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Brighton Dome Foyer Bar

Past Times at Brighton Dome

Brighton Dome has had plenty of Open Days but now you can visit this unique building six days of the week. Open from Tuesday – Sunday,10am until 5pm, the Foyer Bar serves tea, coffee, soft drinks and delicious cakes.

Over its 200-year history, Brighton Dome has had many guises. Inspired by the Corn Exchange in Paris this remarkable building adjacent to the Royal Pavilion was built as the Prince Regent’s riding stables in 1805. Since then it has been used as a field hospital in the First World War, a concert hall, a roller rink and, now, a state-of-the-art entertainment venue.

It’s a great space to spend time in; skylights let the sunshine flood in, wifi and tabled seating makes it a practical venue for informal meetings; and comfy chairs and low tables make a relaxed setting for having tea and cake. The Foyer Bar is directly linked with the Museum and Art Gallery so you can amble between the two and soak up the atmosphere of these special venues.

The building itself has a lot of stories to tell but we need your help to compile a comprehensive history of Brighton Dome. Perhaps your family had connections with the venue during the war, maybe you were a regular at Douglas Reeves’ famous organ concerts. You may have seen ABBA win Eurovision in 1974 or been in the audience when Pink Floyd played Dark Side of the Moon for the first time. Have you been on stage at Brighton Dome? Did you meet your partner there? Whatever your connection with the building, we’d like to hear from you. Send your stories, anecdotes or photos to mymemories@brightondome.org or call Emily Hadwen 01273 261513 / Historical Archive, Brighton Dome, 29 New Road, Brighton BN1 1UG. We look forward to hearing from you.

Open Tue – Sun (and Bank Holiday Mondays), 10am – 5pm Brighton Dome Foyer Bar (entrance on Church Street) Free entry

Backstage tours. Interested in peeking behind the scenes at Brighton Dome? To arrange a backstage tour please email tours@brightondome.org or call 01273 261516 for further information.

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Henri Oguike Dance Company

Akram Khan Company

Butterfly Dreaming Tour

Vertical Road music by Nitin Sawhney Akram Khan makes a welcome return to Brighton Dome with his latest full scale contemporary ensemble work, Vertical Road.

Visually inspiring and spiritually profound, Vertical Road draws on each performer’s cultural interpretation of the human odyssey.

For this project Khan has assembled a truly international cast of performers and artists from across Asia, Europe and the Middle East. With a specially commissioned score by long-term collaborator Nitin Sawhney, the work takes inspiration from universal myths of angels that symbolise 'ascension' – the road between the earthly and the spiritual, the Vertical Road.

Akram Khan is one of the UK's most celebrated dance talents. His choreography – 'flawless, gutsy and a joy to behold' (Time Out Sydney) – includes acclaimed collaborations with Sidi Larbi (Brighton Dome, 2006), National Ballet of China (Brighton Festival, 2008), Juliette Binoche, Sylvie Guillem, Anish Kapoor and Hanif Kureshi.

Sponsored by COLAS. Supported by Arts Council England Thu 28 Oct, 8pm Concert Hall £10, £15, £17.50, £20 £7.50 school groups, £10 students (excludes top two ticket prices) www.akramkhancompany.net 2

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An extraordinarily talented choreographer, one who can conjure near-miracles from the human form The Independent

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Henri Oguike – ‘one of the brightest hopes of British contemporary dance' (Daily Telegraph) – presents a stunning new triple bill and a hand-picked quintet of world-class dancers. Intense and unusual, yet shot through with trademark playfulness, Freq is a surprising solo piece played out to the music of Chopin. Point of Contact is classic Oguike: sensuality, beauty and sublime movement underscored by Bach’s lyrical suites for solo cello. Butterfly Dreaming is a full Company work inspired by the Far East and set to Tan Dun’s dramatic Ghost Opera recorded by the Kronos Quartet. Crafted on ChuangTzu’s famous philosophical conundrum, ‘the butterfly dream’, it takes wing on a flight of fantasy, exploring the boundaries between the real and imagined. Tue 9 Nov, 7.30pm Corn Exchange £15 (£12.50 concessions) £7.50 school groups

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Paco Peña’s Flamenco Sin Fronteras Virtuoso musicianship and dance combine with passion and intensity in Paco Peña’s spectacular Flamenco Sin Fronteras. Paco Peña is one of the world’s leading exponents of flamenco. For his latest show he brings together an ensemble cast of sensational dancers, singers and musicians alongside special guests from Venezuela. Together they revisit an often overlooked part of the flamenco repertoire. Flamenco Sin Fronteras explores a musical fusion that occurred at the turn of the twentieth century – when touring Spanish musicians discovered a rich South American musical culture that resonated strongly with their own. Flamenco Sin Fronteras draws deeply on these historical and cultural connections between Latin America, Andalucia and Spain. The result is a feast for the ears and eyes – a one-way winter ticket to the heat, passion, pathos and joy of this archetypal art form.

If you only see flamenco once in your life, make it this Independent on Sunday

An unqualified success. A concussive orgy of music and dance that threatens to blow the roof off the auditorium Daily Express

In association with MBM Fri 5 Nov, 8pm; Sat 6 Nov, 3pm & 8pm Concert Hall £12.50, £18, £22.50, £27.50 Sat matinee, under 16s half price

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Breakin’ Convention 10 An International Festival of Hip-Hop Dance Theatre Hosted by hip-hop dance theatre pioneer Jonzi D, Breakin’ Convention brings together some of the top hip-hop artists on the planet, plus the best local crews for one explosive dance experience. This year's lineup includes Sébastien & Raphael (France and Germany), a thrilling duo who use dance and projection to create clever visual trickery and haunting images, and the raw B-boy power of prize-winning French crew Phase T in a brand new show. Plus special performances by local hip-hop acts. An exhilarating night out with DJs, graffiti installation, freestyling, workshops, film screenings and much more, this jawdropping dance festival is the UK's premier showcase of live hip-hop action. Breakin’ boundaries, breakin’ the mould ... breakin’ convention! Local acts to be confirmed...

It boasts performers who are capable of making you gasp in awe. When is the last time you did that in a theatre?! Financial Times

A Sadler's Wells Project.The Breakin’ Convention 2010 tour is supported by Dance Consortium Fri 19 & Sat 20 Nov, 7.30pm Concert Hall £15 Stalls standing, £20 Circle £10 Restricted view £10 Under 26s stalls standing £7.50 School groups 4 Foyer activities from 11am Sat 20 Nov

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African Night Fever

Chrome Hoof

Featuring Nana Tsiboe and Supa Hi Life

Gilad Atzmon with Strings

African Night Fever marks the launch of Black History Month with a festival of music, dance, film and food from the African diasporas and beyond. Heading up a packed programme of performers, artists and musicians is Ghanaian percussion legend Nana Tsiboe. Nana made his name sharing the 60s civil rights stage with Martin Luther King, Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X, no less. Since then he's worked with the likes of Fela Kuti, Marvin Gaye, Nina Simone and Oumou Sangare. His own simmering fusion of Ghanaian palm wine music and modern African Highlife is guaranteed to give your feet a workout!

When Gilad Atzmon stepped into the mighty Bird's shoes for his 'with strings' homage to Charlie Parker last year, it was ‘…as perfect a jazz marriage as you could wish for…’ (Independent on Sunday). The result was the ubiquitously praised album In Loving Memory of America and a live collaboration between his own Orient House Ensemble and the Sigamos String Quartet. Now, the mercurial bandleader, saxophonist and composer is back on the road with the same sublime lineup, revisiting Parker's landmark Verve recordings alongside Atzmon classics and specially composed originals.

Chrome Hoof aren’t a band to be pigeonholed. The (at last count) eleven-strong tour de force take genre-trashing to a whole new level, effortlessly deconstructing a wide range of styles, spanning prog, disco, electronica and riff-laden metal. Lola Olafisoye – their bewitching frontwoman – delves into a magical world of cosmic rock while the band charge through their hyperactive sonic exercises and visuallyspectacular theatrics.

With a host of other bands and ANF DJs in the mix, African Night Fever is a joyous celebration of the rich and varied cultures of a continent.

Fusing fiery bebop artistry with Middle Eastern roots, Gilad Atzmon is one of the most distinctive jazzmen on the international scene. The musicians of the Sigamos String Quartet have worked with everyone from F-ire Collective to the London Chamber Orchestra.

If you like Osibisa, Orchestra Baobab, Baba Maal, try this.

Featuring Horsemeat Disco DJs

From demure chamber-music lilt to a Coltrane-inspired roar and back

Support comes from the enigmatic Horsemeat Disco, whose focus on unearthing quality underground disco and reputation for drawing outrageous polysexual crowds have made them the darlings of the music press and switched-on clubbers alike. If you like Funkadelic, Daft Punk, LCD Sound System, try this. Age 18+

**** Guardian

Fri 1 Oct, 8pm Pavilion Theatre £10 Standing

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Tom Paxton Tom Paxton emerged on the Greenwich Village folk revival scene of the early 60s alongside Bob Dylan and Joan Baez. A champion of civil rights, his songs were a potent mix of social comment, satire and warm humanity. Covered by everyone from Judy Collins and Pete Seeger to Willie Nelson and John Denver, his extensive catalogue includes the timeless classics Ramblin’ Boy, The Last Thing on My Mind and Bottle of Wine. Catch one of the defining voices of American folk in this his sixth decade as a live performer!

Alex Wilson’s Mali Latino Pianist, arranger, composer and band leader Alex Wilson presents Mali Latino, a thrilling Afro-Latin music collaboration with Malian kora master Madou Sidiki Diabaté (brother of Toumani). Born out of an earlier encounter (for the 2004 track Remercier les travailleurs) and an Aldeburgh Music residency, Mali Latino is a rare moment of musical alchemy: a collision of two distinct styles and traditions that sparks a genuinely new sound. In anticipation of the imminent album release, Alex Wilson now takes Mali Latino on the road. With Alex, Madou and Malian percussion virtuoso Ahmed Fofana heading up a sensational nine-piece band (including trumpet, trombone and full Latin percussion section), this cross-cultural music adventure delivers a rich mix of Latin dance patterns and driving West African rhythms.

If you like Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, try this.

We are all born singing Tom Paxton songs Nancy Griffith

If you like Toumani Diabaté, Eddi Palmieri, Afro-Cuban All-Stars, try this. Tue 2 Nov, 8pm Corn Exchange £15 (£12.50 concessions) Standing

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Hugh Masekela and The Mahotella Queens Two living legends of the 'rainbow nation' unite for an historic musical encounter. Hugh Masekela’s soaring trumpet sound and upbeat mix of jazz, funk and Afro-pop has provided the soundtrack to South Africa for four decades – from struggle and exile to liberation. His career has spanned jazz milestones and pop hits like Grazin in the Grass (1968) to seminal collaborations such as the 1987 Graceland tour with Paul Simon. Today his fire burns as ferociously as ever, brimming with energy and optimism, as witnessed in the opening concert of World Cup 2010. Here he performs with his full band in a rare UK visit. Award-winning vocal harmony trio The Mahotella Queens have exerted enormous influence on the musical life of South Africa. For over 40 years they've been integral to the fusion of traditional South African song with blues, soul and gospel – embodying the indomitable spirit of the classic township style. Their life-affirming music inspired hope throughout the dark years of apartheid. Today they remain a joyous and potent musical force for their nation. Forget the vuvuzelas – this is the real sound of South Africa!

A musician of phenomenal grace and power … with a voice that can strip the leaves from the trees The Independent on Hugh Masekela

In association with MBM Tue 16 Nov, 8pm Concert Hall £15, £18.50

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Ninja Tune 20th Birthday Night Featuring Bonobo and special guests Ninja Tune – one of the UK’s most influential record labels – is 20 this year. Brighton – long associated with the label – celebrates in style with an exclusive star-studded event.

Soweto Kinch The New Emancipation A MOBO award-winner and Mercury Prize nominee, Soweto Kinch is a mercurial figure in British music; splicing muscular post-bop alto sax with erudite rap, he’s taken jazz out to the hip-hop crowd and back again… His latest project – The New Emancipation – draws inspiration from 19th-century work songs and early blues, and traces modern resonances through debt/wage slavery and creative oppression to postObama optimism. Here Kinch explores this rich musical inheritance with a stellar jazz ensemble and modern hip-hop production. The result is a new chapter in the emancipation story: a musical celebration of the 'endurance and resilience of the human spirit'.

A rawness and power that mark him out from his peers in British jazz

Heading up the Ninja Tune party is a one-off show from Brighton’s own Bonobo (AKA Simon Green). Bonobo broke free of the ‘chill out’ tag with his 2006 sophomore release Days to Come, Giles Peterson's Album of the Year. Today he is one of Ninja’s biggest names and one of the UK's most in-demand DJs-cum-producers-cum-electro-artists. Here he boosts his live line-up to a sensational 12-piece band. For more late-night Ninja Tune action, a ‘supersize ticket’ gives access to the post-show party (until 5am) at Concorde II, with DJ sets from Coldcut, DJ Food, local heroes Qemists, and more… We’ll even provide a bus to get you there. In the coming weeks expect some great names to be added from the label that brought you Mr Scruff, Toddla T, Roots Manuva and Cinematic Orchestra. Age 16+ (18+ for Supersize tickets)

The Independent Produced by No Nation in association with Ninja Tune Thu 25 Nov, 8pm Pavilion Theatre £12.50 Standing

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Brighton Ukulele Day featuring The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Acoustic Ladyland with support from Grasscut Alt-jazz ‘noisniks’ Acoustic Ladyland grew out of London’s groundbreaking F-ire Collective almost a decade ago. Alongside musical co-conspirators Polar Bear, they’ve been patrolling the outer reaches of jazz and avant rock ever since. The band’s first album Camouflage (2004) gave Hendrix a 21st-century acoustic makeover. The follow-up – Last Chance Disco (2005) – was Jazzwise album of the year and brought in its wake the BBC Jazz Best Band 05 accolade. Its latest – 2009’s Living With a Tiger – is another blast of shock and awe power and euphoric jazz grooves, served up with trademark precision and edge-of-the-seat intensity. Support comes from Ninja Tune’s Grasscut. If you like Polar Bear, Bad Plus and Portico Quartet, try this.

Mon 29 Nov, 8pm Pavilion Theatre £12.50 Standing

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plus support from the Bobby McGees Celebrate the virtues of the humble ukulele in an all-strumming, all-plucking day of performance and participation. Heading up this 4-stringed homage to the bonsai guitar is the one and only Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. From Nirvana to Otis Reading via Johann Sebastian Bach, the Orchestra takes you on a whistlestop musical tour with hand luggage only. With support from Brighton’s off-kilter exponents of the art of ‘tweecore’, The Bobby McGees. Free uke-inspired activities in the Dome Foyer (from 2pm) include: a ukulele stall c/o Ukulele Emporium and The Duke of Uke, with workshops and tutorials for all levels of player, and a ukulele jam en masse. Plus… Songs of Love, Liberty and Idleness with Tom Hodgkinson Find out what makes the ukulele the ultimate lifestyle choice of the consummate slacker as Tom Hodgkinson (the Idler, the Guardian’s School of Life column and the How to Be books) sings, plays and discusses 12 uke-friendly anthems from Johnny Cash to John Lennon. Lyric sheets provided.

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Four Tet + support Hot on the heels of his latest studio album There is Love in You, Four Tet (aka Kieran Hebden) brings is distinctive brand of homespun electronica to Brighton Dome. Hebden cut his teeth with post-rock trio Fridge before taking his solo detour into the hip-hop and electronica arena. His muted balance of organic and programmed sounds – spanning free jazz to the margins of folktronica – has since graced five albums, a host of collaborations, DJ dates and classic remixes. Presented by Melting Vinyl. Mercury-nominated British Indie rock quintet Foals perfected their pop-savvy mix of anthemic rock, shimmering beats and post-punk sound playing house parties in and around their student stomping ground, Oxford. Their debut album Antidotes (2008) caused a major buzz on the UK scene. The follow up – this year’s ‘utterly compelling’ (Evening Standard) Total Life Forever – entered the UK charts at No. 8, receiving rave reviews across the board for its expansive, hallucinatory soundscapes.Presented by SJM Concerts.

Tue 16 Nov, 7.30pm Corn Exchange £14 adv, £16 door Standing

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Foals

Mon 8 Nov, doors 7pm Concert Hall £14 Stalls Standing, Circle Seated

Heaven 17 To celebrate the 30th anniversary of their seminal album, Heaven 17 perform Penthouse and Pavement live. Heaven 17 grew out of experimental collective British Electric Foundation (BEF) in the late 1970s. Their 1980 debut, Penthouse and Pavement, was hugely influential, spawning a new era in cerebral and danceable electro pop. This special event is an allencompassing audiovisual experience, including live digital visual show and AV installation featuring visual artists’ interpretations of BEF tracks down the years. Presented by Mean Fiddler. Tue 30 Nov, 7.30pm Corn Exchange £20 Standing

Gogol Bordello New York's gypsy rock renegades Gogol Bordello do for Slavic stomp, klezmer funk and punk-rock polka what the Pogues once did for the Irish folk tradition, injecting it with Clash guitars, squealing fiddles, and driving dub bass. Join Eugene Hutz and the rest of the Gogol maelstrom for an exhausting yet insanely invigorating evening of gypsy swing and unadulterated rebel rock. Presented by Lout Promotions.

Goldfrapp Fresh from a festival-packed summer Goldfrapp – one of the UK's most inventive and transcendent live acts – embarks on another multilayered sonic pop adventure – this time Head First! With their latest album, the Mercury-nominated duo have produced their most heady trip to date, a glorious rush of strident synthpop and summer romance that has already spawned the Italo-disco anthem Rocket and promises the soonto-be-released single Believer. ‘Pop of the highest order’ (Sunday Times).Presented by Metropolis Music. Sat 13 Nov, doors 7pm Concert Hall 10 £22.50 adv. Stalls Standing, Circle Seated

Sun 28 Nov, doors 7.30pm Concert Hall £17.50 adv. Stalls Standing, Circle Seated

The Bootleg Beatles Re-live the sights and sounds of the swinging sixties as the world’s premier Beatle band returns to Brighton Dome with its 'Flawless' (Mojo) two-hour multi-media stage production featuring all the classic Beatle hits. Using film footage of the period and 'with a little help from' their regular brass and string ensemble, the show traces the history of the Fab Four from Liverpool's Cavern Club through Sgt Pepper to the band’s Apple rooftop swansong. It's not the Beatles – but blink and you simply won't believe it! Sat 4 Dec, 8pm Concert Hall £23.50 Seated


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Heath Quartet

London Philharmonic Orchestra Yan Pascal Tortelier Behzod Abduraimov

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Gunther Herbig Andreas Haefliger

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Fauré Saint-Saëns Dvořák

Suite, Pelléas et Melisande Piano Concerto No. 2 Symphony No. 8

Mozart Bruckner

Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Symphony No. 9

Dvořák and Saint-Saëns were two of the most naturally inspired musicians in history. So overwhelmed was Dvořák with ideas for his Eighth Symphony, he confided to a friend, that he hadn’t time to put them down on paper. The resulting piece radiates the joy of such creative rapture – blossoming outwards into luxurious colours and textures with confidence and charm. Saint-Saëns could conjure great music from the smallest spark of an idea. From a short theme by his pupil Fauré he fashioned the striking first movement of his most cherished piano concerto, and with it, music full of luminous poetry and potent spirit. This concert spotlights 20-year-old Uzbek soloist Behzod Abduraimov, Grand Prize winner at the London International Piano Competition 2009.

For the last two years of his life, Anton Bruckner laboured over the final movement of his Ninth Symphony. He never finished it. He died, tragically, mid-composition, as he leant over the symphony’s incomplete score. But as life was leaving Bruckner, vision and faith were only strengthening in him. His completed movements carry extraordinary weight in their cinematic colours and tectonic harmonies. Finally, as the third movement adagio nears its conclusion, the music seems to ascend heavenward, revolving timelessly around its found harmonies. ‘Art had its beginning in God’, believed Bruckner, ‘and so it must lead back to God.’ The concert also includes Mozart's well-loved Piano Concerto No. 25, performed by distinguished Swiss pianist Andreas Haefliger, an internationally acclaimed recitalist and chamber musician.

Sat 2 Oct, 7.30pm Concert Hall £10, £15, £18, £23, £27.50, premium seats £32.50

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Barber Debussy Stravinsky Mendelssohn

String Quartet String Quartet in G minor, Op.10 Concertino for String Quartet String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80

The string quartet is arguably the greatest of all challenges for ensemble composition. Samuel Barber and Debussy only tackled the form once – the former producing one of the best-loved and most recorded adagios in the contemporary repertoire; the latter revolutionizing the genre with dramatic new textures and tonal forms. When, half a century earlier, Mendelssohn wrote his Opus 80 Quartet – a moving lament for his beloved sister – it was his first in over a decade. It was also, tragically, his last, completed only months before his own premature death in 1847. The Heath Quartet was formed in 2002 at the RNCM under Dr Christopher Rowland. Selected by YCAT in 2008, they won first prize and the Audience Prize at the Tromp International Competition in Eindhoven and second prize at the Haydn International Competition in Vienna. Earlier this year they made their Brighton Festival debut and recorded their first CD.

Fri 5 Nov, 8pm Corn Exchange £15 (£12.50 students)

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Barry Wordsworth Christine Messiter

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Wagner

Prelude to Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg Piano Concerto No. 1 Totentanz for Piano and Orchestra Symphonic Dances

Grieg Nielsen Dvořák

Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 Flute Concerto Symphony No. 9 in E minor From The New World

Walton Bruch Butterworth Fauré Elgar

Spitfire Prelude and Fugue Kol Nidrei A Shropshire Lad Elegy Enigma Variations

Liszt Liszt Rachmaninov

BPO’s 2010 season opens with a long overdue visit to Wagner in one of his most enjoyable and grand overtures. Then the orchestra marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Franz Liszt with his wellknown First Piano Concerto and the almost unknown Totentanz, a paraphrase of the Dies Irae with late romantic and gothic overtones. The Dies Irae also features in the Symphonic Dances of Rachmaninov, the composer’s last work, written in America. The ecclesiastical chants, unusual sonorities and rhythmic vitality of the three movements evoke memories of a Russia long gone. BPO favourite and serving president John Lill has guested more than any other artist since the fifties. Here he makes a welcome return as concert soloist. Sun 3 Oct, 2.45pm Concert Hall £9, £13, £19, £24, £29, premium seats £32 Open Weekend P36 12

The second concert of the season features works linked by each composer’s expression of their native folk traditions viewed both from home and away. Let your imagination wander through the expansive melodies of Dvořák’s New World, do battle in Grieg’s Hall of the Mountain King (written for Ibsen's Peer Gynt) and marvel at the wit and invention of Carl August Nielsen’s Nordic tone world. This is the BPO’s ‘Children’s Concert’, introducing young ears to some of the most evocative music in the repertoire. There will be an ‘open’ rehearsal and a question and answer session with Christine, Barry and other members of the orchestra for Friends and young guests alike.

A concert of contemplative, nostalgic and stirring music for Remembrance Sunday. The programme makes a link with and pays tribute to all those who gave so much in two World Wars and in other conflicts. The concert is not all elegiac though; there are many joyful and sparky moments particularly in the Walton and Elgar and a range of diverse musical traditions represented in the Fauré, Butterworth and Bruch. Perhaps the biggest treat, though, is to hear live, the Enigma Variations including the well known and supremely moving Nimrod.

Sun 24 Oct, 2.45pm Concert Hall £9, £13, £19, £24, £29, premium seats £32

Sun 14 Nov, 2.45pm Concert Hall £9, £13, £19, £24, £29, premium seats £32


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Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra Barry Wordsworth conductor Brighton Festival Youth Choir Corelli

Concerto Grosso in G minor (‘Christmas Concerto’) Richard Rodney Bennett Four American Carols (World Première) Serenade Op. 22 in E major Dvořák A concert celebrating the start of the festive season. Sir Richard Rodney Bennett is an English composer perhaps best known for his film scores (Murder on the Orient Express, Four Weddings and a Funeral) and his love of jazz. Here, he creates and sets carols from his homeland and his adoptive USA. These settings are partnered with two lively and uplifting classics of the string repertoire – Corelli’s energetic baroque classic, the ever popular ‘Christmas Concerto’; and Dvořák’s elegant Serenade, allegedly written in two weeks, in the same year as the Fifth Symphony, String Quintet No. 2 and opera Vanda.

Sun 21 Nov, 2.45pm Concert Hall £9, £13, £19, £24, £29, premium seats £32

Howard Shelley

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Mendelssohn Schumann Tchaikovsky

‘The Hebrides’ (Fingal's Cave) Piano Concerto in A minor Symphony No. 4 in F minor

Mendelssohn’s stormy classic 'The Hebrides’ – a stirring evocation of the grandeur of nature in the Scottish Islands – opens this concert featuring guest conductor and soloist Howard Shelley. Howard undertakes both roles in the Schumann piano concerto, performed here in this, the composer's 200th anniversary year. Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony – a meditation on fate, denial and the serenity of dreams – was written under the patronage of Nadezda von Meck, a prolific partnership that also produced the Fifth Symphony, the Violin Concerto and Eugene Onegin.

Sun 5 Dec, 2.45pm Concert Hall £9, £13, £19, £24, £29, premium seats £32

John Bradbury Guest soloists

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New Year’s Eve Viennese Concert

The end of year festivities just wouldn’t be the same without the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra’s traditional Viennese Concert. This year it is led for the first time in authentic Viennese style from the violin by concert master John Bradbury. In addition to familiar classics such as the Blue Danube Waltz, Tritsch Tratsch Polka and Radetzky March, the afternoon will include an array of other waltzes, polkas and quadrilles, colourful virtuosic showpieces and glittering operetta to get your celebrations off to a rousing start. This is a fund-raising concert for the John Carewe Brighton Orchestra Trust, supporting the BPO.

Fri 31 Dec, 2.45pm Concert Hall £9, £13, £19, £24, £29, premium seats £32

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Best of the Fest ‘Best of the Fest’ is the biggest night of comedy in Brighton and maybe even the world! It's a guaranteed showcase of big laughs, headline acts and stand-up stars. Definitely the only place to be this October!

Thu 7 – Sat 23 Oct We are proud to announce the ninth annual Brighton Comedy Festival featuring the best comedy talent in the business. Star acts such as TV’s Al Murray, Jimmy Carr, Ardal O’Hanlon, Julian Clary, Stewart Lee and Frankie Boyle will be performing their shows alongside popular and award-winning stand-ups Mark Watson, Sarah Millican and Kevin Bridges. More acts are still to be announced in the coming weeks; visit www.brightoncomedyfestival.com for information.

Age 14+ Fri 8, 15 & 22 Oct, 8pm Concert Hall £16 (£14 concessions), groups of 8+ £12

Robin Ince’s Bad Book Club Robin Ince is back with a brand new show, combining his twin passions: science and bad literature.The Bad Book Club clashes Cliff Richard biographies with evolutionary biology, Dutch astrology with books on how to pick up sexy girls. Meanwhile Spiders from Mars are explained away as a scientific impossibility. ‘Thoughtful, provocative and very funny.’ The Times Age 14+ Fri 8 Oct, 7.30pm Pavilion Theatre £12 (£10 concessions)

Tommy Tiernan Crooked Man 'This man is funny.' ***** Metro Award-winning Irish comic Tommy Tiernan returns to the Comedy Festival. A fearless force of energy, Tiernan is inspiring and one of the few comics to take his audience on a genuine emotional journey as he continues his constant interrogation of the big ideas – sex, religion, family. Age 18+ Fri 8 & Sat 9 Oct, 9.15pm Pavilion Theatre £14 (£12 concessions)

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Phil Nichol Welcome to Crazy Town On 19 Jan 1974, legendary Beat poet Bobby Spade performed his magnum opus Welcome to Crazytown at Baltimore’s famous jazz club, Bertha’s. Now Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Phil Nichol recreates that event. ‘Beyond brilliant’ ***** Scotsman ‘Consistently funny’ ***** List Age 16+ Sat 9 Oct, 7.30pm Pavilion Theatre £12 (£10 concessions)

Warning: May Contain Nuts A taboo-busting afternoon of comedy, story and song featuring people who have experienced mental health issues (and other people who have not – yet). Special guests include: John Hegley – ‘One of the most distinctive voices of his generation, except when he has a sore throat’ and Seaneen Molloy – the blogger behind the award-winning The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive. Supported by arts charity Company Paradiso

Adam Hills Mess Around Australia's triple Perrier nominee returns to Brighton with something a little different. Adam's throwing the script out the window and devoting an hour to adlibbing with the audience. No script, no plan, no idea. ***** Scotsman. Age 16+

Sarah Millican Chatterbox 'Probably the finest female comedian working at the moment.' Time Out The star of Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week, and if.comedy Best Newcomer announces her debut UK tour. The sweet and filthy Geordie’s stand-up show promises jokes about life, love and what to do when your boyfriend puts a sock on your boob during sex. Age 14+ Sat 9 & Sat 16 Oct, 7.30pm Corn Exchange £12 (£10 concessions)

Sat 9 Oct, 9.30pm Corn Exchange £14 (£12 concessions)

Sun 10 Oct, 4pm Pavilion Theatre £6 (£3 concessions)

Andrew O’Neill Occult Comedian ‘Packs in more gags and info than anyone else on the circuit. I doubt you’ll find a funnier (and more thought-provoking) show.’ The Stage Andrew O'Neill is British comedy’s hottest property right now. This year he’s toured the world, with appearances at the Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and New Zealand Festivals, plus the Adelaide Fringe and Hollywood Fringe. Age 16+ Sun 10 Oct, 7.45pm Pavilion Theatre £12 (£10 concessions)

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Frankie Boyle

Al Murray, The Pub Landlord

I Would Happily Punch Every One of You in the Face

Barrel of Fun ‘The way he integrates the crowd into the show is awe-inspiring.’ The Times

'You can forgive Frankie Boyle's confidence and his apparent belief that he is really that good. That is simply, because he is.' Edinburgh Evening News

Al Murray, The Pub Landlord, is back on the road to roll out his Barrel of Fun, a brand new stand-up show. Britain’s best-known pub philosopher will be serving up his own special brew of bar room banter at the festival. ‘A national treasure.’ ***** Daily Telegraph

Following his epic record-breaking tour in 2008, star of BBC2’s Mock the Week and one of the hottest and most controversial comedians on the block is back with an all new live show. Age 16+ Mon 11 & Tue 12 Oct, 7pm Concert Hall £20

Kevin Bridges Edinburgh Fringe sell-out and star of BBC1's Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, Live at the Apollo and CH4’s Stand up for the Week returns with a brand new show. 'Will have you snorting long after leaving the venue.' Scotsman Age 16+ Tue 12 Oct, 9.30pm Corn Exchange £14 (£12 concessions)

Russell Kane

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Smokescreens and Castles

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'Bold, defiant ... shot through with vulnerability.' Sunday Times In his new show, the triple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee explores self, family and the consequences of his dad buying their council house. Sociological silliness and high energy contortions guaranteed. Age 16+ Tue 12 Oct, 7.30pm Corn Exchange £14 (£12 concessions)

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Paul Zerdin

Stewart Francis

Sponge Fest Revisited

‘One of very few stand-ups whose perfectly crafted gags bear proper comparison with transatlantic greats like Steven Wright and Woody Allen.’ The Guardian Great comedians come in cycles. Look no further as Stewart Francis – Mock the Week; Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow; 8 Out of 10 Cats – rolls into town for ‘80 minutes of mind-blowing stand-up comedy’ ***** (Scotsman).

'Technically immaculate, it's what he does with his slick talent that really sets him apart.' The Guardian

Fri 15 Oct, 7.30pm Corn Exchange £14 (£12 concessions)

Pete Firman Jokes and Tricks 'Fusing jaw-dropping tricks with a fast and furious delivery of gags.' List 'Funnier than most comedians ... more magical than Dumbledore on a good day.' Time Out Britain's leading comedy magician Pete Firman returns with 'the best tricks in the universe' (The Independent). Age 14+

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Wed 13 Oct, 7.45pm Pavilion Theatre £12 (£10 concessions)

Ardal O’Hanlon 'His timing and technique are outstanding. In a world already overpopulated by comedians, he really makes a difference.' The Stage The award-winning actor, writer, comedian and star of Father Ted, My Hero and Val Falvey is also a consummate stand-up who has toured globally to sellout audiences. Age 14+ Thu 14 Oct, 7.30pm Corn Exchange £18

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Britain's leading ventriloquist/comedian Paul Zerdin was the stand-out performer of last year's Royal Variety Performance. Now he comes to Brighton. Come and see Paul and friends, Sam, Albert, Baby and a few new tricks up his sleeves... Age 14+ Thu 14 Oct, 8pm Pavilion Theatre £12 (£10 concessions)

Josie Long

Isy Suttie

Be Honourable

Love Lost in the British Retail Industry

'What great comedy can be. Inspired and inspiring.' ***** Metro Be Honourable! is about trying to be a saint, strangers, politics, complacency and breakfast. The show’s aim is to provoke people into changing the world. Consider it a safe space to relax while Josie's soothing estuary tones echo around the cave. Josie is earnest and full of optimism. It's a ramshackle call-to-arms.

‘Isy’s unique style contains both comedy and pathos, with a winning stage manner that will leave your heart full of hope. A voice you want to swim in.’ The Independent

Age 14+ Thu 14 Oct, 9.30pm Pavilion Theatre £12 (£10 concessions)

Best known as Dobby from Peep Show, musical comic Isy Suttie performs her multi-character musical love story set in a Northern supermarket, with songs and diary extracts in an often difficult quest for ‘The One’. Age 16+ Fri 15 Oct, 7.45pm Pavilion Theatre £12 (£10 concessions) 17


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Rich Hall

Greg Davies

Jimmy Carr

‘Intelligent, passionate and angry comedy.’ Evening Standard Edinburgh Fringe favourite and Perrier Award- winner Rich Hall is back on the road after wowing audiences as part of Channel 4’s Comedy Gala at the O2 and the Comedy Benefit in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall. ‘Now is the time to grab this chance to see the great man at work.’ The Guardian

Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog

Laughter Therapy

Age 16+

The hotly anticipated solo debut from Greg Davies. Mr Gilbert from The Inbetweeners and the most out-of-shape member of We Are Klang brings you the story of one man's snack-based epiphany. This stand-up show promises to address every single issue important to the human race. But it lies – it won’t address any. Come though, it’ll be funny.

Fri 15 Oct, 9.30pm Corn Exchange £15 (£13 concessions)

'Compelling, memorable and hilarious.' Chortle.co.uk

Age 16+ Sat 16 Oct, 9.15pm Pavilion Theatre £12.50

Susan Calman Constantly Seeking Susan Let the award-winning Glaswegian fireball take you on a journey of self-discovery, self-assessment and selfishness. Bring a date! Bring a friend! Bring a stranger! Bring your pets! Bring yourself! 'A dead-cert comedy gold.' The Guardian Age 14+ Sat 16 Oct, 7.30pm Pavilion Theatre £12 (£10 concessions)

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'She'll make you chuckle your pants off.' Time Out

Stephen Grant Facepalm Award-winning Brighton comedian (Chortle Best Compere, 2008) and host of the Krater Comedy Club hits the Festival with his brand new show, full of forehead-slapping revelations, observations, and exwife related red mist. Plus interaction, pedantry, and laughs. ‘An absolute humdinger.’ The Scotsman Age 14+

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Sun 17 Oct, 7.30pm Corn Exchange £12 (£10 concessions)

If you've got a sick sense of humour then maybe laughter is the best medicine. Laughter Therapy is Jimmy's ninth solo show. It'll be an evening of non- stop jokes, gags and banter. Not to be taken if you have a sensitive disposition or an overactive moral compass. Recommended dose: one brand new show to be taken annually (I said annually!). Age 16+ Sat 16 & Sun 17 Oct, 8pm Concert Hall £25


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Julian Clary Lord of the Mince ‘Lots of camp smut and double entendres sidesplittingly hilarious.’ Daily Mirror Julian has graciously agreed to extend his sell-out world tour to bring even more joy to the people of Britain: ‘I can't stop now – I’m 50. The shame of it! This will be an intimate evening – a celebration, no less, of my twenty-five years in the camp spotlight: how I got there and why I refuse to leave. Come and see me before they put me in a home for tired old knackers.’ Age 16+

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Wed 20 Oct, 7.30pm Corn Exchange £20 (£18 concessions)

Stewart Lee Vegetable Stew ‘He’s the most exciting comedian in the country, bar none.’ **** The Times With the ‘trademark brilliance that makes him such a brave, invigorating stand-up’ (Mail on Sunday), writer and comedian Stewart Lee presents a vegetable stew of brand new work in preparation for his 2011 TV series. See it live so you can begin the backlash ahead of transmission.

Mark Watson 'A classic observational humourist, a stand-up superstar.' Time Out New York

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Multi-award-winning comedian; host of BBC's We Need Answers; Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Mock the Week regular; and star of cult Radio 4 series Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better returns with his most personal, most surprising and funniest show yet.

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Andrew Lawrence

Jack Whitehall

Too Ugly for Television Tour

'Highly accomplished stand-up.' The Observer

'Lawrence packs more laughs into one of his ninetysecond rants than most comics manage in half an hour.’ Scotsman Life’s not fair and the world’s a disgusting place to live. Here double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and ‘one of the funniest and brightest young talents of the UK standup circuit’ (The Guardian) Andrew Lawrence tries to find some consolation. Wed 20 Oct, 9.15pm Pavilion Theatre £12 (£10 concessions)

Shappi Khorsandi The Moon on a Stick Star of BBC Radio 4's Shappi Talk and BBC1's Live at the Apollo is back with a brand new show about wanting it all! 'On the brink of becoming a household name.' Evening Standard

Learning Difficulties People say you learn from your mistakes. Jack reckons that's b*ll?*ks and that we stumble through life making the same mistakes over and over again. We just get slightly better at dealing with the fallout! 'A wonderfully enjoyable hour of comedy.' **** Daily Telegraph Age 14+

Alun Cochrane Jokes, Life and Jokes About Life ‘The best, as well as the most natural stand-up I've seen at the Fringe this year...’ The Independent An envelope stuffed full of my own hand-chiselled, lovingly created jokes, versus a bag of ‘life’ (not insulin: anecdotes, observations). But which is funniest? Let's decide together. ‘Filled with prime laugh-out-loud stupid moments.’ ***** List Age 16+ Thu 21 Oct, 7.45pm Pavilion Theatre £12

Zoe Lyons

Age 14+

Clown Busting

Thu 21 Oct, 7.30pm Corn Exchange £14 (£12 concessions)

‘Brilliantly acerbic ... one of UK comedy's fastest-rising talents...’ The Guardian Zoe Lyons (BBC’s Mock the Week; ITV’s Paul O’Grady Show) has come to realise that life’s too short and she’s going to try to be happy ... although the word ‘try’ sounds like there’s effort involved and she’s not particularly pleased about that. Age 14+ Fri 22 Oct, 7.30pm Corn Exchange £14 (£12 concessions)

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Frisky and Mannish

Jim Jefferies

The College Years

Alcoholocaust

Following their smash-hit debut School of Pop, F&M are back. Every truly great high-school show needs a kick-ass college sequel. This year, the dynamite duo are throwing down the intellectual gauntlet and inviting you to The College Years. A thesis in pop dialectics from 'twisted pop cabaret’ sensation Frisky and Mannish.

'One of the most gratifyingly riotous comedians working today.' *****List Never afraid to court controversy, Jefferies' forthright and opinionated shows have sometimes divided audiences. But no one ever said being a comedian was easy, even if Jefferies makes it look that way. With five Edinburgh Fringe sell-out shows, numerous TV appearances, an HBO hour-long comedy special and phenomenal critical acclaim, Jefferies is now one of the biggest names in comedy around the globe.

Age 14+ Fri 22 Oct, 9.15pm Pavilion Theatre £12 (£10 concessions)

Age 18+ Sat 23 Oct, 9.30pm Corn Exchange £14 (£12 concessions)

Seann Walsh ‘This generation’s Dylan Moran, with the looks, gags, charm to become something quite special.’ Time Out Everybody likes a good moan; Seann Walsh has turned it into an art form. His friends have even stopped asking him for favours, to avoid the fuss. Favours, to him, are just another way of saying, ‘Can I make your life more difficult?’ The only thing Seann actually likes is his hometown, Brighton. Age 14+ Sat 23 Oct, 7.45pm Pavilion Theatre £10

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I’d Happily Punch Myself in the Face

Sean Lock Lockipedia ****Guardian ****Time Out ****Evening Standard Lockipedia is a brand new stand-up show from the comedian Sean Lock. Lockipedia is a very unreliable, misleading but highly entertaining information resource. Lockipedia is sloppy knowledge. Lockipedia is what Sean ‘knows’ about stuff. Lockipedia can only be accessed live. Lockipedia is funny! Age 14+ Sat 23 Oct, 8pm Concert Hall £17.50

The Brighton Comedy Festival has established itself over the last eight years as a jewel in the world of stand-up. Over three weekends around fifty of the best comedians working in live comedy strut the boards of Brighton Dome’s Concert Hall, Corn Exchange and Pavilion Theatre. Brighton has always been a place of escape and there's no better antidote to our modern times than live comedy. www.brightoncomedyfestival.com

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The Treason Show The world is a funny place. But did you know it's also amoral, depraved, corrupt, sadistic and altogether perverted? This year, The Treason Show – Brighton's famous gag-a-minute sketch show – celebrates 10 years of biting topical satire. Written by a team of over 40 writers and performed by a multitalented ensemble cast, The Treason Show has been taking a satirical swipe at the world of politics, sport and popular culture since its debut in June 2000. Its irreverent treatment of all things topical leaves no stone unturned, nor is any famous figure immune from its razor-sharp comic edge. The Treason Show is rather partial to strong language and adult themes, and may contain nudity. It is suitable only for adults ... the more unscrupulous the adult, the better, it has to be said!

Savagely funny... fantastically silly The Guardian

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Ross Noble Nonsensory Overload Following his mammoth Things tour – including six weeks at London’s Apollo Theatre and the biggest live stand-up gig in Australian history – Ross Noble is back. So get ready for a Nonsensory Overload as 'the most brilliant stand-up of his generation' (Sunday Telegraph) unleashes his Geordie wit and freewheeling silliness on Brighton Dome once more. Voted one of the top 10 greatest stand-ups of all time by Channel 4 viewers, and widely considered to be the master of offkilter surreal improv, Noble is a peerless live comedian. Catch him in full flow as he spins forth his hilarious nonsense for your delirious amusement. In short: prepare to laugh till it smarts!

Age 18+

Age 15+ Presented by Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live Ltd

Fri 3 & Sat 4 Dec, 8pm Pavilion Theatre £12.50 (£10 concessions)

Wed 8 & Thu 9 Dec, 8pm Concert Hall £21 (£19 concessions)


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An Evening with Fay Weldon

Born Radical Nawal El Saadawi in conversation with Clare Short

Sussex Salon Series

Novelist, playwright and screenwriter Fay Weldon selects some of the many cultural references in her life – from literature and music to visual arts – and discusses what they mean to her.

Clare Short talks to Nawal El Saadawi about her novels, non-fiction books and issues the Egyptian feminist and activist has fought for all her life. A powerful meeting of two giants from literature and politics.

Debate some of the hot topics of our age in a series of roundtable discussions between University of Sussex academics, other expert contributors and you, the audience. Ask a question or register your views using our electronic voting system. Tickets £6 (£4 concessions), price includes a free drink

A central figure among bohemian writers, artists and thinkers of the 60s, Fay has maintained a unique cultural position through four turbulent decades. During that time she’s written over 20 novels including the Booker-shortlisted Praxis (1978), The Lives and Loves of a SheDevil (1983) and her latest, the shadowy ghost story Kehua! She has also produced five collections of short stories, several children's books and numerous plays for TV, radio and stage.

Nawal El Saadawi’s prolific and provocative work (Woman at Point Zero, God Dies by the Nile, The Hidden Face of Eve et al.) has always challenged the status quo, often resulting in personal persecution. She has published over 40 books, translated into some 30 languages.

An icon to many, a thorn-in-the-flesh to others, she has never failed to excite, surprise or spark controversy. Don't miss this rare and compelling literary encounter.

Clare Short was Secretary of State for International Development in Tony Blair’s government from 3 May 1997 until her resignation on 12 May 2003. Her book An Honourable Deception?: New Labour, Iraq, and the Misuse of Power, was published in 2004.

In association with New Writing South

Presented by African Writers Abroad (PEN), SABLE LitMag and New Writing South.

Mon 4 Oct, 7.30pm Pavilion Theatre £12 (£10 concessions)

Thu 18 Nov, 7.30pm Pavilion Theatre £12 (£10 concessions)

‘The expert patient’ The Internet age has spawned the ‘expert patient’, but is lay knowledge and selfdiagnosis actually good for our health or medical science? Find out with The Guardian’s Ed Halliwell (The Mindfulness Manifesto); Sally Smith QC (senior medical law barrister); Prof. Gillian Bendelow (Health, Emotion and the Body); Dr Catherine Will (sociologist of science, technology and health); and Jo Bridgeman (Parental Responsibility, Young Children and Health Care Law). Wed 6 Oct, 8pm, Founders Room, Brighton Dome Foyer How new is the ‘new politics’? Post expenses scandal and mid coalition, have we entered a ‘new politics’? Or is it business as usual behind the spin? Join in the debate with: Caroline Lucas (Green MP, Brighton Pavilion); Lib Dem politician Mark Oaten (author of Coalition); Prof. Paul Webb (The Modern British Party System); Dr Tim Bale (The Conservative Party: From Thatcher to Cameron); Dr Luke Martell (New Labour); and Dr Charlotte Skeet (legal expert: human rights, constitutionalism and gender). Wed 3 Nov, 8pm, Founders Room, Brighton Dome Foyer What difference have civil partnerships made? With the advent of civil partnerships have all the debates now been won re: same-sex rights? Or are there still political, social and religious obstacles en route to equality? Discussing same-sex issues – from partners and parenting to UK policy – is an expert panel headed up by gay rights activist, campaigner and writer Peter Tatchell. Full panel members to be announced… Wed 1 Dec, 8pm, Founders Room, Brighton Dome Foyer

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Storyville: Women Writers Festival Storyville is a new literature festival curated for Brighton Dome by Sarah-Jane Roberts. In its first year it brings together a wealth of established and emerging women writers from the UK, the US, India, Africa and Sri Lanka. Some draw on family histories and personal experience for their stories, others use real life crimes and scenarios as a springboard for biting satires or literary thrillers. Together they present a wonderful array of different voices, characters, stories and perspectives on everything from identity, memory, war and tragedy to love, loss and desire… We hope you enjoy hearing their stories.

Fri 19 – Sun 21 Nov, Pavilion Theatre, Brighton Dome Lionel Shriver – in Conversation

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Mental illness, magical thinking, obsession and dysfunctional families abound in four powerful debuts. Emma Henderson’s Grace Williams Says It Loud is the story of a young woman's life in the Briar Mental Institution in the 1950s. Brighton-based debutante Justine Kilkerr’s Advice for Strays explores the impact of the disappearance of a famous, schizophrenic father on his daughter's life. Deborah Kay Davies’ True Things About Me is the story of a woman drawn into a sexually charged and highly volatile relationship. Emily Mackie’s And This Is True tells of confinement and escape, as an adolescent boy confronts his strange intimacy with his eccentric father. Image: Graph idigital. com

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Fri 19 Nov, 8pm £8

New Voices: Emma Henderson, Justine Kilkerr, Deborah Kay Davies and Emily Mackie

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Author and journalist Lionel Shriver’s brutally compelling international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin kicked up a hornet's nest of controversy. Her new novel So Much For That is no less bold: a searing account of an American couple whose marriage is stressed and strengthened when one of them becomes seriously ill with cancer. A furious comment on America’s health care system pre-Obama, the book questions how much a life is worth as the couple watches their life savings dwindle away. Join Lionel as she reads from and discusses her latest work.

Sat 20 Nov, 12 noon £6

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The Music of Chance Catherine O’Flynn and Lois Walden Comedy, tragedy and self-discovery link two new novels by distinctive literary voices from both sides of the Atlantic.

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Catherine O'Flynn follows her Costa-winning debut What Was Lost with the eagerly anticipated The News Where You Are. A funny and poignant story of a bad TV presenter and his extended family, it is also a blisteringly sharp satire on modern Britain and love. New Yorkbased songwriter and actress Lois Walden has worked and performed with Dionne Warwick, Chaka Khan and Jane Fonda, amongst others. Her debut novel One More Stop is a poignant coming-of-age story of secrets, the past and transformative relationships. Sat 20 Nov, 2pm £8

Meet the Author: Louise Welsh Secrets, lies, sex, death and mystery – what more could you ask for at a literary crime encounter?! Award-winning author, playwright and broadcaster Louise Welsh has helped redefine the crime genre over the last decade with her best-selling novels The Cutting Room (2002), Tamburlaine Must Die (2004) and The Bullet Trick (2006). Here she unveils her ‘most thrilling yet’, Naming the Bones. Infused with trademark wit and dark Gothic charisma, this chilling tale of obsession, literature and magic is ‘an electrifying journey into one man’s heart of darkness’ (Kate Atkinson). Sat 20 Nov, 4pm £8

Bonnie Greer: on Obama Music London-based writer and cultural commentator Bonnie Greer was born in the south side of Chicago – one of America's most formidable black communities. In her latest book Obama Music, Bonnie argues that the US's first black premiership is a distinctly ‘southside presidency’, informed by its unique history and culture, particularly its music – the blues, soul, jazz and gospel that’s been its soundtrack for a century. Part memoir, part history, part cultural analysis, it is one African-American woman's account of watching, from the other side of the ocean, history in the making. Sat 20 Nov, 6pm £8

Jackie Kay: on Red Dust Road ‘Red Dust Road is a fantastic, probing and heart-warming read.' The Independent Celebrated poet and novelist Jackie Kay reads from and discusses the inspiration behind her new book Red Dust Road. An emotive and often hilarious story of belonging, belief, destiny and love, it takes us on an autobiographical journey from Glasgow to Lagos as Jackie traces her birth parents – her Highland mother and Nigerian father. Jackie Kay is the awardwinning author of Trumpet (the Guardian Fiction Prize), a prolific and acclaimed body of poetry and two short story collections, Why Don’t You Stop Talking and Wish I Was Here. Sat 20 Nov, 8pm £8

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literature New Voices: Anjali Joseph, Amy Sackville and Caroline Smailes Three promising young writers explore identity, secret longing, grief and family ties in their globetrotting debuts. In Saraswati Park writer and former Elle (India) editor Anjali Joseph turns to her native Mumbai for a 'wry and delicate portrait of domestic life' (Giles Foden). Set in Malta and Liverpool, Caroline Smailes’ new novel Like Bees to Honey is a heartfelt and an unsettling tale of family, religion, secrets and ghosts. Amy Sackville’s ‘exceptional debut’ (Financial Times) The Still Point chronicles a doomed Arctic adventure and a haunting love story, spanning epochs and continents.

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Love, Loss and Tragedy Across Continents Aminatta Forna and Roma Tearne How do writers interweave the political and personal in their novels? Questions of home and homeland, and how ordinary lives are shaped by extraordinary circumstance, pervade two startling new novels. Roma Tearne (Bone China, Mosquito) fled Sri Lanka for Britain at the age of ten. This formative experience underpins her latest novel The Swimmer, the story of a chance encounter between a solitary Suffolk woman and a young Sri Lankan asylum seeker. The Memory of Love, the new novel by Scottish-born South African writer/broadcaster Aminatta Forna explores similar themes of loss and exile, as an English psychologist becomes embroiled in a devastating civil war in Sierra Leone. Sun 21 Nov, 4pm £8

True Blood Cathi Unsworth and Francis Kay How do novelists transform the dark realities of true crime into convincing and compassionate noir fiction? In her latest novel, Bad Penny Blues (‘the English Black Dahlia’ – David Peace), author, editor and former Sounds writer Cathi Unsworth revisits the unsolved Jack the Stripper murders of late 50s/early 60s Soho. Informed by real-life crimes like the Mary Bell and Jamie Bolger cases, Francis Kay's debut novel Micka is written from the perspective of two 11-year-old boys, tracing their friendship and increasingly dysfunctional family lives. Sun 21 Nov, 6pm £8

Meet the Author: Ali Smith

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'Ali Smith has got style, ideas, and punch. Read her.' Jeanette Winterson Ali Smith is a multi-award-winning novelist, playwright and short story writer. Her books include Free Love and Other Stories, Hotel World (shortlisted for the Booker and Orange Prize 2001), and The Accidental, which beat Salman Rushdie and Nick Hornby to the Whitbread Novel Award 2004. Here she will be reading exclusive extracts from her next novel There But For The (due in spring 2011) and discussing her writing, her characters and her literary influences. Sun 21 Nov, 8pm £8 Dome Saver!

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Gare St Lazare Players Ireland

The End by Samuel Beckett Performed by Conor Lovett Directed by Judy Hegarty Lovett

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Conor Lovett – considered by many to be the definitive Beckett performer – brings the Nobel Laureate’s short prose story The End to life in a one man tour de force. The End is a gritty account of the last days of an old man’s life as he struggles to live despite his willingness to die. Evicted from an institution of care he fends stoically for himself, in a state somewhere between his dreams and reality. Beckett masterfully balances the tragedy of his story with perfectly pitched comedy.

Gare St Lazare have built a peerless reputation for their arresting presentations of Beckett's prose on stage and have toured to over 65 cities around the world. Beckett himself considered his prose 'the important work'. So if you thought Godot was the final word on Beckett, think again. The End is the perfect introduction to his dark humour, compassion and unerring integrity.

Comedy, sly and biting, all the sharper for seeming to come out of hiding ...

If That’s All There Is Inspector Sands A successful but desperately average couple are teetering on the brink of marriage. As the days count down towards the big one, panic rises and both find themselves unexpectedly entangled with other people. As their nice, normal lives begin to unravel, the question of what it would take to make them truly happy leads into increasingly dangerous, surreal and hilarious territory. For anyone who’s ever wanted to stand on a windswept plain, howling for lost love… Inspired by the Peggy Lee song, Is That All There Is? , this is the second show from Inspector Sands (‘a young company with a big talent’ – The Times), winners of the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe Prize 2009. Their hit debut Hysteria has toured extensively around the UK and internationally.

Brilliant, slippery. Deliciously sharp and witty

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 The Guardian Commissioned by the Lyric Hammersmith. Co-developed at South Street, Reading and the Nightingale Theatre, Brighton. Supported by Alleyn’s School.

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Teatr Pieśń Kozła (Song of the Goat Theatre)

Macbeth Performed in English Shakespeare's tragic tale of madness and murder is retold in a powerful new production by award-winning Polish company Teatr Pieśń Kozła. Blending text, movement and polyphonic song, the international ensemble explores the musicality and muscularity of Shakespeare's poetry. The story is there, the characters are there, but as the action unfolds through a uniquely imagined physical and vocal language, the drama is born anew. Teatr Pieśń Kozła’s Macbeth began life during the RSC’s Complete Works season in Stratford upon Avon (2006) and was created over two years. Shifting seamlessly from dramatic scene to visceral movement and soaring song, it is a beautiful and chilling production from one of Poland's most innovative companies. Founded in 1996, Teatr Pieśń Kozła has toured worldwide including two award-winning runs at Edinburgh in 2004 and 2006. This is the company's first full UK tour.

A show that comes straight from the belly but which lands a bull's-eye on the heart The Guardian on TPK’s Chronicles, 2004

Duration: 75 mins (no interval) Age 14+ Tour supported by The Point, Eastleigh, ACE and the Instytut Adama Mickiewicza Thu 25, Fri 26 & Sat 27 Nov, 8pm Dome Saver! Corn Exchange Workshop! P37 £15 (£12.50 concessions) Book Macbeth and Shakespeare à la Carte supper club for £25

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Hydrocracker Theatre Company

Shakespeare à la Carte Fancy tacos with Titania? Or buritos with Banquo? You are invited to dine with the Bard in this unique Shakespeare à la Carte experience. From the balcony scene to Dunsinane, your waiter will take your order from a menu of Shakespeare’s greatest hits. The actors – drawn from the National Theatre and RSC – will then perform nourishing speeches and bite-size scenes for your delight. As Polonius might put it, we've got: ‘Tragedy, Comedy, History, Pastoral, Pastorical-Comical, Historical-Pastoral, Tragical-Historical, Tragical-Comical-Historical-Pastoral.’ All served with vittles, verse and a side order of iambic pentameter. With Mexican food from The Secret Restaurant.

Shakespeare à la Carte was delicious... a clever gem of a production Pick of the Week Radio 4 Devised by Richard Hahlo and Jonathan Cullen Commissioned by Brighton Festival Duration approx 75 mins (ends in time to catch Macbeth) Thu 25 & Fri 26 Nov, 6pm Dome Saver! Brighton Dome Foyer Bar £15 (includes Mexican set meal. Please indicate veg or meat when booking). Book Shakespeare à la Carte supper club and Macbeth for £25


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The Diva in Me by Charlotte Jones Directed by Gary Sefton Philippa has the X factor. But she was born in the wrong place – Coventry, at the wrong time – about forty years too late for the golden era of musicals. She grows up. She falls in love. She gets married. She has a baby. All the ordinary things. But inside she’s still a DIVA. Until her husband leaves her, her best friend dies and her X factor becomes a hideous eX factor…

Bane A one-man show written and performed by Joe Bone Hired hand Bruce Bane works the mean streets of pulp fiction. As he goes about his shadowy business down back alleys and eerie sidewalks, he shoots from the hip and asks questions later. Inspired by hard-boiled detective stories and classic film noir, Bane is a hilarious one-man genre parody performed and written by Joe Bone. Joe plays all the parts, bringing his comic antihero and tale of bloody revenge to life with just his body, his voice and live guitar soundtrack. ‘A fast-talking, quick-moving, smart-thinking little gem of a show’ (Scotsman), Bane premiered at Brighton Festival Fringe 2009 (Fringe Review ‘Outstanding Theatre’ Award) before transferring to Edinburgh where its sell-out run received a Stage nomination for Best Solo Performance.

When The Diva in Me previewed as a Platform performance at this year’s Brighton Festival it caused a storm – full house, standing ovation, Argus Angel Award and a nomination for Best Actress from The Latest. Find out what all the fuss was about as the full production now gets its premiere run at Brighton Dome. A funny and moving antidote to celebrity obsession, by Charlotte Jones – starring Philippa Stanton (and Bjork, Amy Winehouse, Eartha Kitt, Judy Garland…).

Sharp and funny…the standing ovation…was justly deserved The Argus

A brilliant hour of comedy-theatre … widescreen thrill with zero props The Guardian

Produced by Brighton Dome and Festival in association with Judith Hibberd Fri 26 Nov, 8pm Pavilion Theatre £10

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Wed 15 – Sat 18 Dec, 8pm Pavilion Theatre £10 (£8 concessions)

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Big Wooden Horse

Pied Piper

M6 Theatre Company

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Laura's Star

Sunflowers and Sheds

by Mo Willems

Based on the original works by Klaus Baumgart Adapted for the stage by Tina Williams

Back by popular demand, everyone's favourite fairfeathered friend swoops into town for more mischievous adventures and musical delights from the creator of Sesame Street. Written by Mo Willems and adapted for the stage by Adam Bampton-Smith, this charming and hilarious show for young children is full of fun, feathers, laughter and excitement, and features original music and lots of audience participation. The friendly bus driver leaves us with one simple instruction: ‘Don't let the pigeon drive the bus!’ However, the pigeon is very clever and whines, bribes, pleads and even sings a song to get his own way...

Laura has always wanted someone special to share her secrets with. One night she finds a star lying, broken, on the pavement. Tenderly, she takes the star home. As it glows warmly in her hand she knows that she will be able to tell it all her secrets. But when she wakes up next morning, the little star has disappeared. Was her special friend just a dream? In this magical story – told with live music and puppetry – a lonely girl learns that friendship sometimes means letting go of your most precious treasures. For over 25 years Pied Piper has touched the hearts and imaginations of children, bringing new and well-loved stories to life. Previous Pied Piper productions include The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch and The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse.

On the allotments down by the railway, Frank’s peaceful routine is turned upside down by the arrival of lively Isabella and her chickens on the neighbouring plot. Through the changing seasons, the seeds of friendship grow side by side with the raspberries, runner beans, memories and dreams. With original music, dynamic set and magical storytelling, Sunflowers and Sheds is an enchanting tale that feeds the imagination and allows it to bloom…

Age: 3+ Duration: 50 mins

Age: 3 – 7 Duration: 50 mins

Age: 4+ Duration: 50 mins

Fri 29, Sat 30 & Sun 31 Oct, Dome Saver! 11am & 2pm Pavilion Theatre £7 (£5 concessions), £22 Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children)

Sat 13 Nov, 11am & 2pm Dome Saver! Pavilion Theatre £7 (£5 concessions), £22 Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children)

Sun 28 Nov, 11am & 2pm Dome Saver! Pavilion Theatre £7 (£5 concessions), £22 Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children)

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From the creative team behind the critically acclaimed One Little Word comes a tender and heart-warming story of discovery for young children and their families.


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Unpacked

Robin and the Big Freeze A festive family show for all ages World Premiere With suitcases and sat navs, the birds are getting ready to leave town. Robin remains; he’s got lots to do like tweeting at anyone who comes near his patch and posing for Christmas cards. But the snow is on its way and lots of it ... is everyone ready for the big freeze? A festive family treat, Robin and the Big Freeze breaks the ice and warms the heart with fantastic puppets, live music and bird-watching for all – whether you're fleeing the nest or ruling the roost this Christmas! Robin and the Big Freeze takes flight care of Unpacked, the creative team behind the full-throttle children's adventure Jumping Mouse. Unpacked tells theatrical tales for all ages with interactive play, physical performance and puppetry. It hopes that audiences will take something home with them: a memory, a smile or that special creative spark...

Commissioned by Brighton Dome Wed 8 & Thu 9 Dec, 10am Dome Saver! Fri 10 Dec, 10am & 6pm Sat 11 Dec, 11am, 2pm & 6pm Sun 12 Dec, 11am, 2pm & 5pm Pavilion Theatre £8 Adults, £6 Children, £5 school groups £25 Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) Signed performance Thu 9 Dec, 10am

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Raymond Gubbay presents

Christmas Tea Dance

Christmas Carol Singalong

Christmas Ball

With the Footloose Dance Orchestra

Presented by Jonathan Cohen

With the Berkeley Square Society Band

Tired of modern life’s rush hour culture? Then take time out from the hurly-burly as the Footloose Dance Orchestra transports you back to the elegant age of the classic tea dance.

Jonathan Cohen piano / conductor / presenter Sophie-Louise Dann special guest singer London Concert Chorus London Concert Orchestra

Recapture the golden age of ballroom dance at the glittering Brighton Dome Christmas ball.

This 15-piece big band is an authentic dance orchestra formed to recapture the ‘golden era’ of popular music from the 1920s and 30s. The ensemble draws on the very best dance music of the period – made famous by many of its best-loved bandleaders. It performs all your favourite dance styles from the jazz-age swing of the foxtrot to the Latin lilt of the tango and rumba.

Clap your hands, stamp your feet and sing, sing, singalong as pianist, conductor and presenter Jonathan Cohen invites you to join the fun in this festive jamboree of carols galore and classic Christmas hits.

Afternoon tea will be served in the splendid Concert Hall foyer. So sit back, soak up the ambience and then dance away the day in timeless tea dance style...

Selected songs include Santa Claus is Coming to Town; Jingle Bells; Let it Snow; Once in Royal David’s City; Winter Wonderland; O Come, All Ye Faithful; O Happy Day; The First Noel; Lord of the Dance; Merry Christmas Everyone; Good King Wenceslas; I Wish it Could be Christmas Every Day and many more…

Once again, the glorious ten-piece Berkeley Square Society Band invites you to slip on your glad rags, dust off your foxtrot and give your feet a treat in the sumptuous setting of the Regency Corn Exchange. From the waltz to the quickstep; charleston to the chacha-cha, it's music, moonlight, love and romance all the way at this seasonal celebration of ballroom bliss. Remember, dress to impress!

Following ten years of sold-out shows at the Royal Albert Hall it's now time to raise the roof of Brighton Dome with this unmissable Christmas Carol Singalong.

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Fri 17 Dec, 7.30pm Concert Hall £12.50, £19.50, £23.50, £27.50

Sat 18 Dec, 8pm Corn Exchange £12.50, £22.50 couples

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Christmas Concert

Winter Ceilidh

Handel's Messiah

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Brighton Festival Chorus Brighton Festival Youth Choir

With the Sussex Pistols

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Brighton Festival Chorus

The best-loved winter knees-up on the block is back with more foot-stomping festive fun. Anyone who's ever been to this annual step-fest will know the score: grab a partner and get ready to swing them off their feet! With Ceilidh maestros the Sussex Pistols at the helm (plus resident caller), you'll soon be Stripping the Willow and dancing the Gypsy Hill Jig with the best of them.

James Morgan Emma Bell Jean Rigby Andrew Staples Christopher Maltman

James Morgan Juliette Pochin

conductor mezzo-soprano

Join Brighton Festival Chorus, Brighton Festival Youth Choir and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for what is now an annual tradition – Brighton Dome’s sixth joyous Sunday afternoon celebration of the very best in Christmas music. Once again conductor James Morgan ushers in the Yuletide season in the company of Classic FM star mezzo-soprano, Juliette Pochin, and other special guests. Together they present an unforgettable afternoon of festive family music ranging from traditional to modern, from Bach to Britten, including all your best-loved carols and Xmas favourites like Away in the Manger, Sleigh Ride, Hark the Herald Angels Sing and In the Bleak Midwinter. Plus the chance to sing your heart out accompanied by two of the UK’s top choirs!

Under-8s chill-out room, kids’ cocktails and fully stocked bar for grown-up revellers – all the ingredients for a midwinter family fiesta.

conductor soprano alto tenor baritone

There is no better way to celebrate the festive season than Handel's glorious choral masterpiece Messiah. For one night only the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Brighton Festival Chorus and four world-class soloists bring this dramatic oratorio to life. When Messiah was first performed at Dublin's New Musical Hall in 1742, profits were shared – in a suitably charitable gesture – between two hospitals and a debtor's prison. It has since become one of the most popular and enduring choral works ever written, its beautiful arias and rousing choruses resounding with joy and reverence across the ages.

The last five years have all sold out in advance so book early and make this a Christmas to remember. Sun 19 Dec, 4pm Concert Hall £12.50, £15, £20, £25

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Sun 19 Dec, 7pm Dome Saver! Corn Exchange £8 Adults, £5 Children, £22 Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children)

Wed 22 Dec, 7.30pm Concert Hall £15, £22.50, £27.50, £30

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Robin Ince Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People In its first ever venture outside of London, Robin Ince’s sell-out Christmas hit brings together a stellar cast of Britain's finest scientists, comedians and musicians. Together they rejoice in a unique comic celebration of the many wonders of our universe – from black holes to Bonobo apes…

Ida Barr Last Christmas (Possibly) Live each day as though it’s your last, some yoga-type said. Ida Barr is treating this Xmas as though it’s her last. And she’s going out with a bang. Or rather a smashing Yuletide theatrical happening for the Brighton massive.

This year's line-up is still to be announced, but previous guests have included Richard Dawkins, Dara O Briain, Jarvis Cocker, Mark Steel, Ben Goldacre, Alan Moore and Brian Cox.

Ida Barr is a former Music Hall singer who’s embraced hip-hop and rap. She’s just been heard on Jay-Z’s new album on the song Joined at the Hip (Hop). She’s been called Lady Ga-Ga meets Lord Haw Haw and she’s putting together an Xmas extravaganza to ease you into the festive season.

Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People is created and hosted by Robin Ince – multi-award-winning comedian and co-presenter of Radio 4's science show Infinite Monkey Cage.

With a mixture of music, comedy and gentle interactive fun, this show is as full of good times as a parson’s nose is packed with Paxo!

O come all ye non-faithful, and rejoice in science … Robin Ince's alternative festive show celebrates a sense of wonder and free speech The Guardian

Sun 12 Dec, 7.30pm Concert Hall £15 (£12.50 concessions)

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Ida Barr is the star of Radio 4’s new comedy series Artificial Hip Hop; written and performed by Christopher Green.

The audience were speechless with pleasure at the antics of this Music Hall legend mashing up R n B with hilarious results The Telegraph Mon 20 – Thu 23 Dec, 8pm Fri 24 Dec, 7pm Pavilion Theatre £12.50 Signed performance Thu 23 Dec

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Peter and the Wolf Live!

The Treason Show’s

The Orchestra of the Blue Balloon

That was the Year That Was 2010

Mark Stephenson conductor BreakThru Films’ Oscar®-winning animation of Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf gets the big-screen treatment in an unforgettable Christmas concert experience for all the family. Accompanied by orchestral score and newly commissioned script, this UK premiere production is performed live by the Orchestra of the Blue Balloon. Peter and the Wolf is the story of a boy's thirst for adventure and determination to confront his fear. This much-loved tale – famously pairing animal characters with instruments of the orchestra – has resonated with over five generations of children since its premiere in 1936. The new film – screened here in a live performance with a new script – reworks Prokofiev's timeless masterpiece with ingenious new twists, capturing all the fun and excitement of the original story. Don't miss this sparkling festive production live at Brighton Dome. Peter's adventures look wonderfully exciting and Prokofiev’s score helps, too, in a thrillingly beautiful animation. Sunday Times Age 7+ Although classified Universal, younger children may find a few scenes in the film scary. Duration: 60 mins Tue 21 Dec, 3pm & 5pm Concert Hall £12.50, £15, £17.50 Under 16s half price

The Treason Show – Brighton’s gag-a-minute topical sketch show – presents That Was the Year That Was – a satirical review of 2010. In a year where the old Tory party (New Labour) gave way to the New Tory party (The Lib Dems) what now for our ConDemNation? Which one of the hilarious Miliband brothers will break up the double act? Which local celebrity will get a pasting in our leit motif ‘Brighton Bohemian Rhapsody?’ All this and more from Brighton’s ‘floorboard terrorists’ in the now legendary ‘Best-of’ edition. Wickedly crafted by a team of over 50 writers and all wrapped up in Mark Brailsford’s Christmas package. Early booking advised!

... a funny and feral animal, one that never passes a shot at the solar plexus **** The Guardian

Age 18+ Mon 27 – Fri 31 Dec, 8pm Pavilion Theatre £15 (£12.50 concessions)

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Orchestral Open Weekend White Night Mark the official end of British summertime by doing something different in the middle of the night. This year’s White Night theme is illumination so check out Brighton's best-loved arts venue in an entirely new light.

Inhabit A unique artistic tour of Brighton Dome

See our historic building from an entirely new perspective – for one day only! Brighton Dome’s Artist Development programme has brought local artists, writers and performers together with The Pavilion Theatre gets a Gallic Dome staff to seek out their favourite makeover as it’s transformed into La nooks and crannies – areas of the building Lunes des Pirates for one night. Featuring that the public often doesn’t see. some of the best bands and DJs from Together they have collaborated on a White Night’s sister festival Nuit Blanche unique series of events, which you, the Amiens till midnight and then chanson, audience, will discover as you are guided chit-chat and cognac au petit matin in the around the venues. Ranging from theatre bar and on café tables outside. installations and interventions to mini French-speaking is de rigueur … but don't performances, these events reflect the fret, there's help at hand to assist with artists’ and staff’s own experiences of your conjugations! Brighton Dome, and, together, magically reveal its hidden corners and best kept L’été est mort – vive la Nuit Blanche! secrets.

Sat 30 Oct, 9pm – 2am BST Pavilion Theatre Free

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Sat 4 Dec, 11am – 4pm Concert Hall Free

Brighton & Hove Black History Month Exhibition Did you know that Brighton Dome's resplendent Concert Hall and Corn Exchange – along with the Royal Pavilion – housed wounded Indian soldiers during World War I? Thousands of Indian troops – fighting with the Allies on the Western front – were treated in these makeshift military hospitals. Nine kitchens in the Royal Pavilion were erected to cater for the different groups – Sikhs, Hindus, Muslims – and separate facilities were built in respect of their distinct practices of worship.

Brighton Dome launches a special Orchestral Open event, two days of participation and discovery as the very best in classical music spills over into the Dome Foyer. Whatever musical path you’re on – from novice to budding soloist – meet some passionate players, take part in a taster session or get some hands-on help with a new tune. Don’t be afraid to bring your own instrument! What’s more, the Brighton and London Philharmonic Orchestras are opening their doors, offering a unique chance to witness orchestral rehearsals in progress… Sat 2 Oct 11am-1pm – Brass/percussion sessions 2pm-4pm – Woodwind sessions 3pm-5.30pm LPO open rehearsal (numbers limited) 7.30pm – LPO concert (see p.11)

Now, as part of Black History Month – a UK-wide celebration of British Asian, African and Afro-Caribbean history – Brighton Dome hosts a fascinating exhibition of photographs and ephemera Sun 3 Oct from this unique chapter in the city’s past. 11am-2pm – String sessions 10.30am-1.30pm – BPO open rehearsal 1.45pm-2.15pm – Pre-show talk (see p.12) 2.45pm – BPO concert (see p.12) Throughout October Brighton Dome Founders Room In association with the LPO, BPO, Brighton Youth Orchestra, Brighton & Hove Music Free Arts and Study Support Service, Brighton & Hove Big Band and McObe Music. www.black-history.org.uk


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McObe Music

Blue Camel Club Carousel's Blue Camel Club – Brighton's popular club night for people with learning disabilities – brings all its energy and creative verve to its new home at the Corn Exchange. The club celebrates the artistic achievements of people with a learning disability as artists and participants. Featuring bands from Carousel's ‘Shut Up and Listen’ stable, films from Oska Bright Film Festival (the original and only film festival run by and for people with a learning disability), performances, magic, DJs and VJs, Blue Camel Club showcases the dynamic diversity of the learning disabled community from Brighton & Hove and beyond. For more information visit www.carousel.org.uk

Young Bands Night Brighton Goes Gospel

Brighton is a hotbed of music talent with one Ain't no stoppin' us now! of the most vibrant scenes in the UK. Over two special nights, the Pavilion Theatre Brighton Goes Gospel – the city's premier showcases the best local young bands: gospel choir – marks its ten year anniversary with a celebratory concert. Heading up the first night (Wed 10 Nov) are Brighton's Will and the People, an infectious blend of The Clash meets Vampire Weekend... With support from Brighton-based singer-songwriter Lauren Rebecca and Chichester's Indie rockers The Watermelons. Indie psych-rock sextet Alice kick-off the second night (Wed 1 Dec) with their genre-defying instrumental mash up – with horns! Plus the big riffs, raw bluesy vocals and heavy grooves of young Brighton rockers, When Monsters Walk…

Over the last decade, this remarkable community choir has gone from strength to strength, attracting over 2,000 members and performing everywhere from Brighton's Labour Party conference to the Royal Albert Hall.

Forbidden Fruit Set in modern day America, this contemporary musical is brought to the Corn Exchange by two young Brightonians. Composer Jude Obermuller and lyricist Callum Macintyre have created this tale of love and teenage angst which they will showcase for the first time in their home town. Come and share the songs and music and a selection of scenes as they present this entertaining work-in-progress brought to life by a host of local talent

Brighton Goes Gospel is led by internationally acclaimed choir director Karen Gibson. With musical director Jason Thompson and the sensational JT Band in the mix, the suitably titled Ain't no stoppin' us now! delivers an infectious and uplifting programme of traditional and contemporary gospel sounds.

Part of a young local band with a bit of a following? Fancy putting on a gig at the Pavilion Theatre with support from our team? So whatever your beliefs, Go Gospel this E-mail rebecca.fidler@brightondome.org Xmas for some high-energy festive song. with a link to your music.

Mon 4 Oct, 7pm Corn Exchange £4 (access assistants free)

Wed 10 Nov & Wed 1 Dec, doors 7.30pm Pavilion Theatre £4

Sat 11 Dec, 7pm Concert Hall £16 (£12 concessions), £8 under 16s

Mon 20 Dec, 7.30pm Corn Exchange £5

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Get involved... Writing On Mission New Writing South and Brighton Dome present an exciting new ‘Introduction to Playwriting’ course led by Ola Animashawun, Diversity Associate at the Royal Court Theatre and director of new writing company Euphoric Ink.

Soulful Singing Sing-a-long-a-Sandwich

The course runs over five Saturdays from Sep to Dec 2010. To apply, email a play or a short piece of writing (drama, poem, prose) to: admin@newwritingsouth.com by 6 Sep. Everyone is welcome to apply, however we encourage applications from black and minority ethnic writers aged 18+ (no upper age limit). We will then select the most promising writers to take part.

Meet members of local choirs to find out how to get singing in the Brighton area. Suitable for all levels of singing experience.

Ola Animashawun has worked in theatre for over 25 years. He has 15 years experience as a specialist in the field of play-writing workshops and script development.

Promoted by Making Music in partnership with Brighton Dome. Part of Brighton Early Music Festival’s The City Sings www.bremf.org.uk/citysings

Saturdays – 25 Sep, 9 & 23 Oct, 20 Nov, 4 Dec 11am – 4pm Founders Room, Brighton Dome Foyer £50

Sun 7 Nov, 10.30am – 3pm Pavilion Theatre £10 (£7.50 concessions)

Comedy Stand-up in a Weekend With Tony Allen Ever fancied yourself as a stand-up comedian? The secret is Attitude. In this weekend workshop, Tony Allen ('the godfather of alternative comedy') and team help you unleash your performance persona and use it to produce your unique comedy. Age 18+ Sat 2 & Sun 3 Oct, 11am – 5pm £35 Performance Sun 3 Oct , 5.30pm, £3 Pavilion Theatre

Soulful Singing Put a smile on your face, lift your spirits and get your feet moving with Soulful Singing and the sound of live Djembe drumming. Mahasuka leads a workshop full of fun and harmony and his enthusiasm for the positive power of group singing is infectious. No experience necessary, just the will to sing. For adults and children aged 12+ Sat 6 Nov, 2pm – 4pm Pavilion Theatre £5

Sing Around the World (and Join a Local Choir!) Workshop with Scott Stroman

Sing-along-a-Sandwich on a Seasonal Sunday Fancy a seasonal sing-along session? Lorraine Bowen will get you vocalising to a quick-fire variety of styles and give you lots of techniques to boot as you sing rounds, winter part songs and some Christmas favourites.Lorraine's energetic style is fun and infectious. Beginners and all ages welcome. Age 16+

Celebrate a range of vocal styles including jazz, gospel, world, and classical in this one-day workshop led by acclaimed vocal director and jazz artist Scott Stroman.

Sat 12 Dec, 11am – 4pm Founders Room, Brighton Dome Foyer £20

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Well known for his fun, inspiring approach to group singing, Scott teaches by ear, so no music reading is required.

Performance Theatrical Makeup in a Day (Halloween Special) Brighton’s own Sylvi Du Sauzay leads this practical workshop for budding masters and mistresses of disguise. Just in time for Halloween you’ll learn how to create wounds and scars, ghosts and ghouls, or simply to make someone very old, and very scary. Please bring brushes if you have them and an old towel. www.sylvi.co.uk Age 15+ Mon 25 Oct, 11am – 4pm Brighton Dome Concert Hall Dressing Rooms (entry via Dome Stage Door) £20 From a Whisper to a Shout: Poetry and Performance in a Day with Jacob Sam-La Rose A crash course in writing and performing poetry. Performance Poet Jacob Sam-La Rose will guide you from the initial spark of writing and generating ideas, through shaping and editing original drafts to developing the skills that allow you to share your poems with an audience. Age 11 – 14 Sun 14 Nov, 11am – 4.30pm Pavilion Theatre £12.50

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Please book all workshops through the Ticket Office unless otherwise indicated

Workshops!

Shakespeare-inspired workshops

Dance

Sonnet in a Day with Stephen Clark

Akram Khan Masterclass Akram Khan is one of contemporary dance’s most charismatic talents. To complement his latest visit to Brighton Dome (see p.2) Akram and his acclaimed company are delivering a very special masterclass for dance professionals and final year students followed by a talk by Akram himself.

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Sonnets celebrate, declare, promise and capture. They are perfectly formed presents that we have given and received for centuries. This workshop, run by Olivier Award-winning playwright, lyricist and poet, Stephen Clark (Love Story for the Chichester Festival Theatre; West End hit Zorro the musical; La Traviata for ENO) is a practical look at how to conquer the sometimesintimidating challenge of writing those 14 lines. Age 18+

To book: email emily.james@southeastdance.org.uk In association with South East Dance

Fri 29 Oct, 11am masterclass; 1pm talk Corn Exchange £12 (£10 concessions inc South East region participants)

Sat 27 Nov, 11am – 4pm Founders Room, Brighton Dome Foyer £12.50 Teatr Pieśń Kozła (Song of the Goat Theatre) Workshops for professional performers

Hip-Hop Basics Workshop with Breakin’ Convention’s Raphael Hillebrand

Led by past and present company members, this intensive workshop is aimed at theatre professionals interested in working with text, movement and song. Discover the strong ensemble principles at the core of the company’s work using Tietr Pieśń Kozla’s unique performance exercises. This is a rare opportunity for professionals to work with this leading theatre company to deepen their awareness of body, voice, emotions and imagination. A 20-minute film about the company will be shown and there will be an opportunity for discussion. Participants should be prepared to work physically and vocally (in bare feet) throughout the day. Please wear comfortable practice clothes.

Stage Combat Workshop

Stage Combat Workshop With Richard Brighton (Swordplay) Whether providing swashbuckling action or gritty realism, the stage fight is a powerful storytelling tool. Professional fight director Richard Brighton will introduce you to the basics of armed stage combat. Learning spectacular swordplay, and using historically accurate single-handed broadswords, discover how to bring the fight scenes from Macbeth to life. Age 15+

Sat 27 Nov, 10am – 4pm £20 – Application by email to hilary.cooke@brightondome.org including a brief résumé

Sat 27 Nov, 10.30am – 5pm Pavilion Theatre £20

Shakespeare Made Easy With Sarah Mann

Staging Macbeth With Jem Wall

Sarah Mann, actor, director and Trinity Guildhall Examiner, leads this fun workshop exploring some of Shakespeare's famous scenes and monologues. Drama games and improvisation help students to understand and enjoy Shakespeare’s writing in a practical and physical way. Please bring imagination and enthusiasm! Age 11 – 15

This talk and workshop explores how Shakespeare’s plays were originally rehearsed and performed and the impact that the Globe Theatre’s stage had on the way the plays were shown. The workshop will focus on Macbeth so some knowledge of the play would be useful. Prepare for a practical, actor’s approach to verse and meaning with Jem Wall, actor and Globe educational practitioner and co-director of Brightonbased Hydrocracker. Age 16+ Sun 28 Nov, 10.30am – 1pm Founders Room, Brighton Dome Foyer £10

Sun 28 Nov, 2pm – 4pm Founders Room, Brighton Dome Foyer £5

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B-Boy duo Sebastien & Raphael head up this year’s Breakin’ Convention, the world’s leading hip-hop dance festival. For Raphael this workshop is about ‘showing everybody how beautiful breaking is!’ Known for his acrobatic jumps, saltos and crew battles, Raphael teaches the key movements of B-Boying and popping including technique and choreography. A range of music gives participants an overview of the dances and skills to take away and practice. ‘Thank you for this priceless experience.’ workshop participant Wed 17 Nov, 6.30pm – 8pm Pavilion Theatre £12

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Christmas Ballroom Dance Workshop With Carola Degener- Pereira Whether you are a beginner, improver or a seasoned pro, professional dance teacher Carola’s workshop will teach you to take to the floor with a flourish. Learn all the moves from the stately waltz to the lively cha-chacha so you can dance in style at the Christmas Ball and Tea Dance. Thu 2 Dec, 8pm – 10pm Pavilion Theatre £5 per person

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Henri Oguike Workshops Henri Oguike Company offers an extensive range of creative and repertory workshops and master-classes. Please contact Jo Cornes for details jo@henrioguikedance.co.uk or call 020 7014 2822.

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Corporate Hire us Membership Planning an event?

The historic Brighton Dome offers five unique venues perfect for a wide range of events:

Corporate membership of Brighton Dome & Festival offers year-round benefits for your employees and company. It gives you an opportunity to invest in the cultural fabric of the region and to build a relationship with the foremost cultural organisation in Brighton & Hove. • Entertain clients at unique and memorable cultural events that will inspire conversation • Extend your business in a relaxed way with exclusive invitations to Brighton Dome & Festival events. We offer valuable opportunities to network with community and business leaders, key patrons of the arts and artists • Distinguish your business by engaging employees and their families in your company's support for the arts • Underscore your company’s brand values and reinforce your commitment to excellence, innovation and creativity by supporting Brighton Dome & Festival Contact Tom Ingram, Head of Development on 01273 260810 or email tom.ingram@brightondome.org 40

• Concert Hall: tiered seating for conferences, graduations and lectures • Corn Exchange: gala dinners, weddings, receptions, conferences and exhibitions • Pavilion Theatre: seminars, meetings and dinners • Foyer Bar: product launches, receptions, networking and public open events • Founders Room: fully equipped venue for meetings or training events for up to 80 delegates All venues benefit from full event management, catering and in-house production service teams. Companies which have used Brighton Dome for their events recently include EDF Energy, The Body Shop, Visit England and The British Medical Association. * Save 15% on your hire fees by becoming a Corporate member

Contact For more information please contact: Donna Miller, Conference & Event Sales Manager 01273 261524 or donna.miller@brightondome.org

Find us Brighton Dome is on Church Street in the heart of the cultural quarter, not far from the Royal Pavilion. It has three venues within it – the Concert Hall, Corn Exchange (entrances on Church Street) and Pavilion Theatre (entrance on New Road).

Travel Brighton Station is a ten-minute walk away, with fast, regular services into Brighton from London (from 52 minutes for Southern trains from Victoria and London Bridge) and elsewhere. Visit www.southernrailway.com or call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 for timetables. For information on frequent local bus services go to www.buses.co.uk. Visit www.visitbrighton.com for information on car parking and accommodation in Brighton. www.journeyon.co.uk has information on public transport and walking routes around the city.

Tickets and information www.brightondome.org 01273 709709 29 New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UG Open Monday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm


booking and visitor info

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Access

Booking information

General information

Brighton Dome is committed to making your visit easy and enjoyable. Where possible we operate family friendly and accessible venues with baby change facilities.Concessionary-priced tickets, where available, are offered to registered disabled people, and where possible a range of prices is available for disabled customers. Each disabled customer can apply for one complimentary ticket per booking in order to bring an access assistant or companion with them free of charge. For detailed access information contact the Visitor Services Department on 01273 261516 / 261525.

Concessions, where available, are offered to students, over 60s, JSA/IS, registered disabled/DLA or IB. Please show ID when claiming concessions. A list of the types of ID that are accepted can be found at www.brightondome.org/HowToBook.aspx. We accept Mastercard, Amex, Visa, Maestro, Solo and Delta cards. Please make cheques payable to Brighton Dome and Festival Ltd. Tickets may be reserved and paid for within four working days. Book full price tickets online 24 hrs a day at www.brightondome.org and select your own seats online for reserved seated events.

Bar facilities

Wheelchair users The Concert Hall, Corn Exchange and Pavilion Theatre are all accessible to customers with mobility issues. Each venue has lifts, accessible toilets (RADAR keys in operation), and specific wheelchair positions. Hearing impaired customers The Pavilion Theatre and Corn Exchange are fitted with induction loops as well as Sennheiser infrared hearing systems. The Concert Hall has a Sennheiser radio frequency system installed. Please reserve your Sennheiser units at the Ticket Office when you book. See www.brightondome.org/access.aspx for full details or call Visitor Services on 01273 261516 / 261525. Hearing impared customers can also book by fax on 01273 261540 or via tickets@brightondome.org

* We believe that customers shouldn't pay more than the face value of a ticket, plus booking and/or transaction fee. To deter people from buying tickets from us to sell on for personal gain, it may be necessary on some high profile music events to hold tickets for collection on the night of the performance. Customers will be required to produce the credit/debit card used for the original transaction to redeem these tickets. Transaction fees There is a transaction fee of £2.25 for phone and postal bookings with no additional charges for credit or debit cards. There is a reduced booking fee of £1.75 for online bookings and no transaction fee for personal bookings. There is a £1.50 per ticket fee for rock & pop events. Members pay no transaction fee on tickets they collect and a reduced fee of £1 for tickets posted out.

Each venue has its own bar where you can enjoy a wide range of drinks before most performances. For many events, you can avoid the interval rush by ordering your drinks before the show. Small print Programme correct at time of going to press. Brighton Dome reserves the right to change the programme in unforeseen circumstances.We may ask customers who cause unreasonable disturbance during events to leave the auditoria. Once paid for tickets are non-refundable. Brighton Dome is committed to treating all customers and members of staff equally. Hearing protection Loud noise can cause permanent hearing damage. We offer complimentary hearing protection to those who request it, just ask a member of staff. Concert Hall seating plan Stalls: Concert Hall

Standing events Visually impaired customers Guide dogs are welcome in all Brighton Dome venues. Printed materials are available in large print format from the Marketing Department on 01273 260825. Under-14s With the exception of events specifically aimed at younger people, under-14s coming to see a show will not be allowed into the venues without a ticket-holding adult. Age limits for children’s shows are determined on an event by event basis.

Unreserved tickets for standing rock & pop events can be posted in advance (only via recorded delivery for £2.40 plus transaction fee). Tickets can also be collected on the night of the event 30 mins prior to the performance. Restrictions may apply – see above*.

Circle: Concert Hall

Door times Doors open 30 minutes before standing events and 45 minutes before seated events. Please note that latecomers may not be admitted to the auditorium until a suitable break in the performance and that some performances may not contain suitable breaks. Please check door times and latecomer information with the Ticket Office when you book.

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Paul Lewis

Ailey 2

Les Ballets Tockadero de Monte Carlo

New York's outstanding young company Ailey 2 brings an exhilarating dance programme to Brighton Dome next spring.

The Trocks are back! Les Ballets Tockadero de Monte Carlo – to give them their full title – are an international phenomenon. Their all-male dance extravaganzas – an inspired blend of parody and playful homage to the formal world of classical ballet – first struck a chord with New York’s off-Broadway crowd over a quarter of a century ago. Since then they've played to sell-out audiences in over 500 cities across 30 countries. Their comic calling card is that all parts are played by men: the heroes, the villains, the swans, even the princesses! But what makes a Trocks experience so unforgettable is the skill, athleticism and sublime comic timing they bring to their gratuitous gaffes and hilarious pratfalls.

Schubert Piano Recital Schubert Schubert Schubert

Sonata for Piano No. 15 in C, D840 Drei Klavierstcke D946 Sonata for Piano No.17 in D major, D850

In spring 2011 multi-award-winning pianist Paul Lewis embarks on a two-year Schubert project, performing all the composer's mature piano works from the Wanderefantasie onwards. This special Brighton Dome recital showcases some of these key works including perhaps the most exuberant of all Schubert's sonatas, the 17th, written in the mountain spa of Gastein in 1825 during a rare interlude of joyful repose in what was otherwise a markedly turbulent and troubled life. Paul Lewis is one of today's most distinctive and poetic pianists. He won the Gramophone Instrumental Award and Record of the Year in 2008, his 2009 recording of Schubert's Winterreise with Mark Padmore was a Gramophone and Sunday Telegraph pick of the year, and this year he became the first ever pianist to play all five Beethoven piano concertos during a single Proms season.

Sat 5 Feb, 2011, 7.30pm Concert Hall £10, £15, £17.50, £20

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Ailey 2 grew out of the eponymous Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, formed in 1958 by the legendary African-American dancer, choreographer and visionary. Under former Ailey dancer Sylvia Waters, Ailey 2 draws together America's best young dance talent, translating their strength, agility, grace and soul into stirring and powerful performances. This critically acclaimed ensemble produces a diverse dance repertoire that includes Alvin Ailey classics (such as his signature work Revelations) and thrilling new works by today's most in-demand choreographers.

The funniest night you'll ever have at the ballet Sunday Times

A Dance Consortium tour

A Dance Consortium tour

Tue 1 & Wed 2 Mar, 2011, 8pm Concert Hall £12.50, £15, £19.50, £22.50 £7.50 school groups (except top two prices)

Tue 15 & Wed 16 Mar, 2011, 8pm Concert Hall £12.50, £18.50, £22.50, £27.50 Post-show discussion Tue 15 Mar, free to ticket holders

www.danceconsortium.com


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Phil Nichol

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Andrew O’Neill

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Robin Ince’s Bad Book Club

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An Evening with Fay Weldon

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Mumford and Sons

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Frankie Boyle

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Mark Watson

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Andrew Lawrence

9.15pm

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Shappi Khorsandi

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Alun Cochrane

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Zoe Lyons

7.30pm

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Frisky & Mannish

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Jack Whitehall

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Sean Lock

8pm

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Seann Walsh

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Jim Jefferies

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Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

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If That’s All There Is Inspector Sands

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If That’s All There Is Inspector Sands

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Akram Khan Company

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Pete Firman

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Ardal O’Hanlon

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Josie Long

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Stewart Francis

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Isy Suttie

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Rich Hall

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Sarah Millican

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Susan Calman

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Jimmy Carr

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Greg Davies

9.15pm

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Stephen Grant

7.30pm

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Heath Quartet

Foals Henri Oguike Dance Company Young Bands Night Laura’s Star Goldfrapp Tom Paxton Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra Marina and the Diamonds Four Tet Hugh Masekela & The Mahotella Queens MADE10 Design & Craft Fair Nawal El Saadawi with Clare Short

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Storyville: Jackie Kay MADE10 Design & Craft Fair Storyville: New Voices Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra Storyville: Love, Loss and Tragedy… Storyville: True Blood

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Storyville: Ali Smith

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John Bishop

8pm

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Shakespeare à la Carte

6pm

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Soweto Kinch

8pm

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Macbeth Teatr Pieśń Kozła

8pm

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Shakespeare à la Carte

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Bane

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Macbeth Teatr Pieśń Kozła

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Ellie Goulding

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Macbeth Teatr Pieśń Kozła Sunflowers and Sheds Gogol Bordello Acoustic Ladyland Heaven 17

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Robin and the Big Freeze Ross Noble Robin and the Big Freeze Ninja Tune’s 20th Birthday Night Robin and the Big Freeze Brighton Goes Gospel Robin and the Big Freeze Christmas Tea Dance Robin Ince Nine Lessons and Carols...

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The Diva in Me Charlotte Jones

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The Diva in Me Charlotte Jones

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Christmas Ball

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The Diva in Me Charlotte Jones

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From a Whisper to a Shout

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On Mission: New Writing South

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Teatr Pieśń Kozła workshop for professionals

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Hip-Hop Basics

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Paul Lewis

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Anton & Erin

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London Philharmonic Orchestra

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Ailey 2

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Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

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With so much to choose from we want to help you see as many events as possible. Look out for the Dome Saver symbol throughout the brochure. Save 10% on the total cost of your tickets when you buy 3 Dome Saver events, 15% on 4 events and 20% on 5 or more events. Valid for up to 4 tickets per event. Does apply with Members’ ticket discounts but concessionary offers may not be combined. Dome Savers are not currently available online. All BPO and all Storyville events count as one for the Dome Saver scheme.

Brighton Dome & Festival’s new Members’ scheme allows you to save money on events at Brighton Dome AND get great benefits for Brighton Festival. Membership starts at just £25 for under 25s and £30 for single membership (if you join by direct debit).

Gift Vouchers Stuck for a present idea? Brighton Dome gift vouchers are on sale now from £5 and upwards, and are valid for one year. Call the Ticket Office on 01273 709709.

Group Discount

Join at the Ticket Office or online at www.brightonfestival.org/members. Benefits include: 20% off your Brighton Dome tickets (not during Brighton Festival); 20% off at Brighton Dome bars; exclusive access to the artists at Member only events; a free Brighton 2011 Festival ticket (up to £20); advanced Festival booking period. Plus other great discounts on hotels, car parking and travel.

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Each Brighton Dome season has its own range of workshops and talks designed to suit all ages and interests. Look out for this symbol throughout the brochure.

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Bring friends – save money! 10% discount for groups of 10-19 people. 20% discount for 20 or more. Offer excludes some performances. Please call the Ticket Office for details. Please note that concessionary offers may not be combined.

Car Park Offers The nearest car park to Brighton Dome is the Church Street NCP Theatre car park. Ticket holders can save 25% on charges from 6pm to midnight (Mon-Fri, £4/hr. Sat-Sun, £5/hr). Simply validate your car park ticket with staff at the end of the performance. The Lanes car park on Black Lion St, accessed from Grand Junction Road on the seafront, is a five minute walk to the venue and charges just £4.50 to park from 6pm to midnight. Brighton Dome & Festival Members save 30% on Church Street car park charges at any time of day. Parking charges and deal correct at time of printing.

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