You have probably heard of the Edinburgh Festival that takes places every August in the Scottish capital but did you know that the largest arts festival in England, and one of the biggest in the world, happens every May in Brighton? And 2016 is a special year for the Brighton Festival as it celebrates its 50th year.
Throughout the month of May, across the city of Brighton & Hove, you can find a celebration of all things creative from the worlds of art, theatre, music, dance, literature, visual arts, performance, comedy and cabaret to name only a few. The warmer spring weather (fingers crossed!), the seaside and the variety of different components - Brighton Festival, Brighton Fringe Festival, House Festival and Artists Open Houses - make the city an exciting place to be!
To help celebrate its 50th year, Brighton festival have appointed the world famous artist and musician Laurie Anderson as Guest Director.
Artists Open Houses, the biggest free arts event in Britain, is a great way to explore the city and see inside people's homes. Artists open the doors of their houses to the public who can do a tour, meet and talk with the artist and have the opportunity to buy artworks and crafts directly. Works include paintings, photography, jewellery, sculpture, print-making, ceramics and textiles.
Why not take the opportunity to experience this vibrant city at an exciting time by taking an English language course at the city's leading language school, The English Language Centre, which opens its historic building at 33 Palmeira Mansions to the public during the festival? You can spend the daytime improving your English and your free time in the afternoons, evenings and weekends exploring the festival. Contact us for more information about our English courses.