Community meets creativity for the fifth year running as residents of Hangleton and Knoll, East Brighton, Moulsecoomb and Bevendean welcome Our Place.
Our Place is a celebration of creativity, working in partnership with community steering groups to support them to select, programme and produce art projects, performances and events for their communities, taking place in their neighbourhoods. We are delighted that Moulsecoomb and Bevendean will be hosting their first Our Place festival this year, bringing the community’s creative visions to life.
Local communities can take part in a month of exciting events including theatre, dance, music and poetry created for specific groups and locations. At the heart of these events will be an Artist in Residence, supported by Phoenix Arts Space, creating uplifting visual arts projects through a series of public workshops, and culminating in public art installations for all to see.
As part of the celebration, Our Place will be hosting an exciting programme of outdoor performances from Without Walls at The Manor Gym and in Hangleton Park on the weekend of Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 May.
If you are local to these communities, please check back here at the beginning of May or join our Facebook event pages for the full line-up:
Our Place Hangleton
Our Place East Brighton
Our Place Moulsecoomb
'Our hope for Our Place is that it brings a sense of belonging within the festival, and provides easy access to exciting arts events that feel relevant to our community. It is an opportunity to wake up outdoor spaces in Moulsecoomb and Bevendean as we come out of lockdown – to celebrate them, see them enjoyed and lived in and offer a sense of connectedness between the community spaces that link us together.' Helen, steering group member and interim manager at the Bevy'
University of Sussex is a proud supporter of Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival, where courage and creativity go hand in hand.