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The Big Session with The Social Society

  • Wagner Hall 2 Regency Road Brighton, BN1 2RU United Kingdom (map)

Create. Disrupt. Connect

The Big Session is a celebration of our unique community here in Brighton, bringing inspiring people together to share skills and learn new ones, reducing isolation by connecting communities, businesses and individuals alike. All while celebrating the way in which we contribute to charities in Brighton.

Brought to you by The Social Society, a social club for social good, in partnership with Goodmoney and Brighton on the Inside, expect a festival line-up of speakers, workshops, music, street food and fun that will make your October rock and leave you inspired to go away and make positive change in your own way - no matter how big or small.


Who is it for

EVERYONE, that’s the beauty of it. From freelance marketing consultant to musician, creative strategist to scientist, The Big Session is for everyone and anyone in the community who wants to help create new ways to disrupt traditional approaches to giving back to charities, while connecting with like-minded people and learning how to do better things. Maybe you are…

  • An events manager with a few hours to spare? Do you want to donate that time to a local cause?

  • A graphic designer that wants to go freelance and meet new connections to support that move?

  • A local charity with limited resources wanting to learn new skills to make positive change and get the support that you need?

  • Or maybe you’re just looking for help to find clarity for your future direction?

Join The Social Society for a day or inspiration, creativity and connection,


  • Jess Crocker - Brighton & Hove Food Partnership: Jess is part of the incredible Brighton & Hove Food Partnership, who have been using food to engage with the local community for over 12 years. Launching their ten-years in the making project the Community Kitchen last year, their great work continues to reduce isolation by bringing people together to share experiences over food.

  • Charlotte Overton-Hart - Story Chaplain: Charlotte is the creator of Story Chaplain, a social enterprise inspired by the time she spent with her Gran. Story Chaplain is made up of a collection of projects and collaborations encouraging everyday creativity and meaningful moments for people living with dementia, carers, and everyone.

  • John Pritchard - Pala Eyewear: John is the founder of PALA, an ethical eyewear brand on a mission. A mission to put an end to poverty, to protect the planet and to enable all people to enjoy peace and prosperity. PALA are all about not just talking about sustainability as a brand, but actually doing it. Their goal is to create a business that puts people and the planet before profits, with ethical and sustainable practices at the forefront of our operations.

And many more…


Tickets are £25 early bird (£20 for The Social Society members/ students), £30 thereafter (£25 for TSS members/ students). Book your ticket here.


The Social Society is a Brighton social club that hosts monthly events and gives back to local charities. Founder Toni Finnimore is disrupting the way we contribute to our communities and empowering both individuals and groups through bespoke workshops and social events throughout the year.

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Interested in becoming a sponsor and profiling your business or brand at The Big Session? Email us at for a sponsorship pack.