Brainchild is a growing DIY network of creative people.

Our highlight of the year is Brainchild Festival, a three-day event that takes place in East Sussex in July. We also produce cross-art events throughout the year. We are always sharing ways for people to get involved, from performing at the main Festival, to volunteering, designing art installations, taking part in our HATCH nights at Platform Southwark, and many more opportunities across the year.

Some of the Brainchild team with Jerkcurb at our ‘Red Moon Safari’ party at Vault Festival


Artists, creators, activists, musicians, poets, performance artists, speakers, DJs – and all other makers imaginable – Brainchild is looking for you!

If you wanna play, perform, make an installation or do something totally different, then check out our application forms here. Brainchild Festival 2019 takes place from 12-14 July in East Sussex. Deadline for applications is Friday 15 March.

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We’re looking for innovative theatre, cabaret, comedy, music, poetry, performance art and everything in between – anyone willing to take risks and try something new. We host six short performances across the year at Platform Southwark, of early-stage works with the aim of encouraging audience feedback and new connections.

Our next HATCH night is Thursday 4 April. If you are interesting in performing, please fill out this application form by midday on Thursday 21 December.

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Festival Inquiries: 

To volunteer on the festival green team email ollie or hannah

To be on the build and break team email bria

For general on-site volunteering email tomo

For food trading inquiries email jasper

For press email lucy

For arts programming including theatre, comedy, cabaret, poetry, workshop, talks or anything in between email india

For any other enquiries email

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