Brighton Dome receives support from Arts Council England’s Emergency Response Fund

Brighton Dome has received vital support from Arts Council England (ACE) in response to its closure caused by the Covid-19 crisis. The registered arts charity has received £445,000 from the Emergency Response Fund, part of ACE’s allocation for National Portfolio Organisations...
Posted On 07 Jul 2020 at 2:32 pm

Brighton & Hove event industry join ‘Light It In Red’

In collaboration with Brighton and Hove Council and many of the city’s event venues, The Brighton Event Professionals Independent Committee (EPIC) has joined the Light It In Red Campaign on Monday 6th July. At 9pm on this day, many of the city’s venues and outdoor event spaces...
Posted On 02 Jul 2020 at 5:12 pm

Awesome Brighton band DITZ release first physical record

It’s official! DITZ have most certainly arrived! The Brighton quintet consisting of Cal (vocals), Anton (guitar), Caleb (bass), Sam (drums) and Jack (guitar), drop their first ever actual record tomorrow (3rd July 2020) on Alcopop! Records. In celebration of this, the fast-rising...
Posted On 02 Jul 2020 at 4:33 pm

Further Sussex music and arts venues in trouble as a result of COVID-19

We are all too aware that the global Arts sector has been hit incredibly hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. We have reported on the Brighton & Hove situation, but just along the coast, the Worthing Theatres and Museum have announced their restructure consultation. Aman...
Posted On 02 Jul 2020 at 2:28 pm

MP raises plight of Brighton and Hove music venues in the House of Commons

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas highlighted the existential threat facing the cultural and creative industries in Brighton and Hove when she spoke in the House of Commons on Thursday (25 June). She said: “We are home to some of the country’s most vibrant, creative and...
Posted On 27 Jun 2020 at 9:17 pm

Will there be any Brighton & Hove music venues left in a few months time?

Despite the launch of #saveourvenues, campaign by the Music Venue Trust charity (MVT), it’s looking very bleak for some of Brighton & Hove’s live music venues. If our local music premises aren’t assisted, then there’s the possibility of our world class Brighton grassroots...
Posted On 20 Jun 2020 at 11:47 am

Love Record Stores event under way in Brighton and Sussex

The music community have launched a high-profile, global initiative known as ‘Love Record Stores’, to help independent record stores during the current coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The event is on TODAY – Saturday 20th June 2020. With many of these stores now experiencing...
Posted On 20 Jun 2020 at 10:12 am

‘United We Stream’ launches in Brighton

Brighton joins the global streaming community with ‘United We Stream’ launching in the city this week. A movement that started in Berlin during lockdown that has spread to over 65 cities around the world, United We Stream Brighton will showcase the music, culture and...
Posted On 15 Jun 2020 at 12:31 pm

#SaveOurVenues campaign sees 140 UK music venues removed from ‘Critical’ list – but Brighton still has 9 on the list!

The Music Venue Trust (MVT) has announced that the #saveourvenues, campaign launched three weeks ago has now resulted in 140 grassroots music venues being removed from its ‘critical’ list. But we STILL need to save our Brighton & Hove music venues. And we need to do it now!...
Posted On 20 May 2020 at 10:59 pm

Make Music And Change Lives

Musicians support #444 campaign for charity and raise awareness of the health benefits of making music Throughout COVID-19 isolation, everyone has become aware of the supportive and stimulating power of music. Although many people want to learn, they have no access to musical...
Posted On 20 May 2020 at 10:22 pm