Oska Bright Film Festival
MADE BRIGHTON 2015
MON 9 - WEDS 11 NOV www.oskabright.co.uk
THURS 19 - SUN 22 NOV www.brighton-made.co.uk
Award-winning international film and digital media festival Oska Bright returns to Brighton Dome on Mon 9 - Weds 11 Nov. A joint venture between Arts Council England’s learning disability arts charity Carousel and JUNK TV, this bi-annual event is run by, and for, learning disabled people. It aims to provide a platform for a range of innovative, striking and quirky works. Bringing together filmmakers, film lovers and learning disabled people, the event demonstrates the impact of the arts on our communities with over 100 screenings, masterclasses, Q&A sessions and an award ceremony.
Celebrating its 10th year, the annual contemporary Made Brighton fair comes to Brighton Dome’s Corn Exchange on Thurs 19 - Sun 22 Nov. Offering the public the opportunity to buy original pieces of craft and design direct from the best local and national makers, this event has become firmly established as a friendly, accessible and top quality show.
Universally accessible, this diverse festival provides a unique opportunity to challenge common perceptions of who can create great art, offering recognition and engagement with the wider cultural community for all participating artists.
Showcasing handcrafted, unique and often quirky works including jewellery, textiles, ceramics, basketry, glassware, furniture, home accessories and fashion to thousands of visitors, this is one of the best arts and crafts fairs on the South Coast.
Brighton Fringe 2016 opens for business FRI 6 MAY-SUN 5 JUNE www.brightonfringe.org Brighton Fringe opened registration for 2016 recently, offering musicians, dancers, jugglers, comedians, actors and artists of every shape and form the opportunity to take part in one of England’s biggest arts events. “The beauty of Brighton Fringe’s format is that it is completely open access, meaning anybody can take part, putting on whatever you want to do, wherever you want to do it,” said Julian Caddy, Managing Director of Brighton Fringe. “This allows for the widest variety of arts events to be found anywhere in the country.” Online event registration is open until Fri 29 Jan. All artists wanting to showcase their talent can perform at any venue of their choice – from their front room to an extensive theatre. To sign up, complete the online registration form at: www.registration.brightonfringe.org
Sons and Mothers (feature film)
Exotic Creatures visit The Royal Pavilion SAT 14 NOV - SUN 28 FEB www.brightonmuseums.org.uk A new exhibition examining animals in royal collections, menageries and early zoos, and political beasts in the period 1750 - 1850, comes to Brighton’s The Royal Pavilion on Sat 14 Nov – Sun 28 Feb. Visitors can discover the fascinating story of the first living giraffe in the UK, given to George IV as a diplomatic gift in 1827, and the history of travelling troupes performing in London and Brighton.
In addition, to help with the cost of putting on a show, Brighton Fringe has secured several funding schemes (with more to be confirmed), including the returning Pebble Trust Brighton Fringe Awards, match funding from Crowdfunder.co.uk, plus bursaries from Encore Insure and the Irene Mensah Award. During and after event registration, all participants benefit from professional advice, support and resources offered by Brighton Fringe, including a programme of free Professional Development workshops with expert speakers and one-on-one sessions to guide participants through all aspects of putting on an event. Subjects covered include marketing, budgeting, finance and social media, amongst others. The Brighton Fringe Friends membership scheme returns, offering the city’s fastest-growing loyalty card scheme. Members benefit from huge savings in Brighton’s favourite bars, cafes, restaurants, spas and hotels all year round. During the festival period, Friends receive 2-4-1 ticket offers, priority bookings, no booking fees and invites to VIP events.