Tuesday, 6 October 2015

#BREMF15 celebrates WOMEN

The nights may be getting shorter but this is actually good news as it means it's time for the city's fantastic Autumn Festivals to start. Of course one of the highlights is always the Brighton Early Music Festival so today we hand over to Laura Coppinger for an insider's guide to BREMF.... 

Having lived near Brighton for most of my life, I have always loved the city for being original and alternative with a persistent enthusiasm to do things differently and with the times. Hardly surprising then that BREMF isn't your average Early Music Festival; this Autumn you'll find us in all sorts of places from churches and theatres to late night bars.

Our theme this year is Women, and so our season is packed with exciting events in a variety of formats all concerning women or featuring music by women composers. I'm really excited about this season; there's everything you can think of including oratorios, live accompanied film screenings, cantatas and dramatic concerts - not to mention the first ever opera composed by a woman!

This year's festival, as well as being a fantastic opportunity to hear some great works by women through the ages, is also really accessible. If you're up for trying something new, 16 of our events offer £5 on-the-door prom tickets, great if you're looking to dip your toes into something a bit different. If you want to experience more why not sign up for a weekend or even a bargain season prom pass, where you can watch your fill of any of our 16 prom events for as little as £50

I'm especially excited for the BREMF Live! - The Night Of The Witches event this year, which promises to be a great alternative way to spend Halloween! Aimed at students and young adults, this standing only event promises to be a fantastic mix of amazing performances from the newest emerging talent with things suitably dark and bewitching apt for the spookiest night of the year. Taking place in the Marlborough theatre, the evening promises to be BREMF at its most original and exciting.

As someone with a particularly eclectic taste in music, I also can't wait for the Women Singer/Songwriters Through the Ages event, a performance and open mic session of songs by women from the medieval period to the present day. All happening in the Green Door Store, a live music venue cum nightclub/bar, the variety of styles from Early music to classic hits from the 60s and 70s in the evening will prove it not only a night to remember, but also a great way to try out something new!

So no excuses, come and see one of our great events this Autumn - with 29 to choose from, you'll certainly find what you're looking for if you want a brilliant night out with fantastic live early music!

Women Singer/Songwriters Through the Ages
22/10 @20:00
The Green Door Store, Brighton (BN1 4FQ)
Tickets £10 available from www.bremf.org.uk

BREMF Live! - The Night Of The Witches
31/10 @21:00
The Marlborough Theatre, Brighton (BN2 1RD)
Tickets £10 from www.bremf.org.uk