FEATURE: Diamonds Are For Trevor: From Priscilla to Queen of the Universe

Brian Butler October 5, 2023

Trevor Ashley has a loud gravelly laugh that is totally infectious from the second you talk to him. “My mother didn’t know what to do with me. I was so different. No-one in my family had been in the entertainment business. I desperately wanted to be,” he told me. So at four years of age […]

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PREVIEW: Comedy, fake news and amazing circus acts come to Brighton Dome

Brian Butler September 13, 2021

Brian Butler look forward to world-class entertainment at Brighton Dome

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Rupert Grint advocates for trans rights

Rachel Badham January 14, 2021

32-year-old Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint, has spoken out in support of trans rights following author JK Rowling’s controversial comments on the trans community.

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Community News

Disability rights campaigner makes shortlist for national award

Besi Besemar July 16, 2019

A man who has campaigned for disability rights after beating the odds to recover from a late diagnosis of HIV has been shortlisted for the UK’s largest diversity awards.

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Let the Good Times Roll – 25 Years of Komedia: 1994 – 2019

Besi Besemar April 16, 2019

On May 1, 1994, the directors of Umbrella Theatre, Colin Granger, Marina Kobler, and David Lavender, opened a new venue called Komedia, in a converted former billiard hall in Kemptown, Brighton.They modelled the venue on the cabaret theatres they had seen while touring with Umbrella in cities such as Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Berlin; small informal welcoming venues that offered people from all walks of life a place to enjoy comedy, cabaret, and music whilst having a meal and a drink.

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BRIGHTON FRINGE PREVIEW: The Circus of Horrors @Preston Park

May 15, 2017

After taking to the road over 22 years ago and touring all over the world the phenomenon returns with its latest brand new show especially designed for Brighton Fringe Festival. The spectacular features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre and fantastic circus acts act’s all woven into a sensational shock/horror story and the darkest of magic – taking the show to a whole new level, it’s driven by a mainly original soundscape and performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek, you’ll certainly Die Laughing.

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General News

Graham Norton supports National Diversity Awards

Besi Besemar February 21, 2017

“Did we know that we were standing on the threshold of a very different and much darker new world?” said Moira Smyth, Winner of the positive Role Model Award for LGBT.

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