by The Space in Brighton, England, United Kingdom


Total raised £590

raised so far



The aim of this fundraiser is to generate enough for The Space to start again and as a viable income for me, Wayne, when, or if, it does.

by The Space in Brighton, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 10th June 2020 we'd raised £500 with 21 supporters in 28 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

After sixteen years, The Space sadly came to an end. It held regular arts, entertainment and media-related events in Brighton, at intimate venues. There were over 100 events, with so many fantastic guests, interviewed about their work. Each event had two people, usually successful and high profile, always interesting, highly insightful and often inspiring. 

I, Wayne, created and organised the events and have hosted them since 2017, while being self-employed to do so. Unfortunately, it was eventually concluded that The Space wasn't financially viable, so, therefore, it had to end. The events had given much pleasure to many people. The audiences loved them and gained a lot from the guests' interviews, as well as when asking their own questions in the audience Q&As. The costs were usually at least £300 per event, and there were other additional ongoing costs. To start again, there would need to be enough funds for it to be simply financially worthwhile and, of course, to have a viable income from The Space. I spent around 40 hours a week on the events, which were usually held each month. This included finding and securing the guests, promoting the events, as well as preparing them, of course. The arts, entertainment, especially film and music, have always been particular interests of mine, as well as the media.  

Guests have included these, below –

MUSIC: Fatboy Slim, Slade’s Noddy Holder, Radiohead’s Philip Selway, Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis, Gaz Coombes of Supergrass, Skin of Skunk Anansie, producer Trevor Horn, Ana Matronic of Scissor Sisters, Badly Drawn Boy, Steve Morris of New Order, Lyricist Tim Rice, Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music, Mark Bedford of Madness, Goldie, Nitin Sawhney, Jeff Wayne (The Musical Version of The War of the Worlds), Suede’s Mat Osman, Martin Fry of ABC, Nik Kershaw

FILM: Directors Mike Leigh, Alan Parker, Nic Roeg (Don’t Look Now, The Man Who Fell to Earth), Mike Hodges (Get Carter, Flash Gordon), John Glen (For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View to a Kill, The Living Daylights, Licence to Kill), Screenwriter William Nicholson (Gladiator, Thirteen Lives, Shadowlands), Ben Wheatley (Sightseers, Kill List, High Rise), producers Gary Kurtz (Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, The Dark Crystal), Eric Fellner (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually, Atonement), Alison Owen (Saving Mr Banks, Suffragette, Shaun of the Dead), editors Terry Rawlings (Alien, Blade Runner, Chariots of Fire), Mick Audsley (Twelve Monkeys, Interview with the Vampire, My Beautiful Laundrette), costume designers Jany Temime (Skyfall, Harry Potter, Gravity), Deborah Nadoolman Landis (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf in London), visual effects supervisor Paul Franklin (The Dark Knight trilogy, Interstellar, Inception), critic Barry Norman, composer David Arnold (Casino Royale, Independence Day, Stargate)

ACTORS: Terence Stamp, Robert Lindsay, David Morrissey, Jane Horrocks, Paul McGann, Steven Berkoff, Maxine Peake, David Warner, David Prowse, Julian Glover, Ralph Brown, Burt Kwouk, Mark Gatiss, Colin Salmon

TELEVISION: Producers Simon Heath (Line of Duty, Bodyguard), John Lloyd (Blackadder, QI, Not the Nine o’clock News, Spitting Image), Gub Neal (Cracker, Prime Suspect), Brian Cosgrove (Danger Mouse, Count Duckula, Jamie and the Magic Torch), Philip Hinchcliffe (Doctor Who 1975-77),  Jon Plowman (Absolutely Fabulous, The Office, The League of Gentlemen), Charlie Parsons (The Word, The Big Breakfast) and Tony Garnett (Cathy Come Home, This Life), Dom Joly, best known for Trigger Happy TV, presenter Gail Porter, directors SJ Clarkson (Life on Mars, Dexter, Ugly Betty, Jessica Jones), John Howard Davies (Fawlty Towers, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, The Goodies), costume designer Annie Hardinge (Humans, The IT Crowd, Extras), writer Jed Mercurio (Line of Duty, Bodyguard)

OTHERS: Comedians Frank Skinner, Barry Cryer, Rhona Cameron, Josie Long, writers Michael Rosen, Charlie Higson, Ian Rankin and Miranda Sawyer, broadcaster Samira Ahmed, Clare Grogan, Bonnie Greer, Jon Ronson

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£10 or more

£10 Donation

For £10, you can receive a limited print of a poster for a previous event. We no longer have posters, so these are nice mementos of what we have previously done, as it were. They were superbly designed. Email us if you'd like to see which ones can be offered.

£25 or more

£25 FUTURE ...

Pledge £25 today and we'll reward you with four places to any future event/s (a total of four places, not including any already booked for).

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