Make like a Mod or roll like a Rocker? A brief history of the cultural clash that took the 1960s by storm

29 Jul 2014

With Duckie polishing their Lambrettas, donning their Parkas and ensuring their leather jackets are correctly studded, we thought we’d turn our attention to Mods and Rockers before Duckie arrives in town for Brighton Pride this weekend. See our handy How to Dress Like a Mod or Rocker Guide to get…

In conversation with... Carrie Tree

29 Jul 2014

Having supported the likes of Damien Rice, Fink, Duke Special, Rumer, Carly Simon, Ben Taylor and Martha Tilston, Sussex-based singer songwriter Carrie Tree has been a well-known name on the UK alternative / green festival scene for several years playing regularly at festivals like Glastonbury, Sunrise, Shambala and Buddhafields.…

Duckie: Mods Versus Rockers Interview

15 Jul 2014

We spent some time with Duckie co-founder Simon Casson to see what these brilliant purveyors of mischief, music, dance and performance had in store for their upcoming trip to Brighton for Pride and their latest clubbing extraganza.So just what is Duckie: Mods versus Rockers? Is it a club? Is it a contest? Is…
Brighton & Sussex Medical School

How local businesses support Brighton Festival - part 1

8 Jul 2014

As a charity we work with a number of local businesses who support our work year round which includes the delivery of the Brighton Festival each May. Sponsoring a show is one way businesses can help and for this year’s festival we worked closely with a range of organisations: Brighton & Sussex Medical School…
Hofesh Shechter

How local businesses support Brighton Festival - part 2

7 Jul 2014

DMH Stallard A large law firm with offices across the South East, they have been a loyal and steady supporter for many years. Each festival they choose to support an event from the books & debate programme and this year they sponsored David McCandless, Information is Beautiful. They also like to host a reception…

Umbrella Club

6 Jul 2014

The Umbrella Club is a membership club for children and young people with life- limiting conditions.The scheme was piloted recently with support from the American Express Foundation. The main objective is to offer access to the arts through the provision of free tickets to a live performance and participation in the arts…

Miss Represented

6 Jul 2014

Miss Represented is a unique arts programme working with vulnerable young women within the Criminal Justice System in Brighton & Hove. We featured this project in the autumn newsletter last year so this is an update from Rebecca Fidler, who is leading the project. Following a fantastic exhibition from the Miss Represented…


5 Jul 2014

New festival initiative - Collidescope During Brighton Festival this year we launched a pilot engagement project for artists and creators to intensively engage with the festival programme. Titled Collidescope, the initiative enabled a selection of artists to attend a wide range of shows and events in the festival. They…

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival retains Arts Council NPO funding

2 Jul 2014

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival is pleased to be confirmed as a continuing part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio for 2015-2018. Funding has been maintained at current levels during the period, equating to £1,149,921 per yearAs custodians of the Grade 1 Listed Brighton Dome at the cultural heart of…