The Boat Project in Brighton

After two solid years of work, the generosity of hundreds of people, and the grand vision of artists, Lone Twin, The Boat Project has gone to sea and it is sailing towards Brighton. Come and welcome it on Saturday 19 May. By Honor Harger.

TED Salon

TED Salon: Unseen Narratives

TED, the people who organise everyone's favourite talks, hold TED Salons in London every year, offering invited guests a taste of the TED Conference. We were lucky enough to be at the last one. By Honor Harger


Turning Point Network Summit

Over the past couple of days, we've been in London at the National Turning Point Summit, and the TED Salon. By Honor Harger

Natalia Buckley

Friday Code Club with Natalia Buckley

Code demystified and future hackers born at Friday Code Club! By Emma Wickham

Image credits: © Caspar Benson/fstop/Corbis

BFI Shorts 2012

Thank you to all the filmmakers who submitted applications for BFI Shorts 2012. Due to the very high volume of submissions received, there has been a change to the timescale as originally set out in the guidelines.

Sea Telescope for 'Sea of Voices' - Invisible Flock

Invisible Flock in residence at Lighthouse

For the last week we’ve had the pleasure of having Invisible Flock in an unofficial residency at Lighthouse. They have been hard at work, fixing up the sea telescopes for their ‘Sea of Voices’ interactive walk, which launches to the public on 5 May. By Ikechukwu Onodugo

James Bridle at Lighthouse

Creative technologists join the Lighthouse team

Our Happenstance creative technologists have arrived and already feel part of our team. By Ikechukwu Onodugo

Etel Adnan, who features in  See Infinite Distance Between Any Point by The Otolith Group. Co-commissioned by Lighthouse

The Otolith Group in Brighton

Turner Prize nominated artists, The Otolith Group will be in Brighton to introduce the new work, I See Infinite Distance Between Any Point and Another on 13 April 2012. By Honor Harger

Scaled 1000 (1940s Brighton seafront)

Past Present continues

It’s been a busy time for Past Present, over the past few weeks several activities have taken place that highlight interest in this fascinating project. Project Manager Juliette Buss and Lighthouse’s Programme Curator Jamie Wyld spoke at the Imperial War Museum’s conference, Challenging History. Artist Hannah Brady has been out and about with young people, creating a collection of World War 2 images for an augmented reality app. And there was a teacher’s INSET day, where Lives at War was presented to Brighton and Hove’s history teachers. By Juliette Buss (Project Manager, Past Present), Hannah Brady (Artist, Past Present) and Jamie Wyld (Programme Curator, Lighthouse)

Image courtesy of Centroid

Motion Capture Lab – A Trip to Pinewood Studios

In preparation for our forthcoming Motion Capture Lab, a three day intensive training programme for filmmakers, Emily Kyriakides (Lighthouse’s Programme Producer) recently went to visit Centroid, our industry partner on the Lab. They’re a motion capture and character animation studio and services provider who have clients in the film, television and video games industries across Europe. By Ikechukwu Onodugo

Semiconductor. Photographed at Solar Systems at Phoenix Brighton 2011. Curated by Lighthouse. Photo © Roberta Mataityte

Semiconductor win Samsung Art+ Prize

This January, Samsung launched the UK's first major prize for digital art, with an eclectic selection of artists shortlisted for the award. We are delighted that Brighton based artists, Semiconductor, were awarded the prize. We attended the opening of the Samsung Art+ Prize exhibition at the BFI Southbank in London. By Jamie Wyld, Lighthouse Programme Curator


Exciting new Lighthouse programmes for 2012

Lighthouse is thrilled to be beginning the new year with some fantastic news about some major new programmes. By Honor Harger, director