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British and Ethiopian poet, playwright, broadcaster and speaker, Lemn Sissay MBE has been announced as the twelfth Brighton Festival Guest Director, following in the footsteps of Rokia Traoré, David Shrigley, Kate Tempest and Laurie Anderson amongst others. by: Mike Cobley
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Komedia Brighton-bound Paul McCaffrey can still remember the first successful comedy routine he wrote, even though it was over a decade ago. “It was about cash machines and how frustrating it was when you were queuing to use one.”
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Romesh Ranganathan is Straight Outta Crawley, in West Sussex, and on his last nationwide tour, Irrational, he was pondering whether he has an irrational viewpoint on the world or whether that can be attributed to absolutely everyone else.
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There's a quiet softness to Celeste that makes you feel instantly relaxed by her presence. A softness that was recently picked-up upon by Paul Weller, following a recommendation by his daughter. 
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An iconic and influential figure with a career that spans almost forty years, Marc Almond has enjoyed a fresh renaissance in recent years. 
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Brighton Dome has accepted the donation of a new defibrillator to the Concert Hall. Mark and Nigel Atwell gave the life-saving device in memory of their late father, Trevor Atwell who regularly attended concerts at the venue. 

The London born, Brighton raised and BBC Sound 2019 nominated singer Grace Carter found through music the strength to speak out, to face down heartbreak and forge something transformative from the pain. 
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Shane Richie, who played Hugo/Loco Channelle in the West End earlier this year, is now gearing up to reprise the starring role in Everybody's Talking About Jamie, at Theatre Royal Brighton, next year. Below he chats about the role and much more ..

Jason Donovan is about to take his first steps in the role of producer, when the new production of Priscilla Queen of the Desert visits Theatre Royal Brighton, this month.

British-Nigerian producer Feranmi Oguns aka Fez and Brighton based songwriter Megan Lara Mae have been announced as the winners of the inaugural Drake YolanDa – British Producer and Songwriter Prize. 

London four-piece The Jacques have preceded their visit to Brighton Green Door Store, next March, with new single I Never Want To Be Your Boyfriend.
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The Love Supreme Jazz Festival will return to Glynde in East Sussex next summer with a programme that once again boasts some of the leading lights from the worlds of jazz, soul, pop and r&b.
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A new photography space in Brighton open twenty-four hours a day for passers-by to experience an installed artwork by emerging photographers - Fabrica's In Between Gallery - will display a work that addresses the conflict in the Middle East; it's memory, narrative and mythology. The exhibition opens today, Thursday 28 November.
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Each year, a number of bursaries are offered to new and returning participants, helping them to put on a Brighton Fringe event and launch their career in the arts.

Having just got off the road from supporting Pixies, The Big Moon will be heading to Brighton, early next year, in support of new album, Walking Like We Do.

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