13 June 2013

10 days of music and mayhem at B.fest

Hundreds of people attended B.fest youth festival events including a skate film festival, a MCs VS Poets Slam, retro night, gallery exhibition and a gig night over the half term period  - 25 May to 1 June.

Building on the excellent foundation of Brighton Youth Arts Festival over the past 5 years, B.fest brought together over 40 different organisations and collectives over an action packed 10 days.

Young people were involved in every step of the festival, helping with design, publicity and organisation. The festival brought in local contributors and artists, as well as talent from as far away as New York. Over 500 people visited the launch evening at Jubilee library.

Kerry Clarke, Strategic Commissioner, Children Services, said: “The success of B.fest has to be put down to the hardworking young people who poured their creativity and energy into making it happen.

“This festival gives young people living in our city a voice, and an opportunity to build on and showcase their skills. It’s definitely something to be proud of.”

Notes to Editors

Photographs available on request

B.fest video made by local blogger Bish Bash Bosh