The Old Market receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

Brighton & Hove venue The Old Market has successfully received funding as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future, the Culture Secretary has...
Posted On 12 Oct 2020 at 2:34 pm

Brighton Dome welcomes support from Culture Recovery Fund

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival (BDBF) has received vital support from Arts Council England’s (ACE) Culture Recovery Fund today. The registered arts charity has received two grants, part of ACE’s allocation from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s £1.57bn support...
Posted On 12 Oct 2020 at 2:14 pm

Artist brings message of hope for the arts in Brighton #BringBackBrightonDome

Award-winning visual artist Morag Myerscough and cartoonist Steve Bell have contributed artwork in support of Brighton Dome’s Crowdfunder campaign. Myerscough previously worked with Brighton Festival in 2018 on ‘Belonging’, a community bandstand on the seafront and...
Posted On 07 Oct 2020 at 2:43 pm

Artists support Brighton Dome fundraiser with art prints

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival (BDBF) have released a series of high-quality art prints as part of its #BringBackBrightonDome Crowdfunder campaign. Four art works were selected from an audience survey of Brighton Festival’s back catalogue of posters from the last 54 years....
Posted On 24 Sep 2020 at 12:54 pm

Zippos Circus moves to Hove Park this week

Zippos Circus returns to Hove tonight (Tuesday 11 August) but in a different location to usual to make it easier for people to keep to the coronavirus social distancing rules. The circus is due to throw open its doors at 7pm in Hove Park rather than on the Hove Lawns where the...
Posted On 11 Aug 2020 at 10:38 am

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

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

More concert and theatre venues close

Concert venues in Brighton and Hove and the wider county are shutting up shop in light of the coronavirus outbreak. With so many shows cancelled or postponed- and so many venues closed – it is wise to check with the organisers or venues themselves for updates. In the...
Posted On 17 Mar 2020 at 7:56 pm

Brighton theatres and concert venues close while others announce cancellations

As anticipated, Brighton theatres and concert venues are announcing their immediate closures in the light of the Coronavirus outbreak. The Theatre Royal Brighton have posted: The Komedia Brighton have announced: The Ropetackle Arts Centre in Shoreham have announced: The Brighton...
Posted On 17 Mar 2020 at 4:23 pm

Crongton Knights – youth prevails – a play at Theatre Royal 04-07 March

Crongton Knights is the story of a quest undertaken by six kids living on an inner city estate where gangs roam the streets and danger lurks around every corner. These brave young Knights have to battle together against real foes and also their own personal demons. Trust and...
Posted On 05 Mar 2020 at 7:24 pm

Reigning Women

It’s really great to see a programme promoting women in Brighton and Hove, not just one event but a whole season! More of this please, and thank you to The Old Market in Hove for pushing the boat out with an amazing array of events and activities about, for and by women in...
Posted On 25 Feb 2020 at 10:24 pm

Sarah Keyworth charms at the Komedia

Since first performing stand-up at university, Sarah has fast become one of comedy’s brightest talents. Having already been a Funny Women runner-up, 2018 saw Sarah take her debut hour, Dark Horse, to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. A thoughtful and hilarious meditation on gender,...
Posted On 20 Feb 2020 at 9:35 pm

Stewart Lee: Joyfully Surreal

Stewart Lee Snowflake/Tornado, Brighton Dome February 2020 “I can write jokes, they just don’t interest me” Stewart Lee says part way through this show. Stewart Lee’s Snowflake/Tornado has no need to rely on Lee’s interest in writing jokes. Instead, the audience are taken on a...
Posted On 20 Feb 2020 at 3:59 pm

International Choir Festival launches in Brighton

The United Kingdom today launches the prestigious Brighton International Festival of Choirs, an unmissable four-day celebration of singing and choral music taking place in September 2020 here in Brighton – choirs from across the world are invited to attend. A full programme...
Posted On 22 Jan 2020 at 9:56 pm
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Ahoy there! ‘Peter Pan’ is swashbuckling fun at Hilton Brighton Metropole

What do you want from a panto? Sparkle, great songs, silly jokes and double entendres, a huge furry dog, audience participation, men in leather trousers, someone to boo, mermaids, good choreography and flying? If you answer ‘Yes’ to this, then you must go and see ‘Pet...
Posted On 22 Dec 2019 at 2:52 pm

Super Sunday – THE show in Brighton this Christmas!

This winter season’s exciting new circus event for kids and families at the Brighton Dome has started, heralding the start of the school holidays! With performances from 17th – 27th December, this madcap group of Finnish acrobats bring a festive flavour to the city...
Posted On 20 Dec 2019 at 2:42 pm

Brighton panto stars head to Chailey Heritage for special rehearsal

Cast members from the Brighton Family Panto are heading to Chailey Heritage to show their support for fellow performers. They will take a break from preparing to put on Peter Pan at the Hilton Metropole hotel in Brighton to visit one of the charities that their production this...
Posted On 11 Dec 2019 at 2:54 pm

Hannah Gadsby at the Brighton Dome

It was always going to be difficult for Hannah Gadsby to follow on from her genre defying stand-up show, Nanette – especially when you promise to quit comedy as one of the central premises of said show. But this wasn’t a challenge to Gadsby, who addressed this all...
Posted On 25 Nov 2019 at 6:33 pm

Björk captivates audience with unique show

BJÖRK – LONDON O2 ARENA 19.11.19 Back in the 1970’s Charles Shaar Murray writing for the NME (New Musical Express) gave the then new album from Yes a one word review, that word being “No”. I was very tempted to give tonight’s gig a one word review, and that word would...
Posted On 21 Nov 2019 at 1:32 pm

Brighton ticket clerk to bring her sell-out show to next year’s Fringe

A grandmother and mum-of-three will be performing at Brighton Fringe next year following the sell-out success of her inaugural one-woman comedy show. Brighton railway station ticket office clerk Tracy Savage had audiences crying and laughing when she performed ‘Every Wrong...
Posted On 20 Nov 2019 at 2:26 pm

Hawkwind 50th anniversary tour kicks off in Brighton

HAWKWIND + THE BLACKHEART ORCHESTRA – THEATRE ROYAL, BRIGHTON 10.11.19 Famed space rockers Hawkwind landed in Brighton tonight at the Theatre Royal in New Road on the opening date of their 50th anniversary tour. Thankfully Brighton was added to the 15-date tour of the UK...
Posted On 11 Nov 2019 at 11:48 am

Sunflower Lanyard Scheme launched at Theatre Royal Brighton

As part of Ambassadors Theatre Group and Theatre Royal Brighton’s commitment to accessibility and theatre for all, the venue has announced their support of the Sunflower Lanyard Scheme. Launching from 1 November the sunflower lanyards are an initiative enabling those with a...
Posted On 02 Nov 2019 at 9:15 pm

Management of Worthing Theatres, Museum and Art Gallery transferred from Council to independent charity

Today (1st November), the management of Worthing Theatres, Museum and Art Gallery was transferred from Worthing Borough Council to an independent charity. The organisations will now be run by Worthing Theatres and Museum (WTM), with Peter Cadwallader (local businessman and...
Posted On 01 Nov 2019 at 2:54 pm

Brand New Festival of Solo Theatre hits Lewes

Lewes Festival of Solo Theatre 2019 Nov 8-10, Lewes New School They say everyone’s got at least one novel in them. But for actors it’s closer to being a Solo Show. Lewes is home to award-winning Something Underground Theatre co. Jonathan Brown, its artistic director...
Posted On 27 Oct 2019 at 2:49 pm