6-28 May 2017
Delve into an adventurous programme based around Kate Tempest's theme of 'Everyday Epic'. There's music, spoken word, theatre, literature, poetry, dance, circus and magical outdoor events - plus even more free performances right across the city
'Art is social. It should be a part of life. No big deal – just life itself'
Pop up performances by a dynamic collective of people from all walks of life and from all over the city
Sound and light take flight! Against a canvas of darkness, follow an enchanting trail of beautiful and ingenious installations of sound, light and moving sculpture through the Sussex woodland
One of the great violinists of our time, Nikolaj Znaider plays and conducts with the LSO in a programme to delight and move in equal measure
In celebration of Guest Director Kate Tempest, we invite young people age 8 – 19 to submit poems on the theme of Everyday Epic - in partnership with BHASVIC and BHee
If you enjoyed The Apple Plays (Brighton Festival 2015), you'll love this follow-up by Tony award-winning playwright Richard Nelson: three plays following the Gabriel family of Rhinebeck, upstate New York, during a turbulent year in US politics.
Flying the flag for UK hip hop, Brighton's own Ocean Wisdom shares the bill with label mates Jam Baxter and The Four Owls
‘stripped back circus skills that are both breathtakingly beautiful and eye-wateringly difficult’ Scotsman
‘If this show doesn’t make you fall in love with theatre, there’s no potion on earth that can help you’ Guardian ★★★★★
‘Shirley is a time traveller, a conduit for essential human aches, one of the greatest artists who ever lived, and yet utterly humble’ Stewart Lee
‘An elegant production that delivers on its promise to stay with you long after you leave' Guardian
‘m¡longa casts a magicspell… highlights the drama and passion for which tango is renowned’ Metro ★★★★
‘Mica Levi's score sounds at times like a new electronic language being born or a subtle form of communication between aliens’ Time Out
An extravaganza of music and performance from pioneering queer artists of colour from both sides of the Atlantic