Brighton & Hove Arts Council

BHAC was established in 1974 to support and promote the not-for-profit arts community in Sussex. Run entirely by volunteers, the BHAC membership consists of around 90 arts groups as well as over 80 individual supporters, covering all areas of the arts including visual arts, drama, music, spoken and written word.

We support local arts by promoting our member groups, helping them to reach out to a wider audience through its core activities and special projects, and contributing to cultural diversity and the health and wellbeing of the community we serve.

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The next issue of the printed Arts Diary (for September to November) will be out soon.

Look out for it from the end of August

Find them 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

see the SUPPORTERS page for details.


Printed Arts Diary Information

Upcoming Arts Diary Events

The Vox Beatles

Rottingdean Arts presents The Vox Beatles – Fantastic cover band The Terraces Marine Drive Rottingdean BN2 7AZ Free entrance Information

Sun 14th August @ 3:00 pm

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Venerable Victorians

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POETRY FOR PLEASURE   August 2022 15 Venerable Victorians by Peter Morris   22 ‘Vinegar Hill’: Colm Toibin by Estelle Taylor   Cornerstone Community Centre, Palmeira Square, Church Rd, Hove BN3 […]

Mon 15th August @ 12:00 pm

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Lunchtime Concert at the Chapel Royal

Chapel Royal Brighton

August 2022 9 No performance – midsummer break 16 Charles Stewart (violin), Debbie Shah (piano) 23 Rachel Smith (flute), Paul Gregory (guitar) 30 Tabitha Appel (violin)   All seats £3 […]

Tue 16th August @ 1:10 pm

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Recital at St Nicholas

St Nicholas Church Brighton

Beautiful music in the heart of the city John Lake Quartet – the quartet will play a selection of original modern melodic jazz written by John Lake and performed with Elizabeth […]

Wed 17th August @ 2:00 pm

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Latest News

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A world-class museum service in Brighton & Hove has revealed a new look and name to herald a new era in the history of the organisation. The Royal Pavilion & […]

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Brighton Philharmonic’s New Season

August 4, 2022

We are delighted to announce our 2022/23 season, with tickets now on sale from Brighton Dome Ticket Office in person, by telephone (01273) 709709 and online: Our exciting new […]

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Shoreham Wordfest 2022

August 3, 2022

The Poet Laureate, a popular newsreader, a celebrated Welsh theatre troupe and a congregation of crime writers are set to descend on Shoreham from October 3-16 for this year’s Wordfest. […]

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A Celebration for Joan

July 24, 2022

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A concert in celebration of the life of Joan Griffiths, a generous patron of the arts and former treasurer for the Brighton & Hove Arts Council.

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