Art returns safely back in venues for Brighton Festival’s third week

Art returns safely back in venues for Brighton Festival’s third week

Monday 17 May will see the start of the third week of Brighton Festival 2021 and the beginning of indoor events as theatres, galleries and art installations are able to open following the government’s advice.

Brighton Dome’s Concert Hall reopens with classical concerts from world renowned musicians including Chineke! Chamber Ensemble and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, contemporary music from Cornish-Welsh musician Gwenno and the return of Live is Alive! showcasing the best of Brighton’s music scene.

On Dukes Lane, two shops are transformed into art installations from actress Jane Horrocks and theatre director Tim Crouch and Fabrica becomes a fairytale forest as it opens Olafur Eliasson’s The Forked Forest Path. The Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts welcomes HALO, a multisensory experience fusing art, science and music.

Further afield a new adaptation of The War of the Worlds by Rhum & Clay Theatre Company opens at Worthing’s Connaught Theatre. And at Brighton Girls School, much loved authors and writers will be in conversation, including Craig Brown on The Beatles and writers Aida Edemariam, Nikesh Shukla and filmmaker Stella Corradi discuss how they tackle the retelling of history.

Brighton Festival 2021 features nearly 100 events, performances and installations, both as specially commissioned online projects, as livestreams and across multiple outdoor and indoor locations extending from Brighton to Worthing until 31 May. The festival’s guest director is British and Ethiopian poet, playwright and broadcaster, Lemn Sissay MBE.

In line with regulations, all ticketed events are required to be booked in advance.  All events will be equipped for social distancing, including reduced capacity seating, bookings in household bubbles and full safety measures implemented across all sites.

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