Things to do at the Weekend: 21st – 22nd September
Brighton Digital Festival – There’s not long left to enjoy this great City wide, yearly celebration of digital culture! This weekend’s highlight has to be ‘The Paper Cinema’s Odyssey’ at The Old Market, Homer’s cornerstone of literature vividly told with beautiful illustration and masterful puppetry.
Brighton Japan – It’s the final weekend of this annual celebration of Japanese culture, make the most of it by getting down to the Old Steine for 11am for the free traditional Matsuri Weekend with Taiko drumming, Japanese rock bands, geisha, sumos, Okinawan dancers, Shakuhachi and Shamisen players, Enka singers, face painters, kimono dressing workshops, origami classes Japanese children’s games, Martial Arts and street food and drink.
City Reads – Get bookish with this City wide celebration of literature, this year Terry Pratchett’s ‘Guards Guards’ provides the back drop to a variety of events. This weekend get down to The Old Market for the Vintage Fair featuring the Book Doctor who can help you revitalize your tired reading habits!
Brighton Art Fair – The largest annual Art exhibition on the South Coast returns to The Corn Exchange with over 100 Artists and exhibitors selling a variety of wares including paintings, prints, ceramics, photographs, sculpture and much more!
Regency Colour – Get down to the Royal Pavilion where this exhibition explores the interior decor of the Royal Pavilion with Regency colour theory discussing the different colour schemes used in the Royal Pavilion and why certain colors were used as well as the palace’s innovative and radical use of colour during this period.
Haven’t You Grown Sale – a large table-top sale event at the Hove Centre with over 40 table-tops selling nearly-new items for babies, toddlers and young children as well as local business tables, an area for babies and children to play and cupcakes. The first 100 entrants will gain a free goodie bag and all door sales will go to the Little Me charity.
Vintage and Craft Fair – A great craft fair at Rottingdean Village Hall, selling craft items, cards, glass ware, antiques, retro jewelry and collectables, charity stalls, workshops in patchwork and crochet and tea, coffee and cake! A great event to encourage local Artists and crafty people to exhibit and sell their own work.
We Stand Alone Presents: Nearly Dan performs Steely Dan – The ten piece Nearly Dan promise all the Steely Dan favourites in a two hour-plus show at Concorde 2, featuring tracks from the groove of Countdown to Ecstasy to the super cool of celebrated albums The Royal Scam. Aja and Gaucho. A real treat for all music lovers and an unmissable concert for any aspiring musician young or old.
King of Clubs present: Sounds Like Saturday – Get ready for a club night that is a full-blooded attack on all things RnB, Hip Hop and Commercial with a DJ battle that is set to blow the roof off! With DJ Dubl (BBC 1Xtra) and DJ Outbreak (Codesouth FM).
Apple Day at Stanmer Park – Apple day is an annual celebration in and around the orchards at Stanmer Park and is a free, family event. The day features juice-making demonstrations, children’s activities, apple identification, guided tours, produce, food and drink, music, storytelling, stalls and much more.
Street Diner – The Level is celebrating it’s amazing redesign and Street Diner are joining the party! Get down to the North Lawns by St Peter’s Church for Brighton’s tastiest Street Food Market!
Terry Garoghan; The Auntie Flo Slide Show – A Sunday lunchtime show at Komedia, but leave the kids at home! Terry will be accompanied by his wry sense of humour and the amazing cello of Miss Angie Wilson and the ticket price includes a copy of Terry’s new Aunty Flo album.
Stand Up for Labour: Part of Brighton Comedy Festival – Your chance to see five of the biggest comedy talents all in one show Eddie Izzard, Jo Brand, John Bishop, Stephen K Amos and Lloyd Langford come together for an incredible one-off gig during the Labour Party Conference. This star-studded line up will have you rolling in the aisles with a great night of laughs for Labour.
Holy Moly! – A great afternoon and evening, at the North Laine Pub, of driving rhythms with 1960?s Funk to loosen up limbs and stompin’ 1950?s Rhythm & Blues! Keeps the rhythms raw (& earth-bound) with a selection of heavyweight Funk work-outs, followed by Rhythm & Blues grooves to move you!
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