Brighton Festival: best events and shows on Friday 13 May


The BRIGHTON festival continues today with spoken word performances as well as live piano recitals.

The festival runs until May 29 and features 150 events, exhibits, venues and performances over the next month.

Here is a list of some of the events for today, Friday the 13th:

Journeys from an absent present to a lost past at Fabrica in Duke Street, Brighton

Architect and artist Mohamad Hafez creates three-dimensional miniature scenes that draw inspiration from artists’ passion for street art and activism, and seek to raise global awareness of the ongoing Syrian conflict.

The 12 works on display at Fabrica are streetscapes, meticulously crafted using found objects, paint and scrap metal.

Until Sunday, May 29, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The exhibition is free

Window Gallery at Phoenix Art Space in Waterloo Place, Brighton

Artists from the Phoenix Art Space studio were invited to consider the theme of “reconstruction” for a group exhibition at the Window Gallery.

The works in this exhibition have been selected by Brighton Festival co-guest directors Marwa Al-Sabouni and Tristan Sharps

Wednesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Marian consort at All Saints Church in The Drive, Hove

A Dusk Concert at All Saints performing Musikalische Exequien by Schütz and the world premiere of a new work by David Fennessy

The Marian Consort performs a program that combines Schütz’s Musikalische Exequien with a specially commissioned work from David Fennessy.

Friday at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are £20, under 26s £15 and festival stand-by £10

The All Saints One Bread Café is open to ticket holders. Pre-concert aperitif available from 7:45 p.m.

Iyad Sughayer Lunchtime Recital at All Saints Church in The Drive, Hove

Jordanian-Palestinian pianist Iyad Sughayer has been singled out as ‘one to watch’ by International Piano magazine and recent highlights include an invitation to contribute to BBC London’s Arabic documentary Lockdown.

Watch and hear him perform an irresistible selection of works, including a new piece by Helen Ottaway inspired by a song sung by Palestinian women to their departed loved ones.

Friday at 1 p.m.

Tickets cost £10

The All Saints One Bread Café is open to ticket holders. Pre-concert aperitif available from 12:15 p.m.

The Patient Gloria at the Theater Royal Brighton in New Road, Brighton

“A mix of re-enactment, real-life footage and lived experience”, The Patient Gloria is a “gloriously cheeky meditation on therapy, misogyny and female desire. And it grabs psychotherapy where it really hurts”.

Today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets cost £10, £15, £18.50, £22.50

Under 26: £12.50

Members first night: £12.50

Festival stand-by: £10

16 years and over (contains scenes of a sexual nature, coarse language and adult themes)

Witness at the Attenborough Center for the Creative Arts, Falmer

Created by award-winning Brighton-based film artist Emma Critchley, Witness is a film installation connecting the human body to ice through underwater dance, speech and scientific imagery.

The film facility will be open and free during the day and for this UK premiere there will be paid evening screenings with the film’s soundtrack performed live in multiple languages.

Installation from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., last entry 45 minutes before closing – free

Performances at 5pm and 7pm – £5

Kate McIntosh’s work table at the Attenborough Center for the Creative Arts, Falmer

Worktable is a live installation of several pieces that are constantly moving and changing. Instructions are provided to visitors as well as equipment, safety glasses and materials.

The facility is open from 11am to 8pm, most visitors will spend 60 minutes, but are welcome to stay longer.

Tickets (£10) until Sunday are still available on the Brighton Festival website,

Summer Commission: Jade Montserrat at Brighton CCA at Grand Parade, Brighton

Jade Montserrat has been commissioned to undertake the summer 2022 commission at Brighton CCA Gallery.

The commission, which focuses on the articulation of Montserrat’s black stories, bodies and narratives, will consist of six new works spanning the galleries’ 45-metre façade.

This will be the artist’s first major public art commission in the UK.

It will last until Wednesday, June 1.

The Archive of favorite places, across the city

Residents of Brighton’s communities were asked questions and local studio Stephenson & weaved 12 tales into an immersive, city-wide exhibition of photography and sound.

Check the website for the map showing the locations and to download the accompanying app.

It will continue until Sunday, May 29


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