Throughout May

Welcome back to Brighton Festival

Guest Director:
Lemn Sissay

What’s on

Get stuck in and explore heaps of events hosted outdoors, online and safely back on stage

Get to know our Guest Director, acclaimed British and Ethiopian poet, playwright, broadcaster and speaker, Lemn Sissay and his chosen theme of 'care'

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Theatre

Rider Spoke - Blast Theory

Cycle through the streets, searching for the perfect…

18 - 23 May 2021
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Theatre

House Mother Normal - Online

A digital installation inspired by BS Johnson's celebrated novel, directed by Tim Crouch.

15 May - 2 Jun 2021
Classical Music

Dear Nature by John Newling

New music for solo cello by Sally Beamish and Lisa Heute links letters from John Newling appealing for a closer relationship with Nature

24 May 2021, 20:00
Contemporary Music

Eliza & Martin Carthy: East

A specially crafted evening of musical and poetic works inspired by mesmerising myths, legends, poems, ballads and dance from England’s Eastern seaboard

29 May 2021

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News from the Festival

5 Minutes with Le Gateau Chocolat

13 May 2021

The opera occasional black bearded diva comes to Brighton Dome after a year in absentia with this one-night-only treat - Liminal. We spent some time with…

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Interviews

5 Minutes with Violinist Roberto Ruisi

13 May 2021

We catch up with violinist Roberto Ruisi, who will be with us on Mon 17 May with pianist Ljubica Stojanovic, performing music by Debussy and Beethoven’s…

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5 Minutes with Southern Water's CEO Ian McAulay 

12 May 2021

A long-standing supporter of Brighton Festival, Southern Water are generously supporting the community-led events Our Place and the Children's Parade,…

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