Came back from a talk about The Fame Formula at The Space, Brighton’s monthly arts and media event in Joogleberry Playhouse last night, on the slow train. The train was the only slow thing about the night, thankfully. There was a fantastic spirit at the event – about 250 people showed up and asked interested, interesting questions. There was no posturing whatsoever, just a really good vibe. Sold some books too, which is always a good feeling.
It was great to have Miranda Sawyer travel down there to chair it, too. Wayne Emms, who runs The Space events, always gets interesting people on board. Brighton really does seem to have a lot of energy about it. Cynics may say that only people who’ve failed in London live in Brighton, but on the evidence of last night, I’d say that’s far too sweeping a statement. You can lose sight of all the interesting events in London; in a smaller city, with an enthusiastic set of creative people, everyone who’s interested can get to these sort of events.
More power to Wayne Emms and The Space, I say.