By Sam Evans
The highly acclaimed Brighton Festival will be held next month on the 4th – 26th May with Poet Laureate Michael Rosen as Guest Director.
Rosen, one of the best known figures in poetry and children’s writing, will follow in the footsteps of previous directors Aung San Suu Kyi and Vanessa Redgrave to headline and oversee the event.
The festival is the third largest in the UK and marks the 47th Annual arts event held in the city, featuring names from the world of politics, journalism, comedy and literature.
Judith Kerr, Guardian Editor Alan Rusbridger, ,comedian Daniel Kitson and veteran singer Sinead O’Conner are just some of the high profile names visiting the area.
It will prove to be a busy time for the city, with 80,000 tickets available and shows being put on in thirty Brighton based venues.
Ticket prices vary with some events listed as free and others which are reasonably priced. Visit http://brightonfestival.org/whats_on/ for more details.