Stomp founders get honorary degrees in Brighton

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Stomp performers use everyday items such as brooms and dustbins as percussion instruments

The creators of percussion group Stomp have been given honorary doctorates by the University of Brighton.

Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas founded the group, who use everyday objects as musical instruments, in Brighton in 1991.

They have since performed across the world and were part of the 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony.

The honorary Doctor of Arts degrees were presented on Monday at a graduation ceremony at Brighton Dome.

The ceremony was the first of five days of degree presentations to more than 5,300 students.

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Luke Cresswell (left) and Steve McNicholas founded Stomp in Brighton in 1991

Cresswell and McNicholas own the Old Market Theatre in Brighton, the first venue where they performed together, which they bought in 2010.

They said they were "humbled" to have been recognised for their work.

The university also awarded a Master of Letters degree to journalist and broadcaster Kathryn Flett.

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Kathryn Flett received a Master of Letters for her contribution to journalism and broadcasting

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