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Scene from the Sofa – 5 minutes with… Alan Bonner

Graham Robson June 14, 2020

Graham Robson catches up with wandering troubadour Alan Bonner to find out about his new album, The Way Old Friends Do, which celebrates the work of ABBA, and his plans for the future… 

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Community News

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus raise over £1,000 for Rainbow Fund

Besi Besemar June 15, 2019

The Brighton Fringe Festival turned out to be an exceptionally busy time for the Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus (BrightonGMC). Opening Up, on the opening weekend of the Festival, BrightonGMC was thrilled to be invited by the Ambassador of Sweden to celebrate Brighton as the city that launched ABBA’s global success.

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Arts

PREVIEW: Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus sing ABBA @Spielgeltent

Besi Besemar May 24, 2019

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus have been invited by the Embassy of Sweden to celebrate Brighton as the city that launched ABBA’s global success and raise money for the Rainbow Fund.

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Arts

Check Mate: Chess @The Coliseum, London

Craig Hanlon-Smith May 2, 2018

THE history of the stage musical Chess is as chequered as its current set design at London’s Coliseum. A successful stint in the West End from 1986 to 1989 was long overshadowed by a Broadway disastrous run of two months following vast rewrites as US producers insisted that the American must beat the Russian at the end of Act One, and not as the story originally dictated.

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General News

Abba’s 1974 Eurovision win marked with Blue Plaque at Dome

Besi Besemar June 15, 2017

A Blue Plaque will be unveiled at Brighton Dome today marking Abba’s victory in the 19th Eurovision Song Contest staged at the Dome on April 6, 1974. It was one of 47 plaques announced by BBC Local Radio, BBC Asian Network and The British Plaque Trust, commemorating people or places that have influenced the musical landscape across the country.

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Arts

PREVIEW: ‘Thank You For The Music’ comes to Eastbourne

August 6, 2015

The world’s longest-running ABBA concert show Thank You For The Music, celebrates its 22nd anniversary when it visits Eastbourne on August 26. The production’s Lycra-tight harmonies and superb musicians have been delighting live music fans for longer than Bjorn, Benny, Agnetha and Frida did during the 70s and 80s, according to its producer Michael Taylor.

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