Brighton Paradox Podcast supports Rockinghorse

The launch event for new 10-part podcast series, welcoming guests from across local business, culture,...

The launch event for new 10-part podcast series, welcoming guests from across local business, culture, education and the charity sector, is taking place on 26 January and will be raising money for Rockinghorse.

The new Brighton Paradox podcast is a unique ten-part audio series, investigating Brighton and Hove’s creative and economic potential in uncertain times.

Created by local economic and cultural projects company always possible in partnership with Plus X Innovation Hub and sponsored by Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club, the project will use over 100 hours of interviews and field recordings to piece together what the next decade might look like for Brighton & Hove.

Marking 20 years since city status was awarded, the series will be celebrating and amplifying Brighton and Hove’s greatest ideas while investigating its biggest challenges and how to solve them.

Richard Freeman, a local entrepreneur who first moved to Brighton in 1996 is the writer and presenter of The Brighton Paradox.

He said: “This has been a labour of love, but one of open-mindedness and curiosity. This is a city of many identities, and sometimes none, so my aim has been to find out what the city really stands for in 2022 and beyond.

“We are lucky enough to have some exceptional guests and curators appearing beside me on the podcast and I am excited to be sharing it with the Brighton population.”

Amongst the guests on the series will be Donna Holland, CEO of Rockinghorse Children’s Charity.

Donna said “Brighton is a paradox – a place of where so many contradictions co-exist. It’s a city of wealth, and poverty; a place of incredible inclusion yet enduring exclusion, a meeting point of creatives and renegades with enclaves of the archaic and traditional.

“As a charity we experience paradoxes all the time. We are a small local charity, but so often seen as one of the big Brighton organisations. Every day we experience the joy of supporting children and their families, alongside the pain of knowing there’s so much more to be done. This podcast is a fascinating insight into all of this. Thank you so much to always possible for supporting the charity through this brilliant, thought-provoking work.”

The launch event, taking place at the Amex Stadium on 26 January at 6pm, will kick off the project in style. Along with a panel discussion focussing on the theme of Brighton in the 2020s, a live charity auction will also be launched with some brilliant prizes, all in aid of the two charity partners Rockinghorse and Brighton & Hove Food Partnership.

The podcast series itself starts in January and along with Donna being featured in the second episode, other contributors taking part will include Norman Cook, Caroline Lucas MP, Paul Barber OBE as well as leaders from across business, education, culture and civic life.

To find out more, click here or watch their great video about the podcast:

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