Welcome to the fourth year of B.fest, Brighton’s Youth Arts Festival

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 2016 invites you to share the bravest and the best of youth arts in Brighton.


B.fest is a project from the Brighton & Hove Youth Collective. Thanks for financial support go to Brighton City Council. The festival would also be impossible without the support of local businesses & other organisations listed below who offer much needed equipment, space, donations, sponsorship or advice.


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.

Find our programme at Jubilee Library, Brighton Dome, Brighton Youth Centre and other venues across the city


Participating Organisations

There is a stack of organisations involved in or supporting B.fest, check them out!

Little Green Pig

Lucy Gledhill

Miss Represented

Onca Gallery

Our Future City

Patcham Youth Centre


Player Research

Point Blank

Rocket Artists


Self-Managed Learning College

Sew Fabulous

Sinna 1

Starboard Festival

Sussex Partnership NHS trust Brighton and Hove social services

The Charlotte Miller Art Project

The Deans Youth Project

The Jubilee Library



The Open Market

The Trust for Developing Communities

The Young Carers Project

We are the people too – Youth record label

Whitehawk Art Group

Whitehawk Young Women’s Group

Whitehawk Youth Group

Windmill Young Actors

Joe Willis

Kemp Town Carnival

Laser Zone

Brighton Youth Centre

Brighton Youth Theatre


Events Team

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

Photographs by Liam Teague
Design by Seamus White and Jack Stephenson
Website by Chloë King

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.”

Scott Adams