Performers rally to Celebrate and support the Sussex Beacon

Tickets are now on sale at Prowler and Nice ‘n’ Naughty in St James Street for the Gala to benefit the Sussex Beacon, the HIV charity in danger of closing their doors in June due to NHS cutbacks.

Celebration! will celebrate the magnificent achievements of the Sussex Beacon in caring for people with HIV.

The Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Cllr Pete West, will attend the Gala, which is the opening event of the B RIGHT ON Festival and the curtain raiser to LGBT+ History Month 2017, being staged for the first time in the specially constructed Phil Starr Pavilion on New Steine Gardens.

Myra Dubois

Myra Dubois

Artists confirmed to appear include Myra DuboisLorraine Bowen, Maisie TrolletteMiss JasonDave LynnDavina SparkleKara van ParkSally Vate and will feature dancers from The Brighton Academy, choreographed by Emma Green. The Gala will be directed and staged by Carole Todd.

Everyone appearing will be donating their serves free of charge to raise money for The Sussex Beacon and to celebrate the magnificent contribution the organisation has made to the lives of HIV positive people their friends and families in Brighton and Hove for the last 25 years.

LGBT History Month is the annual international month-long observance of LGBT+ History and the opportunity to commemorate and remember the bravery of those who campaigned and spoke out over the years to help us achieve the freedoms and equality we enjoy today.

Celebration! will take place in The PHIL STARR PAVILION, New Steine Gardens, Brighton, BN2 1PB, a specially erected and heated Pavilion with a fully functional stage, hi-tech light and sound system and on site licensed bar.

This ground breaking affiliation seeks to engage the city in the wide range of issues highlighted through the work of the Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum, as well as partner/stakeholder work and is supported with grants from the Pride Social Impact Fund, the Rainbow Fund and Sussex Police.

Event: CELEBRATION – Celebrating 25 years of the Sussex Beacon

Where: Phil Starr Pavilion, New Steine Gardens, Brighton, BN2 1PB

When: Friday, February 3

Time: Doors and bar open at 6.15pm, show starts at 7.30pm

Cost: Tickets £18/£15 conc. available from Prowler112-113 St. James Street, Brighton, tel: 01273 683680 and Naughty ‘n’ Nice32 St James’s St, Brighton BN2 1RF, tel: 01273 626442

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