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Our new season is now on sale! Join us for a multi-disciplinary programme of music, discussion & debate, film and theatre opening on 6 February and running through until July.

Two major theatre runs take place this Spring. ACCA are pleased to have co-commissioned the first solo work by Bryony Kimmings for over a decade – I’m a Phoenix, Bitch – and to be bringing it to Brighton (3-7 May) for the first dates outside London and as part of Brighton Fringe. Meanwhile, Ontroerend Goed, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Richard Jordan Productions and Vooruit Kunstcentrum present £¥€$(LIES)(13-15 March), an interactive theatrical experience that invites to you get under the skin of the well to do and call the shots, in a casino-esque set and environment.

Further performances from international theatre makers this season include China Plate & Staatstheatre Mainz’s - Status, written by Chris Thorpe and directed by Rachel Chavkin, a show about a globe spanning journey of escape (9 April). Jaha Koo brings Cuckoo (12 February) to Brighton, a bitter sweet and humorous dialogue combining personal experience with political events and reflections on happiness, economic crisis and death. FK Alexander’s VIOLENCE (7 March) comes to Sussex for the first time. VIOLENCE is a new performance art piece and a meditation on the cruelty of love, the weight of loneliness, the gift of desperation, the freedom of anxiety, the chrysalis of hopelessness, and the power of dreams.

An exciting new addition to ACCA’s programme for Spring 2019 will be a new strand of weekly events for film and visual culture fans: ACCA’s Cinema Club. Programmed by Brighton based arts curators, the first season of films - each Sunday across the season - will look at ideas on film around national identity and culture, land and country and movement and migration. Spend your Sunday in the cinema this Spring and see some classics or a rare screening.

Gig wise, ACCA hosts Apparat’s first UK tour date since 2013 on 26 April. Poppy Ackroyd (22 February) will perform an intimate show.

Opening ACCA’s season (6-10 February) is Virditas: The Music and Life of Hildegard Von Bingen, a festival curated by Dr Alice Eldridge (Music, Film & Media). The season of events explores contemporary resonances of the music and life of the 12thcentury abbess, through sound installations, talks and concerts.

In 2019, and for the fourth year, ACCA will collaborate with Brighton Festival, as a co-producer. Further details will be revealed on 13 February 2019 when the festival programme is announced. The University of Sussex are a major funder of Brighton Festival. Stay tuned for more info on that coming soon!