Brighton Festival


Brighton Festival

The Brighton Festival is an annual arts festival which takes place in the city of Brighton and Hove in England each May. It was founded in 1966, and is the largest multi-art form festival in England. [cite web|title="The arts of the state could yet prove a political weapon" by Polly Toynbee, "The Guardian", May 30,2006|url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/Columnists/Column/0,,1785626,00.html] The 2006 festival organised over 200 events during 23 days which were attended by over 500,000 people. [cite web|title=Brighton Festival homepage|url=http://www.brightonfestival.org]

The festival includes organised processions such as the "Children's Parade", outdoor spectaculars often involving pyrotechnics, and a great deal of theatre, music, literature and visual arts in venues throughout the city, some of which are brought into this use exclusively for the festival.

One feature of the festival is the Artists Open House concept, whereby artists and craftspeople literally open up their houses for the public to view or buy their work.

The Brighton Festival Chorus was originally formed in 1968. The Festival regularly commissions new work from companies like DV8 Physical Theatre and Frantic Assembly; 2006's Festival included the world premiere of new work by Stomp's Brighton-based creators, Yes/No Productions. It also encourages cross-fertilisation between different art forms, such as 2006's "Stories In Motion", a collaboration between Chuck Palahniuk, Irvine Welsh and Orbital's Phil Hartnoll; also 2006's "Warp Moves", a collaboration between Random Dance and artists from Warp Records.

The festival is chaired by Polly Toynbee.

See also

* Brighton Festival Fringe
* Edinburgh Festival (the UK's largest arts festival)

External links

* [http://www.brightonfestival.org/ Brighton Festival]
* [http://www.brightonfestivalfringe.org.uk/ Brighton Festival Fringe]
* [http://www.aoh.org.uk Brighton Festival Of Artists Open Houses]
* [http://www.bfc.org.uk/ Brighton Festival Chorus]
* [http://www.samesky.co.uk/ Same Sky]
* [http://www.threeweeks.co.uk/ ThreeWeeks] the complete guide to the Brighton Festival

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