Brighton and Hove to Become a Sharing City

November 19th, 2018
by The People Who Share

27th November, 2018 sees the launch of Brighton and Hove Sharing City, created by social enterprise, The People Who Share, and co-organised by Brighton and Hove Circular. This exciting initiative aims to help build a more caring, inclusive, smart city, ready to face the challenges of the future. Brighton and Hove Sharing City will be launched at an evening event hosted by Latest TV and supported by over 100 individuals and organisations across all sectors.


Brighton and Hove will join over 80 cities around the world - including Amsterdam, Seoul, San Francisco and most recently, Norwich and Leeds in the UK, who are adopting the Sharing City concept. Based on the idea that our most pressing challenges including wealth, inequality, social isolation and climate resilience have the potential to be offset by the efficient and equitable sharing of vital resources with each other, the Sharing City movement is gaining momentum.


Benita Matofska, founder of The People Who Share, speaker and global Sharing Economy expert says: “The Brighton and Hove Sharing City launch, will bring people together across our wonderful city to discover, experience and celebrate the city’s Sharing culture and help build a more caring, inclusive, sustainable, Sharing Economy. Sharing Cities are connected, smart cities, ready to take on the challenges of the future. Through sharing resources, we can achieve that.”


David Greenfield of Circular Brighton and Hove who are co-organising the event says, "Circular Brighton and Hove (CB&H) are delighted to be part of Brighton and Hove Sharing City because we believe that sharing resources, be it people, food, clothing, goods or cars is key to building a circular economy in our city, creating social, environmental and economic value."


Brighton and Hove Sharing City  promises a shared experience to remember, bringing the best that the city has to offer: expect an exciting evening of talks, activities, networking and entertainment including: The Dulcetones community choir, singer-songwriter Rifka Ravena, spoken word by Gramski, jump blues and trad jazz band Shonky Tonk, a community sing-a-long led by Sarah Tohill, crowd comedy with Gerry Thompson, citizen innovation (a chance to have your say and co-create), Tech Takeback (bring your old gadgets and give them a new lease of life), Share Table in support of Brighton Voices in Exile, Give and Get with Cat Fletcher from Freegle, Conversation Corner with Alice Reeves from BelongCon and a bring-and-share potluck feast. There’ll be talks by Ian Davey and Mila Brazzi of BikeShareBTN, a sneak preview slideshow of Generation Share (change-makers from around the world) by visual storyteller Sophie Sheinwald, insights by David Greenfield from Circular Brighton and Hove, plus guest speaker, visitor and lifelong sharer, Tom Llewellyn from the USA’s, co-editor of Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons. Hosted by Chief Sharer, Speaker and Sharing Economy expert, Benita Matofska, Brighton and Hove Sharing City promises to be a joyful evening to remember, showcasing all that is good in Brighton and Hove.



About Brighton and Hove Sharing City

Brighton and Hove Sharing City launch event will take place on November 27th from 6.30-11pm at Latest Music Bar, 11-14 Manchester Street, Brighton BN2 1TF

For more information and to book a free ticket visit: