Things to do this week: 1 – 7 October

Published On September 28, 2012 | By We Love Brighton | Archive


Venue: Hampton 12pm-late
All week The Hampton will be showcasing 6 cask conditioned ales a day from local brewers. Promo Prices to celebrate The Hampton getting into the GOOD BEER GUIDE 2013. 20% off selected ales and food when we pair an ale to your meal.

Squawker Comedy Awards – 1 October

Venue: Komedia 8pm
In association with Komedia and Jill Edwards Comedy Workshops/Comic Boom. Dave’s Brighton Comedy Festival are very excited to announce their brand new comedy competition – The Squawker Award! For over a decade the Brighton Comedy Festival has presented the very cream of the comedy crop, and now we are taking a moment to focus on the seedlings if you will. £6.50/£5

Liberal Arts – 2 October

Venue: Duke of York’s Picturehouse 1pm
A witty and bittersweet cross-generational comedy-drama, LIBERAL ARTS sees writer/director Josh Radnor play Jesse, a 30-something university admissions officer who is jaded in both his career and his personal life. Free

Making Better Places – 3 October

Venue: Sallis Benney Theatre 5pm
How do we create places of excellence – beyond the mediocre? And how do we take collaborative responsibility and ownership of our spaces? How do we get sustainability right? A series of thought provoking presentations followed by a live debate discussing how we can make our places better. £10

Student Lock In Event – 3 October

Venue: Churchill Square Shopping Centre 6.30pm-9.30pm
Churchill Square Shopping Centre will be open for a unique shopping evening of entertainment, fantastic freebies and great discounts – strictly for students. Highlights of the evening will be free cocktails from the Mixology bars, tunes from the Concorde 2 DJ’s, a chance to get creative and show your tagging skills on massive Street Art boards and capture the moment with your friends in the Talking Photo Booth.Free

Apple Feast Afternoon – 3 October

Venue: The House of Friendship 4pm-6pm
The aim of the afternoon is to raise children’s’ awareness of local Sussex and English apple varieties through tasting and stories, to encourage children to taste and like eating apples and to have lots of fun! They will be serving tea and different kinds of apple cake, having a raffle, and selling our fabulous knitted apples.£2

Movie Night – 3 October

Venue: Sidewinder 8.30pm
Every Wednesday they’ll be screening a different film chosen by you the punters. Log on to their Facebook page and post your suggestions. Food & Drink Promos as well as Popcorn & Ice Cream. Free

Hammer & Tongue – 4 October

Venue: Komedia 7.30pm
Hammer & Tongue is the biggest promoter of slam poetry in the UK. Rob Auton is the special guest this October. He has had his poetry played on the radio by Jarvis Cocker, starred in a film adaptation of his poem ‘Footballers Life for me’ on Channel 4, and recently completed a full run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with his critically acclaimed debut solo show ‘The Yellow Show’. £5

Words Worth / Yorke Dance Project – 5/6 October

Venue: Nightingale Theatre 7.30pm
Yorke Dance Project presents its new, full evening dance production Words Worth. Yolande Yorke-Edgell has choreographed, directed and danced internationally for over twenty years. The company has a reputation for high production values, critically acclaimed choreography, veteran and new choreographers work and outstanding dancers.£8.50

Dave’s Comedy Festival Opening Night Gala – 5 October

Venue: Brighton Dome 8pm
Alan Carr returns to the hosting hot seat for this year’s Opening Night Gala, in aid of Sussex Beacon. He’ll be joined by a stellar line up including Jo Brand, Abandoman, Paul Chowdhry, Seann Walsh and Simon Evens to name but a few. £25

Handa’s Surprise – 5 October

Venue: Brighton Dome
When Handa journeys to see her best friend Akeyo, in the next Kenyan village, she takes seven delicious fruits as a surprise. But seven different animals have seven very different ideas… After all, who could resist the sweet-smelling guava, the ripe red mango or the tangy passion fruit? £7

Brighton Photo Biennial 2012 – 6 October

Venue: Sallis Benney Theatre 11am-5.30pm
A great line up of panel discussions kicks off this year’s Brighton Photo Biennial exploring the theme Agents of Change: Photography and The Politics of Space. Topics addressed will include: ‘What happens when photography is shown out of established gallery and publishing contexts?’ and, ‘How have artists addressed classified and government controlled spaces in their work?’ £15/£10

Brighton Photo Fringe Launch – 6 October

Venue: Hilton 9pm
Get there early – free welcome glass of wine for the first 50 guests! They’ve got great music, including a set from ‘The Big Itch’ DJ Stacey Richards. Accompanying this, Wandering Bears will be providing some stunning visuals alongside images from this year’s exhibitions. £4

The Lantern Fayre – 6/7 October

Venue: The Level 12pm-10pm
A two-day community arts festival on The Level, centred around a uniquely dressed market bazaar. With live music, digital performance, community games, arts and crafts, wonderful food and drink, live art, lantern making, creative workshops, tug’o’war, art installations, and world cinema from One Way Theatre. There will also be the chance to see new digital performance from Same Sky…the Sky Dome! Free

Festival of Arab Culture – 6/7 October

Venue: Royal Pavilion Gardens
Celebrate Brighton’s first ever festival of Arab culture in the beautiful arabesque marquee in the Royal Pavilion Gardens. Join us for two days of dance, film, music, storytelling and workshops. Free Entry

Jon Ronson – 7 October

Venue: Pavilion Theatre 2.30pm
Award-winning author and documentary maker Jon Ronson returns to Brighton to talk about his forthcoming book Lost At Sea. A collection of mini-adventures in the same vein as the best-selling Them: Adventures with Extremists and The Psychopath Path, Lost At Sea continues his investigations into madness, extraordinary behaviour and the human mind. £12

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