Things to do this week: 24 – 30 September

Published On September 20, 2012 | By We Love Brighton | Archive

Too many words for an eternal silence – 24 September

Venue: Mange Tout 7pm
The latest work of award winning photographer Nazare Soares offers space to reflect on the concept of time and the value that photography holds within it,inviting you to fine tune perceptions of otherwise fleeting moments.”In her work a connection with nature is evident,coupled with a sombre calm,solitude and the dreamlike,but above all,her work breathes love” Monica de Juan. Free

Digital, Media & Technology Open Studios – 24/28 September

Venue: Various 9am-5.30pm
There will be talks, workshops, networking and the unique opportunity to get a sneak preview of what goes on behind the scenes. Participating companies will open their doors to potential employees, interested freelancers and would-be and actual clients alike. Free

City Books Present: Brighton Crime Gathering – 25 September

Venue: Ropetackle Arts Centre
Take a trip into the murkier side of sunny Brighton with Sara Sheridan and the first Mirabelle Bevan Mystery, Brighton Belle! City Books present Brighton Crime Gathering featuring Sara Sheridan, Mark Peterson and Peter Guttridge. Three fantastic authors share the stage at Ropetackle to discuss their crime novels which are all set in Brighton. £8

City Reads Book Quiz – 25 September

Venue: Latest Music Bar 7.30pm
With questions on everything from genre fiction to literary classics, plus a dedicated round on this year’s City Reads book, there’s brainteasers aplenty for book lovers of all persuasions. This event always sells out, so book early to avoid disappointment. £5

SchMOVIES presents ALL THE YEARS OF TRYING – 26 September

Venue: Cowley Club
Part music documentary, part concert film, Dom Shaw’s film concerns ‘lost’ punk poet Patrik Fitzgerald, a big influence on the likes of Benjamin Zephaniah, Chumbawumba and more recently, King Blues and Milk Kan. Born in 1956 in Stratford, he began performing and recording his acoustic bedroom anthems during the punk rock explosion of 1977. Free

0-1 App Preview Event – 27 September

Venue: Nightingale Theatre 6pm
The new 0-1 app will claim the iPhone as its human-god interface, peeling back the flesh-machine divide to speak with everyone’s digital soul. This free 0-1 app, created by The Nimbus Group and available soon, will be previewed at the Nightingale Theatre as part of Brighton Digital Festival 2012. The event invites everyone to join in, preview this one of a kind app, and meet their (digital) maker. Free

David Trent: Spontaneous Comedian – 27 September

Venue: Upstairs Three and Ten 6pm
David Trent makes phenomenal comedy. It will blow your mind. He wrote this himself. ‘His use of video, animation and repetition is brilliant and unique’ Nominated Best Newcomer in the 2012 Fosters Comedy Awards. Free

Jazz @ Grand – 27 September

Venue: The Grand Hotel 8pm
Resident crooner Matthew vanKan performs a selection of swing, jazz & ballads in the Victoria Bar. If you have any music requests or would like him to dedicate a particular song to somebody then please email with some details and as much notice as possible. You can view his current set list here Free


Venue: Brighton Media Centre 7pm
“Planet Earth is in jeopardy and as part of the Brighton Digital Art Festival, I am having an art attack and redirecting the hysterical public into The Brighton Media Centre’s Friese-Green Gallery for cover. You will be handed a complimentary drink and robot-related nibbles and then shown a series of 2D robots in punky-funky, lounge DJ ambulance – I mean ambiance.” Free

Hopfest – 28/29/30 September

Venue: Various Friday -4pm and Sat & Sun – 9am until Sun 30 Sep
Beer tastings, music and a hop exhibition will be on offer at the Partridge Green brewery, not to mention the ‘Home & Away Tour’ where ticket holders can take a journey to go behind the scenes of three major Sussex and Surrey breweries. Free

Cider Festival – 29 September

Venue: Ancient Mariner 1pm
They have live music all day starting at 1pm right up to 10pm from a selection of our favourite bands. A BBQ will be going from 1pm – 10pm with lots of cider and apple influenced dishes, yummy. There will be a cider bar to get your taste buds tantalising with lots of different ciders, cocktails, and apple based liqueurs. They have a kids’ corner open until 7.30pm with face painting, arts and crafts, and apple treats and drinks. Free

Hove Park Railway – 29 September

Venue: Hove Park 2pm-5pm
This is a miniature steam railway situated at the north end of Hove Park, only open on summer weekends. This is a public running day. If you are planning to visit for the first time, we recommend that you contact one of the club officers at Our track is located at the North end of Hove Park, backing on to the British Engineerium. £1 adults, 50p children

Young Artists’ Day: World Stories – 29 September

Venue: Brighton Museum 11am-3.30pm
A series of short drop-in art workshops led by young artists and inspired by the new World Stories: Young Voices gallery. If you are aged 16-24 and want to run a workshop, watch the World Stories Facebook page for details Free

Apple Day – 30 September

Venue: Stanmer Park 2pm-5pm
A celebration of the apple harvest with children’s activities, orchard tours, apple identification, cookery demonstrations, apple pressing and stalls for more

Brighton Digital Festival Closing Performance – 30 September

Venue: The Basement 8pm
Among the performers is Spacedog, brainchild of Brighton’s award-winning composer, digital artist and roboticist, Sarah Angliss. Surely the only live band on the circuit to give equal billing to its human and robot performers, Spacedog’s highly original act has been embraced by audiences from folk clubs and esoteric electronica festivals to Steampunk nights, maker faires and science museums. Free

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