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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




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