Brighton Festival

‘Brighton Festival has been at the forefront… an arts festival that makes connections with the real world’ The Times

Brighton festival
Performers with the pavilion in the background

Brighton Festival is a popular annual event: It takes place in a variety of venues across Brighton & Hove each May. Join the celebration of music, theatre, dance, circus, art, film, literature, debate, outdoor and family events!

Leading Arts Festival

Established in 1967, the festival has become one of Europe’s leading arts festivals. It has an ambitious and daring programme which makes the most of the city’s distinctive cultural atmosphere. It draws on some of the most innovative artists and companies from the UK and across the world.

Festival 2020

Brighton Festival 2020 will open on Sat 2nd May and run until 24th. It will open with the popular Children’s Parade, produced in partnership with a Brighton based community arts charity.

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However ‘Brighton Fridge’ events run throughout May 2020 from the 1st to 31st.

Stay in Steyning at Rosebud Cottage

Find out about Rosebud Cottage in Steyning: Brighton is just 10 miles away. Trains run from Shoreham to Brighton every 10 or 15 minutes. There is also an hourly bus service from Steyning.

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Brighton Half Marathon

Brighton Half Marathon

This fun event takes place each year in February. One of the first major ‘halfs’ in the running calendar, the race is now one of the most popular races in the UK.

brighton half marathon

The start and finish of the race are on Madeira Drive next to the Steve Ovett statue. You can see maps of the full course and the race village here. The race start time is 9am…

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Visit Brighton in the Winter

Visit Brighton in the winter: Avoid the crowds and find plenty of things to do!


The observation tower!

The British Airways observation tower operates throughout the year. Choose a day with good visibility and you can see fantastic views over Brighton, the Sussex coat and the surrounding countryside. You will glide up to 450 feet in a fully enclosed glass viewing pod.

British Airways Observation Tower

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Brighton Beach and Pier

Walk along the promenade and enjoy the empty beaches. I took this photo in February.

Brighton Pier is open every day of the year (apart from Christmas Day) and admission is free.

brighton royal pavilion ice rink

Visit Brighton in the winter: The Royal Pavilion Ice Rink

The Royal Pavilion is another fascinating place which is open all year.

Outside each winter you will find a magical ice rink – open to the public each year from early November to mid  January.

It’s beautiful, twinkly, romantic and child-friendly… if you don’t want to skate you can enjoy beautiful food in their rink side bar and restaurant.

Winter visits

Brighton may be the UK’s most popular tourist resort for overseas visitors but they must stay when it is warmer! Could the winter be the best time to visit?

The picturesque small town of Steyning is within easy reach of Brighton .. just 10 miles away. Stay in cosy Rosebud Cottage!

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Rosebud Cottage in Steyning


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