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Fela Kuti in Brighton: the Afrobeat pioneer’s connection to the city

16 Sep 2019

Fela Kuti was a legendary Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer, composer, musician and political activist. His parents sent him to London in 1958 hoping that he would study medicine and become a doctor. Instead, Kuti decided to study music and composition at Trinity College London. In an interview in Songlines, his son Femi recalls…
Photo of the chandelier in Brighton Dome

Brighton Dome opens its doors to the past with heritage events

13 Sep 2019

Brighton Dome is inviting visitors to travel back in time to discover the building’s fascinating history at a series of events starting this autumn. From housing the Price Regent’s horses to sheltering wounded soldiers; roller-skating Victorians to ABBA winning Eurovision, Brighton Dome has seen some unexpected moments…
Brighton Dome Chandelier

Mr Brighton – Fighting the Fascists at Brighton Dome

13 Sep 2019

As part of the Heritage Open Day 2019 theme, People Power, we’re highlighting communities, groups and individuals who have affected positive change and made an impact on Brighton Dome’s history.Known as ‘Mr. Brighton’, Lewis Cohen was a Socialist Mayor of Brighton and was elevated to the peerage in 1966. Cohen…

Get to know: Performance Poet Francesca Beard

11 Sep 2019

This October, we present spoken word showcase Trope in partnership with leading spoken word and poetry organisation Apple and Snakes. Headlining Trope is Francesca Beard, a London-based performance poet who has been called 'The Queen of British performance poetry'. We catch up with Francesca to find out…
Race Horse Company Super Sunday at Brighton Dome

What's on this Christmas at Brighton Dome

9 Sep 2019

Spreading Christmas cheer with an unmissable line-up of events, ‘tis certainly the season to be jolly as Brighton Dome brings circus, dance, film, storytelling, comedy, carol singing and more to get everyone into the festive spirit.Love Actually in ConcertThu 28 NovRomcom fans will be in for a treat with holiday favourite,…

East Sussex Music to join Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival’s music education service

4 Sep 2019

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival (BDBF) has announced it will manage East Sussex Music (ESM) service and will be lead partner for the East Sussex Music Education Hub. ESM provides music lessons and activities for over 7000 children and young people in East Sussex.The partnership is part of BDBF’s commitment…
David Bowie at Brighton Dome, 23 May 1973, Photographer unknown, Saler Photographic

Rare photographs of David Bowie go on display at Brighton Dome’s Heritage Open Day

3 Sep 2019

As part of Heritage Open Day on Sat 14 Sep, newly acquired photographs of David Bowie performing at Brighton Dome will go on display in the venue for the first time. The images were originally taken at Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust concert on 23 May 1973 by an unknown photographer from the Evening Argus and Saler Photographic,…

Introducing: Drag Queen Story Time

2 Sep 2019

Drag Queen Aida H Dee joins us on Tue 29 Oct to make fairy tales come to life.  With a burst of energy and a unique look, Aida has been delighting children across the country with her high energy, high fashion shows and her wonderful approach to reading your favourite stories. Drag Queen Story Time aims…
History & Heritage

From Horrible Histories to Famous Faces Discover Brighton Dome’s Fascinating Heritage Facts

1 Sep 2019

This Autumn, Brighton Dome is celebrating its 216-year long history at open days, in talks, tours and other heritage events. Learn more about the venue through ten fascinating facts below before coming along to events this season to hear the full stories.When it was first built in 1806, the Brighton Dome roof was constructed…