Events

Events and Talks

  • Going to See Culture Together

    Monday 3 October, 2 - 4pm

    Hosted by Jonathan Quarterman, this will be a welcoming and relaxed group session to explore themes in the exhibition, with a free afternoon tea as part of the event.

    This event is free (we welcome donations) but places are limited so we recommend that you reserve yours in advance. Book online by visiting Eventbrite. You can also reserve a place by talking to a member of the gallery team during gallery opening hours or by calling the Fabrica office on 01273 778646.

  • Life Drawing

    Series one: 4, 11, 18 October Series two: 25 October 1 & 8 November

    Life drawing with Jane Fordham at Fabrica uses the vibrant exhibition programme as a reference point to broaden the drawing experience.

    The sessions run in sets of three per month on Tuesday mornings from 10am – 1pm. Each set of three sessions costs £45 and includes model fees, tea and coffee. A1 cartridge paper is available for sale during each session.

    Contact jfordham@creative-process.com to book or for more info.

  • Film Extra: Both Sides Now 3

    Thursday 6 October, doors & bar 7pm, event starts 7.30pm

    Presented in partnership with videoclub

    Both Sides Now 3 – Final Frontiers brings together a collection of film and video from China and Hong Kong that explores displacement, migration and memory. The films explore developments within the culture and society of Hong Kong and China over several decades and vary between animation, documentary and artists’ moving image.

    Cost £3

    We recommend booking in advance for this event as places are limited. Book online via Eventbrite (booking fee applies). Payments can also be made in cash (no additional fee) during gallery opening hours by speaking to a member of the gallery team or at the Fabrica office on Mondays/Tuesdays 10am – 4pm. Unfortunately, at the moment, we are unable to take bookings for paid events over the phone.

  • Kick over the statues – UK Garage Rave Party

    Thursday 13 October, 8pm – 12am

    Come to one of Ewen Spencer’s now legendary UK Garage rave party at Fabrica Gallery. Featuring Last Japan, Pied Piper, MC Creed

    Free – donations welcome

  • Fabrica Film Club: The Punk Singer

    Tuesday 18 October. Doors & bar 7pm, event starts 7.30pm

    Presented in partnership with My Tights Won’t Stay Up

    Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, rose to national attention as the reluctant but never shy voice of the riot grrrl movement. This 2013 documentary takes viewers on a fascinating tour of contemporary music and a view into the life of this fearless leader.

    Artist, activist and blogger Jo Harrison will be joining us for this special event with a creative and fun drop-in activity.

    Free popcorn, an affordable bar, blankets and beanbags – plus lovely staff and volunteers – make it extra special.

    £5/3 

    We recommend booking in advance for this event as places are limited. Book online via Eventbrite (booking fee applies). Payments can also be made in cash (no additional fee) during gallery opening hours by speaking to a member of the gallery team or at the Fabrica office on Mondays/Tuesdays 10am – 4pm. Unfortunately, at the moment, we are unable to take bookings for paid events over the phone.

  • Larger Scale Working

    Saturday 15 October, 9.30am-12 noon

    ‘Larger scale working’ seminar led by Frances Lord

    Cost £15, £10 concessions.

    This seminar is intended for artists and makers who want to find out more about the opportunities and practical considerations involved in working outside the studio, on for example a multi-partner project, public art or a site-specific commission. The seminar will include case studies, making a strong proposal, identifying and responding to briefs, working within budgets, dealing with contracts, effective project management, roles and responsibilities, time management and trouble shooting, copyright and other legal issues.

    With a combination of facilitated and informal discussion, we will look at what sort of skills you need, how to match aspirations to budgets, and what constitutes good practice.

    Frances Lord is a freelance consultant whose specialism is in the visual arts and crafts. Frances works with architects, developers, environmental agencies, local government, and directly with artists and arts organisations initiating, developing and managing arts and cultural projects. She has experience of curating, commissioning, policy and strategy development, mentoring and coaching, evaluation and fundraising.

    www.franceslord.com

    To book visit eventbrite

  • Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore, a film by Mark Leckey presented by Ewen Spencer

    Thursday 20 October, 6-7.30pm

    Ewen Spencer talks about films, photographs and music that have inspired his work. Including Turner Prize-Winner Mark Leckey’s 1999 short, described by The Guardian as ‘perhaps the finest portrayal of British nightlife ever captured’.

    £6/£4 Book at bpb.org.uk

    NB: This event takes place at Sallis Benney Theatre, Brighton BN2 0JY

  • State of Control: A Gallery Take-Over

    Saturday 22 October, 2pm - 5pm

    What happens when young people take over the gallery? We’re looking forward to finding out. Come along, see for yourself and get involved.

    The afternoon will include food, music and youth led activities exploring notions of territory. What are our similarities and our differences? What unifies or divides us as a group?

    The State of Control collective are a group of young people from the Photoworks Photography club. They have been working with Lindsey Smith and a number of other artists including Lynn Weddle and Ewen Spencer, exploring notions of  individual and collective identity. Resulting works show at Jubilee Library until 30 October in the Brighton Photo Biennial exhibition State of Control.

    This event is free and you can drop-in at any time.

  • Film Extra: Chromasonic Feedback

    Thursday 3 November. Doors & bar 7.30pm, event starts 8pm

    Presented in partnership with Open Colour

    In California in the early 1940s, John and James Whitney began their experiments with abstract filmmaking, and the construction of their own synthetic sound generating machine, which they used to realise the soundtracks for their Five Film Exercises. A selection of which form the foundation of this programme.

    Chromasonic Feedback presents a selection of live action and animated shorts, which marry electronic music with abstraction.

    £4 adv (booking details coming soon) or £5 on the door

  • Volunteer Workshops

    2-4pm on Sunday 6, 13, 20 & 27 November

    Join Fabrica volunteers for these informal drop in workshops that are open to all.

  • MOVING PICTURES

    Monday 14 - Tuesday 15 November

    BUY THE PROGRAMME PASS FOR JUST £10 / £8 HERE

    See below for individual prices

    Mon 14 Nov

    Film Forum: Art Docs
    Doors & bar 6.30pm, event starts 7pm
    £5 / £3

    Join us for this special programme of short documentaries that seeks to explore culture and the arts. This event is part of BRIGHTON SCREENINGS, selected from open submissions to CINECITY The Brighton Film Festival.

    Supported by Lighthouse and Brighton Film School, presented in partnership with Cinecity

    Tues 15 November

    Draw to Film
    1-4pm
    £5

    Drawing to film has become a popular regular event at Fabrica, an experiment in ways to watch film by making drawings. Connect your eyes with your hands and let the film’s images take over, filling you with new ideas and possibilities. Facilitated by artist Jane Fordham, beginners and experienced drawers are all welcome.

    Basic materials and refreshments provided. The materials are specially selected for the event, and if you like them, they will be available to buy at the end of the workshop.

    Film Club: Bill Cunningham New York
    Doors & bar 7pm, event starts 7.30pm
    £5 / £3

    Celebrating his 80th birthday in this 2011 documentary, Bill Cunningham has cycled the streets of Manhattan photographing the things that he loves; great clothes that make people feel good about themselves.

  • INTO FILM Festival Screening: Fresh Dressed

    Monday 14 November, doors & refreshments 12.30pm, event starts 1pm

    Fresh Dressed is a fascinating chronicle of hip-hop, urban fashion, and the hustle that brought oversized pants and graffiti-drenched jackets from Orchard Street to high fashion catwalks and Middle America shopping malls. Director Sacha Jenkins’ music-drenched history draws from a rich mix of archival materials and in-depth interviews with rappers, designers, and other industry insiders.

    This event is free and exclusive to school groups. FULLY BOOKED

  • Artist Story-Melissa Campbell

    Thursday 17 November, 6.30-8pm

    Melissa Campbell (b.1973) works with archives to explore the connections between ourselves, the traces we leave and the journeys we take. Playing detective, she uses photographs and texts as a starting point to investigate the stories they may contain and the function of the object itself. Campbell works across printmaking and photography, making lens-based work, books and films.

    For her presentation at Fabrica, Melissa will discuss her work and inspiration in more detail.

    We recommend booking in advance for this event as places are limited. Book online via Eventbrite (booking fee applies). Payments can also be made in cash (no additional fee) during gallery opening hours by speaking to a member of the gallery team or at the Fabrica office on Mondays/Tuesdays 10am – 4pm. Unfortunately, at the moment, we are unable to take bookings for paid events over the phone.

  • INTO FILM Festival: Testament of Youth

    Tuesday 22 November, Doors & Refreshments 9.30am Event starts 10am

    Presented in partnership with Strike A Light as part of The Orange Lilies project.

    Spanning 1900-1925 this is a loving adaptation of anti-war campaigner Vera Brittain’s memoir. Confronted with the realities of war, we watch Vera adjust to the dramatic shifts in her life, providing a much-needed female experience of World War One on film.

    This event is free and exclusive to school groups. Places are limited so we recommend that you reserve yours in advance. Book online by visiting the INTO FILM website. You can also reserve a place by talking to a member of the gallery team during gallery opening hours or by calling the Fabrica office on 01273 778646.