Lewes Catalyst Club April 10th


10th April 2019
7:30 pm

Lewes Arms
Lewes

Tickets
£ 7.00

Very excited to announce that our guest speakers at the Lewes Catalyst Club in April will be Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Lorraine Bowen (can you spot her in the picture?), Catalyst favourite Jerry ‘aren’t moths brilliant?’ Rulf and the welcome return of Matthew ‘drunken Edwardians of Lewes’ Homewood.

Dr. B.

Brighton Catalyst Club April 11th


11th April 2019
7:30 pm

Latest Music Bar
Brighton

Tickets
£ 7.00

Latest Music Bar Manchester St £7
7.30pm doors, first talk 7.45pm

In March we learned about the tragic Winter Dance Party tour that led to the deaths of Buddy Holly, Riche Valance and JP Richardson from Rachel Neuburger; Paul Comley celebrated the ideas and life of Hugh Dalton, Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1945, and John May shared his counterculture archive, his tales of dancing with Hawkwind and ‘backstage’ photos from the set of The Empire Strikes Back.
For May we welcome Kate and Kate from Eastbourne, Thomas Green (aka Casper Gomez) and Paul Johnston. It’s going to be a mighty fine one.

Dr. B. x

Brighton Catalyst Club April 11th


11th April 2019
7:30 pm

Latest Music Bar
Brighton

Tickets
£ 7.00

Latest Music Bar Manchester St £7
7.30pm doors, first talk 7.45pm

In March we learned about the tragic Winter Dance Party tour that led to the deaths of Buddy Holly, Riche Valance and JP Richardson from Rachel Neuburger; Paul Comley celebrated the ideas and life of Hugh Dalton, Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1945, and John May shared his counterculture archive, his tales of dancing with Hawkwind and ‘backstage’ photos from the set of The Empire Strikes Back.
For May we welcome Kate and Kate from Eastbourne, Thomas Green (aka Casper Gomez) and Paul Johnston. It’s going to be a mighty fine one.

Dr. B. x

The Best of the Catalyst Wed May 22nd


22nd May 2019
7:30 pm

Latest Music Bar
Brighton

Tickets
£ 7.00

The Best of the Catalyst Club with Lynne Murphy, Sachi Kumari and Ron Geesin

2019 marks the 15th year of the Catalyst Club which is hard for me to believe. Barely out of my school shorts (ok, I was 35) I hosted our first event in the basement of a wine bar on Queen’s Road in the summer of 2004, with talks on the history of the Martini, author Max Beerbohm and a candid tale of an American road trip with the band Clearlake. Little has changed.
To mark the club being halfway through its life this ‘best of’ features 3 talks that audiences have particularly enjoyed in recent years. Breaking from tradition on this rare occasion, I can reveal the topics for this night are:

Lynne Murphy – How America Saved the English Language
Lynne Murphy, an American immigrant to England (and professor of Linguistics at the University of Sussex) has been listening closely to what people say about American and British English, and noticing that most of it is (to turn an American phrase) bull hockey. She makes the case that the English of England isn’t all that English—and certainly not more English than what’s spoken on the other side of the Atlantic.
Lynne’s book The Prodigal Tongue: the love–hate relationship between British and American English (OneWorld) was one of The Economist’s ‘Best books of 2018’ and began life as this Catalyst Club talk!

Ron Geesin: Adjustable Spanners
Ron is a musician and composer best known for his collaborations with Pink Floyd and Roger Waters, orchestrating the title track from Atom Heart Mother in 1970. Less well known is that he is also the author of ‘The Adjustable Spanner: History, Origins and Development to 1970’, said to be the finest book ever written on the theme of adjustable spanners. Ron will be talking about his spanner collection and may bring a few along to show to the audience if he’s feeling in the mood. He promises to keep to 15 minutes.

Sachi Kumari: Bottom Reading 
Many people are gifted with psychic ability and in Sachi’s case, it’s through gazing at peoples’ bottoms. She has read numerous bottoms since 2002, and this talk is about her passion in meeting many people’s back side to help/assist their inside. 
Sachi is also a movement teacher and director, theatre maker, with performing experiences. Along side her career in theatre, she has worked as bottom reader (Rumpologist) as well as a medium. Website:https://bottomreading.wixsite.com/info