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Venue: St Nicholas Church
4-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, 31 May, 1-2 June 17:00 £7 (£3.50 children under 15) [1hr30mins]
Brighton's North Laine location away from the fashionable seafront, but adjacent to the commercial centre ensured it was a provider of manufactures and services to the Old Town. These patterns of trade and industry can still be discerned in the area with the former workers housing. We stroll this fascinating area, once industrial, now the heart of 'BoHo Chic' Brighton.
Company: Brighton Early Music Festival
Venue: St Bartholomew's Church
27 May 19:30 £12 (£10) [2hrs15mins]
400 years after his death, Carlo Gesualdo is still amazing people with the wondrous weirdness of his music. Bremf Consort of Voices, return to the gorgeous St Bart’s acoustics with a programme ranging from anguished madrigals to dramatic sacred music alongside works by some of his contemporaries. Yes, he murdered his wife and her lover!
Company: The Barking Cats!
Venue: St John’s College, Wolfson Theatre
22-23 May 13:00 £2.50 (£2) [1hr]
St John's College presents a disability rights performance which includes live music, poetry, creative movement and drama. The performance has been developed with the involvement and support of Mencap's 'Change Makers' project.
Company: Ghost Walk of the lanes
Venue: MEET: The Druid's Head
4, 7-11, 14-18, 21-25, 28-31 May, 1 June 19:30 £8 (£5, £20 Family ticket-2 adults/2 children) [1hr10mins]
A 70 minute walk around Brighton's most haunted quarter with either Silas, Ebenezer or Jasper, dressed in full Victorian attire. Discover the spectre of the old police cells, the wandering nun of Meeting House Lane, the hideous spectre of Old Steine, the amorous apparition and more... Suitable fo all age-ranges
Company: Splendid Fred Theatre
Venue: The Basement
30 May 19:30 £3 (£2) [1hr]
4 short plays from innovative new theatre company Splendid Fred. Previously performed to critical acclaim at Winchester Theatre Royal, these theatrical vignettes blend the complex themes of domestic abuse, post-traumatic-stress-disorder, racism, and violence, with dark comedy, satire, and the absurd.
Company: Three Girl Rumba
Venue: Komedia Studio
1 June 15:00 £10 (£8) [1hr30mins]
Eclectic electric eulogies carry a beat that fluctuates from a pulse to a flutter, from a tick to a tock. The haunting voices of coruscating choristers drift on a swell of intricate electronica, sweetened by a sigh of strings. All of this is back lit by a cinematic collage of dances to the music of time.
Company: Jay Collins
Venue: 8 Eastern Terrace Mews
Category: Visual Arts
4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 May 12:00 Free, non-ticketed [6hrs]
Jay Collins is an artist who captures rapidly disappearing parts of Brighton that can never return, ie the Diamond Marchant's House. As such these paintings are truly original. Like Hopper, Lowry and Piper her art is imbued with atmosphere and is rooted in the local environment.
Company: Lynn Ruth Miller
Venue: Latest Music Bar
4-6, 22-24 May 21:30 £10 (£8) [1hr]
Written and performed by Lynn Ruth Miller, directed by Bill Smith. Lynn Ruth Miller is approaching 80 and has pulled out all the stops with comedy & song that exposes aging for what it really is and it’s all good. The best is coming! “Fantastic routine!” (David Walliams)
Venue: The Brunswick
27 May 12:00 £5 (£3) 2 June 15:30 £5 (£3) [2hrs]
Young Brighton band 'grasshopper' (small ‘g’!) take over The Brunswick for two afternoons of surf-shoegaze-post-punk sounds. Featuring support from the toppermost of Brighton’s young indie/rock scene. 27th May (12-2) presents young punks 'AMI' and the inimitable "Aim Low", while 2nd June (3:30-5:30) showcases the edgy innovation of 'Blinder' and the elegant, layered sounds of 'Red Emperor'.
Company: Act Kids Theatre
Venue: Brighton and Hove High School
26 May 15:00 £7 (£5) 25-26 May 19:00 £7 (£5) [1hr30mins]
A Vibrant retelling of the Brothers Grimms Tales with a physical theatre flair that adds a new layer of wonder. Fugee - Kojo is 14 but no one believes him; he's just one of the unaccompanied minors arriving in London, abandoned on the streets of the UK.
Company: Helen Keen
Venue: Laughing Horse @ Caroline of Brunswick
26-27 May 18:00 £5 (£4.50) [1hr]
Award-winning comedian and creator of BBC Radio 4's 'It Is Rocket Science' returns to Brighton with a work in progress extravaganza of ideas. "Harnessing a sharp comedy sensibility to an arsenal of fascinating facts… a treat for anyone who matches a sense of humour with an inquiring mind" (The Guardian), "Quirky, offbeat, original... clearly someone to watch" (Sunday Times)
Company: Hosted by Hendrick’s Gin
Venue: Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge
24-27 May 12:00 Free, non-ticketed [11hrs]
If knowledge is the food of the soul, then let us FEAST! This travelling parlour of enlightenment combines exceptional experts & erudite amateurs in a fiesta of learning & fine cocktails. Prepare to be delighted by unusual characters, exquisite libations and wisdom of the most eye-opening variety in the decadent environs of Angel House.
Company: Hosted by Hendrick's Gin
One cannot nourish the mind without first nurturing the body. Surprise and delight your taste buds at Hendrick’s Carnival of Knowledge bar, where unusual characters, eye-opening wisdom and exquisite cocktails await the curiously-minded... Join us inside the opulent Angel House, be seated and enjoy luxuriant libations served to you by some of the world’s finest bartenders.
Category: Kids & Youth
25-26 May 14:00 £7 (£6) [1hr]
Hijack Family Fringe brings you the funniest stand-up comedians on the circuit, perfectly formed for the youngest comedy fans.Keep an eye on www.hijackhq.com to find out who'll be gracing Komedia's infamous comedy stage.
Company: Dukes @ Komedia
28, 30 May 14:00 £7 (£6) [2hrs]
Hijack Family Fringe invites children & their adults to Dukes @ Komedia to discover the brilliance of film outside the blockbuster classics. Screening two films and a talk or workshop we’ll whet your appetite to some unfamiliar independent family films or those resurrected from yesteryear. See www.hijackhq.com for further details.
29 May 12:00 £7 (£6) [4hrs]
Unplug your kids; Hijack Family Fringe goes digital! With help from Brighton’s most exciting creative technologists, Hijack Digital gives your kids the chance to discover the insides of technology. Digital specialists and children take over Komedia in a series of hands-on workshops.
Company: Petra Massey from Spymonkey
1-2 June 11:00, 14:30, 17:00 £7 (£6) [1hr]
Hijack Family Fringe infiltrates one of Brighton and Hove’s parks! From this secret location, join forces to build a den, interwoven with stories from Spymonkey’s Petra Massey. Created especially for the very first Hijack Family Fringe, this event will round off our week of adventures for children and families. Limited audience.
Company: Katrina Brown and Han Buhrs
31 May 11:00 £7 (£6) 31 May 14:00 £7 (£6) [1hr]
This one’s for 2-4year olds to Hijack!Ets-beest is a performance for and with an early-year’s audience. It takes place around and across a large sheet of paper and literally translates as ‘etching beast’.The show is a coming together of dance, drawing and music where the boundaries between the young audience and performers blur. See www.hijackhq.com for further details.
Company: Bootworks Theatre
Venue: Jubilee Library
25 - 26 May midday - 13:30 & 15:00 - 16:30. Performance every 6 minutes. £7
Hijack Family Fringe takes over Jubilee Library! Bootworks Theatre invites one child and accompanying adult on a whirlwind adventure with Henry. Henry loved books, but not like you and I love books. Henry loved to EAT books. This exciting theatre adaptation of Oliver Jeffers’ award-winning children’s book follows the story of a boy with a voracious appetite for books.
Company: Down Home
Venue: The Warren
27-29 May 19:30 £10 (£8.50) [1hr10mins]
Combining poetry, dance, and character monologue, Idana conveys a young Jewish-American woman’s struggle to understand her identity and the meaning of home through the lens of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Idana’s portrayal of 17 vibrant, diverse Americans, Palestinians and Israelis uncovers a new Middle East of grief, daily struggle, and humour. “A dramatic tour-de-force... not to be missed” (Hollywood Progressive)
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