21 May 2014

B.fest takes over with more than 40 events hitting Brighton & Hove

Hundreds are set to attend B.fest (Brighton Youth Arts Festival) with more than 40 events happening over eight days across the city including live music, MC rappers vs poets, theatre, art, skate and much more.

The exciting and vibrant festival, which runs during half term, will launch tonight (Wednesday 21 May 7.30-9pm) at Jubilee Library with free admission, music, activities and giveaways.

B.fest originally started by Brighton & Hove City Council 5 years ago is being run by the voluntary sector for the second year with council support.

Young people have been involved from the outset promoting and organising this year’s B-fest using social media, creating booklets, flyering posters, branding design and events management.

Cllr Sue Shanks, Chair of the Children & Young People Committee, said: “This year’s B.fest has had hardworking young people pour 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 something we as a council are proud to be part of.”

Find out more details from the B.fest website here