Southern Performance And Creative Energies

A unique regular Brighton based entertainment and arts event with exclusive special guest interviews


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Since 2006, we have featured guests from the worlds of film, television, music, comedy and literature, including:

The Space is a unique regular entertainment, arts and media event. Usually every quarter, we present a line-up of high calibre special guests, discussing their work and achievements. Held in intimate environments at various Brighton arts venues, each event has two interviewees with a chance for the audience to ask their own questions.

“I cannot recommend an appearance at The Space highly enough. Nothing was too much trouble, from the delightful dinner beforehand to my fellow guest and the wonderfully informal and fun interview that followed. A lovely evening and I'd be back like a shot."

WRITER & ACTOR MARK GATISS (Sherlock, The League of Gentlemen, Doctor Who)

Since October 2009, The Space has staged special film events at Brighton’s Duke of York’s cinema with screenings and special guests. These include:

"I had a fantastic time at The Space; it's the most enjoyable bit of public speaking that I have ever done! You really have something special going on there in Brighton. The audience were cool and well informed. It was a really interesting and creative evening!"


(The Dark Knight trilogy, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Inception)

"That was a thoroughly enjoyable evening in a great location!  Many thanks for looking after me so well, for providing a knowledgeable and entertaining interviewer, and for finding me some new fans.  It's been said before but bears repeating – Brighton Rocks!"



Creative Director

& Founder

For twenty-five years, Wayne has reflected his passion for entertainment and popular culture, especially film and music, through radio, from presenting to producing. He has produced BBC Radio 2 documentaries, such as The Lionel Richie Story and Star Trek: Where No One Has Gone Before. Other documentaries have covered Star Wars, Badly Drawn Boy, Oscar winning composer and arranger Anne Dudley, The Pretenders and the Mamas and the Papas. His interviewees include Leonard Nimoy, Tracey Emin, Stephen Fry, Pete Townshend, Elbow, Sigourney Weaver and the Scissor Sisters.

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Event Crew

The people that tirelessly contribute to The Space and make each event that little more enjoyable...


Event Assistant

Arts marketer Rosie Clarke can usually be found at the Space events welcoming visitors and selling raffle tickets. Professionally, Rosie coordinates the UK-wide Museums at Night festival for Brighton-based non-profit Culture24. A world traveller with a background in theatre and publishing, she is currently working towards a marketing qualification, reviews music, dance, theatre and comedy for local papers, and helps to run She Says networking events.

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Event Assistant

Jax is an Oxjam organiser, a passionate music enthusiast and animal lover. Her dedicated help at Space ensures each event runs smoothly.

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