Brighton & Hove Arts Council

BHAC was established in 1974 to promote the not-for-profit arts communities in Brighton & Hove, and in the neighbouring towns and villages of East and West Sussex.

We are a registered charity, run entirely by volunteers, with close to 100 member groups in the fields of drama, music, singing, opera, dance, painting/other visual arts and crafts, and the spoken and written word.

We promote the programmes and events of our member groups, helping them to reach out to wider audiences through our core activities and special projects, thereby contributing to the cultural diversity, health, and wellbeing of the communities in which we live.

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Latest News

BHAC Art Show 2024

April 24, 2024

The 2024 BHAC Art Show of April 17th – 20th was very successful. We had 148 entries of paintings, sculpture, embroidery and mixed media (144 last year). In addition, 60 […]

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Art Show 2024

April 10, 2024

Our Annual Art Show will be taking place Wednesday, April 17th to Saturday, April 20th. Doors are open 10am to 5pm at the Friends Meeting House in Brighton. Featuring over […]

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Southwick Players annual awards

March 11, 2024

Southwick Players SPOSCARS

The Southwick Players’ annual SPOSCARS (Southwick Players Oscars) Awards evening, celebrating all the great and good of 2023 at The Barn, Southwick on March 9. Congratulations to all the winners […]

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Outstanding Contribution to the Arts Award 2023

March 1, 2024

The BHAC Outstanding Contribution to the Arts Award for 2023 was held in the beautiful Grade 1 listed church of St Michael’s and All Angels, Brighton, on 13th November 2023. The […]

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Upcoming Arts Diary Events

Explore St Michael & All Angels church

The cathedral of the back streets

Visit St. Michael & All Angels Victorian church Brighton with its Pre-Raphaelite decorations each May Sunday at 12.15 and on Jun 2.  Lead by Jonathan Prichard [5/5] Mike Laslett [12,19,26/5] […]

Sun 19th May @ 12:15 pm

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Elizabeth Baldey, violin & Janet Bishop, piano

The cathedral of the back streets

Elizabeth Baldey, violin & Janet Bishop, piano play English classical violin music including the much loved The Lark Ascending of Vaughan Williams 4:45 pm 1hr 15m £5.50 £5 conc.

Sun 19th May @ 4:45 pm

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An Evening with Lady Montagu

Magichour Theatre

Magichour Theatre An Evening with Lady Montagu Meet this famous Georgian poet, writer, scientist & early feminist who will entertain you with the story of her life & loves.  Accompanied by […]

Sun 19th May @ 7:30 pm

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The Poetry of Felix Dennis

POETRY FOR PLEASURE Cornerstone Community Centre Mondays at 12 noon May 2024 20 The Poetry of Felix Dennis by Carole Middleton   Cornerstone Community Centre Palmeira Square, Church Rd, Hove […]

Mon 20th May @ 12:00 pm

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BHAC Arts Diary Spring 2024


The printed version of the spring 2024 Arts Diary is now out.
Look for your copy at libraries, community centres, information points, bars and cafes all around the area.

Alternatively become an Individual Supporter or a Business Supporter and get it delivered by post.
Please see the SUPPORTERS page for details.

Printed Arts Diary Information