The weather is finally perking up in fair ol’ England, and it’s time again for the Brighton Festival. Now in its 41st year, the fest runs from May 5 through May 27 and showcases an array of up-and-comers in the fields of dance, theater, music, and literature. There’s plenty of family-friendly fare too.
The 2007 line-up includes seven world premieres. On opening night, the band responsible for the Run Lola Run soundtrack, The Bays, will perform their film score live. Cheapo note: Opening night tickets are all sold out, but you can still nab seats for the May 6 show.
Other reasons we’re packing our bags and heading to the shore? Writers like Simon Armitage, Lionel Shriver, and Dave Eggers will read and discuss their work. Dizzie Gillespie’s All-Star Band will play a set. And a special performance of La Traviata takes center stage in the gorgeous Royal Pavilion.
For information on visiting Brighton and cheap accommodations, check out the city’s tourism Web site.