Free & Cheap Things to do in June
Sussex Festival of Nature 2013
Free annual nature festival (formerly known as Springwatch) is back for another year and once again it will take place on the beautiful field outside Stanmer House and Stanmer church. The best of Sussex’s diverse wildlife and the new South Downs National Park will come together for a family friendly event. The solar powered festival held in partnership with The National Trust and South Downs National Park. Enjoy a range of free activities for the whole family whilst learning about your local wildlife including seed bombing, making bug hotels, and many more!
Stanmer Park, Lewes Road, BN1 9SE
Don’t miss a rare opportunity to pick up some work by Brighton’s graffiti legend AROE. Over the last 10 year Aroe has defined the look of Brighton streets, both with his own work and that of artists he’s invited to paint the city’s walls. This exhibition will feature new original canvases, pieces from Aroe’s studio, and a brand new and very limited edition screenprint.
Prescription Art, 1 Beaconsfield Parade, Beaconsfield Road, BN1 6DN ?
From Sat 1
The Snapper Jaxx Kids Club at Churchill Square Shopping Centre is an exciting mixture of entertainment and play and each month will have a different theme. No booking is required, just turn up on the day! The sessions last around 25 minutes, are totally free and children can stay for one or more sessions. Please note that parents must remain with their children during these sessions.
Churchill Square Shopping Centre, Churchill Square
The Makers Boutique is Brighton’s best regular Art & Craft Fair showcasing the cream of creativity. Come browse 30 stalls of handmade goods including original art & prints, ceramics, jewellery, fashion, toys, stained glass, furniture, photography, and this month we even have someone making some fab handmade textile cactus’ for the home! They are so cool! Their events are held at Brighton Unitarian Church on the first Saturday of each month. They are conveniently located slap bang in The Lanes near Brighton train Station and the Pavilion.
Brighton Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton
Every June, in cities around the world, people ride bikes naked to celebrate cycling and the human body. The ride demonstrates the vulnerability of cyclists on the road and is a protest against oil dependency. On 9th June they expect up to a 1,000 riders to take part in the Brighton ride. Full nudity is permitted. They invite you to dress down your body and dress up your bike. At Preston Park there will be body paints to decorate yourself with slogans and designs, and flags to fix to your bike.
Preston Park, BN1 6UU
People’s Day is a community event to celebrate the diverse communities of Brighton & Hove. The city centre is transformed into a street festival showcasing different activities from various communities across the city: from performances, food stalls, an Older People’s Zone, the City College Country Fayre Zone, the Eco Technology Show, including the Health & Wellbeing Zone with stalls sponsored by Brighton Fashion Week, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Where: New Road – Jubilee Street – Jubilee Square – Corn Exchange – Church Street – Studio Theatre – City College (Pelham Street) – Brighthelm Centre.
Various Locations, Brighton
The UK’s premier event for trade, building owners, occupiers, and the general public covering sustainable build, energy, transport and technology. Also you can: see products, innovations and services covering Eco Build, Design, Energy, Transport, Office, Home and Technology under one roof. Choose from over 60 free workshops and talks covering commercial property, renewable energy, the Green Deal, domestic energy efficiency and retrofits, plus smarter transport and waste.
Brighton Centre, King’s Rd, Brighton, BN1 2GR
The high street show will unveil the latest trends in both men’s and women’s wear in the middle of Churchill square, with fashion provided by your favourite retailers. In keeping with the accessibility of the high street, the show will be held in the very building that sells each item, therefore, within 5 minutes of seeing a piece on the catwalk it could be in a bag, alongside a receipt, flung over your shoulder. The high street show demonstrates fast fashion at its best. Accessorize, Aldo, Bershka, BHS, Blue Inc, Burton, Clarks, Crocs, Debenhams, Dorothy Perkins, La Senza, Next, O’neill, Pineapple, Republic, River Island, Shoon, Swarovski, Tie Rack, Warehouse, Zara More to Be Announcedshion Show
Churchill Square Shopping Centre, Russell Pl, Brighton, BN1 2RG
Visit the UK’s only primary school based on Buddhist values for our annual Summer Fayre. Enjoy healthy food and delicious cakes in our ‘pop-up’ Vegetarian Cafe, check out our range of stalls, children’s activities and games, bid for a bargain at our silent auctions and chill-out in our Mindfulness Space.
The Dharma Primary School, The White House Ladies Mile Road, Patcham, BN1 8TB
TAKEPART is a two week celebration of sports and physical activities in Brighton & Hove. With over 250 different events and activities there is something for everyone whatever your age or ability. TAKEPART provides residents, young and old, with many free or low cost opportunities to have fun and be active in a wide range of sports and physical activities. With a wide range of events, demonstrations, taster and competitions, the festival gives you the chance to enjoy the many different activites the city has to offer. Sign up, join in and have fun!
Various venues in Brighton and Hove, BN1
From Sat 22
Free creative meet-ups for all who are interested in the contemporary craft scene in Brighton & Hove. Each monthly event will kick-off with a speaker (or speakers) sharing their creative knowledge and experiences, including designer-makers, artists, buyers, teachers and bloggers. Free, Non-Ticketed. Do arrive early for a seat. To register your interest in attending, head to http://craftaganzalive1.eventbrite.co.uk
The Old Market, 11A Upper Market St, BN3 1AS ?
Friday evening jump-starts the mayhem with their Kick-off cocktail Party, where you can meet and mingle with the gorgeous performers, models, volunteers, organisers and other key people involved in the weekend. This intimate soiree will be held in ‘The Gods’, a private function room at the top of the beautifully-appointed Koba Bar. DJs Tintin (Club Spank) and Nick T (Circus de Muzika, Merkaba). Dress code: Fetish / OTT / Alternative / Smart-Casual (e.g. no trainers, sweatshirts, baseball caps). No nudity please. Please be warned that you will have to pass through the public part of the Koba on the ground floor to reach the stairs up to the function room, so please wear a long coat if you’re shy about your outfit… but if you’re an extrovert, go for it and enjoy the attention from Joe and Jane Public as they gawp at your amazing attire. Buy your ticket here: http://www.wegottickets.com/f/6236
Koba, 135 Western Road, Brighton, BN1 2LA
From gifted teenage upstarts and students honing an industry-ready craft to ageing rockers who’ve toured the globe, it’s fair to say few towns offer more in terms of musical multiplicity, personality and quality than this fair seaside town. There’ll be no lack of entertainment with live performances from local favourites including; The Dead Reds, Kovak, Jacko Hooper, Fragile Creatures, Kenelis & Tom Staniford, and an after party featuring alt-rockers Black Bonds then DJs Peter Von Sleaze and DJ Rish-Dizzle extending the celebrations until 2am. Tickets are only £5 and can be purchased online from tinyurl.com/BMAtickets but do hurry in case there are none left on the door.
Latest Music Bar, 14-17 Manchester St, BN2 1TF
The Friends of Brunswick Square & Terrace are celebrating Brighton’s rich artistic heritage with an exhibition of local artists’ work, set in the historic grandeur of Brunswick Square gardens. Art fair featuring a wide variety of work of local artists including photography, painting, illustration, sculpture and jewellery.
Brunswick Square Gardens, BN3 1EH