Seaside Fun & The Brighton Festival – A Lovely Day Trip from London!


Taking Flight over the West Pier in Brighton

Birds Taking Flight over the West Pier in Brighton

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside! Especially, when there is a festival to enjoy. The Brighton Festival 2015 runs this year from May 2-24, so it’s the perfect time to  head to the so-called ‘London-by-Sea’ for three weeks of dance, circus, art, film, literature, debate, outdoor and family events, all curated by writer Ali Smith, on the theme of ‘Taking Flight’.

The Apple Family Plays

The Apple Family Plays

Now in its 49th year, the Brighton Festival looks just as fresh as a dip in the English Channel. Look out for highlights including The Apple Family Plays, a series of four plays performed over two days by Tony Award winner Richard Nelson. A draw along with top children’s illustrator Nick Sharratt, and a talk on all things Moomin.

Book tickets for all things Moomins!

Book tickets for all things Moomins!

There is also political debate with columnist Zoe Williams and an election 2015 debrief, the day after the UK general election, with a top panel of British political speakers. There is also music, dance and a whole host of mini events scattered across the city courtesy of the Brighton Fringe.

For top tips on what to do during your Brighton trip, check out our blog post here. Trains take approximately an hour from London Victoria or London Bridge station. Tickets for the festival are on sale now, so what are you waiting for? Dip your toes into this cultural feast.

(All images courtesy of Brighton Festival 2015)

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