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Saturday 07 May 2022

Fringe City Comes To Brighton This Month With Six Days Of Free Outdoor Events

Get curious about England's largest arts festival, and explore Brighton Fringe's free, outdoor event on the city's New Road: Fringe City. 

Expect theatre, comedy, cabaret, circus, music, and dance on their outdoor stage from Brighton Fringe 2022 participants and explore everything the Fringe has to offer.

Fringe City will take place on Saturday 7, 14, 21 & 28 May, plus a bank holiday edition on 3 & 4 June, featuring a whole host of acts from events across Brighton Fringe: including circus, comedy, live music, cabaret and dance, running from 13:00 until 20:00. 

Tour the taps of our pop-up bar and enjoy offerings from some of Brighton's best street-food traders. 

Every weekend will showcase those performing at Brighton Fringe, swing by to get a taste of what's on and buy tickets from the pop-up box office. Fringe City itself is a non-ticketed, free event.

Each of the Fringe City events will host a variety of performances from Brighton Fringe participants as well as some familiar local faces. 

Brighton School of Samba will launch Fringe City on 7 May, the city's original Rio samba school, bringing a taste of the vibrant Rio Carnival to the streets of Brighton. 

That evening, English Disco Lovers take to the stage for some serious disco and dance music, remember: Don't hate, gyrate!

Later in the month, expect show-stopping circus theatre from FitUp Productions, who have wowed the Fringe City crowds in previous years adding joy and hilarity to the festival with their travelling pop up trailer stage. 

Brighton Fringe will also be hosting the Fringe Family Picnic at Pavilion Gardens for family-friendly fun. 

Enjoy a day out with the family at Pavilion Gardens for the Fringe Family Picnic on Saturday 7 May and 4 June from 12:00 until 16:00, for more family fun than you can shake a stick at. 

Expect family-friendly performances from a variety of events at Brighton Fringe 2022, games and activities suitable for all ages. 

To stay up to date with what's on at Fringe City and the Family Picnic, head to

by: Mike Cobley


Head First Acrobats return to the Brighton Fringe Festival with two spectacular shows, Railed for adults, and PreHysterical for children.

Hastings Fat Tuesday have teamed up with The Marina Fountain and The Prince Albert to bring Primal Scream to the White Rock Theatre for a special warm up show ahead of their Screamadelica live dates.

After collaborating with Noel Gallagher on the single Where's My Family Gone, Brighton-bound Andrew Cushin picked up the support of another iconic rock 'n' roller when Pete Doherty signed him to his Strap Originals label.

Building on the sample-based approach of their classic albums Since I Left You and Wildflower, but stepping boldly into new terrain, We Will Always Love You is the latest offering from Brighton-bound The Avalanches.
Credit Leigh Simpson

Barrie Kosky's highly anticipated new production of Poulenc's powerful opera Dialogues des Carmélites will premiere next summer at the 2023 Glyndebourne Festival. It was originally scheduled to appear at the event in 2020 before the season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tens of thousands of fans will unite in Brighton to watch the World Cup 2022 on huge anti-glare screens with a world-class sound system, food, drinks and a proper big game atmosphere. 

Actor Michelle Collins chats ahead of her starring role in the comedy thriller Cluedo, the new play, directed by Mark Bell (The Play That Goes Wrong), which visits Theatre Royal Brighton from Monday 13th to Saturday 18th June.
Credit Jim Stephenson

Syrian architects Marwa Al-Sabouni and Ghassan Jansiz will bring a unique architectural element to this year's Brighton Festival by building a temporary community arts venue on Hove seafront in the form of a traditional Arabic arcade.

Brighton-bound Canadian songwriter and musician Leith Ross shared their new single We'll Never Have Sex, alongside a self-directed and produced video, after finding viral fame. 
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Mercury Prize 2020 winning Kiwanuka looks inward and out, across widescreen sonic landscapes constructed in recording studios in London, Los Angeles and New York, and provides a showcase for the honey-poured mahogany of Michael Kiwanuka's voice.
Credit Summer Dean

Before Dylan Thomas drank himself to death at the tender age of 39, he and his wife Caitlin (née Macnamara) were the great lovers who boozed, binged and brawled their way through the bars of Britain in the 30s and 40s mixing with fellow artists and the bohemian in-crowd, living on tick, behaving scandalously and being forgiven. Their marriage was stormy, passionate and explosive.

Comedian Jason Byrne - who brings his new show to The Old Market, Hove, this October - has not only had his heart unblocked and been given a new lease of life, but his whole career has been unblocked too! 

The artist Maggi Hambling will present her first exhibition at Glyndebourne at the 2022 Glyndebourne Festival, with support from Marlborough Gallery.

Soulful Edinburgh-born newcomer Brooke Combe will be support for Miles Kane when he plays Concorde 2, Brighton, this week.

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