Add Your Favourite Place To The Archive

Deadline for Brighton Festival submissions is midnight on Feb 28th!!

Tell us a story about your favourite place in Brighton and Hove. We want to hear about your favourite space in the city. A place that makes you happy, calm, excited or reflective. Where do you go to relax, play, socialise, be alone, be yourself or be someone else?

The Archive of Favourite Places, an ongoing project conceived by Jim and Sofia from Stephenson&, aims to create a digital archive of special places in Brighton and Hove, according to the people who live here.

By taking part in this open call, your favourite place will automatically be added to the online archive that will be accessible for everyone to explore. 12 stories will also be selected to create a city-wide exhibition and walking tour as a central part of the Brighton Festival in May 2022. The archive is a chance to share your story and to explore the city through other people’s eyes.

As we have collectively moved in and out of various states of lockdown over the last two years and been unable to travel for new adventures further a field, an unlooked-for opportunity has been created for us to rediscover and rebuild what our hometown means to us. By gathering these places and the stories that go with them, the idea is to document the way we live together in this brilliant city, and to share those stories with each other, and maybe have a new adventure. 

If you’d like to be involved, click here to email us with the story of your favourite place (or email Tell us why it means so much to you and we’ll add it to the archive. You can also send a photo if you wish, though it’s not essential to the submission. For Spring 2022 we’re only accepting submissions about Brighton & Hove and the surrounding area, but hopefully we’ll bring the archive to other places soon. You can send more than one story if you can’t pick just one place and you can send us your story at any time, but for it to be considered for the exhibition at Brighton Festival, please send it before the end of February (midnight on Monday, 28th). If your story is picked for the exhibition, Sofia and Jim will meet you at the location of your story to take a portrait of you there and record some audio of you telling your story.