Free and Cheap Things to do in February
February isn’t just about Valentines! Brighton is full of great events throughout the month and we’ve picked our favourite free and cheap events in case your still suffering from the Christmas over-spend! With Comedy, Quizzes, Art, Science, Launch Parties, Birthday Parties, Gigs and Talks you’ve no excuse, not even the rain!
Comedy Corner – Cornerstone Pub
Barfly stand up comedy at this intimate venue with a whole host of comedians. Monday 3rd – Tim Renkow, Anthony Miller, Sarah Mills and Joe Bunn. Monday 17th – Wayne The Wierd, Colin Matin, Adrienne Coles and Alfie Shaw.
Mon 3rd & Mon 17th Feb
7.30pm – FREE
Challenged with Brian Gittins – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
Join your hosts Brian Gittins and his 7ft robot Charles Petrescu for a night of mindbending questions, puzzles and prizes. Teams include: John Kearns (Best Newcomer Fosters Comedy Award 2013) and Joe Lycett (Celebrity Juice, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, 8 out of 10 Cats) and you (the audience).
Weds 5th Feb
8.30pm – £7
Brighton Science Festival – Various Venues
This annual festival is back to liven up your February once more, with a wide range of weird and wonderful exhibitions, talks, workshops and much more all across Sussex. Prices vary but many events are FREE! Here’s our highlights.
Thurs 6th Feb – Mon 3rd March
Various times and venues
The Kemptown Carnival Launch Party 2014 – Concorde 2
The first major fund raising event for Kemp Town Carnival in an action-packed Spring. A wonderful night of mayhem and wonder. Feat Carnival Collective + Cozinha + Barulho + Maracatu Cruzeiro Do Suul Dance Troupe and Critical Masquerade Plus DJs Eggs Legs, Radio Giromundo & DJ Robin D’Rich!
Fri 7th Feb
11pm – £6 + bf in adv
Fanfare – Ink_d Gallery
Work by John Simpson and Pure Evil as well as Miss Bugs Night, Night Sleep Tight (thousands of pharmaceutical capsules set in resin), Carne Griffiths Persephone (his largest and most most striking drawing yet) and mosaics from anarchist ceramicist Carrie Reichardt.
Fri 7th Feb – Sun 9th March
Mon – Sat – 10am – 6pm / Sun – 12pm – 4pm – FREE
Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair – Brighton Dome, Corn Exchange
Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair returns to the Brighton Dome next month. Our event will be held in the spectacular Corn Exchange. We’re packing the place out with 50 vintage stalls for Men & Women alongside some handmade and home ware stalls.
Sun Feb 9th
11am – 4pm – £2 under 12s free
The Naked and the Nude – Warehouse Gallery
A daring and provocative journey into art exploring all things naked. Exhibiting six talented artists and showcasing beautiful and exciting artwork in a variety of media complimented with a series of tantalising after dark ticketed events.
Fri 15th Feb – Sat 8th March (Weds – Sun)
10.30am – 5pm – FREE
Astrid’s Tea Party: FemRock’s 1st Birthday Party! – Green Door Store
Celebrate Femrock’s 1st Birthday! “It’s been a truly amazing year for us and we have all of our wonderful performers and fans to thank for that! (That means you.) So we’re throwing an extra special night for all of us, full of love, cake, dancing, and glitter of course! Plus we have some exciting surprises up our sleeves…”
Weds 19th Feb
7pm – £4
The Space Presents… – Emporium
Broadcaster and Journalist Samira Ahmed and Oscar nominated film producer Alison Owen (Academy Award nominated, Alison went on to win the BAFTA for Best Film and establish a reputation as one of the UK’s most respected producers). In conversation with host Lisa Holloway.
Thurs 20th Feb
8pm – £10/£8
Brighton Unsigned Presents: Unsung Lily – The Hope
After the re-launch Brighton Unsigned is proud to present another awesome gig introducing Unsung Lilly – a pop/soul band all the way from Surrey. Plus support from Yourgardenday, Stark and Mortie Pockett.
Sat 22nd Feb
7.30pm – £3 Advance / £4 OTD
Rabbit in Headlights – Upstairs at Three and Ten
Catch some of the best new and established comics at Brighton’s longest running new-act night. Often hilarious, sometimes bizarre and occasionally mind-blowing! A great night of comedy hosted by local comic Aidan Goatley.
Fri Feb 28th
8pm – £6.50/£5