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In 2015 Lamb Comedy gambolled into Brighton Fringe with a packed programme ofcomedy shows, ranging from the wryly observational and off-the-wall to the daring and the futuristic.

For more than twenty years Ross Noble has been the king of spontaneous stand-up,almost constantly touring, and he's busier now than ever. 

Drawn from her own personal experiences with mental health and institutionalisation,writer Karis Halsall has created Hysterical, a show that explores the question of whether it's actually possible to be 'well' in our society, surrounded by never ending pressures and the need to achieve and please.


The Brighton Festival offers up a genuine treat when the godfather of alternative comedy, Alexei Sayle, pays the city a visit to discuss his career, from Marxist art-school student to star of The Comic Strip and The Young Ones. 

Brighton’s Big Screen returns this June with a line-up of blockbuster and classic moviesplus live coverage of the European Championship football from France..

A recent study by Tenovus Cancer Care and the Royal College of Music has proven thatsinging in a choir for just one hour boosts levels of immune proteins, reduces stress and improves mood, which in turn can have a positive impact on overall health. 

He is best known for playing socially inappropriate and hopeless-in-love anti-heroes. From Gary Strang in Men Behaving Badly to the eponymous lead in Doc Martin . The real Martin Clunes however, is far more charming and lucky in love…

Set to feature at this year's Brighton Festival is a major new commission inspired by the untold story of the hundreds of thousands of men who travelled from India to fight for the Allies in the First World War. 

A Room With Your Views invites anyone around the world to film a short clip of either their curtains or blinds opening to reveal a view from their window.

From slicing open a shark's belly in Jaws , to chasing UFO's in Close Encounters of the Third Kind, actor Richard Dreyfuss, 68, made a big splash in the 70’s and won an Oscar for his role in romantic comedy The Goodbye Girl .

Could there ever be another Joan Rivers? The self-anointed Queen Of Comedy left a huge comedic gap when she passed away in 2014. But out with the old and in with the new .. all hail the woman of the momentKatherine Ryan.

Taking on the role of Meryl Grove, eldest daughter of Chief of staff Mr Grove (played by Tom Goodman-Hill), in hit ITV period drama Mr Selfridge, bright, young newcomer Lottie Tolhurst tells us what we can expect from her precocious character and reveals her dream roles.

Hove Grown, a new performing arts festival for writers and performers within the city of Brighton & Hove, is set to reshape the live performance landscape when it launches on Friday 18th to Sunday 27th March 2016.
Pic By Tom Oldham

The full programme for the 50th Brighton Festival (7-29 May 2016) - the largest and most established curated annual multi-arts festival in England - has been unveiled with experimental artist and musician Laurie Anderson as Guest Director.

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