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Brighton Early Music Festival 25 Oct – 10 Nov 2019

THE 2019 PROGRAMME for Brighton Early Music Festival is all about change and changing times. Taking ‘Metamorphosis’ as its theme, the Festival, which focuses on music written before 1800, presents 35 events in 11 different venues across Brighton, Hove and beyond this autumn and winter. All the venues are easily accessible to West Hill residents either on foot or by bus. Continue reading Brighton Early Music Festival 25 Oct – 10 Nov 2019

Use Your Liberty to Promote Ours

Aung San Suu Kyi  - credit Burma Campaign UK
Aung San Suu Kyi

This is a quotation and a plea from Aung San Suu Kyi, guest director of this year’s Brighton Festival. Brighton, as the UK’s most liberal city, is the ideal place to host a festival celebrating themes of freedom of expression, liberty, and the power of the individual voice in society, and will come alive in May as we celebrate and champion Aung San Suu Kyi’s cause and world-vision. She says, “It is especially pleasing for me to see, albeit remotely, Brighton Festival taking shape this year, and to think that so many people will come together in May to celebrate great art and to experience the inner peace it brings. It is wonderful, too, to know that there is such support for the effort to bring democracy and freedom to Burma, for which the Burmese people have been diligently working for so long. I wish everyone involved in Brighton Festival this year – the artists and the audience – the happiest of times. And thank you – please continue to use your liberty to promote ours.”
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