Welcome to the fifth year of B.fest, Brighton’s Youth Arts Festival
B.fest is an unfunded (STOP PRESS:Thank you to the Co operative for a generous donation from your members) mainly free festival that aims to bring Arts and Culture closer to young people involving them in every aspect of planning, organising, designing and performing. When you’re a teenager it matters what your friends do so we try and get your friends performing , making films, making cakes, taking photographs, writing stories and whatever else we can think of
– because then you might too!
All year round B.fest brings together young people and organisations from across the city to create a festival that focuses on 13-19 year olds, but is open to everyone. At the core of making B.fest happen is our Events Team – over 30 young people who meet regularly to plan and shape the festival. Encompassing music, photography, performance, poetry, stand-up, fashion and all things creative, B.fest 2017 invites you to share the bravest and the best of youth arts in Brighton.
B.fest is produced by the Brighton and Hove Youth collective and is part of the Brighton Fringe. Young people are involved in all aspects of the festival: from planning to performance.
There is a stack of organisations involved in or supporting B.fest, check them out!
Act up Speak Out
Carden Park Youth Centre
Coop Funeral Care
Floodlights Theatre Company
In Defence of Youth Work
Little Green Pig
Our Future City
Patcham Youth Centre
Sussex Partnership NHS trust Brighton and Hove social services
The Jubilee Library
We are the people too – Youth record label
Whitehawk Art Group
Whitehawk Young Women’s Group
Whitehawk Youth Group
Brighton Youth Theatre
Nate Collington-Exe, Amy Ramsey, Ava Finnis-Brown, Dearbhaile Hunt, Scout Sterling, Em Cockerton- Smith, Farrah Jane/Grant, George Hansen, George Sargent, Holly Brunton, Jamie Cadman, Jasmine Wells, Luke Downard, Luke Hopkins, Oona Cambell, Tia Alexander, Ziggy Jameson-Franks, Alfie Brooks, Ben Nidman, Benjamin Porter, Benjamin Nicholson, Bradley Case, Calvin Miller, Chessie Hayden, Harmony Kinnear, Hollie Mattison, Hannah Waterman, Josh scott, Lee Routly, Lewis MacNamara, Lucy Liledhill, Meredith Rowan, Orson Plant, Radha Lingham,
Ryan Dees, Satya Lingham, Zac Truran
Coordination, Production Management, Artistic Direction and Youth Participation was lead by the team at BYC including Mike Roe, Hannah Coxeter & Charlotte Allen.
“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes, art is knowing which ones to keep.”