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The Catalyst Club ignites passions

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The Catalyst Club ignites passions

Every third Tuesday of the month, 7.30pm

The Catalyst Club is a night out with a difference; a monthly event inspired by the old tradition of the French salon. 

Hosted by author and BBC presenter Dr. David Bramwell (not a real doctor, but likes to pretend he is…) This year, the Club turns 20 years old so if you haven’t been along already, now might be the time!

Each event always manages to have three different – often bizarre – topics presented. The speakers are booked in advance and the topics are kept secret so you never know what you might be presented with on the night. Each night there are three talks, about 15 minutes long, and over the years they have been about almost everything: One Direction fans, green politcs, marmite, 80 ways to tie a tieb and the best animal ever. (You’ll need to ask David what that was – ours are sloths, so fingers-crossed!)

In 20 years, they have hosted more than 700 talks and pride themselves on being open to anyone’s passion, no matter how weird or wonderful.

“I love people being enthuasiastic about different subjects. I haven’t yet been to one of these events but would love to come – I am curious to see what I can find out about and be inspired. I also might feel more confident about my own passions and maybe become a speaker myself one day,” Abby Currie, 19, BIMM Student (at Ropetackle on work experience.)

Interested in speaking? Write to Dr Bramwell here 

Interested in attending? Find out when they are on and buy tickets here

Dr David Bramwell has presented programmes for BBC Radio 3 and 4, and won a Sony Award for his Radio 3 show. He has also won theare awards for his one-man shows. As well as all this, he has written the Cheeky Guide to Brighton and several other books. 



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