Heritage Open Day is back and for this year’s theme of Edible England, Brighton Dome celebratesits culinary links to the past with a series of online andlive 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 isable to open its doors to visitors again on Sunday 19 September, to celebrate its heritage in partnership with the Chattri MemorialGroup and Infinity Foods with fascinating exhibits thatwill 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.