Same Sky has produced this much-loved event for over 30 years and we will be offering schools and community groups alternative activities for children to make their own flags and artwork to honour the spirit of the event along the parade route in the city centre.
Saturday 1st May
As we did last year, together with Brighton Festival we will organise an online fanfare on our facebook, twitter and instagram from 10.30am, to symbolise and celebrate what would normally mark the start of Brighton Festival.
Although there will be no Parade in the city this year we encourage families or school groups to celebrate locally in a way that you feel is safe, whether this is in the playground, in the garden or at home.
This year the Children’s Parade, which traditionally marks the opening day of the Festival, will be adapted to be an event without gathering, creating a visual spectacle on Brighton’s streets for visitors to enjoy throughout the month of May.
Though we cannot gather on the first of May, we can still have a beautiful and fun celebration of creativity in a safe and inclusive way!
• We are offering individual flag making activity packs delivered to local schools
• A dance to learn to our specially commissioned Children’s Parade music
• An online tutorial to help make a piece of artwork to hang in children’s windows at home
Decorate your window for Brighton Festival by Same Sky artist Jo Coles. View here
Make your own samba rhythm with things found at home with percussionist Chris Watkins online tutorial. Learn and play along at home or at school, record and share your music and join in on May the 1st for a special fanfare at 10.30am. View here
We’d love teachers and parents to send in photos and videos of making, rehearsing and performing with your flags, plus any other things you choose to make and use for the celebration.