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Brighton's White Night replaced by "fund your own festival"

This year’s White Night will be replaced with an event funded by the public.

The popular festival was postponed due to a lack of funds after it stopped receiving cash from the European Union.

The event, which has run for four years, featured free late-night arts and events at various locations across Brighton and Hove.

It cost about £100,000 to put on but was estimated to contribute £1m to the local economy.

But a crowd-source funded event, called the Drawing Circus, looks set to replace it.

Crowd-sourcing sees an event ask people, often through social media, to donate money so it can go ahead.

On November 3, from 6pm to midnight, The Drawing Circus will take over the entire Old Market with theatrical figure drawing, complete with a huge fairy-tale themed set and more than a dozen life models.

Organiser Jake Spicer said: “Run by the people for the people, this event promises to be an exciting alternative to White Night. On the night, people will be able to sketch their way through a living fairy tale, as the Old Market is transformed into an imaginarium of delight.”

For more information about The Drawing Circus, visit draw-brighton.co.uk.

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9:07am Wed 10 Oct 12

BURIRAM says...

Another non event
Another non event BURIRAM
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10:32am Wed 10 Oct 12

Camel54 says...

BURIRAM wrote:
Another non event
1. its costing you nothing

2. If you want to do something else, organise it.

I always enjoyed the White Night. Its a shame it's not taking place, but it should placate the UKIP brigade who complain about the EU spending money. Even though the money generates a great deal more.
[quote][p][bold]BURIRAM[/bold] wrote: Another non event[/p][/quote]1. its costing you nothing 2. If you want to do something else, organise it. I always enjoyed the White Night. Its a shame it's not taking place, but it should placate the UKIP brigade who complain about the EU spending money. Even though the money generates a great deal more. Camel54
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11:13am Wed 10 Oct 12

Phani Tikkala says...

White Knight contributed £1m to the local economy??

That sounds like complete cobblers.
White Knight contributed £1m to the local economy?? That sounds like complete cobblers. Phani Tikkala
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11:21am Wed 10 Oct 12

bug eye says...

having been to white night last year it was just an excuse for a big booze up for students and drop outs, pavillion gardens and the steine were a no go and a mess that would have assume cost a fortune to clear up. it was a shame because a lot of good events were put on but it was spoilt by the usual idiots, and I would not have gone this year for that reason. however this event sounds intersting and hope its not taken over by the fools. if it is paid for by public/personal money then maybe people will respect the event a bit more.
having been to white night last year it was just an excuse for a big booze up for students and drop outs, pavillion gardens and the steine were a no go and a mess that would have assume cost a fortune to clear up. it was a shame because a lot of good events were put on but it was spoilt by the usual idiots, and I would not have gone this year for that reason. however this event sounds intersting and hope its not taken over by the fools. if it is paid for by public/personal money then maybe people will respect the event a bit more. bug eye
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