Find out about the organisations we work with and the exciting work we've done with them.

  • Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

    Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts is an interdisciplinary arts hub connecting University of Sussex with wider regional, national and international arts communities. The centre presents a seasonal programme of performance, dance, live art, film, music, discussion and debate, and digital practices.

    Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts is guided by the values championed by Sir Richard Attenborough (former chancellor of University of Sussex) in his life and work: human rights, social justice, creative education and access to the arts for all. 

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  • Centre for Photography and Visual Culture

    The Centre for Photography and Visual Culture aims to forge connections among different areas of knowledge and experience that shape, and are shaped by, photography and visual culture. Our research and activities range across photography’s wide terrain: from early experiments, to the ubiquity of the digital image, to photography’s political force.

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  • Centre for Research in Opera and Music Theatre

    The Centre for Research in Opera and Music Theatre is a national and international centre for research and development in the practice and theory of opera, music theatre and other related forms of sonic and multimedia performance. The Centre promotes innovative artistic and critical practices across a range of forms through academic programmes, creative, theoretical and historical research projects, and research collaborations with relevant professional and educational partners. 

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  • Experimental Music Technologies Lab

    The Experimental Music Technologies lab aims to initiate and consolidate diverse research across the university in specific areas of musical technologies through both theoretical research and practical development. The lab functions both as an internal platform for presentations, collaborations and critique, as well as outwards representation of research activities, potentially yielding further connections and international collaborations.

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  • Local schools and Orchestra of Sound and Light

    Orchestral rehearsal for 'Brighton Symphony of a City'Ed Hughes collaborated with schools and colleges in Brighton and Hastings, with East Sussex Music, with Brighton and Hove Music hubs, and the Orchestra of Sound and Light, as part of Arts Council England funded projects (2016, 2017, 2018) which engaged young people and university students in performances and premieres of music (their own and by professional composers).


  • South Downs National Park

    Ed Hughes was commissioned by the South Downs National Park Authority to create a new musical score to accompany images of profiling the range and variety of its landscapes. Stunning high-resolution visuals of the South Downs – including bluebell woods, sweeping vistas, sunflower fields and star-studded night skies – provide a thrilling backdrop to the music. This inspiring piece marks the tenth anniversary of the South Downs National Park, which last year celebrated a decade since being created and, this year, is marking its tenth year of being fully operational. The piece premiered on 21 June 2021 as part of World Music Day.

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  • Sussex Performance Events and Research (SPEAR)

    Incorporating research talks, artist conversations, performances, symposia and summer schools, SPEAR represents the breadth of research and practice in drama, theatre and performance at Sussex and endeavours to cultivate interdisciplinary conversations between artists, academics, students and audiences.

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