The Brighton Social Forum and Reclaim the Beats; An eclectic evening of Eco-politics, Spoken Word, Live Music and D.J’s.

The Brighton Social Forum returns to the Synergy Centre on Friday October 23rd from 7.30 – 9pm with debate and discussion around environmental politics. The energy demands of modern society are increasingly outstripping the availability of ‘conventional’ oil and gas. The time seems ripe for ditching dirty fuel in favour of investment in renewable energy but is this the direction we are going in? Governments the world over seem hell bent on exploiting ‘unconventional’ oil and gas resources via Fracking and other highly contentious methods but the movement against this and in favour of ‘green’ energy is rapidly growing. In this month’s Social Forum our ‘pro-fracking’ compere will try to convince our panel that oil and gas is the fuel of the future but our panel may have something to say about that. Guests include Beki Adam (Frack Free Sussex) Duncan Blinkhorn (COP21 Bike Train), Will Cottrell (Brighton Energy Co-op), Lorraine Inglis (Campaigner and Activist), Jamie Kelsey – Fry (New Internationalist) and BP or not BP?
But that’s just the start of the evening; Reclaim the Beats is a party with a purpose; following from the Social Forum we have a diverse evening of entertainment with Spoken Word performance and comedy from those naughty ‘actor-vists’ BP or not BP? and Geoff Winde (Money is as Innocent as the Gun), live music from Ratbag and Ilodica & King Bracket ….and freaking funky beats from Radio 4A. As the old saying goes, “It ain’t my revolution if I can’t dance’. The evening will also host a photographic exhibition featuring the work of Denise Felkin and Jeff Pitcher, 2 photographers spreading the anti-fracking message via their cameras. Food / snacks will also be available.
Tickets are £5 in advance / concs or £7 on the door. Available at www.wegottickets.com or visit Twisted Rainbow Designs at The Open Market, London Rd. All proceeds to Brighton Action Against Fracking and Radio 4A indymedia. For more information and full schedule please go to http://www.thesynergycentre.org/www.radio4a.org.uk and FB ‘Reclaim the Beats’.