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PREVIEW: Brighton Festival unveils its events

Brian Butler March 31, 2021

Brian Butler looks at this year’s Brighton Festival and finds a theme of caring

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PREVIEW Brighton Festival: ‘Our Place’ – free community events in Hangleton and East Brighton

May 7, 2019

Our Place, a series of free community arts events, comes to Hangleton and East Brighton over two weekends during the Brighton Festival. Put together by and for the local communities of East Brighton and Hangleton, Our Place offers a selection of theatre, live music, dance, art, games, workshops and family entertainment in East Brighton on Saturday, May 18 from 11am and in Hangleton on Saturday, May 25 from 10am. 

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2019 Brighton Festival programme revealed

Brian Butler February 15, 2019

Featuring 130 events with artists and performers from more than 20 countries and using 25 venues in Brighton, Hove and Sussex, the theme of this year’s festivities is story telling. Starting with the children’s procession, the festival promises a feast of art, music, dance and theatre that reflects the diversity of not only the world’s cultures but also Brighton itself.

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‘Daring to be Different’ – City hosts cultural Summit

Besi Besemar November 16, 2018

Writers, residents, health professionals, artists and entrepreneurs were among 150 delegates who met in Brighton on Monday, November 12, 2018 – for a Cultural Summit to discuss art in public spaces. 

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Rokia Traoré announced guest director of Brighton Festival in 2019

Besi Besemar October 11, 2018

Malian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Rokia Traoré, to be Guest Director​​​​​​​ of Brighton Festival in 2019. Award-winning Malian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rokia Traoré will be the eleventh Brighton Festival Guest Director.

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Historic remains discovered on Quakers’ Croft site laid to rest

Besi Besemar July 31, 2018

The 200 to 300-year-old remains of 18 individuals, discovered during redevelopment work at Brighton Dome Corn Exchange last year, are laid to rest at the Memorial Cemetery, Woodingdean.

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Roddick Foundation pledges £250k match fund grant towards ‘Build Brighton Dome’ Community Appeal

Besi Besemar June 28, 2018

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival announce a match fund grant of up to £250,000 from The Roddick Foundation in support of its £21.2 million project to redevelop the Brighton Dome Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre.

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Brighton Festival support Celebrate UK Pay-It-Forward Day

Besi Besemar April 27, 2018

In celebration of UK Pay-It-Forward day on Saturday, April 28, 2018, Brighton Festival is inviting audiences to join the global philanthropic movement and enable more people to enjoy ticketed events at Brighton Festival.

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Brighton Festival: major new outdoor event will bring fascinating story from Brighton’s wartime history back to life.

Paul Gustafson January 22, 2016

Brighton Festival announces major new work inspired by the story of hundreds of thousands of men who travelled from India to fight for the Allies in the First World War.

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