The Whistler – April 2012

Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave - Brighton Festival Guest Director 2012


The Annual General Meeting of the West Hill Community Association, at which the accounts will be adopted and the officers and committee elected, will be held on Tuesday 29 May 2012 at the West Hill Hall. Nominations for the committee must be seconded and sent with the written consent of the nominee to the Hall. The business of the meeting will be followed by our perennial favourite, the Quiz. Refreshments and bonhomie free. All welcome.

By May, the 46th annual Brighton Festival will be in full swing. Vanessa Redgrave brings her passion for acting, freedom and human rights to the festival as Guest Director. Many of her interests are explored in the wide-ranging programme across music, theatre, dance, film, literature from acting to politics, to memory and nostalgia, to homeland and story-telling, to humanitarian concerns and economic and social issues.

In 2011 Brighton Festival took the art world by surprise appointing Burmese democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi as Guest Director. A programme was built around her struggle for freedom of speech, democracy and giving a voice to the powerless. Vanessa Redgrave continues this purpose and returns to Brighton to take part in, and contribute to, the production of this ‘glorious festival’.

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