A FREE Community Celebration of Creativity
Working in partnership with the community
We are thrilled to continue working in partnership with the community steering groups: the Hangleton and Knoll Project, Hangleton Community Centre, the Manor Gym, Due East, Moulsecoomb and Bevendean to enable local residents to make their vision for the festival come to life.
In 2017 Kae Tempest was the Guest Director of the Brighton Festival and wanted to ensure that the Festival was in the city’s communities as well as it’s stages. The Festival approached Brighton People’s Theatre to see if they could help establish a new way of working with communities in the city.
In 2017 Your Place was born, two weekends of arts activities made by, for and with the communities of Hangleton and East Brighton on the outskirts of the city. Kae Tempest performed at community centres in both areas.
Our Place has opened a door that we do not want to close again.Valerie Foucher Hangleton Community College Centre Manager
Brighton People’s Theatre developed partnerships between local community organisations the Hangleton and Knoll Project, Due East and the Brighton Festival. Their role was to chair the steering group which meets monthly throughout the year to plan the event and to enable them to take increasing ownership of it.
From 2018 - 19 the mini-festival within a festival grew and the communities have taken increasing ownership of the event, reflected in the name change to Our Place in 2019. Attracting hundreds of local people, over 50% of whom say that they don’t engage with the arts, Our Place has, in the words of Beth Burgess, Executive Producer of the Brighton Festival, “changed the Brighton Festival”.
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A FREE Community Celebration of Creativity for Hangleton and Knoll, East Brighton and (for the first time) Moulsecoomb and Bevendean