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Drawing on the rich history of the Charleston house and its occupants, this June to September outdoor programme brings Britain's leading artists, writers and thinkers on art, film, literature, music and society to Sussex.

A new visual arts programme will present ten diverse artists across two exhibitions and three venues as part of this year's Brighton Fringe, from 21st May to 25th July 2021. 

Born in the same year Brighton Festival began, the British and Ethiopian writer Lemn Sissay MBE, has launched Tell Me Something About Family
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As part of Brighton Festival, The Spire premieres a new commission by installation artist Abigail Conway. The Candle Project relaunches the venue's public programme, following a period of closure as a result of Covid-19 restrictions.
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The world premiere of sound artist Ray Lee's Points of Departure has opened at Shoreham Port as part of Brighton Festival's programme of outdoor events.

The debut Living Record Festival in January 2021 was a month-long digital arts festival of over forty-five original pieces from a range of art forms by independent companies and freelance artists. 
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Brighton Festival was officially opened today (Sat 1 May) by its guest director, the British and Ethiopian poet, playwright and broadcaster, Lemn Sissay MBE.  

After a 14 month hiatus, Komedia Brighton are returning with a six week-long socially distanced programme of comedy, music, kids shows and everything in between, from Saturday 22nd May 2021. 

Multi-award winning theatre ensemble Rhum and Clay are bringing their latest critically acclaimed production, The War Of The Worlds, to Worthing this May.

Glyndebourne Open House returns this summer with a series of free online streams of some of Glyndebourne's best-loved productions.

Having already inspired hundreds of children and young people to participate in music activities during lockdown through their Virtual Music Centre, Brighton Dome's music education service have launched a new series of online music courses, accessible for all ages and abilities.

Arriving on the scene in summer 2019, the Brighton Comedy Garden enjoyed a hugely successful first year with thousands of comedy fans flocking to the festival.

As Brighton and Hove bursts into life with festivals and events this May, arts organisation Carousel has much to celebrate. 

Two years ago Brighton Fringe was record-breaking with over 600,000 attendees, while 2020 saw the Festival explore digital performance for the first time. 

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