PLATF9RM Presents: From interns to apprentices, how to find the best new talent
Jul
19
4:00 PM16:00

PLATF9RM Presents: From interns to apprentices, how to find the best new talent

Many businesses rely on interns and apprentices to make their cogs turn. But where can you find the best young talent, and what options exist? Come and explore the many ways you can get access to fresh young brains to support your business growth.

We’ll have the team from University of Sussex and the Sussex Innovation Centre, plus an Apprenticeship expert from Greater Brighton MET. They’ll guide us through the options and resources available– including apprenticeships, funded interns, placements, masters students and the Catalyst team.

Please be advised that filming and/or photography may be taking place at the event. If you do not wish to appear in any images captured please let us know so that we can take appropriate steps to ensure you are not included. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for further information.

This event is open to PLATF9RM Members and Non-Members.

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Lovie Awards x Good Rebels: Take My Word For It
Jul
20
12:30 PM12:30

Lovie Awards x Good Rebels: Take My Word For It

On Friday 20 July, Good Rebels is delighted to welcome the Lovie Awards to Brighton, to present this year's Lovie Talk.

Take my word for it

How the rise of voice technology makes the world faster, more convenient, and more accessible; but is silently distorting our perception of reality.

The talk will focus on the rise and evolution of voice technology, the challenges for brands when designing voice experiences (for example, how do you create a brand's identity when you don't have images, logos, etc.) and case studies from a range of brands and organisations.

Tickets are free but strictly limited, register quickly to secure your place.

Tea, coffee and water is provided.

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PLATF9RM Yoga - Vinyasa Flow
Jul
25
7:30 AM07:30

PLATF9RM Yoga - Vinyasa Flow

Vinyasa Flow with Justine

The word Vinyasa translates into “arranging something in a special way” and you’ll get this from Justine’s morning yoga sessions. Her combination of Vinyasa Flow and Dynamic Hatha yoga will reorder mind and body, and prepare you for the day. It’ll also relieve stress, keep your core and ensure your grey matter remains chill and laser-focused.

Sessions cost £8, email Justine to book justinesamanthauk@mac.com

PLATF9RM Members Only.

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How To Make Better Content: Writing A Content Strategy
Jul
25
5:30 PM17:30

How To Make Better Content: Writing A Content Strategy

Hey Content Clubbers! We're back again with another great free Content Club, this time we're looking at Content Strategy!

Content Club is for anyone looking to network with other people interested in content making and marketing. Whether you're asking for advice, sharing your latest work or just wanting to make some super cool content maker friends, there is something here for you!

By coming along, you will learn:

  • How great content adds value to you businesses
  • How to get a quick and easy strategy down on paper
  • How to produce blogs and other content for your startegy
  • How to promote and advertise your content
  • How to use content to sell what you do

The event will kick of with some casual networking and introductions, then dive right it to how you can be make better content...

Agenda: 5.30 - Networking and nibbles 5.45 - Welcome and intros 6.00 - Talk: What does a sh-t hot strategy look like? - Toby from Yappa 6.30 - Workshop: Make your own 'one page' content strategy 7.00 - Round-up on what we learned 7.30 - Go to the pub!

We want you to walk away from the evening full of great ideas for moving forward with your work. You'll also make some great new contacts, which you can call upon to help you grow your blog, brand or business!

This event is for EVERYONE, whether you're freelance writer, business owner of high flying marketing manager... we will make sure you have a great time and walk a way with something useful.

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PLATF9RM Social - Pride In Our Community
Jul
26
5:30 PM17:30

PLATF9RM Social - Pride In Our Community

Pride is coming and we’re thrilled to announce that PLATF9RM will be there! Oh yes, this year PLATF9RM will be in Saturday’s march and we’re so excited to be part of this important event.

With this in mind, for July's Social we’ll be getting ready for Pride! Starting early with a Craft-ernoon from 3PM we'll be designing placards and flags for the big day - we’ll also have all drinks and nibbles to ensure you’re all fed and boozed.

We can't wait to be waving placards, blowing whistles, singing, shouting and marching ever-so-proud.

Invitation Only

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PLATF9RM Presents: Sanderson Jones, That's The Spirit!
Jul
27
11:30 AM11:30

PLATF9RM Presents: Sanderson Jones, That's The Spirit!

We’re super excited to welcome Sanderson Jones to PLATF9RM Sanderson is the co-founder and CEO of Sunday Assembly, the worldwide community building movement that adapted the church service and congregational community in a way that was inclusive and secular. Sanderson is bringing 'That's the Spirit!' a new hour of wellbeing, movement, meditation and song to PLATF9RM. This is a preview for an Edinburgh Fringe show. You'll leave the hour feeling uplifted, inspired, energised and feeling good about your place in the cosmos.

There are now 55 Sunday Assembly communities in 6 countries across the world and 4000 participants come along to live better, help often and wonder more Since 2013, the social entrepreneur, movement builder, thought leader and change maker has been fighting social isolation and mental ill health by hosting inspirational gatherings.

In 2017 he was elected to be an Ashoka Fellow (sometimes called the ‘Nobel Prize for social entrepreneurs’) - one of just 35 Fellows in the UK. Along the way he has also received awards from the RSA (Royal Society of Arts and Manufacture) and the think-tanks Nesta and UnLtd.

PLATF9RM Members and Non-Members welcome.

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Bite-sized Learning with Brighton Chamber: How to blog like a pro
Jul
31
9:30 AM09:30

Bite-sized Learning with Brighton Chamber: How to blog like a pro

“Content is King” is a phrase that’s chucked around the industry like a game of hacky sack, but it’s not strictly true. Content isn’t king, the consumer is king. Content is more like the court jester trying to get, and retain, their attention.

But the kingdom is overrun with jesters, so how do you make your content matter?

Sophie Turton, Director of The Joyful Web. Sophie has a solid background in journalism and content marketing and has written for some of the UKs biggest publications, including The Guardian and The Huffington Post. The Joyful Web works with purpose-led businesses to tell stories that resonate with audiences and build strong digital communities.

During this workshop, you’ll explore:

  • What makes good content
  • How to structure blogs so they resonate
  • How to create strong call to actions
  • The importance of internal linking
  • How to measure results
  • How to use the results to create even better content
  • Want to create content that engages, educates and inspires your audiences?

Don't forget PLATF9RM Members get 50% off. Ask one of the team for your discount code.

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PLATF9RM Learns: How To Make Great Films On Your Phone
Aug
2
12:00 PM12:00

PLATF9RM Learns: How To Make Great Films On Your Phone

We've all got cameras on our phones but how many of us use the video function properly? This session will explain why making videos on your phone will have a massive impact on your business. You’ll then get five tips for successful videos, with live demonstrations, and Q+A.

The session will be run by Kim Slade, founder of Touch Video Academy. Kim has over seven years experience delivering social media and content workshops for the world’s leading brands, including Apple, Rolls-Royce and Marks and Spencer. Kim also travels the world creating videos and specialises in short form video content for social media.

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Member Meet-Up - TP
Aug
6
10:00 AM10:00

Member Meet-Up - TP

We run a New Member Meet-Up, once a month. It's a very casual chance for you to meet some of the PLATF9RM team and your fellow newbies, over caffeine and pastries. Please do come! They take place the first Monday of every month at Tower Point and the second Monday of every month at Hove.

PLATF9RM Members Only.

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Member Meet-Up - Hove
Aug
13
10:00 AM10:00

Member Meet-Up - Hove

We run a New Member Meet-Up, once a month. It's a very casual chance for you to meet some of the PLATF9RM team and your fellow newbies, over caffeine and pastries. Please do come! They take place the first Monday of every month at Tower Point and the second Monday of every month at Hove.

PLATF9RM Members Only.

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Cereal* Filler - Tower Point
Aug
14
10:00 AM10:00

Cereal* Filler - Tower Point

Join us every month for breakfast and quick-fire talks from PLATF9RM members.

Whether it’s sea swimming, llama-rearing, futurism or branding in the 21st century, 3 members will have 3 minutes each to present on a topic of their choice. 9 minutes total!

No matter what your passion or niche, these breakfasts will give you the chance to meet other members and maybe learn a new thing or two. And all before midday!

*Cereal will be provided.

PLATF9RM Members Only

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Cereal* Filler - Hove Town Hall
Aug
21
10:00 AM10:00

Cereal* Filler - Hove Town Hall

Join us every month for breakfast and quick-fire talks from PLATF9RM members.

Whether it’s sea swimming, llama-rearing, futurism or branding in the 21st century, 3 members will have 3 minutes each to present on a topic of their choice. 9 minutes total!

No matter what your passion or niche, these breakfasts will give you the chance to meet other members and maybe learn a new thing or two. And all before midday!

*Cereal will be provided.

PLATF9RM Members Only

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Future Food: The Rise Of The Indie With Hospitality Mavericks
Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

Future Food: The Rise Of The Indie With Hospitality Mavericks

How do you future proof a food business?

We’re spoilt for food choice in Brighton. We have eateries from every continent and you could travel the culinary world on a Number 25 bus ticket. It’s great for foodies but what about the restaurateurs who want to stand out and ensure longevity in a crowded market? 

Chaired by Michael Tingsager from Hospitality Mavericks, we’ve got 3 experts joining our panel to discuss the finer points of opening – and maintaining – a successful restaurant in Brighton.

The experts will include successful restaurant and food entrepreneurs and leaders, plus a food and drink expert who will share their top nuggets of wisdom.

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PLATF9RM Social
Aug
30
5:30 PM17:30

PLATF9RM Social

Life’s too short to spend the entire time working so our monthly Socials are a VERY serious business.

We change the theme every month; it could be retro gaming, beach party or karaoke. There’ll be plenty of drinks, nibbles and normally something arty (or crafty, or arty AND crafty) led by our in-house creative chieftess, Amy Brown.

Whatever the theme, they’re a chance to hang with your co-workers out of hours. Come get silly with us.

Invitation Only

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Member Meet-Up - TP
Sep
3
10:00 AM10:00

Member Meet-Up - TP

We run a New Member Meet-Up, once a month. It's a very casual chance for you to meet some of the PLATF9RM team and your fellow newbies, over caffeine and pastries. Please do come! They take place the first Monday of every month at Tower Point and the second Monday of every month at Hove.

PLATF9RM Members Only.

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PLATF9RM Learns: How To Be A Social Animal With Kerry Watkins
Sep
5
12:00 PM12:00

PLATF9RM Learns: How To Be A Social Animal With Kerry Watkins

Social media is a key part of any business, but how do you keep it engaging and relevant? If you find yourself struggling with new content then join Social Brighton’s Kerry Watkins for an hour of interactive idea generation that will ensure you never get stuck again.

Kerry will give you some key engagement strategies and you’ll play the Content Challenge: a dice game developed by Kerry for their content marketing training courses. All being well, you’ll leave the session with some new content you can use straight away!

Since founding Social Brighton in 2010, Kerry has worked with hundreds of local and international businesses to develop their social media strategies. She believes that social media should be fun and an extension of a brand’s conscience and humour.

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PLATF9RM Ideas Café Hosted By Happy Startup School
Sep
6
9:00 AM09:00

PLATF9RM Ideas Café Hosted By Happy Startup School

Hosted by Laurence and Carlos – founders of the Happy StartUp School – Ideas Café will help you connect with like-minded entrepreneurs and share your wizard-like business knowledge.

Using the Lean Coffee format, they’ll split everyone into groups of six to eight (depending on attendance) with each group given a facilitator to guide the discussions. It's fast paced, participatory and driven by the passion of the group. Whether you’re looking to unearth a new business hack or solve a longstanding issue, you’ll leave feeling energised and inspired.

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Member Meet-Up - Hove
Sep
10
10:00 AM10:00

Member Meet-Up - Hove

We run a New Member Meet-Up, once a month. It's a very casual chance for you to meet some of the PLATF9RM team and your fellow newbies, over caffeine and pastries. Please do come! They take place the first Monday of every month at Tower Point and the second Monday of every month at Hove.

PLATF9RM Members Only.

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Cereal* Filler - Tower Point
Sep
11
10:00 AM10:00

Cereal* Filler - Tower Point

Join us every month for breakfast and quick-fire talks from PLATF9RM members.

Whether it’s sea swimming, llama-rearing, futurism or branding in the 21st century, 3 members will have 3 minutes each to present on a topic of their choice. 9 minutes total!

No matter what your passion or niche, these breakfasts will give you the chance to meet other members and maybe learn a new thing or two. And all before midday!

*Cereal will be provided.

PLATF9RM Members Only

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Cereal* Filler - Hove Town Hall
Sep
18
10:00 AM10:00

Cereal* Filler - Hove Town Hall

Join us every month for breakfast and quick-fire talks from PLATF9RM members.

Whether it’s sea swimming, llama-rearing, futurism or branding in the 21st century, 3 members will have 3 minutes each to present on a topic of their choice. 9 minutes total!

No matter what your passion or niche, these breakfasts will give you the chance to meet other members and maybe learn a new thing or two. And all before midday!

*Cereal will be provided.

PLATF9RM Members Only

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DrivenWoman Lifeworking™ Workshop – A Women’s Network in Brighton
Sep
20
6:45 PM18:45

DrivenWoman Lifeworking™ Workshop – A Women’s Network in Brighton

DrivenWoman is a supportive network for women who want to lead a bigger life.

Imagine if you actually achieved what you always wanted. Launched that business, wrote that novel, made that career change, lived a bigger life – how amazing would that be?

DrivenWoman is a members’ network that helps women define their own success, become accountable to their goals and make dreams happen. We get together once a month to create positive habits and put plans into action, one small step at a time.

This is where networking meets life coaching, but this time your coaches are other women sharing their journey. The really powerful thing about going through the shared experience of LifeWorking is that it impacts directly on your positivity and belief in your own potential. Instead of the sense of isolation you may have felt before, you will be inspired by the stories of other participants and will soon notice that the obstacles you thought were unique to you are universal to most women.

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PLATF9RM Social
Sep
27
5:30 PM17:30

PLATF9RM Social

Life’s too short to spend the entire time working so our monthly Socials are a VERY serious business.

We change the theme every month; it could be retro gaming, beach party or karaoke. There’ll be plenty of drinks, nibbles and normally something arty (or crafty, or arty AND crafty) led by our in-house creative chieftess, Amy Brown.

Whatever the theme, they’re a chance to hang with your co-workers out of hours. Come get silly with us.

Invitation Only

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Member Meet-Up - TP
Oct
1
10:00 AM10:00

Member Meet-Up - TP

We run a New Member Meet-Up, once a month. It's a very casual chance for you to meet some of the PLATF9RM team and your fellow newbies, over caffeine and pastries. Please do come! They take place the first Monday of every month at Tower Point and the second Monday of every month at Hove.

PLATF9RM Members Only.

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PLATF9RM Ideas Café Hosted By Happy Startup School
Oct
4
9:00 AM09:00

PLATF9RM Ideas Café Hosted By Happy Startup School

Hosted by Laurence and Carlos – founders of the Happy StartUp School – Ideas Café will help you connect with like-minded entrepreneurs and share your wizard-like business knowledge.

Using the Lean Coffee format, they’ll split everyone into groups of six to eight (depending on attendance) with each group given a facilitator to guide the discussions. It's fast paced, participatory and driven by the passion of the group. Whether you’re looking to unearth a new business hack or solve a longstanding issue, you’ll leave feeling energised and inspired.

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Member Meet-Up - Hove
Oct
8
10:00 AM10:00

Member Meet-Up - Hove

We run a New Member Meet-Up, once a month. It's a very casual chance for you to meet some of the PLATF9RM team and your fellow newbies, over caffeine and pastries. Please do come! They take place the first Monday of every month at Tower Point and the second Monday of every month at Hove.

PLATF9RM Members Only.

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Cereal* Filler - Tower Point
Oct
9
10:00 AM10:00

Cereal* Filler - Tower Point

Join us every month for breakfast and quick-fire talks from PLATF9RM members.

Whether it’s sea swimming, llama-rearing, futurism or branding in the 21st century, 3 members will have 3 minutes each to present on a topic of their choice. 9 minutes total!

No matter what your passion or niche, these breakfasts will give you the chance to meet other members and maybe learn a new thing or two. And all before midday!

*Cereal will be provided.

PLATF9RM Members Only

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Cereal* Filler - Hove Town Hall
Oct
16
10:00 AM10:00

Cereal* Filler - Hove Town Hall

Join us every month for breakfast and quick-fire talks from PLATF9RM members.

Whether it’s sea swimming, llama-rearing, futurism or branding in the 21st century, 3 members will have 3 minutes each to present on a topic of their choice. 9 minutes total!

No matter what your passion or niche, these breakfasts will give you the chance to meet other members and maybe learn a new thing or two. And all before midday!

*Cereal will be provided.

PLATF9RM Members Only

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PLATF9RM Social
Oct
25
5:30 PM17:30

PLATF9RM Social

Life’s too short to spend the entire time working so our monthly Socials are a VERY serious business.

We change the theme every month; it could be retro gaming, beach party or karaoke. There’ll be plenty of drinks, nibbles and normally something arty (or crafty, or arty AND crafty) led by our in-house creative chieftess, Amy Brown.

Whatever the theme, they’re a chance to hang with your co-workers out of hours. Come get silly with us.

Invitation Only

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PLATF9RM Ideas Café Hosted By Happy Startup School
Nov
1
9:00 AM09:00

PLATF9RM Ideas Café Hosted By Happy Startup School

Hosted by Laurence and Carlos – founders of the Happy StartUp School – Ideas Café will help you connect with like-minded entrepreneurs and share your wizard-like business knowledge.

Using the Lean Coffee format, they’ll split everyone into groups of six to eight (depending on attendance) with each group given a facilitator to guide the discussions. It's fast paced, participatory and driven by the passion of the group. Whether you’re looking to unearth a new business hack or solve a longstanding issue, you’ll leave feeling energised and inspired.

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PLATF9RM Social
Nov
29
5:30 PM17:30

PLATF9RM Social

Life’s too short to spend the entire time working so our monthly Socials are a VERY serious business.

We change the theme every month; it could be retro gaming, beach party or karaoke. There’ll be plenty of drinks, nibbles and normally something arty (or crafty, or arty AND crafty) led by our in-house creative chieftess, Amy Brown.

Whatever the theme, they’re a chance to hang with your co-workers out of hours. Come get silly with us.

Invitation Only

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PLATF9RM Ideas Café Hosted By Happy Startup School
Dec
6
9:00 AM09:00

PLATF9RM Ideas Café Hosted By Happy Startup School

Hosted by Laurence and Carlos – founders of the Happy StartUp School – Ideas Café will help you connect with like-minded entrepreneurs and share your wizard-like business knowledge.

Using the Lean Coffee format, they’ll split everyone into groups of six to eight (depending on attendance) with each group given a facilitator to guide the discussions. It's fast paced, participatory and driven by the passion of the group. Whether you’re looking to unearth a new business hack or solve a longstanding issue, you’ll leave feeling energised and inspired.

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PLATF9RM Social
Dec
27
5:30 PM17:30

PLATF9RM Social

Life’s too short to spend the entire time working so our monthly Socials are a VERY serious business.

We change the theme every month; it could be retro gaming, beach party or karaoke. There’ll be plenty of drinks, nibbles and normally something arty (or crafty, or arty AND crafty) led by our in-house creative chieftess, Amy Brown.

Whatever the theme, they’re a chance to hang with your co-workers out of hours. Come get silly with us.

Invitation Only

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PLATF9RM Yoga - Vinyasa Flow
Jul
18
7:30 AM07:30

PLATF9RM Yoga - Vinyasa Flow

Vinyasa Flow with Justine

The word Vinyasa translates into “arranging something in a special way” and you’ll get this from Justine’s morning yoga sessions. Her combination of Vinyasa Flow and Dynamic Hatha yoga will reorder mind and body, and prepare you for the day. It’ll also relieve stress, keep your core and ensure your grey matter remains chill and laser-focused.

Sessions cost £8, email Justine to book justinesamanthauk@mac.com

PLATF9RM Members Only.

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Cereal* Filler - Hove Town Hall
Jul
17
10:00 AM10:00

Cereal* Filler - Hove Town Hall

Join us every month for breakfast and quick-fire talks from PLATF9RM members.

Whether it’s sea swimming, llama-rearing, futurism or branding in the 21st century, 3 members will have 3 minutes each to present on a topic of their choice. 9 minutes total!

No matter what your passion or niche, these breakfasts will give you the chance to meet other members and maybe learn a new thing or two. And all before midday!

*Cereal will be provided.

PLATF9RM Members Only

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SOLTARA Soundscape
Jul
13
7:45 AM07:45

SOLTARA Soundscape

Experience the unique sounds of Alchemy Crystal bowls and hitch an early morning ride to inner peace and serenity. Jan creates SOLTARA, a deep soundscape created by the gentle waves from ‘singing’ crystal bowls. So forget your emails and your laptop: spend an hour bathing in the unique quantum energies generated through these pure sound vibrations. This is a free trial and space is limited so please let us know if you can make it.

Bring a yoga mat and blanket if you wish to lie down, alternatively seating will be provided.

SOL : “Sun” - as in brightest star TARA: “ Mystical ancient Irish Kingdom” * SOLTARA : Spanish - “ loosen, let go or to release”

Pay as you feel - all event proceeds will be donated to Clock Tower Sanctuary

PLATF9RM Members Only.

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PLATF9RM Pilates
Jul
12
8:00 AM08:00

PLATF9RM Pilates

Pilates hits your core (or, in Pilates speak, your "powerhouse") unlike any other workout.

A stronger core equals a better back and better posture. Oh, and it’s ah-mazing for your abs. This strength means you can move faster, lift heavier, your yoga is on point, and overall, the rest of your workouts improve.

With the emphasis on alignment, breathing and control, it forces you to focus, meaning that as well as uncrumpling that incredible body of yours, it boosts your brainpower too.

Join Abby at 8am every Wednesday morning for 45 minutes of strength and flexibility work. Classes are mixed level and you can book by emailing Abby

PLATF9RM Members Only.

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PLATF9RM Yoga - Vinyasa Flow
Jul
11
7:30 AM07:30

PLATF9RM Yoga - Vinyasa Flow

Vinyasa Flow with Justine

The word Vinyasa translates into “arranging something in a special way” and you’ll get this from Justine’s morning yoga sessions. Her combination of Vinyasa Flow and Dynamic Hatha yoga will reorder mind and body, and prepare you for the day. It’ll also relieve stress, keep your core and ensure your grey matter remains chill and laser-focused.

Sessions cost £8, email Justine to book justinesamanthauk@mac.com

PLATF9RM Members Only.

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PLATF9RM Learns: Follow The Leader With Susan Carroll
Jul
10
12:00 PM12:00

PLATF9RM Learns: Follow The Leader With Susan Carroll

To be a good leader, you have to learn to lead yourself. This session will equip you with some practical tools and behaviours to perform at your best in an ever more testing business world.

With learnings gleaned from the worlds of neuroscience, behavioral science, and psychology, this session is ideal for anyone who leads people now or aspires to lead in the future.

It will be hosted by Susan Carroll, founder of the coaching and consultancy firm Scala Advance. Susan has over 25 years working with international teams, including 15 with American Express. She has spent her life helping people achieve their goals and develop into thoughtful, successful and respected leaders.

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Cereal* Filler - Tower Point
Jul
10
10:00 AM10:00

Cereal* Filler - Tower Point

Join us every month for breakfast and quick-fire talks from PLATF9RM members.

Whether it’s sea swimming, llama-rearing, futurism or branding in the 21st century, 3 members will have 3 minutes each to present on a topic of their choice. 9 minutes total!

No matter what your passion or niche, these breakfasts will give you the chance to meet other members and maybe learn a new thing or two. And all before midday!

*Cereal will be provided.

PLATF9RM Members Only

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Member Meet-Up - Hove
Jul
9
10:00 AM10:00

Member Meet-Up - Hove

We run a New Member Meet-Up, once a month. It's a very casual chance for you to meet some of the PLATF9RM team and your fellow newbies, over caffeine and pastries. Please do come! They take place the first Monday of every month at Tower Point and the second Monday of every month at Hove.

PLATF9RM Members Only.

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PLATF9RM Ideas Café Hosted By Happy Startup School
Jul
5
9:00 AM09:00

PLATF9RM Ideas Café Hosted By Happy Startup School

Hosted by Laurence and Carlos – founders of the Happy StartUp School – Ideas Café will help you connect with like-minded entrepreneurs and share your wizard-like business knowledge.

Using the Lean Coffee format, they’ll split everyone into groups of six to eight (depending on attendance) with each group given a facilitator to guide the discussions. It's fast paced, participatory and driven by the passion of the group. Whether you’re looking to unearth a new business hack or solve a longstanding issue, you’ll leave feeling energised and inspired.

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The No.9 Bus to Utopia
Jul
4
5:30 PM17:30

The No.9 Bus to Utopia

After his partner left him for someone ‘younger but more mature’, David Bramwell set himself a life-changing task: to be a more sharing, loving person. Thus began a global adventure to learn how to live with others.

Based on the book of the same title, David’s talk guides audiences to different communities in Europe and the US. He’ll take you through his experiences with an anarchist community in Denmark, a futuristic desert city, and paradise found in a Aldous Huxley-esque Californian retreat. Most fantastic of all– David will introduce you to Damanhur in the Italian Alps, with its underground temple the size of St Paul’s Cathedral and a ‘fully functioning time machine’.

Along the way, his quest raised many question about the nature of wealth, freedom, mental health and whether utopia exists outside of our heads. This wry, self-deprecatingly funny and philosophical talk asks some big questions but finds the answers surprisingly simple.

David Bramwell is a British writer, performer and Sony-award winning broadcaster. He is the founder and host of Brighton's spoken word night, the Catalyst Club and author of the No.9 Bus to Utopia, The Haunted Moustache, Odditorium, Mysterium and Cheeky Guide to Brighton. He has spoken at TED, the Tate, Sunday Assembly and most UK festivals.

Please be advised that filming and/or photography may be taking place at the event. If you do not wish to appear in any images captured please let us know so that we can take appropriate steps to ensure you are not included. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for further information.

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PLATF9RM Yoga - Vinyasa Flow
Jul
4
7:30 AM07:30

PLATF9RM Yoga - Vinyasa Flow

Vinyasa Flow with Justine

The word Vinyasa translates into “arranging something in a special way” and you’ll get this from Justine’s morning yoga sessions. Her combination of Vinyasa Flow and Dynamic Hatha yoga will reorder mind and body, and prepare you for the day. It’ll also relieve stress, keep your core and ensure your grey matter remains chill and laser-focused.

Sessions cost £8, email Justine to book justinesamanthauk@mac.com

PLATF9RM Members Only.

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Jump In The Relaxi Taxi
Jul
3
10:30 AM10:30

Jump In The Relaxi Taxi

We’re getting in the massage maestro, Rory Lemon (M.Ost), to help PLATF9RM members counteract the effects of desk-based postural fatigue (aka spending too long hunched over laptops).

Rory is a registered Osteopath and has qualified in specialist courses including Swedish massage, Indian head massage, seated acupressure massage and traditional Chinese massage. He combines elements of each, alongside osteopathic principles in a specialised ergonomic chair to provide a little slice of relaxation heaven.

Each 20 minute slot is £15 and he’ll be in the Hove Town Hall snug from 10:30am-5:10pm.

Pre-payment is required. To book, click this form.

Please book with plenty of advance notice and if for any reason you have to change booking details, please contact Rory on the email included below! Thank you!

Any questions? Email Rory – lemonaidxyz@gmail.com

PLATF9RM Members Only.

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Member Meet-Up - TP
Jul
2
10:00 AM10:00

Member Meet-Up - TP

We run a New Member Meet-Up, once a month. It's a very casual chance for you to meet some of the PLATF9RM team and your fellow newbies, over caffeine and pastries. Please do come! They take place the first Monday of every month at Tower Point and the second Monday of every month at Hove.

PLATF9RM Members Only.

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PLATF9RM SOCIAL: Hosted by stand-up comedian Ben Robson
Jun
28
5:30 PM17:30

PLATF9RM SOCIAL: Hosted by stand-up comedian Ben Robson

This social we're back at Hove Town Hall and we're mixing it up by working with stand-up comedian Ben Robson from GOAT on the line-up and it’s looking riotous.

Your MC for the night will be local comedian, Dave Fensome, who’ll keep the evening ticking along as he introduces you to five fantastic acts. These are current South Coast Comedian Of The Year and Leicester Mercury Comedian of The Year Nominee, Martin Wratten, plus Linda Larkin, Joe Foster, James Ellis and Headliner, Phil Lucas - famous for his fake window adverts and adroitness at daftness on the stage. See you there!

Joe Foster: “He tells them well and with an offhand wit” - Chortle

Linda Larkin: "Linda Larkin is a great character. The sort of believable oddball around which sitcoms are based” - Chortle

James Ellis: “One quarter of Chortle Award winning 'Best Club Night' in the South, GOAT Comedy”

Martin Wratten: South Coast Comedian of the Year 2017, Nominated for Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2018, Hastings Fringe Newcomer of the Year 2017

Headliner, Phil Lucas: “A stream of silly non-sequiturs, a daft favourite” - Chortle

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Video Blogging For Beginners - Workshop and Networking
Jun
27
5:30 PM17:30

Video Blogging For Beginners - Workshop and Networking

Hey Content Clubbers and Platform-Niners! Due to popular demand and a whole lot of hype, we're super pleased to say we are expanding Content Club events to PLATF9RM.

The session will focus on showing you examples of what makes a good (and a bad) video blog. Then through an interactive workshop you'll learn:

  • How to plan your first set of video blogs
  • How to set up your phone/camera for making videos
  • How to structure what you say and how you say it
  • How to get your personality across
  • How to share and publish videos that get seen!

From there you will be able to test out some ideas, ask for advice and meet some new people.

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PLATF9RM Pilates
Jun
27
8:00 AM08:00

PLATF9RM Pilates

Pilates hits your core (or, in Pilates speak, your "powerhouse") unlike any other workout.

A stronger core equals a better back and better posture. Oh, and it’s ah-mazing for your abs. This strength means you can move faster, lift heavier, your yoga is on point, and overall, the rest of your workouts improve.

With the emphasis on alignment, breathing and control, it forces you to focus, meaning that as well as uncrumpling that incredible body of yours, it boosts your brainpower too.

Join Abby at 8am every Wednesday morning for 45 minutes of strength and flexibility work. Classes are mixed level and you can book by emailing Abby

PLATF9RM Members Only.

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PLATF9RM Yoga - Vinyasa Flow
Jun
27
7:30 AM07:30

PLATF9RM Yoga - Vinyasa Flow

Vinyasa Flow with Justine

The word Vinyasa translates into “arranging something in a special way” and you’ll get this from Justine’s morning yoga sessions. Her combination of Vinyasa Flow and Dynamic Hatha yoga will reorder mind and body, and prepare you for the day. It’ll also relieve stress, keep your core and ensure your grey matter remains chill and laser-focused.

Sessions cost £8, email Justine to book justinesamanthauk@mac.com

PLATF9RM Members Only.

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Sea-ing is Believing
Jun
26
6:00 PM18:00

Sea-ing is Believing

“Living by the sea” might be one of the stock replies when people ask about the benefits of living in Brighton. But answer us this: how often do you actually go swimming in our grainy English Channel?

Come join us for a bracing dip near where the new Sea Lanes centre will be, led by coach Andy White from Sea Lanes Brighton. After an introduction, Andy will lead a brief fitness and training session before giving us some coaching tips. Then we’ll head out into the big blue (okay: grey-ish blue) and put everything he’s said into practice.

So whether you swim once or year or are one of the nutters who go all year-round, come get involved. Armbands not allowed. (Unless you don’t mind us taking pictures.)

Meeting point is by the old Peter Pan site on Madeira Drive.

What is Sea Lanes Brighton?

Sea Lanes Brighton will be an outdoor heated swimming pool, open all year round. Alongside the pool there will be shops, studios, offices and eateries, all with a sport and wellbeing theme. It’s going to be rad.

PLATF9RM Members Only.

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SOLTARA Soundscape
Jun
22
7:45 AM07:45

SOLTARA Soundscape

Experience the unique sounds of Alchemy Crystal bowls and hitch an early morning ride to inner peace and serenity. Jan creates SOLTARA, a deep soundscape created by the gentle waves from ‘singing’ crystal bowls. So forget your emails and your laptop: spend an hour bathing in the unique quantum energies generated through these pure sound vibrations. This is a free trial and space is limited so please let us know if you can make it.

Bring a yoga mat and blanket if you wish to lie down, alternatively seating will be provided.

SOL : “Sun” - as in brightest star TARA: “ Mystical ancient Irish Kingdom” * SOLTARA : Spanish - “ loosen, let go or to release”

Pay as you feel - all event proceeds will be donated to Clock Tower Sanctuary

PLATF9RM Members Only.

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The Thing Nobody Tells You About Successful Co-Founding
Jun
21
5:30 PM17:30

The Thing Nobody Tells You About Successful Co-Founding

Humans are social creatures and happiest working with others. But business is a challenging environment, especially for those going into business together. So what’s the secret of successful co-founding?

This event is for anyone thinking about starting a company with someone else or who wants to develop the relationship with their co-founder. It’s also suitable for coaches and advisors working with co-founders.

The questions and experiences of the group will drive the event and it will be participatory. Expect absolutely no Powerpoint! You’ll hear some great stories, learn solid co-founding principles, and come away feeling buzzed about your next step.

The session will be led by Tom Nixon. Over 20 years he’s experienced the full rollercoaster of business, from founding, to growing, exiting, turnarounds and even closing. He is also involved in Peter Koenig’s research with over 500 entrepreneurs and founders, uncovering the secret sauce of how to realise a big creative idea. He’s a coach and advisor to creative founders and is building a software startup, Maptio. In other words: his knowledge in this field is assured!

PLATF9RM Members and Non-Members Welcome.

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PLATF9RM Pilates
Jun
20
8:00 AM08:00

PLATF9RM Pilates

Pilates hits your core (or, in Pilates speak, your "powerhouse") unlike any other workout.

A stronger core equals a better back and better posture. Oh, and it’s ah-mazing for your abs. This strength means you can move faster, lift heavier, your yoga is on point, and overall, the rest of your workouts improve.

With the emphasis on alignment, breathing and control, it forces you to focus, meaning that as well as uncrumpling that incredible body of yours, it boosts your brainpower too.

Join Abby at 8am every Wednesday morning for 45 minutes of strength and flexibility work. Classes are mixed level and you can book by emailing Abby

PLATF9RM Members Only.

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PLATF9RM Yoga - Vinyasa Flow
Jun
20
7:30 AM07:30

PLATF9RM Yoga - Vinyasa Flow

Vinyasa Flow with Justine

The word Vinyasa translates into “arranging something in a special way” and you’ll get this from Justine’s morning yoga sessions. Her combination of Vinyasa Flow and Dynamic Hatha yoga will reorder mind and body, and prepare you for the day. It’ll also relieve stress, keep your core and ensure your grey matter remains chill and laser-focused.

Sessions cost £8, email Justine to book justinesamanthauk@mac.com

PLATF9RM Members Only.

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Meaning Movie Night - A Quest for Meaning
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Meaning Movie Night - A Quest for Meaning

The film documentary A Quest for Meaning tells the story of two childhood friends who go around the world to meet the great thinkers of our time. In drawing together their messages and with great humour and optimism, Marc and Nathanael invite us to join them on their soul-searching quest, calling into question our vision of the world.

Watch the film trailer here: https://youtu.be/8yePCpWH3g0

So, in partnership with Meaning conference let's gather for a viewing of the film, some tasty mezze, a beer and some facilitated post film discussion about the meaning of life.

  • Members & Non-Members Welcome
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Cereal* Filler - Hove Town Hall
Jun
19
10:00 AM10:00

Cereal* Filler - Hove Town Hall

Join us every month for breakfast and quick-fire talks from PLATF9RM members.

Whether it’s sea swimming, llama-rearing, futurism or branding in the 21st century, 3 members will have 3 minutes each to present on a topic of their choice. 9 minutes total!

No matter what your passion or niche, these breakfasts will give you the chance to meet other members and maybe learn a new thing or two. And all before midday!

*Cereal will be provided.

PLATF9RM Members Only

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PLATF9RM Ideas Café Hosted By Happy Startup School
Jun
15
9:00 AM09:00

PLATF9RM Ideas Café Hosted By Happy Startup School

Hosted by Laurence and Carlos – founders of the Happy StartUp School – Ideas Café will help you connect with like-minded entrepreneurs and share your wizard-like business knowledge.

Using the Lean Coffee format, they’ll split everyone into groups of six to eight (depending on attendance) with each group given a facilitator to guide the discussions. It's fast paced, participatory and driven by the passion of the group. Whether you’re looking to unearth a new business hack or solve a longstanding issue, you’ll leave feeling energised and inspired.

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PLATF9RM Learns: Unblock The Potential of Blockchain
Jun
14
12:00 PM12:00

PLATF9RM Learns: Unblock The Potential of Blockchain

Confused about blockchain? You’re not the first. In the latest Learns session Simona Pop, Head of Communications and Community for the Bounties Network, will cut through the jargon and help you grasp the true potential of blockchain.

It will be a Q+A-heavy session so come armed with curiosity. It is suitable for everyone except developers. Absolute beginners most definitely welcome!

Spaces are limited to 10 people, PLATF9RM Members Only.

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Bite-sized Learning with Brighton Chamber: Three steps to tackling workplace stress
Jun
14
9:30 AM09:30

Bite-sized Learning with Brighton Chamber: Three steps to tackling workplace stress

Bite-sized Learning with Brighton Chamber: Three steps to tackling workplace stress

Understanding and tackling workplace stress is a top priority for any organisation. Too much stress over prolonged periods can lead to burnout and associated issues, like prolonged absenteeism and high staff turnover.

Stress expert Dr Jelena Goranovic will discuss the different sources of stress within organisations and share practical tools and strategies to boost employee motivation and productivity, helping you create the best possible work environment.

You’ll leave with a deeper understanding of stress within your organisation, and practical ideas for improving employee wellbeing, engagement, morale and performance.

Don't forget PLATF9RM Members get 50% off. Ask one of the team for your discount code.

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PLATF9RM Pilates
Jun
13
8:00 AM08:00

PLATF9RM Pilates

Pilates hits your core (or, in Pilates speak, your "powerhouse") unlike any other workout.

A stronger core equals a better back and better posture. Oh, and it’s ah-mazing for your abs. This strength means you can move faster, lift heavier, your yoga is on point, and overall, the rest of your workouts improve.

With the emphasis on alignment, breathing and control, it forces you to focus, meaning that as well as uncrumpling that incredible body of yours, it boosts your brainpower too.

Join Abby at 8am every Wednesday morning for 45 minutes of strength and flexibility work. Classes are mixed level and you can book by emailing Abby

PLATF9RM Members Only.

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Cereal* Filler - Tower Point
Jun
12
10:00 AM10:00

Cereal* Filler - Tower Point

Join us every month for breakfast and quick-fire talks from PLATF9RM members.

Whether it’s sea swimming, llama-rearing, futurism or branding in the 21st century, 3 members will have 3 minutes each to present on a topic of their choice. 9 minutes total!

No matter what your passion or niche, these breakfasts will give you the chance to meet other members and maybe learn a new thing or two. And all before midday!

*Cereal will be provided.

PLATF9RM Members Only

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Member Meet-Up - Hove
Jun
11
10:00 AM10:00

Member Meet-Up - Hove

We run a New Member Meet-Up, once a month. It's a very casual chance for you to meet some of the PLATF9RM team and your fellow newbies, over caffeine and pastries. Please do come! They take place the first Monday of every month at Tower Point and the second Monday of every month at Hove.

PLATF9RM Members Only.

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