The Festival of Europe is coming to Brighton on Sunday 29 May, with an afternoon of debate, poetry and music. Local MP Caroline Lucas will chair a discussion about democracy under fire, and the event features live music by the Undead Musicians Club.
Author: Tamsin Shasha
Tamsin Shasha is one of the directors of Festival of Europe. She is also a writer, theatre maker and circus performer and a director of Actors of Dionysus. The Brighton-based company specialises in adaptations of Greek plays and regularly performs at the Brighton Festival and Fringe as well as in venues across Europe.
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The Festival of Europe, a celebration of European friendship, culture and collaboration, begins in May with an impressive programme of events.
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Brighton has always had a flourishing arts scene and cultural history. Including the Fringe, Brighton Festival is second only to Edinburgh Festival in terms of scope, size and ambition, and is the largest and most established annual curated multi-arts festival in England. This year the Festival was due to celebrate its 53rd birthday with poet […]