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Brighton Early Music Festival

Help BREMF to grow and thrive in 2019

In these uncertain times, help Brighton Early Music Festival to continue to bring the most exciting artists from across Europe to Brighton for innovative events.
Closed on 10/25/2019
Charity Registration No: 1097288

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Since 2002 Brighton Early Music Festival has been bringing exciting and innovative programmes to Brighton, based around the music that would have been familiar to people between the 11th and early 19th centuries. Our programming seeks to bring this world to life, recognising the fact that 'early' music wasn't written for the concert hall, but performed and enjoyed in churches, palaces, salons, pubs, the open air, and in people's living rooms.

Our events are popular - enjoyed by between 4000 and 6000 people who attend our Festival each year in October and November. So you may well ask, why do we need additional support?

Putting on large scale classical events, often involving staging and lighting, as well as the fees and travel for the professional musicians involved, is an expensive business, and the venues that we use have small capacities. Even if an event is sold out, the ticket income usually only covers around 30% of the costs. It's really important to us to keep ticket prices affordable, as well as to take music into the community through our work with schools and community groups.

With no guaranteed year on year funding, we have to start from scratch each year, applying for funding from national bodies like the Arts Council, as well as approaching grant-making trusts, companies and individuals. In the current uncertain climate, funding is getting harder to secure, and our links with artists and organisations around Europe are getting harder to maintain.

Maybe you know the Festival already and enjoy our programme of events? Maybe you've just come across us but like the sound of what we do (to find out more, check out the video below from last year's opera production)?

If you would like to see BREMF continue, you can support us in the following ways:

By joining or upgrading as a Friend of the Festival at www.bremf.org.uk/friend

By making a donation via this appeal page

By getting in touch via www.bremf.org.uk to discuss other ways to support such as via a company or trust

We are very grateful for ANY amount, but the list below gives an example of where we can use your support:

£20 pays for travel for a student performer

£50 covers microphone hire for an event involving speech

£125 pays for printing 15,000 flyers to publicise the festival

£250 covers harpsichord hire and tuning for one event

£500 pays for venue hire for one of our larger events



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Janet Ormerod

8 months ago

John Carling

8 months ago

About the charity

Brighton Early Music Festival
Brighton Early Music Festival

Considered a leading force in early music, Brighton Early Music Festival (BREMF) runs one of the most significant early music festivals in the UK. “arguably the best showcase of early music in the country” Classical Music Magazine BREMF is an exciting hub for creativity and provides a platform to showcase emerging talent alongside the finest artists within the early music sector. The focal point of our work is an annual autumn festival of events, reaching over 6000 people. Throughout the year, we mentor young artists and provide opportunities for experimentation and equip them with valuable career skills. Our outreach programme takes live music into Brighton & Hove schools - reaching over 1200 children each year - and the wider community where we collaborate with local venues to deliver pop-up events and open-mic nights. Underpinning our work is the desire to: - showcase the brightest talent in the early music sector - provide a seedbed of creativity for young artists to incubate pioneering new work - engage, inspire & connect with audiences through a programme of high quality performances and collaborations with other arts forms - embed our work in the local community through volunteer engagement and forging partnerships to extend our reach within the region.

Charity Registration No: 1097288


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