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    


Feist's first album in six years reflects on secrets and shame, loneliness and tenderness, care and fatigue and is at its core a study on self-awareness. 


I was a Dodson and Fogg virgin until the Down At The Beach EP landed in my inbox. I am, in contrast, a long-time fan of the EP's creator, Chris Wade. He's written a wealth of book and magazine titles; the contents of which both inform and entertain. 

Alzheimer's Society has launched a new campaign calling on people in Brighton and Hove to set aside their differences - from age to tastes and social standing to political allegiances - and unite in the fight against dementia, as it’s set to become the 21st century's biggest killer.
Image © Alessia-Chinazzo

Arthur Miller's 1953 play seems to gain in resonance as time marches on - originally a response to the McCarthy-era Communist Witch-hunts, Miller was compelled to write about the actual 1692 witch-hunts in Salem, New England where neighbours and friends turned on each other in a frenzy of lies, peer pressure and a campaign of fear by the authorities. 
Copyright Francesca Grace McLeod

The Artists Open Houses festival 2017, the largest event of its kind in the UK, will take place in Brighton, Hove and beyond over four weekends of May, starting Saturday 6th May.

This spring, Brighton is set for a surprise as an entertainment paradise pops up in the leafy greenery of the Royal Pavilion Garden. 

Byline Festival launches at Pippingford Park, East Sussex, this summer, offering festivalgoers a unique opportunity to recapture the spirit of festivals when they had a sense of purpose. It is for everyone who doesn't want to take Trump, fake news or alternative truth lying down.

Next month, May 2017, marks Chris T-T's 20th anniversary making music. The same week in 1997 that Tony Blair came to power, Chris moved to London and before the end of May he’d played his first solo gigs (Chris that is, not Tony) and self-released his debut 7” single.  

Three friends with a passion for philanthropy and adventure have decided to take on the Mongol Rally to raise funds and awareness for St. John's School and College, a special educational needs school, college and charity based in Kemptown, Brighton and Firle Road, Seaford.

You hear it all the time: 'Bands these days have got nothing to say' .. 'It's not like it was in my day' .. 'Where are the voices of today's generation?'

Woody Allen is seemingly fixated on the end. He has little truck for the long haul that leads up to his inevitable demise. Life to him, like film making, is ‘'a different kind of pain.’

Edgar William Jones, also known as Edgar Summertyme, is an English singer-songwriter and musician who was originally the bass player and singer-songwriter for the Stairs and has since formed and fronted the Isrites, The Big Kids, Edgar Jones & the Joneses and Free Peace. 
Kate Tempest by Eddie Otchere

At a political and social moment that feels particularly precarious, Kate Tempest's Brighton Festival programme (6-28 May 2017) celebrates what she calls the Everyday Epic. 

Experts in HIV will gather at a special Brighton Festival event to discuss the city's United Nations ''Fast Track City' status.

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