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Brunswick Festival 2019 – A Movie

Brunswick Festival 2019

The 17th and 18th August 2019 the Brunswick Festival in the square celebrated its 38th birthday with music dance food and a lot more.
Organised by a group of volunteers and local residents living in Brunswick , the festival brings every August a programme of free and fun activities for all
Special guest this year was artist ‘Cassette Lord’ who created a piece of artwork live at the event – auctioned as a fundraiser at the end of the festival.
I spoke with the event coordinator and the artist “Cassettelord”

William Ranieri reports

Posted by Latest TV on Monday, August 19, 2019

Festival Music ’19

Saturday 17th August

12pm -Cascade choir
1 pm – TBC
2 pm – Cracklin’ Griffins – folk 5 piece
3 pm – One Flight Up – Jazz / Funk
4 pm – Dolly Doom – ska
5 pm – Tragic Roundabout – Klezmer / ska
6 pm – Fish Brothers – Punky/Folk
7 pm – Blocs – Ian Dury Tribute

8 pm END

Sunday 18th August

12pm -Brighton school of singing – youth showcase
1 pm – 13 Pearls – youth showcase
2 pm – New Soul Union – Soul
3 pm – John Lewis – Country blues
4 pm – children’s parade – Maracatu Samba
5 pm – Polito Boogaloo – Latin/ Afro Columbian
6 pm – Carlos and the Bandidos – Rock n Roll with Mexican Twist
7 pm – DJ Bmore Mc Vowty – world Music

8 pm END

LATEST MUSIC INFO HERE

Scruffs ’18


Video by Dora Nightingale

Dazzle Diamond and Vlad’s puppet shows kept us entertained on a gentle, drizzly summer day.
Here’s the best in show, Ruby….

and Mercy, winner of the “waggiest tail” category.

Sponsors, Funding and Thanks

Festival Supporters:

A big thank you to the many organisations and individuals who regularly support the festival in so many ways!

Brighton & Hove City Council
Friends of Brunswick Square and Terrace
Friends of St. Ann’s Well Gardens
BHCC Animal Welfare Team
BIMM
First Base

An extra big thank you to our fantastic team of volunteers! You know who you are! The festival would not happen without you!!!


VOLUNTEERS – WE NEED YOUR HELP!

To find out more about how to volunteer with the festival, please follow this link:

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Festival Funders 2019:

Thanks again and again to PRIndustrial tools of Hove for supplying the Generators for the Bar…..and Stage…. once again this year!


Festival Funders 2018:
A Big thanks to Julie at Punctured for sponsoring the bar this year….

A HUGE THANK YOU to these guys yet again for sponsoring and powering our main stage! Much appreciated!!!

Sponsors of Scruff’s Dog Show 2018 – Brices Estate Agents

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Festival Funders 2017: A Massive THANK YOU to these guys for sponsoring and powering our main stage! Much appreciated!!!

And  Punctured yet again. Thank you!

And  ‘Healthy Eating Around the World’

We are delighted to announce that Brunswick Festival has once again received a grant of £850 from Brighton and Hove Food Partnership as part of the ‘The City that Cooks and Eats Together’ scheme to help promote healthy eating and encourage awareness around food waste. Our project has partnered with Justlife, offering opportunities for vulnerable or isolated people who might not normally have the chance to enjoy cook or enjoy a sit down meal in a social situation, to do just that. Each cookery session will focus on a recipe from a particular country or culture. People will learn about the different ingredients used, food traditions, culinary customs and dining etiquette of different parts of the world or different cultures. If you’d be interested in joining us as a ‘guest chef’ and sharing your favourite recipes, then please get in touch.

Sponsors of Scruff’s Dog Show 2017 – Brices Estate Agents

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and for sponsoring the category “Waggiest Tail” at Scruffs a big thanks to :


Festival Funders 2016:

‘Healthy Eating Around the World’

We are delighted to announce that we have received a grant of £850 from Brighton and Hove Food Partnership as part of the ‘The City that Cooks and Eats Together’ scheme to help promote healthy eating and encourage awareness around food waste.
Our outreach project has partnered with Justlife and First Base, offering opportunities for members of the homeless community and other marginalised people who might not normally have the chance to enjoy cook or enjoy a sit down meal in a social situation, to do just that.
Each cookery session will focus on a recipe from a particular country or culture. People will learn about the different ingredients used, food traditions, culinary customs and dining etiquette of different parts of the world or different cultures.
If you’d be interested in joining us as a ‘guest chef’ and sharing your favourite recipes, then please get in touch.

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Festival Sponsors 2016:

Are you a local business? Would you like to sponsor Brunswick Festival this year?

We are happy to tailor sponsorship packages to suit your individual business requirements, interests and budgets. Packages start from £100 upwards.

Download a sponsorship pack HERE

A BIG Thank you to Baron Estates for taking our a ‘Platinum’ Sponsorship package!!! Look out for the Baron Estates team in the children’s area this year, they’ll be painting faces for free.

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And a BIG thank you too, to our first ‘Silver Sponsor’ – Punktured !

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Grants :

‘Brunswick Community Safety’ Project – Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Safety Grant

We are delighted to announce that Brunswick Festival has received a grant of £5000 from the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Safety Fund which offers financial support to local organisations and projects that aim to reduce crime and improve community safety.

The project will work together with local organisations such as First Base and Justlife to engage members of Brighton’s homeless community, ex offenders and other marginalised groups in a range of creative learning and social activities (arts, crafts, music, gardening), vocational training (first aid, food safety, steward training) and opportunities for volunteering at Brunswick Festival events. The project will help develop transferable skills, improving opportunities for work and future life chances. Through working together with different people from diverse backgrounds and situations the project seeks to improve community cohesion and safety.

Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, said:

“Brunswick Festival is a fantastic community event so I am delighted to be able to provide support through my Safer in Sussex Fund. This outreach project works with many marginalised groups including homeless people, refugees and ex-offenders to develop their skills and reduce anti-social behaviour.
“Brunswick Festival offers a range of vocational training activities, practical skills development, such as food hygiene, first aid and steward training courses as well as creative learning workshops in subjects ranging from photography to cookery.
These activities help their clients develop a variety of transferable skills, both personally and in employment, through hands-on experience of working and volunteering in a community and event environment.
This all culminates in a fun filled family programme that features all kinds of fun-filled entertainment from dance to puppetry as well as food. My community safety fund supports a wide range of projects that help achieve the objectives in our Police & Crime Plan.”

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Brighton & Hove City Council – Community Festival Grant

We are delighted to announce that Brunswick Festival has received a £1500 Community Festival grant from Brighton and Hove City Council towards staging the events

Brighton and Hove City Council grant panel said:

“Brunswick Community Festival is one of the City’s highest profile neighbourhood celebrations and the Festival group works with a wide range of third sector partners to ensure continuing high quality”

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Festival Sponsors 2015:

A big thank you to our festival sponsors for 2015!

Justin Lloyd (Gold package festival sponsors)

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Brices (Rural Day & Scruffs Dog Show winners’ trophy sponsor)

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Stop Press and a big Thank you!!

Brunswick Festival has just received a Community Festival grant of £1500 from Brighton and Hove City Council.
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Festival Supporters:

A big thank you to all the many organisations and individuals who support the festival in so many ways!

Brighton & Hove City Council
Friends of Brunswick Square and Terrace
First Base
BIMM
St. Ann’s Well Gardens
The Farm Tavern
BHCC Animal Welfare

An extra big thank you to our fantastic team of volunteers! You know who you are!

Latest funding news:

Brunswick Community Festival Group is delighted to announce that it has just been awarded £5000 by the Sussex Community Foundation to deliver another programme of educational activity working with the homeless community from First Base. The project will work towards a winter event to highlight issues facing homeless people during the winter months as temperatures drop to below zero.

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Previous grants:

European Social Fund – Learning & Skills Council

Big Lottery, Awards for All

Festival Music ’18

The Bikini Beach Band will be making an appearance this year, creating their fun surf noir sound, whilst wearing a sartorial Fez or four.

SATURDAY

Final lineup and running order…….

Cascade Creative Recovery Choir 12.00 – 12.30 pm

Dryadic – Captivating and luscious folk music  1.00 – 1.45 pm.

Catfish Kings – Rock n’ Roll from the Catfish Kings  2.00 – 2.45pm.

Tragic Roundabout – 3.00 – 3.45pm

Little Victor – Great Blues Trio with Little Victor – 4.00 – 4.45pm
Multiple Award-winning Little Victor a.k.a “The Beale Street Blues Bopper” (Louisiana Red, RL Burnside, Tav Falco’s Panther Burns…) will be playing a special show at Brunswick Festival in Brunswick Square on Saturday August 18 from 4pm to 4.45pm to celebrate the release of his new album DELUXE LO-FI teaming up with legendary Daniel Jeanrenaud (Kingsnakes, Chuck Berry, Flamin’ Groovies…) and the great Jason Reay for a set of old-school rockin’ blues and boogie…don’t miss it!

The Dials – A great local band – catch the Dials between  5.00 – 5.45pm

The Blox – Looking forward to seeing the Blox between 6.00 – 7.00pm

DJ Bmore McVowty and his World Music Express closing Saturday between 7.00 – 8.00pm

SUNDAY

Brighton School of Singing 12.00 – 12.30

Madelyn Soul Band  12.45 – 1.30pm

The Cracklin Griffins 2.30 – 3.00pm

One Flight Up – One Flight Up puts out a supercharged cocktail of social conscience soul, mixed with 60’s funky jazz , infused with the essence of the blues. Brighton/London based, Vikki Parker out front on vocals, James Farebrother keys, Steve Early sax, Nick Marchant bass, Phil McDonald drums between 3.30 – 4.15pm

Brunswick Children’s Parade with Maracatu – 4.15 – 4.45pm

Bikini Beach Band – Back by popular demand…the Kings of Surf Noir! Don’t miss them – Sunday 19th August between  5.00 – 5.45pm

Son Pikkante – catch them on Sunday 19th at 6pm – playing irresistible blend of Afro-Colombian roots music – with a little bit of Haitian Voodoo thrown in for good measure….
between 6.00 – 6-45pm

DJ Bmore McVowty and his World Music Express closing the festival between 7.00 – 8.00pm

Scruffs ’17

Here are a few images taken earlier, on what was yet another fun and sun filled day at Scruff’s dog show in St Ann’s Well Gardens, on the first weekend of the Brunswick Festival. Keep checking back for more images and the results.
Thank you all… you’re wonderful!

Best in show, Yogi


Dog most like it’s owner


Pets as therapy

The show begins

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Here’s Daisy dozing in the Sun wearing the most elegant “cone” we’ve ever seen

A Polite Notice

Whilst we love dogs, we have been asked by the Friends of Brunswick Square & Terrace to support them in their endeavour to keep Brunswick Square a DOG FREE ZONE. There is a Local Council bye-law which prohibits dogs in the Square, and local residents are keen to ensure the Square remains a safe and dog poo free place for people to enjoy and particularly for young children to play freely. Please help us to support this initiative and keep the residents and council happy by not bringing your dogs to the Festival.

If you do have a dog, and want to join us for some canine capers, then come along to Rural Day and Scruffs Dog Show on 13th August in St Ann’s Well Gardens. All hounds are welcome at this event!

Festival Music ’17

We’ve got some great bands booked for you again this year and HERE’S the full lineup. Headlining on Saturday and back by popular demand we have The Ska Vengers who will be stopping by Brunswick Square on their European Tour! Here’s an image from last years Ska Vengers Sunday set.

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THE BRILLIANT CRACKLIN’ GRIFFINS – first band of the festival 1pm Saturday.

Some great emerging talent from the young voices of Brighton School of Singing! Catch them as part of the youth showcase on Sunday 20th 12noon.
Brighton School of Singing

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New to the festival stage, Loop The Moon…….. Check them out HERE
Welcome!!! 2pm on Sunday.

Long time festival favourites, Tragic Roundabout will be performing on Sunday at 5pm

And a dancin’ Sunday session from Pollito Boogaloo…featuring fabulous Latin rhythms with a special Cumbia twist….nice!!!!!

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Another splendid band confirmed for Sunday – Stevie Watts’ Massive Organ Trio – Gritty Hammond Grooves with 60’s soul jazz/mod jazz, funk and blues flavours.
Have a listen!

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By popular demand! The most brilliant DJ Bmore Smiley Mcvowty will be back to close Brunswick Festival on Sunday 20th – Come jump aboard the World Music Express!

Looking forward to hearing the Cheer Up Molly’s play on Saturday at 2pm- a five piece folk and Americana band based in Sussex. Vocal harmonies are accompanied by guitar, ukulele, mandolin and bass.

And The Dials – Rained off last year, but we’re delighted they’re back on the bill for this year’s festival!! Catch them Saturday afternoon. Another great band…
listen up!

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And still more; Lost Organ Unit with hard hitting ‘rare groove’, blending soul, jazz grit, boogaloo rhythms and straight-ahead cool on Saturday 19th August

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Also, expect some good rockin’ rhythm ‘n’ blues from the Leanne Rose Band on Saturday afternoon!

Healthy eating ’round the world

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Healthy Eating Around the World

We are delighted to announce that we have received a grant of £850 from Brighton and Hove Food Partnership as part of the ‘The City that Cooks and Eats Together’ scheme to help promote healthy eating and encourage awareness around food waste.
Our outreach project has partnered with Justlife and First Base, offering opportunities for members of the homeless community and other marginalised people who might not normally have the chance to enjoy cook or enjoy a sit down meal in a social situation, to do just that.
Each cookery session will focus on a recipe from a particular country or culture. People will learn about the different ingredients used, food traditions, culinary customs and dining etiquette of different parts of the world or different cultures.
If you’d be interested in joining us as a ‘guest chef’ and sharing your favourite recipes, then please get in touch

Festival Images ’15

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Photo : Toni Tye
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Many more fantastic images of the weekend can be found HERE in the facebook gallery.

Veronica Stephens, of the Brunswick Community Festival Group, said: “It went really well and was the busiest festival for a long time. Next year we will be celebrating our 35th anniversary. We want to start collecting people’s festival stories or photos of years gone by.”

Festival images and report from the Argus HERE

Scruffs ’15

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Best in show: Reina and owner Fleur.

mollieMolly -‘Prettiest Bitch’ winner and owner Tracy

handsomedogOwner Lea with Archie – winner of ‘Most Handsome Dog’

dogtakehomeOwner Seb with Jeffrey winner of ‘Dog Judges would most like to take home’

partytrickKate with Betsy winner of ‘Junior Party Trick’

veteranOwner Caroline with Woody winner of the ‘Veteran Dog’ category

judgesJudges – Animal Welfare officers Sarah, Maggi and Sue.

Photo’s : Toni Tye

Read THIS report of the day in the Argus.

Festival Music ’15

Saturday 15th August 2015

Pecho – 4 piece Alternative/Indie band, based in Brighton, UK- FACEBOOK

Dakota – Energetic five piece Indie Pop band Dakota. Based in Brighton – FACEBOOK

Silver Dime – R&B Soul Pop Gospel group from London/Brighton –FACEBOOK

Frankie Furlow – From modern social commentary to alternative insight into emotional situations, Frankie Furlow deliver beautiful songs via heart felt vocals and stellar performances you can not take your eyes off. Frankie Furlow are gaining more and more traction and support via deserved radio play and constant gigging to packed out audiences in London, Brighton and across the South Coast. Merging genres to create an innovative yet accessible sound, Frankie Furlow move you from thought provoking to heart wrenching lyrics with ease, with unforgettable hooks and a mind blowing ability to make you feel – FACEBOOK

Brighton Urban Arts Academy – Brighton Urban Arts Academy offer amazing workshops in all street dance styles, tricks and flips, vocals, break dance, martial arts and many more! – FACEBOOK

Oscar Arnell – Oscar is a Brighton based song writer who last year released his second EP ‘Comulonimbus’, a collection of carefull crafted songs with strong melodic choruses blended with insightful and poetic lyrics. Each song carries you on a satisfying journey leaving you ready for more – WEBSITE

The Real Si-B – Combining arresting melodies, curiously beautiful arrangements & wordsmithery, and an improbable performance skillset – WEBSITE

One Flight Up – One Flight Up are a contemporary take on the meeting point where jazz, soul and blues come together. Taking their name from an Alban by jazz legend Dexter Gordon, and formed 5 years ago, and  fronted by the evocative voice of Emma Marshal,  they  can switch between fun and good times one moment, to heartfelt emotion the next – WEBSITE

Little Victor Trio -Little Victor has been called the King of Grit and the antithesis of meaningless virtuosity. His rich, quirky and inspired downhome blues became well-known to blues audiences through his work with the legendary Louisiana Red on the highly celebrated Back To The Black Bayou – FACEBOOK

Dollar Bill – This guy is a fantastic ‘One Man Band’ who kicks out a sound of at least a three piece! Rockin Blues at it’s stompin’ best! – FACEBOOK

Bikini Beach Band – Technicolor instrumental surf-noir, lounge and rock and roll delivered deadpan style in flamboyant clothing and Elvis shades plus the ever-present fezzes!- WEBSITE

Inbetween bands – Skavoovie!
SkavooVie! .. Miss Skavoovie plays infectious SKA Beats and Killer Diller Rocksteady rhythms. WHERE? Currently enjoying a monthly residency at Upstairs at the Mez, 4th Saturday of the month. Serious SKA choons on original 45’s from the vinyl vaults of Blue Beat, Studio One, Dr. Bird, Top Deck, Treasure Isle and many more…Scorchers!!! – FACEBOOK

Sunday 16th August 2015

Vocademy – Vocademy runs 10 week part time 1 hour singing courses for ages 7-18 year olds. Courses are age specific. Vocademy schools and singing lessons are run throughout Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, and Kent.
Vocademy students have performed at loads of live events inc. festivals, Xmas parties, radio & tv shows, schools and even with pop stars themselves – WEBSITE

Brighton School of Singing – Brighton School of Singing is a community not-for-profit company providing affordable singing lessons for adults and children in and around Brighton and Hove. We also provide performance opportunities to young people, aged between 8 and 18 years in Brighton and Hove – WEBSITE

Hove Park Ukulele Band

Masmoudi Belly Dancers – Hilde has been passionately involved in dance since 1996. Originally from Belgium, Hilde moved to Brighton (UK) in 2004 to pursue her dream of becoming a professional dancer. She trained extensively in numerous dance styles such as street dance, tribal fusion, contemporary dance, flamenco, ATS, classical Indian dance, jazz, ballet and Oriental dance. She studied Dance Studies at the Laban school of dance in London and has a degree in dance and visual arts from Brighton University – WEBSITE

Cascade Choir – Cascade Creative Recovery will deliver a welcoming, supportive and vibrant environment; providing wholesome food and beverages. Making recovery from substance misuse visible in the wider community, bringing it out of services and offering a focal point for whole city recovery. We will signpost services conducive to maintaining a healthy recovery e.g. money/housing advice,counselling,family support etc. Creative activities and projects will be facilitated through the cafe/hub as we believe in the cathartic, esteem building and unifying power of the creative process. This will enable us to collaberate with individuals ,groups and organisations that share our values and ethos within the city and wider creative community. The space will connect individuals,build links into the wider community,fostering understanding and co-operation,while celebrating and promoting the fact that people,families and communities can and do recover from the chaos and misery of active addiction and alcoholism. The steering committee is,primarily, made up by people in or directly connected to recovery from substance misuse,many of us having accessed services in the Brighton & Hove area – FACEBOOK

Pearl’s Lion – Blues Jazz Duo from Brighton. Stripped back and honest interpretations of songs both famous and forgotten, delivered with purity, tone and atmosphere – FACEBOOK

Calling Curtis – Having just sold out Patterns (Audio), Brighton garage band Calling Curtis are kicking up a storm on the alt/rock indie scene. Their full-on electric, Hammond sound, psychedelic guitar and blues rhythm section set them apart from the current wave of soft and soapy indie. They are boys on a mission – rampaging through tour dates in London and Brighton this summer and looking forward to getting the crowd on their feet at Brunswick Festival.
Catch Calling Curtis on 19th August at The Haunt, Brighton and on 21st August at the uber hot Smiths, Shoreditch E1.
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Bent Cousin – Bentcousin make cutecore and acid punk. Bentcousin embrace charm, glamour, lies and magic. Bentcousin are here to make music mischievous again – WEBSITE

Willowisp Children’s Parade with MaracatuWEBSITE

Red Raucous – Red Raucous are a UK band based in Brighton playing Rock an Roll/Americana/Pop.
The debut album “THE RUB OF RED RAUCOUS” was released on the 3rd of October 2013 and is available as a digital download on bandcamp.You can find Red Raucous tearing up the house in venues such as The 12 Bar Club, The Concorde II, The Hope, The Green Door Store,The Prince Albert, The Con Club, Horse an’ Groom, The Brunswick, The Walmer Castle, The Brightona and the Brunswick Festivals. We’ve been fortunate to play along side: J D McPherson, Stiff Little Fingers, The Inca Babies, The Popguns, Black Market III, The KAT MEN, The Long Tall Texans, Mudlow, The Koan Brothers, The Hillmans, Thee Sherbet Peardrop Explosion, Los Fantasticos, Sin City and The Devil Wrays – WEBSITE

Long Tall Texans – The first offerings from Brighton’s rockinest trio can be traced back to 1985 where three alarmingly fresh faced rockabillies recorded a few tracks with Boz Boorer of Polecats and later Morrissey fame at Northwood studios – WEBSITE

Bmore McVowty’s World Music ExpressFACEBOOK

Inbetween bands – Skavoovie!
SkavooVie! .. Miss Skavoovie plays infectious SKA Beats and Killer Diller Rocksteady rhythms. WHERE? Currently enjoying a monthly residency at Upstairs at the Mez, 4th Saturday of the month. Serious SKA choons on original 45’s from the vinyl vaults of Blue Beat, Studio One, Dr. Bird, Top Deck, Treasure Isle and many more…Scorchers!!! – FACEBOOK

Base Fest

Base Fest! Homeless NOT Hopeless.

A one day FESTIVAL showcasing the many of talents of Brighton & Hove’s homeless community in partnership with First Base and Brunswick Festival Group.

Friday 27th March 12-5pm at The Friends Meeting House

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Brunswick Festival Group has joined forces with First Base to present a one day festival at The Friends Meeting House in Ship Street on Friday 27th March.

This free event will seek to raise awareness of the issues facing rough sleepers and vulnerably housed people in Brighton & Hove. It will also provide an opportunity to showcase to the wider public the wealth of skills, brilliant creativity and diverse talents that lie within the City’s homeless community. A community who might be homeless, but who are certainly not without hopes and aspirations for brighter futures.

Over the past two months, Brunswick Festival Group has been delivering a range of vocational training activities, social events and creative arts workshops, which will all feed in to the festival event:

*First Aid *Event Management * Volunteering * Arts & Crafts * Theatre workshops * Music * Social Media & IT *Graphic Design *Photography * Creative Writing * World Food Recipe Sharing * Djing *Gardening…and more.

This project was made possible thanks to a community grant of £15,000 from the European Social Fund.

Any local charities or not for profit groups wishing to have an information or fundraising stall at the event, please contact brunswickfestival@hotmail.com

or check out the Base Fest FACEBOOK page for information about what’s on.
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