Brighton Dome and Fane Online have teamed up to bring you a series of livestreamed events, filmed at “the highest quality” and available in the comfort of your own home. The livestreams, which will last from August to November, feature well-known authors, podcasters and renowned actors. They will contain live discussions of their respective fields, alongside readings from their latest books, to accompany new and upcoming releases. The events will comprise voices from the worlds of acting, TV, sport, literature and gardening – meaning there will be a livestream for everyone!
These livestreamed events will feature names such as…
…LGBTQ+ activist and bestselling author Armistead Maupin, who will appear in conversation with award-winning actor Sir Ian McKellen. As well as, Brit Bennet, (The Vanishing Half) who will be discussing her life and writing. Arsène Wenger will share his story about his long and successful 22 year career as Arsenal’s manager. You can also book to see a spin-off of Radio 4 hit podcast Fortunately, presented by broadcasters Jane Garvey and Fi Glover. Sir Trevor McDonald will be recounting anecdotes from his time reporting on the release of Nelson Mandela from prison and other tales from his time as a reporter.
There are also many more livestreams to expect, from Stephanie Yeboah, Jay Rayner, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Monty Don, Graham Norton, Ovie Soko, Elizabeth Day, William Boyd, Fatima Bhutto and Lady Glenconner. There is so much to anticipate for these events and they will surely make the coming months interesting ones.
The full schedule is as follows (August – November 2020):
Fortunately… with Fi & Jane Podcast – August 1st
Armistead Maupin & Sir Ian McKellen – August 12th
Brit Bennet – August 13th
Trevor McDonald – August 16th
Steph Yeboah – September 2nd
Jay Rayner – September 4th
Sir Ranulph Fiennes – September 6th
Monty Don – September 17th
Graham Norton – September 27th
Ovie Soko – September 30th
Elizabeth Day – October 2nd
William Boyd – October 4th
Arsène Wenger – October 12th
Fatima Bhutto – November 1st
Lady Glenconner – November 12th
Tickets are now on sale on Brighton Dome’s website. Ticket packages are also available and include options to buy the speaker’s book for a discount with ticket sales. Some authors will also offer signed copies! The broadcasts can also be viewed 48 hours after their end and are available worldwide.
Fane Online are an exceptional production company responsible for many live tours and events, working with names such as Nigella Lawson and Dame Judi Dench. Alongside Brighton Dome, who with Brighton Festival present over 600 events a year, it is an exciting collaboration.
You can also learn about the Brighton Festival HERE.