Carole Britten with student Film-making City Achiever Amber Azzopardi

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival receive award from City College

Brighton Festival, News

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival was delighted to receive the Employer Contribution Award at City College Brighton and Hove’s recent City Achievers 2016 student awards ceremony.

The award was given for working in partnership with the college to provide film-making students with excellent hands-on experience of live streaming some of Brighton Dome’s most high-profile shows, particularly during the Festival.

Brighton Dome has been working with students from City College Brighton and Hove for the last four years, who have gained invaluable hands-on experience of working with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment.

The livestream selection has included high profile events such as Tim Crouch and Spymonkey’s re-enacting of every onstage death from the works of William Shakespeare in The Complete Deaths and the concert by Songlines Music Award winner Debashish Bhattacharya.

Carole Britten, Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival ‘s Director of Marketing says: “We are absolutely delighted to receive this award. It is a fantastically successful and important partnership for Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival – it delivers real results for us in terms of building new online audiences and it is great that it is being recognised by City College as being of real benefit and value to the Film and Creative Media students who’ve been involved in producing such high quality live streams of our performance events. I’m also extremely grateful to City College tutor Jim Lee who has put such a lot of effort and commitment into helping us deliver the partnership over the last four years we have been working together.”

City College Brighton and Hove CEO Nick Juba says, “The partnership that City College has established with Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival has been hugely beneficial to our students in recent years. It is providing them with the kind of hands-on industry skills that will be invaluable to them in the future. We really appreciate this partnership and feel this award was the perfect way to acknowledge it.”

Relive your favourite Brighton Festival 2016 events by watching the live streams here.