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    

Pic by John Morgan

The music of much-loved Belfast singer-songwriter Bap Kennedy is being celebrated with a new release Raving for Bap by Brighton-based ravers, The Raving Beauties; all profits going to Belfast's Marie Curie Hospice

You know the story and have probably seen the films, now Brighton Rock is back and this time it's a stage adaptation that features a soundtrack composed by the acclaimed singer, musician and composer Hannah Peel.

Straight off the back of a string of summer gigs and festivals up and down the country, The RPMs return with a bigger sound and a new focus.
Pic by Phil Nicholls www.philnicholls.co.uk

UK-based singer/songwriter Sarah McQuaid's new album, If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous, muses on mortality, but it's by no means all gloom. 

Reading the wonderful new Ronnie Lane oral biography, Can You Show Me A Dream?, it would be easy for the reader to be left with the impression that Ronnie's life cycle had been a wild journey with a sad ending. But for Ronnie the journey hadn't ended. The letter had left the envelope, that's all.

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.

Jim White gets around. When he's not releasing his own critically acclaimed solo albums he splits his time producing records for other songwriters, exhibiting his visual art in galleries and museums across the USA & Europe and publishing award winning fiction.

To mark 150 years as a performance venue, Brighton Dome is seeking memories from across its rich history. Submissions will help inform new heritage displays which will go on show when the refurbished buildings re-open in late 2018.

Paloma Faith – one of only two British female artists this decade to have their last three albums go double platinum in the UK – has released her fourth album, The Architect.

Greg James and Chris Smith's Kid Normal has been chosen as the 2018 'big read' for children across Brighton & Hove and beyond. 

Son of Dave is fifty years old, and has lived for twenty-one years in the UK, hailing originally from Winnipeg Canada where he was steeped at a young age in the blues-bar tradition. 

The stand-up Jon Richardson is chatting from a rather unusual location. He reveals that,“I'm currently in the Aldi car park in Clevedon.” Who said that the life of a comedian isn't non-stop glamour?

A remake of one of Brighton's most iconic films, Brighton Rock, is set to take place this week on the 70th anniversary of the classic starring Richard Attenborough – and members of the public are invited to dress up in vintage 1940s attire and take part.

Brighton charity Same Sky has launched its crowdfunder for Burning the Clocks 2017 – an uplifting antidote to the excesses of a commercial Christmas. 

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