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FutureGazers

Sat 7 - Sun 29 May
ONCA Gallery

What will Brighton look like in 50 years?

Adopt an Author

Sat 7 - Sun 29 May

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

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…

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…

Michael Morpurgo

Wed 11 May
Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

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

Bed

Sat 14 May
George Street, Hove
East Street

A nomadic street event popping up around the streets of Brighton

The Story Stew Show

Sat 14 May
Sallis Benney Theatre

Is there a recipe that will make our stories taste even better?

BAFTA Kids: TV Presenting Masterclass

Sat 14 May
Brighton Dome Founders Room

A unique insight into the exciting world of television presenting

Daddy’s Sandwich

Sat 14 May
Sallis Benney Theatre

Expect joining in, drawing, and helping make a gigantic sandwich yourself!

Chris Riddell: Ask the Laureate

Sat 14 May
Sallis Benney Theatre

Ask him anything and he will be drawing the answers to your questions

Bed

Sun 15 May
East Street
George Street, Hove

A nomadic street event popping up around the streets of Brighton

Guy Parker-Rees

Sun 15 May
Sallis Benney Theatre

Enjoy stories, lots of drawing and a dance from Gerald the Giraffe

Release your inner cartoonist with Harry Venning

Sun 15 May
Sallis Benney Theatre

Learn how to transform a blank piece of paper into a riot of laughs

Chris Riddell: Poems and Pictures Live

Sun 15 May
Sallis Benney Theatre

See Chris’s enchanting illustrations take shape before your eyes

Young City Reads 2016

Thu 19 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Brighton & Hove’s Big Read for young people returns!

Julia Copus

Sat 21 May
Brighton Dome Founders Room

Meet the characters, play games, and enjoy a lovely reading from the author

A Boy and a Bear in a Boat

Sat 21 - Sun 22 May
The Grand Hotel

Welcome aboard! The boy and a bear set out to sea

A Boy and a Bear in a Boat - Touch tour

Sat 21 May
The Grand Hotel

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