Open Sessions #16: Meet the Mentors
Date: Wednesday 27 September 2023
Doors: 6.30 pm
Event: 7.00 - 8.30 pm
Location: Lighthouse, Kensington Street, Brighton, BN1 4AJ
Tickets: FREE. Booking Required
Join us for Open Sessions #16 as we meet the mentors for the next round of Lighthouse Young Creatives kicking off in October 2023.
In pecha-kucha style, we’ll hear from each of our four mentors about their practice and approach to creativity and making. From alternative career paths and juggling commitments to finding your style and creative revelations, our mentors will explore how their own ways of working came to be.
Abe Moughrabi will open the session with a live MPC/keys performance of his latest production.
Our brilliant panel includes:
Sarah Brownlow - Photographer, skate coach and lead mentor
Abraham Moughrabi - Producer, venue manager, and music mentor
Maf’j Alvarez - Immersive media artist, creative technologist, and digital media mentor
Callum Johnston - Director, producer, and filmmaking mentor
By sharing their practices and personal experiences of creativity, they hope to inspire attendees to embrace their pathway to creativity, whatever shape it takes!
This Open Session is a unique opportunity for artists, creators, and individuals passionate about the creative process to gain insights from seasoned professionals who will mentor our next cohort of Lighthouse Young Creatives.
Lighthouse is a fully wheelchair accessible venue. This event will be held in the ground floor, level access, reception space. For further information email email@example.com or call 01273 647197.
About the Mentors and Panel Host
BOBBY BROWN (HOST)
Bobby Brown is a Creative Producer, Artist Manager, Community Worker and Broadcaster. In recent years Bobby has focused his energies on Brighton and its local artists and community; working with long-time friends, Rap & Production duo Frankie Stew & Harvey Gunn, as well as working across various grassroots and community projects with organisations such as AudioActive, BARCO, Brighton People’s Theatre, The Hangleton and Knoll Project, Platform B Radio and The New Society.
Sarah Brownlow is a passionate photographer and educator committed to breaking down barriers and expanding opportunities for marginalised individuals. Through her lens, she brings to light the often-unseen narratives of society's overlooked communities. As both a teacher and advocate, Sarah is a dedicated agent of social change and her work goes beyond photography, teaching skateboarding to underrepresented groups, promoting inclusivity and fostering confidence and resilience with young people.
Maf’j Alvarez is a Brighton-based digital media artist, user experience designer and creative technologist who is dedicated to connecting ecology, cultural diversity, and gender inclusivity with technology access. She is a resident artist at Fusebox, and founder of Root Interactive, focusing on collaborative, interdisciplinary R & D of immersive reality experiences for the arts. Maf’j is currently developing Holonspace; a framework for creatives to develop meaningful content in VR.
Callum is a filmmaker and producer born and bred in Crawley, West Sussex. His films have screened in cinemas and festivals globally including multiple premieres at Cannes Film Festival. In 2021 he set up a cultural film hub in his home town called Crawley Film Initiative which helps mentor and train young people between 16 - 24 years of age, and helped launch Crawley's very first film festival, the British Cultural Film Festival.
A sonic alchemist, conductor of creativity and restless collaborator across the realms of music and production. Abraham Moughrabi’s credits range from keyboards & sampler with UK dub-reggae group Resonators to composition and production with Latin-Grammy Award winning artist, Buika. His first foray into solo work with hazy electronics and blissed-out vocals, the Jinn EP, drew plaudits from Nick Luscombe (BBC Radio 3, Late Junction) to Tom Robinson (BBC Radio 6). He’s managed projects funded by Arts Council England, PRS for Music, EU Interreg IV and the British Council - producing music, soundtracks, installations and events. He currently co-runs The Rose Hill arts hub and studios as well as steering Jinn Records, a label, production house and cultural conduit with a passion for inspiring global artists.
About Lighthouse Young Creatives
Lighthouse Open Sessions are an opportunity to make new connections, meet like-minded people, hear from creative people about their career-defining moments and gain advice for getting started in the creative and digital sector.
Lighthouse Young Creatives is a personal and professional development scheme for young people in Brighton & Hove aged 16-25 who aspire to work in the creative industries but face exclusion through lack of access and barriers to participation.
First launched in 2018, the scheme equips participants with the skills, confidence and connections they need to enhance their employability, entrepreneurship and future career prospects through a six-month programme of production skills training, business development support, mentoring, showcasing and networking.