From 7-29 May 2011 a melange of artists, designers, musicians, actors, comedians, sculptors, poets, thinkers, players, singers, dancers, photographers, reactionaries, creators and entertainers who’ve been beavering away in their offices, studios, workshops, practice halls and bedrooms come out of hiding to show you what they are made of ! Brighton quite literally comes alive with creative flair, something to suit every person on the planet I reckon.
Brighton Festival comprises contemporary music, visual arts and film, dance and circus, theatre, books and debate and kids events. Venues vary from the pavilion style Dome, Brightons parks, theatres, universities, churches and more. It has many great sponsors and many big names will be there for instance guest director this year is Aung San Suu Kyi. Others to look out for are Brian Eno, Anish Kapoor, Julian Assange, Shakespeare (ok the Bard won’t actually be there himself but you get my drift!). For more information: http://www.brightonfestival.org
Brighton Fringe Festival is a packed schedule of mainly local talent ranging from cabaret, classical, comedy, dance, theatre, film, kids, literature, music and workshops. The streets of Brighton become the stage for Fringe City on 7, 21 and 28 May when most things are free and its brilliant fun. Other venues can be found in homes, shops, pubs, galleries, churches, the pier, even a beach hut ! you name it there is probably something going on there. Read more here: http://www.brightonfestivalfringe.org.uk
The Great Escape Festival if the daytime activities aren’t enough for you thenfrom 12-14 May in 300 venues across the city you can listen to 300 bands play. Would quench the thirst of most die hard music fans out there. There is everything from dance to indie to hiphop and so much more I’m not going to even start mentioning all the bands cos there are just so many. You’d better look and book here:http://escapegreat.com
Brighton Festival of Artists Open Houses OK I’ve saved the best for last (and I hope you’re still reading) because I will be exhibiting in the Brighton Artists Open Houses exhibit every weekend in May ! On May 7th & 8th, 14th & 15th, 21st & 22nd and 28th & 29th (every weekend) over 240 people open their homes for the likes of the public to see work from local artists, designers and makers. More details on this will be available online from 28 April and map/leaflets will be available locally: http://www.aoh.org.uk
I will be exhibiting my enamel jewellery, enamel panels and silversmithing work at 20a Springfield Road, Brighton BN1 6DA, part of the ‘Beyond the Level trail’ every Saturday and Sunday from 12-6pm. Please ring me for more details 0777 339 4413 or visit the websitehttp://www.beyond-the-level.org.uk
SO WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN MAY ?