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The Brighton Paradox is a unique ten-part audio series, investigating the UK city of Brighton & Hove’s creative and economic potential in uncertain times.

This project is about celebrating and amplifying Brighton’s greatest assets and ideas. It is about better understanding some of the challenges, the risks and the change already happening.

This podcast is for anyone who cares about Brighton & Hove. It is for people passionate about Brighton's business, creative, education and public service, and communities, as well as people outside the city who are curious about the UK’s quirky laboratory on the south coast.

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Written and presented by Richard Freeman for always possible
Produced and edited by Chris Thorpe-Tracey for Lo Fi Arts
Production support from Ian Lauder

Supported by Plus X Innovation Hub and Brighton & Hove Albion FC

Project partners:

United Us
University of Brighton's Help To Grow: Management programme
Sussex Business Times
Fox&Bear
Silicon Brighton
Alirity
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UPDATE

2024-02-2602:18

Hello!   A quick note to say that The Brighton Paradox will be back soon!   Series 2 will be examining the landscape across the city in 2023 and 2024 - what is changing, and what is building in economics, culture, community and technology.   Look out in this feed later this spring.   We're also delighted to announce that we are being supported again by Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club who return as brilliant headline sponsors and partners. And the University of Brighton's Help To Grow Management programme also returns as a valuable project partner. In addition - we have two new supporters; the exceptional folk at EQ Investors and the legends at Midnight Communications.    ALSO   Make sure you subscribe, for free, to The Brighton Connectiv - a monthly digest of positive, celebratory stories of collaboration, innovation, connection and opportunity across the city.   Go to BrightonConnectiv.Substack.com to see the first few editions and to get new ones right in front of your lovely eyes around the middle of each month.
This is the final episode. Where this part of the journey ends.   These clips are all about what's next for Brighton & Hove. The hopes, fears and dreams for the next decade.   In four sections, we have ordered contributors' thoughts into: Keeping Brighton weird? The city as the UK's laboratory and how to grow that philosophy Paying it forward? Making space for young people to shape, lead and disrupt Fixing the ecosystem? Being brave to make long-term change to the city’s infrastructure Community power? Harnessing the energy of everyone, everywhere to shape the future     Featured contributors, in order:     Fiona Anderson (plusx.space) Declan Cassidy (https://intogames.org/) Samantha Harland (plusx.space) Norman Cook (https://www.fatboyslim.net/) Sarah Ticho (https://hatsumi.co.uk/) Adam Muirhead (https://www.trustdevcom.org.uk/) Andy Budd (https://www.andybudd.com/) John Varah (https://samesky.co.uk/) Donna Close (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/donnaclose) Loubna Khamlichi (https://noraay.com/) Boogaloo Stu (https://www.instagram.com/boogaloostu/) Angi Mariani (https://thelatest.co.uk/) Adam Joolia (https://audioactive.org.uk/) Rachel Carter (https://futurecreators.org.uk/) Jack Maddalena (https://www.naurt.com/) Kelly Dibbert (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/kelly-dibbert-33821818) Claire Mason (https://www.manbitesdog.com/) Pam Loch (https://lochassociates.co.uk/) Caroline Lucas MP (https://www.carolinelucas.com/) Kelvin Newman (https://brightonseo.com/) Dr Adam Jones (https://www.brighton.ac.uk/business-services/help-to-grow.aspx) Jeannie Boyle (https://eqinvestors.co.uk/individuals/team/jeannieb) Andy Winter (https://andywinterbn1.wordpress.com/) Tom Druitt (https://thebiglemon.com/) Luke Taylor (https://unitedus.co.uk/) Kevin Grist (https://www.electricmedway.org/) Ruth Anslow (https://hisbe.co.uk/) Carolynn Bain (https://afroribooks.co.uk/) Barry Joinson (https://barryjoinson.com/) Naomi Alexander (https://brightonpeoplestheatre.org/) Jenni Lloyd (https://twitter.com/jennilloyd) Kathy Caton (https://brightongin.com/)   Now it is your turn. What's next? www.alwayspossible.co.uk/paradox     Credits:   An always possible podcast (www.alwayspossible.co.uk) In collaboration with Lo Fi Arts (https://twitter.com/lofiarts) and Plus X Innovation Hubs (https://plusx.space)   Supported by Brighton & Hove Albion FC (https://www.brightonandhovealbion.com)     Written and presented by: Richard Freeman   Produced and edited by: Chris Thorpe Tracey   Production support by: Ian Lauder   Project management by: Stephanie Danvers, Molly Boyer, Annie-Marie Page and the always possible team   Podcast artwork by: Meg Fenn   Project partners: UnitedUs (https://unitedus.co.uk) The University of Brighton's Help To Grow Management programme (https://www.brighton.ac.uk/business-services/help-to-grow.aspx) Silicon Brighton (https://siliconbrighton.com) Alirity (https://alirity.com)   Media and communications by: Sussex Business Times (https://www.thebusinessgroup.co.uk) Fox & Bear (https://foxbear.co.uk/services/website-optimisation/search-engine-optimisation/) Uschi Schomig   Original music by: Fatboy Slim (https://www.fatboyslim.net) Noraay (https://noraay.com) Chris Thorpe Tracey (https://christt.com/music/)
In this penultimate episode, we look at how the city wanting to attract big business and London money - is also the city pioneering the weird, small, experimental ideas that are often best scaled-up elsewhere   And we try to answer the following questions:   Where does leadership come from in Brighton & Hove? What kind of leadership is needed to get things done? Do we need a mayor or stronger networks with teeth to make change? Should Brighton be more of a regional leader as a city?     Featured contributors:   Ed Chinn (https://twitter.com/Ed_Chinn) Mat Hunter (plusx.space) Sarah Springford (https://www.brightonchamber.co.uk/) Ian Trevett (https://www.rubixvt.com/) Kelly Dibbert (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/kelly-dibbert-33821818) Steve Rackley (https://siliconbrighton.com/) Rachel Carter (https://futurecreators.org.uk/) Joseph Young (https://www.theceramichouse.co.uk/) Caroline Lucas MP (https://www.carolinelucas.com/) Andy Budd (https://www.andybudd.com/) Declan Cassidy (https://intogames.org/) Naomi Alexander (https://brightonpeoplestheatre.org/) Simon Fanshawe (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Fanshawe) Seb Royle (https://platf9rm.com/)   Useful links:   // Silicon Brighton Leaders   // Greater Brighton         Credits:   An always possible podcast (www.alwayspossible.co.uk) In collaboration with Lo Fi Arts (https://twitter.com/lofiarts) and Plus X Innovation Hubs (https://plusx.space)   Supported by Brighton & Hove Albion FC (https://www.brightonandhovealbion.com)     Written and presented by: Richard Freeman   Produced and edited by: Chris Thorpe Tracey   Production support by: Ian Lauder   Project management by: Stephanie Danvers, Molly Boyer, Annie-Marie Page and the always possible team   Podcast artwork by: Meg Fenn   Project partners: UnitedUs (https://unitedus.co.uk) The University of Brighton's Help To Grow Management programme (https://www.brighton.ac.uk/business-services/help-to-grow.aspx) Silicon Brighton (https://siliconbrighton.com) Alirity (https://alirity.com)   Media and communications by: Sussex Business Times (https://www.thebusinessgroup.co.uk) Fox & Bear (https://foxbear.co.uk/services/website-optimisation/search-engine-optimisation/) Uschi Schomig   Original music by: Fatboy Slim (https://www.fatboyslim.net) Noraay (https://noraay.com) Chris Thorpe Tracey (https://christt.com/music/)
INTERMISSION 2

INTERMISSION 2

2023-03-2703:05

We're taking a short break between episodes 8 and 9/10. We will be organising some follow-up events later this Spring and Summer, to take forward themes and ideas in The Brighton Paradox. Not just more roundtable discussions, but action-led spaces for learning and commitment.   But we don't want to own or dictate how these run. We'd like to have a range of people facilitate, and to consider different and engaging formats to usual panel or workshop formats.   Can you please head to alwayspossible.co.uk/paradox and answer a few questions? Scroll down below the published episodes and you'll find a button. This will load a quick GoogleForm where you can tell us about your reaction to the podcast, what you'd like to see taken further and how you'd like to see that happen. ALSO The Brighton Paradox ❤️ Big-Hearted Community Auction https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/brightonparadoxauction To celebrate the release of this interesting and complex tale,  were raising money for Rockinghorse and Brighton & Hove Food Partnership between 1st February and 1st May 2023. The items in this auction are: All of, from, for or about Brighton & Hove Experiences, one-offs, rarities and money-can’t-usually buy offers Being added every week - so check back for new ones Open to all and any bidders Items have so far been donated by Stephen Grant, The Levellers, Brighton Dome & Festival, FatboySlim, Annabel Dunstan, Plus X, SameSky, Do Good PR, Bird & Blend Tea, always possible, Brighton & Hove Albion + more! AND The Possibility Club podcast https://the-possibility-club-podcast.podcastpage.io Interviews by Richard Freeman with leaders from across business, society, culture and education who are rolling their sleeves up and making change happen.   Over the past 5 years, my diverse set of guests have included Andy Burnham, Charlotte Church, Gina Miller, Michael Rosen, Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter, Lemn Sissay, Deborah Meaden, Wayne Hemingway and 100s of others.   Delve into our archives for real-time responses to the covid-19 pandemic as well as exploration of innovation and change in different sectors. A brand new series will be landing soon.   ------   Whilst you are here - can you please leave a review of The Brighton Paradox? That would be very very helpful. Spread the word. Let us know your thoughts.    Keep in the loop with events etc at www.alwayspossible.co.uk/paradox   Thank you!
In this episode, we look at how the city wanting to attract big business and London money - is also the city pioneering the weird, small, experimental ideas that are often best scaled-up elsewhere   And we try to answer the following questions:   Can Brighton & Hove be comfortable as the UK's ideas lab? What is a laboratory approach to business/tech, social justice, public services and culture/sport? Who is investing in ideas and risk? How important are collaborative spaces? Messy spaces? Interdisciplinary spaces?     Featured contributors: Mat Hunter (plusx.space) Jack Maddalena (naurt.com) Declan Cassidy (intogames.org) Katherine Courtney (twitter.com/kcourtneybis) Ali Ghamini (bhfood.org.uk) Tom Druitt (thebiglemon.com) Kristina Perekaite (southeastangels.co.uk) Norman Cook (fatboyslim.net) Dr Carlie Goldsmith (classdivide.co.uk) Phil Jones (wiredsussex.com) Joseph Young (theceramichouse.co.uk) Jenni Lloyd (twitter.com/jennilloyd) Angi Mariani (thelatest.co.uk) Darren Fell (crunch.co.uk)   Useful links:   // Brighton & Hove Economic Strategy - 2018 to 2023   // i360   // "Universal Quantum: Brighton tech company joins quantum computing race"         Credits:   An always possible podcast (www.alwayspossible.co.uk) In collaboration with Lo Fi Arts (https://twitter.com/lofiarts) and Plus X Innovation Hubs (https://plusx.space)   Supported by Brighton & Hove Albion FC (https://www.brightonandhovealbion.com)     Written and presented by: Richard Freeman   Produced and edited by: Chris Thorpe Tracey   Production support by: Ian Lauder   Project management by: Stephanie Danvers, Molly Boyer, Annie-Marie Page and the always possible team   Podcast artwork by: Meg Fenn   Project partners: UnitedUs (https://unitedus.co.uk) The University of Brighton's Help To Grow Management programme (https://www.brighton.ac.uk/business-services/help-to-grow.aspx) Silicon Brighton (https://siliconbrighton.com) Alirity (https://alirity.com)   Media and communications by: Sussex Business Times (https://www.thebusinessgroup.co.uk) Fox & Bear (https://foxbear.co.uk/services/website-optimisation/search-engine-optimisation/) Uschi Schomig   Original music by: Fatboy Slim (https://www.fatboyslim.net) Noraay (https://noraay.com) Chris Thorpe Tracey (https://christt.com/music/)
In this episode, we look at how the city trying to compete for business and rapid economic growth - is also the city where a focus on health & wellbeing is helping it to stand out in the 21st century   And we try to answer the following questions:   Is Brighton & Hove's lens of health and wellbeing a privilege of the comfortable middle classess or a genuine philosophy that makes the city stand out? What makes a healthy city? What do innovation cultures in healthcare and education say about Brighton & Hove? Can Brighton & Hove contain a slice of London's hustle culture whilst also rejecting burnout? What is it about the sea?     Featured contributors:   Sarah Ticho (hatsumi.co.uk) Charlie Symonds (alirity.com) Seb Royle (platf9rm.com) Jack Maddalena (naurt.com) Sarah Springford (brightonchamber.co.uk/) Paul Barber OBE (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Barber_(football_executive)) Rachel Carter (futurecreators.org.uk) Rifa Thorpe-Tracey (rifa.co.uk) Ian Trevett (rubix vt) Ian Elwick (werksgroup.org.uk) Donna Holland (www.rockinghorse) Jeannie Boyle (eqinvestors.co.uk) Andy Winter (andywinterbn1.wordpress.com)   Useful links:   // Class Divide podcast   // Cities of Learning   // BadgeNation   // Dr Richard Russell   // "Dr Richard Russell and the Miracle of Sea-Water Therapy"   // "Brighton Named Top UK City For Caring About Physical Wellbeing"   // "Wellbeing Paradise: The Healthiest Places To Live In The UK"   // 'The Art Of Good Health In Brighton & Hove' (report)           Credits:   An always possible podcast (www.alwayspossible.co.uk) In collaboration with Lo Fi Arts (https://twitter.com/lofiarts) and Plus X Innovation Hubs (https://plusx.space)   Supported by Brighton & Hove Albion FC (https://www.brightonandhovealbion.com)     Written and presented by: Richard Freeman   Produced and edited by: Chris Thorpe Tracey   Production support by: Ian Lauder   Project management by: Stephanie Danvers, Molly Boyer, Annie-Marie Page and the always possible team   Podcast artwork by: Meg Fenn   Project partners: UnitedUs (https://unitedus.co.uk) The University of Brighton's Help To Grow Management programme (https://www.brighton.ac.uk/business-services/help-to-grow.aspx) Silicon Brighton (https://siliconbrighton.com) Alirity (https://alirity.com)   Media and communications by: Sussex Business Times (https://www.thebusinessgroup.co.uk) Fox & Bear (https://foxbear.co.uk/services/website-optimisation/search-engine-optimisation/) Uschi Schomig   Original music by: Fatboy Slim (https://www.fatboyslim.net) Noraay (https://noraay.com) Chris Thorpe Tracey (https://christt.com/music/)
In this episode, we look at how the city about which a major study coined a phrase, articulating the unique opportunity for economic growth when arts and tech work together - is also the city that rarely talks about it and many haven’t heard about it   And we try to answer the following questions:   Can, and should, Brighton & Hove business try and scale? What is superfusion, and what does it say about Brighton? Have incubators and co-working spaces changed the potential in the city? Is Brighton & Hove at its best when it's focused on mad ideas?     Featured contributors: Dr Adam Jones (research.brighton.ac.uk/en/persons/adam-jones) Dr Richard Tolcher (about.me/tolcher) Phil Nutley (mimagroup.com/people) Claire Mason (manbitesdog.com/team/claire-mason/) Sarah Ticho (hatsumi.co.uk) Phil Jones (twitter.com/philjoneswired) Charlie Symonds (alirity.com) Seb Royle (platf9rm.com) Samantha Harland (twitter.com/samanthaharland) Fiona Anderson (plusx.space) Katherine Courtney (twitter.com/kcourtneybis) Jack Maddalena (naurt.com) Declan Cassidy (intogames.org) Dr Bashair Ahmed (shabaka.org) Marisa Zanotti (marisazanotti.net)   Useful links:   // The Fusebox   // The Fuse Report   // Findings from The Fuse Report (video)   // '18 Months Of Entreprenuerial Spark Hatchery In Brighton'     Credits:   An always possible podcast (www.alwayspossible.co.uk) In collaboration with Lo Fi Arts (https://twitter.com/lofiarts) and Plus X Innovation Hubs (https://plusx.space)   Supported by Brighton & Hove Albion FC (https://www.brightonandhovealbion.com)     Written and presented by: Richard Freeman   Produced and edited by: Chris Thorpe Tracey   Production support by: Ian Lauder   Project management by: Stephanie Danvers, Molly Boyer, Annie-Marie Page and the always possible team   Podcast artwork by: Meg Fenn   Project partners: UnitedUs (https://unitedus.co.uk) The University of Brighton's Help To Grow Management programme (https://www.brighton.ac.uk/business-services/help-to-grow.aspx) Silicon Brighton (https://siliconbrighton.com) Alirity (https://alirity.com)   Media and communications by: Sussex Business Times (https://www.thebusinessgroup.co.uk) Fox & Bear (https://foxbear.co.uk/services/website-optimisation/search-engine-optimisation/) Uschi Schomig   Original music by: Fatboy Slim (https://www.fatboyslim.net) Noraay (https://noraay.com) Chris Thorpe Tracey (https://christt.com/music/)    
INTERMISSION

INTERMISSION

2023-02-2806:16

We're taking a short break between episodes 5 and 6, so newcomers to the series can catch up. In the meantime, please check out these brilliant things:   The Brighton Paradox ❤️ Big-Hearted Community Auction https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/brightonparadoxauction To celebrate the release of this interesting and complex tale,  were raising money for Rockinghorse and Brighton & Hove Food Partnership between 1st February and 1st May 2023. The items in this auction are: All of, from, for or about Brighton & Hove Experiences, one-offs, rarities and money-can’t-usually buy offers Being added every week - so check back for new ones Open to all and any bidders Items have so far been donated by The Levellers, Brighton Dome & Festival, FatboySlim, Annabel Dunstan, Plus X, SameSky, Do Good PR, Bird & Blend Tea, always possible, Brighton & Hove Albion + more!   ----- Class Divide podcast https://www.classdivide.co.uk/podcast The series follows the lives of a family, one daughter and three sons from Whitehawk, whose stories will highlight what a massive difference a good education can make to life chances. Across the series families, teachers and education experts talk about the roots of the UK's education, segregation and subsequent attainment gap and why it’s so bad in places like Brighton and Hove. Guests include Orwell prize winning writer, rapper and tv presenter Darren McGarvey, working class academic and education expert Professor Diane Reay, education writer Fiona Millar and many others.   ----- The Possibility Club podcast https://the-possibility-club-podcast.podcastpage.io Interviews by Richard Freeman with leaders from across business, society, culture and education who are rolling their sleeves up and making change happen.   Over the past 5 years, my diverse set of guests have included Andy Burnham, Charlotte Church, Gina Miller, Michael Rosen, Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter, Lemn Sissay, Deborah Meaden, Wayne Hemingway and 100s of others.   Delve into our archives for real-time responses to the covid-19 pandemic as well as exploration of innovation and change in different sectors. A brand new series will be landing soon.   ------   Whilst you are here - can you please leave a review of The Brighton Paradox? That would be very very helpful. Spread the word. Let us know your thoughts.    Keep in the loop with events etc at www.alwayspossible.co.uk/paradox   Thank you!
In this episode, we look at how the city that has a top 10 premier league football team, award-winning food culture and decades of environmental innovation - is also a city unsure of its global identity, of abject food poverty and congested streets piled high with rubbish   And we try to answer the following questions:   What impact has Brighton & Hove Albion FC had on the city's reputation? Should a football club also be a driver of social impact? Is food putting Brighton on the map? Can activism also drive economic opportunity? What happens in an emergency, when the infrastructure is joined-up?     Featured contributors:   Paul Barber (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Barber_(football_executive)) Kelly Dibbert (faresharesussex.org.uk / communityenergysouth.org/meet-the-team Caroline Lucas MP (carolinelucas.com) Luke Taylor (unitedus.co.uk) Ali Ghamini (bhfood.org.uk) Tom Druitt (thebiglemon.com) Ruth Anslow (hisbe.co.uk) Norman Cook (fatboyslim.net) Michael Kennard (compostclub.online) Naomi Alexander (brigvhtonpeoplestheatre.org) Sarah Ticho (hatsumi.co.uk) Sarah Springford (brightonchamber.co.uk) Useful links:   // Is Brighton’s food scene capitalising on culture?   // History of Brighton & Hove Albion FC   // Tony Bloom factor means Brighton will not “do a Southampton”   // Hisbe: a brave new model for food retailers in Brighton   // Feeding Brighton & Hove: tackling food poverty in a pandemic     Credits:   An always possible podcast (www.alwayspossible.co.uk) In collaboration with Lo Fi Arts (https://twitter.com/lofiarts) and Plus X Innovation Hubs (https://plusx.space)   Supported by Brighton & Hove Albion FC (https://www.brightonandhovealbion.com)     Written and presented by: Richard Freeman   Produced and edited by: Chris Thorpe Tracey   Production support by: Ian Lauder   Project management by: Stephanie Danvers, Molly Boyer, Annie-Marie Page and the always possible team   Podcast artwork by: Meg Fenn   Project partners: UnitedUs (https://unitedus.co.uk) The University of Brighton's Help To Grow Management programme (https://www.brighton.ac.uk/business-services/help-to-grow.aspx) Silicon Brighton (https://siliconbrighton.com) Alirity (https://alirity.com)   Media and communications by: Sussex Business Times (https://www.thebusinessgroup.co.uk) Fox & Bear (https://foxbear.co.uk/services/website-optimisation/search-engine-optimisation/)   Original music by: Fatboy Slim (https://www.fatboyslim.net) Noraay (https://noraay.com) Chris Thorpe Tracey (https://christt.com/music/)   Some audio used from Jak Hutcraft's documentary 'Right Here, Right Now' for Sky Documentaries (https://www.jakhutchcraft.com)   Archive interviews with Andrew Comben and Lemn Sissay from The Possibility Club podcast by always possible (www.alwayspossible.co.uk/podcast)  
In this episode, we consider how the city that is on the map for experiences, festivals, culture and tourism - is also the city that for years was overlooked for investment, long-term funding and capital infrastructure projects   And we try to answer the following questions:   Why did an HSBC report consider Brighton & Hove to be one of the UK's five 'supercities'? What has put Brighton on the map since 2000? What is the impact of the city's biggest business conferences? How does the Children's Parade happen? What is notable about some of Brighton's buildings?     Featured contributors:   Katherine Courtney (twitter.com/kcourtneybis) Norman Cook (fatboyslim.net) Sarah Springford (brightonchamber.co.uk) Donna Close (twitter.com/donna_close) Naomi Alexander (brightonpeoplestheatre.org) John Varah (samesky.co.uk) Phil Harris (podexperiences.co.uk) Rifa Thorpe-Tracey (rifa.co.uk) Declan Cassidy (intogames.org) Kelvin Newman (brightonseo.com) Jenni Lloyd (twitter.com/jennilloyd) Joseph Young (artofnoises.com)   Useful links:   // "Study reveals Brighton to be one of the most gamer-friendly cities in the UK"   // "Brighton among most expensive UK cities to be a student"   // "'Never Normal' is the resounding campaign message to boost Brighton during uncertain times"   // Our Place   // The Brighton Summit   // Big Beach Boutique II   // Brighton Festival: guest directors     Credits:   An always possible podcast (www.alwayspossible.co.uk) In collaboration with Lo Fi Arts (https://twitter.com/lofiarts) and Plus X Innovation Hubs (https://plusx.space)   Supported by Brighton & Hove Albion FC (https://www.brightonandhovealbion.com)     Written and presented by: Richard Freeman   Produced and edited by: Chris Thorpe Tracey   Production support by: Ian Lauder   Project management by: Stephanie Danvers, Molly Boyer, Annie-Marie Page and the always possible team   Podcast artwork by: Meg Fenn   Project partners: UnitedUs (https://unitedus.co.uk) The University of Brighton's Help To Grow Management programme (https://www.brighton.ac.uk/business-services/help-to-grow.aspx) Silicon Brighton (https://siliconbrighton.com) Alirity (https://alirity.com)   Media and communications by: Sussex Business Times (https://www.thebusinessgroup.co.uk) Fox & Bear (https://foxbear.co.uk/services/website-optimisation/search-engine-optimisation/)   Original music by: Fatboy Slim (https://www.fatboyslim.net) Noraay (https://noraay.com) Chris Thorpe Tracey (https://christt.com/music/)   Some audio used from Jak Hutcraft's documentary 'Right Here, Right Now' for Sky Documentaries (https://www.jakhutchcraft.com)   Archive interviews with Andrew Comben and Lemn Sissay from The Possibility Club podcast by always possible (www.alwayspossible.co.uk/podcast)  
In this episode, we consider how the city that is famous for alternative lifestyles, liberal attitudes and minority pride - might also be the city that can amplify groupthink, homogenous views and narrow perspectives   And we try to answer the following questions:   Are multiple views and perspectives given the space they need? Are narratives about Brighton & Hove ambitious, fair and honest? What does it take to be taken seriously? Is the People's Republic of Brighton & Hove a genuine force for independent thinking or a smug self-congratulatory forcefield? Is Brighton & Hove a racist city? Why is community football so powerful?     Featured contributors:   Rifa Thorpe Tracey // (https://rifa.co.uk) Andy Winter // (https://andywinterbn1.wordpress.com) Adam Joolia // (https://audioactive.org.uk/) Luke Taylor // (https://https://unitedus.co.uk) Carolynn Bain // (https://afroribooks.co.uk) Loubna Khamlichi // (https://noraay.com) Pam Loch // (https://lochassociates.co.uk) Kathy Caton (https://brightongin.com) Kevin Miller (https://whitehawkfc.com) Simon Fanshawe OBE (https://simonfanshawe.com) Barry Joinson (https://barryjoinson.com)   Useful links:   // "'I love Brighton, but it’s a racist city' - Shop owner hits out at city's anti-racism campaign"   // BAME groups in Brighton   // "The People’s Republic of Brighton and Hove: Britain’s latest breakaway nation"   // "THAT’S THE POINT WE WANT TO GET TO. WHERE PEOPLE SAY “SO WHAT?”   // Brighton Book Festival   // "What do Brighton think of Brexit?"   // "Brighton: Anything goes at this liberal enclave"     Credits:   An always possible podcast (www.alwayspossible.co.uk) In collaboration with Lo Fi Arts (https://twitter.com/lofiarts) and Plus X Innovation Hubs (https://plusx.space)   Supported by Brighton & Hove Albion FC (https://www.brightonandhovealbion.com)     Written and presented by: Richard Freeman   Produced and edited by: Chris Thorpe Tracey   Production support by: Ian Lauder   Project management by: Stephanie Danvers, Molly Boyer, Annie-Marie Page and the always possible team   Podcast artwork by: Meg Fenn   Project partners: UnitedUs (https://unitedus.co.uk) The University of Brighton's Help To Grow Management programme (https://www.brighton.ac.uk/business-services/help-to-grow.aspx) Silicon Brighton (https://siliconbrighton.com) Alirity (https://alirity.com)   Media and communications by: Sussex Business Times (https://www.thebusinessgroup.co.uk) Fox & Bear (https://foxbear.co.uk/services/website-optimisation/search-engine-optimisation/)   Original music by: Fatboy Slim (https://www.fatboyslim.net) Noraay (https://noraay.com) Chris Thorpe Tracey (https://christt.com/music/)
Summary:   In this episode, we look at how the city that provides sanctuary, open arms and acceptance of strangers and travellers - is also the city that often marginalises communities outside of the centre   And we try to answer the following questions:   What does a Brighton & Hove welcome look like? How would people describe the city to a space alien? Does Brighton have too many charities? Is compassion a genuine energy that drives change in the city? What happened in Whitehawk in 2005 that has left a bitter legacy? Are current economic failures actually helping to reduce class divides?     Featured contributors:   Kevin Grist // (https://electricmedway.co.uk) Caroline Lucas MP // (https://www.carolinelucas.com/) Adam Joolia // (https://audioactive.org.uk/) Adam Muirhead // (https://www.trustdevcom.org.uk/) Donna Holland // (https://www.rockinghorse.org.uk/) Naomi Alexander // (https://brightonpeoplestheatre.org/) Dr Carlie Goldsmith // (https://www.classdivide.co.uk/)   Useful links:   // "The school that died of poverty"   // Patcham Pylons   // Red Bull: "Watch Rag’n’Bone Man go back to his roots at Sussex charity AudioActive"   // The five Class Divide demands   // The Crew Club   // "Brighton and Hove among most expensive places to live, report finds"   // "Challenging health inequalities in East Brighton" // Tackling Inequality in Brighton & Hove – Trust for Developing Communities in 2020 // Trans-Atlantic study looks to Brighton and Hove for lessons from pandemic   Credits:   An always possible podcast (www.alwayspossible.co.uk) In collaboration with Lo Fi Arts (https://twitter.com/lofiarts) and Plus X Innovation Hubs (https://plusx.space)   Supported by Brighton & Hove Albion FC (https://www.brightonandhovealbion.com)     Written and presented by: Richard Freeman   Produced and edited by: Chris Thorpe Tracey   Production support by: Ian Lauder   Project management by: Stephanie Danvers, Molly Boyer, Annie-Marie Page and the always possible team   Podcast artwork by: Meg Fenn   Project partners: UnitedUs (https://unitedus.co.uk) The University of Brighton's Help To Grow Management programme (https://www.brighton.ac.uk/business-services/help-to-grow.aspx) Silicon Brighton (https://siliconbrighton.com) Alirity (https://alirity.com)   Media and communications by: Sussex Business Times (https://www.thebusinessgroup.co.uk) Fox & Bear (https://foxbear.co.uk/services/website-optimisation/search-engine-optimisation/)   Original music by: Fatboy Slim (https://www.fatboyslim.net) Noraay (https://noraay.com) Chris Thorpe Tracey (https://christt.com/music/)  
The Brighton Paradox   Episode One: THE EDGE     Summary:   In this episode, we look at how the city of individual creativity, spirit, otherness and personal missions - is also the city of collectives, co-operatives, networks and community cells.   And we try to answer the following questions:   Why did Brighton & Hove want to be a city? Was 1995 - 2008 really a 'golden age' for Brighton? Why did Brighton AND Hove happen? Where is the city centre? Brighton or Bristol? What sort of person landed in Brighton in the 90s/00s?     Featured contributors:   Simon Fanshawe // (https://simonfanshawe.com) Kevin Grist // (https://electricmedway.co.uk) Sarah Ticho // (https://hatsumi.co.uk) Katherine Courtney // (https://primaryspace.org) Donna Close // (https://www.linkedin.com/in/donnaclose/) Jenni Lloyd // (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennilloyd/) Ian Trevett // (https://www.rubixvt.com) Darren Fell // (http://crunch.co.uk) Claire Mason // (www.manbitesdog.com) Boogaloo Stu // (https://boogaloostu.co.uk) John Varah // (https://samesky.co.uk) Andy Budd // (https://www.andybudd.com) Rob Jones-Mantle // (https://magpie.coop) Ian Elwick // (https://www.werksgroup.org.uk)     Useful links:   // Burning The Clocks   // "How Brighton and Hove became a city 20 years ago"   // MILLENNIUM CITY STATUS COMPETITION - WINNING CITIES ANNOUNCED   // The Zap Club   // Brighton Open Air Theatre (BOAT)   // Brighton Fishing Museum / Seafront Heritage Trust   // "Brighton's come a long way from Skid Row-on-Sea"   // "This is what readers miss most about Brighton in the 1990s"       Credits:   An always possible podcast (www.alwayspossible.co.uk) In collaboration with Lo Fi Arts (https://twitter.com/lofiarts) and Plus X Innovation Hubs (https://plusx.space)   Supported by Brighton & Hove Albion FC (https://www.brightonandhovealbion.com)     Written and presented by: Richard Freeman   Produced and edited by: Chris Thorpe Tracey   Production support by: Ian Lauder   Project management by: Stephanie Danvers, Molly Boyer, Annie-Marie Page and the always possible team   Podcast artwork by: Meg Fenn   Project partners: UnitedUs (https://unitedus.co.uk) The University of Brighton's Help To Grow Management programme (https://www.brighton.ac.uk/business-services/help-to-grow.aspx) Silicon Brighton (https://siliconbrighton.com) Alirity (https://alirity.com)   Media and communications by: Sussex Business Times (https://www.thebusinessgroup.co.uk) Fox & Bear (https://foxbear.co.uk/services/website-optimisation/search-engine-optimisation/)   Original music by: Fatboy Slim (https://www.fatboyslim.net) Noraay (https://noraay.com) Chris Thorpe Tracey (https://christt.com/music/)        
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