Brighton Festival 2017

This year's Brighton Festival - along with the accompanying Fringe, Open Houses and Great Escape events - promise 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.

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Children's parade kicks off Brighton Festival in style

It's become the biggest event of its kind in Europe. Thousands have taken to the streets of Brighton for this year's Children's Parade.

Eighty schools from the across the city have spent months working on their spectacular costumes and puppets.

The procession marks the start of the Brighton Festival, as Malcolm Shaw now reports.

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