Miniclick: Change with Les Monaghan and Curtis James
Nov
28
6:30 PM18:30

Miniclick: Change with Les Monaghan and Curtis James

Amount of money Dave had on 28 November 2016, Balby, Doncaster. Photo: Les Monaghan

Amount of money Dave had on 28 November 2016, Balby, Doncaster. Photo: Les Monaghan

On the 28th November, alongside Miniclick, I will be co-hosting an evening of talks from image makers working on what Cornell Capa would have called “Concerned photography” when he founded the ICP in 1974.

The night will feature work that is socially and politically minded, and that has been created to educate and change. Les Monaghan is our first speaker to be announced. His ongoing project Relative Poverty is being created with families in Doncaster South Yorkshire who have been defined as destitute.

I will also be speaking about a project I'm about to embark on documenting the lives of residents on three estates in East Brighton. I’ll be going back to the place I grew up to capture some human stories of an area that often has negative statistics and stereotypes thrown at it.

More speakers TBA…

Tuesday 28th November, 2017. Doors at 6pm, kicks off at 7pm. The Old Market, Brighton

Free Entry.


Les Monaghan

Les Monaghan is a photographer interested in community, representation, history, and myth. Previously a press photographer schooled in unambiguous imagery, his practice has travelled full circle from deconstructing the documentary method through successive projects; staging photographs, working with texts, collaborative work and re-contextualisation, to a return to storytelling through documentary photography and captioning. He lives and works in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Long term projects in the area include, assimilation (2006 – 2008), Aspirations Doncaster (2014), The Desire Project (2016) and the ongoing documentary work, Relative Poverty (2016 – 2017). Works are often shown on a large scale engaging directly with the public. He has exhibited and been published nationally and internationally.

www.lesmonaghan.blogspot.co.uk


Tuesday 28th November, 2017. Doors at 6pm, kicks off at 7pm. The Old Market, Brighton. 

Free Entry.


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Beyond Work East Brighton has been funded by the Arts Council England

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Dec
15
9:00 AM09:00

Atoms Collide #18

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Atoms Collide is a monthly informal coffee morning.

Date: Friday the 15th of December 2017, between 9 and 11 am.
Location: Bond Street Coffee, Bond Street, Brighton.


A draft of guiding principles

We are looking for curious people interested in the ideas and serendipity that could emerge from a group of un-likeminds meeting, and being open to possibility.

It is a place for receiving more than transmitting, boldness, seemingly crazy projects, diversity in race, class and gender, difficult political discussions and community. It is a place to inspire action rather than committee meetings.

It is not a place for pea-cocking, name-dropping, bullshit, ego or having to be an expert, (not that that’s a bad thing, but non-experts can have cool ideas, not in their chosen field).

It will look to champion and support some of the quieter voices in society, amplifying ideas from people with different backgrounds and mental health challenges.


Where has this idea come from?

Back in 2006, two ad people in NYC wanted to meet up with people, with no agenda, apart from to meet other likeminds. Here’s a story in the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/26/fashion/26likemind.html

They wanted to spread the gatherings, so I got together with Iain Tait, then founder of Poke, now ECD at Wieden + Kennedy, and we set up a Brighton Likemind. We ran it every third Friday of the month for 5 years and were joined by Matt Weston, Jenny Reiner and Emily Macaulay to host over those years.

Sometimes 5 people would show up, other times, 30. We weren’t bothered about numbers, we were more interested in quality and meeting new people who weren’t just coming to hand out business cards and sell whatever consultancy they were running.

It was always very low key, low on organisation, but, lots of things sprung out of it.

I've been missing the sparks of ideas that came from these chance encounters and am longing to connect with other good people in Brighton.

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Exploring the Community Business Revolution
Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

Exploring the Community Business Revolution

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I'm spending the weeks leading up to this event documenting life at the Bevy, the UK’s only community pub on a housing estate and the Stoneham Bakehouse, a community bakery promoting wellbeing through real bread. Using photography, talk, interviews and soundscapes, I will share stories during an immersive 20-minute experience allowing the audience to get under the bonnets of these two organisations, enabling people to understand the social issues that they are confronting.

Full details and tickets here.

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Spirit Side Talks
Oct
16
6:00 PM18:00

Spirit Side Talks

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On the evening of Monday 16th October the head of the Anomolistic Psychology Research Unit at Goldsmiths, Prof. Chris French, funeral director Tora Colwill and film maker Vicky Matthews will be in attendance to discuss a range of topics from the psychology of ghost sightings, to our understanding of death through funeral rituals to haunted locations.

Doors will open at 6:30, talks will start at 7. There will be very limited space and standing room only, so please arrive early to guarantee entry.

Location: The Basement, Number 10 Brunswick Square, Hove, BN3 1EH.

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Spirit Side Exhibition
Oct
12
to Oct 19

Spirit Side Exhibition

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This October, I've been working with Miniclick and we are returning to the Spirit Side with a ghost hunting exhibition and an evening of talks on death, the psychology of hauntings and haunted locations.

The exhibition opening hours are:

Fri 13th - 5pm to 7pm
Sat 14th - 2pm to 7pm
Sun 15th - 2pm to 7pm
Tues 17th - 5pm to 7pm
Weds 18th - 5pm to 7pm
Thurs 19th - 5pm to 7pm

The exhibition is being held in an old basement with very low light and uneven floors. We ask you to remain respectfully quiet during your exploration.

Location: The basement, Number 10, Brunswick Square, Hove, BN3 1EH.

Click here for more info about Miniclick.

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CANCELLED - Atoms Collide #18
Jan
27
8:30 AM08:30

CANCELLED - Atoms Collide #18

Atoms Collide is about informal chats about projects, ideas, work, and life. Come and be human and honest, chat about the excitement, fears, battles and tribulations with the business of making things happen.

Atoms Collide is not about peacocking, name dropping, business cards or having to pretend to be an expert in anything.

To read about what happened at a recent Atoms Collide check this post.

Location: Bond Street Coffee, Bond Street, Brighton.

Date: 27th January 2017, between 8:30 and 10:30 am

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Nov
25
8:30 AM08:30

Atoms Collide #17

Atoms Collide is about informal chats about projects and ideas. Come and be human and honest, chat about the excitement, fears, battles and tribulations with the business of making things happen.

Atoms Collide is not about pea-cocking, name dropping, business cards or having to pretend to be an expert in anything.

It's the final Atoms Collide of the year and we are going to do something a bit different. I'd like you to bring an idea along with you that you've been talking about all year, but haven't realised for whatever reason. We can then talk about what you need to actually make it happen or letting go and killing the idea in a ritualistic manner.

To read about what happened at the last Atoms Collide check this post.

Location: Bond Street Coffee, Bond Street, Brighton.

Date: 25th November 2016, between 8:30 and 10:30am

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Oct
28
8:30 AM08:30

Atoms Collide #16

Atoms Collide is about informal chats about projects and ideas. Come and be human and honest, chat about the excitement, fears, battles and tribulations with the business of making things happen.

Atoms Collide is not about pea-cocking, name dropping, business cards or having to pretend to be an expert in anything.

Location: Bond Street Coffee, Bond Street, Brighton.

Date: 28th October 2016, between 8:30 and 10:30am

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Sep
30
8:30 AM08:30

Atoms Collide #15

Atoms Collide is about informal chats about projects and ideas. Come and be human and honest, chat about the excitement, fears, battles and tribulations with the business of making things happen.

Atoms Collide is not about pea-cocking, name dropping, business cards or having to pretend to be an expert in anything.

Location: Bond Street Coffee, Bond Street, Brighton.

Date: 30th September 2016, between 8:30 and 10:30am

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Jan
29
8:30 AM08:30

Atoms Collide #14

Atoms Collide is about informal chats about projects and ideas. Come and be human and honest, chat to me and others about the fears, battles and tribulations with the business of making things happen.

Atoms Collide is not about pea-cocking, name dropping, business cards or having to pretend to be an expert in anything.

Location: Bond Street Coffee, Bond Street, Brighton.

Date: 29th January 2016, between 8:30 and 10:30am

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Nov
26
8:30 AM08:30

Atoms Collide #13 - Advance don't retreat

It's the final Atoms Collide of the year and we are going to do something a bit different. I'd like you to bring an idea along with you that you've been talking about all year, but haven't realised for whatever reason. We can then talk about advancing or killing it and a ritualistic manner.

I'll be at Bond Street Coffee in Brighton on Thursday the 26th of November between 8:30-10:30am.

You are welcome to turn up anytime, share or not share, talk or observe.

Some background info:

Atoms Collide is about informal chats about projects and ideas.

It's not about peacocking, name dropping, business cards or having to pretend to be an expert in anything.

Come and be human and honest, chat to me and others about the fears, battles and tribulations with the business of making things happen.

Maybe somewhere in those discussions and listening, ideas might emerge.

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Oct
30
8:30 AM08:30

Atoms Collide #12

Atoms Collide is about informal chats about projects and ideas.

It's not about peacocking, name dropping, business cards or having to pretend to be an expert in anything.

Come and be human and honest, chat to me and others about the fears, battles and tribulations with the business of making things happen.

Maybe somewhere in those discussions and listening, ideas might emerge.

Location: Bond Street Coffee, Bond Street, Brighton.

Date: 30th October 2015, between 8:30 and 10:30am

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Oct
27
6:00 PM18:00

Panel Discussion - Scare Tactics

In October I'm working with Miniclick to curate a series of events that explore the link between photography and film and the paranormal. Join us as Miniclick contacts The Spirit Side…

In our final event of the series, we’re looking at how we use film, photography, music and sound and writing to scare people, in a panel discussion appropriately named “Scare Tactics”. The panel will include writer, actor and producer Graham Duff, sound designer Joakim Sundström, musician Simon James and Anthony Ing, producer of Fear Itself. Graham will also be hosting the panel discussion.

For all the other Spirit Side events we’re organising through October, click here.

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Tuesday 27th October. Doors at 6pm, kicks off at 7pm. 

Free Entry at The Old Market, Brighton.

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Oct
23
7:30 PM19:30

Performance: Two knocks for yes – Friday 23rd October

Shrouded in secrecy, Two Knocks For Yes will incorporate talks, music, theatre and photography.

"In every story of things that go bump in the night, there are two possibilities. One, that it's a hoax. Two, that there is something going on beyond the grasp of the human mind".

And so begins Black Channels' radiophonic exploration in to the poltergeist phenomenon that forms part of this evenings immersive entertainment, alongside a talk on the folklore of death and water by James Burt, ghost stories and archive video footage, all hosted by paranormal enthusiast, Curtis James.

Real life reports of paranormal activity, otherworldly vibrations and oscillations, chilling accounts of nocturnal visitations and strange activity in the most mundane of suburban surroundings will echo around the 19th Century stone walls of Saint Andrews Church, Brighton. There are tales of hauntings in the venue itself (no longer used for worship), and it is certainly true that the burial vaults beneath the pews have yet to be removed.

Doors open at 7:30pm. Performance starts at 8. There will be no admittance after 8.

Tickets are £6 and available here.

Venue: St Andrews Church, Waterloo Street, Brighton and Hove, BN3 1AQ

This event is part of a series called Miniclick contacts the spirit side. It is produced in collaboration with Miniclick. All the other events can be found here.

 


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Oct
14
6:30 PM18:30

Screening: Ghostwatch – Wednesday 14th october

As part of the Spirit Side programme we’re extremely pleased to present, alongside the BFI and the Duke of York’s Picturehouse, a special screening of Ghostwatch, followed by a live Q&A with Ghostwatch writer Stephen Volk, director Lesley Manning and creator of ‘Ghostwatch: Behind The Curtains’, Rich Lawden.

Read more about the show and speakers here.

Tickets are available here.

Venue: The Duke of Yorks Cinema, Preston Circus, Brighton.

This event is part of a series called Miniclick contacts the spirit side. All the other events can be found here.

 
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Oct
8
6:00 PM18:00

Discussion: Paraphotography – Thursday 8th October

Brad Feuerhelm

Brad Feuerhelm

In October I'm working with Miniclick to curate a series of events that explore the link between photography, film and the paranormal. Join us as we contact The Spirit Side…

Our first event will be a fascinating panel discussion looking into the history of photographing the paranormal (‘paraphotography’), these image’s effects on us and why we are so keen to believe them. We’ve three of the best placed people in the world to discuss this in Brad Feuerhelm, Prof. Richard Wiseman and Prof. Chris French.

To find out more about the speakers, go here.

This event is free, just turn up on the night.

Venue: The Other Place at The Basement, 24 Kensington Place, Brighton.

This event is part of a series called Miniclick contacts the spirit side. All the other events can be found here.

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Sep
25
8:30 AM08:30

Atoms Collide #11

Atoms Collide is about informal chats about projects and ideas.

It's not about peacocking, name dropping, business cards or having to pretend to be an expert in anything.

Come and be human and honest, chat to me and others about the fears, battles and tribulations with the business of making things happen.

Maybe somewhere in those discussions and listening, ideas might turn into doing.

Date: 25th September 2015

Time: 8:30am-10:30 (turn up anytime in between, there is no official start time)

Location: Bond Street Coffee, Bond Street, Brighton.

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