Dame Kelly Holmes

Brighton Beachfront Destination Rockwater Launches Star Studded Podcast

Rockwater, the beautiful beachside lifestyle hub in Hove, has announced the launch of its Rockwater ‘In conversation with’ podcast series featuring a line up of professional athletes, British TV presenters and music legends.  

The podcast series, hosted at Rockwater in Hove by presenter, radio DJ and voice over artist Sophie Corbett, aims to interview world renowned guests and delve deeper into their lives to reveal things which might otherwise have remained unseen.

Recorded in front of a live audience, and many of the guests’ biggest fans at the Rockwater beachside cultural hub in Hove, the very first episode of the series features British athlete, Dame Kelly Holmes.

Dame Kelly Holmes explores all things in her life, career and her long and emotional road to finally being her authentic self in a powerful and moving chat, which can now be listened to here.

Episode two launching soon, will feature an open and honest conversation and Q&A session with fans at Rockwater with former professional boxer, Anthony Lewis Bellew.  Bellew competed in professional boxing from 2007 through light heavyweight, cruiserweight and heavyweight and returned to cruiserweight for the last match of his career against Alexander Usyk in 2018. He appeared in Hollywood movie, Creed, and is now a boxing analyst and commentator with Dazn. 

Future episodes will feature:

  • Music legend Norman Cook, also known as the legendary Fatboy Slim.
  • Well known British TV presenter, Davina McCall
  • Actor and comedian, Robert Brydon Jones MBE
  • British sports promoter, Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing CEO, Frank Smith

The new podcast series is just one of the many offerings the Rockwater venue is launching, alongside its already very successful Rockwater Life programme including fitness and wellness classes, So Talk – mental health support spaces, weekly craft classes and a diverse events programme hosting some of the biggest names in the music and entertainment business. 

Rockwater is also home to the Open Water membership programme, where guests get to enjoy all the cultural hub has to offer. Members get access to exclusive podcast recordings, intimate gigs with international recording artists and DJs and free or discounted tickets to sporting events including boxing, tennis, polo and F1. 

Speaking about the launch of the podcast series, host Sophie Corbett, said: 

“I am always keen for people to talk. Life can be wonderful but it can also be incredibly challenging at times. I never want people to feel alone and I also find people incredible and each individual’s life so very interesting. 

Working with Rockwater we are able to reach out and I am lucky enough to meet and chat to some of the most inspiring individuals, who have also been brave enough to be vulnerable, speaking to me and their fans at Rockwater not only about their highlights but also about when life has been challenging and painful.

We think we know someone and then they really open up and tell us about their journey. That’s when we can learn so much and that is what the Rockwater ‘In Conversations with’ podcast is all about. I thought I knew about each guest when in fact I only knew a little piece of the pie. Their stories are funny, moving, inspirational, educational, brave and the list goes on. At Rockwater we are excited to keep talking and listening.”

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