Free and Cheap Things to do in January

Published On December 19, 2013 | By We Love Brighton | Archive

So when the wrapping paper is filling up the recycling and you’ve had turkey for breakfast every day since Christmas don’t fret, cheer yourself up by getting to one of the great events on offer across Brighton and Hove this January. With food markets, comedy, theatre, live music, brewery tours, fashion shows, poets vs MCs, cabaret and club nights.

street-dinerStreet Diner – Brighthelm Gardens

Street Diner is Brighton’s hottest weekly Street Food market. Bringing global street eats to the hungry foodies of BN1. Runs run EVERY Friday.

Fri 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st Jan

NorthLaineBreweryNorth Laine Brewery ToursNorth Laine Pub

Tailored brewery tours available for all as the pub opens the doors to it’s very own brewery every Mon- Thurs, price includes a flight of three ales and a pint of your choice. Read our review here.

Mon – Thurs 6th – 9th, 13th-16th, 20th – 23rd, 27th – 30th Jan
5.30pm – 9.30pm – £9.95

Fat PopsFat PoppadaddysThe Haunt

A viable alternative to the commercial offerings of other Monday nights. Fat pops is the only straight up party with quality music, a banging, carefree atmosphere and the best kids that Brighton has to offer. Fat Poppadaddys is a personal experience for all those that attend on a weekly basis. Once bitten forever smitten.

Mon 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th Jan
11pm – £3 Facebook Guestlist before 12.30pm. MOTD


bang-bang-boogalooBang Bang BoogalooMesmerist

The resident band Pollito Boogaloo (little dancing chicken) play afro-colombian roots music drawing from classic 60s cumbia, vallenato and puya and mixing in a little dub and some voodoo. Dancing shoes not essential, but seriously recommended.

Tues 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th Jan
9pm – FREE

GDS 3Green Door Store’s 3rd Birthday Bash – Green Door Store

Celebrate three years of intimate shows with big bands, emerging local talent, sell out shows, exhibitions, BBQs, their first mini festival, film screenings, and late night parties. Expect a plethora of local talent, plus some special guests. DJs from all the best clubs nights & promoters all in one night!

Fri 10th Jan 
9pm – FREE

OxfamFashion For Freedom The Brunswick

Revamp your wardrobe for free! With a catwalk collection made out of materials sourced entirely for free by student designers and a clothes swap to help you get rid of your unwanted Christmas presents! All proceeds go to Oxfam.

Sun 12th Jan
5pm – FREE (£3 Suggested Donation)

Poets vs MCsThe 11th Annual POETS vs. MCsConcorde 2

The UK’s most raucous annual spoken word event is back! Now in its 11th year, Poets vs. MCs brings together the city’s finest rappers and performance poets for a bizarre and spectacular night of verbal sparring and lyrical elasticity. 6 poets – 6 rappers – 1 showcase round – 1 battle round… Which team will win? YOU DECIDE!

Thurs 16th Jan
7.30pm – £3 + bf in adv

Brief HistoryA Brief History of BeerUpstairs at Three and Ten

Join Will and Trish to learn about the world’s favourite beverage! Equal measures sketch, theatre, lecture, and surreal drink-a-long game, this is a fast paced journey through millennia. We’ve combed the records, visited the ruins and tasted an impossible number of beers to bring you this docudramedy.

Weds 22nd & Thurs 23rd Jan
8pm – £8.00/£6.50

SundaeSundae ClubKomedia

A ‘Light & Dark’ themed family event including films, workshops, storytelling, a show from Birdsnest Theatre and a live band. Bring your own lunch or get food from Dukes @ Komedia, our Ice Cream Sundae bar will also be open!

Sun 26th Jan
10.30am – 2.30pm – £8.50/£6.50/£25 (family of 4) under 2s go free

CabinetJohn Robertson’s Cabinet of ChaosThe Quadrant

A balls-to-the-wall fusion of comedy, variety, cabaret, Japanese cartoons, radio plays, chat shows and live music. Hosted by well-dressed Australian John Robertson, this is the night where it all happens – but we’re not sure what that means.

Thurs 30th Jan
8.30pm – FREE

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