It's that time again - when art, music and culture collide in the biggest spectacle of its kind in the country.
This year's Brighton Festival, along with the Fringe, Open Houses and Great Escape events, promises to be the biggest yet with more acts than ever.
And with musician and poet Kate Tempest at the helm, there's a heady mix of entertainment to catch in the weeks ahead.
Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to artist Kathy Hinde of 'For The Birds', sculptor Cathie Pilkington of 'Liferooms' and poet Tommy Sissons.
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