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Count Arthur Strong, who made Komedia in Garnder Street his home, will, following the successful transfer to TV in his own sitcom, grace the stage of Theatre Royal Brighton, this spring.

Ricky Gervais has had a busy couple of years with a mockumentary comedy feature filmDavid Brent: Life On The Road - 2016 also marked the debut album release of David Brent & Foregone Conclusion.

The Kemptown Carnival will be taking a year off in 2017 to fundraise and restructure the community group that runs it, with a view to staging the next Carnival in 2018.


The full programme for Brighton Festival 2017 - the largest annual, curated multi-arts festival in England - has been unveiled with the acclaimed recording artist, poet, playwright and novelist Kate Tempest as Guest Director. 

The Dance Space, which is due for completion in 2019, will be an iconic new centre for dance in the heart of Brighton & Hove and will provide much-needed space for professional dancers and the local community to enjoy dance. 
We Are Ian - Credit Matt Austin

Komedia Brighton has launched their May 2017 Festival programme, with tickets for over one hundred performances now on sale. 

Whichever way you voted in last June's European Union referendum, the Brexit result was seismic – no more so than for Bridget Christie. 

A melodrama written in 1938, mainstay of rep companies ever since, and a narrative in which we are presented with the answers to the mystery very early on. On the face of it, this doesn't sound like a premise for a gripping night of theatre these days.

Founded ninety years ago, the Harlem Globetrotters started off as a five person detail by founder Abe Saperstein. Originally the Savoy Big Five, the team quickly evolved and have now played over 20,000 games. 

Brighton Dome will mark International Women's Day 2017 with a specially selected series of performances and events, including a talk on ecofeminism by Germaine Greer.

Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History month takes place every February, and is an international observance of the collective history of the LGBT community, giving LGBT people all over the world the opportunity to commemorate and remember the bravery of those who campaigned and spoke out to help achieve the freedoms and equality we enjoy today.

Actor Shane Richie and leading television presenter Laura Whitmore will star in the next stage adaptation of multi-million selling Brighton-based author Peter James’ Not Dead Enough.

The hit musical comedy Sister Act is currently in residence at The Brighton Centre. Steph Keane dropped by the venue on the show's first night and was dazzled by both the cast and performance.

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