Louise Blackwell

Things to do in Brighton 7th – 12th May

This is the second installment of what I think is going to be good or what I am seeing in May during the festivals. Let me know if you’ve seen anything you like too.

I’m seeing Kneehigh’s ‘Dead Dog in a Suitcase’ this week with a student I am mentoring from BHASVIC. Kneehigh shows are usually a dead cert in terms of entertainment for people who don’t necessarily usually go to the theatre or think that it’s for them. 8 – 11 May at Theatre Royal More info and booking here

I’ve been invited to see a show by a new company to me called Living Records. Their show is called Thrown and is on from 8th – 11th May at the Brighhelm Centre as part of the fringe. They use binaural sound recording techniques which has been used in many shows I’ve proiduced so I’m looking forward to seeing this one. Booking here.

After that I’m planning to head on down to The Spire for The Spire Scratch hosted by Bryony Kimmings with a range of artists trying out new ideas. It’s open from 6pm but artists on from 9.15pm.

The Death Show sparks my interest because of the work I am doing with Fevered Sleep on This Grief Thing. 10th – 12th May at The Brighthelm Centre.

Nwando Ebizie is an artist whose work I have seen before and it has blown me away. She’s doing an installation and associated events at Lighthouse called Distorted Constellations andis an imersive sensory installation. It’s free and open from 12pm – 7pm (not Mons & Tues) from 4 – 19 May. More info here. Also, my sister-in-law Emma works at Lighthouse so I want everyone to support her.

On 11th May there’s a whole host of free outdoor performances at the i360 run by Without Walls – the programme is here and runs from 11am – 8pm.

And finally, I cannot wait to see Eye to Eye as part of the Brighton Festival mainly because it features the soprano Melanie Pappenheim who is extraordinary. She’s also in Clod Ensemble’s On the High Road (next in Doncaster, Portsmouth and Oxford). I’m excited too because it features a 100-strong chorus of women and children trained by Glyndebourne.

Don’t forget about Crystalz Tavern at the Marly each Thus, Fri & Sat eve.