Brighton Bites in May

Brighton PierBrighton and Arts go together like fish, chips and screaming seagulls, and there’s no better time than May to visit and check out what’s on offer.

With Brighton Festival and Fringe, Charleston Festival and Artists’ Open House, there’s literally too much to cram into the month!

Add in sun, sea and ice cream, and the perfect day out is waiting down by the coast.

1. Brighton Festival // 3rd – 25th May

A jam packed programme of music, theatre, live art, dance, circus, film.. the list goes on! I saw Ida Barr’s Mash Up at the Dome as part of the Festival last weekend.

2. Brighton Fringe // 3rd May – 1st June

An open access festival for all art forms, on for 4 weeks for the second year running.

3. House 2014 // 3rd – 25th May

Brighton and Hove’s curated and commissioned visual arts festival. Something I only just found out about but want to go to!

4. Artists Open House Festival // every weekend in May

I’ve been itching to visit more Artists Open Houses after following Brighton based artist Philippa Stanton on Instagram under moniker 5ftinf.

5. Charleston Festival // 16th – 26th May

Set in former Bloomsbury Group house with beautiful grounds, inspiring talks from authors, and a special 25th anniversary being celebrated this year.

And, as May blurs into June, and then into May next year, here’s some dates for your diary!


University of Brighton Faculty of Arts Graduate Degree Show // 7th – 14th June 2014

The Great Escape // 14th – 16th May 2015

See you there!

Photo: from personal collection