In Pictures: Early birds head to Royal Pavilion Gardens for Yoga and Tai Chi as part of Brighton Dome’s Rise and Shine

Early risers stretched into gear with Brighton Dome’s Rise and Shine, two free early morning sessions of meditative movement and music in the Royal Pavilion Gardens. With the sun rising behind the Royal Pavilion as backdrop, the Indian and Chinese decorative and architectural influences of the Estate were enjoyed and enhanced.

On Sunday 3 September at 7am creative coach, yoga and meditation teacher, DJ, and writer Dionne, led an hour of feel-good creative yoga, set to live Indian classical music from Pete Yelding on sitar, while on Monday 4 September at 7am internationally renowned pipa (Chinese Lute) and guqin (seven-stringed zither) virtuoso, scholar and specialist in Chinese music, Cheng Yu, created a meditative ambience as Simon & Cher Robins led a Tai Chi class.

Inspired by its rich history and heritage, these events are part of the first phase of our ambitious vision to restore and reunite the historic Royal Pavilion Estate at the heart of the city, alongside a major refurbishment of our nationally-important Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre. This part of the project involves the creation of new interpretation and activities that will help tell the history of the site and aims to reveal inspirational stories, unfold layers of history, thought and knowledge and help more people learn, understand and care about the Estate and its history.

To find out more about how our development plans are progressing, visit the Our Future section of our website.