At our last event Ben Szobody shared that in a consumer world, we are all lonely, a thought that resonated with many of us there. Alongside that we know that there a number of people in Brighton and Hove whose circumstances cause them to become even more isolated. With that in mind we decided to do an evening exploring this not much talked about topic.
Doors will be open from 7.30pm for you to find a seat and order food and drink, with the first speaker sharing soon after 7.45pm. We don't do advanced booking, and all events are pay as you feel.
We're delighted to have four great speakers joining us for three talks. Each of them brings a unique perspective to the topic, helping Brighton to become a more beautiful and connected place in the process:
Muriel Booth and Emily Kenward (bios coming shortly)
Tom Jayston - After feeling different and rather alone at school, Tom chose a path of drugs, alcohol and risky behaviour to mitigate the increasing sense of isolation he felt from the world. This path only made things much, much worse. He realised that his drug use was killing him and sought a different approach to dealing with himself and his thoughts, in the form of rehabilitation. He now works to help others deal with similar feelings and behaviours to the ones he once had through his work with Justlife.
Sarah Andersen (bio coming shortly)