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Brighton House: (Brighton Festival and The Seagulls) —
Brighton has a lot to be proud about, and seeing our local football club ascend into the Premiership is certainly one of them! Helping to contribute to the ebullient feeling around the city that Brighton Festival always brings. Fans of theatre, music, dancing, food, and classic Brighton quirkiness are all getting stuck in over the month of May. Currated by Kate Tempest this year we might be almost half way through, but there are events going on across the city all the way until June 5th. So come and join in the fun. Check our events calender for details of some shows but for a full programme head on over to the Brighton Festival and the Brighton Fringe Festival websites.

Brighton House: (Jimmy Carr ) —
Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show.
A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake, Jimmy Carr’s new tour will distil everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by, into one incredible, unparalleled night of entertainment.
Jimmy Carr has been on the stand-up scene for a decade and a half. In that time he’s performed 9 sell-out tours, playing nearly 2,000 shows to over 2 million people across 4 continents. He’s won the British Comedy Award for ‘Best Live Stand-Up Tour’ and been nominated for the Perrier Award.
Now all that experience is being put to good use – you can see all the greatest material from his extraordinary career in one show – this is the very best of Jimmy Carr.

Brighton House: (Gogol Bordello ) —

Gogol Bordello has spent over a decade electrifying audiences the world over with its internationally acclaimed gypsy-punk sound. A touring force, the band averages 200+ shows each year in locales across the U.S., Europe, S. Africa, Russia, Australia and Japan, and has performed at prominent music festivals such as Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Fuji Rock and Glastonbury.
As innovators and leaders of the Gypsy Punk genre, the group’s supercharged music is based on a gypsy two-step rhythm, and is augmented by styles picked up along the way including metal, rap, flamenco, roots reggae, Italian spaghetti, Western twang and dub. Their music and legendary concert performances have earned the band a global following and critical praise, including from former Village Voice Chief Music Critic, Robert Christgau, who called Gogol Bordello “the world’s most visionary band.”
Frontman Eugene Hutz founded Gogol Bordello in New York City in 1999, after leaving Ukraine in the aftermath of Chernobyl. In keeping with his vision of creating an international groove, he recruited musicians of all ages, nationalities and cultures to join the ever-evolving lineup. The band is currently recording the follow up to their last studio album, Pura Vida Conspiracy.

Brighton House: (Freddy Kempf (piano) with the United Nations Orchestra ) —
Antoine Marguier musical director

Freddy Kempf piano

Ben Thomson tuba
Part I – The incomparable Wolfgang

Casals Ode to Peace

Mozart Overture: The Magic Flute

Mozart Concerto for Piano No 21
Part 2 – The great English heritage

Delius La Calinda from Koanga

Vaughan Williams Three English Folksongs

Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto

Elgar Nimrod from Enigma Variations

Elgar Pomp and Circumstance Marches 1 and 4
For its UK debut concert, the Geneva-based United Nations Orchestra is joined by the celebrated British pianist Freddy Kempf for a performance of Mozart’s joyful Piano Concerto No 21.
The second half is devoted to music from the great English orchestral heritage. Vaughan Williams’ rapturous setting of three English folk songs is followed by his quirky and ingenious Tuba Concerto.
Elgar’s poignant Nimrod from Enigma Variations and, from his Pomp and Circumstance set, the wistful yet inspiring March No 4 and the great uplifting March No 1 bring the concert to a triumphal conclusion.
The United Nations Orchestra performs all its concerts for humanitarian causes and profits from this event will be donated to UNICEF’s war orphans rescue programme.

Brighton House: (The Flaming Lips) —

We’re thrilled to welcome the return of The Flaming Lips to Brighton Dome. In January, the band released their 14th studio album, Oczy Mlody. Led by effervescent front man Wayne Coyne, The Flaming Lips are rightly recognised as one of the best live bands in the world.
Melodically, their sound contains lush, multi-layered, psychedelic rock arrangements, but lyrically their compositions show elements of space rock, including unusual song and album titles—such as Psychiatric Explorations of the Fetus with Needles, Free Radicals (A Hallucination of the Christmas Skeleton Pleading with a Suicide Bomber) and Yeah, I Know It’s a Drag… But Wastin’ Pigs Is Still Radical. They are also acclaimed for their elaborate live shows, which feature costumes, balloons, puppets, video projections, complex stage light configurations, giant hands, large amounts of confetti, and Wayne Coyne’s signature man-sized plastic bubble, in which he traverses the audience. In 2002, Q magazine named The Flaming Lips one of the “50 Bands to See Before You Die”.

Brighton House: (Stand Up For Refugees) —

Some of the very best comedians in the UK are getting together to raise money for the fantastic and important charity Help Refugees. Stand Up For Refugees are running several shows across the UK in 2017 with this top bill of acts who will be making you laugh in order to donate money for aiding the current humanitarian crisis and getting help to those who need it.
Compere Jen Brister will introduce:

Mark Steel

Shappi Khorsandi

Francesca Martinez

Bec Hill

Zoe Lyons

Kerry Godliman

Tiernan Douieb

Tom Allen

Plus a very special guest to be announced soon.

Brighton House: (Kevin and Karen) —
The Live Tour 2017

Strictly sweethearts Kevin and Karen Clifton tour the UK for the very first time with their sensational new live show – a sultry, hip-swinging journey through the Waltz, Cha Cha, Fox Trot, Tango and Salsa. It’s a high-energy performance filled with sassy tunes, heart-pounding choreography and sparkling costumes.
Kevin and Karen will dazzle audiences as they weave their own spellbinding style of ballroom magic. Backed by a supporting cast of dancers and a live 12-piece show band, Kevin and Karen’s most famous, edge-of-your-seat routines are brought to the stage propelled by passion.
At each show two lucky audience members will follow in the footsteps of Kevin and Karen, learning a dance and performing it on stage, to enjoy a moment in the spotlight at Brighton Dome.

Brighton House: (Kool & The Gang ) —
+ Thrill Syndicate

Kool & The Gang has sold over 70 million albums worldwide and influenced the music of three generations.
Thanks to songs like Celebration, Cherish, Jungle Boogie, Summer Madness and Open Sesame, they’ve earned 2 Grammy Awards, 7 American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, 9 Top Ten Pop hits, and 31 gold and platinum albums.
Kool & The Gang has performed continuously for the past 45 years, longer than any R&B group in history.
Their bulletproof funk and tough, jazzy arrangements have also made them the most sampled band of all time.
We welcome the FUNK LEGENDS to Brighton Dome.

Brighton House: (Anastacia) —

Pop legend Anastacia – the mega voice behind massive hits including I’m Outta Love and Left Outside Alone has announced a 2017 UK Tour, climaxing with a performance at Brighton Dome. With over 30 million records sold worldwide, Anastacia is one of the most recognisable voices of our time. Her last album Ultimate Collection reached the UK Top 10 – the sixth in her career – cementing Anastacia’s timeless status, with a voice that will continue to reach many for years to come.
The tour announcement follows a great year for Anastacia, who recently took part in this year’s BBC show Strictly Come Dancing. Whilst on the show, Anastacia announced a partnership with Cancer Research UK and made a personal donation to the charity during her time on the show to help fund more life-saving research into breast cancer research. The 48-year-old US singer, who has fought breast cancer twice, has said that she wants to give back as much as she can to help fund research into the disease.
Anastacia has expressed her excitement on the new tour: ‘I am really looking forward to getting back on the road again. I love performing and can’t wait to see all my fans’ beautiful faces!’

Brighton House: (An Audience with Lesley Garrett) —
‘a natural effervescent and powerhouse voice’ Financial Times

Join Britain’s most popular soprano for a delightful evening of song, stories and chat. Featuring tales from behind the scenes that will give audiences a unique insight into her life on the stage.
As well as performing on the opera and concert stage both in the UK and internationally, Lesley has sung for the Royal Opera House and ENO, starred in Carousel and The Sound of Music and appeared on numerous television shows including Strictly Come Dancing.
She has also performed with artists as diverse as Michael Ball, Renee Fleming, Andrea Bocelli, Bryn Terfel and Lily Savage.

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