A day to educate and raise awareness about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse is being created and is the project of Anna Bryman out of her Landmark SELP program. Named ‘Clued Up Brighton’, the event, being held Sunday, August 1st, will provide a fun day out on the Brighton beachfront as well as an opportunity for young people to see the real costs of drug and alcohol abuse.
The event will run from 2-10pm not far from Brighton’s West Pier. The entertainment for the day includes live bands, jugglers, magicians, stilt walkers and other interesting acts.
At the same time, the event will screen short films by people telling of the impact of drugs and alcohol on their lives, and local support groups on charities will be on hand to provide further information. Dozens of local groups have pitched in to sponsor the event.
Bryman, in collaboration with poet Neil Sykes, has written lyrics for a song about the issue and is offering a contest for young songwriters to write their own melodies to fit the song. Three winners from the contest’s three different age categories will have their songs played the day of the show, professionally recorded by Warner Music studios and played on local radio – Juice 107.2, an event sponsor.
Bryman is passionate about the issue, having been personally affected by the death of her brother-in-law and the breakup of her marriage for reasons relating drugs and alcohol. To find out more information about the August 1st event, or to discover how to enter the melody writing contest, please visit the Clued Up Brighton site.