A guide book to Brighton & Hove unlike any other…
In May 2022 we, alongside Andy Field and Beckie Darlington launched The Book of Brighton and Hove as part of Brighton Festival. With input from over 200 children from Benfield, Woodingdean, St. Luke’s and Queen’s Park Primary Schools, it captures the outlook of our city from the perspective of its young inhabitants.
At the beginning of the project each class was given a five-day activity pack to complete, with a different set of activities each day that enabled the children to explore local history, geography, civic society and their own experience of Brighton & Hove through creative writing, drawing and conversation. The stories, ideas, descriptions and inventions that the children created from this activity pack formed the basis of the book.
We are incredibly excited to share that you can now pick up your very own copy from a number of places throughout Brighton and Hove for a suggested donation of £5. These are:
The Book of Brighton and Hove was commissioned by Brighton Festival, caravan and Heart of Glass and produced by LOOKOUT Brighton, Andy Field and Beckie Darlington with illustrations by Rhi Moxon and graphic design by Will Brady. Funded by Arts Council England.
Photographs on this blog by Ian Greenland. Illustration by Rhi Moxon.