Hijack Children’s Festival

Hijack Children’s Festival | 22/10/16 – 26/10/16

Published On September 16, 2016 | By We Love Brighton | Theatre & Arts Reviews & Previews

Sat 22nd – Weds 26th October

A 5 day festival for curious children aged 0-11 years and their adventurous families.

Hijack Children’s Festival is presented by Kids at Komedia for it’s 3rd edition of this bi-annual event. The city centre venue will host a massive rave for little ravers at Junior Jungle, welcome back four hours of creative fun at Sundae Club, get interactive with a punk inspired messy play Bless This Mess, and a music concert about human emotions The Bad Mood.

There have been two previous Hijack Children’s festivals in Brighton in 2013 and 2014, both bursting with innovative and exciting events. They hijacked venues, libraries, a public square and a woodland park with fantastic artists for some interactive, hands-on events. Children have made wishes for their city and dens in the woods, launched rockets, discovered jazz and have met a stunt-man, dinosaurs and a spaceship called Futertron!

Having received funding from Arts Council England, Hijack will also work with local artist David Parker of Figment Arts to run a project at Bevendean Primary School and The Bevy pub between Saturday 22nd to Wednesday 26th October. Groups will make a short film at the end of their experience and these will be shown at a screening on Wednesday at The Bevy. Anyone aged 6-11 years is welcome to take part this event and pupils of Bevendean Primary will be eligible for free tickets.

For more information about the festival see the Hijack website.


What’s so good about the world anyway?
a mission for young minds – discover, create and share your answers to life’s big questions
A brand new interactive experience from the artist who turned Komedia into a family film making studio in 2012.
Sat 22 – Weds 26 Oct
Bevendean Primary School and The Bevy | 6+ years

Junior Jungle
Massive raves for little ravers
A great one for anyone wanting a more ‘grown up’ baby disco. Be ready to dance for at least an hour to the best dance music of our time’
Sat 22 Oct at 1:45pm
Komedia | 2+ Years


Sundae Club
Komedia’s sell-out event returns with a theatre show, craft activity, picnic, ice cream sundaes and live music set to get everyone dancing with The Swing Ninjas.
Sun 23 Oct 11am-2.30am (doors 10.30am),
£7 single ticket or £27 family of 4 (min 1 adult per 3 children). Ages 2-8years.

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