BUC Summer Festival - 4th May to 3rd June 2018
For What's on and events in March, April and June please see our What's On page.
Friday Lunchtime Concerts throughout the Festival, 12.30 to 1.15 pm. http://www.brightonunitarian.org.uk/friday-lunchtime-concerts.html
Friday 4th May, 8 p.m. Philippe Guyard Saxophone Quartet
The PGSQ returns to the Unitarian Church for the group's first appearance in the Brighton Fringe, bringing an eclectic mix of music arranged for the unique sound of the Saxophone Quartet. Classical, jazz, folk and contemporary pieces showcase the full range of this virtuoso ensemble, featuring works by J.S. Bach (including the Italian Concerto), Astor Piazzolla, Bob Mintzer, Thelonius Monk and others. A rare occasion to catch this wonderful group in a venue ideally suited for the versatile sound of 4 saxophones. Featuring Lisa Baker (soprano), Charlotte Glasson (alto), Philippe Guyard (tenor).
Tickets £10 from Fringe Box Office
Saturdays 5th and 25th May, 7 - 8.30 p.m.
Chasing Rabbits, Rachel de Cock
Tickets £8. Fringe Box Office
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. The performance will have informal seating, include a 20 minute interval and have refreshments served throughout.
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Friday 11th and Saturday 26th May, 7.30 - 8.50 p.m.
The Stories of the Sword: Second Stab
Tickets £7.50 Fringe Box Office
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. People such as Pirate Queen Gráinne O'Malley, Prize Fighter James Figg and the unstoppable Lord Edward Sackville will feature. Using martial swordplay, film, narration and live action, their stories will be explored and the inspiration for The Three Musketeers revealed.Website Twitter Facebook YouTube
Saturday 12th May, 8.30 - 9.50 p.m.
An 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.
Tickets £8 - £10 concessions available.
Monday 7th May
Banners for Brighton
EVENT SADLY CANCELLED. Contact Fringe Box Office for ticket refunds.
To mark the 100 year anniversary since women first got the vote, Digital Drama will be running two immersive banner making workshops as part of Brighton Fringe Festival. Join us to learn about the history of the suffrage banners and Brighton Suffragettes and create your own banners to be part of a dramatic Suffragette rally.
Workshops are suitable for families, young people and adults who are interested in history, craft and drama.
Workshop Times: 1pm-3.00pm & 3.30-5.30pm
£5.00 - £10.00 Concessions
Saturday 12th May, 12 noon to 6 p.m.
Yoga for All! By Brighton Yoga Festival & Foundation
Age suitability: 16 +
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. Independent retailers, therapies, food tasters, and artisan tea will also be available throughout the day.WebsiteTwitterFacebook
Wednesday 16th May 2018 3 - 4 p.m.
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. Our aim is to improve health and well-being and have fun! WebsiteFacebookYouTube
Thursday 17th to Saturday 19th May
The Great Escape
Ticket link : http://bit.ly/TGE17TIX
Ida Mae 18:30
George Glew 19:30
Megan Nash 20:30
Blanco White 22:30
Haley Heynderick 18:15
Stella Donnelly 19:45
Maisie Peters 21:30
Helena Deland 22:30
David Keenan 18:30
Albert Af Ekenstam 19:30
Rosemary & Garlic 20:30
Alice Boman 21:30
Lisa Morgenstern 22:30
Wednesday 23rd May, 12.30 - 1.15 p.m.
Stabat Mater By Tonal Eclipse
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).
Listen to a recording of this lovely work:
Tickets: Free. Suggested donation of £3.50 on the door, to be shared with the church building appeal fund.
Wednesday 23rd May, 7.30 p.m. to 9.35 p.m. 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. The song would both make and break him. This new musical play recalls his turbulent life and contains extracts from sixteen of his comic songs. It is the story of a man who constantly found himself on the ropes but always bounced back. He was the inspiration for future generations of comedians and his legacy lives on.
Miles Jenner plays Billy Merson and is accompanied by Roger Roser on the piano.
Tickets £10 (conc £9) from Fringe Box Office 01273 917272 www.brightonfringe.org. or on the door.
Sunday 27th May, 7.15 p.m. to 10.15 p.m.
Music for Meditation
By Sahaja Yoga Sussex
By Sahaja Yoga SussexAge suitability: 4 +
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.
Try and arrive for 7.15pm for the initial introductory meditation to set the mood for the rest
of the evening.
Thursday 31st May, 7 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.
Sophia Bartlette: Of Heart and Homeland
By Violin & Piano Duo
Tickets £12:50. Concession £10:00 Fringe Box Office
Of Heart and Homeland is an exploration of the nationalist musical movement at the beginning
of the 19th Century. Emerging composers began to define their homeland through music.
This year Sophia delves into Smetana, Wieniawski, Albéniz,Elgar and Grieg to try and understand
how closely linked music is to identity.
Friday 1st June, 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Brighton: Symphony of a city with Voyage to the Moon
By Sussex University
Age suitability: 6 +
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. Today’s residents parade at Pride and commemorate Gaza. The elegant ferris wheel marks the passage of time, and a day-in-a-life of the city culminates in astounding puppetry and the winter festival, 'The Burning of the Clocks'. Composer: Ed Hughes. Director: Lizzie Thynne.
A Brighton Festival Commission 2016, supported by Screen Archive South East.WebsiteTwitterYouTube
£4.00 - £5.00
Fringe City is a free outdoor event in the centre of Brighton taking place every weekend of Brighton Fringe 2018 in New Road, Brighton between 1pm and 5pm.
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