28 Kensington Street
Brighton & Hove
East Sussex




01273 647197

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Lighthouse is a digital culture agency based in Brighton. We support, commission and exhibit work by artists and filmmakers.

Lighthouse creates vibrant, inspirational programmes that show how important artists and filmmakers are in a changing media landscape.

We work with digital art and moving image, which we present in our own venue in Brighton and beyond, nationally and internationally. By supporting artists and filmmakers, through commissioning, exhibition and professional development, we provide a platform for digital artists and creators to demonstrate that digital culture is about more than technology and tools; it is about ideas, emotion, learning, and aesthetics.

Lighthouse also runs the UK’s leading mentoring programme for filmmakers – Guiding Lights – which supports rising film talent by connecting them with some of the industry’s greatest names, including Sam Mendes, Alex Garland, Nick Hornby and Barbara Broccoli.

Lighthouse is a vibrant venue for events in Brighton. As well as hosting our own events, we provide spaces for commercial hire.

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Interactive at Sheffield, co-produced by Crossover Labs

Interactive Filmmaking Workshop

  • 29 November 2014 10am-5pm

Want to make your films more interactive? The 12th edition of CINECITY returns with a fantastic programme, including this Crossover Labs hands-on interactive filmmaking workshop, presented in association with Lighthouse.

Crossover Labs, in collaboration with Sheffield Doc/Fest and supported by Creative England, are hosting a series of filmmaking workshops across England to help develop the emerging field of interactive storytelling, using a number of different platforms. In workshops led by the software creators, documentary filmmakers are brought together with interactive media specialists to explore new ways of telling stories.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children


£25 + VAT. Booking via Sheffield Doc/Fest:


Eleni Ikoniadou, Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Kingston University, London

Lighthouse Monthly Talk with Eleni Ikoniadou

  • 4 December 2014 6:30-8:30pm

Senior lecturer in Media and Communications, and author Eleni Ikoniadou, is December's Monthly Talk.

How do we experience culture in a world that is constantly switched on? As part of Lighthouse’s forthcoming focus on sound and music, we welcome academic Dr Eleni Ikoniadou to Lighthouse, to present her work investigating the rhythms of our digitally mediated culture, and how we experience the space and scope of digital art. Her talk at Lighthouse will look at how we perceive time and duration when considering our cultural world, and the paradox of physically and spatially experiencing digital art.

Having recently published her first book The Rhythmic Event on MIT Press, Ikoniadou’s work spans art, media theory and technology, with a focus on sonic theory, time and philosophy. Part of the ‘Technologies of Lived Abstraction’ series, The Rhythmic Event investigates the ways in which recent digital art experiments engage with the virtual dimensions of sound, suggesting alternate modes of perception, temporality, and experience.

Date: Thursday 4 December 2014
Venue: Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton, BN1 4AJ
Times: Doors 6.30pm, Talk Starts 7.30pm
Cost: £3
Tickets: Eventbrite -


General Admission £3


An actor from Berberian Sound Studio stabbing a cabbage for a sound effect

The Sound of Story

  • 5 — 6 December 2014 10am-5pm

From the pioneering work of Ben Burtt and Walter Murch on Star Wars and Apocalypse Now respectively, to the lonely, otherworldly electronica of Under The Skin and the visceral sound design of Berberian Sound Studio; a good soundtrack enriches the cinematic experience, helping to evoke emotion, create tension and communicate what words and pictures alone cannot.
Taking place during CINECITY and supported by Creative Skillset, Lighthouse presents two days of talks, screenings and workshops that will explore the creative potential of sound in the storytelling process.
Featuring a stellar line-up of world-class sound professionals, The Sound of Story is aimed at filmmakers, composers, sound practitioners and film lovers. Running over two days, this is a chance for participants to gain skills and knowledge to enhance their own projects. Attendees can choose to participate in one or both days:
Friday 5 December: The Sound of Story – conference (Sallis Benney Theatre)
A stimulating day of talks, case-studies, discussions and masterclasses by leaders in the field of sound showcasing a range of critically acclaimed and innovative projects. Challenging the common myth that the time to think seriously about sound is at the end of the production process, The Sound of Story will encourage attendees to design their projects with sound in mind from the very start, working in harmony with the other elements of the creative process.
Speakers confirmed so far include:
- Joakim Sundström (Berberian Sound Studio, The Constant Gardener, Seven Psychopaths )
- Stuart McCowan (previously at Skywalker Sound)
- Ray Beckett ( The Hurt Locker, The Wind That Shakes the Barley, Zero Dark Thirty)
Speakers will continue to be announced over the coming days. Please watch this space for updates.

Times: 10am – 6pm (registration from 9.30am)
Location: Sallis Benney Theatre, University of Brighton, 58-67 Grand Parade, BN2 0JY
Tickets: £25.00 full price / £17.50 concession

Saturday 6 December: The Sound of Story – workshops (Lighthouse)
An exciting opportunity to examine the working methods of leading experts through a series of hands-on workshops:
- The Technical Artform of Sound Editing
with sound designer Paul Davies (We Need To Talk About Kevin, The Queen, Hunger)
- Capturing The Performance: Recording Sound on Set
with Academy award-winning sound recordist Ray Beckett ( The Hurt Locker, The Wind That Shakes the Barley, Zero Dark Thirty)
- The Art of Foley
with Foley Artist Jack Stew (Slumdog Millionaire, Shame, Green Zone)
- The Theory And Practice of Sound Dubbing
with award-winning sound re-recording mixer Howard Bargroff (Sherlock, Ill Manors, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)
- Music and The Soundtrack
with composer Stuart Earl (Frank, My Brother the Devil, Lilting ) and music supervisor Connie Farr ( Lilting, The Borrowers, Frank)


Full price £25 / Concession £17.50