Things to do on Easter Bank Holiday
The Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival is a twice yearly celebration of the great food and drink to be found in and around the city. Three are the anchor events – the Big Sussex Market, Live Food Show and Children’s Food Festival – taking over New Road, Royal Pavilion Gardens and Jubilee Square – for an epic two days of great food and drink. 28th March until 3rd April, various prices.
MINICLICK with Alma Haser and Natasha Carunana. The Miniclick Photography Talks are pleased to announce that Alma Haser and Natasha Caruana will be joining the Old Market for the culmination of their month of events dedicated to Women in Photography, and giving talks on their work this 28th of March, free.
Eastbourne Festival 2013 is launching on the Bank Holiday Weekend. For three weeks Eastbourne Festival will feature a wide range of events covering all artistic disciplines. Music, comedy, literature and theatre are featured as well as the visual arts. 30th March – 21st April, various prices.
Art Junky 11 will take place on Easter Weekend at Phoenix Gallery, this will put a bit of buzz into your holidays – bring the family along (kids under 10 get in free!), have your face painted, and get involved with their Easter themed activities! DJ’s will be supplying a mix of lively music to welcome the sun and get you dancing. 30th March, £1.
Brighton Craft Alliance serves as an outlet for local craft-makers, artisans and designers in & around Brighton. Now arriving at the Brunswick for the first of their monthly fairs. Entrance is free, children and well behaved dogs are welcome. The Brunswick do the most amazing Sunday lunches. 31st March, free.
Children’s Easter Egg Hunt at Hangleton Manor in Hove, on Good Friday from 11AM until 1PM. Easter Bonnet Parade – City Major to judge at 12 noon. Prizes for best children’s bonnets! The Easter Egg Hunt costs £3 which includes Easter Eggs. 29th March, £3
Easter Fun for Kids at the Ginger Fox with all proceeds to local children’s charity, Rockinghorse. The Ginger Fox will be a fun place for families and children over the Easter weekend with an organised Egg Hunt to enjoy from Good Friday through to Bank Holiday Monday. 29th March, £2.
Easter Egg Hunt at Devil’s Dyke. Come along anytime between 11am and 3pm to collect your quiz sheet and map. Find the eggs around the Dyke to solve the clues. Prizes for all. More Information: Devil’s Dyke Estate Office, 01273 857712, email@example.com. On 30th March, 31st March, 1st April. All tickets are £2 each.
Preston Park’s Easter Egg Hunt. On Easter Sunday 31 March from 11am to around 2.30pm in Preston Park, near the playground, complete the answers about its history, wildlife, trees and buildings to win a choccy Easter-Egg! And there’s a drawing competition to be entered, they’ll provide the drawing equipment, and the best picture of the park will win a special prize. It’s free, it’s fun, and it’s interesting! 31st March, free.
Rockinghorse Children’s Easter Egg Hunt. Join Alice and her friends from Wonderland for our Easter Egg Hunt in Royal Pavilion Gardens. Children will be rewarded with chocolate treats when they find the characters hidden throughout the gardens, and everyone will be entered into a prize draw to win a super family break. Parents must remain with their children at all times. 1st April, £3 donation per child to Rockinghorse.
The Children’s Food Festival is back. After the huge success of their Autumn Harvest event in Brighthelm Gardens, they’re heading to Victoria Gardens for two more days of foodie fun and exploration for little ones. 29th/30th March, free.
Octonauts On Tour at Brighton Sea Life centre. Those intrepid guardians of marine life, the Octonauts, are bringing their mission on a tour of the UK’s Sea Life centres this year.
Wallace & Gromit hit the road with Musical Marvels, a new family show with performances taking place at the Brighton Dome over Easter 2013. 30th March. Ticket prices start at £15 and are on sale.
COMEDY & CABARET
Krater Comedy Club at Komedia. Award winning comedy every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Eat, drink, watch and laugh as 3 top stand-ups and one of the best MCs on the comedy circuit entertain you. 29th/30th/31st March, £10 /£5 NUS.
Rabbit in the Headlights is a great night of new stand-ups hosted by winner of the 2011 BBC Radio 2 New Comedy Award, Angela Barnes. Taking place at Upstairs Three and Ten. 29th March, £6.50.
Funny Women: Brighton Nights at Komedia. This month’s Brighton Nights will feature a fantastic mix of new comedy and some Funny Women favourites. 30th March, £12/£10.
Marilyn Monroe is finding Heaven a bore, no drinking smoking or sex, and worst of all, no swinging music. She returns to heart at The Old Market for one more night of fun, bringing Las Vegas legend Elvis Presley & Amy Winehouse. 30th March, £15.
Boston Marriage one of America’s most revered and provocative dramatists, David Mamet conquers new territory with this droll comedy of errors set in a Victorian drawing room. To this wickedly funny comedy, Mamet brings his trademark tart dialogue and impeccable plotting, spiced with Wildean wit. This is an incisive satire of decorous vulgarity, barely repressed desire, and class hostility. 30th March – 6th April, £tbc. Venue: New Venture Theatre.
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