Brighton-based Belgian chip company BeFries has pledged their support for Brighton Dome’s community appeal, ‘Build Brighton Dome’.
To help support Brighton Dome’s £21.2 million transformational project to redevelop the nationally-important Brighton Dome Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre, the famous local chippy has pledged a donation of 50p from each jar of sauce sold in the next few weeks.
On pledging his support for Build Brighton Dome, Dashal Beevers said: “I first moved to Brighton 22 years ago and going out to see live music has always been a love of mine, I have seen so many of my favourite bands playing at Brighton Dome. It is an amazing space for music, comedy, theatre and other events and, with this rebuild, I can only wish for it to continue for many, many more years to come for the enjoyment of everyone.”
Dashal and his brother Chan Beevers set up the award-winning BeFries in August 2016 with the aim of bringing the taste of authentic Belgian fries to Brighton & Hove. Having mastered the art of cooking the perfect chip, a process they liken to perfecting coffee, whilst picking up several awards along the way, they have also created around twenty new sauces – the most popular being garlic mayo and satay sauce.
Brighton Dome’s major refurbishment project has already attracted significant donations from the National Lottery through the Arts Council England (ACE), the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Coast to Capital Local Growth fund, as well as commitments from the city council, charitable trusts and individual patrons. The refurbishment of the Brighton Dome is the first phase of a wider plan to restore and reunite the Royal Pavilion Estate, alongside reviving long-lost heritage features and creating new state-of-the-art facilities. Key developments include a magnificent Corn Exchange viewing gallery, a dedicated creative space for workshops and rehearsals and a new street café opening out onto New Road.
With 90% of Phase One funding now in place, the Community appeal aims to raise £250,000 to help complete the transformational project.