LOOKOUT Presents

We make creative experiences happen. Watch, listen or find out more about the work we make here.

LOOKOUT was one of the most inspiring things we’ve had in our venue for a long time. Can’t wait to see what they do next!

The Old Market, Hove

LOOKOUT Programme 2021

We offer a range of workshops, industry talks and courses led by experienced professional artists who work in a range of different creative industries for young people aged 9 – 25 years old.

You can look at our 2021 programme here: LOOKOUT Programme 2021 and drop us a line if you are interested in hosting one of the events for the young people you work with.

The Exchange

The Exchange was an 8 week exchange of creative ideas, influences and experiences to create something new. It’s a collaboration between internationally acclaimed artists and young people in Brighton & Hove. The project culminated in a live online celebration event streamed from The Old Market in Hove sharing what the artists and young creatives made together as part of the Brighton Festival. This is a recording of the live stream that took place on Thurs 20th May at 7pm (BST). Commissioned by Brighton Festival and supported by The Old Market. LOOKOUT has received funding from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport as part of the government’s #CultureRecoveryFund. We are committed to being here for you and #HereForCulture. | Learn more: |

Virtual Tour of Theatre Royal Brighton

On March 5th 2020, we did a backstage tour of Theatre Royal Brighton led by Jackie Alexander (Creative Learning and Community Partnerships Manager) with the BHASVIC LOOKOUT mentees. Today (27th March 2020 and World Theatre Day) we had planned to take the mentees from Benfield, Hangleton and Brackenbury Primary Schools to the theatre for a similar tour. Instead of doing that we have put together an impromptu virtual tour of the footage we took on our phones for the young people to experience. The excellent LOOKOUT mentor and partner in the project Adam Sheldon from Big Egg Films has made it look better than our footage could ever be on it’s own! So, a huge thanks to Adam. In this tour you will see the auditorium (where people sit) from the stage, the ground floor (The Stalls) and from right at the top (The Gallery or Gods). You’ll see the set of Crongton Knights, a production by Pilot Theatre (set design by Simon Kenny) on the stage and glimpse some of the backstage areas. Thanks to Jackie and Theatre Royal Brighton for supporting the project.

Our first 2 years 2018 – 2020

In October 2020 we celebrated 2 years since we began. We’re incredibly excited to be able to continue the work that we do, bringing opportunities and workshops to young people to bridge the gap between business and creativity.

LOOKOUT Produces

These are the experiences we have made through collaboration with young people and professional artists:

Online celebration event July 2020

From October 2019 creative mentors worked with young people in Year 5 from Benfield Primary, Hangleton Primary, Brackenbury & Year 13’s from BHASVIC once a month, working towards making a creative artwork that was then shared online as part of our end of year show in July 2020. If you missed it, you can watch our show here and see some of the amazing work everyone’s produced.

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Creative Careers podcast series one

Aimed at 16 – 24 year olds but for anyone who’s wondering what to do next and interested in a creative career, we’re releasing 6 episodes in this series, each Weds from 3rd June.

Listen below by selecting your preferred podcast provider or watch the subtitled version on YouTube by clicking “Listen to the podcast”.

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Live show at The Old Market in Hove July 2019

In July 2019 year 5 students from Benfield Primary School and year 13 students from BHASVIC all came together and shared the creative ideas they had worked on over the year with their mentors in an event involving installation, photography, performance poetry, music and dance at The Old Market in Hove.