Brighton Festival 2020Public booking opens: Wed 19 Feb, 9am

Dr Blighty

An ambitious new project inspired by a remarkable story of the First World War, Nutkhut's Dr Blighty remembers an unexpected episode in Brighton's history when the Royal Pavilion Estate became a military hospital for wounded Indian soldiers. Directed by Ajay Chhabra with design by Tom Piper (Tower of London Poppies), a week of installations in Royal Pavilion Garden is accompanied by two concerts at Brighton Dome marrying classical music from East and West.

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Dr Blighty: Commemorations

The week closes with a special installation, laying 101 diya lamps to commemorate the soldiers’ stay in the city, one for each year since they were here.

To make a diya (decorated clay pot) for the final installation, drop into Brighton Dome Café-bar throughout the Festival. Find out more...

This event will coincide with a wreath laying ceremony in Royal Pavilion Garden (4 pm) at the Indian Gate, and the unveiling of a Blue Plaque honouring Subedar Mir Dast (awarded the Victoria Cross at the Royal Pavilion by King George V). Organised by Davinder Dhillon, from the Chattri Group, this commemoration also marks the departure of the Indian soldiers from Brighton's military hospitals one hundred years ago.

Find out more about the Dr Blighty project on Nutkhut's website

Sun 29 May, 4pm