Lewes Catalyst Club Wed Dec 12th


12th December 2018
8:00 pm

Lewes Arms
Lewes

Tickets
£ 7.00

In November we were treated to talks on the politics of board games from Ben Bailey, the time-travelling community of Damanhur from me, and a ‘Scatological Safari’ from Claire Mackie. Claire first gave this talk for our Radio 4’s Archive Hour on public speaking in 2017 and it covered fascinating facts about the uses of different turds from African animals. This time around Claire made ‘energy turds’ for the audience to nibble on. They may or may not have contained desiccated faeces.
This December I’m pleased to announce a strong Lewes line-up with art historian Alexandra Loske and Mathew Homewood. Our third speaker, Alex Lazou is Brighton-based but her topic will resonate with Lewes folk.

Tickets do sell out in advance so bag ’em while you can from the link.

Brighton Xmas Catalyst Club Dec 13th


13th December 2018
8:00 pm

latest Music Bar
Brighton

Tickets
£ 7.00

Our final Catalyst Club of the year promises to be a belter, with three fabulous topics and speakers, mince pies, a bum photocopying booth and a Christmas playlist.
For those planning to stay in Brighton over Christmas, I’ll be down for the Xmas Day swim, weather permitting. And yes, that’s me in the brown striped trunks. Photo taken circa 1978.
Happy yuletide.
Dr B x

New Ways of Thinking Thurs Jan 24th


24th January 2019
7:30 pm

latest music bar
Brighton

£ 7.00

Catalyst Club Special: New Ways of Thinking
with Leaping Hare Press
Thursday Jan 24th £7 Doors 7.30pm
Latest Music Bar, Manchester St, Brighton
catalyst club.co.uk

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.

Casper 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.

New Ways of Thinking Thurs Jan 24th


24th January 2019
7:30 pm

latest music bar
Brighton

£ 7.00

Catalyst Club Special: New Ways of Thinking
with Leaping Hare Press
Thursday Jan 24th £7 Doors 7.30pm
Latest Music Bar, Manchester St, Brighton
catalyst club.co.uk

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.

Casper 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.