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There probably won’t be a Dr in the house!

Well the pitchers for our Crypt event have been selected and will soon be getting themselves psyched and ready to take you on! Well, more likely wondering what they’re going to say to get you interested in voting for them, but that doesn’t sound so enthusiastic. 🙂 Help will be at hand though as our favourite Community Organisers will again be giving our hopefuls some valuable presentation training.

So pitchers sorted, chef’s lined up, everything is falling into place. We just need to tell you about the entertainment. We said we were changing it up this time and we are, but we hope in a good way. This time we are delighted to announce that the multi award winning, local legend, Dr David Bramwell, creator and host of Brighton’s famous Catalyst Club (now in its 12th year), will be amusing us.

Performer, radio presenter, author, freelance writer, podcaster, lecturer, ex-teacher and musician:  is there nothing this man cannot do? Well, medical stuff, he’s not a real doctor. Apart from that it’s insane how much this one man does. You can find out more about the man and the legend here, but please be aware that he may have written some of the things there himself.

So if you want to see what projects we have this time, taste the delicious food and catch the entertainment, here’s the bit where gently remind you to get a ticket. Or nag you – depends on you’re mood today. We really hope you can make it.

DSCF8465And finally, if you were lucky enough to catch Georgia Lewis when she performed at our very first soup last year, then you know what a delightful voice she has. Well she’ll be guesting on this weeks radio spot and bringing her fiddle player Rowan along with her to perform a couple of tracks and chat. Tune in to 1BrightonFM on Thursday @ 1pm.

So not long now, have a fun week.

Team Soup


BrightonSoup on TV 🙂

Nikki and Louise made an appearance on LatestTV News this week being interviewed by Jeff Moody. There was a clip on DetroitSOUP and then some gentle interrogating. Louise and Nikki were nervous beforehand, but they ended up doing really well.

There was a very funny moment when Jeff introduced a video of someone pitching at our event, Georgia Lewis. For those that weren’t there, Georgia was the folk singer at our very first event. And that’s what the video was (you can see it here).

It was funny when it came back to the studio having watched Georgia singing and playing her accordion. They all laughed. They’ve put the interview online, but the error has been edited out. It’s a shame because it was a funny moment and Jeff handled it superbly.

So a big thanks to all at LatestTV News and well done to our brave ladies.

Team Soup

10 things we learnt at our first Soup

With all the organising going on to get ready for our next soup, this seemed the perfect time to share a few things we learnt from our first one:

  • We need more than 30 minutes to set up.
    Yes, we really were that optimistic. Right up until the day before, when we panicked and gave ourselves 2 hours. Barely made it.
  • Check what other events are going on at the venue.
    Very important if there’s an upstairs. At first we weren’t sure if a dancing class was above us or if Stomp were performing for the hard of hearing. Either way it made things difficult.
  • Our small PA system isn’t good enough.
    Especially when competing with impromptu Stomp performances.
  • You can fit a large electric organ into a disabled toilet.
    Do with this what you will.
  • Using a cheap A4 Laminating machine can be strangely therapeutic.
    Seriously, if you have the time, try it for yourself!
  • Filming interviews indoors is almost impossible.
    With all the noise from excited Soupers it can be difficult to hear anything you record.
    It may be best to go somewhere quieter, like outdoors.
  • Filming interviews outdoors is almost impossible.
    Okay so with all the wind and potential traffic, outside may not actually be any better.
    We wonder what the professionals do!
  • We didn’t know folk music could be so rude and funny.
    We knew it could be beautiful, haunting and rousing. But not so very rude.
    Thanks to Georgia Lewis, we now know better!
  • People can be awesome.
    We all know people 
    can be, but it’s such a great feeling when you see so many people actually being it.
  • We possibly didn’t need as much soup as we had.
    Quite probably. Even though one chap had 8 bowls for himself. To be fair they 
    were delicious.
    Yes, most definitely, less soup next time.

It was a fun night and we aim to take this little bit of learning and make the next one even better. Hope you can join us.

Team Soup

Good to Go

A quick update.

First we’ve got to mention Buzz on Boundary. We posted up for help and had immediate offers from Purnima @ Best Wishes and Sally @ Tesco. It’s a great little online community with all the shops helping each other and giving out special offers. Worth checking out.

This weekend emmaus Brighton offered to make soup for us! We already have soup contributors (thanks Tom and Ash), but now, even with a full house (and we’re hoping to get one) nobody’s going hungry. If that wasn’t enough, Joel, the manager, offered emmaus Brighton as a venue for a future event. How great is that! If you haven’t been to emmaus do, it’s more than a huge charity shop: it’s got a great cafe, outside seating, grounds to explore, places to chill and relax, friendly people and a really nice vibe running through it. A beautiful place to spend time on a summer evening. Eating soup 🙂

We also had Emma @ Sainsburys West Hove helping us and Hilary arranging for allotment vegetables. That and with the goodies people are bringing with them, we really are sorted for food. In fact we’re pretty much good to go with food, drink & entertainment. Now time to decide on the projects. So we finished the week meeting Proposers (Entrepreneurs? Pitchers? What do we call them? Suggestions?). Really nice people with great projects and more to meet with this week. We’re closing for submissions soon, but still time if you’re interested – Just be quick!

Not everyone gets a mention, but a big thanks to everyone helping us out.

Team Soup

…and then there was music!

We’re so gob-smackingly delighted to announce that young folk singer Georgia Lewis will be playing for us at our inaugural Soup on the 19th. Georgia has offered to play solo as her fiddler, Rowan Piggott, won’t be back from playing in Ireland on time. What a star 🙂

We hope they can – and guitarist Felix Miller – can join us next time. In the meantime you can check them out at Georgia Lewis & Friends. Hope to see you on the 19th.

A Very Pleased Team Soup