Throughout May

Welcome back to Brighton Festival

Guest Director:
Lemn Sissay

What’s on

Get stuck in and explore over 90 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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Rider Spoke - Blast Theory

Cycle through the streets, searching for the perfect…

9 - 23 May 2021
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House Mother Normal - Online

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

7 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

Guest Director

Add your stories to Lemn Sissay’s storytelling website

7 May 2021

Our Guest Director, Lemn Sissay MBE, has just launched Tell Me Something About Family, a new storytelling website created with Brighton Festival 2021.…

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5 Minutes with BTN BikeShare

29 Apr 2021

BTN BikeShare is kindly supporting Rider Spoke by Blast Theory as part of Brighton Festival this May. We speak to Matthew Thompson, BTN BikeShare Manager…

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Brighton & Hove Council's advice for keeping safe in the city this Bank Holiday Weekend

29 Apr 2021

If you're coming to visit Brighton Festival over the bank holiday, take a look at this advice from Brighton & Hove Council for keeping safe in the city:

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