New Ways of Thinking Thurs Jan 24th
Catalyst Club Special: New Ways of Thinking
with Leaping Hare Press
Thursday Jan 24th £7 Doors 7.30pm
Latest Music Bar, Manchester St, Brighton
In conjunction with Leaping Hare Press, this Catalyst Club special offers three inspiring talks from authors, artists and critical thinkers on the themes of gender, creativity and positive change.
Josie Jeffrey: Making Positive Changes
Author, activist, change-maker and mama JJ share her insights into how anyone can all make positive social change each and every day by being creative, brave, and thinking out of any box! From food shed to community gardening and seedbombing, find out how it’s all about following your heart.
Philippa Stanton: conscious creativity
Philippa is a professional artist and photographer with synaesthesia, whose work has attracted over 400k followers on Instagram. She will share thoughts on synaesthesia, colour, wabi sabi and how to confidently build a creative foundation through process, experimentation and time. Philippa will open up a simple sensory exploration, prompting the visual and visceral experiences we can find right in front of us and which sit alongside memory and abstract thinking.
Caspar Walsh: From Shame to Grace – Toxic Masculinity, Crisis and Cure
How do we transform toxic masculinity into a healthy one? The Mindful Man – Words from the Earth by author, journalist and filmmaker Caspar Walsh offers one possible solution to the crisis of male identity in the 21st Century. Walsh will discuss how to heal the masculine/feminine wound and start a conversation that will change the way we are in the world.
Lewes Catalyst Club Feb 13th
In January we learned about ‘dream fishing’ from Kate Alderton; discovered how Steve Bustin had his online profile stolen and used on dating sites (and how he made the best of a bad situation), while Mark Dishman told us about the legend of chime children: those born between midnight and 1 am on a Friday night/Sat morning, said to be imbued with magical and musical powers.
For February we welcome Lewesian writer Catherine Smith and two other brilliant speakers, to be revealed on the night.
Catalyst Club Brighton Feb 14th
Doors 7.30pm first speaker 8pm £7
The Catalyst Club is a long-running and popular spoken word salon at which everyday folk share their passions with three 15 minute talks.
Topics are random but inspiring. In January we learned about the heroism of failure from musician Pete Fij (once signed to Creation records) and the history and origins of pantomime from West End director Carole Todd. Artist Becky Edmunds revealed the story of how she discovery 50 years worth of one man’s extraordinary diaries in a street in Hove and turned them into a fascinating and ongoing film project.
While topics are never revealed until the night, for Valentine’s Day it’s just possible that there might be a nod to Cupid with one of our talks…