Exploration of Cult Media as part of packed University programme at Brighton Fringe

The University is exploring what makes cult media as part of the University’s sponsored events at the Brighton Fringe in May. 


Brighton Fringe is England’s largest arts festival and one of the largest fringe festivals in the world. It is running from 5 May to 4 June. The university is a key sponsor and is running events and supporting on a number of other workshops in the city.

The ‘Cult’ in Screen Culture is a talk from the university’s Film & Screen Studies degree team examining different kinds of ‘cult’ media, the processes by which media achieve cult status, and the kinds of media which are excluded from the category. The event runs on 6 May at 6.30pm at the Sallis Benney Theatre Find out more and book.

Other events include:

Meet the Arts Industry (6 May at 6.30pm) – Sweet Waterfront 1

Are you an artist or performer looking to make connections beyond Brighton Fringe? You can take part in an informal networking session.  Find out more and book.

Refugee Film Festival (12, 19, 26 May) – Pavilion Parade (Room G7)

Art projections, feature films, documentaries and accompanying talks including film-makers exploring the experiences of refugees. Hosted by Migrant and Refugee Solidarity (M A R S) at the university.  Find out more and book.

Hidden Voices (13 May at 1.30pm) – Edward Street

A series of short, first person films which express personal experiences and give an insight into the issues facing children and young people and the impact of imprisonment on families.

‘Hidden Voices’ is produced by Zap Art in partnership with Sussex Prisoners’ Families, University of Brighton, DigiTales, Salvation Army Housing Association (Newhaven Foyer), supported through funding from People’s Postcode Trust and BBC Children in Need. Find out more and book.

New Note Orchestra and Guests (14 May at 2.30pm) – St Luke’s Prestonville

New Note Orchestra (NNO) is the Sex Pistols of the classical world due to its punk ethos and attitude. It believes that, with a bit of encouragement, anyone can write great music.

NNO will be showcasing a brand-new piece which has been written with Conductor (and our university’s Deputy Head at the School of Media) Conall Gleeson. It will blend newly-composed music with old movie footage of Brighton to create a multimedia experience. Find out more and book.

Performancegate (22 May at 7pm) – Marlborough Theatre

A show of radical gestures and tough words. Look and listen to our students, who return to the Marlborough Theatre. with a show that smashes normality and attends to the smithereens. Find out more and book.

How To: Keep it Legal (20 May at 10:30am) – Sweet Waterfront 2

Thinking about taking your theatre company further? Join Jackie Elliman, Legal and Industrial Relations Manager at ITC, for a workshop covering all aspects of setting up as a legal entity. This is part of Brighton Fringe’s Fringe Academy in partnership with the university. Find out more and book.

Preview of Brighton Fashion Show (31 May) – Brighton Spiegeltent, Old Steine

The students’ collections include both men’s and women’s fashion in a variety of innovative designs and from a variety of textiles. Tickets will go on sale shortly at £10 per person.


For more information on Fringe events please go to: www.brightonfringe.org


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