Things to do this week: 17 – 23 September

Published On September 14, 2012 | By We Love Brighton | Archive

Princess Mononoke – 17 September

Venue: Duke of York’s Picturehouse 6.30pm
Set in the Muromachi era (1338 – 1573), this magnificent epic traces Japan’s move from the Middle Ages to modernity with a breathtaking artistry that first brought Miyazaki to the attention of Disney, who distributed the film in the USA. From the opening sequence onwards, it is packed with memorable images. Out of the woods leaps an extraordinary beast, a gigantic Boar God writhing with snakes, causing death and mayhem on its rampaging way. £6

Persistent Peril vs Calika – 18 September

Venue: Lighthouse 9.30pm
Persistent Peril present a night of free digital music & animation at the Lighthouse. Team PP will line up alongside Brighton based digital musician Calika ( in a one of a kind live performance. Free but ticketed

Live ‘n’ Laughing with Paul Sweeney – 19 September

Venue: Blind Tiger 7pm
Paul Sweeney is a fast-rising young performer who blurs the line between stand-up and rock star with his sharp, self-deprecating and original comic songs. Paul has gigged all over the country over the last 3 years and is quickly making a name for himself. £5/£10 OTD

Ho bina! – 19 September

Venue: Brighton Dome 10am
Stimulate your child’s innate musicality and creativity through singing, movement and games. These friendly sessions, run by actress and early years music specialist, Sara Markland, provide sound beginnings in music and are as much fun for grown-ups as they are for their kids! 10am (under 2s), 11.15am (2-4 years) £5

Cherokee Nation Project Launch Event – 19 September

Venue:  Sallis Benney Theatre 3.30pm
The Cherokee Nation digital cultural exchange project publically launches with an event at the Sallis Benney Theatre. Working with a digital artist, children from Blatchington Mill School and Cardinal Newman Catholic School will be creating and producing content about identity, that will later be exchanged with the Cherokee Nation Fort Gibson and Maryetta Public Schools.

Bulbul 2012 – 20 September

Venue: the Nightingale Theatre 7.30pm
Bulbul 2012 is Sandpit Arts’ first annual playwriting competition.Four writers. Four locations. One theme: the Arab Spring. Far away from 24-hour rolling news networks, these tense, witty, absurd and melancholy plays teach us something about what it means to be a human being yearning for freedom. £5

Brighton Art Fair – 20 September

Venue: Brighton Dome 11am
Brighton Art Fair is a major annual event in the arts calendar of the South Coast. It’s is an opportunity for the public to buy art from the best local and national artists and for artists to sell direct to the public, to make contacts and to build a relationship with buyers and potential buyers. £5 in adv

POP UP DIGITAL – 20 September

Venue: Northern Lights 8pm
POP UP Digital will bring together leading social innovators: Benita Matofska, Founder, The People Who Share, Liam Muckleston, Co-Founder of Caydoo and digital trailblazer, MD of Tizuni, Nick Tong for an evening of social inspiration. From Twitter to Airbnb, our lives are increasingly shaped by sharing. Free

Sussex Cider Festival – 21/23 September

Venue: Earth and Stars 12pm
With hand picked examples of local ciders, plus live music on Sunday, courtesy of our resident gypsy jazz boys. Their award winning roasts will also be served on Sunday, so book to avoid disappointment. Free

The dotBrighton Game Jam – 21/23 September

Venue: The Skiff 7pm
Calling all coders, designers, artists, musicians and big kids! Come along to the dotBrighton Game Jam and make games together over a weekend. Working alone or as part of a team, you’ll have 48 hours to create a game based on the top-secret theme that’ll we’ll announce at the start. Video games, board games, card games or playground games are all welcome. Free

DO THE RIGHT THING – 21 September

Venue: Duke of York’s Picturehouse 11pm
It is very rare that film can simultaneously entertain through narrative, style, performance, photography and music, whilst educate, inform and really make the viewer think about difficult and complex issues. In many ways DO THE RIGHT THING is cinema refined to its finest. £6

Tiggle’s Chocolate Telescope – 22 Septemebr

Venue: Waterstones Book Shop 11am
Story-time at Waterstone’s bookshop in Brighton, usually followed by arts and crafts activities, and occasionally authors are there for book signings. Every Saturday, this is a FREE event. Anyone under the age of 10 is welcome to come and read with us, get a bit messy with an art task and generally have a proper good time! Free

Spoken Word – 23 September

Venue: Upstairs Three and Ten 7pm
Alanna McIntrye and Jo Merriman present Courage and Light a rehearsed reading of extracts from a work-in-progress. It is a personal story, which describes growth through loss and finding a way of re-threading life. £7/£5

City Reads – My Policeman – 23 September

Venue: Various Venues
City Reads is a shared reading experience – like a giant citywide book group. This year we invite you to read Bethan Roberts’ new novel My Policeman, a tale of a tender and tragic love triangle set in 1950s Brighton. The programme of events inspired by the book’s themes and local period setting include readings, performances and workshops.

Celebrate Our Energies – Free workshop – 23 September

Venue: Sussex Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Centre 11am
Ancient and modern explanations of the phenomena of universal energy – and how we can use this information to enhance our own health, self-development and understanding of the world around us. Free

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