Polygon Pop-up: Shine For Shelterbox

Richard Yutaka’s Polygon Pop-Up is back after a well-earned break and again he’s pulled an impressive foodie line up for charity.

Shine for ShelterBox will see 12 candle-lit pop-up events from some of Brighton’s top chefs and venues as well as 5 different food businesses raising funds for the UK based relief charity.

ShelterBox offers aid to those struck by natural disasters like hurricanes in the Caribbean and those displaced by the Rohingya crisis by providing shelter and aids so they can rebuild their lives. 

Last year’s Polygon Pop-up fundraiser saw 64 Degrees and The Set teaming up for a massive event at The Skiff.

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The idea proposed for these series of events is to share a meal with your friends and family in a dramatic setting lit by candlelight only. This initiative is inspired by the charity’s LuminAID solar lights that are given with their ShelterBoxes while the venues raise funds for the charity.

People are encouraged to raise fund by organizing their own events at home too.

This year’s line-up and schedule of events:

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 have to offer at this special supper club at The Platf9rm.

1909 + 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 and Pascere’s team have created a Caribbean-inspired menu for a very special one-off candle-lit feast at The Set.

Orange Buffalo @ 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 supper club banquet. This promises to be a social, fun evening at one of Brighton’s most chic small plates and fine wine venues.

64 Degrees + Cin Cin – (19 November) Ticketed – A special supper club at Murmur, featuring a collaborative menu from chef Michael Bremner, with an Italian twist from the team at Cin Cin.

Baby Bao @ 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 Brighton Beer dispensary that will feature 3 x tequilas from Lunazul, paired with beers from Good Things Brewing Co, with Mexican Specials on the evening from Dizzy Gull.

Kitgum Kitchen – (29 November) Ticketed – East African street food meets Gujurati home cooking at this special supper club to raise funds in the heart of Brighton’s Lanes at the Mesmerist.

Mestiza – (November – date TBC), Ticketed – Local start-up Filipino supper club will be hosting a delicious 4-course menu.

PizzaFace & Brighton Bier Brewery – (November – date TBC) Free Event – One of Brighton’s favorite Pizza and local brewery, Brighton Bier, will be collaborating at the Bier Haus for a special Pizza and beer feast.


DoughBo – Brighton’s first gourmet dough ball restaurant will be creating a special ShelterBox DoughBall dish, giving a percentage of proceeds in November. Keep your eyes peeled for this special!

SmallBatch – Local 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 Brighton.

Good Things Brewing Co. – Local Start-up Brewery who champion zero impact brewing methods will be donating Beers to each of the supper clubs 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 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 CLICK HERE

To find out more about ShelterBox, CLICK HERE

I’ll be documenting the events so check this space and follow me on instagram to see featured photos from the 10th of November.

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