Brighton Festival 2019Public booking opens: Fri 24 Feb, 9am

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Iron Men

Phoenix Gallery

Stunning portraits of Bamako’s iron workers by Fototala King Massassy

Current Affairs

Fabrica

Striking recycled materials art exhibition by a Ghanaian artist

Brighton Festival Taster Day

Sun 7 Apr
Brighton Dome Café-bar

Find out about the Festival line up at our open day for all ages. Meet the…

Flight

Sat 4 - Thu 23 May
King Alfred Leisure Centre

Visually stunning story of two orphans journeying across Europe to freedom

Distorted Constellations

Sat 4 - Sun 19 May
Lighthouse

Artist Nwando Ebizie creates an altered reality inspired by Afrofuturism

Children’s Parade

Sat 4 May

Upwards of 5,000 children will be taking part in this annual opening parade

Pitch Perfect

Sat 4 May
Bartholomew Square

An afternoon of the city’s best young musical talent

Wet Sounds

Sat 4 May
Prince Regent Swimming Pool

Dive into different worlds of music, and create your own sonic experience.

Caged Birds Do

Sat 4 May
Brighthelm Centre

Maya Angelou’s legacy honoured in compelling live poetry and song

Né So

Sat 4 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Malian musician Rokia Traoré shares her highly personal sixth album, Né So

Creative Writing Workshop with Miriam Halahmy

Sun 5 May
Brighton Dome Founders Room

Fun writing workshop with Miriam Halahmy that starts with tricky questions

Ensemble Correspondances

Sun 5 May
Glyndebourne

The resurrection of well-loved and rarer music from the Grande Siècle.

Dream Horse

Sun 5 May
Brighton and Hove High School (Brighton Girls)

The real-life fairy tale of a Welsh barmaid who bred a champion racehorse

Wet Sounds: Artist Talk

Sun 5 May
Brighton Dome Founders Room

Immersive talk from the artist behind Wet Sounds

30 Years Of Mr Bongo

Sun 5 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

An epic party with The Skints, Moses Boyd Exodus, Hollie Cook, DJs + more

Some Small Isle

Sun 5 May
Brighton and Hove High School (Brighton Girls)

Prominent creatives discuss how the Windrush affects their approach to work

PEN Translates 250

Mon 6 May
Brighton and Hove Prep School

A panel celebrating the contribution of translation to UK reading

The Nature of Why

Mon 6 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Immersive, genre-blending, live classical music and dance event.

Granta at 40

Tue 7 May
Brighthelm Centre

Sigrid Rausing & Ian Jack discuss the legacy and future of Granta magazine

Ben Okri Adventures in Writing

Tue 7 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Ben Okri reads from his new novel and discusses his adventures as a writer

John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection

Wed 8 May
Duke's at Komedia

Julien Faraut’s experimental film documents tennis legend John McEnroe

King of Ghosts

Wed 8 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Soumik Datta and City of London Sinfonia with music for Indian film

Song Recital

Wed 8 May
Royal Pavilion, Music Room

Malcolm Martineau accompanies soprano Miah Persson and tenor Jeremy Ovenden

Sam Sweeney - The Unfinished Violin

Wed 8 May
All Saints Church

The story of an unfinished fiddle comes to life in Sam Sweeny’s live show