Show celebrating 25 years of local HIV charity The Sussex Beacon to be held in Brighton

On February 3rd at 7.30pm a show celebrating 25 Years of local HIV charity The Sussex Beacon will be taking place at the Phil Starr Pavilion, New Steine Gardens in Brighton.

An evening packed with entertainment, the line-up includes Myra Dubois, Lorraine Bowen, Miss Jason, Dave Lynn, Davina Sparkle, Maisie Trollette, Kara Van Park and Sally Vate. Dancers from The Brighton Academy will also be performing on stage.

The event is being run by the Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum and all proceeds go to The Sussex Beacon with acts performing free of charge.

The Sussex Beacon is currently facing the prospect of closing services due to a reduction in the funding it receives from the NHS. Charity management and trustees are currently exploring a range of options to try and save the charity.
The focus of this event however, will be on the work of The Sussex Beacon over the last 25 years. Simon Dowe, Chief Executive of the charity will be speaking, outlining some the effort and dedication that has gone into supporting people living with HIV locally since 1992.

Simon said “This event should be great fun, during what is an incredibly difficult time for the charity. We’re so grateful to those who are putting the show on and to the artists who are offering their time and talent for free. It’s going to be a fantastic opportunity to reflect on the difference we have made over the last 25 years and to thank the staff, supporters and volunteers who do so much for The Sussex Beacon.”

Tickets cost £18 or £15 for concessions. To book, visit

The Sussex Beacon provides specialist support and care for people living with HIV. The charity provides both inpatient and outpatient services to promote independence and improve health. For more information visit or email

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