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Zoe Williams

Sat 2 May
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

This event is fully booked, but returns may be available

Stay-at-Home Dandy

Sat 2 May
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

Decadent boozehound Luke Wright would love to spend his life flouncing around…

Kamila Shamsie

Sun 3 May
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

The brilliant award-winning Pakistani/British author discusses her latest novel,…

The Apple Family Plays:: Richard Nelson In Conversation

Sun 3 May
Brighton Dome Founders Room

The Guardian theatre critic Michael Billington interviews Tony Award winning…

Agnès Varda: Screen Talk

Sun 3 May
Duke of York's Picturehouse

This event is fully booked, but returns may be available

Jackie Kay

Sun 3 May
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

This event is fully booked, but returns may be available

On Liberty

Mon 4 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Liberty is the UK’s oldest human rights organisation. It is a cross-party,…

Carol Ann Duffy

Tue 5 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Appointed Britain's Poet Laureate in May 2009 - the first female in the role's…

Ruth Scurr with Erica Wagner

Wed 6 May
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

John Aubrey redefined the art of biography. In his Brief Lives we meet Christopher…

Boldness in the Face of a Blank Page

Thu 7 May
Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

The annual New Writing South lecture is a vibrant platform for debate, passions…

Guest Director’s Guests

Sat 9 May

Are you a writer aged under 30? Would you like the opportunity to meet our…

Election 2015

Sat 9 May
Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

This event is fully booked, but returns may be available

Sunday in the Gallery with Ali Smith

Sun 10 - Sun 24 May
ONCA Gallery

This event is fully booked, but returns may be available

Professor Roderick Kedward & Caroline Moorehead

Sun 10 May
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

This event is fully booked, but returns may be available

Elif Shafak with Jacqueline Rose

Sun 10 May
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

Turkish novelist Elif Shafak blends Western and Eastern traditions of storytelling,…

Rachel Holmes on Eleanor Marx

Wed 13 May
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

Rachel Holmes’s sensational biography of Eleanor Marx – daughter of Karl…

Gillian Beer

Thu 14 May
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

Dr Gillian Beer, one of the world's great literary scholars and author of Darwin's…

Masha Gessen

Sun 17 May
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

An exploration of freedom of speech and investigative journalism.

Edmund De Waal

Mon 18 May
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

This event is fully booked, but returns may be available

Andy Miller

Wed 20 May
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

What makes a great book? Should we finish difficult books or ones we don’t…