Monthly Archives: December 2015

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Chuffed to be back!

We’re absolutely chuffed to have been invited back to Community Base to host another BrightonSoup event! So we’ll be there on Friday 19th February 2016 with more passionate projects, super soups, masterful musicians and a roomful of lovely people having a great time! Too much? Sorry, we’re very excited, it’s almost Christmas :).

If you’re thinking of pitching, now is the time to submit. You don’t have to be a group or charity – and you don’t need a business plan. It can be just you and a great idea to do something you think will benefit the people in our lovely city. That could be enough to persuade a room full of people to pick your project to fund. So get on it, the deadline to submit for this event is midday on Friday 29th January 2016.

Tickets will be available next year, but for now we just wanted to give you a heads up before the festive break. So you can set an alarm on your phone. Or make a note in your diary. Or old school a piece of string round your finger. Whatever works.

Hope you can make it!

Team Soup



RISE Up Singing

Most people know that RISE provide support to women, families and LGBT people who have experienced domestic abuse and violence. What you may not know is that some of the service users, staff and supporters have gotten together to form a choir, RISE Up Singing. The choir is giving people back their voices and helping to heal.

If you were at our last event then you would have seen Ruth Mason win the vote to help fund RISE Up Singing. The winnings from that night enable them to continue their choir through to next spring, but you have a chance to hear them singing their hearts out next week as they hold their first public event. Forgotten voices will be performing a series of forgotten winter carols, beautifully rendered by the RISE Up Singing Choir and led by nationally renowned musical director, Kirsty Martin. It’s shaping up to be an enchanting night with festive gems long hidden behind the more familiar and traditional carols we have grown used to.

It’s on the evening of Friday 11th December at St Bartholomew’s Church in Brighton. Tickets are £10 and admission is free to anyone under 16. This is a great chance to see a project you may have helped fund in action! Us BrightonSoupers will be there so come and join us on what should be a great night.

As always, hope to see you there.

Team Soup