten years since the release of their last studio recordings, British punk legends The Damned are set to return in 2018 with both new material and - as part of a UK tour - a date on the South Coast.

Black Deer Festival takes place in the beautiful surroundings of Eridge Park, Britain's oldest deer park, located on the Kent/East Sussex border near Tunbridge Wells, and you can expect an array of authentic americana-style meats, smokey whiskeys, bespoke custom bike showcases, storytellings from cultural pioneers, not to mention a line-up of artists across the Americana, blues, roots, authentic country, folk and bluegrass genres.  
Paola St George

A brand-new radio show about mental health is being launched by Brighton community radio station RadioReverb as part of their new 2018 schedule. 

There will be no unwelcome re-entry as the promised meteoric rise of Brighton five-piece, 40 Shillings on the Drum, shows no sign of abating. In fact, 2018 is gearing up to be the year of the 'Shillings', as the next twelve months will see them unleash a live album, début studio album and a plethora of live dates.

A 23-year-old man will be donning his running shoes to tackle a 100km run, in a bid to raise more than £425 for Alzheimer's Society. Max Cross will be taking on the South Coast Challenge from Eastbourne to Hove, over two days, on 25 and 26 August 2018.

Lights of Roman numerals illuminate the ice, the Brighton Centre house lights go down, a circular platform glides to centre stage, and a man sat in an armchair watches a video on his projector while a woman dances around him to a romantic tune.

Brighton Festival & The Voice Project are inviting singers (aged over 16) to join a unique new choral project, The Arms of Sleep, as part of Brighton Festival 2018.
Pic by Sam Shaw

The Glyndebourne Opera Cup 2018 focuses on the work of Mozart - each biennial edition of the competition will focus on a different composer or era. 

With tickets for his Brighton Centre show sold out in minutes and a number one solo album packed with top quality tunes, Liam Gallagher is at the toppermost of the poppermost.

On the back of last weekend's gig at Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, in Brighton, Jordan Allen are releasing new single and firm live favourite, R.O.S.I.E.

The campaign to buy Brighton's Greys pub for the community has had a boost – from another local pub!

Archive search

Search our archives for what's on and gone for the best of this city's theatre music comedy news and much more...







Organising a conference or event in Brighton?
See our Brighton Conference section.
Brighton web design by ...ntd