Brighton Magazine

The Brighton Magazine

Selected Brighton Magazine Article

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




Share    


Southern Fail – The Musical, the big hit at this year's Brighton Fringe, arrives for one last performance this Saturday at Brighton's Sallis Benney Theatre.
Blue Remembered Hills Cast During Rehearsal

Identity Theatre Company are bringing Dennis Potter's groundbreaking play Blue Remembered Hills to the Brighton Open Air Theatre this July.

In just one week this year's Love Supreme Jazz Festival returns to Glynde Place, East Sussex, for a three-day event jam packed with performances from a diverse cross section of jazz, soul and pop talent.

Two key cultural organisations are to unite to create a city-wide hub for creative and cultural learning.
Marie Ellis & Bill Griffiths in Proof, directed by Claire Lewis

In Chicago, 25-year-old Catherine (Marie Ellis) has put her college education on hold to care for a dying father, Robert (Bill Griffiths). Robert was an academic genius, specialising in complex 'beautiful and elegant' mathematical proofs, now suffering from both loss of focus and madness.

Brighton's Brighthelm Centre Auditorium played host to an unsurpassed night of wrestling. Riptide Wrestling not only exceeded expectations from the standpoint of a company running it's first event, it also blew away any independent shows I have seen in the last twenty years. 

Hundreds of epic shows, memory lapses, unexplained injuries, one year long detour with Iggy Pop and multiple Grammy nominations later, Queens Of The Stone Age re-emerge from the desert newly scarred and somehow strangely prettier with lucky seventh album, Villains.

A Hard Day's Month is a book as much about teendom as it is about The Beatles. It's about growing up, generation gaps, mortality, friendships, experimentation, change, independence, love and loss. It's very much the Absolute Beginners of its generation.

As part of a nationwide series of events in honour of Jo Cox MP, local charity Brighton & Hove Impetus is organising a community picnic in Palmeira Square, Hove, on Saturday 17th June from 12-2pm.

Thirty years ago a band from Liverpool achieved three number one hits in the charts and followed it with a million selling début album. Frankie Goes To Hollywood exploded in 1984 and imploded in 1987 leaving Relax, Two Tribes and The Power Of Love as their epitaph.
Pic By Andy Sturmey

It's been 43 years since Kraftwerk changed the musical landscape with their hugely influential Autobahn album in 1974. 

While its primary purpose is to serve as a developmental division for WWE, NXT has come to be viewed by wrestling writers and fans as its own distinct entity - a place for genuine wrestling fans to view up-close-and-personal the next generation of stars.

The 51st Brighton Festival - with recording artist, poet, playwright and novelist Kate Tempest as Guest Director - came to a storming conclusion. 

Ultimately, there are so few roles for women, especially queer women in theatre, so Mama Koogs Arts wanted to see more roles created and thus they began to research the untold stories of several women throughout history.

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