Alternative Tours of Brighton & Hove celebrate the rich culture in our city, told through the voices of our community. Throughout March we invite you to join us in movement, art and performance to explore the city through a new lense.
The tours are free to access, but booking is required as spaces are limited. You can reserve your place here.
THROUGH THE SENSES – Ebony Rose Dark
Through the Senses explores smell, touch and hearing as a means to navigate, understand, be excited, and be enraptured by the city. The tour is curated by visually impaired artist Ebony Rose Dark in collaboration with Brighton’s visually impaired community, and is open to anyone identifying as visually impaired and looking to deepen their relationship with the city. Companions are welcome.
We also invite people of all experiences and backgrounds to engage with the tour online through our unique sound and video-scape. Broaden your understanding of the visually impaired experience and gain new perspectives on your surroundings as we invite you to discover Brighton afresh. BOOK HERE
TRAILS OF MIGRATION – Anna Des Clayes
This project, developed by Anna Des Clayes in partnership with Voices in Exile, engages members of the refugee, asylum seeker and migrant communities in Brighton in a series of creative workshops combining dance, storytelling, and reflection. Together, on the tour, we will explore experiences of Brighton from a different point of view. Participants will collectively create an immersive performance event, inviting audience members to be guided on a personal and alternative tour of Brighton.
Important note: With respect to the intimacy and privacy of the stories being told on this tour, places are invite only. FIND OUT MORE
FREE YOUR MAP – Draw to perform & Enayball
Free Your Map explores the City through the eyes and art of people who use wheelchairs. Discover hidden spaces, hear artists’ stories, and discuss what makes Brighton and Hove both architecturally rich and occasionally challenging. With video, sound and installation along the way.
The tour is for people of all ages open to different ways of looking at the urban landscape. A collaboration between artist Ram Samocha of Draw to Perform, the makers of Enayball (a new tool that makes drawing accessible to people who use wheelchairs) and eight participant artists. BOOK HERE
VOICES OF MOTHERHOOD – Angela El-Zeind
Diverse and marginalised stories of motherhood — through the words and voices of those who have lived them. Voices of Motherhood is a unique performance trail, curated by verbatim theatre-maker Angela El-Zeind in collaboration with communities across Brighton. The tour is open to people of all ages and experiences who are interested in exploring new places and perspectives. BOOK HERE
BSL interpretation is available for this tour – if you require this service please email Frances (producer) firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Alternative Tours are responsive to the experiences of members of our community – we’re hosting workshops for each tour to ensure the inclusive delivery of the stories of people in Brighton & Hove. Click the flyers below to see if you could have your say!
About the ABCD Plan:
The disruption of the pandemic brought together over 100 creatives in Brighton & Hove to explore how arts & culture can be more inclusive, sustainable and collaborative in the City in the future. This resulted in a recovery plan that runs to the end of 2022 and has so far raised over £350k for the cultural sector in the City. The plan is overseen by an independent group of people formed of a Governance Group and a series of Working Groups. Our aims are to create paid work and professional opportunities for creative workers in the City, to develop a more inclusive cultural offer and to encourage partnership working to strengthen the creative sector in the long term. Our partners include Brighton & Hove City Council, Arts Council England, Brilliant Brighton Business Improvement District, the Pebble Trust and many funded arts organisations in the City. If you work in the creative industries and want to get involved and/or find out more visit cultureinourcity.com