Wellsbourne Society Special: Brighton Creatures Sept 20th
Mixing psychogeography, spoken word, music, film and slide show talks, The Wellsbourne Society (named after Brighton’s lost river), is an occasional evening celebrating the hidden history and lost stories of our town.
For this ‘Brighton Creatures’ special we welcome art historian & curator at the Royal Pavilion, Alexandra Loske, on the trail of Prince George’s pet giraffe; magician Paul Zenon with the tale of the Portslade Python; archeologist Matt Pope on the theme of ‘Extinct Monsters of Brighton’, and Rob Dumbrell, who will be revealing exactly what does and doesn’t live in our waters.
Catalyst Club Lewes Oct 10th
The second of our Catalyst Club events at the Lewes Arms includes guest speaker John May, Lewes resident and owner of an extraordinary archive of 60s/70s counterculture memorabilia. Other speakers to be revealed on the night as tradition decrees.
Brighton Catalyst Club Oct 11th
In September’s Catalyst Club Keith Khan-Harris taught us how to mastermind a convincing conspiracy theory, combining Obama, Elvis, a dead B-movie actress, an orgy and Scientology. Author Ros Barber explored ten fake facts about Shakespeare (including the bombshell that there’s no balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet) and I gave a talk on the world’s worst orchestra, which included Brian Eno on clarinet.
For October we welcome the return of Infinity Foods’ co-founder, Peter Deadman, and newcomers Glyn Carter and Kanna Ingleson. Topics, as always, to be announced on the night.