Past Events

Past Event

Brighton Dome presents

Flarewave Festival

Celebrate creativity with a day of family-friendly activities and discussions led by Deaf artists, Flarewave.

Flarewave are a group of well-known Deaf artists, who this year are bringing the first ever Flarewave Festival to Brighton Dome.

Flarewave - a new Deaf Arts-led festival celebrating creativity, open to all. 

Welcome to pilot launch of Flarewave Festival: give it a try, feel creative, explore different ideas and get a sneak peek into what we have in store for the first major deaf festival in the South East in 2023.

West Corridor Entrance

10am-3pm Welcome desk and sign up

Don't miss out, sign up to grab a space in one or more of our exciting activities.

Mezzanine [16 people maximum at a time - book a space at the registration desk on the day]

10am-1pm Drop in Art Activity

2pm-3pm  Drop in Art Activity

Join Christopher Sacre making some Wonky Faces. Be an artist and get creative with all the family.


10am-3pm Stalls

2.15pm-2.45pm Q&A with David Ellington about the film he created with deaf young people (showing on the Dome landing throughout the day)

A chance to meet, to explore and find out more about organisations and artists passionate about creating a Deaf friendly arts industry.

Founders Room (limited capacity – first come first served, book a space at registration desk)

10am-1pm - Intro to the event with John Walker, and panel discussion with Paula Garfield, Liz Whitehead, Louise Stern & Sue Maclaine.

Festival welcome and opening panel led by John Walker. Join our panel of experts who will discuss how we can make 'A home for deaf and hard of hearing artists.'

2.15pm- 3.30pm Book club with Louise Stern + Richard France

Join Deaf book club, presented by Louise Stern and Richard France, find out more about these deaf authors and the importance of telling stories.

Landing Space

10am-3pm Film on loop throughout the day

Film premiere sharing a brand new film made by David Ellington and local deaf young people. Be part of the first audiences to see this exciting new film celebrating deaf identity.

Outside (limited capacity - please book a space at registration desk)

2pm-3pm - Tour

Get outside and join a deaf led cultural history tour, find out more about deaf Brighton.

This event is supported by Arts Council England 

Audio Brochure Event Listing:

Sat 24 Sep, 10am-4pm