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peck o’ trouble: an exhibition exploring notions of magic | guest speaker events

Suzanne O’Haire has invited guest speakers to stir magical thought during this solo exhibition where she presents 34 sculptural assemblages performing as supposed sigils or spells. Hosted by John Marchant, David is the third and final speaker in this series of three talks.

David Bramwell | Adventures in Everyday Magic | Sat 24 November 5.30 - 7pm

After a hundred-year-old moustache in a box was bequeathed to him by an eccentric aunt, David Bramwell undertook a ten-year adventure to discover the origins and meaning behind his singular inheritance. It was a journey that took him to séances, spiritual churches, ayahuasca ceremonies, strange cults and finally to meet Brighton’s most celebrated eccentric and former Dali model, Drako Zarhazar, who was mysteriously connected to his heirloom. 

While drawing from his solo show The Haunted Moustache, Bramwell’s talk ventures deep into shamanism, psychedelia, placebo, totems and charms in an attempt to answer the question – what does magic mean to us in the 21st century? 

David Bramwell is a broadcaster for BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4 and co-presenter for The Odditorium podcast. He is also the founder of Brighton’s Cheeky Guides and author of The No9 Bus to Utopia and The Haunted Moustache. His latest one-man show, The Cult of Water, ran for two sell-out nights Brighton Festival earlier this year. He is fascinated by the weird and mysterious and inspired by Ken Campbell’s approach to culture: ’I’m not mad, I’ve just read different books’. 

Tickets are £4.50 and available via

Seating at the venue limited to 40 capacity. Each talk will be an hour duration with a half hour Q&A at the end. A bar will be available. £1.50 from the sale of each ticket will be donated to the Regency Town House Restoration Project.

Exhibition admission free

2 - 25 November 2018  

Mon - Tues: by appointment only

Wed - Fri: 11:00am - 6:00pm

Sat - Sun: 12noon - 4:00pm 

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