B RIGHT ON FESTIVAL: LGBT History Month: Divas

January 9, 2017

DIVAS – A plethora of talent all under one roof!

Aneesa Chaudhry, Jennie Castell, Gabriella Parrish and Hannah Brackenbury join forces to bring you an evening of jazz, show tunes, ballads and torch songs.

Aneesa Chaudhry
Aneesa Chaudhry

Aneesa Chaudhry is musical director of the Rainbow Chorus the largest LGBT+ chorus outside of London, a much-loved singer on the jazz scenes in the city and current holder of the Gscene magazine Golden Handbag for favourite singer on the gay scene. She has an extensive vocal range and loves surprising her audiences. Her gigs are full of humorous and unplanned engaging banter and she invites her audience to join in with the songs and vibe!

For this unique show, she hosts a night with the finest female Divas on the Brighton scene. You’ll be in for a treat as you hear her duet with guests during the show.

Jennie Castell
Jennie Castell

Jennie Castell has a hugely versatile voice and has shared a stage with among others, Lulu, Alexandra Burke and Joe McElderry. She sings regularly on the Brighton gay scene and knows exactly how to get an audience up and dancing!

Jennie Castell
Gabriella Parrish

Gabriella Parrish has risen to prominence on the south coast cabaret scene over the past few years. Born and bred in Brighton, she has always had a love for performing and has made quite a name for herself with her powerhouse vocals. With a repertoire spanning musical theatre, power ballads, classic party anthems and pretty much everything in between.  A versatile and professional performer with an infectious fun personality, and was handpicked by Adele herself to appear on her BBC special ‘Adele at the BBC’.

Hannah Brackenbury

Brighton-based performer Hannah Brackenbury is an accomplished musician and vocalist and performs acoustic covers on piano and guitar by artists such as Alanis Morissette, Joni Mitchell and KT Tunstall. She has performed at Pride festivals across the country and is an established performer on the Brighton scene.

“A commanding stage presence and a strong voice” – Latest 7

LGBT History Month is the annual international month-long observance of LGBT History and the opportunity to commemorate and remember the bravery of those who campaigned and spoke out over the years to help us achieve the freedoms and equality we enjoy today.

DIVAS will take place in The PHIL STARR PAVILION, New Steine Gardens, Brighton, BN2 1PB, a specially erected and heated multi purpose community facility with a fully functional stage, hi-tech light and sound system and on site licensed bar.

This ground breaking affiliation seeks to engage the city in the wide range of issues highlighted through the work of the Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum, as well as partner/stakeholder work and is supported with grants from the Pride Social Impact Fund and the Rainbow Fund.

Event: DIVAS stars Aneesa Chaudhry, Jennie Castell, Gabriella Parrish and Hannah Brackenbury

Where: The Phil Starr Pavilion, New Steine Gardens, Brighton, BN2 1PB

When: Sunday, February 19

Times: 8pm

Cost: Tickets £8/£6 concessions

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