Brighton: Symphony of a City with Voyage to the Moon

Brighton: Symphony of a City with Voyage to the Moon

This cinematic portrait of Brighton, in all its bohemian, and campaigning glory, darts between past present and is set to a sumptuous orchestral score. 'Father Neptune' is dunked in a raucous 1951 ritual, 1930s marchers celebrate the Soviet Union... 

Of Heart and Homeland

Of Heart and Homeland

'Of Heart and Homeland' is an exploration of the nationalist musical movement at the beginning of the 19th Century. Emerging composers began to want to define their homelands through music... 

Music for Meditation

Music for Meditation

A unique blend of meditation and music performance to enlighten the soul and lift your spirit! Come and experience a mix of live Eastern and Western vibrational music to help bring you effortlessly into the bliss... 

Stabat Mater

Stabat Mater

We are delighted to bring alive this exquisite masterpiece for all music lovers. Composed in 1736 by Pergolesi, in the final weeks of his life, this sentimental and highly ornamented 'Stabat Mater' is performed by Timi Mohai (soprano), Jean-Pierre Brzechwa (countertenor) and Joe Ward (pianist)... 

If I Catch Alphonso, Tonight!

If I Catch Alphonso, Tonight!

If I Catch Alphonso, Tonight! Billy Merson took London Music Halls by storm in1909. The following year he wrote 'The Spaniard that Blighted my Life' to sing in pantomime at Brighton's Theatre Royal... 

Sing for Better Health!

Sing for Better Health!

Come and discover the joy of singing together with the Brighton & Hove 'Sing For Better Health!' groups! All welcome, no need for any singing ability, just join in! We will combine easy to learn breathing, voice and posture exercises, and sing songs together... 

Yoga for all!

Yoga for all!

Come and enjoy the benefits of yoga, open to all. Join experienced teachers for a range of classes: mindfulness, beginner’s yoga, yoga and live harp music, and a workshop with Brighton-based teacher Sarah Williams... 

Stories of the Sword: The Second Stab

Stories of the Sword: The Second Stab

So much history, so little time. 'Stories of the Sword' is returning for a second stab, with characters old and new to take you through the real-life tales of some more of history's famous duellists... 

An Intimate Piano Recital

An Intimate Piano Recital

In an intimate piano recital Jean Angliviel returns to Brighton Fringe to celebrate the centenary of Claude Debussy. Playing the Preludes Book 2, plus works by Schumann and Chopin. 

Banners for Brighton

Banners for Brighton

To mark the 100 year anniversary since women first got the vote, Digital Drama will be running three immersive banner making workshops. Join us to learn about the history of the suffrage banners, help create new banners for Brighton and be part of a dramatic Suffragette rally... 

Chasing Rabbits

Chasing Rabbits

Brighton-based singer and songwriter, Rachel de Cock, launches her new album, 'Chasing Rabbits', with an evening of some of the most evocative pop ballads of all time; celebrating great songwriters including Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush, Annie Lennox, Tori Amos, Amy Winehouse, David Bowie, John Lennon, Nick Cave, Radiohead and many more... 

Philippe Guyard Saxophone Quartet

Philippe Guyard Saxophone Quartet

The PGSQ returns to the Unitarian Church for the group's first appearance at Brighton Fringe, bringing an eclectic mix of music arranged for the unique sound of the Saxophone Quartet... 

Fandom Undivided

Fandom Undivided

We are slowly falling apart, we are stagnating. We live on the edge of society. We live in fear of your judgement, and you may want our voices to simply disappear. But we will not go away quietly... 

Anniversary Concert: Federico Mompou

Anniversary Concert: Federico Mompou

2017 marks the 30th anniversary of Catalan composer Federico Mompou's death. Born in 1893 and closely associated with French Impressionism (and the music of Fauré and Satie), Mompou is essentially a miniaturist and his most celebrated works are all for solo piano... 

Sacred Music Sessions

Sacred Music Sessions

Music can nurture us, music can uplift us. Music can clear us of negative emotions and help us overcome hurdles. Music, the most subtle of artistic expressions and meditation, the most subtle of human experiences... 

A Light Classical lunch

A Light Classical lunch

Join Classical Folk for a lunchtime concert of beautiful and fun music - Classical, Folk (English and around the world) and gypsy - with a seasoning of parlour songs. Sylvia Akagi (voice and flute), Andrew Wickens (Philharmonia Orchestra, violin), Peter Golden (guitar)... 

Good Grief... Living with Loss

Good Grief... Living with Loss

A day offering people the opportunity to step into our experiences of living with loss and bereavement. This will be through a number of agencies who work with bereaved adults and children, families and friends, offering information and advice, with a selection of demonstrations showing, in the afternoon, creative ways of working and living with the loss of a loved one and with time to talk and remember those close to us who have died... 

Swingporium

Swingporium

Vintage swingin' music and dance in thoroughly postmodern style with The Soultastics band and dancers I Charleston Brighton. Modern Pop songs are shamelessly swung out alongside Rat Pack classics from the 30s, 40s and 50s... 

Studio 9 Orchestra: Tribute to Kenny Wheeler

Studio 9 Orchestra: Tribute to Kenny Wheeler

The 19-piece Studio 9 Orchestra pays tribute to the late composer, arranger and trumpeter Kenny Wheeler, with an evening of beautiful arrangements written for alarge Jazz ensemble. With music that redefines what the Jazz big band can sound like, the band will feature songs from the great composer, together with pieces by Radiohead, Herbie Hancock, Maria Schneider and others... 

Yoga for Everyone!

Yoga for Everyone!

Curious about yoga? Come to our free event with yoga classes (mats provided), meditation, talks and Q&As about yoga, music, special guests, fun and much more! Suitable for both those new to yoga and more experienced yogis... 

Sir Duke: Tribute To Ellington

Sir Duke: Tribute To Ellington

A tribute to the classic big-band music of Duke Ellington. Performed by 18-piece Jazz ensemble Straight No Chaser who are joined by the award-winning Alan Barnes on saxophone. The performance will take you on a musical journey from the classic 30s sound of the dance and concert halls through to modern interpretations of Ellington's tunes that have now become iconic Jazz standards... 

The Folk side of Classical

The Folk side of Classical

Join Classical Folk for another evening of Schubert, Paganini, Massenet, Boccherini; gipsy and folk songs; tales of composers. "Violin mastery... virtuosity on guitar... beautiful singing... 

Maxx Silver

Maxx Silver

Maxx Silver writes and performs all of his own music. The concert features an eclectic mix of atmospheric songs, electronic rhythm-driven synth epics, tracks from his new album 'Psychology' and fan favourites, performed here for the first time... 

Kianja

Kianja

Kianja is an emerging young singer/songwriter making waves on the live London scene, fusing jazz and urban flavours with a twist of vintage style. A stunning voice and captivating presence... 

Ocean Deep, Mountain High

Ocean Deep, Mountain High

A musical journey from the shores of the British Isles to the Appalachian Mountains. Nine musicians present a multimedia experience taking the listener on a voyage of spoken word, step-dance, and song... 

Brazil: Encounter of Cultures

Brazil: Encounter of Cultures

Brighton-based percussion and dance group, Maracatu Cruzeiro do Sul, brings you a colourful and exciting array of dances and sounds from the North East of Brazil with a British touch. 

Stories of the Sword: The Second Stab

Stories of the Sword: The Second Stab

So much history, so little time... 'Stories of the Sword' is returning for a second stab, with the real-life tales of some more of history’s famous duellists. Using real swordplay, film, narration and live action, their stories will be explored and the inspiration for the 'Three Musketeers' revealed. 

Good Grief... Living with Loss

Good Grief... Living with Loss

A day offering people the opportunity to consider living with loss and bereavement. Agencies who work with bereaved adults and children will offer information and advice, with creative demonstrations working and living with the loss of a loved one, with time to talk... 

Kings of the Jazz Trumpet with The SNC Big Band and Steve Waterman

Kings of the Jazz Trumpet with The SNC Big Band and Steve Waterman

The trumpet in the history of jazz featuring compositions and arrangements by the kings of jazz as well as new works. You’ll hear music by Buddy Bolden, Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Roy Eldridge, Harry James, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Clifford Brown, Freddie Hubbard and more. 

Magdalena Reising and The Blue Cafe Jazz

Magdalena Reising and The Blue Cafe Jazz

Singer/harpist Magdalena Reising is back with her unique blend of jazz/folk fusion with a hint of tango with her international Blue Cafe Jazz Ensemble. The brilliant Terry Seabrook is on piano, Steve Thompson on double-bass and Raffaele Bizzoca on guitar... 

Folk and Classical Fusion

Folk and Classical Fusion

Join Classical Folk for an evening of folk and classical musical fusion. Hear the beautiful simplicity in the songs of Schubert, Brahms and Massenet, and the classical beauty of folk songs... 

Boj's Musical Storytime with Dave Benson-Philips

Boj's Musical Storytime with Dave Benson-Philips

Join us for an hour of Boj-a-boom fun with Dave Benson-Philips! Read, make and play in this musical themed family event featuring Boj (as seen on CBeebies)! 

Fun Time: Count Basie for Big & Small Bands

Fun Time: Count Basie for Big & Small Bands

Soak up the swing. The mischievous Bassey Plays Basie Quintet and the magnificent 17-piece big band Straight No Chaser celebrate the timeless music of the Count in a café style atmosphere... 

The Flaming Galahs

The Flaming Galahs

The galah is a bird found in large numbers across Australia. It is highly intelligent, sociable, playful and often quite… loud. The Flaming Galahs are Lucy Mulgan on double bass, Lesley Anne Sammons on keys, Krysia Mansfield on percussion, and all three birds sing! The Flaming Galahs have adapted to their UK environment very well... 

You Only Die Once

You Only Die Once

For everyone who wants to find out anything about end of life, death and bereavement. Including where to get support if you’re caring for someone, planning a will or planning a funeral... 

Laura and Jason's Love Flow Concert

Laura and Jason's Love Flow Concert

Join Laura and Jason for an inspirational evening of their live song and music, meditation and chant. Awaken your soul to the beauty of heartfelt spiritual music and living. Centre your soul and embrace your truth with new thought songs that offer positive affirmations and messages for empowered thinking,inner peace and self love. 

The Stories of the Sword: Truths, Secrets & Lives

The Stories of the Sword: Truths, Secrets & Lives

Once the European martial arts were the equal of any in the world and the sword is the symbol that has stayed with us through story, play and film. 'Stories of the Sword' will use real swordplay to show the truth behind the tales, from the pen of Shakespeare to the true lives of the cross-dressing Chevalier d’Eon, female duelist La Maupin and highland soldier of fortune McBane... 

An Opera of Daniel

An Opera of Daniel

The biblical story of Daniel is well-known: the writing on the wall at Belshazzar’s feast, Daniel’s rise to power, his fall at the hands of conspirators - and the lions’ den. This marvellous work with its catchy tunes and rousing choruses fully deserves to be called the world’s earliest surviving opera... 

Greater Expectations

Greater Expectations

Greater Expectations was an exciting play to attend. The piece, consisting of four small fifteen minute vignettes, was highly comedic and topical. Tuppence Films, founded by Maude Hirst and Sophia Jackson, both of whom are involved in Greater Expectations themselves, attempts to create a ‘stronger voice for women in film, TV and theatre’ by challenging ‘preconceptions and expectations while exploring sometimes difficult and unusual subject matter... 

Sahaja Yoga Presents: Sacred World Music

Sahaja Yoga Presents: Sacred World Music

Sitting in the pews of Brighton’s Unitarian Church and readying myself for an evening of devotional music largely centred on Hindu and Sufi traditions, I felt slightly dubious. Perhaps an evening of ‘sacred world music’ would be cursory, simply paying lip service to the music, without taking heed of the rich traditions behind the songs... 

Blue Cafe Jazz

Blue Cafe Jazz

Singer/harpist Magdalena Reising is back with her unique blend of jazz/folk fusion with her international Blue Cafe Jazz Ensemble. Tonight will be material also from her latest album 'All About Love' featuring Shane Hill on guitar... 

Blue Cafe Jazz

Blue Cafe Jazz

An atmospheric candlelit cafe-style setting for the captivating vocals and harp of Magdalena Reising with the impeccable musicianship and versatility of Loius Durra (piano) and Graham Robb (double bass)... 

King & Country World War 1 Opera

King & Country World War 1 Opera

The King and Country World War I Opera is a show presented in a rather strange format at the Brighton Fringe Festival. We were warned that the work is still under some sort of 'production' and that it is only 'semi-staged', yet the cast is a collection of trained professional singers... 

Just So!

Just So!

Ever wonder how the elephant got his trunk? Or the leopard got his spots? Then don’t miss 'Just So!'; a brand new play based on the famous stories by Rudyard Kipling. These magical tales will have you howling with delight at 'How Things Really Came to Be in those High and Far Off Times when the World was So New and All'... 

Xperiment/Publik

Xperiment/Publik

'Observations, Obsessions and Objects' is a suite of works that have been written over the past year, incorporating the use of live instrumentation, musique concrete, integrated lighting, audience participation and an innovative use of space...