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Independent grassroots venue The Old Market (TOM) has today announced its brand new Reigning Women season in 2024, with the announcement accompanied by a trailer that was filmed in Brighton and Hove.

The trailer was shot at the venue and various locations around the city, including Brighton Pavilion and the beach underneath Brighton Pier at sunrise. Directed by Paul Winter and produced by TOM, the film features artists who are all based in the city and who are performing as part of the season – Naomi Wood, Scarlett Fae, Rosy Carrick, AFLO. The Poet, Mana Dance and Jenny Foulds. It is set to a poem written and performed by Jenny Foulds called This Woman Is.

TOM’s Reigning Women season is a multi-genre programme that aims to celebrate the amazing women in the Arts and Culture industry and beyond. Running from February 2024, the new programme includes performances by all the artists in the trailer as well as appearances by performers including poet Hollie McNish and comedian Jen Brister.

The season has acted as a platform for both established and emerging artists, with performances in previous years by the likes of musicians Alice Russell and Halina Rice, and comedians including Lou Sanders and Kiri Pritchard-McLean.

Helen Jewell, Creative Director of The Old Market, said:

“We are absolutely buzzing for our brand-new Reigning Women season! It’s going to be a jubilant celebration of the wonderfully talented artists based in Brighton and Hove. We want to say a huge thank you to Paul Winter and his team for donating their time and expertise to the cause, and we look forward to welcoming you all to our Reigning Women season soon.”

You can view the trailer in full by clicking here.

The season is on sale now, with more events to be announced in the coming weeks. To view the full event listings and to book, visit or call the TOM box office on 01273 201801.

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