Brighton Festival 2015

From 2 May to 24 May 2015

“An arts festival that makes connections with the real world” – The Times

It’s almost here! The Brighton Festival 2015, which kicks off on Saturday 2 May, returns to the shores of Brighton.

The Brighton Festival celebrates music, dance, theatre, circus, film, art, debate, literature, outdoor and family events. The festival takes place in various venues throughout Brighton & Hove for three weeks, every May.

This year will be the festival’s 49th year and continues to win critical acclaim for its ambitious and daring programme every year for its innovative commissioning.

This year, the festival welcomes award-winning author Ali Smith as the seventh Guest Director. In previous years Guest Directors have included critically-acclaimed choreographer Hofesh Shechter poet, writer, broadcaster and former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen, actress and human rights campaigner Vanessa Redgrave, Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, renowned visual artist Anish Kapoor and celebrated musician Brian Eno. Ali Smith, 2015’s Guest Director, is recently named winner of the Goldsmiths Prize 2014 for boldly original fiction for her latest novel How to be Both. This novel is her most experimental and idiosyncratic yet, earning her a Man Booker Prize nomination and is has also been shortlisted for the Costa Book Award. Very impressive, indeed! Her other acclaimed novels short story and essay collections include The Accidental (shortlisted for the Man Booker and the Orange Prize), Hotel World (shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Orange Prize) and There but for the.

Brighton Festival is produced and delivered by the same team that runs the city’s leading arts venue, the Grade I listed Brighton Dome. And did you know that the Brighton Festival is England’s biggest curated mixed arts festival and attracts many innovative artists and companies from the UK but also from around the world? The festival is registered as charity and you can support their work by joining as a Member of Patron.

Click here, for more information and to see what’s on at the Brighton Festival 2015.

Have fun at the Brighton Festival!

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