Lighthouse is a digital culture agency based in Brighton. We support, commission and exhibit work by artists and filmmakers.

Lighthouse creates vibrant, inspirational programmes that show how important artists and filmmakers are in a changing media landscape.

We work with digital art and moving image, which we present in our own venue in Brighton and beyond, nationally and internationally. By supporting artists and filmmakers, through commissioning, exhibition and professional development, we provide a platform for digital artists and creators to demonstrate that digital culture is about more than technology and tools; it is about ideas, emotion, learning, and aesthetics.

Lighthouse also runs the UK’s leading mentoring programme for filmmakers – Guiding Lights – which supports rising film talent by connecting them with some of the industry’s greatest names, including Sam Mendes, Alex Garland, Nick Hornby and Barbara Broccoli.

Lighthouse is a vibrant venue for events in Brighton. As well as hosting our own events, we provide spaces for commercial hire.

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In-flight accessories created by NON, sold at Red Bull Studio's The Gift Shop. Photo by Christine Hahn.

The Long Progress Bar 2016 - Festival of Radical Imagination

  • 8 September 2016 12:45-10pm

The Long Progress Bar, presented by Lighthouse, celebrates radical imagination and explores new methods of empowerment, collective action and technological progress. This year the festival zooms in on the platforms, interfaces and resolutions needed to build a better future and asks a new generation of thought-provoking artists, activists and academics: what is progress?

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Warren Ellis – Author

Aimee Cliff – Journalist
Ash Sarkar – Journalist & Activist
Melika Ngombe Kolongo – Artist
Nina Power – Philosopher & Author
Roger Hiorns – Artist

More speakers to be announced soon.

AS Chingy by Sam Rolfes
Rigged by Kate Cooper
The Suburbs Dream of Violence (Kingdom Come) by Gazelle Twin
Where Land Meets Sea by Embassy for the Displaced

More screenings to be announced soon.

Drill Folly (live)
Ital Tek (live)
Nkisi (DJ)
Yon Eta (DJ)

Suitable for

  • 18+


Tickets: Early-bird – £48, £32 concession (ends midnight 21 Aug 2016). Standard – £60, £40 concession.


28 Kensington Street
Brighton & Hove
East Sussex




01273 647197

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