We were delighted with the number of children who took part in our alternative parade on Sat 2 May to mark what would have been the beginning of Brighton Festival 2020. Hundreds joined in from across Brighton & Hove, and indeed Sussex, to help us keep the spirit of the parade alive this year.
All of us at Brighton Festival, and our artists at Same Sky were so disappointed to cancel this year’s Parade, that when received an email from Tobias at Balfour Primary asking if the parade could happen in a different way, we could not resist but do exactly that.
Whether you wanted to conga around your kitchen, wave a flag from your window, blow a whistle from your balcony, shimmy in your sitting room or dress-up on your doorstep – there was no set theme and anything was possible!
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Arts venues and festivals across the country are facing extremely difficult times. In March, 65% of our income disappeared overnight due to coronavirus and the cancellation of Brighton Festival was the first in its 53-year history. As a charity we believe the arts inspire and are a catalyst for positive change. Now more than ever, we need the arts to brighten our days and lift our spirits. Help us continue with what we do best - to support artists and partners and return stronger for audiences and the wider community. Please consider a donation to Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival.