Launch Weekend announced
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Another Venue lost in Brighton ?
The future of the new Centre will depend on whether Brighton and Hove City Council decide to prevent yet another live music venue from being lost to redevelopment. We are beginning our consultations and hope to have encouraging news soon. In the meantime, here is an interesting quote from the Brighton City Plan, which outlines the strategic vision for the City in planning terms.
Central Brighton and particularly the West Street area has been identified as a violent crime hotspot. Through effective coordination of relevant strategies and policy areas (e.g. licensing, policing and public safety) and working with the police, health agencies and other partners, the council will seek to improve safety by encouraging a more balanced range of complementary evening and night-time economy uses which appeal to a wide range of age and social groups and managing existing late night uses within identified parts of central Brighton.
Clean up and Fix Up
Having been neglected for some time and recently squatted, the building is in need of some repair and cleaning. In the run up to the opening, which we plan to take place in May in time for the Brighton Festival, we are going to be inviting people to get involved particularly with the clean-up process. Volunteers will be rewarded with units of our complementary currency, the ‘Synergy’ which can be redeemed on the door and bar / cafe at future events. We also looking to recruit production and promotion and PR / Fundraising / Research interns – young (or not so young) people looking to gain skills and work experience in the creative and cultural industries.
Our Track Record
For more information about the historical origins of The Synergy Centre, please take a look at the web-site of The Synergy Project, the groundbreaking ‘conscious partying’ organisation that ran a series of events in London between 2003 and 2009.
Profits from ‘The Project’ were invested into converting a disused warehouse in Camberwell, South London, in to a youth and community arts centre – the first ‘Synergy Centre’.
A film we made about The Synergy Centre in Camberwell, which ran between 2005 and 2009, can be seen below.