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The Sussex Festival of Ideas is a dynamic and engaging programme of talks, events and activities, from the newly-formed School of Media, Arts and Humanities at University of Sussex.

A free, four-day festival celebrating the work of the newly-formed School of Media, Arts and Humanities and local partners. The Sussex Festival of Ideas is a dynamic and engaging programme of talks, events and activities, from the newly-formed School of Media, Arts and Humanities.

In its inaugural year, the festival celebrates a host of contemporary ideas around documentary and film, music and creative practice, poetry and language, as well as the vital role of our local cultural institutions. We are working in partnership with the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts to bring you a series of discussions and performances that reflect the critical and creative community of students and staff in the School of Media, Arts and the Humanities.

We see this as an important opportunity for diverse audiences to connect with vibrant work collaboratively produced by a wide range of students, staff and community partners, including Charleston, Towner, Farley Farm, Photo Works and Audio Active. The festival has a designated employability strand for Media, Arts and Humanities students.

Please note - all events are either online or livestreamed from the venue for a remote audience.

There is no need to register - watch events live from on the day via the links on the Sussex Festival of Ideas website

Dates & Times

  • Wednesday 09 June, 2021
    11:00am – 7:30pm
  • Thursday 10 June, 2021
    10:00am – 7:30pm
  • Friday 11 June, 2021
    11:00am – 7:30pm
  • Saturday 12 June, 2021
    10:00am – 7:30pm


  • All events are online - tickets free of charge
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Sussex Festival of Ideas 2021
Wednesday 09 June  – Saturday 12 June
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