New Ways of Thinking #2 Wed July 24th Brighton


24th July 2019
7:30 pm

Latest Music Bar
Brighton

Tickets
£ 7.00

Catalyst Club and Leaping Hare Press present:
New Ways of Thinking #2
Wed July 24th 7.30pm £7

Our second event for 2019 in conjunction with Leaping Hare Press, this Catalyst Club special offers three inspiring talks from bibliophile Ella Berthoud, RSPB communicator and bug-lover Vanessa Amarai-Rogers and board game enthusiast Ben Bailey.

BOOKS
Ella Berthoud will share her ideas about mindfulness, reading and bibliotherapy with the audience members, getting everyone involved in a discussion about books and how to read them more, better and mindfully! Have you ever wondered about where your reading time has gone? About what you read, why you read, and how you read? Ella is here to help you sort out your burning reading issues.

BOARD GAMES
Ben Bailey is a journalist, musician and gamer. His talk explores the strange connections between the murky world of political propaganda and the seemingly innocent pastime of playing board games. Topics include the feminist origins of Monopoly, the disastrous game that Donald Trump made in the 80s all about himself and the family friendly game from Nazi Germany that even the SS wanted to ban. You will never look at a pair of dice in the same way.

BUGS
Being bitten by the bug: a talk about bees, beetles and all manner of beasties. Vanessa Amaral-Rogers has loved invertebrates from a very early age when she used to raise caterpillars and collect worms in jars. This turned into something wonderful when she realised that she could continue to do this as an adult – you just have to get used to the weird looks. This talk will explore the beauty of bugs (and other invertebrates) and the importance of cultivating a love for nature from a young age.
Vanessa Amaral-Rogers works for the RSPB as a communicator for birds and other wildlife. As a self-proclaimed bug nerd she has also worked for the international charity Buglife, and regularly appears in the press, raising awareness of bees and all small creatures.

Brighton Catalyst Club Aug 8th


8th August 2019
7:30 pm

Latest Music Bar
Brighton

Tickets
£ 7.00

July was a big one for the Catalyst Club: our 15th anniversary. That’s over 600 talks and over a third of my life. To mark the occasion we had a big quiz and a special video message from Martyn Krubb, MD of our sponsor, Krubb butter.
On the night we were treated to the life story of Gershwin complete with live examples of his music played by maestro David Crow. I told the strange tale of Dr Tuesday Lobsang Rampa and Dan Mudford celebrated the life of artist John Cage and how his obsession with mushrooms led to him winning the 65,000 dollar jackpot on an Italian quiz show. David even joined Dan onstage to perform Cage’s classic, 4 minutes 33 seconds of silence. All I can say is, he’s very good at sight reading.
We return in August with, amongst others, performer Marisa Carnesky.
Hope to see you there
Dr. B. x

Tickets: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/477543

Brighton Catalyst Club Aug 8th


8th August 2019
7:30 pm

Latest Music Bar
Brighton

Tickets
£ 7.00

July was a big one for the Catalyst Club: our 15th anniversary. That’s over 600 talks and over a third of my life. To mark the occasion we had a big quiz and a special video message from Martyn Krubb, MD of our sponsor, Krubb butter.
On the night we were treated to the life story of Gershwin complete with live examples of his music played by maestro David Crow. I told the strange tale of Dr Tuesday Lobsang Rampa and Dan Mudford celebrated the life of artist John Cage and how his obsession with mushrooms led to him winning the 65,000 dollar jackpot on an Italian quiz show. David even joined Dan onstage to perform Cage’s classic, 4 minutes 33 seconds of silence. All I can say is, he’s very good at sight reading.
We return in August with, amongst others, performer Marisa Carnesky.
Hope to see you there
Dr. B. x

Tickets: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/477543

Lewes Catalyst Club Sept 11th 1st Anniversary


11th September 2019
7:30 pm

Lewes Arms
Lewes


For July’s Catalyst we were treated to a nicotine-filled trip down memory lane courtesy of Mark Hewitt’s talk on fag packets of the 70s and 80s. Dan Mudford explored the life of American photographer Lee Miller (who came to reside in Sussex) and Rachel Neubuerger unravelled the tragic circumstances behind the death of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper when they embarked on a winter tour during one of the coldest winters in America’s history.

Lewes Catalyst Club returns in September to celebrate its first year. Guest speakers will be artist Becky Edmunds, head druid Philip Carr-Gomm and Ben Bailey (who spoke last year about the politics of board games).
Being our first anniversary attendance is compulsory.

Dr. B. x