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Service of Compassion at Brighton Dome Will Remember Lives Lost to the Coronavirus Pandemic


To honour the people of Brighton & Hove and in memory of the lives lost to the coronavirus pandemic, Brighton Dome is taking part in A Day of Compassion, a city-wide initiative organised by the Interfaith Contact Group, which serves as Chaplain to the Mayor. A Service of Compassion will be held in the venue on Sunday 17 October and is open to all communities to reflect, remember and share their stories.

Overseen by Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Alan Robins, the service will feature music, uplifting messages, films and recitals. Brighton Dome’s Foyer will also be open from 11am to 2pm as a Place for Reflection, with stalls by some of the charities and services that have supported the city through these difficult times.

Elsewhere across the city, the Unitarian Church will host a ‘death café’ and a performance by acclaimed choir Companion Voices and at Fabrica there will be a workshop on bereavement for families. The Friends’ Meeting House will provide a space for calm, peace and contemplation, with a room set aside for meditations, alongside an exhibition of artworks and words reflecting on the pandemic. And in Jubilee Library, an exhibition of photography and poetry created over the last 18 months will be on display from 11 to 24 October, with a book of condolence available for members of the public to sign.

A Place for Reflection takes place in Brighton Dome Foyer from 11am-2pm and is free to attend with no pre-booking required.

Tickets for the Service of Compassion at 4pm are free but must be booked in advance via the event page or from our Ticket Office.

Visitors should follow our Covid safety guidance before attending.