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Brighton and Hove's digerati get their digits out
4:19pm Friday 17th August 2012 in Business News
MORE than 40,000 people are expected to attend a month-long digital festival.
Creative companies, designers, developers and community groups will join forces to produce more than 100 events at the Brighton Digital Festival. The event will run from September 2-30 and will feature conferences and workshops, exhibitions and performances.
At the festival’s opening ceremony the audience will trigger a digital firework display projected onto the Jubilee Library created by artist Seb Lee De-Lisle and PixelPyro.
Laurence Hill, festival manager, said: “This is the second year of the Brighton Digital Festival and it is bigger and better than ever.
“I have been overwhelmed by the response of the arts and digital communities in Brighton to our call out for events.
“With more than 100 events during September there are amazing opportunities for people
to get involved, learn, play and generally be inspired.
“I couldn’t be more excited about what’s coming up and I want to say a huge thank you to all organisers of the individual events.
“Without their enthusiasm, excitement and willingness to develop their ideas into fully-formed events, the festival wouldn’t happen.” Sally Abbott, regional director of South East Arts Council England, said: “I’m delighted that we are supporting the Brighton Digital Festival for another two years through Arts Council England’s National Lottery-funded Grants for the Arts scheme.
“In the space of a year, the festival has galvanised the arts and digital communities into action and has matured into a major event for the digital sector: bringing together the world’s leading arts and digital practitioners, thinkers, makers and activists as part of this month-long international digital culture festival.”
For more details visit 2012 Brighton Digital Festival