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Under the Shadow of the Drone

2013 Festival

The unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, has become one of the most potent weapons…

The Festivals Club

2013 Festival

The Famous Spiegel Garden, Brighton Festival and Brighton Fringe warmly…

The Blue Route

2013 Festival
Fabrica

Two newly commissioned sculptures by one of Finland’s leading artists Kaarina…

The Air Itself is One Vast Library

2013 Festival
Lighthouse

Mariele Neudecker explores the disturbing – and often invisible – technologies…

Nomad Land

2013 Festival
University of Brighton Gallery

Father or Brother, Son or Grandfather, Uncle or Friend; in this collaborative…

Magna Mysteria

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Café-bar

You are thinking of someone you haven’t seen for years. The phone rings –…

Children's Parade

2013 Festival
Kensington Street

This year Michael Rosen leads 5,000 children from 83 schools, colleges and…

Heterotopias and other domestic landscapes

2013 Festival
Regency Town House

Mariele Neudecker’s visionary installation transforms The Regency Town…

Marius Neset

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

His virtuoso technique, his energetic creativity and distinctiveness as a composer…

Neil McKenna: Fanny & Stella

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

An extraordinary true tale of cross-dressing and gay sub-culture in 19th-century…

Modern Poetry in Translation

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Founders Room

Join MPT magazine for the launch of its spring issue Strange Tracks and your…

The Great Enormo

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Join Michael Rosen for a whirlwind tour of musical history

Audible Forces

2013 Festival

Throughout history the wind itself has been channelled to make music through…

The Disappearances Project

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

When a person disappears, the effects are devastating

Beardyman

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

What do you get if you combine one beatboxing world champion, his custom-built…

Michael Rosen: Bear Hunt and Chocolate Cake

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

Michael Rosen is a walking treasury of stories, jokes, poems and songs. We…

Herbie Flowers' Jazz Breakfast Specials

2013 Festival

Herbie Flowers serves up the perfect breakfast for an ideal Sunday morning…

Berlin Alexanderplatz: Remastered

2013 Festival
Duke's at Komedia

There is no deeper or more atmospheric evocation of the German Weimar era than…

Damian Barr - Maggie and Me

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

‘Certain memoirs catch a moment and seem to define it, bottle it. Nick Hornby…

Michael Rosen’s Big Book of Bad Things

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

When you’re a child, all sorts of things can seem bad: the naughty things…

John Yorke

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

Why do we tell stories? It’s a question that philosophers have asked down…

Richard Cupidi

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Founders Room

For over 25 years the Public House Bookshop served Brighton (and beyond) as…

Paul Lewis

2013 Festival
Glyndebourne

The acclaimed pianist performs Schubert's sonatas

Extinct Boids

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

When the film-maker and conservationist Ceri Levy asked Ralph Steadman…

The Poetry Army

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

The writer, director and performer Roy Hutchins’ longstanding collaboration…

EarFilms: pre-show talk

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Founders Room

Hear from Daniel Clark and the creative team behind EarFilms' To Sleep, To…

EarFilms

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

Earfilms creates a playground for the imagination. Seated within a 3D ambisonic…

Alexandra Silocea

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

This Romanian pianist has performed at the Konzerthaus and Musikverein in..

Cirkopolis

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Cirque Éloize dives into a vibrant imaginary world, in the UK premiere of…

Picablo

2013 Festival
The Old Market

Step inside the paintings of the 20th century’s greatest artist for a unique…

We’re Gonna Die

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

There’s one thing we all have in common, we’re going to die. We may be…

Elias String Quartet: The Beethoven Project - Part 1

2013 Festival
Music Room, Royal Pavilion

String Quartet in G major Op.18 No.2String Quartet in E flat major Op.127String…

Morning After: How Like An Angel

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Founders Room

Meet director of I Fagiolini, Robert Hollingworth and members of…

Busch Ensemble

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

Winner of last year’s Royal Overseas League Competition, Busch Ensemble...

Table Manners

2013 Festival

Welcome. Take a seat. Have some wine. Make nervous eye contact with your fellow…

How Like An Angel

2013 Festival
All Saints Church

Exhilarating contemporary circus with the exquisite singing of I Fagiolini

Sinead O’Connor

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

The high priestess of independent-minded pop is back. Sinéad O’Connor’s…

Flathampton - for under 5s

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

Imagine the biggest playmat in the world. Now imagine that you live in…

Anna Huntley, Nick Pritchard, Simon Lepper

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

Anna Huntley mezzo-sopranoNick Pritchard tenorSimon Lepper piano

Flathampton

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

Imagine the biggest playmat in the world. Now imagine that you live in the…

Hue and Cry

2013 Festival
Duke of York's Picturehouse

The first of the fabled Ealing comedies is also a thriller for children, partly…

Britten: The Canticles

2013 Festival
Theatre Royal Brighton

In the five Canticles, Britten distilled his immense operatic scope into...

Felix's Machines

2013 Festival
University of Brighton Gallery

Electronic music takes on a whole new meaning in the hands of Felix…

Morning After: Britten: The Canticles

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Founders Room

Meet director Neil Bartlett and Paule Constable in this special Morning After…

Volcano

2013 Festival

This is a show about eruptions and emotions, volcanoes and the Righteous Brothers,…

Judith Kerr

2013 Festival
Sallis Benney Theatre

Come along and meet the fascinating Judith Kerr in the year of her 90th…

Tracy Chevalier

2013 Festival
Theatre Royal Brighton

The Girl With the Pearl Earring established Tracy Chevalier as one of our most…

Nash Ensemble

2013 Festival
Music Room, Royal Pavilion

Ian Brown pianoKrysia Osostowicz violinPhilip Dukes violaRichard Lester cello

Wara

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

With these nine musicians playing a tight fusion of Cuban timba and salsa with…

Major Tom

2013 Festival

Victoria Melody is Mrs Brighton. Major Tom is her faithful basset hound. Together…

Flathampton - for adults

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

Why should the children have all the fun? There is a special performance of…

Speakers' Corner

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Founders Room

A programme of mini-debates on the theme of A Good Society - Not Just Big But…

Bone Yard Tales

2013 Festival

Figures spring to life from a wasteland of discarded rubbish. A mound of mangled…

Sutra - Shaolin Kung Fu Workshop

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

The workshops will be led by the Leader of the Warrior Monks of Sutra. He will…

Laura Dockrill

2013 Festival
Sallis Benney Theatre

Meet Darcy Burdock, the smart-as-a-whip, funny and fiercely loyal creation…

Tomorrow’s Warriors

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

Tomorrow’s Warriors, originally formed by Jazz Warrior Gary Crosby in 1991,…

Play It Again

2013 Festival
Theatre Royal Brighton

In the summer of 2010, Alan Rusbridger, editor of The Guardian, set himself…

How Do You Write Funny Books For Children?

2013 Festival
Sallis Benney Theatre

In this stimulating panel discussion, four authors who know the answer –…

Lionel Shriver

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

‘As time goes by, the number of books out there is only greater,’ says…

Charles Rangeley-Wilson and John Andrews

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Founders Room

In his new book Silt Road – The Story of a Lost River, the author and…

The Way You Tell Them

2013 Festival

Rachel Mars knows she can remedy any situation with a joke.

Sutra

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Sutra, a ‘unique, profoundly imagined work’ (The Guardian), is a collaboration…

Elias String Quartet: The Beethoven Project - Part 2

2013 Festival
St George's Church

String Quartet in D major Op. 18 No. 3String Quartet in F minor Op. 95String…

Daniel Kitson

2013 Festival
Theatre Royal Brighton

Daniel Kitson returns to Brighton Festival with a new stand-up show about the…

Bigmouth

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

Words are powerful things; when spoken by powerful voices, they can change…

Chris Haughton

2013 Festival
Sallis Benney Theatre

Gather round for some very special stories told by the award-winning writer…

Polly Morland

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

Can bravery be learned or are some people simply born brave? In her extraordinary…

Emil and the Detectives

2013 Festival
Duke of York's Picturehouse

Erich Kästner’s beloved novel has been adapted for film or television six…

Under the Cranes

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

This cinematic evocation of the borough of Hackney joins an illustrious line-up…

Lauren Child

2013 Festival
Sallis Benney Theatre

Lauren Child talks about Ruby Redfort: code cracker, secret agent, school girl.…

Irving Finkel

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Founders Room

The Epic of Gilgamesh was the first story ever written down. Not surprisingly,…

The BFG Tea Party Quiz

2013 Festival
Sallis Benney Theatre

Do you know your snozzcumbers from your frobscottle? A Fleshlumpeater from…

Nicholas Shaxson: Treasure Islands

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

In his book Treasure Islands, Nicholas Shaxson reveals the part played by tax…

Steve Richards: Rock and Roll Politics

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

The award-winning columnist and broadcaster Steve Richards peeks behind the…

The Guardian Education Debate

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

The Government claims that its education reforms are designed to ensure ‘that…

Building on What We Have

2013 Festival
Sallis Benney Theatre

Already at the beginning of this century, according to a 2007 UN survey, we…

Angélique Kidjo

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

£10 standbys available tonight for 'the undisputed queen of African music'

Luke Harding

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

It’s a dubious distinction, but a telling one: being the first journalist…

Zoe Rahman

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

with Rowland Sutherland flute Cheryl Alleyne drums Alec Dankworth double…

Apparat plays Krieg und Frieden

2013 Festival
All Saints Church

Apparat is a musician who explores emotions as he experiments in sound. So…

Cavaleri Quartet

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

Bridge Three IdyllsJonathan Harvey String Quartet No. 3Janácˇek String Quartet…

BBC Symphony Orchestra: pre-show talk

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Founders Room

Meet conductor James Gaffigan in this special pre-show event.

The Bear

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

This is the story of a murder. 

Beowulf – A Thousand Years of Baggage

2013 Festival

Tickets are still available tonight from the venue

BBC Symphony Orchestra

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor with rising star Veronika Eberle

Sam Lee and Friends

2013 Festival
All Saints Church

Sam Lee is taking Folk back to its roots, and is redefining contemporary…

Manus Noble

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

J.S. Bach Prelude and Presto from Lute Suite in E minor BWV996Jorge Morel Danza…

What Makes A Book Worth Publishing?

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

What happens when artistic ideals clash with harsh realities? At this special…

Les chansons instrumentales: part 1

2013 Festival
All Saints Church

Intimate songs of Poulenc and Hahn interpreted by fine soprano Ailish Tynan

Your Brother, Remember?

2013 Festival

This elaborate experiment with the concept of before- and-after photographs…

When Does a Comic Become a Graphic Novel?

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

Woodrow Phoenix produced a giant comic for his MA at Brighton University,…

An Intimate Evening with Lucinda Williams

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

She has won three Grammy Awards. Time magazine called her ‘America’s best…

Morning After: James Baillieu

2013 Festival
All Saints Church

Meet rising star pianist James Baillieu, curator of this year's Poulenc-Hahn…

Book Burning

2013 Festival

Hans created an object. Pieter wrote a story. Together they made a show. In…

Les chansons instrumentales: part 2

2013 Festival
All Saints Church

James Baillieu piano Philip Higham cello Adam Newman Viola Adam Walker flute…

Knee Deep

2013 Festival
Theatre Royal Brighton

Four performers explore the boundaries of strength and tenderness. Bodies are…

The Adventures of Don Quixote by Bicycle

2013 Festival

Important information for bookers

In the Dark

2013 Festival

Nina Garthwaite, presenter of Radio Four’s Short Cuts, brings In the…

Bullet Catch

2013 Festival

The Bullet Catch is the greatest challenge for any illusionist. A stunt so…

Les chansons instrumentales: part 3

2013 Festival
All Saints Church

Jonathan McGovern baritone Bartosz Woroch violin Adam Newman viola Philip…

Faust

2013 Festival

It’s easy to lose your soul in a whirl of Charlestoning, Lindy Hopping and…

A High Street Odyssey

2013 Festival

The landscape is so familiar: the bricked-over thoroughfare, the bins, the…

Brighton Youth Orchestra

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Andrew Sherwood conductor Laura van der Heijden cello

Here All Night

2013 Festival
The Old Market

Discover another facet of Samuel Beckett's work with a virtuoso ensemble

The Contents of a House

2013 Festival

The British performance artist Peter Reder has spent weeks mining the tales…

Faust

2013 Festival

It’s easy to lose your soul in a whirl of Charlestoning, Lindy Hopping and…

Glyndebourne’s Jerwood Young Artists

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

This special lunchtime concert is presented by members of this year’s Jerwood…

Unbound meets the Catalyst Club

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

A unique and entertaining collaboration between some of the writers and creators…

Elias String Quartet: The Beethoven Project - Part 3

2013 Festival
St George's Church

String Quartet in A major Op. 18 No. 5String Quartet in C major Op. 59 No.…

BUG: A Fatboy Slim Special

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

A tribute to the amazing contribution to the art of music video by Norman Cook…

Yuka Ishizuka and Riyad Nicolas

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

Yuka Ishizuka violinRiyad Nicolas piano

Fixing Point

2013 Festival
Stanmer Park

Follow the smartphone provided to find audio recordings hidden among the trees…

Cancel the Apocalypse

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

From bad banks to global warming, the world sometimes looks as if it is falling…

Clare Hammond

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

Bach Italian Concerto BWV 971 Ed Hughes 5th Orchid, from Six Orchids (world…

Varmints

2013 Festival
The Old Market

Once there was only the sound of bees and the wind in the grass, the murmuring…

Zero

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

Zero is a world where nothing is certain – where women can be tigers…

Winners and Losers

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

Theatre artists and long-time friends Marcus and James sit at a table and play…

The Flaming Lips

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Q magazine named them as one of the ‘50 Bands To See Before You Die’. Their…

Brian O’Kane & MinJung Baek

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

This event is fully booked, but returns may be available

The Tiger Lillies

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

With visuals by Mark Holthusen

Morning After: King Lear

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Founders Room

Meet members of the Globe Theatre On Tour company at this special Morning After…

Ji Liu

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp major Op. 27 No. 2, ‘MoonlightLigeti…

Michael Rosen celebrates Emil and the Detectives

2013 Festival
Theatre Royal Brighton

Young City Reads launches on World Book Day (7 Mar). Schools, parents and young…

Jan Pienkowski with Michael Rosen

2013 Festival
The Old Market

Join us after Captain Blood's Revenge for a post-show talk with illustrator…

My Life After

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

UK premiere of this playful, political show from Buenos Aires' Lola Arias

Figures Libres

2013 Festival

Can you read my story on my face?

Tony De Saulles’ Horrible Drawing Workshop

2013 Festival
The Old Market

This event is fully booked, but returns may be available

Polly Dunbar

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Founders Room

This event is fully booked, but returns may be available

Captain Blood’s Revenge: A Pirate Opera

2013 Festival
The Old Market

3pm performance - Sold out, returns only

Morning After: Figures Libres

2013 Festival

Meet director Pierre Duforeau and the creative team to hear about the creation…

Jyotsna Srikanth

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

Cross-over could have been invented for the world’s most sought-after virtuoso…

Bali Rai

2013 Festival
The Old Market

This event is fully booked, but returns may be available

Martin Parr: Desert Island Pics

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

This event is fully booked, but returns may be available

The Kite Runner

2013 Festival
Theatre Royal Brighton

Tickets will be available for both performances on the door at the venue

Nicola Davies

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Founders Room

Due to circumstances beyond our control today's 26 Letters event Nicola Davies…

Frank Cottrell Boyce and Joe Berger

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

It takes a special storyteller to make everyone’s favourite car, Chitty Chitty…

King Lear

2013 Festival
St Nicholas' Rest Garden

Old King Lear, weary of royal duties, proposes to break up his kingdom and…

Ring

2013 Festival

A sound journey in complete darkness from David Rosenberg

Musik Kabarett

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

with Nina Hagen, David McAlmont, Jamie McDermott and The Irrepressibles

Jon Klassen

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

Do you remember the bear who lost his hat in I Want My Hat Back? Now, fresh…

Tony De Saulles’ Horrible Drawing Workshop

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Founders Room

If you like drawing the disgusting and illustrating the inexpressible, this…

Simon Garfield: On the Map

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

A fascinating and revelatory look at our understanding of maps and our place…

Family Story Scavenger Hunt

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Founders Room

This event is fully booked, but returns may be available

50 Shades of Feminism

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

Fifty years after the publication of the seminal The Feminine Mystique, have…

People on Sunday

2013 Festival
Duke of York's Picturehouse

This highly influential semi-documentary silent is a vivid snapshot of life…

Mozart Mass in C Minor

2013 Festival
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Sopranos Sophie Bevan and Lisa Milne join Britten Sinfonia and BFC