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Please arrive at ACCA ten minutes before your booked time slot for the performance.

Daniel Naddafy & Marty Langthorne 'First Light'

Part of Brighton Festival 2024

Bathe in sound and light with your baby as you explore the wonders of how their senses develop. Sit, lie down or stand while sharing this immersive, intimate experience. Inspired by research into the expanding vision of children from birth until 18 months from the University of Sussex Baby Lab, this 15-minute installation distils the world of awakening perception into a unique show. Real-life soundscapes harmonise and echo a newborn’s hearing as lights twinkle and colour slowly fills the performance pod.

Co-created by theatre-maker Daniel Naddafy together with artist and lighting designer Marty Langthorne, this performance is designed for a baby between 0–18 months to experience with their adult.

Each ticket will cover a group of up to four people (including the baby) to come into the performance pod.

Please arrive ten minutes before your time slot as latecomers will not be permitted.

Co-commissioned by Barbican London and developed with support from Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts and Half Moon Theatre.

Image by Holly Revell

Anyone who has managed to book a slot for First Light at ACCA during Brighton Festival will be invited to take part in some research with Sussex Baby Lab

Any babies who take part will contribute to one of two ongoing studies: in one babies are shown images of patterns that are either natural (e.g., clouds, branches, plants) or not natural (e.g., objects or buildings) so we can see if infants have a bias for looking at the patterns of nature. In the other babies are shown images from baby books so we can see what image features make a book image engaging to babies.

All babies who take part will be given a baby book to take away.

Dates & Times

  • Wednesday 08 May, 2024
    11:00am – 4:00pm
  • Thursday 09 May, 2024
    10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Friday 10 May, 2024
    10:00am – 4:00pm


  • Group ticket
Please arrive ten minutes before your time slot. Three performances an hour. Duration: 15 mins. Each ticket allows a group of up to 4 people (including the baby) into the space.
SOLD OUT Brighton Festival: Daniel Naddafy & Marty Langthorne 'First Light'
Wednesday 08 May  – Friday 10 May

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