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 covering painting and other visual arts and crafts, drama, music, singing, opera, dance, 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 and the health and wellbeing of the communities in which we live.

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Latest News

The Poetry Festival is days away!

November 21, 2023

Featuring Liz Berry, John McCullough, The Brighton Hammer & Tongue Poetry Slam, the Sussex Poetry Competition and Poems on the Buses winners… the 2023 BHAC Poetry Festival is not to […]

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We’re Taking a Seasonal Break

November 12, 2023

Music and Wine at St Luke's

This Friday, 17th November, will be our last concert until February. We are having a break for the Christmas period. Music & Wine at St. Luke’s would like to take […]

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Butterfly Butterfly

October 26, 2023

Mabel is a young Sussex poet who wrote and illustrated a beautiful poem as soon as she heard about our Poetry Competition. Mabel is a little too young to enter […]

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2023 BHAC Poetry Festival

October 15, 2023

A Poetry Competition winner at the 2021 BHAC Poetry Festival

🔗BOOK YOUR POETRY FESTIVAL TICKETS Pulling together eclectic threads of wisdom and wonder from poets across Sussex and beyond, the BHAC Poetry Festival is an event you shouldn’t miss! Sunday […]

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Upcoming Arts Diary Events

Recital at St Nicholas

St Nicholas Church Brighton

RECITALS AT ST NICHOLAS – Beautiful music in the heart of the city November 2023 29 John Collins European organ music from the 16th to 18th centuries. St Nicholas Church, […]

Wed 29th November @ 2:00 pm

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The Art of Winnie-the-Pooh

  THE ARTS SOCIETY EAST SUSSEX Monthly Illustrated Lecture: The Art of Winnie-the-Pooh by James Campbell The Hove Club, 28 Fourth Avenue, Hove BN3 2PJ Wednesday 29 November from 6.45pm […]

Wed 29th November @ 7:30 pm

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‘Bedroom Farce’ by Alan Ayckbourn

NEW VENTURE THEATRE ‘Bedroom Farce’ by Alan Ayckbourn “Anything but a typical bedroom farce – though we hear about a range of sexual troubles.  Is marriage sustained more by habit […]

Fri 1st December

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The Grange Gallery Christmas Fair

ROTTINGDEAN HERITAGE The Grange Gallery Christmas Fair Seventeen talented artists and craftspeople come together to display their work at this year’s Christmas Fair – Christmas cards and decorations, stocking-fillers and […]

Fri 1st December

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BHAC Arts Diary Winter 2023


The printed version of the winter 2023 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

Winners of the BHAC Drama Awards 2022

BHAC Drama Awards 2022

See the categories, nominees and eventual winners
on our News pages.

BHAC Drama Awards 2022