Things to do at the Weekend: 26th – 27th October
There’s so much to do this October Weekend in Brighton and beyond. With exhibitions, Halloween events for kids and adults, craft fairs, guided tours, comedy and a host of great live music.
Jan Svankmajer: The Inner Life of Objects Exhibition – At the University of Brighton Gallery. Jan Švankmajer has been a major influence on the likes of Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam and the Quay Brothers. This exhibition heralds the 50th anniversary of his first film and features sets and decors, puppets, costumes, drawings and storyboards from many of his acclaimed films.
Halloween at Borde Hill – Fearless explorers of all ages can take part in the Dragon and Pumpkin Trails and visit the witch in her House full of treats. Enter the Ghost Tent and become a dragon, vampire, skeleton or witch with spooky face paints and get arty and make some fun and freaky craft pieces to take home for the family.
Halloween Shriek Week – Oodles of eerie events and seasonal surprises at Drusillas to keep your little horrors half term happy. Venture through the creepy cobwebbed corridors of Haunted Height, venture through the old temple ruins and unravel the mystery within to find a Mummy and scuttle along to the Discovery Centre for some creepy crawly encounters.
Makers Boutique Winter Exhibition – A fabulous showcase, in Brighton’s Fishing Quarter, of handmade contemporary arts and crafts by local artists from artwork to ceramics to jewellery. With many unique and affordable gift ideas for family, friends and even your dog! With 19 different artists exhibiting you are sure to find the perfect handmade present.
Only in Brighton Tour – Starting at Al Duomo, a curiously fact-filled and tongue-in-cheek look at the landmarks, past and present, that make Brighton a city like no other. For the visitor, it is an insider’s introduction; for the hardened Brightonian, a revelation and celebration. This personal tribute cuts to the heart of a unique city in all its glory, shame and muesli.
Oxjam Brighton Takeover – Oxjam sees Cities across the country put on fundraising music events to raise money for Oxfam’s great work. The Brighton Takeover sees venues across the City take part with acoustic coffee shop sessions throughout the day, bands playing all afternoon and evening and DJ’s through the night; it’s set to be the biggest one yet!
Thom Tuck goes straight to DVD: Part of Brighton Comedy Fringe – Following several years of heartbreak and a strange amount of spare time on his hands, Tuck has watched nearly to every Disney film to ever cross our paths. With heartfelt tales of thwarted love and a dependable guide to the good, the bad and the downright awful of Disney releases, Thom Tuck, Upstairs at Three and Ten, proves we’re not alone in our love of truly terrible romantic comedies.
Lout Presents: Blaenavon + Little Fears + Tiny Dancer – See this trio of great bands at Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar. The teenage trio that is Blaenavon have been marked out as a band to keep a close watch on. Sold out shows, support across BBC’s Radio 1 and 6 Music plus nods from tastemakers; Abeano, NME, Line Of Best Fit, Wonderland, The Fly and Clash – yet they’re all still too young to buy alcohol!
Modernistique All-dayer – A day of Mod-based heaven at The Brunswick featuring The Riots, French Boutik, The Travellers, Resoul, The Method One, The Loop, The See No Evils, The John Cade Collective, Rooster Robertson + Ian Jackson.
Billy the Kid His Life In Music + Katy and Rach Improvise – Who was the real Billy the Kid? Two men claim to know. They say they rode the trail with him. In this unique show they reminisce, sing, dance and talk to chickens. Music & comedy presented by Chris and Rex. Katy and Rach is an improvised show about real life performed by award-winning Katy Schutte and Rachel Blackman. All at Komedia.
Concorde2 Presents The Answer – The Answer are set to return in 2013 with a new album and a UK and European tour. Since releasing their third studio album, the Irish rockers have truly shaken things up, changing labels and management, and returning to the studio. Their new album “New Horizon” marks the band’s return to touring.
Clean Bandit – Clean Bandit bring their “classico-electronical” vibes to Digital. The eccentric collective is based round an instrumental core of string quartet, keys and electro-acoustic drums, evoking memories of classic Massive Attack and their live shows, they work with a variety of vocalists and play every single note live when they perform on stage, often joined by crazy dance crews.