Brighton has been voted as one of the top three happiest places to be in the UK. Creativity and freedom is at the forefront of Brighton’s thriving culture, and with its inclusive and eclectic vibes, it certainly has much more to offer than your average university city.
Brighton or “London by Sea” to use it’s other name, has over 30,000 students currently studying here, a beach on the doorstep, North Laine and The Lanes both of which are full of independent shops and entertainment businesses selling everything from clothes to music, furniture and art. There are many theatres and live performance venues across the city, hundreds of bars, pubs and clubs and a vibrant gay scene, it’s a place where “being you” is celebrated and is very much in line with our ethos.
Brighton is the digital capital of the UK. It is a hub of creativity and an epicentre for the arts. Throughout May the city hosts England’s largest arts festival with The Brighton Festival, The Brighton Fringe and the No 1 new music festival in EuropeThe Great Escape bringing together musicians, artists, actors and comedians in one amazing month, generating a fantastic melting pot of talent to inspire you and offering you an opportunity to get involved. All y ear round the city is packed with free music events and pop-up gigs. It’s also host to international music festivals including The Great Escape, Shakedown, Together the People and Love Supreme.
This annual arts festival which takes place in the city of Brighton and Hove in England each May. It was founded in 1965 as part of the Federation of Brighton Student’s Arts-Rag Week. It is England’s largest annual festival.The 2006 festival organised over 200 events during 23 days which were attended by over 500,000 people. The festival includes 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 use exclusively for the festival.
The Festival regularly commissions new work from companies such as DV8 Physical Theatre; 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 multimedia collaboration between Chuck Palahniuk, Irvine Welsh and Orbital‘s Phil Hartnoll; also 2006′s “Warp Moves”, a collaboration between artists from Warp Records and dancers from Random Dance.For 2017 Kate Tempest has been named as guest director confirming the festivals undeniable feel for exciting new work.