Brighton Festival 2020Public booking opens: Wed 19 Feb, 9am

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Katharina Wulff

Sat 21 Mar
Brighton CCA

Wulff’s first UK solo exhibition, focusing on relationships between people

Washed Up Car-go

Sat 2 - Sun 24 May
Hove Warehouse

At first glance, it might seem like an ordinary car. But take a closer look…

The Young Americans

Sat 2 - Sun 24 May
Phoenix Art Space

Today’s generation of Indigenous American artists takes centre stage

The Informals II

Sat 2 - Sun 24 May
Lighthouse

Brighton’s music subcultures are showcased in an interactive exhibition

HALO

Sat 2 - Sun 24 May
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

HALO is a multisensory experience of matter formation in the early universe

Art of Attachment

Sat 2 - Sun 24 May
ONCA Gallery

Combining oral testimonies and visual imagery

Arrivals & Departures

Sat 2 - Mon 11 May
Friends Meeting House garden

Public artwork about birth, death and the living that happens in between

Adopt an Author

Sat 2 - Sun 24 May

A schools project to promote reading for pleasure and confidence.

Adopt A Nation

Sat 2 - Sun 24 May

Your chance to adopt Lemn in a one-on-one experience

A Simple Act of Wonder

Sat 2 - Sun 24 May
Fabrica

This playful new work explores the mythologies of modern life.

Children's Parade

Sat 2 May

Celebrate the Children's Parade at home

HALO Workshop

Sat 2 May
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

A creative workshop for young people responding to installation HALO

In C by the Sea

Sat 2 May

Young musicians alongside members of BPO perform an interpretation of In C

Ali Smith: Seasons

Sat 2 May
Brighton Girls

Iconic author Ali Smith discusses her quartet of novels exploring contemporary…

Double Murder

Fri 1 - Sun 3 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Hofesh Shechter Company perform a new work, in an evening of two halves

Artists Working with Data

Sat 2 May
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

A panel discussion exploring the intersection of art and science

HALO Family Drop-in Workshop

Sun 3 May
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

Leap Then Look lead a fun and interactive workshop for all the family

I Fagiolini Purcell: 'Tis Nature’s Voice

Sun 3 May
Glyndebourne

Explores the music of England’s Orpheus on flora and fauna.

Superior: Angela Saini

Sun 3 May
Brighton Girls

Science journalist Angela Saini on enduring myths and the political motive

Time Shifts

Sun 3 May
Brighton Girls

A human existence is all motion – some in distance, some in time.

Béatrice Martin

Mon 4 May
St Nicholas' Church

Jewels of the Baroque repertoire performed by a leading harpsichordist

You Aren’t Doing It Wrong If No One Knows What You Are Doing

Sat 2 - Tue 5 May
Brighthelm Centre

An interactive solo performance

Mulatu Astatke

Mon 4 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Kick starting a whole new genre Ethio-jazz

Baby Bushka

Mon 4 - Tue 5 May
Komedia

Epic four-part harmonies and choreography capture the magic of Kate Bush

Roberto Fonseca Trio

Tue 5 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

One of Cuba's most gifted pianists

Semiconductor in conversation with Ariane Koek

Tue 5 May
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

A chance to hear the Brighton based internationally acclaimed artists Semiconductor…

Behn Quartet

Wed 6 May
All Saints Church

Behn Quartet perform Fanny Mendelssohn and Beethoven

Hic Sunt Leones - Hunting for New Physics at the Large Hadron Collider

Wed 6 May
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

Hear about the science behind HALO from Professor Antonella De Santo

Brighton Festival Youth Choir

Wed 6 May
All Saints Church

A collection of choral works and songs reflecting on nature

My Name Is Why

Wed 6 May
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Guest Director Lemn Sissay reflects on a childhood in foster care

Likkle Rum With Granny

Wed 6 May
Brighthelm Centre

The theatrical début of poet SugarJ Brown exploring migration, displacement…

The Informals II Performance

Wed 6 May
Jubilee Square

A live, improvised audio-visual performance

Florian Mitrea

Thu 7 May
All Saints Church

The British–Romanian pianist Florian Mitrea performs Mozart and Schubert

Chineke! Chamber Ensemble

Thu 7 May
All Saints Church

Chineke! Chamber Ensemble perform Schuber and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Benson Wilson with Lucy Colquhoun

Fri 8 May
All Saints Church

The baritone Benson Wilson performs works by Butterworth and Schubert

The Patient Gloria

Tue 5 - Sat 9 May
Theatre Royal Brighton

A wild and experimental extravaganza