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Thu, 22 Sept



Talks at Dinner - a Networking Dinner and Clothes Swap Event with Inspiring Guest Speakers.

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Talks at Dinner - a Networking Dinner and Clothes Swap Event with Inspiring Guest Speakers.
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

To bring:

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

Coconut Shrimps

Butterfly king prawns in

breadcrumbs with coconut flakes

Jamaican Pattie

Mixed Veg (vg)

Jerk Chicken

Beef & Cheese


Jerk Chicken

Whole chicken leg, marinated in our special

blend of herbs and spices, with a kick of scotch

bonnet and pimento – a Caribbean classic

Curry Mutton

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)

Tropical Bake

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)


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