Photo Highlights

We want to say THANK YOU to all of our amazing artists, sponsors, staff and everyone who came to an event. Our fantastic audiences have made the past month a joy and although it was by no means a regular festival it was certainly one we will never forget

Image of a giant neon sign on a trailer with a poem described as a recovery poem spelled out on it

Recovery Poems

Emergency Exit Arts (EEA)
Through talking and listening to communities, artists Robert Montgomery, and Deanna Rodger created an inspiring light poem that visited public spaces throughout the City on the opening weekend of the Festival
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Acrobat on a stage at Brighton festival Event Without Walls in 2021

Without Walls @ Our Place

Free exhilarating and new pop-up performances from some of the UK’s most innovative outdoor companies appeared at Our Place from  28 - 30 May 2021
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Lemn Sissay at Brighton Festival  next to a giant papier mache creature at the childrens parade at large

Children's Parade At Large

Same Sky offered alternative activities so that schools and community groups could make their own flags and artwork and even learn a dance routine to the specially commissioned Children’s Parade music to honour the event's spirit.Here is Guest Director Lemn Sissay on the opening weekend.
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Performer Christopher Green dressed up as his character Ida Barr, performing in the Bevy pub

Ida Barr at Our Place

Christopher Green performed Ida Barr’s Caring Care Home Tour at Robert Lodge in East Brighton and local residents in Bevendean at The Bevy as part of Our Place.
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Image of atmospherically lit empty theatre - an installation called Tenebrae at Brighton Festival

Tenebrae: Lessons Learnt in Darkness

From first light to gathering dusk, a ravishing installation took over the Theatre Royal, acknowledging a year of collective grief and courage in which so many have felt their lives slipping into the shadows.
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Red bench with a speaker attached, an installation called pier to pier, the bench is situated on top of a hill

Pier to Pier

Pier to Pier is a public artwork exploring the 14 miles between Brighton Pier and Worthing Pier by RAPT, who interviewed 14 people who live or work on the coast and worked with a coastal choir to create an immersive sound installation played from an audio bench travelling the Sussex Coast. With Sound Design by Lewis Gibson and Music by Jocelyn Pook. 
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A photo of Jane Horrocks ourside under an arched sign that says Dukes Lane

Jane Horrocks: Yolk and Aliens

Set within a personal memory shop, we invited you to experience a truly unique journey from Jane Horrocks  
Co-created by Jane Horrocks, Molly Vivian, Francesca Levi and Camilla Clarke.

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three people performing on stage at Live is Alive at Brighton Dome

Live is Alive

A laid-back evening of subtle moves and tight grooves from jazz, soul, reggae, ska and beat poetry celebrating Brighton's music scene, featuring AFLO. and the Poets presented by Latest Music Bar, Super Dupes presented by Komedia and Dakka Skanks presented by The Prince Albert.
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two people dancing in giant crinoline skirts

Our Place

A FREE Community Celebration of Creativity for Hangleton and Knoll, East Brighton and (for the first time) Moulsecoomb and Bevendean
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