Thursday, 22 May 2008

Last weekend of the Festival

Well it seems only moments ago that we were watching the Children's Parade and rejoicing at the start of the Brighton Festival, however this weekend will be the finale for the Brighton Festival, Fringe Festival and the Artist Open Houses.

I'll be busy again as we have another group of journalists arriving today, this time from France, and we have another fun packed programme for them. This time around the lucky group will be staying at the luxurious Hotel Una. Then we'll start the day with lunch at Graze, which I'm looking forward to as I have heard only good things about it. After that we're having a tour of the art deco Embassy Court. The group will then be given an introductory walking tour of the city, before catching some comedy then we'll round off the evening with dinner at the Royal York hotel.

Tomorrow will start with a trip to the Royal Pavilion as no visit to Brighton would be complete without seeing the unique seaside palace, and as they are there they will then get to see our award-winning Visitor Information Centre and the lovely Brighton Museum and Art Gallery. In the afternoon it will be time to take in some fabulous festivaly shows - The Burst Pipe Dream at Jubilee Square, Shall We Dance at the Spiegeltent and Glow at Fabrica well we will be pausing to refuel at Riddle & Finns - a delicious seafood restaurant which even Gordon Ramsey couldn't fault!

Then Saturday we will be nosing around at the Hove Artist Open Houses before lunch at Carluccios and Fringe Street in New Road which is a brand new street arts festival which includes the inaugural Brighton International Buskers Festival. Not quite sure what to expect but then I find that's often the best way!

So there you have it a fun packed weekend and hopefully you'll all manage to catch a Festival show or event too :)


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