In Pictures: For the Love of Dogs
Last month we launched a competition inspired by our Guest Director Laurie Anderson's canine concert Music For Dogs and her new film Heart of a Dog.
We asked you to send in photos of your dogs and tell us a bit about them, so we could pick 50 to be immortalised in a mural. We were touched and delighted by the stories we received, and it was pretty tough to pick just 50 for the wall.
On Sat 14 May all the winning dogs had been painted and we invited dog and owner alike to come and see the mural.
The dogs’ owners were delighted. One said, ‘I’m just a dog fan...for Stanley to be immortalised in the North Laine – I’m so proud!’
Another said, ‘I think it’s fantastic – he’s famous! We came to live in Brighton about two years ago…and the idea that our dog is now on a mural feels like we’ve finally arrived and been fully accepted into the city. It’s the happiest thing!’
Big thanks to Sinna One for creating such a fantastic piece! You can see it yourself in Kensington Street in Brighton's North Laine or check out some pictures of the piece in progress and the grand opening!
Photo credit: Vic Frankowski.
Competition: Twitter Rapid Reviews
Tweet us a rapid review during the festival to be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to one of our shows.
Skilfully craft your review of a Brighton Festival event into 140 characters, and tweet it to @brightfest with the hashtag #RapidReview to enter the contest.
We'll be picking our favourites once a week throughout May so keep 'em coming!
Terms and Conditions and important info:
• The prize is for one pair of tickets to a show
• We’ll select winners once a week between Sat 7 – Thu 26 May. Winners will be notified via Twitter direct message, so make sure you follow us so we can get in touch.
• We’ll message and tweet you at least 24 hours before the show to tell you if you’ve won. If you don’t respond by 2 hours before the show starts, your tickets will not be held
• The prize is for the show offered only and cannot be carried over
• We may use your review and share it on our Social Media channels, website and in future publicity for Brighton Dome and Festival
• Selection of Winners: The winners will be chosen by a representative of Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival
• Winners list: The winner consents to their Twitter profile being made publicly available on Twitter via our Twitter/ updates
• Other: No correspondence will be entered into regarding either this competition or these Terms and Conditions. In the unlikely event of a dispute, Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival’s decision shall be final. We reserve the right to amend, modify, cancel or withdraw this competition at any time without notice
• No refunds can be given on existing tickets
Competition: For the Love of Dogs
What is it about our relationship with our dogs that is so special?
We’re giving our audience the chance to pay tribute to the animals who love us so unconditionally. We’ll be selecting 50 dogs to be immortalised in a special Brighton Festival graffiti mural in a city centre location.
Brighton Festival Guest Director Laurie Anderson is presenting two events this year around dogs. In her film Heart of a Dog, her relationship with her pet rat terrier Lolabelle provides the starting point for a meditation on love, loyalty and memory.
If you would like to see your furry friend featured on this one-off mural, email email@example.com by Thu 21 Apr with:
- The name of your dog and up to 50 words on why your dog is so special to you
- A high-quality portrait-style photograph
- Your name and email address
50 dogs will be chosen to be immortalised on a Brighton wall, a tribute to unwavering loyalty and to 50 years of our bold, brilliant & sometimes barking mad Brighton Festival. We will also create an online gallery featuring all dog submissions and their stories.
Peacock Poetry Prize 2016
For the 50th Brighton Festival, our annual poetry competition in partnership with Brighton, Hove & Sussex 6th Form College (BHASVIC) takes the theme of ‘Celebration’. Rejoice in the everyday or revel in the outlandish: what will you choose to celebrate?
Entries will be judged by our panel of experts and prizes awarded at a special ceremony at Brighton Dome on Thu 26 May, 5pm. There are four categories, for ages 8–11, 12–15, 16–17 and 18+. You can submit up to three poems with a maximum length of 40 lines per poem.
Email your entry, together with your full name, age and date of birth to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for entries: Fri 22 Apr, 5pm
The Peacock Poetry Prize is an annual competition produced by Brighton Festival and Brighton, Hove & Sussex Sixth Form College (BHASVIC) to encourage young writers to explore the written word from a creative point of view. The aim is to get young people writing right across Sussex and encourage them to engage with the Festival’s theme. The competition is open to residents of Brighton & Hove, East and West Sussex aged 8 and over.
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