Just as we settle down after Brighton Festival and Fringe seasons, there’s news this week of a brand new and exciting programme of events that kicks off an all- year-round season from the organisers of Brighton Pride.
Next month sees a season of cabaret, comedy and live music , celebrating LGBTQ+ culture and diversity, and based at the new venue The Ironworks in Cheapside, Brighton.
5 August: And Now That’s What I Call Bingo ! A musical bingo game show featuring the best of Pride anthems, hosted by Drag Prince Alfie Ordinary.
6 August: Paul Diello presents Epicene – a gender-blending tribute to iconic women in music.
12 August: Madeleine MacMahon stars in Alto-Holic – comedy, songs and stories showing the highs and lows of her alto vocal range.
15 August: Miss Hope Springs continues her Brighton appearances this year with another chance to see “ I’ve Been Around” , her creator Ty Jeffries’ dark and comic look at the jaded cabaret star’s disastrous life in Berlin, Paris and Dungeness.
Paul Kemp, director of Brighton Pride told Scene: “ we were hugely grateful to the Culture Recovery Fund Grants Programme that allowed us to continue our planning for in-person Pride events this year and to develop a fuller year-round diverse culture programme”.
Part of the proceeds of ticket sales will go to the Rainbow Fund to distribute to local Queer charities and community groups . The season is sponsored by Tesco.
Look out for my second preview of the remaining season. Meanwhile go to brightonpride.org for ticket details