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


Carleen Anderson has been hailed by the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, as 'phenomenal and one of a kind' and now, for Brighton Fesival 20018, she's joining ranks with virtuoso pianist Nikki Yeoh, and Mercury Music Prize-winning rapper Speech Debelle.

Brighton bound Catholic Action are a product of Glasgow's famously fertile music scene but have won fans across the UK thanks to a run of peerless pop tunes.

Roger Daltrey is set to release new solo album, As Long As I Have You, which features Pete Townshend's inimitable guitar on seven tracks as well as guest performances from Mick Talbot on keyboards (Dexys, The Style Council).

RadioReverb, Brighton's not for profit radio station, will be Broadcast Media Partner for Brighton Festival 2018, following last year's partnership.

As part of World Poetry Day, the world's first and only mobile poetic first aid service will be open to everyone at Jubilee Square, Brighton, on Wednesday 21st March 2018, 11am – 4pm. 

Snow Patrol will return later this spring with Wildness, their first album in seven years, which finds the band searching for clarity, connection, and meaning, while staying true to the melodic songwriting prowess that brought them to prominence. 

The sexual health and contraception (SHAC) team in Brighton will be using new visual aids to help overcome female patients' embarrassment and stigma about their bodies after receiving a donation from Brighton artist, Jamie McCartney.

“Sometimes you have to go to the edge of the world in order to come back again,” says Chris Difford on the rollercoaster ride his eventful life in the music business has provided.

Reef, the revitalised west-country quartet, have returned with Revelation, their first studio album since 2000's, Getaway.  
The Damned by Steve Gullick 2018

It's 2018 and the results of The Damned's collaboration with another legend from pop's golden age – Tony Visconti, is about to be unleashed on an unsuspecting public

Described as “the missing link between David Bowie and The Sex Pistols” Doctors of Madness exploded onto the music scene in 1975 with their theatrical, William Burroughs-inspired Sci-fi nightmare, they were misunderstood by many, but those who knew understood the importance of the band's dangerous, uncompromising approach to lyrics, to music and to performance.

In 2015 The Handsome Family became famous for providing the theme tune to Season 1 of HBO's hit TV drama series True Detective, introducing them to a whole new audience and a whole load of new fans. 
Charlie Craggs: Founder of Nail Transphobia

Brighton Dome joins forces with Brighton Women's Centre and Brighton Museum to celebrate International Women's Day 2018. Enjoy stalls, talks, tasters and specially commissioned work reflecting on the issues raised throughout the day.
Pic By Jasmine L Dunne

In the summer of 1969, Clarice looks back on her turbulent life. Having experienced a sheltered upbringing, the events that followed have left her with a feeling that the world around her was moving too fast. 

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