Watch The Brighton Paradox teaser trailer


With only 3 weeks to go until the big launch of The Brighton Paradox, we have a teaser trailer featuring Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim) to share with you.

What is The Brighton Paradox?

The Brighton Paradox is a unique ten-part audio series, investigating Brighton & Hove’s creative and economic potential in uncertain times.

This project marks just over 20 years since city status was awarded. Together we’ll be celebrating and amplifying Brighton & Hove’s greatest assets and ideas – whilst working out what lies at the heart of its biggest challenges (and what can be done about them).

The Brighton Paradox features previously unreleased music by Fatboy Slim and new instrumentals by Brighton-based Noraay, as well as exclusive interviews with over 60 contributors.

Expand me for a full list of confirmed contributors so far

Bashair Ahmed (Shabaka), Naomi Alexander (Brighton People’s Theatre), Fiona Anderson (Innovate UK Edge / ex Entrepreneurial Spark), Ruth Anslow (HISBE), Carolynn Bain (Afrori Books), Paul Barber (Brighton & Hove Albion FC), Boogaloo Stu (Dynamite Boogaloo), Jeannie Boyle (EQ Investors), Andy Budd (ex Clearleft), Rachel Carter (Future Creators), Kathy Caton (Brighton Gin), Ed Chinn (EY Initiatives), Donna Close (5G Festival/BOAT), Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim / Big Beach Boutique), Katherine Courtney (ex UK Space Agency), Kelly Dibbert (FareShare), Tom Druitt (The Big Lemon), Ian Elwick (The Werks Group), Simon Fanshawe (ex Brighton & Hove Economic Partnership), Darren Fell (Crunch Accounting), Dr Carlie Goldsmith (University of Sussex / Class Divide), Kevin Grist (SparkedEcho), Donna Holland (Rockinghorse),  Michael Kennard (Compost Club), Loubna Khamlichi (Noraay Music), Samantha Harland (Plus X / ex Entrepreneurial Spark), Mat Hunter (Plus X), Barry Joinson (Talk Potential), Phil Jones (Wired Sussex), Adam Joolia (AudioActive), Jenni Lloyd (Collaborate / Lighthouse / ex Brighton Digital Festival), Pam Loch (Loch Associates), Caroline Lucas (MP for Brighton Pavilion), Jack Maddalena (Nuart), Rob Jones Mantle (Magpie Co-operative), Angi Mariani (Latest TV), Claire Mason (Man Bites Dog), Kevin Miller (Whitehawk FC), Adam Muirhead (Trust for Developing Communities), Kelvin Newman (Brighton SEO), Phil Nutley (Mima), Kristina Perekaite (South East Angels), Steve Rackley (Silicon Brighton), Sarah Springford (Brighton Chamber), Charlie Symonds (Alirity), Luke Taylor (UnitedUs), Sarah Ticho (Hatsumi VR), Rifa Thorpe-Tracey (Spring Forward Festival), Richard Tolcher (, Ian Trevett (Rubix VT), John Varah (Same Sky), Andy Winter (BHT Sussex), Joseph Young (, Marisa Zanotti (gl-tch), Seb Royle (Platf9rm), Ali Ghanimi (Brighton & Hove Food Partnership), Declan Cassidy (Into Games), Dr Adam Jones (Brighton Business School / University of Brighton)

When can I hear it?

The first five episodes will drop in January 2023, with the next five episodes released in February.

Join the mailing list for news, previews and snippets over the coming weeks.

There will be a big launch party at the American Express Community Stadium, with a series of thematic round-table events to follow through the spring.

Who else is supporting the project?

The Brighton Paradox is sponsored by Brighton & Hove Albion, and we also couldn’t be doing this without the amazing support of Plus X Innovation Hub. They are powering Brighton’s pioneers, as well as being lead collaborator and technical partner for The Brighton Paradox.

UnitedUs are Brighton & Hove at its best. A global strategic branding and design agency, mixing creativity and commercial smarts. They are a valued project partner.

The University of Brighton’s School of Business & Law is a brilliant project partner, enabling Brighton’s future through the 90% funded Help to Grow scheme. 

Previously unpublished music has been provided for The Brighton Paradox by Superstar DJ FatboySlim and Brighton-born British-Arabic songwriter/producer Noraay.

We are thrilled to have marketing and media support from the ace teams at Fox & Bear and Sussex Business Times.

Promotion and network support from Brighton-based global enterprise consultancy Alirity, as well as tech sector champions Silicon Brighton, will help The Brighton Paradox to find a big audience.

The project’s charity partners are Rockinghorse and Brighton & Hove Food Partnership, representing different aspects of the city’s unrivaled values. They will benefit from fundraising at certain Brighton Paradox events. 

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