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Your chance to sponsor Brighton Festival’s Children’s Parade 2014

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival is delighted to announce it has received an anonymous donation of £5000 towards the cost of The Children’s Parade. 

The donor is challenging one or more businesses or individuals to match the gift and sponsor the annual event which heralds the beginning of Brighton Festival; England’s largest multi-arts festival. Sponsors will receive association with the event as well as an array of bespoke benefits

Jointly produced with award-winning community arts organization Same Sky, the Children’s Parade involves over 5,000 children from a record 83 schools and community groups across the region who will take to Brighton’s streets for the parade this May. They will be watched and cheered on by more than 20,000 people.

Andrew Comben, CEO, Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival, said, “Each year the participation and interest in the Children’s Parade grows, and support like this ensures that we, as an arts charity, can continue to offer this exciting annual event for the city’s young people.”

Held on the first Saturday in May, the Children’s Parade has opened Brighton Festival for more than 25 years. Big, bright, colourful and fun, it is one of the most spectacular community events in the UK and also acts as an interactive learning tool for children – with creative workshops taking place throughout the city and beyond in the run up to the big day.

A free spectator event, local and national interest in the Children’s Parade also continues to grow yearly - sponsor support goes a long way to ensuring its popularity continues to thrive. This year’s theme of the parade, is ‘The Arts’ and which gives the city a chance to celebrate why Brighton & Hove is culturally such a great place to live and learn, for young and old alike.

For the first time ever this year, the organisers will also join forces with Brighton & Hove Music & Arts - the music education hub whose key mission is to enhance and further develop music education across the city - to instate a Children’s Parade Musician in Residence who will visit numerous schools to encourage young people to explore different musical styles.

‘Music and the Arts are a vital part of all children's education and the Children's Parade is a fantastic celebration of children's creativity. As lead partner of SoundCity we are delighted to be leading on supporting children to create new music, develop their musical skills and experience performing to thousand of people.’ , said Peter Chivers, Head of Brighton & Hove Music and Arts, Brighton & Hove City Council

The Children’s Parade 2014 will be led by this year’s Brighton Festival Guest Director; the critically-acclaimed choreographer, musician, composer and performer Hofesh Shechter.

To find out more about sponsorship you can contact Ceri Eldin on or click here.