Hand rail covered by pebbles on Brighton beach

Share the story of your favourite place in Brighton and Hove

Take Part

Tell us a story about your favourite place in Brighton and Hove. A place that makes you happy, calm, excited or reflective. Where do you go to relax, play, socialise, be alone, be yourself or be someone else?

Local film and photography producers Stephenson& are looking for Brighton and Hove residents to share their favourite places in Brighton & Hove as part of their Brighton Festival project The Archive of Favourite Places, a digital archive of special places in Brighton and Hove according to the people who live here.

By taking part in this open call, your favourite place will be added to the online archive that will be accessible for everyone to explore. 12 stories will also be selected to create a city-wide photography and sound exhibition which will include a specially created walking tour.

Visit the online archive

The 12 participants selected for the walking tour will be interviewed by Stephenson& who will also take photos in their submitted location; an audio recording and picture will be included as part of the tour.

If you’d like to take to have the story of your favourite place included in the digital archive, please send a few words along with a photo (if you have one) to [javascript protected email address] by Mon 28 Feb. Audio or video files of you telling your story will be accepted.

Please note, stories may be edited for clarity.

Participants must be residents of Brighton and Hove, no professional photography experience required.

Key dates

Mon 28 Feb: deadline for submissions

Week commencing Mon 28 Feb: final 12 stories chosen and participants contacted

Mon 7 Mar–Fri 1 Apr: audio recording with chosen participants

Sat 7 May: exhibition opens

The Archive of Favourite Places


7 - 29 May 2022