book now: the big session

We’re really excited to be teaming up with The Social Society and Goodmoney – two incredible local initiatives here in Brighton – to bring you The Big Session. A festival that empowers our community to make a positive change in their own way, it’s an event that represents the unique, inspiring people that Brighton is filled with. If you live in Brighton & Hove, then yes, that includes you!

The Social Society is a social club for social good, disrupting the standard model for charitable giving, something we’re big fans of here at BOTI. Members share skills, time and expertise to help local charities grow, with a percentage of their monthly membership fee going towards fundraising, so their six chosen charities don’t have to rely on external government grants and resources. Their six chosen charities are Emmaus, Audio Active, The Real Junkfood Project, Forward Facing, Soapbox Postcards and Gig Buddies. The Social Society also run their ‘Social Sessions’ to connect communities and reduce isolation locally, from immersive evenings of food and entertainment to their Silent Disco on Volks Railway. Oh yes, you may have seen them shaking their ass on the beach…

The Big Session is not only celebrating The Social Society’s first birthday, but it’s also a chance for people to come together to be inspired and learn something new. Wagner Hall will be our home for the day and we’ll be bringing inspiration, creativity and fun to the space. We’ll be making the most of their cute garden (with marquee’s to protect us from the British weather, of course) and St Paul’s Church, which, if you haven’t ever stepped into is pretty impressive in itself.

A BOTI exclusive…

The festival will bring a packed line up of speakers, creative workshops, live music, street food and entertainment that cover the three core themes of the day: CREATE. DISRUPT. CONNECT. You’ll be the first to hear about the line-up as it’s confirmed! You can get yourself an early bird ticket for £25 and we’re giving you an extra fiver off if you get yourself a ticket before 31st August. Click on the ticket link below and use the code BOTI before 31st August to save yourself £5.00 on the ticket price. We’ll see you there.


Saturday 12th October, 11.00am – 5.30pm; Early bird/ full-price tickets are £20/£25 SS members or NUS, £25/£30 other
Wagner Hall, Regency Road, Brighton BN1 2RU