LGBT History Month celebrates 25 years of the Sussex Beacon

January 7, 2017

The B RIGHT ON Festival taking place in February during LGBT History month will celebrate 25 years of the work of the Sussex Beacon in Brighton and Hove.

In the presence of the Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Cllr Pete West, Celebration! is the opening event of the B RIGHT ON Festival and the curtain raiser to LGBT+ History Month 2017, which is being staged for the first time in the specially constructed Phil Starr Pavilion on New Steine Gardens.

Artists confirmed to appear include Myra Dubois, Lorraine Bowen, Miss Jason, Dave Lynn, Davina Sparkle, Kara van Park and Sally Vate who will all be celebrating the fabulous contribution the Sussex Beacon has made to the lives of HIV positive people their friends and families in Brighton and Hove for the last 25 years.

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.

Celebration! 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: CELEBRATION – Celebrating 25 years of the Sussex Beacon

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

When: Friday, February 3

Time: 7.30pm

Cost: £18/£15 conc

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