5-27 May 2018
Life Model II plays on the age-old tradition of life drawing classes...
Gilbert & George are a Turner Prize-winning artist partnership
Dazzling production Lexicon is a daring, seductive, modern take on circus
This joyful, provocative intervention will unleash your inner child
Celebrating the spirit of seminal 1960s Los Angeles artist Corita Kent
The ground-breaking work of Corita Kent comes to Ditchling Museum...
Exhibition from the San Francisco-based artist
Linking local classes with children’s authors
Join our annual tradition of bringing the streets of Brighton alive with a…
Awe-inspiring outdoor performance of epic proportions!
Young musical talent performing in a range of ‘perfect pitches'
‘If at 65 you could say something to yourself at 23, what would it be?’
Tour the exhibition from the San Francisco-based artist
This blend of puppetry, dance and projection is a wordless visual treat
An exceptional international ensemble of ten dancers and six musicians
Filmmaker Cesca Eaton and composer/conductor Ed Hughes trace the changing moods…
Tom Hodgkinson talks advice & anecdotes on finding freedom from the 9-to-5
A double bill of films featuring Performance and The Blood of a Poet
Come in. Sit down. Explore.
The virtuosic Belgian early music ensemble perform a feast of Baroque
Four local schools and colleges respond to Cuckmere: A Portrait
Afua Hirsch explores questions of identity raised by her new book Brit(ish)
'One must imagine Sisyphus happy’ concludes Albert Camus in his great essay
Explore the evocative landscape of the Cuckmere River with Michael Blencowe
Soul/funk collective with a spectacular seven piece band
Absorbing storytelling about the unique language of family
This Is Going to Hurt provides an account of working on the NHS front line
Movement, spoken word, rap and striking visual imagery collide
An extraordinary love story, tracing the life of Marc and Bella
Revered rockers Deerhoof are joined by Stargaze
Adam is the remarkable true story of a young transgender man
A brilliant showcase for the virtuosity of a dynamic young ensemble
From our friends at Worthing Theatres
Yomi Sode prepares a feast of words in this humorous and poetic response...
This is the Kit joins forces with orchestral collective Stargaze
Two of literary fiction’s new stars talk the transition to published author
Alt-rock/pop pantomime starring Pauline Knowles and Gavin Mitchell
British saxophonist joined by Norwegian pianist, Vigleik Storaas
The story of Dutch pianist Joep Beving is truly a remarkable one...
A magical overnight experience in the grounds of Firle Place
French & Mottershead’s audio work is a gentle confrontation of mortality...
A fun-filled interactive workshop with author/illustrator Robin Shaw
Wordless and charming, a feast for the senses
Find out more about writing for older children and teens
Hear Miles Davis' Kind of Blue reinterpreted by a live band
A delightful show about the changing nature of family, based on a true story…
Join the award-winning author and practice your writing skills
Britten’s searing masterpiece performed to mark the centenary of WWI
An evening of Black trans poetics with one of the UK’s leading trans voices
A reading of the novel Kudos from the celebrated author
A special evening event celebrating Davis’ pioneering jazz fusion
Join Britain’s best-loved children’s author to talk about her new book
Look up and contemplate the changing nature of clouds
A series of double bills featuring If with Zéro De Conduit
Like an inspirational TED talk with a punk rock soundtrack
A voyage through words and music inspired by the sea
A map of the world across the floor traces migration routes across time...
City Reads, Brighton and Hove’s BIG READ, returns to Brighton Festival
Take a fresh look at history’s greatest underdog, Joan of Arc
A concert of the great and the unusual with special guest artists
Lemn will read poems from his latest anthology, amongst other choices
Half of cult-favourite punk-cabaret duo the Dresden Dolls and alt-rock icon
An uplifting meditation on saying goodbye and moving on
Two leading novelists discuss how they write about and imagine the future
The Magnard Ensemble perform a varied programme of music spanning 300 years
Patrick Lynch's pioneering mix of theatre and film in a thrilling journey.
Dynamic dance fusing traditional Turkish folk with contemporary styles
Celebrating the inconsistencies and contradictions that make us human
A powerful exploration of revenge and the politics of destruction.
An electrifying celebration of 50 years of powerful words and music
Experience a living memorial like no other...
Iain Sinclair talks his latest book, exploring the transformation of London
A visceral tour de force where sound and movement reach heightened states
The baroque vocal ensemble performs a ravishing selection of airs de cours
Visual artist Robbie Thomson harnesses the power of the Tesla coil...
A coming-of-age story, full of heart, humour and wisdom
A captivating exploration of primal behaviour in the animal kingdom
The Russian-born virtuoso Alexander Panfilov takes a musical journey
A weird and wonderful ballet of abstract configurations
Combining free-jazz, avant-rock and ages-old Greek folk traditions
John Finnemore brings his new live sketch show to the stage
Michael Rosen talks about his early life as recalled in his memoir
A fascinating blend of words and music
The annual 'Big Read' for schools is back with Kid Normal
Jerwood Young Artists perform excerpts across the operatic repertoire
Join Bridget Christie for a night of hope and despair
This Dublin four-piece bring traditional song to a new generation
Two programmes of classical music specially designed for babies & toddlers
Your Place returns, following its wonderful success in 2017
Find out about cartooning and comic illustration
Join Peter Bunzl to talk about all things adventure
Don’t miss one of South Africa’s brightest stars...
Join master storyteller and illustrator Marcia Williams
Join the iconic promenade Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter from NELKEN
Craig Melvin hosts the show for book-lovers, with authors Matt Haig, David
The poetry night for people that don’t usually like poetry...
Join Maisy for her birthday celebrations with professional storyteller Liz
Prepare for props, silliness, singing and fun!
A series of double bills with Witch Finder General and A Field in England
Football can teach you all about science, maths, history and more
Meet TV/radio presenter and children’s author Danny Wallace and hear about…
A family event for Moomins fans young and old
The prolific children’s author is joined by two of her illustrators
A double dose of Kronos Quartet; looking to their past with a live cinema..
The lead singer of Suede discusses his memoir Coal Black Mornings
Trumpeter Lucy Humphris & pianist Harry Rylance perform a varied programme
Documenting David Shrigley's work on Pass the Spoon (2011)
Theatre show about the joy and terror of talking in your sleep
A concert of interpretations of iconic songs from the Civil Rights movement
Viv Albertine talks on her memoir, and what propelled her to the punk world
Meteoric young pianist Alexander Ullman performs Liszts nocturnes
Young poets aged 11–19 are invited to enter the Peacock Poetry Prize. This…
Celebrating learning disabled workers in a selection of short films
Sex, anxiety and music comes to a head in this remarkable new production
A dynamic quartet that is weaving new musical sounds into Tango
David Shrigley will present an illustrated talk about his work
The arts collective who enjoy a cult-like following bring their new show
Chineke! Junior Quartet performs a masterwork by Beethoven
Artists and muscians imagine what culture will be like in 2000 years
Join The Lord Chamberlain’s Men for Shakespeare’s spellbinding The Tempest
West Africa’s 1st all-female group has formed in the fight against violence
Robert Peston on his latest book, exploring what has recently gone wrong
Malcolm Middleton will preview new songs and revisit older work
An inviting new work for children aged 0 - 12 months and their adult
The Argenta Trio performs seldom-heard early trios by Debussy and Shostakov
Tim Key returns with his first stand up show in three years
A new Afro-futurist collective that will take you to church!
Based on Faldum, a Fairy Tale by Herman Hesse, adapted by Toby Thompson
A free afternoon of inventive performances
Get wise to afro-futurist cosmologies with the artists of Brownton Abbey
Prepare to take flight. A thrilling live experience by virtuoso musicians
Shami Chakrabarti talks of her book & examining impact of gender injustice
Pairing the finest poets with live illustrators for a sharp night of poetry
Medea returns from history. And this time she’s telling her own story...
Chicago’s genderqueer rock’n’roll hero
Join ‘a masterful storyteller’ in exploring the secrets of our waterways...
Discover illuminated puppets baby Dundu and the gentle giant Dundu
The great Brighton Festival Chorus celebrates its 50th anniversary with a performance…
The comedy performer Andy Hamilton will teach you how to cope with change