Live updates

First performance for Brighton's new Open Air Theatre

The first performance at the new Brighton Open Air Theatre is taking place today in Sussex.

The grass stage carved out of a former bowling green was the brainchild of local playwright Adrian Bunting. Sadly he died of cancer two years ago before his dream could be fulfilled, but his friends and the local community got together to make sure his idea came to fruition. Andy Dickenson reports.

Adrian Bunting hoped the 'Brighton Open Air Theatre' would become his legacy Credit: Brighton Open Air Theatre

Advertisement

Advertisement

Collecting kisses in return for oranges for Hocktide

It's that time of year again when the residents of Hungerford in West Berkshire celebrate the ancient tradition of Hocktide.

During the day tutti men - or women - like this year, visit local homes and businesses to collect kisses in return for an orange. Hungerford is the only place in Britain to keep up this pagan ritual as Juliette Fletcher reports.

Load more updates