Heritage Open Day is back and for this year’s theme of Edible England, Brighton Dome celebrates its culinary links to the past with a series of online and live events in the venue.
Learn about the kitchens that cooked traditional food for Indian soldiers recuperating at Brighton Dome during the First World War, 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. After last year’s events took place online due to coronavirus restrictions, Brighton Dome is able to open its doors to visitors again on Sunday 19 September, to celebrate 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.
Heritage Open Day 2021
– 10am – 4pm, Sunday 19 September. Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE.
– Free admission but pre-booking for live talks, activities and backstage tours is essential.
– The full programme and ticket bookings will be available from Monday 6th September at brightondome.org.