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Company: Zion Dance Company
Venue: The Lectern
4-7, 22-25, 29-31 May, 1 June 20:00 £8 (£5) [1hr]
Zion Dance Company (ZDC) is not your mother’s dance company. Premiering three pieces of fresh dance-theater that inspire and surprise. A 55 minute evening of exhilarating dance-theater, dichotomy between ferocity and vulnerability, wildness and refinement, ZDC takes traditional dance expectations and slaps them in the face. These fearless dance artists grab tight and do not let go.
Company: Aperol Spritz
Venue: Aperol Spritz Social
Mon - Weds 4pm - Midnight. Thursdays: 4pm - 2am Sundays: Midday - Midnight Friday & Saturdays: Midday - 2am Free, non ticketed
Find our bar and boutique stage at The Famous Spiegel Garden where a daily performance space will be on offer for all.Follow @aperolspritzUK for more information on how to apply and audition #321SpritzStageAfternoon & evening slots available.
Company: University of Brighton
Venue: Mayfield House Room M129
29 May 18:00 Free, non-ticketed [1hr15mins]
Professor Ian Parker, co-director of Discourse Unit, will present ‘Neo-liberalism and the Strong State in Higher Education: Psychology today’. The university as an institution has been subject to neo-liberal reforms, with an intensification of surveillance and control and an intensification of interest in individual subjectivity. Quantity and quality in the service of power: welcome to the ‘change agenda’.
Company: Lose Nose Puppets
Venue: The Warren
Category: Kids & Youth
1-2 June 11:30 £8 (£6) 1-2 June 14:00 £8 (£6) [40mins]
Brand new show from the makers of 'Shoe Baby' with breathtaking puppets, so enchanting that everyone will want to sail away with Arthur in his dream boat! "...takes the time to remind us of the richness of imagination- the joy of immersing in innocent fantasy." (The Argus)"You're a beautiful, important part of my daughter's childhood. Thank you." (Kay Walton)
Company: Brash Brackenfield
Venue: The Cabin
28 May 19:30 £6.50 (£4.50) [3hrs]
Take one enlightened rap poet artist and all round freedom guy, put him in a sauna live on stage, turn up the heat, bring in the audience, cue the action! It's hot, it's hip, it's a happening. A lyrical journey of pure delight. Better come prepared to be inspired!(Towel not required.)
Company: Hosted by The Idler Academy
Venue: Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge
25 May 13:30 Free, ticketed [2hrs30mins]
No question is too big (or too small) for philosophy teacher, psychotherapist and ex-priest Dr Mark Vernon. Like a modern day Socrates, he will be ready and waiting to chat through any questions you might care to ask.
Company: Baby Loves Disco UK Ltd
Venue: Audio / Above Audio
6 May 12:00 £8 27 May 13:00 £8 6, 27 May 15:00 £8 [2hrs]
May Bank Holidays just got funkier! Brighton’s coolest cocktail bar transformed into childproof space with club DJs spinning retro disco and current pop tunes for parents with kids (0-7 years). The fun spills out onto the glorious seafront sundeck, there's free mini cocktails/mocktails for those in tropical fancy dress, facepainting and LOTS more inc gourmet BBQ with free kids' hotdogs.
Company: Music at St Michael's
Venue: St Michael & All Angels Church
25 May 19:30 £10 (£8) [2hrs]
The wonderful cellist Pavlos Carvalho treats us once again to two evenings of Bach & an opportunity to hear Bach's complete solo suites for violoncello. This evening we will hear the ever popular & magical first cello suite in G, followed by the dramatic D minor suite & then the joyous suite in D major. True mastery.
26 May 19:30 £10 (£8) [2hrs]
Brilliant young cellist Pavlos Carvalho continues his survey of Bach's mesmerising solo cello suites. This evening's concert includes the suites in C & C minor along with the warm & lyrical suite in E flat. Sumptuous music in sumptuous surroundings.
Company: Rachel Fryer - Piano
Venue: Friends' Meeting House
25 May 15:00 £10 (£7) [2hrs]
Following last year's memorable performance, popular local pianist Rachel Fryer is providing another opportunity to hear Bach’s extraordinary Goldberg Variations in their entirety, as made famous by Glenn Gould. Full of contrast, the Variations last 80 minutes.
Venue: The Hove Bank
26 May 19:30 £10 (£7) [2hrs15mins]
The Hove Bank presents Blue Café Jazz! Magdalena Reising, singer, harpist and songwriter sings and plays beautiful music that couples unforgettable, haunting vocals with a dynamic, sophisticated folk and contemporary jazz feel, accompanied by piano (Terry Seabrook) and double bass (Steve Thompson). “Glorious, subtle, magic power…” (New York Review)
Company: Brighton Rep Theatre
Venue: Brighton Rep Theatre at The Globe
25 May, 1 June 15:00 £7 4-5, 14, 18, 23, 30 May, 2 June 19:00 £7 10 May 20:30 £7 [1hr30mins]
The victim of a joke, a chance encounter with another side of life, revenge, spite. What would make a perfectly ordinary human being commit an act of unspeakable evil? Neil Labute tells stories of seemingly harmless, ordinary people pushed to extraordinary acts by chance encounters with what life has to offer. What will life push you to do?
Company: Hosted by The Enlightenment Café
26 May 21:00 free, non-ticketed [1hr]
Inspired by their day at the Institute of Dreams, the award winning BattleActs! (Independent on Saturday's Top Ten Comedy Show) will split into two teams of fearless improvisers to amuse and amaze. Known for sell-out shows at Edinburgh Festival, BattleActs! have been spotted at The Accidental Festival, The Old Vic Tunnels, The Dogstar and the Comedy Store.Tickets include one delightful cocktail.
Company: Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Venue: Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital
Category: Visual Arts
4-31 May, 2 June 09:00 Free, non-ticketed [9hrs]
An average of two children in every classroom are affected by asthma. A child’s genetics can decide how effective their medicine is and the search is on for the right matches. This art/science exhibition by BSMS students and artists explores personalised medicine, genetics, asthma, and child heath; investigating new research that demonstrates how genetics impacts the effectiveness of medicine.
Company: Touched Theatre & Friends
Venue: The Old Market
26 May 20:00 £12 (£10) [2hrs30mins]
Think you know puppetry? Think again! Brighton’s sell-out puppetry night for grown-ups showcases a dazzling array of acts; inspiring theatre, magical creatures, bizarre new worlds, cabaret, comedy and craft. A unique chance to enjoy Brighton’s amazing makers, performers and writers in theatre’s hottest and most adventurous art form. “All the makings of a cult hit” (The Argus), **** (Latest 7)
Company: Something Underground Theatre Company
Venue: Old Police Cells Museum
11, 18, 25 May 16:00 £10 (£8) 9-10, 16-17, 23-24 May 18:30 £10 (£8) [1hr]
Rachel Guershon performs this gritty and powerful one-woman show about Betsy, an unapologetic 1800s Brighton whore, and her journey from rescued female penitent, through concubine to The Powerful, to her final sufferance of a sea-change. Prequel to 'The Well' (also showing in Brighton Fringe this year). Written and directed by Jonathan Brown,(Winner, Best New Play, Brighton Fringe 2012).
Company: Fourword Productions
Venue: Marlborough Theatre
23-27 May 21:00 £8.50 (£6.50) [1hr]
Lost somewhere between love and lust; a man, a boy, a couple, a teacher and his student. Three separate, yet suggestively interlinked, stories explore how love can transcend sexual boundaries. “Between is very engaging, fast paced and SEXY... theatre that explores aspects of male sexuality rarely seen so honestly.”
Company: Cuckoo Bang Productions
Venue: The Old Courtroom
30-31 May, 1-2 June 18:00 £8 (£7) [1hr]
It's just good to know who you've got living under your roof isn't it? Charlie, an anxiety ridden twenty something, meets Ed, his socially awkward live-in landlord in a damp North London flat. Just how much can they both tolerate before one of them snaps? A new one act dark comedy from Chris Mayo.
Company: Brighton Youth Arts Festival
Venue: Brighton Youth Centre
25-30 May, 1-2 June 14:00 Free, non-ticketed [7hrs]
Showcasing young talent from across Brighton and Hove with guests from across the UK including live music, theatre, dance, workshops, exhibitions and installations.
Company: NoFit State
Venue: NoFit State Big Top
18, 25, 27 May, 1 June 14:30 £18 (£14, £48 Family) 19, 26 May, 2 June 15:00 £18 (£14, £48 Family) 14-18, 22-25, 27, 29-31 May, 1 June 19:30 £18 (£14, £48 Family) [2hrs]
Award-winning circus company NoFit State return to Brighton following hit success with Tabu in 2009 and Barricade in 2012. Bianco is an immersive promenade experience that takes place above, behind and around a standing audience. With a pounding soundtrack performed by a live band, this is an all-consuming theatrical experience blending jaw-dropping technical skill with untamed elegance and subversive edge.
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