Brighton & Hove Children’s Festival 2012

The Brighton & Hove Children’s Festival 2012 was a 10-day multi arts festival for children under 11 and their families. The festival took place between 6th – 15th April (during the Easter holidays) engaging with children and families directly through a fantastic programme of events across Brighton & Hove with the main programme taking place at Komedia.

The theme for 2012 was Courage and Bravery – taken from the Paralympics values – and the festival is challenging families in Brighton & Hove to feel the fear and do it anyway!

Highlights included Dancing in the Dark, Daring Dress Up, a Mass Sea Swim and a clay workshop to make a Scary Monster.


The 2012 Children’s Festival was co-produced with Brighton and Hove City Council on behalf of Brighton and Hove Arts Commission. In 2013, due to funding and resource restrictions, Komedia Productions took the children’s festival in-house to run as an independent venture called Hijack. Please see for more information about past events and future projects.