A new community festival is coming soon

Toni, founder of The Social Society at The Big Share festival
Toni, founder of The Social Society at The Big Share festival

A new one-day community festival will feature a packed line-up of inspiring speakers, creative workshops, live music, food and fun.

The Big Session takes place at Wagner Hall on Saturday October 12 with the aim of celebrating the local community and empowering people to make positive change.

Brighton based initiative The Social Society are teaming up with Brighton on the Inside to bring you this event which will follow three themes of create, disrupt, connect.

Candice Koing, managing director of Forward Facing, one of the six charities supported by The Social Society, said: “There are so many people in our community willing to give their time to support a local charity, it has been overwhelming.”

A line up of creative workshops will also encourage guests to try something new and inspire them to create a positive change, no matter how big or small.

The event marks the first anniversary of The Social Society. Their membership model ensures that charities have access to people that want to donate their time and skills to a local cause, with their monthly fee going towards fundraising.

Speakers include Paul Richards from Stay Up Late, Jess Crocker from The Brighton & Hove Food Partnership, founder of Working Progress Merlin Nation, as well as Whitehawk Football Club ‘Ultra’ fan Josh Boyd.

Workshop leaders include local artist Kalee Jones, Jason Nuttall from Crowdfunder, and Quick Draw sessions from Drawn Together.

Well-being sessions will be held throughout the day in adjacent St Paul’s Church. There will be plenty of food and drink stalls and live entertainment.

Tickets are available from www.thebigsession.com priced at just £25 for students and Social Society members, £30 full price. The day kicks off at 10.30am and there will be an after party.