The Space, Brighton’s best kept secret packed with stars!

The Space

The Space has been running at Latest Music Bar since 2006 and is a uniquely Brighton institution. The Space’s creator is Wayne Imms who also producers and promotes each show. Wayne has presented the events for over 6 years. An expert on popular culture, Wayne’s particular subjects are film, popular music and television, as well as comedy, and the media in general. Wayne’s long radio background has included conceiving and producing BBC Radio 2 documentaries, including on Lionel Richie, the Mamas and the Papas and Star Trek.

See events website to catch the next shows starting January 4th 2024. The Latest’s Don’t Miss recommendation is Thursday February 15th with top British actor, Toby Jones, currently starring in Mr Bates vs. The Post Office. The 15th February event will be held at Horatio’s Bar on Brighton Palace Pier due to demand.


Toby Jones is among Britain’s most respected, versatile and in-demand actors. His recent appearances include

The Long Shadow, the acclaimed TV drama on the victims of the Yorkshire Ripper, and Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. From 2014 to 2022, he co-starred with Mackenzie Crook in the highly popular BBC series Detectorists. Toby had roles in numerous films such as Empire of Light, Berberian Sound Studio, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Frost/Nixon. He also appeared in The Hunger Games and Captain America films and provided the voice of Dobby in two Harry Potter films. His other TV credits include Sherlock and Doctor Who

Other stars on The Space have included legends of film and music:

Film and Television Directors:

Alan Parker (Bugsy Malone, Midnight Express, Fame), Mike Leigh (Secrets and Lies, Happy Go Lucky, Naked), Mike Hodges (Get Carter, Flash Gordon), Nicolas Roeg (Don’t Look Now, The Man who Fell to Earth, The Witches), John Glen (For Your Eyes Only, A View to a Kill, The Living Daylights), Ben Wheatley (Sightseers, Kill List, A Field in England), Julien Temple (Absolute Beginners, The Great Rock `n` Rock Swindle), SJ Clarkson (Life on Mars, Dexter, Jessica Jones)


Robert Watts (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Return of the Jedi, Who Framed Roger Rabbit), Ivor Powell (Alien, Blade Runner, The Duellists), Jan Harlan (The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, A.I.: Artificial Intelligence), Martin Baker (Muppet Treasure Island, Labyrinth and The Muppet Show floor manager), Gary Kurtz (Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, American Graffiti), Alison Owen (Shaun of the Dead, Saving Mr Banks, Ghosts), Tony Garnett (Kes, Cathy Come Home, This Life), John Lloyd (Blackadder, QI, Not the Nine o’clock News), Gub Neal (Cracker, Prime Suspect, Hillsborough)


Norman Cook, musician, producer and DJ, best knowns as Fatboy Slim, Noddy Holder of Slade, Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music, Mark Bedford of Madness, Martin Fry of ABC, Gaz Coombes, best known for Supergrass, Radiohead’s Philip Selway, Skin of Skunk Anansie, Suede’s Mat Osman, Chris Difford of Squeeze, Ana Matronic of Scissor Sisters, Clare Grogan of Altered Images, Steve Norman of Spandau Ballet, The Orb’s Alex Paterson, lyricist Tim Rice (Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King), Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis, producers Trevor Horn (Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Grace Jones, Seal), Hugh Padgham (Phil Collins, The Police, XTC), William Orbit (Madonna, Blur, All Saints), Badly Drawn Boy, DJ and producer Goldie, The Blockheads’ Chaz Jankel, Nik Kershaw, Chas Hodges of Chas and Dave, Orbital’s Paul Hartnoll, Nitin Sawhney, Jeff Wayne (The Musical Version of the War of the Worlds)


(with some of their film and TV credits listed)Terence Stamp (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; Superman; Billy Budd), Steven Berkoff (Octopussy, Beverly Hills Cop, A Clockwork Orange), Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, The League of Gentlemen, Doctor Who), Jane Horrocks (Absolutely Fabulous, Little Voice, Life is Sweet), Robert Lindsay (Citizen Smith, G.B.H., My Family), David Warner (The Omen, Time Bandits, Tron), David Morrissey (The Walking Dead, Sherwood, State of Play), Paul McGann (Withnail & I, Doctor Who, Our Mutual Friend), Julian Glover (For Your Eyes Only, The Empire Strikes Back, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade), David Prowse (Star Wars, Green Cross Code adverts, The Horror of Frankenstein), Colin Salmon (The World is Not Enough, Tomorrow Never Dies, 24: Live Another Day), Maxine Peake (Anne, Dinnerladies, Black Mirror (Metalhead))


Michael Rosen (We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Michael Rosen’s Sad Book and former Children’s Laureate), Barry Norman (also a film critic and presenter), Crime author Ian Rankin, Jon Ronson (The Men Who Stare at Goats, Them: Adventures with Extremists), Charlie Higson (James Bond and known for The Fast Show), Luke Jennings, known for the Killing Eve books, Miranda Sawyer (The Guardian, Smash Hits)


Barry Cryer, Frank Skinner, Suzi Ruffell, Josie Long, Rhona Cameron, Jo Enright

Costume designers:

Deborah Nadoolman Landis (An American Werewolf in London, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Blues Brothers), John Mollo (Star Wars, Gandhi, Chaplin), Jany Temime (six Harry Potter films, Skyfall, Children of Men), Annie Hardinge (Blackadder, The IT Crowd, Humans)Others: TV presenter Gail Porter, Screenwriter William Nicholson (Gladiator, Thirteen Lives, Shadowlands), cinematographer Brian Tufano (Trainspotting, Billy Elliot, Quadrophenia), Dom Joly (best known for Trigger Happy TV), Channel 4 Chief Executive David Abraham (2010-2017), BBC Four Controller Richard Klein (2008-2013)

The Space’s creator, Wayne Imms


  1. Lindy Temple-Harris says:

    I’ve only just heard about The Space. Is there a mailing list I can join?

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