Brighton Festival 2016Counting down to our 50th
Festival this May

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Gillian Wearing

Sat 30 Apr - Sun 29 May
University of Brighton Gallery

A collaborative work which captures a snapshot of 'views' from windows

Luminary

Sat 9 Apr - Sun 29 May
Fabrica

A series of beautiful LED light-drawings at locations across the city

Writing Home

Sat 7 - Sun 29 May
The Writers’ Place

New Writing South will be throwing open its doors to get people writing about…

Unlimited: Three Films

Sat 7 - Sun 29 May
Brighton Dome Café-bar

Three films examining society's attitudes to real lives

The Sprawl

Sat 7 - Sun 29 May
Lighthouse

Installation that argues the internet has become a disruptive super weapon

The Doorways Project

Sat 7 - Sun 29 May

An outdoor sound installation, inspired by experience of life on the street

Giddy Brighton

Sat 7 - Sun 29 May
University of Brighton Gallery

Walk vicariously down memory lane with memories of Brighton & Hove life

FutureGazers

Sat 7 - Sun 29 May
ONCA Gallery

What will Brighton look like in 50 years?

Fanfare

Sat 7 - Sun 29 May
Clock Tower

Local artist Bec Britain decorates the clock tower with a 1960’s inspired…

Adopt an Author

Sat 7 - Sun 29 May

This exciting project to promote literacy and writing sees primary schools…

Digging for Shakespeare

Sat 7 - Sun 22 May
Roedale Valley Allotments

A unique promenade performance marking Shakespeare's 400th anniversary

Children’s Parade

Sat 7 May
Royal Pavilion, Music Room
Brighton Dome Café-bar

What better way to begin the 50th Brighton Festival than with a cavalcade of…

The Last Resort

Sat 7 - Sun 29 May
Portslade Beach

For those brave enough to return to a long deserted resort...

Pitch Perfect

Sat 7 May
Brighton Dome Café-bar
Royal Pavilion, Music Room

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

Anatomy of the Piano (for beginners) - Touch tour

Sat 7 - Sun 8 May
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

For a visually impaired patrons to access the stage and set before an event

Anatomy of the Piano (for beginners)

Sat 7 - Sun 8 May
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

Will asks Father Christmas for a space ship, but he gets a piano instead. As…

Operation Black Antler

Sat 7 - Sat 28 May

Explore the ethics of surveillance in this new immersive theatre piece

The Litvinenko Inquiry

Sat 7 May
Sallis Benney Theatre

A shocking story, with corruption and subterfuge at every turn

London Symphony Orchestra

Sat 7 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

One of the world’s great orchestras makes a long awaited return to Brighton

Charles Linehan Company

Sat 7 - Sun 8 May
Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

A return to Brighton Festival with a contrasting double bill of new works

Portraits in Motion

Sat 7 - Wed 11 May
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

Volker Gerling brings his photographic flipbooks to life

Three Score Dance

Sun 8 May
West Pier Beach

Brighton's contemporary dance company for the over-60s return with new work

No Home Movie

Sun 8 May
Duke's at Komedia

The final film of the great Belgian film-maker Chantal Akerman

Know My Neighbour

Sun 8 May
Brighton Dome Founders Room

Discussing social isolation, one of the most damaging issues in our society

Howard Jacobson

Sun 8 May
Sallis Benney Theatre

A discussion with Guardian Book Club host John Mullan about his new novel

Dido and Aeneas

Sun 8 May
Theatre Royal Brighton

Ann Murray brings her magisterial artistry to the role of Dido

Tindersticks

Sun 8 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Performing new album The Waiting Room to a backdrop of short films

Amalthea Duo

Mon 9 May
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

A delightfully varied programme featuring work by Mozart, Einaudi and more

Smoke and Mirrors

Mon 9 - Tue 10 May
Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

Circus as you’ve never seen it before: audacious and thought-provoking

Ferio Saxophone Quartet

Tue 10 May
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

A vivid cornucopia of musical periods, moods and foreign lands

Music for Dogs

Tue 10 May
Brighton Open Air Theatre

A 20-minute piece, specifically designed for the canine ear

Yanis Varoufakis

Tue 10 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Former Greek finance minister and campaigner against austerity

New Blood: 130701

Tue 10 May
The Spire, St Mark’s Chapel

Celebrating the 15th anniversary of the pioneering label 130701

Heart of a Dog

Tue 10 May
Duke of York's Picturehouse

A reflection on love, language and death inspired by Laurie's pet Lolabelle

Alke Quartet

Wed 11 May
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

The Alke Quartet captures the many moods of the string quartet

Michael Morpurgo

Wed 11 May
Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

Master storyteller who created some of the most brilliant children's books

The Encounter

Wed 11 - Sun 15 May
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

Tracing Loren McIntyre’s journey into the depths of the Amazon rainforest

The Complete Deaths

Wed 11 - Sun 15 May
Theatre Royal Brighton

Spymonkey performs all 74 onstage deaths from the works of Shakespeare

Brighton - Symphony of a City

Wed 11 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

A fusion of silent film and live music inspired by our vibrant city

Lionel Shriver

Wed 11 May
Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

A talk about her dark, witty and dystopian new novel, The Mandibles