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Brighton CCA

A new centre for
contemporary arts at the
University of Brighton

This event is part of Dorset Place

Photo: Realia, James William Murry, Dorset Place, 2021

The next edition of COMMUNAL will take place at Dorset Place, September 2022. Responding to the needs of Brighton’ creative communities we offered our project space as a resource for practitioners who might benefit from a free space to trial ideas, present work or hold events.


RE:VIEW: A new meet up group for artists, writers and creative practitioners
Wednesday 7th September, 5 – 6.30pm
Open group, sign-up required

Choices: Materials, Mediums and Displays
Wednesday 14th September, 10am – 4pm
For University of Brighton students, sign-up required

Reading Something #1
A series of reading short texts towards world-making
Thursday 15th September, 12.30 – 2pm
Open, sign-up required

Writing in Practice
Friday 16th September, 10am – 11.30am
Open, sign-up required

Social Practice Social
Friday 16th September, 12.30 – 1.30pm
Open to practitioners interested in social practice, sign-up required

Beyond Poetry: an exercise in collaboration
Tuesday 20th September, 5 – 6.30pm
Open, sign-up required

RE:VIEW: A new meet up group for artists, writers and creative practitioners
Wednesday 21st September, 12.30 – 2pm
Open, sign-up required

In the Dark: Research workshops led by Phoebe Wingrove
Wednesday 21st September, 2.30 – 5pm
Open, sign-up required

The Patrin Tapestries: Imogen Bright Moon Artist Residency
Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd September
*Public event details specified on webpage

Paper House
Model making workshop led by Joanne Bell, Michael Olden and Bobby Higginson
Monday 26th September, 12 – 3pm
Open, sign-up required

Fine Art: Critical Practice Archive
A reading room looking into 50 years of Alternative Practice at University of Brighton
Tuesday 27th – Friday 30th September, 12 – 4pm
Open, drop-in

Want to get involved? You can contact us on Instagram via DM @brightoncca or by email to Polly Wright, Programme Producer, P.Wright@Brighton.ac.uk


Begun in 2019 the COMMUNAL Dialogues programme uses online and in person gallery space as a site for collaboration, activity, and experimentation. The programme is an ongoing process of sharing resources and networks aimed at building a more sustainable creative ecology in Brighton and a model for supporting our community over the long term. Each edition of COMMUNAL centres on a programme of activity at Brighton CCA underpinned with online materials and documentation on our website.

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