Friday 21st May

CHALK, Brighton

Don Letts - There and Black Again: An Evening with the Rebel Dread

Book Reading + Q&A + Signing + DJ Set


Socially Distanced - Live at Chalk, Brighton


7pm to 10pm

£15 advance


Filmmaker, musician, DJ, broadcaster, social commentator, husband and father – Don Letts has always defied conformity. A British-born son of Windrush parents, he ran the hugely influential Acme Attractions store in Chelsea before becoming DJ at London’s only punk club The Roxy, where he turned a generation of white youth onto reggae and Bob Marley onto the punky-reggae party. Don’s first film broke rules and box office records at the ICA, his feature debut Dancehall Queen is still the most successful Jamaican-made movie ever. Don has been hosting his Culture Clash radio show on 6 Music since 2007 and continues to be a massively in-demand DJ from London to Tokyo and all points between.  


In There and Black Again: The Tour, the Rebel Dread looks back on his life and career in a series of stories and film clips that trace a line from the early 1970s and Black Panthers through to today and the BLM movement, bringing in style tribes, culture wars, music, revolution, politics and passion. 

Featuring a cast of hundreds, including Joe Strummer, John Lydon, Bob Marley, Chrissie Hynde, Chris Blackwell, Paul McCartney, Nelson Mandela, Keith Richards, Patti Smith, Chuck D., Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood, and ranging from Brixton to Kingston, New York City, Los Angeles, Windhoek, Salt Lake City and Goldeneye. 

There and Black Again: The Tour’s combination of book reading, video / film footage, Q&A, DJ set and book signing will run throughout May / June.


This is a socially distanced covid safe event. All attendees will be seated in your designated purchased ‘bubbles’. All serving will be by table service and app / website ordering only, including merchandise were appropriate.

Seat purchase is unallocated and will be allocated in advance or upon arrival. All tables touch points are thoroughly cleaned before you arrive.

Tickets can be purchased as 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 person bubbles.

We’ve been working hard to make sure we provide a COVID safe event space and we kindly ask that you stick to the guidelines we’re all getting used to whilst visiting our venue.

* Guests must wear a face mask whilst entering, leaving and moving around the venue. You may remove your face mask once sat at your seat.
* Your temperature will be taken on entry. 
* Please remain within your bubble throughout the event.
* We are not accepting multiple purchases by the same person, each bubble purchase requires its own lead booker.
* You must sign in to the NHS Track and Trace when you arrive. A QR code will be provided at the door and at your table. For ease of access, please download the NHS app before you arrive. If you are unable to use the app you will be required to fill out a form provided.
* Please use the hand sanitiser available when you arrive and if you move from your seat.
* The one-way system for the toilet facilities will be clearly marked. Always move around the venue in a clockwise direction. The capacity of the toilet facilities during this time is limited, please respect the reduced capacity, wait your turn and keep social distance.

We wish for all of our attendees to have the relaxed and enjoyable evening they so greatly deserve in this time, please don’t ruin for everyone else by being selfish. Whist we never wish to refuse entry or ask anyone to leave those who refuse to comply with the simple rules we have put together for everyones safety will be ejected without refund.