Brighton Festival Guest Director Lemn Sissay stands below the Arrivals and Departures installation board in Pavilion Gardens
Past Event
Visual Arts

Brighton’s Stories with Lemn Sissay, MBE

Mon 17 - Mon 31 May 2021

Marking the closing of the Arrivals + Departures boards with readings from Brighton Festival's Guest Director

Lemn Sissay MBE has been filmed reading a selection of stories submitted during this art installation in Pavilion Gardens, Brighton, between Friday 30 April and Sat 8 May 2021.

1,120 names were submitted to the boards - 674 arrivals and 446 departures. 

310 stories were written on the website - 122 arrivals and 188 departures.

'Thank you to the Brighton public for contributing your stories. We were humbled by the amount of submissions, and wish they could have all been read by Lemn in Brighton’s Stories'  Yara + Davina


All of the names and stories submitted can be viewed on the Arrivals + Departures website:

Brighton’s Stories was filmed on location at Hove Library, Brighton, Sunday 9 May 2021 and is available to watch here below until Monday 31 May 2021. 

With generous support from Arka Original Funerals

Brighton Festival is a partner in Without Walls, working with festivals and artists and bringing fantastic outdoor arts to people in towns and cities across the UK

Without Walls at Brighton Festival 2021 is supported by Southern Water

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