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Dreamy Place, formerly Brighton Digital Festival, launched a new seven-day programme of art, creative tech and digital culture in October 2023 in Brighton & Hove and Crawley.
Produced by arts agency videoclub, the community-led festival showcased world-renowned artists and installations alongside local creative talent and interactive events. Dreamy Place has been designed to engage people of all ages and backgrounds with the potential of creative technology.
The new name, Dreamy Place, aligns with videoclub’s vision to use the celebrated programme to encourage people to think about how new creative technologies can arouse curiosity, inspire creativity, and benefit mental and physical health. It has expanded outside of its original location across Brighton & Hove and explores how the festival can enable greater inclusion.
The first Dreamy Place took place across two sites over two weekends: in Crawley from 12 to 14 October and in Brighton from 19 to 22 October.
Find out more in the programme pages:
Dreamy Place has been curated and produced by artists’ film and digital culture agency, videoclub. The programme has been created in partnership with arts, culture, technology and community partners from across Brighton & Hove, Crawley, the UK and internationally.
Partners include Brighton & Hove Museums, Brighton Youth Centre, Carousel / Oska Bright Film Festival, Crawley Community Youth Service, Crawley LGBTQU+, Crawley Library, Crawley Museum, Creative Crawley, eott, Exploring Senses, Fabrica, Gallery Lock In, Lighthouse, Martin Goya Business, South East Dance and The Old Market.
The 2023 programme has been made possible thanks to funders, sponsors and supporters including Arts Council England, Brandwatch, British Council, CCiXR University of Portsmouth, Chalk Hill Trust, Crawley Borough Council, Govia Thameslink, HTC, Plus Accounting and Visual Elements.
Who we are
Director: Jamie Wyld
Curator and producer: Thomas Buckley (2023)
Curator and producer: Moritz Cheung
Producer: Harley Kilburn
PR: Helen Wade
Website design and development: Oli Pyle
About videoclub – videoclub.org.uk
videoclub, established in 2005, is an artists’ moving image and digital culture agency, which showcases artists’ work across the UK and internationally. We support and collaborate with small collectives to large institutions, offering curated programmes to engage the public through screenings, exhibitions, residencies, and commissions. videoclub’s aim is to create accessible, inclusive opportunities for people to make, see and experience digital culture and artists’ film and video.