Brighton's only bring your own booze bar!

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Pasha du Valentine

Pasha du Valentine is a feminist artist committed to increasing awareness of Asperger Syndrome.

Brighton's only bring your own booze bar opens to highlight Asperger's Syndrome

The Countess of Brighton and Hackney (Pasha du Valentine, feminist artist and Asperger's activist) is opening a new bar in Brighton with 10% of proceeds going to charity. It is the only bar of its kind in the city because members of the club can bring their own alcohol. There is a £5 admin fee and temporary membership per evening for non members and a fabulous juice and cake bar which is a continuation of the Countess Teetotal Bar run previously at Brighton Arts Club which was closed due to an application to turn the venue into flats.
The Goddamn Bar will open every Friday from 10pm until 2 am and will host chilled tunes from local djs, board games, live music and of course a 10% donation to Asperger's awareness groups across the city and beyond. Anyone with Asperger's is encouraged to be part of this wonderful project. The Countess is committed to actively changing attitudes and benefiting people affected by Asperger's as a mother who has been deeply touched by all that the condition has brought to her family.

Asperger Charity Goddamn Bar Launch Night Brighton

Friday, June 5th, 10pm to Friday, April 8th 2016 at 2am

8 Lewes Road



Notes on Asperger's Syndrome

From my clinical experience I consider that children and adults with Aspergers Syndrome have a different, not defective, way of thinking.

The person usually has a strong desire to seek knowledge, truth and perfection with a different set of priorities than would be expected with other people. There is also a different perception of situations and sensory experiences. The overriding priority may be to solve a problem rather than satisfy the social or emotional needs of others.

The person values being creative rather than co-operative.

The person with Aspergers syndrome may perceive errors that are not apparent to others, giving considerable attention to detail, rather than noticing the “big picture”.

The person is usually renowned for being direct, speaking their mind and being honest and determined and having a strong sense of social justice.

The person may actively seek and enjoy solitude, be a loyal friend and have a distinct sense of humour.

However, the person with Aspergers Syndrome can have difficulty with the management and expression of emotions.

Children and adults with Aspergers syndrome may have levels of anxiety, sadness or anger that indicate a secondary mood disorder. There may also be problems expressing the degree of love and affection expected by others. Fortunately, we now have successful psychological treatment programs to help manage and express emotions.

Tony Attwood

Times and Expectations

As always from the Countess of Brighton and Hackney, expect the unexpected from this new bar opening in central Brighton.

Doors open at 10 pm and stay open until the wee small hour. No Admittance after 2am.