Four weeks of Festival and Fringe fun ahead in Brighton!

Four weeks of Festival and Fringe fun ahead!

Four weeks of Festival and Fringe fun ahead!

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BRIGHTON Festival and Fringe are back – with thousands of shows across the next four weeks.

There will be everything from dance and drama to comedy and classical music as the cream of artistic talent descend upon Brighton and Hove.

For a month the city will be taken over, with dozens of shows each day at venues across the city.

The Festival, which is this year guest directed by choreographer Hofesh Shechter, will feature a dance-influenced programme.

There will also be world-class theatre from the Globe Theatre with Much Ado About Nothing and Catch 22, music from the likes of Cat Power and Peaches, and an assortment of classical treats from the Brighton Festival Chorus and the Elias String Quartet.

It all begins this morning with the Children’s Festival (see page 12) and continues for the next three weeks with something for everyone each day.

The Fringe, meanwhile, will run for four weeks for the second year, in an attempt to attract families over the half-term holiday.

Billed as the biggest programme ever, there are more than 730 events and close to 3,500 performances staged across 200 venues.

This year sees the first ever WINDOW festival within the Fringe, which features carefully chosen shows by Arts Council England.

The much sought after performances will all be held across the first week.

There is also a strong focus on the First World War, with this year being the centenary of its outbreak.

As always there will be numerous impromptu and pop-up shows.

Julian Caddy, managing director of Brighton Fringe, said: “It is encouraging to see the continued confidence in Brighton Fringe being shown by participants and, judging from advance ticket sales, by audiences too.

“We have come a long way in only a few years and it’s our job to consolidate on this development to make a meaningful, long-term difference to the UK arts scene. The future is Fringe.”

The annual The Great Escape music festival takes place on |May 8-10, headlined by Kelis, |Wild Beasts and Example.

Hundreds of artists will also throw open their doors each weekend for the Artists Open Houses festival.

The month of events is estimated to attract hundreds of thousands of visitors to the city, pumping millions into the local economy.

For more details and to buy tickets, visit brightonfringe.org and brightonfestival.org.

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2:22pm Sat 3 May 14

From beer to uncertainty says...

Photo captions should read "council unveils multi-million pound transport prototypes as part of ongoing efforts to make life for residents even more miserable"?
Photo captions should read "council unveils multi-million pound transport prototypes as part of ongoing efforts to make life for residents even more miserable"? From beer to uncertainty
  • Score: 8

11:22pm Sat 3 May 14

john5001 says...

4 weeks of crap
4 weeks of crap john5001
  • Score: 0

9:26am Sun 4 May 14

NathanAdler says...

I have scanned the 150 events and can conclude that the ONLY thing my wife and I are interested in, is the ONLY thing that has sold out already - Emmy Lou Harris.

I have to agree wit the above, the content is the poorest I have ever seen - absolute leftwing garbage.

Like everything in this once great town. the vile Greens have ruined it all. Unless you are a one-armed, single parent, lesbian muslim mother trying to save the Armenian rainforest.
I have scanned the 150 events and can conclude that the ONLY thing my wife and I are interested in, is the ONLY thing that has sold out already - Emmy Lou Harris. I have to agree wit the above, the content is the poorest I have ever seen - absolute leftwing garbage. Like everything in this once great town. the vile Greens have ruined it all. Unless you are a one-armed, single parent, lesbian muslim mother trying to save the Armenian rainforest. NathanAdler
  • Score: -9

11:43am Sun 4 May 14

shining star says...

Once again the "OH How Wonderful" to an idiot dressed up in some ridiculous outfit and calling themselves a work of art brigade, move into town for a take over. AAAAARGH and before I get the chant of " Dont like it -Then Move you misery", begins, I can't afford to or shouldn't have to, I was here since birth, You Move!!!!! and take all the pathetic newcomer creatures with you.
Once again the "OH How Wonderful" to an idiot dressed up in some ridiculous outfit and calling themselves a work of art brigade, move into town for a take over. AAAAARGH and before I get the chant of " Dont like it -Then Move you misery", begins, I can't afford to or shouldn't have to, I was here since birth, You Move!!!!! and take all the pathetic newcomer creatures with you. shining star
  • Score: -6

8:14am Mon 5 May 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

Emmylou Harris is a well known political activist who supports feminist events, landmine charities and in her early career the anti Vietnam war campaign.
Nathan, it seems you have left wing tendencies and haven't realised.
Emmylou Harris is a well known political activist who supports feminist events, landmine charities and in her early career the anti Vietnam war campaign. Nathan, it seems you have left wing tendencies and haven't realised. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 11

10:41pm Mon 5 May 14

letthemin says...

NathanAdler wrote:
I have scanned the 150 events and can conclude that the ONLY thing my wife and I are interested in, is the ONLY thing that has sold out already - Emmy Lou Harris.

I have to agree wit the above, the content is the poorest I have ever seen - absolute leftwing garbage.

Like everything in this once great town. the vile Greens have ruined it all. Unless you are a one-armed, single parent, lesbian muslim mother trying to save the Armenian rainforest.
Nathan - As a married, heterosexual, agnostic white male with a wood burning stove that i can load with either arm i was quite looking forward to this. Looks like i'm going to be dissapointed now :-(
[quote][p][bold]NathanAdler[/bold] wrote: I have scanned the 150 events and can conclude that the ONLY thing my wife and I are interested in, is the ONLY thing that has sold out already - Emmy Lou Harris. I have to agree wit the above, the content is the poorest I have ever seen - absolute leftwing garbage. Like everything in this once great town. the vile Greens have ruined it all. Unless you are a one-armed, single parent, lesbian muslim mother trying to save the Armenian rainforest.[/p][/quote]Nathan - As a married, heterosexual, agnostic white male with a wood burning stove that i can load with either arm i was quite looking forward to this. Looks like i'm going to be dissapointed now :-( letthemin
  • Score: 3

10:53pm Mon 5 May 14

greeg2 says...

letthemin wrote:
NathanAdler wrote:
I have scanned the 150 events and can conclude that the ONLY thing my wife and I are interested in, is the ONLY thing that has sold out already - Emmy Lou Harris.

I have to agree wit the above, the content is the poorest I have ever seen - absolute leftwing garbage.

Like everything in this once great town. the vile Greens have ruined it all. Unless you are a one-armed, single parent, lesbian muslim mother trying to save the Armenian rainforest.
Nathan - As a married, heterosexual, agnostic white male with a wood burning stove that i can load with either arm i was quite looking forward to this. Looks like i'm going to be dissapointed now :-(
"Nathan - As a married, heterosexual, agnostic white male with a wood burning stove that i can load with either arm i was quite looking forward to this. Looks like i'm going to be dissapointed now"
Glad to see you didn't use spellchecker
[quote][p][bold]letthemin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NathanAdler[/bold] wrote: I have scanned the 150 events and can conclude that the ONLY thing my wife and I are interested in, is the ONLY thing that has sold out already - Emmy Lou Harris. I have to agree wit the above, the content is the poorest I have ever seen - absolute leftwing garbage. Like everything in this once great town. the vile Greens have ruined it all. Unless you are a one-armed, single parent, lesbian muslim mother trying to save the Armenian rainforest.[/p][/quote]Nathan - As a married, heterosexual, agnostic white male with a wood burning stove that i can load with either arm i was quite looking forward to this. Looks like i'm going to be dissapointed now :-([/p][/quote]"Nathan - As a married, heterosexual, agnostic white male with a wood burning stove that i can load with either arm i was quite looking forward to this. Looks like i'm going to be dissapointed now" Glad to see you didn't use spellchecker greeg2
  • Score: -4

12:13am Tue 6 May 14

letthemin says...

greeg2 wrote:
letthemin wrote:
NathanAdler wrote:
I have scanned the 150 events and can conclude that the ONLY thing my wife and I are interested in, is the ONLY thing that has sold out already - Emmy Lou Harris.

I have to agree wit the above, the content is the poorest I have ever seen - absolute leftwing garbage.

Like everything in this once great town. the vile Greens have ruined it all. Unless you are a one-armed, single parent, lesbian muslim mother trying to save the Armenian rainforest.
Nathan - As a married, heterosexual, agnostic white male with a wood burning stove that i can load with either arm i was quite looking forward to this. Looks like i'm going to be dissapointed now :-(
"Nathan - As a married, heterosexual, agnostic white male with a wood burning stove that i can load with either arm i was quite looking forward to this. Looks like i'm going to be dissapointed now"
Glad to see you didn't use spellchecker
Rather use two s's intead of two p's than be a homophobic, racist. sexist fcukwit.
[quote][p][bold]greeg2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]letthemin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NathanAdler[/bold] wrote: I have scanned the 150 events and can conclude that the ONLY thing my wife and I are interested in, is the ONLY thing that has sold out already - Emmy Lou Harris. I have to agree wit the above, the content is the poorest I have ever seen - absolute leftwing garbage. Like everything in this once great town. the vile Greens have ruined it all. Unless you are a one-armed, single parent, lesbian muslim mother trying to save the Armenian rainforest.[/p][/quote]Nathan - As a married, heterosexual, agnostic white male with a wood burning stove that i can load with either arm i was quite looking forward to this. Looks like i'm going to be dissapointed now :-([/p][/quote]"Nathan - As a married, heterosexual, agnostic white male with a wood burning stove that i can load with either arm i was quite looking forward to this. Looks like i'm going to be dissapointed now" Glad to see you didn't use spellchecker[/p][/quote]Rather use two s's intead of two p's than be a homophobic, racist. sexist fcukwit. letthemin
  • Score: 3

3:12pm Tue 6 May 14

Minion says...

shining star wrote:
Once again the "OH How Wonderful" to an idiot dressed up in some ridiculous outfit and calling themselves a work of art brigade, move into town for a take over. AAAAARGH and before I get the chant of " Dont like it -Then Move you misery", begins, I can't afford to or shouldn't have to, I was here since birth, You Move!!!!! and take all the pathetic newcomer creatures with you.
The festival has been running since 1967... have you been complaining about it yet refusing to move, for almost half a century?
[quote][p][bold]shining star[/bold] wrote: Once again the "OH How Wonderful" to an idiot dressed up in some ridiculous outfit and calling themselves a work of art brigade, move into town for a take over. AAAAARGH and before I get the chant of " Dont like it -Then Move you misery", begins, I can't afford to or shouldn't have to, I was here since birth, You Move!!!!! and take all the pathetic newcomer creatures with you.[/p][/quote]The festival has been running since 1967... have you been complaining about it yet refusing to move, for almost half a century? Minion
  • Score: 0

6:57am Wed 7 May 14

craig44 says...

Well for real artist like myself who lives here, its 4 weeks that I would rather not live here. Many years ago I was one of a few that tuck over what was the old argus building and set up what now is the fringe brighton does nothing for the real artists t and musicans that live here and in this period is taken over by mainly visiting artists who get a grant of some kind or backing from a private company to make a PILE OF TRASH
Well for real artist like myself who lives here, its 4 weeks that I would rather not live here. Many years ago I was one of a few that tuck over what was the old argus building and set up what now is the fringe brighton does nothing for the real artists t and musicans that live here and in this period is taken over by mainly visiting artists who get a grant of some kind or backing from a private company to make a PILE OF TRASH craig44
  • Score: 0

5:33pm Wed 7 May 14

greeg2 says...

craig44 wrote:
Well for real artist like myself who lives here, its 4 weeks that I would rather not live here. Many years ago I was one of a few that tuck over what was the old argus building and set up what now is the fringe brighton does nothing for the real artists t and musicans that live here and in this period is taken over by mainly visiting artists who get a grant of some kind or backing from a private company to make a PILE OF TRASH
" PILE OF TRASH" is what most artists produce and you know it.That's why they're so many of yous are on the dole !
[quote][p][bold]craig44[/bold] wrote: Well for real artist like myself who lives here, its 4 weeks that I would rather not live here. Many years ago I was one of a few that tuck over what was the old argus building and set up what now is the fringe brighton does nothing for the real artists t and musicans that live here and in this period is taken over by mainly visiting artists who get a grant of some kind or backing from a private company to make a PILE OF TRASH[/p][/quote]" PILE OF TRASH" is what most artists produce and you know it.That's why they're so many of yous are on the dole ! greeg2
  • Score: 0

5:34pm Wed 7 May 14

greeg2 says...

greeg2 wrote:
craig44 wrote:
Well for real artist like myself who lives here, its 4 weeks that I would rather not live here. Many years ago I was one of a few that tuck over what was the old argus building and set up what now is the fringe brighton does nothing for the real artists t and musicans that live here and in this period is taken over by mainly visiting artists who get a grant of some kind or backing from a private company to make a PILE OF TRASH
" PILE OF TRASH" is what most artists produce and you know it.That's why they're so many of yous are on the dole !
That's why they're so many of yous on the dole !
[quote][p][bold]greeg2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]craig44[/bold] wrote: Well for real artist like myself who lives here, its 4 weeks that I would rather not live here. Many years ago I was one of a few that tuck over what was the old argus building and set up what now is the fringe brighton does nothing for the real artists t and musicans that live here and in this period is taken over by mainly visiting artists who get a grant of some kind or backing from a private company to make a PILE OF TRASH[/p][/quote]" PILE OF TRASH" is what most artists produce and you know it.That's why they're so many of yous are on the dole ![/p][/quote]That's why they're so many of yous on the dole ! greeg2
  • Score: 0

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