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Plexus Polaire's mesmeric puppet-led adaptation of Herman Melville's classic tale is nothing short of extraordinary.

Jun 4, 2023

A fantastic dramatic spectacle from Brighton Festival. An epic performance with contemporary messages on poverty, climate change and human rights.

May 19, 2023

As part of Brighton Festival the bass titan proves that the electric bass is the king of the jungle.

May 10, 2023

ACCA hosts three exceptional music events for Brighton Festival - Nabihah Iqbal presents Suroor, Damir Imamović and Evadney.

May 1, 2023
Ray Lee Brighton Festival

As the Brighton Festival continues across Sussex, we've picked out five highlights from a densely packed programme of events and installations.

May 21, 2021

Brighton Festival has been cancelled due to coronavirus fears while Brighton Fringe has been postponed until later in the year.

Mar 18, 2020

Ezra Furman's headline set on the last Saturday of the Brighton Festival was a strange affair beset with technical problems and a voice that sounded in need of a rest.

May 29, 2018

The prim and proper Brighton Dome was transformed into a New Orleans night of glamour and fabulousness headlined by RuPaul and Beyonce collaborator Big Freedia.

May 26, 2018

Spanish director Calixto Bieito combined two very different classical pieces with well-chosen texts performed by a stellar cast but did we leave feeling sexy or anxious?

May 24, 2018

Carleen Anderson assembled a talented group to perform a set of protest songs old and new at a show that delivered on many levels.

May 23, 2018

The Suede frontman discusses his new book, growing up in Haywards Heath and the genesis of his band at this fascinating festival book launch with Alexis Petridis.

May 22, 2018

There was a double helping of Kronos Quartet last weekend. We went along to watch them on screen and with their latest collaborators.

May 21, 2018
Amanda Palmer

The pianist gave her all at Brighton Dome in a confessional show that encompassed grief, comedy and motherhood - along with a surprise announcement for old fans.

May 16, 2018
A photo of Agit Cirk's Jenni Lehtinen climbing across a tent at Brighton Fringe Festival's St Mark's Chapel spire in 2018

Here it is, a full round-up of our first week of Brighton Festival and Fringe 2018, as well as our recommendations for upcoming shows. Have we missed anything? Get in touch.

May 11, 2018
A photo of Problem in Brighton, David Shrigley's alt-rock pantomime at The Old Market for the Brighton Festival 2018

'Problem in Brighton', artist David Shrigley's indie-rock pantomime, is at The Old Market for the Brighton Festival 2018. But will it make you dance in front of Jacob Rees-Mogg?

May 10, 2018

The Montana born artist unveils his debut UK solo exhibition ‘Toe Buoy’ at the Phoenix Gallery.

May 10, 2018

Hofesh Shechter returns to Brighton Festival with Grand Finale, a spellbinding paean to mortality and the cycle of life.

May 9, 2018

Journalist and author Tom Hodgkinson came to Brighton Festival to offer advice to on how to escape the rat race and also to plug his latest book. Turns out the two are related.

May 9, 2018

Carleen Anderson took time out from her busy schedule to answer some questions about her career, Brighton and her new show in this year's festival.

May 8, 2018
A photo of colourful four-piece punk band Deerhoof at Brighton Dome for the Brighton Festival

Colourful, noisy punk experimentalists Deerhoof head to the Dome for a Brighton Festival premiere alongside orchestra Stargaze, including Fugazi tracks.

Apr 9, 2018

The 2018 Brighton Festival programme launched this week. SOURCE was there to take a first look.

Feb 16, 2018

Artist and local resident David Shrigley is named as the guest director of Brighton Festival 2018.

Oct 4, 2017

Our final batch of reviews includes multiple hauntings, some theatrical tragedies and Dave Benson Phillips.

Jun 17, 2017

Another week, another dozen reviews - including pre-war girl gangs, 80s weathermen, Mexican myths and David Bowie.

Jun 1, 2017

Skiffle, a history of horror, clowning, and poetry from a coffin. It's week two of our Brighton Festival and Fringe reviews and recommendations.

May 18, 2017
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