Brighton city centre will come alive with colour, music and dance this weekend as Brighton Festival goes out in style after three weeks of events.

From Kathak dance to freshly brewed tea, a spectacular dance party to living paintings, Brighton Festival’s A Weekend Without Walls has entertainment for all ages, reflecting guest director Nabihah Iqbal’s invitation for audiences to “gather round”.

Here is the full list of events in Brighton and Crawley Queens Square this weekend.

Candoco Dance Company

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Saturday at noon, 2pm and 4.15pm, Crawley Queens Square

Sunday at noon, 2pm, 4.15pm, St Peter’s Square South, Brighton

Created especially for Brighton Festival, Candoco Dance Company’s cast of disabled and non-disabled dancers perform a playful dance duet.


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Saturday at 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 4.45pm, Crawley Queens Square

Sunday at 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 4.45pm, St Peter’s Square South, Brighton

A high energy performance that combines Kathak and contemporary dance, with a live music score.

Choogh Choogh

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Saturday at 1.15pm, 3.30pm and 5.30pm, Crawley Queens Square

Sunday at 1.15pm, 3.30pm and 5.30pm St Peter’s Square South, Brighton

Aimed at children aged five and under, classical Indian dance fused with contemporary movement, theatre and play reimagines a train journey through India. A tapestry of scarves will become steam, train tracks, windows and even an elephant.


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Saturday and Sunday at noon, 2.30pm and 5pm, Valley Gardens North, Brighton (ticketed)

A hand-painted tuk tuk offers freshly brewed cups of tea alongside an audio journey and live dance performance that explore how tea made its way into our pots. Free tickets can be booked at

Mughal Miniatures

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Saturday and Sunday at 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.45pm at Pavilion Gardens East Lawn, Brighton

Using dance, music and puppetry, colourfully dressed performers create a series of pop-up, living pictures inspired by the art of Indian and Persian miniature painting, evoking scenes of Indian princely courts and lush gardens.


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Saturday and Sunday 1.45pm and 4.30pm at New Road, Brighton

Using traditional South Asian dance forms and a live singer, Pravaas invites the audience to follow an evocative experience of migration across three city centre sites, starting at New Road.

Ancient Futures

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Saturday at 3pm and 6.30pm, Sunday at 5.30pm, Jubilee Square, Brighton

Circus and storytelling combine with sound system culture and West African folklore as flamboyant "Afrinauts" arrive in the city, set up camp and welcome willing participants to their community. In the evening, audiences are invited to join them for a spectacular dance party.