B.fest Launch Day Events

Saturday 23rd October from 4-9pm

B.fest launches a week of gigs, exhibitions, dance, comedy, skate and much more. B.fest is run by young people and this launch event will give you a taste of what the festival has in store. Jam packed with outstanding music, dance, workshops and tasters, come and join the party!

Everyone is welcome – Book your free launch ticket here

Some specific activities happening at the launch require separate booking, scroll down to see these.

Cultureground Private View

4pm-6pm / Drop in

Come and celebrate and ‘Meet the Artists’ at the the opening of Cultureground Art Exhibition with workshops and music.

Stick and Badge Jam

4pm-9pm / Drop in

Retro & beyond…Make your own personalised badges and stickers! Bring your favourite designs and logos, or make them here, to create customised accessories at this one stop promo drop-in.

https://www.artinmindbrighton.co.uk/

3D Pen Workshop

4pm-7pm / Drop in

Make awesoming creations using 3D pens with Exploring Senses. Take what you make home with you..

http://www.exploringsenses.co.uk/

DJ Workshop

4pm-7pm / Drop in

Try your hand at DJing with DJ Lady E.

Hidden Paths – Virtual Reality Experience

4pm-9pm / Drop in

Come and explore pathways into better futures! Hidden Paths is an outstanding immersive Virtual Reality experience: Guided through a virtual Museum of Futures, you can explore how brighter, fairer, and greener futures might unfold…Created with young artists from the Brighton System Change Hive project, Hidden Paths invites you to drop into a whole new world and have your say about ‘system change’ – how would you like to see life and society change for the better?

http://swarmdynamics.org/

Skate Park Open Session

4pm-8pm / Pay on the door

The skatepark is open for all ages, and FREE for ages 13-19yrs. Skateboards and protective equipment available to use. Featuring DJ sets live in the park from Josh Tarzi and OFFTHECUFF between 4 & 6.

View the full opening times for the week.

Spray Paint Workshop

4pm-5pm & 5pm-6pm / Sign up

Be part of creating a grafetti mural: spray painted wall art with local street artist, Sinna One. Get to paint BIG on the side of BYC. Have a crack at some stencil art.

https://sinnaone.com/ 

Limited spaces – Complete sign up to get involved for free!

4pm-5pm

5pm-6pm

Our Piece of Brighton: Making It Out Art Workshop

4pm-7pm / Drop in

The ‘Our Piece of Brighton’ project is a collaborative artwork that will be designed and made by young people of Brighton & Hove. In Collaboration with SinnaOne, it will be a 3D ‘piece’ of graffiti, taking inspiration from the graffiti many varied murals, dubs and pieces seen around the city. Be part of creating this sculpture installation for the city.

http://www.making-it-out.co.uk/

Hip Hop Dance Workshop With Jamaal O’Driscoll

4pm-5pm / Sign up

Presented by South East Dance’s The Welcome Project as part of B.fest, join Hip Hop dance supremo and founder of O’Driscoll Collective, Jamaal O’Driscoll for a workshop that will give you a solid introduction to the art of Hip Hop dance. Suitable for all ages and all abilities.

Limited spaces – Complete sign up form to get involved for free!

Hado AR Gaming

4pm-9pm / Sign up

HADO is Augmented Reality crossed with Sports to create a unique Techno Sport. Catering for all abilities and experience, players can strap on head-mounted displays and armband sensors to wield energy balls and shields on a real-world court as if by magic.. For HADO, teams can consist of up to 3 players per side meaning 6 players can compete at once. Reserve your place now for this amazing experience.

https://www.hadouk.co.uk/

Limited spaces – Complete sign up form to get involved for free!

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One%, by O’Driscoll Collective

5:30pm-6pm / Sign up

“Near super-human core strength saw them support their bodies with one hand over and over again, but they did not lose grace, and the biggest cheer of the night was theirs.” Financial Times, 2020. Presented by South East Dance’s The Welcome Project as part of B.fest, One is a mesmerising performance exploring male mental health, driven by the dynamic rawness of Breaking. The piece shows the journey of two characters (Midlands-based b-boys Jamaal O’Driscoll and Marius Mates) moving through different emotional states. Using Breaking as a mechanism for tackling their shifts of energy, the characters come in and out of contact with the floor and each other as the intensity of their relationship rises and falls. Suitable for adult and family audiences.

Limited spaces – Complete sign up form to get involved for free!

Venue B.Gig

6:45pm-10pm / Sign Up

To kick off B.fest 21 we will have live bands performing in our new and improved Venue B. Acts TBC. 

Limited spaces – Complete sign up form to get involved for free!

Chinese Kickboxing Taster

6pm-6:45pm / Sign up

This art involves punching, kicking, vertical grappling, & various sweeps, throws & takedowns. You don’t have to be sporty – suitable for complete beginners and all fitness levels. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn the basics of self-defence and sparring, and find out if Kick-boxing is what you’ve been missing..

http://www.whitecranemartialarts.co.uk/wcrane/

Limited spaces – Complete sign up form to get involved for free!

White Crane: Kung Fu Taster

7pm-7:45pm / Sign up

Ever wanted to be a Kung Fu master?! This martial art demo & taster will put you on the road to becoming just that: White Crane Kung Fu is over 300 yeards old and combines lightening-fast hand attacks with a graceful blocking system. Improves strength and flexibility, and can be taught to anyone regardless of age, fitness or experience.

http://www.whitecranemartialarts.co.uk/wcrane/

Limited spaces – Complete sign up form to get involved for free!