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Theatre lover's legacy is a stage fit for star-crossed lovers

Tonight marks the opening performance of Brighton's new Open Air Theatre as star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet take to its grass stage.

The amphitheatre carved out of a former bowling green was the brainchild of local playwright Adrian Bunting. But as Andy Dickenson reports, he didn't live to see his dream, and it was left to his friends and supporters to continue his vision.

Andy speaks to B.O.A.T Trustee James Payne and actors Tom Kanji and Hanna McPake of the Globe Theatre on Tour.

Brighton Festival to get underway

With just hours to go, Brighton and Hove is preparing for the launch of its annual Festival.

Next year will be the 50th anniversary of what is now the largest arts celebration in England.

Following on from tomorrow's children's parade, the city will host 150 different events over the next three weeks - including more than 40 premieres.

ITV Meridian spoke to Andrew Comben from the festival.

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Artists open their doors to the public

Two hundred artists have thrown open their doors to the public for the Brighton Festival this weekend - transforming their homes into galleries.

The Artists Open Houses project is thought to be largest event of its kind in the world - but its not just kitchens, hallways and front rooms being transformed.

Award winning artist Yinka Shonibare's exhibit 'The British Library' is featured at the Pavilion Museum's Reference Library in Brighton, which has had its run extended until June 22. Andy Dickenson reports.

Take a tour around Brighton's 'open houses'

Throughout the Brighton Festival two hundred artists have thrown open their doors to the public - transforming their homes into galleries.

The Artists Open Houses project is thought to be largest event of its kind in the world - but its not just kitchens, hallways and front rooms being transformed.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to artists Yinka Shonibare, Vicky House and Open Houses and HOUSE 2014 festival director Judy Stevens.

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