Love Activists Brighton

After witnessing the birth of the original Love Activists group in London, I co-founded Love Activists Brighton. I helped set up the social media presence; fedbook page, twitter account and youtube channel, I also volunteered at the Love Kitchen, which has become a regular weekly fixture.

I have produced a lot of counter-propaganda for the group this year, starting with stitching together the Love Kitchen Banner – Smashing patriarchal assumptions about gender identity with embroidery!

lovekitchen banner

This is a video report about the Love Kitchen, which I produced  and published on The Occupied Sun‘s youtube channel in January 2015:

This is another video report I produced and published on Love Activists Brighton’s youtube channel in February 2015:

I also livestreamed from the Love Kitchen on my bambuser channel.

During one of these livestreams, I was invited to document the harsh realities of squatting in Brighton’s derelict, roofless ice rink. This stream was downloaded by the enigmatic Tarpaulin Simon who edited it down into the following report:


The unedited raw footage is archived on bambuser.

#March4Homeless #HomesNotBanks #SleepOutWithTheHomeless

In March, I produced some Love Activists placards for the #March4Homeless, which I livestreamed from.

LA_HOMESNOTBANKSGIMP LA_RIGHTTOHOUSINGGIMPplacards

After the march, Love Activists collaborated with Occupy Democracy Brighton to #SleepOutWithTheHomeless. This became quite the urban camping adventure, lasting several weeks over three different locations.

I livestreamed constantly throughout these occupations of public space.

NOW

Currently, I am helping out with the Love Activists’ #NoMoreDeathsOnOurStreets campaign, for which I produced two promotional videos. Firstly for the consultation:

Secondly for the proposals which came out of that consultation:

Love Activists Brighton formulated seven Solution Based Proposals to end homelessness, which they are petitioning Brighton & Hove City Council to support:

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After attending Brighton & Hove City Council’s homeless summit with Love Activists Brighton, I wrote this article and published it on the group’s fedbook page:

Homes Not Bombs, reflections on BHCC Homeless Summit.

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