Louise Blackwell

Things to do in Brighton 13 – 19 May

Week three and here are some more tips, suggestions and ideas:

Phoenix Gallery is a great place to visit for different and eye-opening exhibitions. I’m looking forward to seeing Iron Man but also on 17th May, there’s a chance to visit some of the artists in the studios that are housed there. Check this out between 6pm and 9pm.

One for the family perhaps is Backbone by Gravity and other myths. It’s part of the Brighton Festival and I’m planning to go along (after Phoenix) with my gang. Sure to be some jaw-dropping moments. It’s on from 15th – 17th May.

Little Green Pig are a brilliant local company supporting writers and young people. They been running a project called Amplified and on 18th May the young people will share their struggles and successes. Starts at 6pm.

I have to confess a professional involvement (I’m Brighton People’s Theatre’s Executive Producer) but Our Place is a brilliant festival within a festival in Hangleton and East Brighton. It’s on all day in and around The Manor in East Brighton on 18th May and it’s all free.

For some free outdoor events on 18th and 19th, I’m looking forward to seeing some giant mythical creatures walking around Queens Park as part of Thingamajig Theatre’s Ghost Caribou and also Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon at night time.

Finally this week I’ll be at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts for Superhoe by Talawa & The Royal Court Theatre. The lighting is designed by Prema Mehta who I’m working with on the LOOKOUT project with young people in the city. I can’t wait to see this.