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Tuesday 24 May 2022

Brighton Fringe Goes Global With Award-Winning Performances & Workshops During Dutch Season

Brighton Fringe is a celebration of arts not only from the UK, but from across the globe. This week, from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th May, you can catch some award-winning performances and workshops from Amsterdam Fringe exclusively in Brighton. 

Winners of Best of Fringe Amsterdam, mime duo DeRonde/Deroo bring After The Echo to The Old Market, Hove, exploring the struggle and the beauty of melancholy in this award-winning, visually stunning physical performance. 

Set in a dark and windy winter dreamscape, this physical theatre piece takes you on a surrealist journey punctuated by explosions of colour and warmth: a blood-and-thunder pop ballad in a red sequin dress, a roadside encounter with a golden stag, two lost souls in a storm longing for a Brazilian beach. 

Up-and-coming Dutch performance artist Sofie Kramer explores the thin line between violence and the erotic in her new solo performance, A Pole Tragedy. 

Armed with a dancing pole and the famous tragedy 'Iphigenia in Aulis' by Euripides, she searches for female autonomy and physical self-determination in a male-dominated society. 

A Pole Tragedy is the second part of the Taboo Trilogy, a series of solo performances in which Kramer uses personal experiences to address existential themes surrounded with taboo: death, sexuality and birth. 

Her first solo performance, They Never Promised You a Rose Garden, about the death of her mother, was profiled in Theaterkrant (the leading theatre magazine of The Netherlands) as one of the best shows of the theatre season, and Kramer herself as one of the most promising new theatre-makers. 

You can also join Sofie for Release the Heat: Sensual Body Awareness Workshop, in which the physical performer and pole dancer will take you on a journey to connect to your sensual side and sink deeper into your body. Catch both the performance and the workshop at The Old Market, Hove this May.

Inspired by a true story, AM I A ROBOT?* invites you to encounter SOPHIA in this funny, uncomfortable, provoking piece of theatre at The Old Market, Hove. 

She is a social humanoid robot that was activated on February 14, 2016, and is the first robot to receive citizenship in any country. AM I A ROBOT?* is a documentary show on the edge: an inappropriate circus demonstration to question our capability and capacity for empathy and explore our repetitive failure to recognise the rights of what is perceived as otherness. 

Experience intimate storytelling performance, Biopower, which unveils the most beautiful moments and darker struggles of a relationship. 

While two storytellers act out the ideal couple, their relationship on stage is strongly tested. 

Sophie is a lawyer with never-ending insomnia and Francesco is a Tinder addict who lost his erection, the couple travels to India to find a cure but what they find instead is a miracle. Discover Biopower this May at The Old Market, Hove. 

Through a journey of dance, text and puppetry comes Finding Grace, a brand new dance-theatre performance, created by award-winning, international theatre-maker Ester Natzijl. 

Experience a tragi-comic tale about an existential self-styled guru who thinks they can lead humanity to salvation as they will prove that Grace is hidden in the example of the marionette. 

Catch this tribute to the powers of perseverance, imagination and belief at Brighton Spiegeltent and The Old Market, Hove. 

With the objective to cross the inner ear sound barrier, to expose the noise/the music that is hidden inside our machine, K&A bring MINUS 9 to complete this year's Dutch Season at Sweet @ The Welly.

From the outside, all seems to be silent, from the inside the first blast of the universe is making a big band. 

MINUS 9 is a tailor-made performance that is created for each single audience member. 

It is a solo performance, made by and for the audience's ear. In MINUS 9 the boundaries between musician and audience, between music and ritual, silence and sound, drumming and dreaming are broken down. 

Tickets are now on sale for over 700 events for this year's Brighton Fringe, including all performances and workshops in the Dutch Season via 

by: Mike Cobley


This Is The Modern World is the largest ever exhibition of memorabilia from The Jam And The Style Council, plus, talks, live concerts, film screenings and much more to be explored from 29th July - 29th August 2022 all under one roof in Valley Gardens, Brighton. 

Largely overlooked in his lifetime, Bill Lynch was a painter of exceptional power and talent, whose work ranging across time and cultures continues to speak to us about the power of the past in the present moment. 

Made in the show of the introspection, loss and fear of lockdown, Älskar, the new album from Brighton-bound Nina Nesbitt, celebrates life in all of its complexities as well as love in every form imaginable.

DJ and broadcaster Pete Tong has announced special guest vocalists Becky Hill and Beverley Knight will be joining Ibiza Classics this November, at the Brighton Centre. 
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Refugee photographers will challenge stereotypes about people seeking safety in an exhibition opening in Brighton this week.  

UEFA Women's Euro 2022 is set for a big welcome from Brighton & Hove, with a new city welcome sign installed in preparation for Austria, England and Norway's visit to the South Coast.

People with severe mental illness in Sussex have been given a musical masterclass in the art of being a DJ, courtesy of Fatboy Slim and Brighton based DJs Audio Anonymous/Atomic Drop.
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Brighton Comedy Garden will next week feature the masterful Simon Amstell, British Comedy Award winner Stewart Lee, podcaster Adam Buxton, Dylan Moran, multi award-winning Sara Pascoe, Taskmaster's Phil Wangand many more performing at the open-air shows in Preston Park.
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Nat Reeves' Gratitude is a powerful collection of abstract works, created with the purpose of cutting through the chaos of the world in which we live to offer the viewer a space to focus on the positive.
Sussex author Hannah Peckham

Visitors to Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens can meet Sussex author Hannah Peckham for the launch of her latest children's book Conker and the Monkey Trap.
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Every once in a while, a record comes along seemingly from nowhere that is so perfectly formed it almost beggars belief. Honeycomb by Oisin Mod is precisely one of those records. 

The Saltdean Jazz Band (SJB) – a community organisation for amateur musicians wanting to play big band music – is seeking someone who would like to learn the trombone for free lessons.

Brighton-based singer-songwriter Jack Valero's debut single makes a big statement for a debut artist as he weaves conversational lyricism that possesses an understated witty streak alongside spirited folk-rock instrumentation and a knack for timeless British pop songwriting. 

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