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Saturday 02 December 2023

Brighton Aids Memorial Statue Creator and Designer Romany Mark Bruce Is Set To Release New Book and Works

Next year promises the release of new works from Brighton artist Romany Mark Bruce, creator and designer of Brighton & Hove's  Aids memorial statue TAY. 
Credit: Romany Mark Bruce

With World Aids Day on 1st December, TAY has become one of Brighton's most iconic pieces.

Romany describes himself as 'the sculptor who paints'. His career has spanned from originally training as a lawyer, specialising in brain injury to today where as a professional artist, this background still has enormous influence over his subject matter and thought processes. 

Romany is a fascinating man with a natural talent and his forthcoming bookSculpting Colour, exhibitions and events are much anticipated.

His obsession with the brain, the body and how the muscles work has had a huge influence on Bruce's figurative abstract impressionist pieces, both in art and sculpture.

Romany's latest works display his detailed focus with abstract expressionism as well as the powerful impact of colour in art. 

With a distinctive style and talent that has attracted art critics throughout the world, Romany's artistic influence continues to develop with ongoing projects. 

His art was also chosen to feature across Paris for the Paris Metropolitan Exhibition. / 
Early 2024 promises more exciting releases from Romany, including a painting to be auctioned for the Francesco Foundation and the publication of his art book, entitled Sculpting Colour.

by: Mike Cobley


Credit: Finian Reece-Thomas

Planning permission to create a world-class arts, education and cultural centre in the unique landscape of the South Downs National Park has been granted. It is expected work will begin on the centre at Black Robin Farm in 2024.
Credit: Grace Lau

This April marks the last chance to see Turner Prize 2023, at Towner Eastbourne and a range of exhibitions, events and outdoor installations for Eastbourne Alive.

Artist's Open Houses returns this May, with venues across Brighton & Hove opening their doors and welcoming visitors to explore a variety of arts and crafts. 

After spending late last year amping up anticipation for the March release of their second album Otherness, Ferris & Sylvester use early 2024 to unveil new single Rain, and a series of dates that will bring them to Komedia Brighton, in February.

In line with the general election set to take place later this year, the iconic podcast series The Rest Is Politics is taking to the live stage at The Brighton Centre for The Election Tour

Brighton Festival, the largest annual curated multi-arts festival in England, has revealed its programme for 2024.
Credit:Wilian Aguiar

Brighton Dome audiences can look forward to some Brazilian sunshine this month when São Paulo Dance Company tours the UK and Ireland for the first time.

Oska Bright Film Festival is back in Brighton  celebrating its 11th year, showcasing bold and boundary-breaking stories from learning disabled filmmakers from across the globe. 

Charleston in Lewes, in partnership with Lewes District Council, is preparing to open its second season with new exhibitions, a larger programme of free activities for local families and schools, and new initiatives that will improve access for members of the community.

Following sold-out shows at the 2023 Fringe, Northern scamp Paddy Young's debut UK tour - which brings him to Komedia Brighton in March - mixes his charismatic, cult leader vibe with the inevitable reality that underneath it all he is hungry, horny and scared (aren't we all?). 
Credit: Darren Andrews

It's been four years since the world heard any new music from Brighton-bound psych-punk-power duo, The Lovely Eggs

This year's 34th annual Rubix VT Brighton Half Marathon returns to Brighton seafront on Sunday 25th February 2024 and will be started by Welsh rugby legend Gareth Thomas CBE.

University of Brighton has secured funding of £325k to support its research into the health impacts of climate change – including longer, hotter summers in the UK – on vulnerable groups. 
Credit: Andrea C White

Author, comedian and Terry Pratchett fan, Marc Burrows invites fellow fans to Komedia Brighton to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the landmark comic fantasy Discworld series with his The Magic of Terry Pratchett tribute.

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