Brighton search

The Brighton Magazine

Selected Brighton Magazine Article
Tuesday 29 January 2013


Brighton Digital Festival: Your Chance To Sign-Up And Get Involved

Preparation for the 2013 Brighton Digital Festival in September kicks off with a Town Hall meeting, open to anyone wanting to get involved, volunteer or create an event.


Brighton Digital Festival is month-long grassroots celebration of digital culture which takes place from 1 to 30 September. 

The festival is led by the digital and arts communities across the city to deliver a broad programme of conferences, exhibitions, installations, workshops, outdoor events and meet-ups alongside an education programme.

Brighton based events specialist Tom Bailey has also been appointed as festival manager for 2013.

He was Head of Production for White Night in Brighton for the past four years, and produced the City's inaugural TEDxBrighton event in 2011.  

As festival manager, Tom will oversee the management and co-ordination of events to ensure the festival"s growth.

 

Tom said: "I'm very excited and honoured to take on the festival manager role for Brighton Digital Festival. 

"Its phenomenal growth over the past couple of years has gained our city respect nationally, across Europe and in the States as a destination for one of the most diverse and creative digital art festivals on the planet.

"This first town hall meeting on 12th February is a great opportunity for the Brighton Digital Festival community to get together and share early plans and ideas for this year. 

"It's a great forum for moving ideas forward and I"d encourage anyone who thinks they might want to run an event, offer support to other organisers, or help out with the festival to come along."

He will support the event organisers with workshops, training and knowledge, oversee the marketing and branding campaign and oversee stakeholder relationships and budget control.

Last years festival featured over 100 events and was attended by over 25,000 people. 

Donna Close, Arts & Cultural Projects Manager for Brighton & Hove City Council also joins the festival"s volunteer steering committee this year: 

"I am very pleased to be joining the steering group for Brighton Digital Festival.  

"The arts and cultural sector and the digital and creative sectors are the twin engines of our economy that add most to our identity and profile as a city and to the experience of living here.  

"The Digital Festival celebrates and shares the synergies of the two through encouraging and enabling the sector to take part"

The meeting takes place 6.30pm, Tuesday 12 February at Fabrica gallery (Black Lion Street, Brighton).

For more information on Brighton Digital Festival 2013 please go to www.brightondigitalfestival.co.uk and signup to the mailing list or follow @DigitalBrighton on twitter.


by: Mike Cobley



Related Images


   

A host of high profile acts have been added to the line-up for the Sussex-based Jazz FM’s Love Supreme Jazz Festivalincluding alternative hip hop pioneers De La Soul, who will play songs from their illustrious 25-year career as a full 10 piece live band.

Irish rockabilly star Imelda May, showcasing music from her brand new album Tribal, and acid jazz legends Incognito, ... more >>


Following the success of his first UK shows in 30 years, in 2012, Michael Nesmith, the woollen hat wearing Monkee, producer, multi-instrumentalist and country rock pioneer will be returning to the UK this year and playing the Hove Centre.

Nesmith will be joined by a full band and will perform songs spanning his entire career, from his folk music beginnings through to the pre... more >>


Glyndebourne, in Sussex, has launched a national art competition inviting talented and aspiring young artists to design the cover of its 2014 Tour Programme. 

The winning artist will see their artwork grace the cover of 10,000 copies of the Glyndebourne Tour Programme and be commerc... more >>


Brighton Pride has a purpose. It's a celebration and a fundraiser but it's also an opportunity to remember, and to stand beside those living in countries where homosexuality is a crime. 

Not a day goes by without news of prosecutions, arrests, beatings and much worse. 

Bullies go unpunished. Mo... more >>


You won't find bored adults that feel compelled to do the hokey cokey through gritted teeth, and you won't see kids covering their ears to the crashes and clangs of heavy metal. 

No, no, no. Funk The Family isn't just about the kids or the adults.  more >>


A unique project that brought together 45 schools and 2,407 school children from Hampshire, West Sussex and East Sussex to create art work inspired by the South Downs National Park will culminate in a special exhibition this summer. 

Our School Downs Exhibition is the largest yet thanks to a partnership with the South Downs National... more >>


A walking tour of Brighton starts its new season in April. Only in Brighton, led by local tour guide and performer Ric Morris, highlights the curiosities of the city.

This April is the 40th Anniversary of Abba's Eurovision win held at Brighton Dome, a fact whi... more >>


A unique Lottery funded project giving people with HIV the chance to share their sound-recorded stories and experiences of living with the illness is launched today (7th April 2014),World Health Day.

This pioneering venture challenges widespread misconceptions about people with HIV and demonstrates how they live fulfilling and... more >>


Brighton & Hove is to be officially designated a Film Friendly City in recognition of the growing importance of the city as a film and television location, and a centre for creative talent and film related businesses.

Councillor Bill Randall, from Brighton & Hove City Council, and Kaye Elliott,  Head of Production Services at Creative Eng... more >>


The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, which visits Brighton later this month, showcases the best of the latest films from the global mountain sports community including climbing, alpinism, mountain biking, adventure travel, skiing and kayaking..

The diverse film programme is selected from the 360 films, including award-winners and audience favourites, entered into the pre... more >>


Headlines
Search our archives for what's on and gone for the best of this city's theatre music comedy news and much more...