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Brighton Festival

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Sat May 2nd 2020 to Sun May 24th 2020
Brighton
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Brighton Festival is one of the greatest festivals in Britain. The festival represents music, theatre, literature, comedy, art and dance. These events will take place in a wide variety of venues, including the Royal Palace, The Promenade, The Community Centre, Oasis, The North Laine, The Dome, The Streets, The Pier and the shops, they all owe the presence of this festival.

This festival was cancelled. Please visit https://brightonfestival.org/ for more details.

Opening Weekend

 
Children’s Parade – Saturday 2nd of May at 10:30 am.Parade starts on Jubilee Street and ends on Madeira Drive
Free entry
Working with collaboration Same Sky, artists have collaborated with teachers and volunteers to create magnificent sculptures. This year’s theme is Nature’s Marvels celebrating the wonders of flora and fauna from around the world. The aim is to protect and improve the environment and celebrate the diversity, potential and beauty of nature with local families.
 
Arrivals + Departures – Saturday 2nd of May – 11th of May; Monday 1pm  – 7pm, Tuesday 11 am – 7 pm
Friends Meeting House, garden
Free entry
A public artwork about birth, death and the journey in between, created by artist duo Yara + Davina.
 
Ali Smith: Seasons – Saturday 2nd of May at 6pm
Brighton Girls
£10 fee
Ali Smith’s seasonal quartet – a series of novels starting in autumn till summer.
 
Double Murder: Clowns / New Creation – Preview: Friday 1st of May at 7:30pm, Saturday 2nd on May and Sunday 3rd of May at 7:30pm
Brighton Dome Concert Hall
Ticket prices: £10, £15, £18.50 and £22.50
The much-anticipated new work from the celebrated and multi-talented choreographer Hofesh Shechter OBE premiers.
 
Seminconductor HALO – UK Premiere – Saturday 2nd of May – Wednesday 6th May 12 – 8 pm
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts
Free entry
Halo is a large-scale immersive installation made by renowned Brighton based artist duo Semiconductor following a residency at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics.
 
In C by the Sea – Brighton & Hove Music & Arts and East Sussex Music – Saturday 2nd of May at 3 pmBrighton Seafront and locations across
Free entry
Young musicians from Brighton & Hove Music & Arts and East Sussex Music along with members of Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra will perform their interpretation of Terry Riley’s iconic work, In C.
 
You Aren’t  Doing It Wrong If No One Knows What You Are Doing – Saturday 2nd of May – Tuesday 5th of May at 8 pm
Brighton Centre
Ticket prices: £15, Under 26s £12.50
An interactive solo performance about failure, feeling like an idiot and music.
 
Superior: Angela Saini – Sunday 3rd of May at 3:30 pmBrighton Girls
£10 fee
Selected as Book of the Year by over a dozen leading publications globally, Angela Saini’s third book, Superior, explores the twisted historical trajectory of race science and the sinister ways in which it is being repackaged by the 21st century.
 
I Faglioni Purcell: ‘Tis Nature’s Voice – Sunday 3rd of May at 3 pm
Glyndebourne
Ticket Prices: £22.50, £27.50, £32.50
Odes, Anthems and theatre songs from Englands’s Orpheus.
 
Time Shifts Irenosen Okojie & Yara Rodrigues Fowler -Sunday 3rd of May at 6:30 pm
Brighton Girls
£10 fee
Two debut novels – Butterfly Fish by Irenoson Okojie and Stubborn Archivist by Yara Rodrigues Fowler will be discussed.
 

Week One

 
Mulatu Astatke – Monday 4th of May at 8pm
Brighton Dome Concert Hall
Fee - £18.50, £22.50
Music
 
Baby Bushka- Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th of May at 8 pm
Komedia
Fee - £12
Music

The Patient Gloria – Tuesday 5th – Saturday 9th of May at 7:30 pm
Theatre Royal Brighton
Fee- £10, £15, £18.50, £22.50
Theatre
 
Roberto Fonseca Trio – Tuesday 5th of May at 8pm
Brighton Come Concert Hall
Fee - £16, £19.50
Music
 
Jeremiah ‘SugarJ’ Brown Likkle Rum with Grandma – Wednesday 6th of May at 8 pm
Brighthelm Centre
Fee - £10
Spoken Word
 
My Name is Why – Wednesday 6th of May at 7:30 pm
Brighton Dome Concert Hall
Fee - £ 10
Books & Debate
 
Brighton Festival Youth Choir – Wednesday 6th of May at 6 pm
All Saints Church
Fee - £10, £6 under 26s
Classical
 
Chineke! Chamber Ensemble – Thursday 7th of May at 7:30 pm
All Saints Church
Fee - £20, Under 26s £15
Classical
 
Ray Lee Points of Departure – Thursday 7th – Sunday 10th of May & Wednesday 13th – Sunday 17th May
Shoreham Port
Fee - £12.50, £10 under 26s
Art & Film, Outdoor
 
Gravity & Other Myths Out of Chaos – Friday 8th May at 7:30 pm, Saturday 9th May at 2pm and 7:30pm, Sunday 10th May at 2pm.
Brighton Dome Concert Hall
Fee - £10, £15, £18.50, £23.50
Circus
 
Vintage Poets- Friday 8th of May at 7:30 pm
Brighhelm Centre
Fee - £10
Books & Debates
 
John Newling Dear Nature – Friday 8th of May at 8:30 pm
All Saints Church
Fee - £18
Classical
 
Rhum and Clay Theatre Company - The War of the Worlds – Friday 8th & Saturday 9th May at 7:30 pm, Saturday 9th May at 2 pm, Sunday 10th of May at 2 pm
Connaught Theatre, Worthing
Fee - £17.50, £19.50 and £23
 
Groove Into the Woods – Saturday 9th of May at 11 am
Brighthelm Centre
Fee - £8 adults, £6 kids
Music, Family
 
A Place in Time Evie Wyld & Niven Govinden – Saturday 9th of May at 4 pm
Brighthelm Centre
Fee - £10
Books & Debates
 
A Weekend Without Walls – Sunday 10th of May 12 – 6:30 pm
Beach level at British Airways i360
Free
Outdoor
 
Tribes: David Lammy – Saturday 9th of May at 7:30 pm
Brighthelm Centre
Fee - £10
Books & Debate
 
One Two Three Four: The Beatles In Time Craig Brown – Saturday 9th of May at 8 pm
Brighton Unitarian Church
Fee - £10
Books & Debates
 
Brighton Youth Orchestra Concert with Laura van der Heijden – Sunday 10th of March at 5 pm
All Saints Church
Fee - £12 Adults, £9 Concessions, £5 Under 16s
Classical
 
A Family Outing – 20 Years On – Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th of May at 8 pm
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts
Fee - £15, Under 26s £12.50
Theatre
 
Paul Lewis – Sunday 10th of May at 3 pm
Glyndebourne
Fee - £22.50, £27.50, £32.50
Classical
 
Travelling Traditions – Sunday 10th of May at 8 pm
Brighton Girls
Fee - £10
Books & Debates
 

Week Two

 
Amy Bell – The Forecast – Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th of May at 8 pm
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts
Fee - £12.50
Dance
 
Josie Long: Tender – Tuesday 12th of May at 7:30 pm
Theatre Royal Brighton
Fee - £17.50
Comedy
 
Eliza & Martin Carthy: East – Monday 11th of May at 8 pm
Brighton Dome Concert Hall
Fee - £15, £20, £25
Music
 
Mercy Mercy – A Portrait of True Adoption – Wednesday 13th of May at 6 pm
Depot, Lewes
Fee - £8
Art & Film
 
Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita with special guests Vishten – Wednesday 13th of May at 7:30 pm
Brighton Dome Concert Hall
Fee - £18.50, £21.50
Music
 
Take 5 – Hibaq Osman, Laurie Ogden, Amina Jama, Debris Stevenson & Zena Edwards – Wednesday 13th of May at 8 pm
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts
Fee - £10
Spoken Word
 
Rachel Marts – Your Sexts Are Shit: Oder Better Letters – Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th of May at 7:30 pm
Brighthelm Centre
Fee - £12.50
Theatre
 
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Thursday 14th of May at 7:30 pm
Brighton Dome Concert Hall
Fee - £10, £18.50, £22.50, £27.50, £30
Classical
 
The Lost Decade: Polly Toynbee – Thursday 14th of May at 7:30 pm
Brighton Girls
Fee - £10
Books & Debates
 
Hot Brown Honey – Thursday 14th & Friday 15th at 8 pm, Saturday 16h at 6 pm & 9 pm
Theatre Royal Brighton
Fee - £10, £15, £18.50, £22.50
Theatre
 
Lime Time – Valerie Bloom, John Agard, Grace Nichols & Roger Robinson – Thursday 14th of May at 8 pm
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts
Fee - £10
Books & Debates
 
The Time Has Now Come: New Habesha Visionaries – Friday 15th of May at 7:30 pm
Brighthelm Centre
Fee - £10
Books & Debates
 
Live at Brighton Dome – Friday 15th of May at 7:30 pm
Brighton Dome Concert Hall
Fee - £20, Concession £15
Comedy
 
Ivan Coyote – Saturday 16th of May at 4 pm & 8 pm, Sunday 17th of May at 8 pm
Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts
Fee - £12.50, under 26s £10
Spoken Word
 
Our Place 2020 – a Free Community Celebration of CreativitySaturday 16th of May at The Manor Gym, Free
Saturday 23rd of May at Hangleton Community Centre
Family
 
Alain Mabanckou – The Death of Comrade President – Saturday 16h of May at 7:30 pm
Brighton Girls
Fee - £10
Books & Debates
 
New Writing South Statement Kit de Waal – Sunday 17th of May at 5:30 pm
Brighton Girls
Fee - £10
Books & Debates
 
Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win – Sunday 17th of May at 7:30 pm
Theatre Royal Brighton
Fee - £17.50
Comedy
 

Week Three

 
Time Capsules by Courttia Newland & Lisa Blower – Sunday 17th of May at 8 pm
Brighton Girls
Fee - £10
Books & Debates
 
SLIME – Monday 18th till Friday 22th of May, Mon – 12pm & 2 pm, Tue – Fri 10 am & 12 pmBrighthelm Centre
Fee - £8 adults, £6 kids
Family
 
Handel’s Unsung Heroes by La Nuova Musica – Monday 18th of May at 7:30 pm
Brighton Dome Concert Hall
Fee - £10, £18.50, £22.50, £27.50
Classical
 
Travis Alabanza Burgerz – Tuesday 19th till Friday 22th of May at 7:30 pm
The Old Market
Fee - £15, Under 26s £12.50
Theatre
 
Barely Methodical Troupe Bromance – Tuesday 19th till Saturday 23rd of May at 7:30 pm, Saturday 23rd of May at 2:30 pmTheatre Royal Brighton
Fee - £10, £15, £17.50, £20, Under 26s £15
Circus
 
La Gateau Chocolat Pandora with Manchester Camerata Presented by Something To Aim For – Tuesday 19th of May at 8 pm
Brighton Dome Concert Hall
Fee - £17.50, £20, under 26s £15
Music, Theatre

Amadou & Mariam with Blind Boys of Alabama – Thursday 21st of May at 8 pmBrighton Dome Concert Hall
Fee - £20, £25, £30
Music
 
How To Be Autistic: Charlotte Amelia Poe – Thursday 21st of May at 7:30 pm
Brighton Girls
Fee - £10
Books & Debates
 
Ontroerend Goed – Are we not drawn onward to new erA – Thursday 21st till Saturday 23rd of May at 8 pm
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts
Theatre
 
Kronos Quartet – Terry Riley Sun Rings – Friday 22nd of May at 8 pm
Brighton Dome Concert Hall
Fee - £10, £18.50, £22.50, £27.50
Classical
 
Laima – Friday 22nd of May at 8 pm
All Saints Church
Fee - £14
Music
 
Mika Johnson – Pink Lemonade – Saturday23rd and Sunday 24th of May at 8 pm
The Old Market
Fee - £12.50, Under 26s £10
Theatre
 
Samuel Yirga – Saturday 23rd of May at 1:30 pm
All Saints Church
Fee - £14
Music
 
Damir Imamovic – Saturday 23rd of May at 7:30 pm
All Saints Church
Fee - £16
Music
 
London Symphony Orchestra – Saturday 23rd of May at 7:30 pm
Brighton Dome Concert Hall
Fee - £12.50, £18.50, £22.50, £27.50, £32.50
Classical
 
A Weekend Without Walls – Saturday 23rd till Sunday 24th of May 12pm – 6 pm
The Level
Free
Outdoor
 
A Poet’s Music by Kayo Chingonyi & Nathalie Handal – Saturday 23rd of May at 7:30 pm
Unitarian Church
Fee - £12.50
Books & Debates
 
The Turning Wheel: An Afternoon with Ozwald Boateng – Sunday 24th of May at 12 pmBrighton Dome Concert Hall
Fee - £12.50
Books & Debates
 
Sofie Hagen: The Bumswing  - Sunday 24th of May at 7:30 pm
Theatre Royal Brighton
Fee - £16.50
Comedy
 
Drag Queen Story Hour UK – Sunday 24th of May at 11 am (age 1-3), at 2 pm (age 3-7), at 4 pm (7-11)Brighthelm Centre
Fee - £8, £10
Family
 
Laura Marling – Sunday 24th of May at 8 pm
Brighton Dome Concert Hall
Fee - £19.50, £22.50, £25
Music
 
In Translation by Rodaam al Galidi & Alia Trabucco Zeran – Sunday 24th of May at 5:30 pmBrighton Girls
Fee - £10
Books & Debates 

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