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Rider Spoke - Blast Theory

9 - 23 May 2021
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House Mother Normal - Online

A digital installation inspired by BS Johnson's celebrated novel, directed by Tim Crouch.

7 May - 2 Jun 2021
Visual Arts and Film

this body is so impermanent...

Made in isolation by a group of virtuosic and singular artists on three continents, who have come together to create an hour-long meditation on this transformation…

11 May 2021, 19:45
Books and Debate

Global Conversations: A Heritage of Resistance

Befekadu Hailu (Ethiopia) & Eyob Derillo (UK) unpack their roots in resistance and imagine what Ethiopia's future might be

14 May 2021, 19:00

Events £10 or Under


Tell Me Something About Family

Light up Lemn’s interactive map with stories, phrases and sayings about your family

7 - 31 May 2021
Children and Family

HALO Family Workshops with Leap Then Look

A workshop for children age 5+ as part of the HALO talks & workshops programme

8 - 15 May 2021
Children and Family

Jacqueline Wilson

The beloved children’s author joins us for an online event to talk about past work and her latest novel, The Runaway Girls

15 May 2021, 14:00

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Rider Spoke - Blast Theory

Cycle through the streets, searching for the perfect place to hide a secret. Ride on and the voices of strangers will draw you to new and unknown places

9 - 23 May 2021

Pier to Pier

What is it like to live on the edge? What keeps us balanced in turbulent times? What do we feel when we look to the horizon?

10 May - 6 Jun 2021
Contemporary Music

Lemonade: Music on the move

A location-based music exploration

1 - 31 May 2021

Visual Art and Film

Children and Family

The Forked Forest Path

Enter into Olafur Eliasson's immersive installation at Fabrica, and explore the twisting pathways of a fairytale forest

18 May - 20 Jun 2021
Children and Family


A multisensory experience of matter formation in the early universe, by Brighton based artists Semiconductor

19 May - 4 Jun 2021
Contemporary Music

BAIT with Live Score by Gwenno and Georgia Ellery

Mark Jenkin’s BAFTA-winning indie hit is accompanied by a new score performed live by composer Gwenno Saunders and cast-member Georgia Ellery.

22 May 2021