AN ARTS and heritage programme has been launched across the city in celebration of the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 tournament.

The programme is taking place across the nine host cities – including Brighton and Hove.

Aiming to reveal untold stories of women’s football, it will include photography competitions, exhibitions and training courses.

Former Brighton and Hove Albion player and first female member of the FA Council Julie Hemsley said: “It has been a joy to work with everyone involved in delivering the arts and heritage programme.

“It has reunited many of us players for the first time in decades and it has been a delight to share our stories and memories.

“The programme reveals the importance of each past and current player and the growth of the women’s game.”

Among the activities is an exhibition at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, which will spotlight the experiences of local footballers through portraits, objects and stories.

A fan photography competition is also part of the programme.

Amateur and student photographers are invited to enter their top five images from the tournament, with up to 30 people with a chance of their images to be included in an online exhibition and be archived at the National Football Museum.

The programme is funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England.

Other events in Brighton include:

  • Goal Power! Women’s Football 1894-2022 exhibition at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery from June 18 – September 25
  • The Supercompensation Cycle by Emma Smith, on view on July 14 - (installation only)
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Fan Party on July 11