‘Brighton Festival has been at the forefront… an arts festival that makes connections with the real world’ The Times
Brighton Festival is a popular annual event: It usually 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.
Hopefully Brighton Festival will be able to run in 2021. It usually opens with the popular Children’s Parade, produced in partnership with a Brighton based community arts charity.
‘Brighton Fridge’ events usually run throughout May from the 1st to 31st.
Stay in Steyning at Rosebud Cottage
Find out about Rosebud Cottage in Steyning: https://steyningcottages.co.uk 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.
The Brighton Half Marathon race takes place each year in February. It is one of the first major half marathons in the running calendar and is now one of the most popular races in the UK.
The flat course provides a great introduction for novice runners and a fantastic training run for those working up to a full marathon distance.
Last year just under 8,000 runners took part in the event. It passes several of the city’s landmarks along the 13.1-mile route, including the Royal Pavilion, piers and Hove beach huts
The 13.1-mile race starts at Madeira Drive. Runners turn right at the Sea Life Centre towards Blind Veterans UK, further along the coast in Ovingdean. After that runners make a sharp turn on the road before the Greenways Roundabout. This brings them back west towards Brighton taking in cliff top and panoramic city views
A Wheelchair Race, Relay and Youth Races are also part of this event which, in 2020, is celebrating 30 years of running.
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.
The London to Brighton Veteran Race is the longest-running motoring event in the world. The first race was in 1896, and it has taken place most years since its initial revival in 1927. To qualify, the cars must have been built before 1905.
It always takes place on the first Sunday in November…
Cars leave London from sunrise. They start to arrive on the sea front, at Brighton, from about 10:00 and then throughout the day till the check-in closing time of 16:30.
On the day the Veteran cars are allowed to use Brighton’s bus lanes.
This is a very popular event which I thoroughly recommend.