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Real Life Actually

2016 Festival
St Nicholas' Church

A film and 3D surround-sound installation inspiring us to acknowledge death

Our Future City

2016 Festival
Theatre Royal Brighton

Unfortunately this event has had to be postponed

Luminary

2016 Festival
Fabrica

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

Gillian Wearing

2016 Festival
University of Brighton Gallery

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

Children’s Parade

2016 Festival

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

Pitch Perfect

2016 Festival
Brighton Dome Café-bar

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

Anatomy of the Piano (for beginners) - Touch tour

2016 Festival

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

Anatomy of the Piano (for beginners)

2016 Festival

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

The Litvinenko Inquiry

2016 Festival
Sallis Benney Theatre

A shocking story, with corruption and subterfuge at every turn

London Symphony Orchestra

2016 Festival
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

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

Portraits in Motion

2016 Festival

Festival standbys are available tonight for Portraits in Motion

Writing Home

2016 Festival

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

Unlimited: Three Films

2016 Festival
Brighton Dome Café-bar

Three films examining society's attitudes to real lives

The Sprawl

2016 Festival
Lighthouse

Installation that argues the internet has become a disruptive super weapon

The Doorways Project

2016 Festival

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

Giddy Brighton

2016 Festival
University of Brighton Gallery

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

FutureGazers

2016 Festival
ONCA Gallery

What will Brighton look like in 50 years?

Fanfare

2016 Festival
Clock Tower

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

Dr Blighty: Diya making sessions

2016 Festival
Brighton Dome Café-bar

Drop in to a free diya (decorated clay pot) making session

No Home Movie

2016 Festival
Duke's at Komedia

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

Know My Neighbour

2016 Festival
Brighton Dome Founders Room

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

Howard Jacobson

2016 Festival
Sallis Benney Theatre

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

Dido and Aeneas

2016 Festival
Theatre Royal Brighton

Ann Murray brings her magisterial artistry to the role of Dido

Charles Linehan Company

2016 Festival

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

Tindersticks

2016 Festival
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

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

Three Score Dance

2016 Festival

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

Amalthea Duo

2016 Festival

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

Smoke and Mirrors

2016 Festival

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

Ferio Saxophone Quartet

2016 Festival

A vivid cornucopia of musical periods, moods and foreign lands

Music for Dogs

2016 Festival
Brighton Open Air Theatre

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

Yanis Varoufakis

2016 Festival
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Former Greek finance minister and campaigner against austerity

New Blood: 130701

2016 Festival
The Spire

Celebrating the 15th anniversary of the pioneering label 130701

Heart of a Dog

2016 Festival
Duke of York's Picturehouse

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

Alke Quartet

2016 Festival

The Alke Quartet captures the many moods of the string quartet

Michael Morpurgo

2016 Festival

This event is fully booked but returns may be available

Brighton - Symphony of a City

2016 Festival
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

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

Lionel Shriver

2016 Festival

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

Dr Blighty Lunchtime Talk

2016 Festival

A lunchtime talk from Nutkhut's Ajay Chhabra and author Umi Sinha

Chiflón: The Silence of the Coal

2016 Festival

£10 Festival Standby tickets available just before the show

Bridget Christie

2016 Festival

Laser-witted stand-up show and her new book, A Book For Her