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Wednesday 31 January 2024

Reigning Women Season: Multi-Genre Programme Aims To Celebrate Women In Arts & Culture @ The Old Market In Hove

Independent grassroots venue The Old Market (TOM) is close to the opening of its new Reigning Women season, with the news accompanied by a trailer filmed in Brighton and Hove.
Credit: Paul Winter

The trailer was shot at the venue and various locations around the city, including Brighton Pavilion and the beach underneath Brighton Pier at sunrise. 

Directed by Paul Winter and produced by TOM, the film features artists who are all based in the city and who are performing as part of the season - Naomi Wood, Scarlett Fae, Rosy Carrick, AFLO. The Poet, Mana Dance and Jenny Foulds. It is set to a poem written and performed by Jenny Foulds called This Woman Is.

TOM's Reigning Women season is a multi-genre programme that aims to celebrate the women in the Arts and Culture industry and beyond. 

Running from February 2024, the new programme includes performances by all the artists in the trailer as well as appearances by performers including poet Hollie McNish and comedian Jen Brister.

The season has acted as a platform for both established and emerging artists, with performances in previous years by the likes of musicians Alice Russell and Halina Rice, and comedians including Lou Sanders and Kiri Pritchard-McLean.

Helen Jewell, Creative Director of The Old Market, said:

"We are absolutely buzzing for our brand-new Reigning Women season! It's going to be a jubilant celebration of the wonderfully talented artists based in Brighton and Hove. 

"We want to say a huge thank you to Paul Winter and his team for donating their time and expertise to the cause, and we look forward to welcoming you all to our Reigning Women season soon."

To view the full event listings and to book, visit or call the TOM box office on 01273 201801.

by: Mike Cobley


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