Heritage Day will be back on the 24th of September 2023. We’ll keep you posted with details.
Brighton Dome is such an iconic venue, so it’s great to see it able to throw open its doors once more and entertain us with some diverse and rich events this autumn. And nothing sounds more compelling than the menu of events lined up for Heritage Day which combines history and food! How fabulous.
Heritage Open Day 2021- 19th September
This year’s Heritage Open Day theme is Edible England and Brighton Dome is celebrating its culinary links to the past with a series of online and live events in the venue. You can learn about the kitchens that cooked traditional food for Indian soldiers recuperating at Brighton Dome during WWI, the lashings of plum pudding served at a lavish party to celebrate the Prince Regent’s birthday in 1814, discover the flavours of Brighton’s famous North Laine and a satirical Suffragette-inspired recipe.
Heritage Open Day is England’s largest festival of history and culture, bringing together local people, volunteers and organisations as historic places and spaces open their doors to celebrate their past and the Dome is celebrating its heritage in partnership with the Chattri Memorial Group and Infinity Foods with fascinating exhibits that will bring the city’s stories to life.
The morning’s events include backstage tours for small groups to explore the behind-the-scenes secrets of the venue and a talk from members of the Chattri Group. In the afternoon, families are welcomed for a series of bookable activities and for those wishing to join in from home, the online programme features an Indian cookery lesson and a Bollywood dance workshop.
Brighton Dome’s public heritage programme is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of the major refurbishment project of the Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre. Open from 10 am – 4 pm on Sunday 19th September at Brighton Dome, admission is free but pre-booking for live talks, activities and backstage tours is essential.
For more information about Heritage Day visit: https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/
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