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The Nightingale selects…Brighton Festival & Fringe

As Brighton Festival & Fringe gets underway, the Nightingale team continue to pick their five top shows to see this May. This week it’s the turn of Programme Manager Kate Gowar, whose choices span art installations, promenade performance and music.

1. Joseph Popper: The Same Face, Regency Town House Basement, Brunswick Square, until May 24, HOUSE 2015

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“This looks intriguing. In  juxtaposing two scenarios, artist  Joseph Popper comments on the  ambiguity of perception and purpose and control.”

2. Sam Lee’s Nightingale Walk, location TBC, May 13 – 15, 19 – 21, Brighton Festival

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“It is exciting to trust the unfolding in folk singer Sam Lee’s promenade performance across the South Downs. It sounds like a gorgeous and special experience.”

3. Nick Steur: Freeze, Friends Meeting House, May 18 – 20,  Brighton Festival

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“I think it’s important that spectators become aware of the present, and their own presence in it.”: Nick Steur. I feel sure this highly individual show will be powerful in its simplicity and focus.”

4. Will Pickvance: Anatomy of the Piano, Otherplace at the Basement, May 30- 21, Brighton Fringe

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“I’m looking forward to Will Pickvance dissecting himself, his piano and their relationship.”

5. And Now: Fleeting, Brighton beach, between the piers, May 24, Brighton Festival

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 “Fleeting is a punctuated installation on the beach created by And  Now, artists who specialise in creating unexpected visual experiences  inspired by the natural world. Featuring fire and sound, it promises to  be a moment of communal unity and conscience while all ages stand  together.”

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