Last Dance: Re-Imagined Futures

Brighton Festival 2018
Part of Re-Imagine Europe

8-30 May 2018


Last Dance: Re-Imagined Futures



Project: "Re-imagined Futures"

Year: 2018

Produced and organised by Lighthouse.

Part of: Brighton Festival, Re-Imagine Europe and Last Dance programme

Outcome: talks, workshops, live events

About the project

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.


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


8 May

Red Bull #NormalNotNovelty

#NormalNotNovelty is open to female-identifying DJs, sound engineers and producers from all musical tastes and preferences. This was one of a series of workshops for female-identifying DJs, sound engineers, and producers to learn from peers and gain insight into being a woman in the music industry. The evening began with a panel discussion with Katie Tavini, Livia Nagy and Thea Cochrane, who spoke about their experiences working in sound engineering for theatre and cultural organisations. They spoke about how to apply sound engineering skills to non-standard roles within the industry.

Following this was an electronic production demonstration with Aqwea and K Minor, and a Q&A with Flava D and Madam X. During the Q&A Flava D spoke about her career so far including insight into what it is like being a woman in a male dominant industry.

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

10 May

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
Tickets: Free

11 May

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

12 May

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

17 May

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

18 May

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

19 May

Artist Talk – Elijah, 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

19 May

Audio Active Presents Debate 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

26 May

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

30 May

Viral: B.fest Open Session

An opportunity to hear first-hand from our friends at B.fest about their inspiring work to present the only arts festival dedicated to young persons – for and by young people in the South East.

Date: Wednesday 30 May 2018
Times: 6.30pm – 9pm
Venue: Lighthouse
Tickets: Free

19-26 May

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

About the funders

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

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