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The annual Brighton Festival returns in 2013

Date Posted: 30/11/2012

The Brighton Festival is a three-week celebration of the arts across Brighton and Hove. Group visitors can enjoy the festival between 4th and 26th May.

Michael Rosen, who is a poet, writer, broadcaster and previous Children’s Laureate, has been confirmed as the guest director for the event.

Premiere of The Great Enormo

One of the highlights of the Brighton Festival is the premiere of The Great Enormo, a narrator and orchestra performance, which is written by Michael Rosen, and composed by James Morgan and Juliette Pochin.

Michael Rosen will narrate the piece while accompanied by the City of London Sinfonia.

Concert performances of Britten 

The Brighton Festival is also celebrating the Britten Centenary year with Britten: The Canticles.

Performers include Ian Bostridge, Iestyn Davies, Richard Watkins, Julius Drake and Sally Pryce.

Further festival highlights

Groups can enjoy the return of the Children’s Parade, which is expected to have over 4,000 participants.

Brighton Festival is also partnering with Collected Works to run the first ever Young City Reads. Readers across the city will be encouraged to read and review a yet to be announced book as well as attend a selection of themed cultural events.

My Life After, a political play, will be presented by one of Argentina’s most successful playwrights and performers, Lola Arias.

Group travel organisers will find full programme details when they are announced on 27th February.

For further group travel information visit

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