Angelic Film Premiers In Our City

A new film stars the people of Brighton and Hove, the Mayor and Caroline Lucas MP in homage to the Angel of the City.

Angel with MayorA short film will be premiered for the first time on Saturday, March 16th, at 3pm, in Brighton’s Jubilee Library, and will reveal how Brighton and Hove is a City of Angels. It is entitled Angels in our City.

The film captures the spirit of the competition to find the Angel of Brighton and Hove in words and images. The story unfolds revealing how the search for the Angel of Brighton and Hove makes unexpected discoveries and concludes with a spectacular sacred service celebrating the City’s human and divine angels. Cllr Dee Simson, the Mayor of Brighton and Hove, the children of the City and Caroline Lucas all contribute to the narrative.

AngelAngels in our City was made by Sarah West of Westcreative, a local documentary filmmaker, who is well known for recording the moving stories behind many human challenges, including the use of music in the treatment of dementia and the inspirational restoration of the Brighton Unitarian Church.  

The broadcast journalist Jon Briggs said of Angels in our City: “At a time in history that seems entirely unmagical, angels seem to bring some much-needed positivity into our world. This film reminds us that angels and angelic behaviour are not only within us, but also transcend all faiths, races and beliefs… and far from being fictional exist all around us, so long as our vision remains unimpaired by prejudice.”

Above all things, the film reveals how Brighton and Hove welcomes diversity in many ways and is proud to honour and embrace people of all faiths, ethnicity and views.
The film was produced by the Interfaith Contact Group of Brighton and Hove which organised the competition and was funded by the Building a Stronger Britain Together initiative. The Angels in Our City Competition was supported by Brighton and Hove City Council.

The Interfaith Contact Group of Brighton and Hove was formed over 20 years ago to bring the diverse religious groups and none in our City together in harmonious accord. It runs monthly prayer groups, concerts, conferences, open days and a much-celebrated annual service.

The film will be shown for the first time on March 16th in Conference Room 2 of the Jubilee Library, Brighton BN1 1GE at 3pm. Those attending are invited to meet the Mayor of Brighton and Hove, the winners of the competition, along with those involved in its creation, who will be available for interview, and its story and contribution will be briefly discussed. The film will be publicly available from midnight on the 16th of March, 2019.

If you would like to attend the launch or ask any questions about the film and the competition, please contact the Secretary of the Interfaith Contact Group – Rev Anthea Ballam on 01273 503211 or 07730 561700 or email