A colourful mural is painted on a wall. There are lots of hands and hearts adorning a background which echoes a sunrise. In front of the wall is a bench and a bike rack
Image credit: Andrew Hasson

Our Place

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival in Your Community

Our Place logo. The words 'Our Place' wit a rainbow above

A free celebration of creativity across the city, Our Place commissions artists to create work with and for the communities of Hangleton and Knoll, East Brighton, and Moulsecoomb and Bevendean.

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival work in partnership with community steering groups to select, programme and produce art projects, performances and events for their communities, taking place in their neighbourhoods.

Throughout the year we work with the communities on:

Audience Club

Through our Audience Club, we provide opportunities for the community to see and participate in free cultural events at Brighton Dome, and in Brighton Festival, as well as across the city.

Primary School Tours

We programme theatre performances into primary schools across the areas to reach as many children as possible. This year we are working with Half a String Theatre to tour ‘Breathe’ a live puppetry performance celebrating nature and finding space in a buzzing community.

Library Performances

In partnership with Brighton and Hove Libraries, we present family performances and workshops in community libraries so that families can enjoy some FREE creative activities close to home.

In January 2024 we are touring ‘Full of Surprises’ meeting Nelly Heritage, a time traveller who needs help from audiences to tell her stories.

Artist in Residence

Each Spring, an Artist or groups of Artists work together with the steering groups to create innovative, accessible artistic projects with community inclusion at their heart. These always culminate in a celebratory sharing during the Festival in May.

For more information on any of our activities and to see how you can get involved, please contact Our.Place@brightondome.org

 

'We have worked with Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival for the last 5 years and Our Place is THE talked about event within the whole of the Hangleton and Knoll Community. The benefit to our area that Brighton Festival provides is priceless. Our community can experience events and shows that they wouldn’t normally experience due to the wide range of different and inclusive activities that Brighton Festival provide. They pride themselves on their inclusivity, always thinking of every need possible when programming, going above and beyond to ensure there is an activity for everyone.' 
 

Gemma Powell, Manager, Hangleton Community Centre