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Lemn Sissay
Visual Arts and Film

Ray Lee: Points of Departure

Against the backdrop of night, take a walk through…

1 - 23 May 2021
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Tell Me Something About Family

Lemn Sissay's new project, lighting up the world with stories, phrases and sayings about family 

7 May 2021
Theatre

The War of the Worlds

Inspired by Wells’ novel and the famous radio play, this legendary science fiction thriller is playfully reimagined for our era of Fake News and ‘alternative…

20 - 22 May 2021
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

Outdoor

5 Minutes with the Creators of Rider Spoke

22 Apr 2021

Led by artists Matt Adams, Ju Row Farr and Nick Tandavanitj, the award-winning artist group Blast Theory, is best-known for creating interactive art drawing…

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Outdoor

5 Minutes with Theatre-maker Emma Higham

21 Apr 2021

Keep a lookout for a bright orange bench that will pop up in different spots during the festival, including Brighton Pier, Devils Dyke, Shoreham Fort…

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Visual arts

Arrivals + Departures Request Show with Radio Reverb Looking for Your Stories

9 Apr 2021

What song would you like to be played at your funeral and why? Did you have a playlist for the birth of your child, and if so which song defines that…

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