Redgrave leads the 2012 opening

10,000 spectators lined the route as cavemen, butterflies and superheroes, among the many creations, moved through the streets to the sound of samba music.

The parade is organised by community art charity, Same Sky. Vanessa Redgrave, guest director, led the parade with her grandchildren..

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Bring on the Brighton parade!

Thousands of young people took to the streets of Brighton in a rainbow parade of coloured costumes for the largest event of its type in the UK – the Brighton Festival Children’s Parade.