Taking place in venues both familiar and unusual across the bohemian, British south coast city, Brighton Festival is an annual celebration of music, theatre, dance, circus, art, film, literature, outdoor and family events. A veritable creative cornucopia of world-class art and entertainment happenings – including debates, musical concerts and theatrical performances – many of the festival’s events are specially commissioned and have their first public airings during these three weeks every May. Previous guest directors of this London-By-The-Sea critically acclaimed mixed arts fest, have included Vanessa Redgrave (2012) and Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi (2011). Guest director for the 2018 outing of the Brighton Festival, is acclaimed visual artist and cartoonist David Shrigley (pictured). Best known for his distinctive drawing style and works that make satirical comments on the absurdity of 21st century society, Shrigley’s darkly humorous compositions reflect the inconsequential, the bizarre, and the disquieting elements of daily life.