The month of May traditionally, is the month of Brighton & Hove’s annual arts and culture festival.
Brighton Festival 2012 will take place from 5 – 27 May
Three weeks of unrivalled arts celebration! It’s an event not to miss. If you’re in Brighton this Bank Holiday Weekend, why not pop along to…..
The Sea of Voices at Fabrica Art Gallery
This interactive seafront walk is inspired by our attraction to the ocean and the coastal histories that have shaped our environment. The specially commissioned project sends us off on a guided audio-visual encounter with Brighton’s distinctive seascape. Starting at Fabrica, we embark on a walk – solo or in a group. En route we are invited to peer through telescopes, as we explore the imagery, mythology and history of the coast, past and present.
Contemplating notions of place and time, and examining our own changing relationships with the sea, we become co-creators of a unique, thoughtprovoking experience.
Invisible Flock are an interactive arts trio based in West Yorkshire. Their work ranges from installations and games to performance and public art. They are interested in the subversion of social space and creating work for unusual locations.
This is a co-commission in response to The Boat Project. A partnership between Fabrica, Lighthouse, Blast Theory, Photoworks, Brighton Festival and the University of Brighton, Faculty of Arts. The work is part of RELAY – Contemporary art in the south east of England commissioned in response to London 2012.
Or if your more into dance and perfomance, how about….
A stunning new open air show from the creators of Parklife (BF 2010), Labyrinth (Eden Project) and Tabú…
Two trucks block Hove Park. They disgorge their contents, creating an obstacle to normal paths and daily routines.
Suddenly, the wind is rising. People are constructing defences to protect themselves from the storm. They hurry to bring tyres, ladders and other objects in impossible volumes. The barricade they build, a spectacular aerial playground, sets the scene for a maelstrom of breathtaking circus. In this powerful story of separation and unity, acrobats, aerialists and tightrope walkers explore the mighty human effort required to overcome the walls, barriers and defenses we find, or place, in our path.
Barricade invokes a glorious spirit of resistance to empower its people to fight for freedom. A freedom from their own fear, doubt and suspicion.
Barricade has been created for the European Zone of Artistic Projects (ZEPA) a European network promoting the development of streetarts supported by the INTERREG IVA (CHANNEL) ENGLAND cross -border programme
Visit the Brighton Festival website here to see what else is happening this Bank Holiday Weekend – their are at least 17 different attractions to go to each day! Make sure you visit the local patisseries and independent restaurants and cafe’s too! Brighton and Hove really do have some brilliant places to eat and drink.
The small batch coffee company is one of my favourite places to go!
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s blog where we continue our countdown to the Diamond Jubilee – 29 days to go!