Suitable for all ages, family friendly activities, relaxed and comfortable environment.
Synergy Sundays was a regular afternoon / evening indoor festival held in the historic music hall at the Synergy Centre on Middle Street, central Brighton. Synergy Sundays built on the track record of the legendary Synergy Project events held in London between 2003 and 2008 which brought together DJs, bands, poets, artists and performers with leading non-govermental organizations such as Greepace, Actionaid, Oxfam, Friends of the Earth, Amnesty International etc.
The aim of the events was to create space in which the creative and progressive community in Brighton and Hove could gather, socialize, network, exchange views and perspectives, develop partnerships / collaborations and generally build the capacity of the community. With local government funding for the voluntary and arts sectors being squeezed ever-tighter and the impact of austerity likely to worsen with the onset of the coming Brexit-recession, the community needed to come and work together to meet the growing challenges it was facing.
The events featured a wide variety of community led activities to celebrate and develop creative, cultural and social awareness including:
- Debates and discussions on topical social, economic and political issues.
- Acoustic music performances by local singer-song writers.
- Spoken word performances by local poets and rappers.
- Community Loops – (interactive, easy and accessible sound installation/electronic music studio).
- Live music performances by local emerging bands.
- Chill-out, ambient, reggae, dub and world music DJ sets.
- Video installations.
- Arts Exhibitions and Market from local artists / craft producers.
- Creative arts and music workshops for children and young people.
- Information and outreach stalls from local and national organisations working in the field of ecology, development, permaculture, social justice, sustainability etc
- Other creative and cultural contributions from community partners yet to be announced.
Rules for children :
- Must be accompanied by a responsible adult aged >25.
- Children aged <11 years must leave by 9pm
- Young people aged 11-18 must leave by 11pm.
Synergy Sundays were led by the Community For the Community, proposals and suggestions were welcomed for performances, installations, topics for debate / discussion.