Due to COVID-19 we are currently closed. During this time, you can engage with us online here & @brightoncca.
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Brighton CCA

A new centre for
contemporary arts at the
University of Brighton


Responding to the spread of COVID-19 Brighton CCA has moved the COMMUNAL public programme online – here you can find workshops, playlists, reading groups and screenings, so while we may not be able to gather together, Brighton CCA remains active with COMMUNAL as our site for shared creative practice and production during these uncertain times. We hope you can join us…all our events are free and open to all.

Search for events via the Public Programmes below.

Contemporary social and political culture is deeply rooted in the conception of the heroic individual. In her text The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction, Ursula K. Le Guin gives a reading of the historical narrative of human history as something collective and collaborative. Building on this idea, Passages of Time is a three part programme examining alternative understandings of our social narratives and the models of organisation which reflect them. The first chapter will consider the historical roots of our discourse the second how these are manifested in the present and the third how we can effect change.

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We are working with a range of groups and organisations to explore these ideas,exploring the potential of our online channels as a democratic site for creative production and discourse. COMMUNAL Online hopes to bring together cross generational ideas through literature, film, audio, print. From risograph printing to collective reading, interdisciplinary research to collaborative broadcasting, this is a chance to participate in contemporary artistic practice through a programme of shared activity.

Brighton Permaculture Trust, Cinenova, Dopple Press, The Feminist Bookshop, Outside In, Platform B, UnderExposed

GUEST CONTRIBUTORS (to be continued)
Sarah Boulton, Bethany Crawford, Josie Durant, Samantha McCulloch, Nika Neelova, Louise Shelley


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