Humour with Annie Collinge, William Stone and Rottingdean Bazaar, 12th Sept ’18

With our heatwave of a summer apparently coming to a plummeting end, one feels unsure whether to laugh or cry. Well we say laugh, laugh some more, then pencil into your diaries our September talk, focused on the theme ‘humour’. Throughout the evening, we’ll be exploring how comical expression can enhance visual storytelling.

To kick things off we are pleased to announce Annie Collinge as our first speaker and Annie will also be joined by long-time collaborate, The Rottingdean Bazaar. As an extra treat, we’ll have a set from acclaimed stand-up comedian (and 2018 BBC New Comedy Award finalist), William Stone.


Weds 12th August, 2018. Doors at 6pm, kicks off at 7pm.  The Old Market, Brighton. 

Free Entry.


Annie Collinge





Annie Collinge was born in London in 1980. She studied at Central Saint Martins and Brighton University, and has been based in London and New York since graduating. Her work often focuses on the clash between reality and fantasy. The project Five Inches of Limbo, featured junk store dolls and portraits of people she met in the streets and subway that looked like them. This was made into a publication which included Margaret Atwood’s Five Poems of Dolls, from which the project takes it’s title. She often works collaboratively and has made ongoing projects with artists Julie Verhoeven, Riitta Ikonen and Rottingdean Bazaar. Her second publication, The Cuttings book is a collection of work made with set designer Sarah May. It is the culmination of a five-year series of experiments with a variety of materials, including fabric, papers, photography, collage and hand-drawn imagery. Her work has been exhibited internationally including a solo show at The Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans and she recently completed a commission for The Museum of London.

Annie’s long-time collaborators, Rottingdean Bazaar will also be speaking on the night.

Rottingdean Bazaar



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Rottingdean Bazaar are James Theseus Buck and Luke Brooks, who live and work in Rottingdean, East Sussex, UK. Their work includes fashion design, art direction and styling.

Buck and Brooks began to work together in late 2015, initially on a series of badges which became their project “Badge Taste”.

Since, Rottingdean Bazaar have presented five collections at London Fashion Week: Mens, supported by Fashion East.

They have designed show makeup and show accessories for brands including Christopher Shannon and Ashish, and art directed and styled editorial shoots for fashion media including Man About Town, ES Magazine, Buffalozine and Replica Man Magazine, frequently working with photographers Annie Collinge and Lucy Alex Mac.

Rottingdean Bazaar also regularly teach on fashion degree courses in the UK, including at Central St. Martins, London College of Fashion, Middlesex University and Kingston University.

James Theseus Buck was born in Brighton, UK in 1989 and graduated from Central St. Martins’ MA Fashion course in 2015. Luke Brooks was born in London, UK in 1986 and graduated from Central St. Martins’ MA Fashion course in 2012.


William Stone


William Stone is gathering moss. Stuck somewhere between reality and dreams, offering glimpses into his world through whimsical one-liners and oblique observations.

Finalist – BBC New Comedy Award 2018

Winner – FunHouse Comedy Gong Show January 2018

Semi-Finalist – Leicester Square Theatre New Act Competition 2017


Weds 12th August, 2018. Doors at 6pm, kicks off at 7pm.  The Old Market, Brighton. 

Free Entry.



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