Brighton Festival 2017Members’ priority booking: Thu 16 Feb, 7.30am

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Five Short Blasts Shoreham

Sat 6 - Sun 28 May
Shoreham Harbour

All aboard for an immersive sound experience on the waters of the Adur

The Hiccup Project: Kitchen Dance Workshops

Sat 6 - Sat 20 May
The Spire

Fun and energetic workshops with The Hiccup Project

Children's Parade

Sat 6 May
Kensington Street

Our annual opening street parade led by 5000 participants

Pitch Perfect

Sat 6 May
Royal Pavilion Garden

Come and hear Brighton’s brightest and best in this annual feast of music…

Collisions

Sat 6 - Sun 28 May
Lighthouse

Filmmaker Lynette Walworth's virtual reality film experience

Chineke! Orchestra

Sat 6 May
All Saints Church

An ensemble that is changing the face of classical music

Kate Tempest: Opening Gig

Sat 6 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Kate Tempest takes to the stage for the opening of Brighton Festival 2017

Emma Cline

Sat 6 May
Brighton and Hove High School

Last year Emma Cline exploded onto the literary scene with her first novel,…

For the Birds

Sat 6 - Sun 28 May
Secret woodland location

An unforgettable night-time adventure into a wild avian landscape

Hot 8 Brass Band

Sat 6 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Hot talent from New Orleans oozing jazz, funk and hip hop currents

They/Onlar

Sat 6 - Sun 28 May
Fabrica

Personal stories reveal the lines of division within Turkish society...

The Hum

Sat 6 - Sun 28 May
Downloadable app

Half cinema, half reality - an interactive experience by Nic Sandiland

Cathie Pilkington: The Life Rooms

Sat 6 - Sun 28 May
University of Brighton Gallery

Provocative and ambiguous, Cathie Pilkington’s sculptures make use of dolls…

Cathie Pilkington: Doll For Petra

Sat 6 - Sun 28 May
Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft

Cathie Pilkington has created a new body of work in response to the...

Book Swap Boxes

Sat 6 - Sun 28 May
Throughout Brighton

Find books across the city for free during the City Reads reading period

In Their Shoes: Poem Trail

Sun 7 - Sun 14 May

Before you judge someone, walk a mile in their shoes...

NEST

Sun 7 - Mon 8 May
Brighton Dome Founders Room

A multi-sensory experience for pre-walking babies and their carers

River of Grass

Sun 7 May
Duke of York's Picturehouse

The first flim of our Kelly Reichardt season

I Fagiolini

Sun 7 May
Glyndebourne

One of the worlds most exciting vocal groups celebrate Monteverdi's Vespers

HIV: Is Victory in Sight?

Sun 7 May
Sallis Benney Theatre

Brighton is set to become the first city in the UK to have United Nations ‘Fast…

Apples and Snakes: In Their Shoes

Sun 7 May
All Saints Church

England’s leading promoter of performance poetry and spoken word

Plan B for Utopia

Sun 7 - Mon 8 May
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

A playful dance-theatre work by Joan Clevillé Dance

Eimear McBride introduces Megan Bradbury

Sun 7 May
Brighton and Hove High School

Two of the most exciting experimental novelists working in Britain come together…

Under the Skin

Sun 7 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Mica Levi’s beautiful live soundtrack performance with orchestra

Breaking the Spell of Loneliness

Sun 7 May
The Spire

It started with an article in the Guardian, in which George Monbiot argued…

Timothy Ridout

Mon 8 May
St Nicholas' Church

The first British winner of the Lionel Tertis Int'l Viola Competition

Jeramee, Hartleby and Oooglemore

Mon 8 - Tue 9 May
Theatre Royal Brighton

Revel in awe, surprise and glorious stupidity with this delightful comedy

Tessa Ross in conversation

Mon 8 May
Duke of York's Picturehouse

Producer and former head of Film4, Tessa Ross has worked over the last 20 years…

Summit

Mon 8 - Tue 9 May
The Spire

A new play written and directed by award winning theatre maker Andy Smith

Cathie Pilkington: Lunchtime Life Club

Tue 9 - Thu 25 May
Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft

Free and informal drawing classes, suitable for all levels

Polly Toynbee and David Walker

Tue 9 May
Brighton and Hove High School

From the bestselling authors of Cameron's Coup comes a devastating critique…

Endings

Tue 9 - Sat 13 May
The Old Market

An exploration through sound of our experiences of dying and the afterlife

Swan Lake

Tue 9 - Wed 10 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

A magical re-adaptation of the infamous storytelling ballet, Swan Lake.

Raising Lazarus

Tue 9 - Wed 10 May
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

Kat Francois's acclaimed play about Private Lazarus Francois from Grenada

Ali Smith

Tue 9 May
Brighton and Hove High School

Ali Smith's latest novel, Autumn, is set in the wake of the Brexit vote. Daniel…

Virgin Territory

Wed 10 - Sun 21 May
ONCA Gallery

A moving performance about children engaging with the online adult world

Old Joy

Wed 10 May
Duke of York's Picturehouse

Part of our Kelly Reichardt season

The Preston Bill

Wed 10 May
The Spire

A story from The North. The story of a life. The story of our lives.

Palisander

Thu 11 May
St Nicholas' Church

This virtuosic recorder quartet performs music inspired by the New World

Sarah Connolly

Thu 11 May
All Saints Church

A recital from one of the greatest vocal performers of our time