BUC Summer Festival - 5th May to 4th June 2017
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Friday Lunchtime Concerts throughout the Festival, showcasing talented music graduates. Fridays: 12.30 to 1.15 pm.
Fringe City is a free outdoor event in the centre of Brighton taking place every weekend of Brighton Fringe 2017 in New Road, Brighton between 1pm and 5pm.
Friday 5th May, 8 p.m. [2hrs] Sir Duke: Tribute To Ellington - Straight No Chaser Big Band
Tickets £12. Fringe Box Office.
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.
Straight No Chaser is a Jazz group formed from the cream of the thriving Brighton Jazz scene. Its high octane, sell-out performances have been a highlight of the Fringe for the past 5 years.
Saturday 6th May, 6 p.m. [3hrs] Yoga for Everyone!
Part of Brighton Yoga Festival
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. Voluntary donations welcome.
Thursday 11th May, 8 p.m. [2hrs]
Studio 9 Orchestra: Tribute to Kenny Wheeler
Tickets £12(£8) Fringe Box Office
Friends 2-4-1 Offer
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. Featuring Red Gray on vocals, and with our guest musical director Martijn Van Galen at the helm, this will be a unique evening of music with emotion, scope and passion.
Friday 12th May, 7.30 p.m. [2 hrs and 30 mins] Swingporium with The Soultastics
Tickets £12 (£10) Fringe Box Office
Friends 2-4-1 Offer
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. Lady Gaga to Louis Prima, Katy Perry to Ella Fitzgerald. Swing out to this fabulous band and release your inner flapper with dance lessons, demos and group dances from the fabulous Charleston girls. Come dressed to impress and swing yourself out to this beautiful central Brighton venue.
.Saturday 13th May. Rachel de Cock presents an evening of some of the most evocative songs of all time. The performance includes music by Tori Amos, Kate Bush, David Bowie, Annie Lennox, Nick Cave, Joni Mitchell and many more!
7pm-9pm (includes an interval with donations bar.
Tickets £8 on the door.
Wednesday 17th May 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free, non-ticketed
Good Grief... Living with Loss, Martlets Hospice
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. We will offer information and advice, with a selection of demonstrations showing creative ways of working and living with the loss of a loved one in the afternoon, and time to talk and remember those close to us who have died. You do not have to be bereaved to attend.
Thursday 18th to Saturday 20th May
The Great Escape
THURSDAY 18TH MAY 2017
FOLLY RAE 6:30pm - 7:00pm
JORDAN MACKAMPA 7:30pm - 8:00pm
JACK LADDER 8:30pm - 9:00pm
L.A. SALAMI 9:30pm - 10:00pm
H HAWKLINE 10:30pm - 11:00pm
FRIDAY 19TH MAY 2017
MATT WOODS 6:00pm - 6:30pm
WRABEL 6:45pm - 7:15pm
ISOBEL ANDERSON 7:30pm - 8:00pm
SARATHY KORWAR 8:30pm - 9:00pm
JULIE BYRNE 9:30pm - 10:00pm
TOM ADAMS 10:30pm - 11:00pm
SATURDAY 20TH MAY 2017
BESS ATWELL 6:30pm - 7:00pm
COLTER WALL 7:30pm - 8:00pm
BRENT COBB 8:30pm - 9:00pm
WILLIAM PRINCE 9:30pm - 10:00pm
CATHERINE MCGRATH 10:30pm - 11:00pm
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Thursday 25th May,
Doors 7.30 p.m. Concert 7.45 p.m. to 9.15 p.m.
Toby Hawks & Timothy Thornton: Music for Violin & Piano.
Tickets £6 on the door. Or book in advance by calling 01273 696022.
DEBUSSY Sonata in G minor
BUTTERWORTH Six songs (without words) from A Shropshire Lad
JANACEK Violin Sonata
BARTOK Romanian Folk Dances
Toby Hawks : violin
Timothy Thornton : piano
7:45 (doors/donations bar from 7), Thursday 25 May
Brighton Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton
Thursday 25th May, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Tickets £6 Fringe Box Office
Friends 2-4-1 Offer
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).
"The whole audience went home with smiles on their faces!" (Hannah Kester, Chequermead Theatre), "utterly absorbing, beautiful" (All Saints, Lindfield), "... a superb concert!" (David Roberts, UNICEF).
Friday 26th May 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Music For The Soul
An evening of original music by two local composers, Michael Coates and Elspeth Furini, featuring Soul Circus, Cocktail Party and Imaginary Friends. Music to inspire, make you think and make you laugh. All profits to Mind. Tickets £7 on the door or from Eventbrite.
Saturday 27th May, 7.30 p.m. [3hrs]
Sacred Music Sessions, Sahaja Yoga Brighton
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.. they go hand in hand. This is an evening of Indian classical and devotional music presented by Sahaja Yoga Brighton. Included in the programme will be a guided meditation session to show us the divine connection we all share.
28th May at 3 p.m. 3rd June at 4 p.m
Anniversary Concert: Federico Mompou
Tickets £10 (£8) [1hr] Fringe Box Office
Friends 2-4-1 Offer
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. However, he did write the occasional work for other instruments and this concert presents his lesser-known chamber works for guitar, cello, voice and organ. With Matthew Sear (guitar), Siriol Hugh-Jones (cello), Arlene Rolph (mezzo soprano) and Johan de Cock (piano / organ).
Tickets from Fringe Box Office.
Thursday 1st June. Doors 12.15 p.m. Concert 12.30 - 1.15 p.m.
PIANO RECITAL by JOHN BRUZON
Music by Bach and Liszt
Tickets: £3.50 on the door.
Thursday 1st June, Doors 7.15. Concert 7.30 - 8.30 p.m. Tickets £5 (£4 concessions) on the door or call 01273 696022 to reserve.
Fanny and Felix - The Mendelssohns: A concert of words and music focusing on the relationship between Felix Mendelssohn and his sister Fanny. The recital will include a selection of their songs and piano works alongside extracts from their letters and diaries.
Saturday 3rd June, shows at 6.30 p.m. and 8.15 p.m. [1hr 30m]
Edd Stoke & Co. Fandom Undivided
Tickets £7(£5) Fringe Box Office
Audience Interaction Contains swearing
Friends 2-4-1 Offer Group Discount 14+
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. We will fight and participate to make our presence known and heard. We are the active consumers, the DIY creatives and we are no longer silent.
This team of emerging artists seeks to question popular culture and cosplay to divide fanaticism and escapism from reality. If you're a fan of a person in a stilts pretending to look cool, come.
Sunday 4th June, 7.15 p.m. - 9.15 p.m. Singing Salon. Tickets on the door.