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Communal lunch 2 – with VIRAL 2018 participants: Community for creatives


Communal lunch 2 – with VIRAL 2018 participants: Community for creatives






Brighton (UK)


Jordi Ferreiro (ES)



Barcelona-based artist Jordi Ferreiro will be taking over the main reception space of Lighthouse 15-19 July. During the week Jordi will co-host three public communal lunches with different speakers. They’ll share their experiences and thoughts on what cultural organisations need to do if they genuinely want to become inclusive of different perspectives in the way they work.

This lunch is co-hosted with VIRAL 2018 participants Lara Antoine, Boudicca and Chanel Stephens – a group of young artists, musicians, rappers and label-founders. Together they invite you to join in a discussion about how Lighthouse could open up the building to create opportunities for young people to get involved, host their own events and form supportive networks between different practices and interests.

Food provided by Brighton Cauldron

The lunches are open to all. Parents and carers with children are welcome.

1pm lunch served
1.15pm discussion begins

Lara Antoine is the founder and editor of online media platform AVRA. The Brighton based artist explores contemporary culture through mixed media such as video performance, journalism, documentary film and radio. As well as AVRA and in between her degree, Lara makes videos with her friends, write articles for university publications and helps run local hip-hop label NDPNDNTS.

Boudicca is about to release her debut album via Collective Mind Records. She has partnered with local hip-hop producer, Oxomo, to start up a label for independent artists and wordsmiths to release music with a message. Boudicca helped programme the music for International Youth Arts Festival in her role as a Music Assistant at Creative Youth and she facilitates all-female music production workshops with Audio Active. This year she was featured in ‘Generation W’, a book about 100 influential women of the last century. She’s marched alongside Youth Strike 4 Climate and shared poetry with young activists she has so much in common with.

Chanel Stephens is a young female photographer based in Brighton. Chanel’s work explores cultural pressures and hidden charisma, using portraiture and street photography.

Saygal Yusuf is a local radio presenter who focuses on popular culture and controversial subjects.
Saygal has hosted a number of commercial events including London-based clubnight Shook and Platform B’s FM launch featuring Benny Mails.

VIRAL is Lighthouse’s mentorship project for 16-25 year olds who want to work in the creative and digital industries, but find they don’t have the opportunities, facilities and connections they need. Pilotted in 2018 in collaboration with The Rose Hill and supported by creative producer Bex Fidler, the project will continue with a new group in autumn 2019.

Supported by Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) also supports Jordi Ferreiro’s residency and commission at Lighthouse through the Programme for the Internationalisation of Spanish Culture (PICE), in the framework of the Mobility grants.

Date |18 July
Time | 13.00-14.30
Location | Lighthouse
Tickets | Free/Pay as you can

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