Re-imagined Futures
Re-imagined Futures

LAST DANCE: RE-IMAGINED FUTURES

WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF CULTURE?


8 – 30 May 2018
BRIGHTON


PART OF THE LAST DANCE AND RE-IMAGINE EUROPE PROGRAMME


Lighthouse presents Last Dance: Re-imagined Futures a programme of free talks, workshops and events exploring ritual, ceremony and the future of culture by pivotal figures who independently contribute to the cultural landscape both locally in Brighton and beyond.

Vicky Grout & Elijah
Vicky Grout & Elijah

WHAT’S ON
8 May – Red Bull #NormalNotNovelty
10 May – QM Records Presents
11 May – The Surround x The Re-Imagined
12 May – Rise of Radio / Typical Girls
17 May – DV8 Sussex Showcase
18 May – Mimosa Pudica
19 May – Artist Talk – Elijah, Haroon Mirza, Jack Jelfs
19 May – Audio Active Presents Debate Escape
26 May – Platform B Live Broadcast
30 May – Viral: B.fest Open Session

Throughout May, artists, musicians, DJs, record label owners, radio presenters, magazine publishers and music organisations, who collectively stand at the forefront of the creative industries, will present different interpretations of what the future of culture will look like.

The Last Dance: Re-Imagined Futures programme, will include a screening of The Wave Epoch, a film made by artists Haroon Mirza and Jack Jelfs as an introduction to a project developed in collaboration with Associate Artistic Director Elijah and musician GAIKA. Devised earlier this year at the world’s largest scientific experiment the Large Hadron Collider, The Wave Epoch explores themes of ritual, ceremony and the future of culture, all of which have been the central inspiration for the Re-Imagined Futures programme. On 24th May, The Wave Epoch will be performed live by the artists at Brighton’s Brighthelm Community Centre, at 2pm & 7pm. You can find more information here.

Last Dance: Re-Imagined Futures 8-26 May. A series of inspiring talks, hands-on workshops and live performances and become a hub for conversation, share ideas, or to drop in for a drink.


RED BULL #NormalNotNovelty

#NormalNotNovelty is open to female-identifying DJs, sound engineers and producers from all musical tastes and preferences. Since the beginning of 2017, Red Bull Studios has been running monthly workshops with the likes of Clara Amfo, Monki, Flava D, Kyrist, Mandy Parnell and Manon Grandjean all sharing their knowledge and experiences.

Date: Tuesday 8 May 2018
Times: 6:30pm – 10pm
Venue: Lighthouse
Tickets: Free – Please register here.

QM RECORDS PRESENTS

Local record label and events organisation QM Records bring us an evening of live music and talks with a DIY ethos at their core. QM’s nights are regarded across Brighton as a center point for musicians, producers and artists to come together in one room. For Re-Imagined Futures QM open out Lighthouse as a hub of conversation on touring, streaming and the future of music PR; a place to listen, perform and meet.

Date: Thursday 10 May 2018
Times: 5pm – 9pm
Venue: Lighthouse
Tickets: Free – please register here.

THE SURROUND x THE RE-IMAGINED

Started in 2015 by Penny Klein and Rose Dagul, The Surround is a platform for improvisation and collaboration for emerging and established artists working across a wide spectrum of music and live performance. This special edition, co-curated with artist and writer Sarah Gillett, is inspired by science fiction, space exploration and new technologies. Eight musicians, singers and spoken word performers will explore different visions of a culture 2000 years from now, followed by a discussion between the artists and the audiences about what they have just seen. The evening will then culminate in two new collaborative performances inspired by what has gone before. Feel free to bring a musical instrument along!

Date: Friday 11 May 2018
Times: 5pm – 9pm
Venue: Lighthouse
Tickets: Free – please register here.

THE RISE OF RADIO / TYPICAL GIRLS

5-6pm: The Rise of Radio
Technological advancements, and the increase in online radio stations, mean that live broadcasting is now accessible to a wider network of radio presenters and DJs. We will be joined by leading presenters, forming the next generation of radio, for a panel discussion on what the next phase of radio will look like.

6-9pm: Typical Girls Issue Four Launch
Typical Girls is an independent print magazine, run by a small team of Women of Colour, which launched in 2015. For their fourth edition Typical Girls present The Typical Issue – which seeks to explore how gender intersects with issues of race, class and sexuality in contemporary society. Join Typical Girls for the launch of The Typical Issue, with talks, DJS and a gallery of featured work.

Date: Saturday 12 May 2018
Times: 5pm – 9pm
Venue: Lighthouse
Tickets: Free – please register here.

DV8 SUSSEX SHOWCASE

Dv8 Sussex is a small creative college at the heart of Brighton. Covering music, media, fashion and event management our aim is to let young people find their creative voice through real world projects and the guidance of industry professionals. For our Lighthouse takeover we will be handing the reins to the students to showcase their talent and give Brighton an insight of the next generation of creativity. Expect DJs, short films, installations and more…

Date: Thursday 17 May 2018
Times: 5pm – 9pm
Venue: Lighthouse
Tickets: Free – please register here.

MIMOSA PUDICA

Gaia Fugazza presents a performance 
that imagines a future where humans expand their knowledge through interaction with other species (specifically plants). The work is a shared ritualistic experience between audience, performer, and the Mimosa Pudica plant whose leaves fold inward when touched.

Date: Friday 18 May 2018
Times: 7pm – 9pm
Venue: Lighthouse
Tickets: Free – please register here.

ARTIST TALKELIJAH, HAROON MIRZA, JACK JELFS

Elijah, Jack Jelfs and Haroon Mirza join Alli Beddoes, Artistic Director & CEO of Lighthouse to discuss some of the working processes and themes behind The Wave Epoch and its creation.

Date: Saturday 19 May 2018
Times: 1pm
Venue: Lighthouse
Tickets: Free – please register here.

AUDIOACTIVE PRESENTSDEBATE ESCAPE
Can music really influence what you go out and do? Join AudioActive and a host of artists, social commentators, academics and special guests t.b.a, on arguably Brighton’s most musical weekend of the year. Debate Escape will be an evening of live performance and debate around some of today’s hottest topics on music’s relationship with and influence in society.

The event will also see the launch of #Just4Bars; AudioActive’s innovative new online social action campaign aiming to empower underrepresented young people and artists to get their voices and opinions into the ears of key influencers and policy-makers.

Date: Saturday 19 May 2018
Times: 5pm – 9pm
Venue: Lighthouse
Tickets: Free – please register here.

PLATFORM B LIVE BROADCAST

Platform B will be broadcasting live from Lighthouse, bringing us a Fierce Femme line-up of DJs. Following the success of their regular radio broadcasts from their studio at acclaimed music venue The Green Door Store as well as diverse pop-ups in Brighton, Platform B bring their captivating next generation radio station to Re-Imagined Futures.

Date: Saturday 26 May 2018
Times: 12pm – 5pm
Venue: Lighthouse
Tickets: Free – please register here.

LOIS O’HARA

Lois will be showing her work at Lighthouse throughout May. Lois O’Hara is fascinated by process. Her vibrant, diverse and creative practice takes in Mural Painting, Printmaking, Design & Art Direction, Illustration and Moving Image. There is a consistent thread running through her work. “I’m interested in capturing the fluidity of an image in motion,” says Lois, and it’s this sense of fluidity – combined with her love of process and bold colour combinations that makes her work so recognisable.

Date: 19 – 26 May
Venue: Lighthouse

More events announced soon!

If you have any access needs, please contact the Lighthouse team to discuss your requirements.


This project is part of Re-imagine Europe, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.


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