In photos: Week 3
Brighton Festival 2017 is over! We can't believe what a fantastic month it has been – here's a few photos from events in the last week
Photos by Vic Frankowski and Adam Weatherley
In photos: Week 2
Another amazing week of Brighton Festival 2017 has passed already! Check out these photos from some of the incredible events over the last week.
In photos: Week 1
The first week of Brighton Festival 2017 has come and gone! We've been really enjoying all the shows, events and happenings – here's a few pictures of what's been going on
Photos by Victor Frankowski and Adam Weatherley.
In Pictures: Chidren's Parade 2017
Poetry In Motion!
A few photos from an incredible Children's Parade. What an amazing and wonderful way to mark the start of Brighton Festival 2017.
The theme for the 2017 Children’s Parade, the largest of its kind in Europe, which is jointly produced with award-winning community arts organisation Same Sky and supported by local business Yeomans Toyota Brighton, was Poetry in Motion, and around 5,000 children from 67 schools and community groups from across the region took part.
Leading the parade was Guest Director Kate Tempest and special guests Hot 8 Brass Band, who brought a brilliant slice of New Orleans funk to the occasion.
Participants took inspiration from poems and poets including Edward Lear, Spike Milligan, Rudyard Kipling, Christina Rossetti, Lewis Carroll and William Shakespeare, resulting in a glorious array of outfits and mannequins from an Owl and a Pussycat in a pea green boat to a giant jam sandwich!
A heartfelt thank you to everyone involved. Thank you all for your magnificent creations and for your enthusiasm and to Same Sky Brighton and our sponsors for making this an epic Children's Parade to remember.
Find out more about our sponsor Yeomans Toyota Brighton
In Pictures: Brighton Festival 2016
The 50th Brighton Festival is almost over, so we're taking a look back at the pictures from some of the shows and events we've loved the most.
Picking out these images put a grin on our faces, and we hope it makes you smile too!
Why not have a look through some more photos from this year's festival and re-live something special?
Photo credits: Victor Frankowski, Adam Weatherley, John Hunter
In Photos: Dr Blighty Pavilion Projections
Dr Blighty projections light up Brighton's Royal Pavilion from 9.30pm every day until Sat 28 May.
This major outdoor event in the Royal Pavilion Garden inspired by the story of the thousands of Indian soldiers who were treated in the temporary military hospital housed in Brighton Pavilion.
Dr Blighty is a Nutkhut production co-commissioned by Brighton Festival, Royal Pavilion & Brighton Museums & 1418 NOW : WW1 Centenary Art Commissions.
Photos: Victor Frankowski
Discover more about Dr Blighty events and see what everyone's been saying about the whole project below...
In Pictures: Week 2
The second week of Brighton Festival 2016 saw two performances from our Guest Director Laurie Anderson: the spellbinding Song Conversation, where she performed with fellow musician-composers Nik Bärtsch and Eivind Aarset, and Slideshow, a sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant journey touching on projects, memories and adventures from her past.
On top of this, there were blockbuster performances from Duke Garwood and Haçienda Classical, Children's Laureate Chris Riddell answering questions and illustrating the answers live, the sonically spiritual Lou Reed Drones, and much more besides.
Find out what's going on in the third and final week of Brighton Festival 2016.
Photo credits Adam Weatherley, Vic Frankowski
Brighton Festival Brochure Covers: 2007 - 2016
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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.
Brighton Festival Brochure Covers: 1997 - 2006
Dip into Brighton Festival design history
Browse through the fourth decade of Brighton Festival Programme Covers.