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Theatre Company Successfully Use Pleasefund.Us To Bring Their Production To Brighton Fringe

London based 8fold theatre company are presenting their new play, The Door, at this year's Brighton Fringe thanks to a successful campaign with online crowdfunding site PleaseFund.Us.

by: Mike Cobley
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To celebrate the publication of volume three of his Diaries, Travelling to Work 1988-1998, acclaimed actor, writer and comedian Michael Palin, has announced his first ever one-man stage tour, which will visit Brighton this autumn.

The show will see Palin looking back at twenty-five years of exploring the world and nearly fifty years in radio, television, books... more >>

Brighton & Hove is to be officially designated a Film Friendly City in recognition of the growing importance of the city as a film and television location, and a centre for creative talent and film related businesses.

Councillor Bill Randall, from Brighton & Hove City Council, and Kaye Elliott,  Head of Production Services at Creative Eng... more >>

Many, like me, at the Brighton Centre last night (24th March 2014), had been waiting months for showtime to come around. Comedian Russell Howard was a hot ticket, but surely it's impossible for a young(ish) comedian to transfer from the intimacy of the small screen to satisfying the collective expectations of almost 5,000 punters?

The ever youthful thirty-four year old is best known for his TV show Russell Howard's Good News; as well as his high profile appearances o... more >>

Way Back is a daring new comedy set on Beachy Head, near Brighton, sensitively exploring the taboo themes of suicide, existential crises and disabled toilets. 

Beachy Head is a notorious suicide spot, the third most popular in the world ("Terrible, isn't it? Only third.")! 

Brighton will get an exclusive preview of an exciting and ground breaking new dance performance this week (20 March) when a new show comes to the city as part of Sick Festival.

Falling in Love with Frida by Caroline Bowditch is an intimate and exciting performance that explores the life, love, and legacy of... more >>

Glyndebourne, in Sussex, has launched a national art competition inviting talented and aspiring young artists to design the cover of its 2014 Tour Programme. 

The winning artist will see their artwork grace the cover of 10,000 copies of the Glyndebourne Tour Programme and be commerc... more >>

Awarding winning American poet, and former University of Sussex student, Loren Kleinman is coming home to Brighton on her UK tour to launch her latest collection of poetry, The Dark Cave Between My Ribs.

Loren was keen to come to back to Brighton where she studied as soon as the opportunity arose: 

With three new productions, a new head chef and an eagerly anticipated new Music Director, 2014 will see Glyndebourne Festival celebrate 80 years as one of Europe's most beloved cultural attractions.

Glyndebourne has been staging opera in the heart of the South Downs since 1934 after John Christie built an opera house for ... more >>

South East Dance's latest application to Arts Council England towards developing The Dance Space has been successful, meaning their vision to create an internationally recognised centre for choreographic research, creation and engagement in Brighton, one of the UK's most creative cities, is on track to becoming a reality.

The Dance Space, due to open in 2017, will be a home for dance, connecting professional artists to local communities. 

Brighton Fringe, the largest mixed arts festival in England, has launched its 2014 programme online, detailing hundreds of events that will be on across the entire city during the month of May. 
Running from 3 May to 1 June, there are 720 events confirmed so far at 186 different venues and spaces.  

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