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Sunday 26 March 2017

Pop & Politics: Rudimentals Bridgette Amofah Performs At Brighton's Inaugural 38 Degrees Live Gathering

Brighton's first-ever 38 Degrees Live event is set to include lively, upbeat discussions aboutlocal politics and will be a chance to hear about inspiring goings on, people, issues and opportunities in the area. 

The event, billed as "a lively evening of entertainment and discussion," comes toBrighton's Komedia, later this month.  

Speakers include local entrepreneurs, major authors and artists - Rudimental's Bridgette Amofah will round off the evening performing exclusive tracks from forthcoming debut EP.

Taking place at Brighton"s Komedia on 28th March 2017, attendees will hear from someground-breaking individuals as the campaigning organisation draws people together to consider politics alongside arts, culture and entertainment. 

Guest speaker Peter Macfadyen, author of Flatpack Democracy, will kick off the evening telling the story of how a small group of people in Somerset transformed their council into being entirely independently led. 

Attendees will then discuss in groups how Peter's lessons could work here in Brighton. 

They will also hear about how following a shock diagnosis with MS, Laura Thorne went on to become a yoga instructor and is now setting about sharing her experience and skills with people to help them "appreciate themselves, others and the beautiful world we live in".  

Bridgette Amofah from Rudimental

Jo Godden, winner of a 2016 People. Environment. Achievement. (PEA) Award, will share her experiences of running an ethical and sustainable company, RubyMoon, whilst helping women set up and grow businesses across the globe. 

Finally, Peter Deadman, co-founder of Infinity Foods & Brighton Natural Health Centre, will warn that however much money is pumped into the NHS, the dangers of an ageing population and the rise in chronic non-infectious disease, will overwhelm all attempts to treat our way out the crisis. 

According to Peter, the only logical step is a real commitment to encouraging people totake more responsibility for their own health through sensible diets, appropriate exercise, mindfulness and more. 

To finish the evening, a very special guest, Bridgette Amofah from Rudimental, will round off the evening by performing a few tracks from her forthcoming debut EP for the very first time. 

Peter Barden, Live Event producer for campaigning organisation 38 Degrees, said: 

"38 Degrees Live is a wonderful opportunity for residents to come together for an inspiring evening, exploring the stories of local heroes that are creating real change in the city and beyond. 

"We are particularly looking forward to exploring new ideas to modernise the political agenda, and having this fantastic group of authors, artists and innovators on board should see some interesting ideas explored." 

Tickets for 38 Degrees Live in Brighton are £3, include a complimentary drink. They can be booked by CLICKING HERE.

by: Mike Cobley




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