25 year anniversary party

We’re really excited to be turning 25 this year and would love for you to join in the celebrations!

25 year anniversary party

Saturday 7th December, 2019

St Augustine’s Centre

We’ve come a long way, from the Women’s Refuge Project – with a single landline telephone – to services and staff in locations across Brighton and Hove. But our vision has remained the same: freedom from domestic abuse.

We’ll be holding our celebratory party at St Augustine’s Event Centre, (Stanford Ave, Brighton BN1 6EA). The event will feature a history and art exhibition in the afternoon, including a Clothes Line Project displaying our service-users’ artwork, followed by a fun-filled evening of entertainment. During the evening we’ll be hosting musical and spoken word performances in collaboration with the fantastic Devil’s Dyke Network.

Running Like a Girl author, Alexandra Heminsley, will be hosting the evening. Confirmed performers include:

Melissa-Jo Heathcoate, who has worked internationally as a singer but credits overcoming an abusive relationship as her personal success. She uses songwriting to embrace the simple beauty of nature and peace and move forward with life. She hopes to help and inspire others with her songs and her story.

Caroline Lucas, RISE supporter, local hero and Green Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Brighton Pavilion since the 2010 general election.

You will also hear from some of the incredible women RISE has supported to rebuild their lives.

We are sorry to announce that Denise Black, star of Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Bad Girls and Queer as Folk, has had to pull out on medical grounds and will no longer be performing at the event. She sends her apologies

The exhibition will run from 4 – 6 p.m. and will be followed by evening entertainment until 10 p.m. There’ll be a bar and café at the venue serving drinks and food throughout.

Pay what you can ticketing

This event is ticketed, and you can sign up using the form below. We’d like to suggest a donation of £5 per ticket to help us cover the cost of running the event, but we don’t want to exclude anybody. So please donate as much or as little as you're able in the donation form that appears after you've confirmed your place/s.

As an added incentive, the first 50 x people to sign up and make a donation will get a free tote bag featuring an excerpt from the Maya Angelou poem "Still I RISE" from which we share our name.