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

Art Exhibition: Edith Emma Martin

ROTTINGDEAN HERITAGE Art Exhibition: Edith Emma Martin 1875–1960   Edith Martin, née Dunkley, studied art and painting from her teens and painted prolifically in the 1920s and early 1930s.  She […]

Wed 10th August

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Recital at St Nicholas

St Nicholas Church Brighton

Beautiful music in the heart of the city Classical Bohemians (violin, guitar, flute and voice) – creative, interpretive music with classical and philosophical influences.   Suggested donation £3.00 on the […]

Wed 10th August @ 2:00 pm

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All Saints Hove Lunchtime Concert

All Saints Church Hove

All Saints Hove Lunchtime Concert                                                   […]

Thu 11th August @ 1:00 pm

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Viola duo: Peter Mallinson and Matthias Weisner

Music & Wine at St Luke's

  MUSIC AND WINE AT ST. LUKE’S Viola duo: Peter Mallinson and Matthias Weisner   Discover the sound-world of two violas. Come and hear the sublime Lament and Caprice by […]

Fri 12th August @ 7:30 pm

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Latest News

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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Read All About It – The Dance Space Launch Brochure

July 13, 2022

The Dance Space opens in July 2022. Fresh off the press and with that new-print smell, our launch brochure for The Dance Space is in circulation in Brighton & Hove […]

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