The Arts: Fresh air and fun

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Festival: Brighton Festival, the largest multi-arts festival in England, second only to Edinburgh in the UK, begins this Saturday until 25 May with street theatre, including Plasticiens Volants, part of the closing ceremony at the Barcelona Olympics (10 May 9:30pm Madeira Drive), New Sussex Opera performing Danton's Death (7/10 May 7:30pm pounds 10-22.50 The Dome 01273 709709), the brilliant Rambert Dance Company with New Ballet (7-10 May 7:45pm pounds 8-18 Theatre Royal 01273 328488). Academic Jacqueline Rose talks to novelist and academic Edward Said in The Pen and the Sword (14 May, 6pm pounds 5 The Dome). Less politics, and more "yoof" with Irvine Welsh in Keeping Tabs on Trainspotting and his other books (15 May 8pm pounds 5 The Dome).

Visual: A collection of new paintings by David Hockney - the largest since his exhibition at the Tate in 1988/89 - opens at Annely Juda Fine Art in London from Thursday. It has more than 30 portraits and 18 still lives never seen before and apparently inspired by his visit to the Vermeer exhibition in The Hague last year. Ends 19 July. Free Mon-Fri 10am-6pm Sat 10am-1pm 0171-629 7578

Exhibition: Bolton Wanderers have played their last game at Burnden Park, their home for 102 years, and head back into the Premiership in style as runaway champions and with a new stadium. An exhibition just opened at the Bolton Museum adds to the football/art crossover trend as well, with photos from down the years, works from contemporary artist Adam Beebee, plus casts of the present Bolton team's feet. 9:30am-5:30pm/Sat 10am-5pm Free 01204 522311