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Monday 15 April 2024

Without Walls Will Be Making Work In Public Spaces Accessible For Audiences @ Brighton Festival 2024

Touring across England this summer, Without Walls, who continue their commitment to making work in public spaces accessible for audiences, will visit the city as part of this May's Brighton Festival.
Credit: David,Pickens

Hear the true story of a family who lost their amusement arcade to coastal erosion in Island Storm from Baileys Original Seaside Imaginarium as stunt clowns entertain audiences while encouraging them to engage with some of the biggest issues we face today. 

This production will be performed at Brighton Festival

The electric Head Over Wheels bring Anchored in Air, re-evaluating traditional circus while incorporating accessibility. 

Celebrating individuality with performers at the top of their game, this large-scale performance fuses aerial, dance, live music, theatrical and integrated audio 
three description. 

This production will be performed at Brighton Festival

Inspirate encourage audiences to think big with Ancient Giants, as the dramatic tale of Hanuman and Ravana is brought to life with 12-foot puppets, built by Mr Cleaver's Monsters and choreographed by Chirag Lukha, with dance, martial arts and storytelling. 

This multigenerational South Asian epic interacts with audiences and takes them on a journey through Shanti's imagination to bring to life this ancient story. 

This production will also be performed at Brighton Festival.

Explore what happens when two unwritten languages meet in Patois, the brand-new piece from British-Caribbean choreographer Jeanefer Jean-Charles MBE (London 2012 Olympic Opening  Ceremony, the Queen"s Platinum Jubilee Pageant). 

Blending traditional Caribbean choreography with contemporary dance and an original music score, this  piece touches on universal experiences of identity, reawakening cultures, stories and generations of the past. 

This production will be performed at Brighton Festival.

Bespoke to each location it is performed at, Perhaps Contraption will delight audiences with The Journey

Featuring a nine-piece brass band and visual vernacular performer Zoe McWhinney (RED, Polka Theatre; Everyday, New Diorama), this accessible promenade performance's three act structure allows audiences to be transported by a completely new score, as they form a community coming together to travel and explore. 

This production will feature at Brighton Festival

Grab a cup of tea, put on a pair of headphones and listen to a wealth of stories from your local area, as Variable Matter make the world feel a little bit closer with World Kiosk. 

An installation full of the stories and histories of where people are from, each location will be different with four bespoke local tales from local people, allowing audiences to connect with their local community 
in a new way. 

With video design complementing the aural element, this installation is an opportunity to experience magic in every day. 

This production will be performed at Brighton Festival.

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by: Mike Cobley


Art on the Streets, a documentary co-created by University of Brighton design historian Dr. Harriet Atkinson will be shown as part of Tate Britain's upcoming exhibition, Artists International – The First Decade. 

Hove-bound Blancmange's story is one of two distinct chapters. In the early 80s they infused the emergent synth-pop scene with oblique lyrics, wry British humour and occasionally tabla-tinged sonics, an unlikely mix which saw them soar into the Top 10 singles chart.

The NSPCC is calling on people across Sussex to sign up to the fifth Angel's Abseil, taking place on Sunday, 23rd June 2024.
Credit: Brighton Book Festival

The Brighton Book Festival, which runs for five-days in June, will be held at Brighton University for the second year running.

A multi-million-pound project to restore the colonnade and balcony of the Grade II listed Theatre Royal Brighton reaches completion this week. 
Credit Jo Charlesworth

With over fifty speakers, Charleston's annual summer highlight Festival of the Garden brings together garden designers, horticulturalists, artists, activists, ecologists, writers and musicians to disentangle our complex relationship with the land. 
Credit: Clive Flint

Create Music, in partnership with West Sussex Music, have been appointed by Arts Council England to deliver music education across Sussex as part of the newly formed Sussex Music Hub.

Comedian Paul Whitehouse is to reprise his West End starring role at Brighton Dome, in December, as the lovable Grandad in the hit show Only Fools and Horses The Musical.

A new musical version of Dodie Smith's classic book 101 Dalmatians will visit Theatre Royal Brighton for Christmas 2024, from Tuesday 17th December 2024 to Sunday 5th January 2025, as part of a major new UK Tour.
Credit Claire Leach

Circus performers arrived in Brighton to promote Brighton Festival's Carnesky's Showwomxn Sideshow Spectacular, an upcoming outdoor event which celebrates the forgotten women of circus and the city's history of seaside variety.

LGBTQ+ historian Alf Le Flohic unearths forgotten stories of a gay B&B, a zoo bar, and a legendary farm disco in a talk for Chichester Pride. 
Credit Conrad Shawcross

New images of a solo exhibition by British artist and sculptor Conrad Shawcross at Glyndebourne Festival 2024 have been released. The exhibition opened on the first day of the annual summer opera festival, which marks its 90th anniversary in 2024. 
Credit: Tony Briggs

Cop-turned-comedian Alfie Moore, star of his hit BBC Radio 4 comedy series, It's a Fair Cop, brings his stand-up tour show A Face for Radio to Hove's The Old Market, this June.

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