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Real Life Actually

2016 Festival
St Nicholas' Church

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

Jeramee, Hartleby and Oooglemore

Theatre Royal Brighton

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

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

The Last Resort

2016 Festival
The Beach at Doughnut Groyne (East Street)

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

Lou Reed Drones

2016 Festival
The Spire

Feedback loops from his guitars and amps create an emotional experience

The Soldier - From Severn to Somme

2016 Festival
All Saints Church

An eclectic programme of songs, lieder and chansons

Nederlands Dans Theater 2

2016 Festival
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

One of the world's most celebrated dance companies returns

African Dance Party

2016 Festival

Contemporary Africa with Sharp Dress and Sounds – Come to Dance!

Vox Luminis - Light and Shadow

2016 Festival
All Saints Church

The a cappella choir performs works from the English Renaissance

Bed

2016 Festival

A nomadic street event popping up around the streets of Brighton

The Story Stew Show

2016 Festival
Sallis Benney Theatre

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

BAFTA Kids: TV Presenting Masterclass

2016 Festival
Brighton Dome Founders Room

A unique insight into the exciting world of television presenting

A Weekend Without Walls

2016 Festival
Easthill Park

Get ready for a weekend of fun and adventures for the whole family

Daddy’s Sandwich

2016 Festival
Sallis Benney Theatre

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

Kate Summerscale

2016 Festival

Kate Summerscale returns to a murder scene in her new book, The Wicked Boy

BAFTA Kids: TV Comedy Workshop

2016 Festival
Brighton Dome Founders Room

Watch clips of BAFTA nominated shows and learn about what makes them funny

The Complete Deaths

2016 Festival
Theatre Royal Brighton

Spymonkey performs all 74 onstage deaths from the works of Shakespeare

Secret Homes

2016 Festival

A discussion pondering the meaning of ‘home’ to undercover operatives

Belonging(s)

2016 Festival

Migration, belonging and the fleeting nature of what surrounds us

Chris Riddell: Ask the Laureate

2016 Festival
Sallis Benney Theatre

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

The Encounter

2016 Festival
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

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

Sara Pascoe

2016 Festival

Comedy storytelling about empathy and its limitations

Of Riders and Running Horses

2016 Festival
The Bevy Community Pub

Under the cover of darkness, we find a space in the margins of the city in…

Guy Parker-Rees

2016 Festival
Sallis Benney Theatre

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

Release your inner cartoonist with Harry Venning

2016 Festival
Sallis Benney Theatre

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

Sans Soleil (Sunless)

2016 Festival
Duke of York's Picturehouse

A poetic documentary tour of Tokyo, Guinea-Bissau, Iceland & San Francisco

Bed

2016 Festival

A nomadic street event popping up around the streets of Brighton

Chris Riddell: Poems and Pictures Live

2016 Festival
Sallis Benney Theatre

See Chris’s enchanting illustrations take shape before your eyes

Takacs Quartet

2016 Festival
Glyndebourne

The legendary chamber ensemble charts the evolution of Romanticism

Brighton Youth Orchestra

2016 Festival
All Saints Church

An exuberant concert by Brighton’s finest young musicians

Comeback Special

2016 Festival

Greg Wohead's re-enactment of Elvis Presley's '68 Comeback Special. Sort of

A Weekend Without Walls

2016 Festival
East Brighton Park

Get ready for a weekend of fun and adventures for the whole family

A Voyage Around My Bedroom

2016 Festival

Make tiny journeys with the outlook of a great explorer

Blackouts - Twilight of the Idols

2016 Festival

‘Drag fabulist’ Dickie Beau channels the ghosts of his childhood idols

Can I Start Again Please

2016 Festival

Investigating the power and failings of language to tell and hide truths

A Voyage Around My Bedroom

2016 Festival
Royal Pavilion Garden

Make tiny journeys with the outlook of a great explorer

This Is How We Die

2016 Festival

A spiraling odyssey of pitch-black humour and nightmarish prose

Song Conversation

2016 Festival
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Our Guest Director Laurie Anderson is joined by fellow musician-composers

Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me)

2016 Festival

The story of the beginning of everything inspired by Milton's Paradise Lost

Alfred Brendel

2016 Festival

The legendary pianist is as eloquent with words as he is with music

Luka Okros

2016 Festival

The virtuosic Georgian pianist plays Debussy, Beethoven and Liszt

Charlotte Brontë at 200

2016 Festival

Novelist Tracy Chevalier marks the bicentenary of Charlotte Brontë's birth

Slideshow

2016 Festival
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

A specially created performance monologue about place and places

Duke Garwood

2016 Festival

The veteran blues-rock man in a headline performance

Bronte Hudnott and Joseph Havlat

2016 Festival

The Australian flautist offers both the classical and the contemporary

Young City Reads 2016

2016 Festival
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

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

Phronesis

2016 Festival

Catchy hooks, complex changes, crackling rhythms and tight-knit grooves

Gemma Lois Summerfield and Simon Lepper

2016 Festival

The 2015 Kathleen Ferrier Competition winner performs chansons and Lieder

The Great Flight: Poems about Refugees

2016 Festival
Brighton Dome Founders Room

Brings together poetry written by and about migrants

The Marian Consort - Breaking the Rules

2016 Festival
All Saints Church

This tour de force performance is a mesmerising fusion of drama and music

Fuga Perpetua

2016 Festival

The more we read and hear about refugees, the less it seems that we understand…

Hacienda Classical

2016 Festival
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Taking the euphoria of the legendary club nights to a whole new level

Slap & Tickle

2016 Festival

The maverick, indomitable, fearless performance artist Liz Aggiss

A Boy and a Bear in a Boat

2016 Festival
The Grand Hotel

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

Digging for Shakespeare

2016 Festival

A unique promenade performance marking Shakespeare's 400th anniversary

Julia Copus

2016 Festival
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 - Touch tour

2016 Festival
The Grand Hotel

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

Touch Tour - Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

2016 Festival
Theatre Royal Brighton

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

Poetry Workshop with Vanessa Kisuule

2016 Festival
Brighton Dome Founders Room

How to find your unique voice and style from a leading voice in poetry

Clairière Urbaine

2016 Festival

Aerial choreography in the bustle of city streets

At Home

2016 Festival

Home Live Art has taken up temporary residence in the exquisite Angel House

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

2016 Festival
Theatre Royal Brighton

Funny, sad, raucously rude - a musical play about singing, sex and sambuca

The Idiot Brain

2016 Festival

Neuroscientist Dean Burnett explores the most bizarre workings of the brain

Chris Riddell: Picture Book Masterclass

2016 Festival
Brighton Dome Founders Room

Find out everything you need to know about creating a picture book

Big Steam Print

2016 Festival

Bringing the magic of printing into the open air for all to see

Shakespeare Untold

2016 Festival

The stories you know from the characters you don’t

Death Market

2016 Festival
Brighton Dome Café-bar

Come and ask about one of the most taboo subjects

Writing Workshop with Sita Brahmachari

2016 Festival
Brighton Dome Founders Room

Gain writing tips, discuss storytelling and have a creative brainstorm

Let's Talk About Death

2016 Festival

What constitutes a good death and how to plan for one of life’s certainties

The Human Face

2016 Festival
Duke's at Komedia

An examination of mankind’s obsession with its own image

The Dream of Gerontius

2016 Festival
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

With the renowned City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

How a Woman is Made: Sara Pascoe and Laura Bates

2016 Festival

Both tackle femininity and the media's portrayal of women

The New Writing South Annual Lecture: Nikesh Shukla

2016 Festival

Nikesh Shukla talks about his recent calls for increased diversity in books

Glyndebourne’s Jerwood Young Artists

2016 Festival

A performance of operatic excerpts from every corner of the repertory

Complicity and the ethics of undercover security

2016 Festival
The Old Courtroom

What is the state justified in doing to protect its citizens?

Artificial intelligence and the future of gaming

2016 Festival

Video games are set to change drastically over the next decade

Zvizdal

2016 Festival

The poignant story of survival, hope and love in a ghost town

Laura Mvula

2016 Festival
Theatre Royal Brighton

One of the most distinctive musical talents to come out of the UK

Dr Blighty

2016 Festival
Royal Pavilion Garden

Immersive installations, ambient soundscapes and theatrical interludes

Foyle–Stsura Duo

2016 Festival

The duo perform a cheerful programme of Schubert, Prokofiev and Brahms

Anthony Burrill

2016 Festival
Sallis Benney Theatre

How to use words properly and avoid cliché or cheesy sentimentality

Operation Black Antler

2016 Festival

Explore the ethics of surveillance in this new immersive theatre piece

Moments of Weightlessness

2016 Festival

Pianist, inventor and performer Sarah Nicolls returns with a solo show

Correction

2016 Festival
Theatre Royal Brighton

A beautifully poignant piece about our lack of freedom

Alexander Soares

2016 Festival

One of the country’s most dynamic young talents

Bodyline

2016 Festival

A free outdoor show from Gauri Sharma Tripathi’s company of dancers ANKH

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

2016 Festival
Brighton Open Air Theatre

This riotous new production is led by a joyful ensemble of players

I for India

2016 Festival
Duke's at Komedia

Documentary following doctor and hobbyist filmmaker from India to England

Brahms & Schumann Song

2016 Festival

A performance of works by the supreme masters of Lieder

Antahkarna

2016 Festival

Kathak is the classical dance form of northern India, defined by fluid grace,…

Y–Squared

2016 Festival

A programme demonstrating the wide-reaching artistry of the imaginative duo

The EU Referendum

2016 Festival
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

Debating the EU exit and pro-Europe campaigns as they gather momentum

Marlon James

2016 Festival

Join us for an evening with 2015 Man Booker Prizewinner Marlon James

Akram Khan Company: Until The Lions

2016 Festival
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

One of the most respected figures in the dance world, Akram Khan returns to…

Trio Isimsiz

2016 Festival

Music of power and substance from the prize-winning Trio Isimsiz

The Two Gentlemen of Verona - Meet the cast

2016 Festival

Meet the cast of 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona'.

Past Historic, Future Perfect: New Buildings in Historic Settings

2016 Festival
Brighton College

How should we approach designing new buildings and adapting old ones?

Mark Haddon

2016 Festival

The author reads from his new collection of short stories

Alexei Sayle

2016 Festival

Chronicles of a time when comedy and politics collided

Masquerade

2016 Festival

Enter the Masquerade Ball, a world of anonymity and duplicity

The City Reads Book Swap

2016 Festival
Brighton Dome Founders Room

The pure pleasure of taking a little longer over the reading of a book

Letterpress by the Sea

2016 Festival

Pop-up letterpress studio housed in a replica London Underground Tube tent

Emerge/ncy

2016 Festival

Overnight, a strange portal emerges in Brighton...

Catapluf’s Musical Journey - Touch tour

2016 Festival

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

Catapluf’s Musical Journey

2016 Festival

Catapluf just can’t stay away after last year’s sell-out success!

Murder Mysteries and Bun Breaks

2016 Festival

Discuss the witty and intriguing whodunnits set in a girls’ boarding school

Philharmonia Orchestra

2016 Festival
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Art Malik narrates a special concert marrying traditions of East and West

Stella

2016 Festival
Theatre Royal Brighton

A new show inspired by the strange life and lonely death of Ernest Boulton

Beth Orton

2016 Festival
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

Beth Orton returns to the UK for two shows at Brighton Festival

Debashish Bhattacharya

2016 Festival
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

One of the great artists of world music plays a traditional raga concert

The Two Gentlemen of Verona - Touch tour

2016 Festival
Brighton Open Air Theatre

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

Derek Landy

2016 Festival

Unfortunately due to illness Derek has had to cancel his event

City Reads 2016: Paul McVeigh

2016 Festival

People across the city have been reading Paul McVeigh’s astonishing debut

Dr Blighty: Commemorations

2016 Festival
Royal Pavilion Garden

We bring the week to a close by laying a wreath at the Indian Gate

The Moon and the Sledgehammer

2016 Festival
Duke of York's Picturehouse

A rare screening of a cult classic

Edward Marshall Hall: A Law Unto Himself

2016 Festival

Discussing one of the most famous advocates of all time

Minefield

2016 Festival

Lola Arias returns with new work about the Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas

Penny Arcade

2016 Festival
Theatre Royal Brighton

Force of nature and New York’s undisputed queen of the underground

Floating Points Live

2016 Festival
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Dance music trailblazer Sam Shepherd performs with a full live band

TV Presenting Masterclass

Brighton Dome Founders Room

This fun workshop is great for children interested in TV presenting

Adopt an Author

Team up with a children’s author to develop writing, creativity & literacy

Book Swap Boxes

Wed 8 Mar - Sun 28 May

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

The Hum

Sat 6 - Sun 28 May

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

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

Cathie Pilkington: Exquisite Corpse Drop-in Workshop

Sat 6 May
University of Brighton Gallery

Come along and join the Exquisite Corpse drop-in workshop with Cathie Pilkington.…

Cathie Pilkington: The Life Rooms

Sat 6 - Sat 27 May
University of Brighton Gallery

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

Pitch Perfect

2016 Festival
Royal Pavilion Garden
Brighton Dome Founders Room

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

Chineke! Orchestra

Sat 6 May
All Saints Church

This event is fully booked, but returns may be available

Kate Tempest: Opening Gig

Sat 6 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

This event is fully booked, but returns may be available

Emma Cline

Sat 6 May
Brighton and Hove High School

Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled

Hot 8 Brass Band

Sat 6 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

This event is fully booked, but returns may be available

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

This event is fully booked, but returns may be available

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

This event is fully booked, but returns may be available

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

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

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…

Plan B for Utopia

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

A playful dance-theatre work by Joan Clevillé Dance

Lunchtime Life Club

Tue 9 - Thu 25 May
University of Brighton Gallery

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…

Summit

Mon 8 - Tue 9 May
The Spire

A meeting is called. There is a crisis. Your voice is needed.

Swan Lake

Tue 9 - Wed 10 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

A magical re-adaptation of the famous 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 - Mon 22 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

Kate Tempest with Mica Levi & Orchestrate

Thu 11 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

This event is fully booked, but returns may be available

Billy Bragg in conversation with Alexis Petridis

Thu 11 May
The Spire

This event is fully booked, but returns may be available

David Lynch: The Art Life

Thu 11 May
Duke's at Komedia

The enigmatic director narrates this documentary on his life and career

Night Life Drawing Class

Fri 12 - Fri 26 May
University of Brighton Gallery

Enjoy a mix of performance and drawing tuition in this wild evening of art

Alke Quartet

Fri 12 May
Theatre Royal Brighton

'astonishing stylistic and tonal unanimity' The Times on Alke Quartet

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!

Optimism for Difficult Times

Fri 12 May
Sallis Benney Theatre

Young adult authors share their experiences on dealing with tough subjects

If I Could I Would

Fri 12 - Sat 13 May
All Saints Church

Fast-paced physical theatre and acrobatics - from everywoman to superwoman

Driftwood

Thu 11 - Sun 14 May
Theatre Royal Brighton

The sensational Australian circus troupe Casus return to Brighton Festival

Xiaolu Guo

Fri 12 May
Brighthelm Centre

Novelist and film-maker Xiaolu Guo charts her journey from a remote fishing…

Ocean Wisdom, The Four Owls & Jam Baxter

Fri 12 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

An impressive roster resurrecting the legacy of UK hip hop

Collisions

Sat 6 - Sun 28 May
Lighthouse

Filmmaker Lynette Walworth's virtual reality film experience

Who Let the Gods Out?

Sat 13 May
Sallis Benney Theatre

Delve in to Greek mythology with this epic family show hosted by Maz Evans

BAFTA Kids: Behind the Scenes

Sat 13 May
Brighton Dome Founders Room

A showcase of the films and TV shows and games for BAFTA Children’s Awards

Your Place: Enjoy, Talk, Create

Sat 13 - Sun 21 May

Learn to dance, see a show and meet artists from around the world

Adventures with Dylan!

Sat 13 May
Sallis Benney Theatre

Packed with stories, drawing and lots of fun with Guy Parker-Rees

Weekend Without Walls: Easthill Park

Sat 13 May
Easthill Park

Free family fun in an afternoon of inventive new outdoor performances

Endings

Tue 9 - Sat 13 May
The Old Market

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

BAFTA Kids: TV Presenting Masterclass

Sat 13 May
Brighton Dome Founders Room

This event is fully booked, but returns may be available

The Bolds

Sat 13 May
Sallis Benney Theatre

This event is fully booked, but returns may be available

Beowulf

Sat 13 May
Sallis Benney Theatre

Hugh Lupton's solo performance (in place of The Odyssey)

The Odyssey

Sat 13 May
Sallis Benney Theatre

Due to illness of one performer, this event will be replaced by Beowulf

London Symphony Orchestra

Sat 13 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

One of the word's top orchestras return to Brighton Festival

Democracy Debate: What Comes Next?

Sat 13 May
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

*Please note, the panel for tonight's debate has changed. Due to illness, Caroline…

Box Clever

Sat 13 - Sun 14 May
The Spire

Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled

Andy Riley

Sun 14 May
Sallis Benney Theatre

Don your crowns to explore Andy Riley's King Flashypants books

Beetle Mania

Sun 14 May
Sallis Benney Theatre

This fun, fact-packed, bug-tastic event is not to be missed!

Weekend Without Walls: East Brighton Park

Sun 14 May
East Brighton Park

Free family fun in an afternoon of inventive new outdoor performances

Patrick Ness

Sun 14 May
Sallis Benney Theatre

Meet the writer in conversation with Juno Dawson on his new book, Release

Paul Lewis

Sun 14 May
Glyndebourne

This event is fully booked, but returns may be available

The Story Collider

Sun 14 May
The Basement

This event has now moved to The Basement. All original tickets are still…

City Reads 2017: Sharon Duggal

Sun 14 May
Sallis Benney Theatre

Brighton-based British Asian writer Sharon Duggal’s debut novel is this year's…

Brighton Youth Orchestra

Sun 14 May
All Saints Church

Music from around the world with BYO & a host of young singers

Shirley Collins

Sun 14 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Beloved folk star Shirley Collins joins us with her new work, Lodestar

Now You See It

Sun 14 May
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

Probe's Antonia Grove presents her brand new solo

The Unfilmables

Sun 14 May
Duke of York's Picturehouse

Two newly written soundtracks for films that were never made

Vivo Piano Trio

Mon 15 May
Theatre Royal Brighton

The Trio performs one of the masterpieces of the trio repertoire: Tchaik...

Nick Sharratt: Sausages, Spaghetti and Sharks in Parks

Mon 15 May
Sallis Benney Theatre

In this food-themed spectacular draw along with illustrator Nick Sharratt

Benjamin Appl and James Baillieu

Mon 15 May
Theatre Royal Brighton

Brighton Festival favourites Benjamin Appl and James Baillieu return

The Furrow Collective and Anna & Elizabeth

Mon 15 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

A stunning contemporary-folk double-bill

Jackie Kay introduces Zaffar Kunial

Tue 16 May
Brighton and Hove High School

We regret to inform you that this event has been cancelled

Songs for the End of the World

Tue 16 May
Theatre Royal Brighton

Welcome to New Albion, a near-future dystopia of suffering and exploitation

Tyler Hay

Wed 17 May
Theatre Royal Brighton

Virtuosic young pianist Tyler Hay performs Chopin, Haydn and Liszt

Wendy and Lucy

Wed 17 May
Duke of York's Picturehouse

Part of our Kelly Reichardt season

Jeremy Hardy

Wed 17 May
Theatre Royal Brighton

Jeremy Hardy has been doing comedy since 1984. And, without a lottery win,…

No Dogs, No Indians

Wed 17 - Thu 18 May
The Spire

This event is fully booked, but returns may be available

The Unfair

Fri 19 - Sun 21 May
New Steine

This event has been cancelled - we apologise for any inconvenience

Glyndebourne's Jerwood Young Artists

Fri 19 May
Theatre Royal Brighton

Operatic excerpts from young members of the acclaimed Glyndebourne chorus

m¡longa

Fri 19 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

A captivating Tango deeply rooted in Argentinean culture

Brighton Festival Youth Choir

Fri 19 May
All Saints Church

A celebration of the rich heritage of the great American Songbook.

Luke Wright: The Toll

Fri 19 May
The Spire

Poet & performer Luke Wright presents his new spoken word show The Toll

An Evening with Picador Poetry

Fri 19 May
Theatre Royal Brighton

Picador Poetry celebrates their 20th anniversary with this stellar line-up

Belem

Fri 19 May
All Saints Church

This striking and fresh duo draws on folk, tango and classical music

The Kamaal Williams Ensemble

Sat 20 May
St Nicholas' Church

This event is fully booked, but returns may be available

The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family

Sat 20 - Sat 27 May
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

A landmark trilogy that follows one American family through 2016

Tales of Birbal

Sat 20 May
The Grand Hotel

Ancient tales of adventure reinvented through puppetry and music

Helen Oyeyemi

Sat 20 May
Brighton and Hove High School

One of the most striking voices in contemporary literature, Helen Oyeyemi talks…

Gary Younge in conversation with Colin Grant

Sat 20 May
Brighton and Hove High School

On 23 November 2013, 10 children were shot dead in the USA. None made the national…

Five Short Blasts

Sat 6 - Sun 28 May
Brighton Marina West Jetty

Due to tidal complications, this show has been relocated to Brighton Marina

Meow Meow

Sat 20 May
Theatre Royal Brighton

Actress, singer, dancer, Meow Meow is a cabaret diva of the highest order

Bang Said the Gun

Sat 20 May
The Spire

Voted the best poetry night in the UK (The Times)

Translation Workshop

Sun 21 May
Brighton Dome Founders Room

Have fun translating from Russian, even if you don't know a single word!

Meek's Cutoff

Sun 21 May
Duke of York's Picturehouse

Part of our Kelly Reichardt season