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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


The Modster

Theatre Royal Brighton has this week launched CollyFest, a month long programme of free events running in the theatre foyer and Colonnade Bar on New Road until 14th July.

After captivating audiences around the world, a new production of Nick Payne's award-winning play Constellations is set to take to the stage in Brighton.
Credit Hannah Bingham

Tapping into the sound of Piedmont Blues, culminating in a tribute to the soul of the South, country music's Adeem The Artist releases new album Anniversary - prior to a late summer date in Brighton.

The Love Supreme Jazz Festival - Europe's largest outdoor jazz festival – returns to Glynde Place in East Sussex from July 5th – 7th 2024.

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. 

Researchers from the University of Brighton are part of a trial underway in West Sussex to create the world's first hydrogen-powered crematorium.

In recent years Buzzcocks have regularly trod the hallowed boards of Concorde 2, Brighton. With that in mind, it's worth noting that Autonomy – Portrait of a Buzzcock, by Steve Diggle, is set to hit the book shelves in August
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.
Credit - John Swannell

Best-selling author and comedian Michael Palin will be live on stage at Theatre Royal Brighton, this September, as part of his There and Back - The Diary Tour.

With the third annual Brighton Book Festival getting underway this week the team has announced a brand new event and a free photography exhibition accessible to all. 
Credit Laura Lewis

Brighton Festival has announced Anoushka Shankar as next year's Guest Director. The Festival will take place from 3-25 May and is a celebration of music, theatre, dance, art, film, literature, debate, outdoor and community events in venues and locations across Brighton, Hove and Sussex.
Credit Ellie Kurttz

WOW - Women of the World is coming to Brighton this autumn with a brand new live series, The WOW Show with Jude Kelly
Credit: Matt Crockett

Star of TikTok Henry Rowley will arrive at The Old Market, in Hove, on Friday 15th November, displaying his knack for comedic timing and engaging storytelling.

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