Thu, 22 Sept|
Talks at Dinner - a Networking Dinner and Clothes Swap Event with Inspiring Guest Speakers.
Time & Location
22 Sept 2022, 19:00 – 23 Sept 2022, 21:00
Brighton, 1-3 Prince Albert St, Brighton BN1 1HE, UK
About the event
*Deadline to book Saturday 17th September*
Thursday 22nd September, 7pm - 9:30pm
The Mesmerist, Brighton
Up to ten items of preloved clothing for the clothes swap rail. The rail will open at 9:30pm and you are invited to take away anything you like the look of! Please only bring quality, clean items that are in wearable and good condition. Shoes, bags and accessories are welcome.
Join your hosts Jo and Becky, pick up a drink and settle into the private room The Birdcage at The Mesmerist for an evening of inspiring talks, delicious food, and a clothes swap.
Our guest speakers this month will be Lucy Rowett-Schnabel, Sex and Intimacy and Claudine Nightingill-Rane, body acceptance coach.
Lucy Rowett-Schnabel: From Purity Culture, to Woo, to Sexologist: Lessons on Shame, Embodiment and Pleasure.
How can we embrace our bodies as infinitely wise? How can we discern what is dogma? What if pleasure was a form of medicine?
Lucy shares some of the biggest lessons she learned after healing from purity culture and religious sexual shame, to then ricocheting to the other side ino the world of spirituality and woo, to now with feet firmly planted in the middle.
Claudine Nightingill-Rane: My wild ride to radical self acceptance.
“As a kid, I went from looking like a boy, to looking like a woman, I missed out on looking like a girl. This sparked a whole raft of insecurities which led to decades of bullying, self hate and destruction. When I finally realised I am good enough as me, I found myself, found confidence and radical self acceptance.”
Claudine now takes everything she has learned in her personal journey to help women and girls find acceptance in themselves and their bodies, exactly as they are, with group and one to one coaching. She also advocates cold water swimming for mental health and regular coaches her clients in the sea!
7pm - Arrive prompt to get yourself a drink and enjoy informal networking and ice breakers.
7:10pm - Introduction from Jo and Becky
7:20pm - Lucy Rowett
7:40pm - Short break to top up glasses and visit the pop-up stalls.
7:50pm - Claudine Nightingill-Rane
8:10pm - Short break
8:20pm - Sit down for dinner
9pm - Informal networking, clothes swap rail opens, visit the pop-up stalls.
9:30pm - event ends. Those who wish to stay and continue making connections are welcome to do so.
Select your choice of starter, main course and side when you checkout.
Spicy Chicken Wings
Fiery chicken wings, served with
homemade hot sauce
Butterfly king prawns in
breadcrumbs with coconut flakes
Mixed Veg (vg)
Beef & Cheese
Whole chicken leg, marinated in our special
blend of herbs and spices, with a kick of scotch
bonnet and pimento – a Caribbean classic
Tender slow-cooked mutton and dumplings
in a rich, earthy Caribbean curry sauce
Ackee & Saltfish
Jamaica’s national dish – flakes of salted cod,
sautéed with thyme, sweet peppers, onions
and ackee (a unique Caribbean vegetable)
Grilled aubergines, baked in a spicy coconut
& tomato sauce,topped with extra mature
Cheddar cheese (v)
Butternut Squash Curry
A delicious medium-spiced curry, cooked with
fresh tomato, warm spices and fresh coriander(vg)
Lentil & Spinach Stew
Served with boiled dumplings (vg)
Rice & Peas (vg)
Plain Rice (vg)
Mac & Cheese (v)
Homemade Coleslaw (v)
Fried Plantain (vg)
Member Ticket£35.00Sale ended
Non member ticket£45.00Sale ended