A Difficult Place screening at Komedia Brighton
25th April 2024, 6pm

A Difficult Place (2023) is a short film that reveals the true cost of the cost of living crisis, and its devastating effect on individuals. In a series of conversations filmed at Phoenix Art Space, the Phoenix Community Centre where the community-run Phoenix Food Shop is based, and on the London Road in Brighton, the group discuss how rising food prices, together with the added changes to their local shopping area, have drastically impacted their lives. The film was made by Katy Beinart and John Edwards in collboration with Phoenix Estate residents.

The film will be screened alongside other short films by artist-filmmakers, booking link and details to follow shortly. 

This project was part of the University of Brighton’s Ignite (2022/23) community-university partnership programme, which is funded under the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Impact Acceleration Account. If you would like to make a contribution to Phoenix Food Shop you can do so here:

Towner Eastbourne Wriggle Room Residency - and Exhibition

Wriggle Room is a 2 year artists residency developed for under-5s and their carers, which started in May 2022 and ends in July 2024. Visual and Performance artists, Katy Beinart and Lydia Hunt, are designing and leading collaborative, creative sessions every Tuesday during term time, working with Willingdon Trees Community Centre and Towner to develop activities for Early Years groups and their carers across Eastbourne. Activities and workshops are built on a collaborative approach with participants and partners, artist practice, community and connection to the natural environments around Eastbourne and East Sussex and ways of engaging with Towner Eastbourne’s collection and exhibition programme.