Brighton Festival - Our top picks

Brighton festival is great for a family day out. Read our blog post for our picks for a great Family day out:

Tony De Saulles' Horrible Drawing Workshop: Sat 25th May, The Old Market

If you like drawing the disgusting and illustrating the inexpressible, this fun family cartoon-drawing workshop is for you. Tony De Saulles, the illustrator of the award winning Horrible Science series, will be giving loads of horrible cartooning tips while you sketch. Learn about deadly dinasoaurs, find out how to bring a lavatory to life. There'll be plenty of other foul facts to inspire your own yukky masterpiece, which you will be able to take home to colour in. And you might even get to keep one of Tony's drawings too.

Flathampton:  Thu 9 May – Sun 12 May, various times, Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

Imagine the biggest playmat in the world. Now imagine that you live in the town marked out on it.

Over 90 joyously playful minutes, children and families meet the residents of Britain's flattest town and help them turn Flathampton into a fully three-dimensional world. An interactive experience for primary age children, young and older, to enjoy with their friends and families.

Varmints: Tue 21 & Wed 22 May, Tue 6pm, Wed 1.30pm  & 6pm, The Old Market, Hove

Once there was only the sound of bees and the wind in the grass, the murmuring of moles deep underground and the song of birds in the sky. But every day the city grows larger and louder, until there is so much noise that no-one can hear themselves think. One small creature is determined to preserve a world in danger of being lost forever, to fight for peace and quiet...

This new dance-theatre show based on the award- winning book by Helen Ward and Marc Craste is a poignant and inspiring experience for anyone over the age of eight.

Have you visited the Brighton Festival with you family before? What events have caught your eye this year? Leave your comments below.

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