What’s On

We have an amazing section of shows for Brighton Fringe including the newly refurbished Spire Festival Bar. Click on a photo to head to the Brighton Fringe website where you will able to book tickets.

The Spire Festival Bar – 4th to 10th May (18:00 – 23:00)

The Spire Festival Bar

A festival oasis in the heart of Kemptown, an atmospheric bar stocked by the best local suppliers where you can discover experimental art, unusual performances and out of the ordinary music from 9pm. Each visit to The Spire will be a unique experience and it’s all totally free of charge.

4th and 5th May.

9th and 10th May, 

THEATRE/VISUAL ARTS

InterACT – 3rd May (15:00 – 21:00)

InterACT is the annual celebration of new work created by, and featuring, final-year theatre students at the University of Chichester. The afternoon/evening will include physical theatre, solo performance, multimedia creations, dance and more. This collection of artists presents innovative and inspiring new performance, installations and texts, all reflective of the world we are facing today. Join us to celebrate these new voices, and to get a first look at the theatre makers of tomorrow.

Harry Clayton-Wright: The Fortnight – 5th to 18th May (13:00 – 21:00)

Harry Clayton-Wright presents a fortnight of durational performances in collaboration with The Spire. Every day for fourteen days, a new work, character, act or ritual is created and performed in front of audiences over an 8 hour period. No day the same. The only constant is Harry. Free or pay what you can.
“Extraordinary” (Guardian)
“Genius” (Cosmopolitan)
“Absolutely incredible” (BuzzFeed)

I told you there was something in the air by Jessica Jordan-Wrench (Dot Dash) – 21st – 23rd May

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1% of static on detuned tvs and radios is afterglow from the big bang. I told you there was something in the air uses this scientific theory as a launch pad to explore connectedness, memory and intimacy, via a gentle road-trip to the apocalypse. 
 
(Installation view: Bloomberg New Contemporaries, South London Gallery, 5 December 2018 – 24 February 2019. Photo by Andy Stagg).

I’d Had Enough So I Killed Him by Sherise Strang – 30th May to 2nd June 

A dance/physical theatre solo, inspired by the life of poet and writer Maya Angelou, a woman who fought her whole life for black women, as an activist and feminist. A search for being, seeing and wanting to be seen. A search for identity, security and strength. A search for confession, for conviction, for judgement. Washing all the dirt off to get to the core, to make it visible.

30th May, 18:00 – 19:00

31st May, 18:30 – 19:30

1st June, 21:30 – 22:30

2nd June, 17:30 – 18:30

SULLIED by Kristi-Leigh Gresse – 30th May to 2nd June

Sullied: to damage the purity or integrity of…

What do we do in a world where human tolerance and experience is so conditioned to endure abuse, suffering and pain. Using dance and spoken word this piece dives deep into the world of rape culture, sexuality, gender identity, race polarisation and religion. Sullied challenges us to deconstruct the politics around our bodies and interrogates the effects that patriarchal ideologies, rape and misogyny has on the human psychic.

Gold Ovation Award winner at the National Arts Festival South Africa 2018.

30th May, 21:00 – 21:45

31st May, 20:00 – 20:45

1st June, 18:30 – 19:15

2nd June, 20:30 – 21:15

Song of the Sisters by King Sisters – 30th May to 2nd June 

Joske, Annelie and Marthe Koning combine storytelling, movement and song to portray the universal dynamic of the family. A stunning, personal tale, which also takes you effortlessly down your own memory lane.
“The chemistry between the three sisters is sparkling, from which speaks love, but also struggle and rivalry. We were overwhelmed by goosebumps.” (Amsterdam Fringe Jury).

30th May, 19:30 – 20:25

31st May, 17:00 – 17:55

1st June, 17:00 – 17:55

2nd June, 16:00 – 16:55

Körper (Body) by NEON – 31st May to 2nd June 

Körper questions the unconscious way most of us live our lives. We all have our own different rituals which serve to reaffirm our idea of self and nurse our ego, but we rarely stop to consider what we actually base our choices on. Are we really in control of who we grow up to be? What made us who we are, and what happens if we don’t conform to the expectations of society?

31st May, 21:30 – 22:30

1st June, 20:00 – 21:00

2nd June, 19:00 – 20:00

WORKSHOPS

Instant Composition Singing Workshop by King Sisters – 1st June (14:30 – 15:50)

How to improvise a composition together? In this workshop Annelie Koning will help you discover your individual sound. She will give you tools to improvise in a small group, with who you work together towards a short composition. Can you find balance between your individual quality and the collective composition?

Körper: Discover Your Body’s Identity by NEON – 1st June, (12:30 – 13:30)

Join us for a dance and physical workshop like no other. To discover yourself. Is there only one truth, only one way of being male and one way of being female? One way to dress, to impress and one way to be successful? Is money the one thing that measures it all? Is there only one system to follow, one direction to go, one winner? Only one goal? Only one view, one opinion, one identity? Only one body?

Master Your Movement by Sherise Strang – 2nd June (12:30 – 13:30)

A guided improvisation dance workshop to get in touch with your inner and authentic movement. Reconnect with the voice inside and express yourself through movement. A way to discover new possibilities in your body and connect them on a physical and mental level. During this workshop we will search for a pure way of expressing yourself.

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