Brighton Festival 2017Public booking opens: Fri 24 Feb, 9am

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Book Swap Boxes

Wed 8 Mar - Sun 28 May
Throughout Brighton

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

Five Short Blasts Shoreham

Sat 6 - Sun 28 May
Shoreham Harbour

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

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…

Kate Tempest: Opening Gig

Sat 6 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

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

For the Birds

Sat 6 - Sun 28 May
Secret woodland location

An unforgettable night-time adventure into a wild avian landscape

The Hum

Sat 6 - Sun 28 May

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

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...

In Their Shoes: Poem Trail

Sun 7 - Sun 14 May

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

Apples and Snakes: In Their Shoes

Sun 7 May
All Saints Church

England’s leading promoter of performance poetry and spoken word

Summit

Mon 8 - Tue 9 May
The Spire

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

Endings

Tue 9 - Sat 13 May
The Old Market

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

Virgin Territory

Wed 10 - Sun 21 May
ONCA Gallery

A moving performance about children engaging with the online adult world

Kate Tempest with Mica Levi & Orchestrate

Thu 11 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Hip-hop inspired storytelling meets cinematic orchestration

SPECTRA: CAST

Fri 12 - Sun 14 May
The Beach at Doughnut Groyne (East Street)

Take part and transform Brighton Beach into the biggest canvas in town!

Ocean Wisdom, The Four Owls & Jam Baxter

Fri 12 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

An impressive roster resurrecting the legacy of UK hip hop

Your Place: Enjoy, Talk, Create

Sat 13 - Sun 21 May

The arts should be social, not elitist. They should be part of our everyday…

Weekend Without Walls: Easthill Park

Sat 13 May
Easthill Park

Head to the park to enjoy an afternoon of inventive performance...

Box Clever

Sat 13 - Sun 14 May
The Spire

Due to unforeseen circumstances this event is cancelled

Weekend Without Walls: East Brighton Park

Sun 14 May
East Brighton Park

Head to the park to enjoy an afternoon of inventive performance...