An immersive night-time adventure into a wild avian landscape
As dusk falls, gather family and friends to embark on an enchanting journey into the Sussex woodland. Against a canvas of darkness and the sound of wind in the trees, you will follow a 2km trail of beautiful and ingenious installations of light, sound and moving sculpture inspired by the world of birds.
Whether it’s the iconic robin, the chip-thieving gull, or blackbirds baked in a pie, we have an enduring connection with these special creatures. For the Birds will get you thinking about the mystery and beauty of the avian world — and why it should be protected.
Artist and producer Jony Easterby has brought together some of the most dynamic sound and lighting artists in the UK to create this unforgettable outdoor experience.
Originally staged at RSPB Ynys-hir reserve in Wales, For the Birds went on to become the audience highlight of the New Zealand Festival 2016, where it attracted more than 10,000 people over three weeks.
Take some time out to celebrate these wondrous creatures in an epic illuminated Brighton Festival outdoor event – a contemplative feast of light, sound and imagination.
'I cannot think of another art experience that has bettered it' Jay Griffiths, author
‘Mind-blowingly brilliant. An unforgettably beautiful and resonant experience' George Monbiot, journalist
‘Beautiful, unexpected and alive!’ RSPB
- Sat 6 – Sun 28 May (except Mon & Tue)
Advanced booking only
Suitable for all ages
Timed entry slots (including free bus service)
from either Hollingbury or Central Brighton
(see other information for more details)
- Secret woodland location
Wed 10 & Thu 11 May: £10
Under 12’s £7.50
Festival Standby £10
(available on the day in person from Brighton Dome Ticket Office, Church Street from 10am)
There is a £2 per order charge. Additional postage charges (50p standard or £1.50 signed for mail) apply