Brilliant Brighton – a touch of colour for the summer!

Besi Besemar May 2, 2019

Brilliant Brighton, a not-for-profit organisation formed of 517 businesses within the city centre, enlist the help of local artist Ilona Drew of I Drew This to brighten up the city streets this summer.

THE colourful banners, which will span the width of North Street and Western Road from early May are part of Brilliant Brighton’s Dressing the City campaign.

This also includes cheerful bunting displayed in North Laine and The Lanes and lamppost banners on Preston Street (this year designed by Scottish artist Finlay Coupar), and stunning floral hanging baskets, arranged throughout the city centre, to brighten up the streets during the summer months for visitors, holidaymakers and residents alike.

Ilona Drew, local artist, said: “I’ve really enjoyed exploring all the things I love about Brighton and going crazy with bold images and colours to create the banners. I think I might pop seeing them hanging above the city streets this summer!

“To have lived in and loved Brighton for the last 13 years, I feel so proud to have my work brightening up the streets, especially when my daughter is walking under them in the sunshine and for Pride, which can never have enough colour!”

Gavin Stewart
Gavin Stewart

Gavin Stewart, CEO of Brilliant Brighton, added: “We love dressing the city in the summer and can’t wait to see this year’s campaign come to life. Ilona’s designs were chosen by the board as they were so eye-catching, bold and represent all that’s brilliant about Brighton.

“We hope that they put smiles on people’s faces as they pass them – whether that’s on the way to work, on a shopping trip or parading in the Children’s Parade or during Pride!”

You can see the Brilliant Brighton banners, designed by Ilona Drew on Western Road and North Street and bunting and lamppost displays by Finlay Coupar throughout North Laine, The Lanes and Preston Street, between May and September.