Brighton Festival


Brighton Festival – Metamorphosis – 12 Ensemble

- 17 May 2024

I had really wanted to enjoy this event which was to include two new works...


Brighton Festival –  What’s So Great About Opera? Hilary Summers & Andrew West

- 9 May 2024

I read the advertisement twice, carefully, and still had no idea what to expect, but...


Brighton Festival – ‘The South Country’ – Hugh Cutting, Rebecca Leggett & George Ireland

- 9 May 2024

We expected good – very good – and got more than excellent! Two years ago...

Brighton Festival –  Mahan Esfahani at Glyndebourne with Britten Sinfonia soloists

- 6 May 2024

Mahan Esfahani clearly loves hosting a party and that is how this afternoon turned out,...


Brighton Festival –  London Symphony Orchestra, Bertrand Chamayou (piano), Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor)

- 6 May 2024

Samuel Barber’s ‘Adagio for Strings’ seemed a strange choice to launch a Festival, but I’m...

Brighton Festival 2024 – Classical Preview

- 15 April 2024

This year’s Brighton Festival (4-26 May) opens with a superb programme: the London Symphony Orchestra...

Brighton Festival Classical Concerts 2023 – Preview

- 28 March 2023

At 3.00pm on Sunday 7 May, Glyndebourne hosts the Takács Quartet in the first Classical...

virtual reality art

The virtual reality art that lets you step inside another world, literally

- 17 May 2022

As I begin our zoom meeting and the face of Brightonian artist, Maf’j Alvarez, blurs...

‘Untethered’ – Hugh Cutting (countertenor) & George Ireland (piano)

- 11 May 2022

Countertenors used to be restricted to College choirs and Early Music ensembles, only showing their...

Journeys From An Absent Present to a Lost Past

Journeys From An Absent Present to a Lost Past

- 19 April 2022

William Ranieri spoke with Mohamad Hafez, Artist and Architect behind the “Journeys From An Absent...


Schwanengesang – Roderick Williams (baritone), Momentum artists

- 18 May 2021

I felt special, the whole socially-distanced audience, the ushers and the performers felt it too...

The Warren

- 11 May 2021

It was quite surprising when we heard a few friends thought the Fringe wasn’t happening...