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.
In the Realm of the Dark Rabbit Oct 30th 8pm Bom-Banes Brighton
Catalyst Club host, David Bramwell, performs his ever-evolving lecture on the nature of mischief, trickery and that pesky wabbit. As Broadway Baby put it:
‘A tour of the fascinating history of tricksters in a perfect blend of comedy, history and lecture. We are introduced to many unforgettable characters: the man who sold the Eiffel Tower for scrap and Abrie Krueger, the South African who won the World’s Biggest Liar award for claiming to be King of the Wensleydale. Bramwell also explores the tales of coyote trickster and the curious rabbit, tracing their archetypal roots from mythology to Brer Rabbit and the eternal struggle between Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner. The talk surprises at every turn and is peppered with unlikely anecdotes and snippets of historical foolings.
Bramwell is an excellent wordsmith and orator, he enthrals the audience and delivers with such verve and flawless style. I urge you to go and see him, read him, listen to him in his many guises – and watch out for the rabbit!” Broadway Baby *****
Tickets £8 in advance from Bom Banes: 01273 606400 janebombane.yahoo.co.uk
Catalyst Special: New Ways of Thinking Nov 14th
New Ways of Thinking with Leaping Hare Press
Wed Nov 14th £7 Doors 7.30pm
In conjunction with Leaping Hare Press, this Catalyst Club special offers three inspiring talks from authors, chefs, artists and critical thinkers on the themes of gender, creativity and sustainability, including the creator of Brighton’s zero-waste restaurant, Doug McMaster.
Silo’s Doug McMaster: a zero-waste blueprint
Doug is chef at Silo, an urban example of a zero-waste blueprint and the food system for the future. He will be talking about why waste is a failure of the imagination, and how we can all make a serious difference for an interconnected, sustainable world.
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.
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.
Lewes Catalyst Club Wed Nov 21st
As it’s now our third Lewes Catalyst Club, the full rules apply: speakers and topics will only to be announced on the night. Rest assured, we’ve got three excellent topics!