Series of film screenings that explore the past, present and future of queer cinema, with attention to titles that encourage discourse. Each title presented as a special event, with introduction + post-film discussion where possible, with director/cast or with academics, or simply great fans of the work. At the Duke of York's Picturehouse and Dukes at Komedia, Brighton.
March 1-4, 2017, 7:30pm, at Theatre Royal Brighton. Stories of love and compassion, as death, in the form of the iconic “ghosts,” interrupts the daily lives of a series of ordinary people. Created as a response to political oppression in South America, it uses imagery from the Day of the Dead and bewitching traditional songs to create a moving, intensely human work.
May 5 - June 4, 2017. Committed to helping the arts flourish, completely open-access -anyone can put on a Brighton Fringe event- no selection criteria imposed. New and established performers try out new works and take risks. Also workshops, mentoring and bursary programs. Past year saw 787 events at 174 venues. Low price tickets at average cost of £8.80; over 150 free shows.
May 6-28, 2017, Annual celebration of music, theatre, dance, circus, art, film, literature, debate, outdoor + family events, in venues both familiar and unusual across Brighton/ Hove for 3 weeks in May. England's largest annual event of its kind attracts some of the best artists and companies, and most adventurous audiences, from the UK and the world. Guest Director TBA.
June 11, 2017, 8pm.Celebrity icon Pam Ann has developed cult-status with masterful portrayal of a brash hot mess of an Australian airhostess. As airports got bigger, so did her ego… and her mouth filthier. Her barbed wit has seen her fly many a risky route, negotiating the most politically incorrect flight paths, with blisteringly funny takes on the world of airlines and crews.
June 13-17, 2017, 7:45pm, Theatre Royal. Gilbert and Sullivan at the height of their creative genius, take us to the far away land of Titipu, where their penchant for poking fun at British Institutions combined with their inherent humour and timeless tunefulness make for, arguably, the most popular opera ever written.
June 15-18, 2017. Events typically include: Welcome Night and Cabaret, Picnic in Queen’s Park, Bear Party, dance party, Sunday Roast, Fur Foam Party - and more...
July 8-9, 2017 (TBC), annual free public event from 11am, at Stanmer Park near University of Sussex. World class flyers of all forms and shapes, from miniature single line kites through team displays. Food and drinks stalls on site. See website for more.
August 4-6, 2017, annual events include: Saturday Pride Parade. Preston Park events, entertainment, dance, cabaret, film, women's, youth + calabash tents, marketplace, food, fun fair, 3,000 capacity pop lovers tent, special guests, Wild Fruit Big Top Urban World, Bears tents, Women’s stage, entertainment acts, name DJs. See website:
August 5-6, 2017 (TBC), Brighton's legendary club night may return for another hot session of sexy PRIDE clubbing in the centre of Brighton’s gay village. DJs include international circuit stars and host. See their website for updates: