Brighton is set to ‘Shine’ this ‘November! The city is going to be home to 12 candlelit pop-up events as part of the Shine for ShelterBox charity campaign. A further five food and drink businesses will also be spreading awareness and fundraising in aid of ShelterBox throughout November. The UK disaster relief charity – which currently has teams on the ground helping those made homeless by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, as well as those displaced by the Rohingya crisis – is working with Polygon Pop-up to run the city-wide takeover festival as part of its winter fundraising initiative.
Shine for ShelterBox is all about getting together with friends and family for cosy winter feasts and raise money for families made homeless by conflict and natural disaster. The campaign is inspired by the charity’s LuminAID solar lights that are included in its ShelterBoxes.
Highlight events in Brighton include an evening of organic wines and delicious small plates paired with cocktails from expert mixologists, an African and Guajarati fusion supper club, a candlelit Caribbean-inspired feast collaboration, an evening of food from chef Michael Bremner & Cin Cin, plus a collaboration with start-up events business ‘Supper with…’ and two of Brighton’s up and coming chefs – Toby Cackett + Ryan Hunt from Silo. Local zero impact brewery, Good Things Brewing Co, is donating beers to each of the events and collaborating with Brighton Beer Dispensary X Lanuzal Tequila X Dizzy Gull. Full events list below.
ShelterBox X Polygon Pop-Up- collaboration:
Richard Humphris, Founder of Polygon Pop-Up, said: “I supported Shine for ShelterBox last year with an event at Skiff, which was a huge success. This year I wanted to make an even bigger impact and have worked to bring together some amazing venues and chefs to create a month-long festival of ‘Shine’ pop-up events. This really is a city-wide collaboration, which we hope will raise a lot of money for ShelterBox”.
Lucy Holden from ShelterBox, explains more about the campaign: “Light is at the centre of our winter campaign. We want people to get together and have loads of candlelit, feasting fun, whilst also raising money for those made homeless by conflict and natural disaster. Shine for ShelterBox means more light for families, providing a bit of safety, hope and comfort when they need it most.”
“When disasters strike and power lines go down, families are left vulnerable. That’s why, alongside our shelter aid, we provide lights that dispel the dark and help families in desperate circumstances feel a little bit safer. You can’t underplay the importance of light in these situations. A simple solar lamp can make a huge difference in far reaching ways, including helping to reduce the threat of gender violence in camps and allowing children to play in safety – not to mention making it easier to cook and share a meal together.
Speaking about the campaign, Richard Humphris, Founder of Polygon Pop-Up, said: “Supporting ShelterBox makes sense. There are a lot of natural disasters happening across the world and it’s good to give to an organization that’s dedicated to helping
provide shelter and safety for those who have lost everything.”
Full list of events:
• PolyGon Pop-Up – Brighton’s favourite pop-up food festival will host a Shine for
ShelterBox feast! Keep your eyes peeled and your bellies hungry for this event,
more details coming soon on Facebook – www.facebook.com/Polygon-
• Supper with Toby Cackett + Ryan Hunt – (9 November) Sold Out – Two of Brighton’s most talented chefs will be rustling up a celebration of what land and sea has to offer at this special supper club at The Platf9rm.
• 1909 x Black Dove – (9 November) Ticketed – A special supper club hosted by 1909 organic wines, with small plate dining and amazing cocktails from the mixologists at Black Dove
• The Set & Pascere – (13 November) Ticketed – The Set’s Dan Kenny and Pascere’s Johnny Stanford have created a Caribbean-inspired menu for this very special one-off candle-lit feast at The Set
• Orange Buffalo x The Joker –(13 November) Free Event – The Orange Buffalo kitchen at The Joker Brighton will be serving award-winning NY style buffalo wings, beastly burgers & more giving 10% of proceeds towards Shine for ShelterBox.
• Plateau – (15 November) Ticketed – Join Plateau for a fundraising 3-course supperclub banquet. This promises to be a social, fun evening at one of Brighton’s most chic small plates and fine wine venues
• 64 Degrees x Cin Cin – (19 November) Ticketed – A special supperclub at Brighton’s famous 64 Degrees, featuring a collaborative menu from chef Michael Bremner, with an Italian twist from the award-winning team at Cin Cin.
• Baby Bao x The Pond – ( 19 November) Free Event – Baby Bao to host a fundraising event at The Pond serving up their take on Taiwanese street food in steamed buns with a special “Baby Bao’s Curry Club” in aid of ShelterBox.
• Brighton Beer Dispensary X Good Things Brewing Co. X Lanazul Tequila X Dizzy Gull- (20 November) Free Event – a quadruple collaboration hosted at award-winning Brighton Beer dispensary that will feature 3 x tequilas from Lanuzal, paired with beers and a beer line from Good Things Brewing Co, with Mexican Specials on the evening from award-winning Dizzy Gull
• Kitgum Kitchen – (29 November) Ticketed – East African street food meets Gujurati home cooking at this special supperclub to raise funds in the heart of Brighton’s Lanes at the Mesmerist.
• Mestiza – (November – date TBC), Ticketed – Local start-up Filipino supperclub will be hosting a delicious 4-course supperclub menu
• PizzaFace & Brighton Bier Brewery – (November – date TBC) Free Event-One of Brighton’s favourite Pizza joints and local award-winning brewery, Brighton Bier, will be collaborating at the Bier Haus for a special Pizza feast paired with delicious craft beers.
• DoughBo – November – Brighton’s first gourmet dough ball restaurant will
be creating a special ShelterBox DoughBall dish, giving percentage of
proceeds in November. Keep your eyes peeled for this special!
• SmallBatch – Local award-winning coffee roasters SmallBatch will be
showing their support by fundraising and spreading awareness throughout
their events and coffee shops in Brighton
• Bond St Coffee Shop – Local independent artisan coffee shop will be
showing their love and helping to spread awareness and raise money at
their beautiful coffee shop situated in Bond St, North Laines area in
• Good Things Brewing Co. – Local Start-up Brewery who champion zero
impact brewing methods will be donating Beers to each of the
supperclubs and events holding for Shine for Shelterbox pop-ups in
November. They will also be hosting an event with Brighton Beer
dispensary X Lanuzal X Dizzy Gull
• BlueBird Tea Co. – Brighton most popular Tea legends Bluebird will be
raising awareness and giving a percentage of proceeds away from their
ChariTea sales during November
For more details on events and to buy tickets please go to:
or Polygon Pop-Up Facebook Page www.facebook.com/Polygon-Pop-
As well as attending special events, people can also support Shine for ShelterBox by hosting their own candlelit suppers at home. To find out more about getting involved in the campaign, to request a supporters pack or see details of events taking place across the UK visit http://www.shelterbox.org/shine or call 01872 302700
ShelterBox is an international aid charity that hand delivers emergency aid to families
devastated by conflict or natural disaster, to provide them with shelter and tools to rebuild their lives. The charity is currently heavily involved in providing shelter for
those made homeless by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria, as well as supporting those affected by flooding in Bangladesh and Nepal, and helping families fleeing conflict in Iraq an Syria.
Find out more by watching this short piece about the campaign with a voiceover
kindly provided by Sharon Horgan who supports Shine for ShelterBox.
Every second, one more person is made homeless by conflict and natural disaster.
That’s a total of around 85 million people like you and your family, including women,
children and babies, as well as whole communities, living without shelter. There are
now more made homeless by conflict and natural disaster, than during World War 2.
ShelterBox is a UK charity, and a world authority on providing innovative, rapid and
practical shelter to families in some of the world’s hardest-to-reach places and most
devastated disaster zones. Since its start in 2000 it’s helped more than one million
people worldwide rebuild their lives, and it now has affiliate ShelterBox operations
across Europe, Africa, Americas and Asia. More info at www.shelterbox.org.