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Back for a new term in a new year and I can't think of a better way to start it than by offending a few people. 

The Brighton Salon, which I've posted about before on my blog, is celebrating its 3rd year.  Its been a great few years and the next session proves to be entertaining as well as challenging.  It also stars one of our very own - Simon Fanshawe ex-sussex student and later Chair of Council as well as writer, broadcaster and comedian.  Simon will be joined by Tim Black, senior writer for Spiked on-line to discuss whether its possible to still be satirical today, chaired by the Salon's own Sean Bell.

Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Location: The Open House

It seems that the closest we come to political satire is to go through the motions of monotonously and superficially asserting the tired cultural norm of cynicism towards authority.

The demand for a new satire continues to go unsatisfied. Has its chance of resurrection been irreparably damaged by new laws governing offence and the more insidious cultural unwillingness to upset anyone?

Is the upsurge of participation in stand-up comedy a new opportunity for satire to emerge? Finally, when the content of comedy seems all 'observational' and sketch based, we should ask 'What happened to the joke?"

Readings have been posted on the Brighton Salon Facebook Group.

The Brighton Salon meetings have been increasing in popularity, we now reach capacity quickly and can only guarantee a place if you book with us in advance. to do this please go to

Look forward to seeing you there.