Kemptown Carnival receives Arts Council funding for 2019 event!

Besi Besemar January 13, 2019

Kemptown Carnival will return on June 1, 2019, in partnership with Brighton Palace Pier, with the help of Arts Council Funding.

THE funding will support the creation of five new live processional and street performances, working with a range of Brighton based artists and community groups to showcase new, collaborative creative works at the Kemptown Carnival, 2019.

It is planned that these new works will go on to appear at other UK carnivals and festivals throughout 2019, taking some of Brighton’s unique creative talent to new audiences across the country.

To celebrate Arts Council recognition the Kemptown Carnival will host an artists, community and press launch event on Brighton Palace Pier on February 7.

Artists and community partners in attendance will showcase a taster of music and performances, along with guest speakers and the chance for all to gather in celebration and meet friends.

The Kemptown Carnivals’ season of events will be announced at the launch, including an official Kemptown Carnival after party on the Brighton Palace Pier! An exciting lineup of music and community events will take place at various Brighton venues from February  including, Concorde 2, St Georges Church, and the Spiegeltent.

Returning on Saturday June 1, 2019, Kemptown Carnival is Brighton’s largest free community arts street festival, attracting over 30,000 attendees. It will take place across Kemptown Village,

The Carnival is jam-packed with fun for all ages; live music, samba parades and performances, street theatre, dance troupes, morris dancing, choirs, children’s activities, delicious food and drink from amazing local traders, fairground rides, arts and crafts stalls, and the Grand Custard Pie Fight!