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Connecting staff and students to arts and culture through a reinvigorated Brighton Festival partnership

The University’s major partnership with Brighton Festival has been reshaped this year to provide a wealth of participation and student experience opportunities across the city this May.  

Brighton Festival is an annual celebration of music, theatre, dance, circus, art, film, literature, debate, outdoor and family events. Staff and students are encouraged to get involved and to enjoy all the Festival has to offer. 

Students will work with the Festival’s PR and Press team to review shows, interview artists and write blogs and content for websites and local media. University staff and students have been able to volunteer across a range of roles needed throughout the month-long festival. Exclusive ticket deals, including a 2-4-1 deal for staff, have also been made available for selected shows.

For the first time this year, the University is also the main supporter of Our Place, a series of community events including family-friendly theatre, dance, music, games, activities and workshops in Hangleton and East Brighton. Academics and students from the School of History, Art History and Philosophy are supporting Our Place with digital content for a history of the streets event.

Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts also features heavily in the Festival programme with three events: Superhoe by writer and performer Nicôle Lecky, Séancers by performance artist Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, and True Copy - the true story of possibly the most successful art forger in the world.

Michelle Gordon, Director of External Relations, explained: “The University of Sussex has a rich heritage in both supporting and creating the arts. Our connection with the Festival is helping us to deliver on our ambitions within the Engage for Change strategic pillar and provide opportunities for our campus community.

"Through creating closer links with the arts scene in Brighton we hope staff and students will really feel part of this year’s Festival and enjoy some new experiences."

The 2-for-1 ticket deals for staff are as follows: 

  • Eye to Eye Saturday 11 May, 7.30pm & Sunday 12 May, 2pm, Brighton Dome Concert Hall
  • Superhoe Sunday 19 May 4.30pm & 8pm, Monday 20 & Tuesday 21 May, 8pm, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

You will need to use promocode SUSSEX241 when booking your ticket. Please note that to take advantage of these offers you must use your staff email address when purchasing your ticket. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Visit the Brighton Festival website for more information and to view the full programme of events. 


Posted on behalf of: Sussex Campaigns
Last updated: Monday, 15 April 2019

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