A person in a grey top, with short greyish hair conducts an orchestra
Charles Hazelwood

If You Live In Moulsecoomb and Bevendean...

Our Place – Brighton Festival in Your Community


Moulsecoomb Library | Sat 14 May, 1.30–4pm

Super Saturday! 
Working in collaboration with Brighton & Hove Libraries, the Festival have programmed a fun day for families, featuring storytelling performance for all ages, as well as tile making workshops for adults, run by Persian artist Monir Amiri. These events are free but require booking for the different workshops and events during the day, as places are limited. 

Tile Making Workshop with Monir: 1.30–3.30pm (Ages 18+)
A wonderful opportunity to make your own clay tile inspired by nature and the beauty of Persian tile design. Beginners welcome.  Please note Artist Monir Amiri’s own tiles will also be on display in the week leading up to the workshop. Book Your Place Here

Wise and Wistful Stories of Persia with celebrated storyteller Zahra Afsah (Ages 5+)

Under the blue dome of the sky, one day stories were created. Stories that have moved from heart to heart, poet to poet, painter to painter, people to people, land to land, language to language, voice to voice and soul to soul’. Join storyteller Zahra Afsah for a special storytelling performance, where she will whisk you away on a narrative journey to the wise and wistful stories of Persia. 

Family Storytelling with Zahra, 2–2.30pm
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Family Storytelling with Zahra, 3.30–4.00pm
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Please note:  Doors open 15 minutes prior to the programmed event.  There is limited space available in the library so, if possible, please refrain from bringing buggies, bags and coats. Contact Ina if you require further information: ina.todorova@brightondome.org

Persian Tile Exhibition by artist Monir Amiri
5 May–14 May 

Experience the beauty of Persian tile design from local artist Monir Amiri. Decorative tiles have been widely used throughout Persian history since ancient times. The oldest known tile produced in Persia dates back to the thirteen century B.C. Monir has selected patterns with themes of hope & rebuilding inspired by life after the pandemic. Monir wanted to show that if the beauty of nature can survive so can we. FREE. Please check here for library opening hours.

The Murmuration of Moulsecoomb and Bevendean
Throughout April and May, local artist and performer Jools Voce will be running workshops with community groups to design and make birds on the theme of hope.

The library is one of several public windows where the birds of The Murmuration of Moulsecoomb and Bevendean will be displayed - look out for others (in people’s homes and around the neighbourhood) throughout the festival. More details on the facebook page: Our Place Moulsecoomb and Bevendean.

The next Drop-in Workshop is on 14 May from 11-1pm at St George’s Hall. All welcome! Human Murmuration: Friday 27th May at 3.30pm TBC

Moulsecoomb Library 
The Highway 

Blue Camel Club | Tue 24 May, 7–10pm

Carousel in partnership with Brighton Festival and The Bevy  
If you like to dance, party, sing karaoke, hang out with friends then you should come to the Blue Camel Club. It’s THE club night for learning disabled people and their friends. Tickets are limited so we suggest that you book to avoid missing out. Please include any carers tickets in your booking. Book Your Free Tickets Here

The Bevy
50 Hillside 
BN2 4TF 

Bus route from town is the 49 to Bevendean Public House. The Bevy has flat access and wheelchair accessible toilets. For more information please contact 01273 234734 or enquiries@carousel.org.uk Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @carouselartuk

Other Brighton Festival events close to your neighbourhood…

Romeo and Juliet

Hollingdean skate park | Sat 21 May (7pm), Sun 22 May (3pm and 7pm) 
Age 11+ |  Book Your Tickets Here

The award-winning youth ensemble Windmill Young Actors, bring a sixty-strong cast to tell the tale of young people torn apart by clan and class.

Project Female Dance Company bring hip hop fusion moves, local rap artist Marshall Mandiangu narrates alongside Shakespeare’s original verse, as a chorus of litter pickers move the audience through the outdoor space.

Paraorchestra present: Get to know SMOOSH!

Sports centre, University of Sussex | Tue 24 May, 8pm-9pm
£5 - Book Your Tickets Here

SMOOSH! brings a high-energy wind and brass band and a troupe of dancers to the streets of Brighton on 28th and 29th May for an on-the-move performance of pop-karaoke classics - think Fatboy Slim, meets Kate Bush, meets Basement Jaxx.  On this special evening join the professional ensemble for a unique “behind the scenes” performance of the SMOOSH! soundtrack presented by Paraorchestra Artistic Director and conductor Charles Hazlewood.