Brighton Festival 2018Public booking opens: Fri 24 Feb, 9am

Your Place

Brighton Festival, Brighton People’s Theatre and the community steering committees of East Brighton & Hangleton are happy to be bringing back Your Place in 2019, returning with another exciting programme of free theatre, dance, music, outdoor games and workshops, as well as bouncy castles, delicious food and more activities for people of all ages.

People from the local area will have the opportunity to showcase their creative projects and stage fun activities for local families. Brighton People’s Theatre will have an artist in residence co-creating with local people and Brighton Festival will programme artists from the Festival to perform in Hangleton and East Brighton.

‘Your Place has opened a door that we do not want to close again.’ Valerie Foucher, Hangleton Community Centre Manager

Pop up performances will take place across Hangleton and Knoll and East Brighton throughout Brighton Festival taking place from 4–26 May 2019, culminating in a community wide celebration of arts and culture in each area.

‘Very moving and touching, brilliant more and more please!’ Audience member

Each of our Brighton Festival Guest Directors gets involved with the project, helping put together the programme of festival artists, and performing themselves. In 2019, award-winning Malian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rokia Traoré will be Guest Director and is looking forward to supporting and appearing with the communities in Your Place.


What happens at Your Place?

In 2017 and 2018 we programmed two weekends of extraordinary performances and workshops, including a collaboration with Kate Tempest (Brighton Festival Guest Director 2017.) The project has surpassed all expectations, reaching over 2,000 members of the Hangleton and East Brighton communities. Months later, people involved were still elated from the experience.



Do you want to be part of Your Place 2019? 

The steering groups are looking for small scale performances and workshops by professional artists to be part of Your Place 2019. They want to be surprised, entertained and for the events to bring people together, to think in new ways, and make new connections. 

Crucially, we are interested in work that engages audiences as active participants/co-creators in some way. We would particularly welcome applications from BAME artists and disabled artists.

If you would like your show or workshop to be considered, download our Artists Call Out form for more info and to apply. The deadline for applications is Fri 30 Nov 2018, 9am. Fee available.