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Bridget Christie will be headlining a host of female comedians to raise money and awareness for two Sussex women's charities (Rise and Survivors' Network) as part of a global Sixteen Days campaign to end violence against women. 

Storymaker, playwright and performer, Michael Morpurgo's work reaches across the arts. It's a career that's been recognised with the author receiving the J M Barrie Award for his contribution to children literature.

From rising homelessness to the increasing reliance of residents on food banks, a new show from a recently formed local company Brighton People's Theatre, Tighten Our Belts,takes as its subject the significant cost of austerity for people living and working in the city. 

The theme for the Brighton Festival 2017 Children's Parade, which will take place on Saturday 6th May 2017, is Poetry in Motion.

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. 
Image By Hugo Glendinning & Tim Etchells

Sheffield-based, international award winning theatre company Forced Entertainment bring the UK premiere of Real Magic to the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA), Brighton, on 10th and 11th November 2016.

Stagetext, the leading captioning charity for the arts and cultural sectors, will host its second Captioning Awareness Week from 14tht o 19th November 2016.

How do you condense a lengthy book into two hours of drama, especially when the book is well-known and loved and different audience members will have their own expectations… in this case, very well. 

In what will be Brighton's largest ever such gathering, sixty local poets – from established national figures to first-time writers, including refugee poets – are staging a relay-style poetry reading in the heart of the city to raise £20,000 for refugees. 

The Passion of Remembrance, the 1986 groundbreaking feature film by Isaac Julien & Maureen Blackwood that defined the Black experience in the UK, is to be screened at Brighton's Duke of York's. 
Photo By James Bellorini

In 2015 William Rennie, 26, originally from Cardiff, and Darwin Prakash, 23, from Delhi in India, were participants of Glyndebourne Academy, based in Sussex, a talent development project for outstanding young singers who face barriers to following a standard path towards music college or a professional singing career.

Nina Conti whipped out her monkey early. It's a puppet and she used it to get to know that evening's Brighton Dome audience. It's a clever trick from a genius act as it's also a way for Nina to identify who,. later in the act, is going to be chosen to don one of her famous ventriloquist masks.

Antarctica is the coldest, windiest, driest place in the world. Most of the continent is covered by ice over a mile thick, wind speeds can reach 199 miles per hour, temperatures can fall as low as -89.2 °C and even the Sahara desert gets more rain.  

Billy Connolly continues to defy his recent double-diagnosis of Parkinson's disease and prostate cancer by announcing an autumn arena tour, which brings him to Brighton in November.

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