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Culture and Tourism
The City’s Tourism and Cultural industries play a major role in the night time economy to ensure it is both well-balanced and well-managed.
We have created a Cultural Quarter and granted licenses for outdoor eating and drinking, creating a cosmopolitan relaxed atmosphere at the heart of our major cultural attractions.
We have also invested heavily in renovating and improving lighting on the lower esplanade and the seafront to attract more restaurants and businesses to the area.
The city council in partnership with venues, community and voluntary groups and organisations across the city develops an annual programme of events and festivals.
White Night is an exciting cultural event which we launched in October 2008, when residents and visitors were encouraged to reclaim, rediscover and change perceptions about the city centre at night.
Tourism is a major contributor to the economy of the city currently valued at £407 million a year. 60% of this money comes from the 17% of visitors who stay overnight.
Visitor surveys show that evening entertainment and nightlife are reasons for visiting the city.
We have worked with the police to produce leaflets both for foreign language students and stag and hen parties.
We have won a silver award for excellence for our Visitor Information Centre at the National Enjoy England Awards
For more details, see our culture and tourism information [PDF 56kb]
View our case study - supporting and encouraging well managed festivals and events in Brighton & Hove
Take a look at our tourism website visitbrighton.com
Check out our events diary