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Monday 15 April 2024

Without Walls Will Be Making Work In Public Spaces Accessible For Audiences @ Brighton Festival 2024

Touring across England this summer, Without Walls, who continue their commitment to making work in public spaces accessible for audiences, will visit the city as part of this May's Brighton Festival.
Credit: David,Pickens

Hear the true story of a family who lost their amusement arcade to coastal erosion in Island Storm from Baileys Original Seaside Imaginarium as stunt clowns entertain audiences while encouraging them to engage with some of the biggest issues we face today. 

This production will be performed at Brighton Festival

The electric Head Over Wheels bring Anchored in Air, re-evaluating traditional circus while incorporating accessibility. 

Celebrating individuality with performers at the top of their game, this large-scale performance fuses aerial, dance, live music, theatrical and integrated audio 
three description. 

This production will be performed at Brighton Festival

Inspirate encourage audiences to think big with Ancient Giants, as the dramatic tale of Hanuman and Ravana is brought to life with 12-foot puppets, built by Mr Cleaver's Monsters and choreographed by Chirag Lukha, with dance, martial arts and storytelling. 

This multigenerational South Asian epic interacts with audiences and takes them on a journey through Shanti's imagination to bring to life this ancient story. 

This production will also be performed at Brighton Festival.

Explore what happens when two unwritten languages meet in Patois, the brand-new piece from British-Caribbean choreographer Jeanefer Jean-Charles MBE (London 2012 Olympic Opening  Ceremony, the Queen"s Platinum Jubilee Pageant). 

Blending traditional Caribbean choreography with contemporary dance and an original music score, this  piece touches on universal experiences of identity, reawakening cultures, stories and generations of the past. 

This production will be performed at Brighton Festival.

Bespoke to each location it is performed at, Perhaps Contraption will delight audiences with The Journey

Featuring a nine-piece brass band and visual vernacular performer Zoe McWhinney (RED, Polka Theatre; Everyday, New Diorama), this accessible promenade performance's three act structure allows audiences to be transported by a completely new score, as they form a community coming together to travel and explore. 

This production will feature at Brighton Festival

Grab a cup of tea, put on a pair of headphones and listen to a wealth of stories from your local area, as Variable Matter make the world feel a little bit closer with World Kiosk. 

An installation full of the stories and histories of where people are from, each location will be different with four bespoke local tales from local people, allowing audiences to connect with their local community 
in a new way. 

With video design complementing the aural element, this installation is an opportunity to experience magic in every day. 

This production will be performed at Brighton Festival.

For more information and tickets visit

by: Mike Cobley


Credit Andy Sturmey

In the late 80s Manchester briefly became Madchester, writes Beat The Clock record shop owner, Stuart Avis. Spearheading the movement were the Happy Mondays, who headlined Brighton Dome Concert Hall, on Sunday, bringing with them friendly rivals Inspiral Carpets and London's boat-missers, Stereo MCs.

Following a record number of visitors last year, Foodies Festival returns to Preston Park, Brighton, from 4th – 6th May 2024, with new features and a star-studded line-up of celebrity chefs and chart-topping acts, including: Scouting For Girls, Sister Sledge and the Symphonic Ibiza Orchestra with live vocals and DJ.

In Brighton crime writer Kim Donovan and forensic psychologist Dr Gemma Graham will share expert insights on the mystery of true crime stories and how to write them.
Credit: Steve Ullathorne

Comedian Ashley Blaker has six children, three of whom have a Special Education Needs (SEN) diagnosis. 

At Komedia Brighton, this May, John Robb will be discussing everything from  recently released book The Art Of Darkness - The History of Goth to his experience being the first person to interview Nirvana, his coining of the term 'Britpop' and his adventures on the post-punk frontline.

Iceland's biggest stand up comedian (and first-ever Netflix star) Ari Eldjárn comes to Komedia Brighton, this April, as part of his debut UK tour Return of the Icelandic.

University of Brighton student, Lewis Heap, is one of an elite few picked from 22 countries to attend the advanced cyber security training programme in Belgium.
Walk Safe Founder Emma Kay

A partnership between personal safety app WalkSafe and Admiral has proved vital in safeguarding women in Brighton and now women in the area are being urged to download the free app and use the Safe Spaces initiative. 
Credit: Brighton Book Festival

The Brighton Book Festival, which runs for a five-days in June, will be held at Brighton University for the second year running.
Credit: Strat Mastoris

Five modern schoolgirls struggle to solve a mystery from 1900 - of the disappearance of four girls and their teacher on a school trip in the Australian outback. 
Credit: Darina

At this moment in time for Brighton-bound Another Sky, there are maybe three certainties in this life: death, taxes, and rage. White-hot rage that takes you inwards, deeper into yourself, your fears, all the hidden truths you desperately tried to keep quiet while finding yourself. 

In Her Hands, the community interest company dedicated to empowering women and marginalised gender identities through carpentry, woodwork, DIY, and building skills, has announced the launch of its corporate and team-building workshops.

Irish rock duo Dea Matrona will play the Hope & Ruin, Brighton, prior to the release of their debut album, For Your Sins. The announcement comes hand-in-hand with the release of brand new single, Stuck on You

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