Children's Parade photography: Jamie MacMillan

Postcards From: Opening Weekend

Outdoor, Family, Photos, Announcements, Outdoor, Family, Contemporary Music
Photography: Jamie MacMillan

The Children’s Parade

The Children’s Parade, supported by Brighton Girls, was led by our Guest Director, award-winning author and screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce, who invited everyone to imagine a better world with this year’s parade theme, ’Dream Again’.

A Brighton Festival staple, the Children’s Parade launched the opening weekend with a whirlwind of colour, music and dance.

Over 70 local schools flooded the city with dazzling handmade floats and colourful costumes.

There were some wonderfully diverse and creative responses to the theme, ‘Dream Again’!

Festival rhythms echoed from Jubilee Street to Madeira Drive... dancers moved to the beat in a flurry of ribbons and swirling skirts.

An infectious carnival spirit!

Photography: Claire Leach

Norman Jay’s Norman Soul

Norman Jay MBE brought an irresistible blend of Black music styles from across the decades as part of his first ever Norman Soul UK tour.

The party had officially arrived at the Concert Hall!

The DJ and music legend had everyone dancing into the early hours.

Photography: Jamie MacMillan

100 Miles Of String

It was the perfect weather to open 100 Miles Of String from Brighton art makers, Leap Then Look, sponsored by Southern Housing New Homes.

The free interactive installation invites everyone to get involved and wind miles of string to weave a wondrous web together, creating a constantly changing piece of art.

Stop by on your way through town and have some fun at The Royal Pavilion Gardens until 27 May!

100 Miles Of String supported by Southern Housing New Homes

Children's Parade supported by Brighton Girls and Same Sky Brighton

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