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Tuesday 28 November 2023

Brighton Aids Memorial Statue Creator & Designer Romany Mark Bruce Is Set To Release New Book & 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 Rachel Sherlock

Known affectionately by her followers as 'That French TikTok Lady'- Tatty Macleod  will be bringing her debut hour Fugue, to Brighton. early next year.

Following a successful Edinburgh Fringe run, comedian, author and anaesthetist, Ed Patrick embarks on a debut tour that will bring him to Komedia Brighton, next Spring.

Following the successful return of the Youth Races in 2023, the race team at the Brighton Half Marathon have announced that their Youth Races will again be returning in 2024, with entries open now.

One of comedy's greatest talents Catherine Bohart will bring Again, With Feelings - Catherine's twisted second coming of age saga - to The Forge Comedy Club, in Brighton, next Spring.

A major new project that explores the cultural impact of UK independent record stores that specialised in Black music from 1950 onwards, has been launched.

Get to shout out “RHLSTP!” like a proper cool kid as the multi-award-winning and perennially popular live podcast interview series in which comedian Richard Herring chats with some of the biggest names in comedy and entertainment, visits Komedia Brighton next February.  
Credit: Paul Winter

Independent grassroots venue The Old Market (TOM) has today announced its brand new Reigning Women season in 2024, with the announcement accompanied by a trailer that was filmed in Brighton and Hove.

A new winter light experience in Brighton comes to Stanmer Park in December.

Twelve Angry Men is playing Theatre Royal Brighton, until Saturday,  with Dallas star Patrick Duffy among its big-name cast. Below he chats about the play and his role 

Food waste charity FareShare Sussex & Surrey has launched an urgent appeal as it gears up for its busiest winter yet, with demand for food expected to hit record levels this year.
Credit: Phoebe Fox

Yard Act will release new album Where My Utopia? prior to a live date at Brighton Dome, early next year. 
Credit: Robert Piwko

Leading actor of stage and screen Teresa Banham (Royal Shakespeare Company) is set to join the  music and theatre company The Telling at St Anne's Church, Lewes, on Sunday 26th November with Vision, by acclaimed playwright/singer Clare Norburn and BAFTA-nominated director Nicholas Renton (Mrs Gaskells’ Wives & Daughters, Lewis, Musketeers).

The Winter Artists Open Houses returns for 2023 with over sixty houses to explore across Brighton & Hove this festive season. 

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