B RIGHT ON Festival To Return In February 2018

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Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, the B RIGHT ON LGBT+ Community Festival moves to the larger more spacious surroundings of Victoria Gardens from February 15 – March 3 on the site usually occupied by the Ladyboys of Bangkok, Sabai Pavilion.

The 2017 B RIGHT ON festival saw over 72 community and performance events take place within the Phil Starr Pavilion.

Events planned for 2018 include: the Sing a long a Rocky Horror Show; Twinkle– starring Jason Sutton aka Miss Jason and The Seven Doors of Danny – with Kara Van Park, The Actually Gay Mens Chorus and The University of Sussex Symphony Orchestra.

The Phil Starr Pavilion also welcomes the world premier of Andrew Stark’s, Expenses Only -The Musical starring Britain’s Got Talent contestant Eva Iglesias.

Other exciting events include: History Bingo, Family Day, History Quiz Night, Dine with the Stars and a 70s/80s Disco Ball in aid of the Rainbow Fund staring Abalicious– the UK’S number 1 Abba Tribute Duo, Epic 80s – the South Coasts ultimate 80s live band and Brighton’s very own English Disco Lovers.

Community and training events will include: Suicide Awareness Training with Grass Roots Suicide Prevention and LGBT Switchboard, Personal Safety Training with The Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum, Emergency 1st Aid Training, the LGBT Mind Body & Spirit Festival, the Local Peoples Programme with SCOPE, Dementia Café cream teas with LGBT Switchboard and the LGBT Work & Volunteer Fair supported by the Rainbow Fund.

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Additional workshops will be delivered by the LGBT Community Safety Forum in partnership with The Crown Prosecution Service, MindOUT, Switchboard and Brighton & Hove City Council.

The new addition of the Phil Starr Garden will be supported by Mayberry Garden Centre and Tates of Sussex.

The B RIGHT ON LGBT+ Community Festival celebrates LGBT History Month. It is organised by the volunteers of the Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum and takes place at the Phil Starr Pavilion – a multi functional, fully accessible, heated performance, conference and community space with a licensed bar which will be located on Victoria Gardens, Brighton, BN1 1WN.

LGBT+ History month provides all LGBT+ people and their allies the opportunity to commemorate and remember the bravery of those who over the years campaigned and spoke out to help achieve the freedoms and equality LGBT+ people enjoy today.

Tickets for selected shows are available in Brighton at Prowler, Nice ’n’ Naughty, the Sussex Beacon Charity Shop, The New Steine Hotel, A Cup of Joe or by calling 01273 416370.

There will be a box office onsite at Victoria Gardens from 12 pm 14 February where you can purchase tickets or sign up to the free training events during the festival.

For more information on the B RIGHT ON LGBT+ Community Festival or to book tickets visit www.brightonlgbtfestival.com

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