Record-breaking numbers descended on Brighton this month for the fifth annual Brighton Digital Festival. The UK’s largest celebration of digital culture came to a close on Sun 27 Sept after drawing more than 50,000 visitors to its 192 events.

Events included interactive art exhibitions, futuristic conferences, digitally inspired performances and educational events, bringing local, national and international audiences into the heart of Brighton and Hove’s digital cluster.

Alongside fun and educational events for all ages, there were events for industry experts such as the Reasons To Be Creative and dConstruct conferences, and plenty to do for kids at the Mini Maker Faire.

This year also saw Brighton Digital Festival appoint its first chair, Jon Pratty, a creative director who helped establish the festival in 2011.

Mr Pratty said: “Brighton Digital Festival 2015 has been a roller-coaster four weeks of incredible digital activity across the city.

“One thing is for sure – the hunger for digital culture and creativity across Brighton and Hove is growing stronger each year. There have been lots of business-to-business events this year, with the Wired Sussex Open Studios really well attended, and as ever, the digital community in the city has shown ever more ingenuity and creativity.

“Work now starts on development and fundraising for Brighton Digital Festival 2016, but first, I need a really long sleep!”

Many events have already confirmed their return to Brighton Digital Festival 2016, which is now entering its planning stage. Visit www.brightondigitalfestival.com and follow @DigitalBrighton for the latest news and to find out how to get involved for next year’s festival.