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Credit Simon Annand

The experience of seeing actors live on stage is under threat during the present Covid restrictions. Simon Annand's Time To Act reminds us of what we are missing while theatres are closed. Through the eyes of this legendary photographer we observe how performers get ready to face their audiences.

Supporters of Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival have raised over £70,000 towards the crowdfunding campaign #BringBackBrightonDome.
Credit Andy Sturmey

Thanks to vital support from Arts Council England's (ACE) Culture Recovery Fund, Brighton Dome will be able to adapt its historic venue to comply with new regulations to allow live performances to commence again. 
David Shrigley Working In His Studio

Award-winning visual artist Morag Myerscough and cartoonist Steve Bell have contributed artwork in support of Brighton Dome's Crowdfunder campaign. 
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Brighton Fringe's Autumn Season has officially launched with more than fifty events taking place in a COVID-safe way at venues across the city as well as online.

Entrepreneurial theatre performers from Sussex could be among those to benefit from a much needed lifeline to artists whose careers have been left devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

A nationwide campaign has launched with forty theatres, including Brighton Dome, fundraising pages going live on day one and many more waiting in the wings. 

If Liverpudlian comedian John Bishop seems relaxed onstage that is because he is. Storytelling comes as naturally as taking a breath to this former semi-professional footballer.

In just one week Brighton Dome will be re-opening its doors for the first time since lockdown in a special partnership with social enterprise charity Team Domenica. 

Glyndebourne is extending its summer season of outdoor events, with an additional two weeks of open-air concerts and Open Gardens between 29th August and 13th September 2020.

Brighton Dome has partnered with Fane Online on a curated series of livestreamed events featuring celebrated authors, actors and podcasters direct to audiences in the comfort of their own home.

Romesh Ranganathan is Straight Outta Crawley, in West Sussex, and on his last nationwide tour, Irrational, he was pondering whether he has an irrational viewpoint on the world or whether that can be attributed to absolutely everyone else.

Following Brighton Festival's digital programme during lockdown, poet and author Lemn Sissay MBE has confirmed he will return as guest director in 2021. 

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