Things to do this week: 8 – 14 October

Published On October 4, 2012 | By We Love Brighton | Archive

Talk and Film screening: Ronnie Close – 8 October

Venue: University of Sussex 8pm
Irish artist and filmmaker Ronnie Close screens extracts from his work and discusses the research and ideas underpinning his practice. Close’s most recent project, Ultras, looks at groups of non-sectarian football supporters who have held demonstrations and occupied the street outside Parliament in Cairo after 74 fans were killed during street protests in February 2012. Free

Biloxi Blues – until 13 October

Venue: New Venture Theatre
Tony award winner, Neil Simon turned to his own life for inspiration and produced a trilogy of semi-autobiographical plays in the widely acclaimed Brighton Beach Memoirs. A New York review commented “A fine comedy, and another step in the process of making Simon neither so simple, nor so simplistic.” £tbc

Quiz Night – 8 October

Venue: Ancient Mariner 8pm
There are cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and second to last place teams. They also have the “Boozy Bonus” round, the team with the closest answer wins a bottle of wine OR the chance to gamble for the roll-over “accumulator” cash prize or wine vault. Previous prize totals have reached £113.00 and 24 bottles of wine. The round titles vary each quiz and is lovingly created by one of our regulars called Mark who likes to point out that it’s a fun quiz and not for “Wannabe Einsteins” £1

OTHER HANDS – 9 October

Venue: The Nightingale Theatre 7.30pm
A high-flying management consultant can restructure a company, but can she restructure her life? At home, her boyfriend won’t stop playing computer games and, at work, her client seems far too interested in her hands. In a world where efficiency and performance are everything, how do we deal with the things that can’t be managed? £8.50/£6.50

WARNING: May Contain Nuts – 9 October

Venue: Brighton Dome 6pm – 8pm
A taboo-busting evening of comedy, story and song featuring people who have experienced mental health issues and others who have not, yet. Compered by Brighton’s Angela Barnes, winner of BBC New Comedy Award 2011, for World Mental Health Day. Presented by arts charity Company Paradiso. £7/£5

Speakeasy Language Party – 10 October

Venue: Mrs Fitzherberts 7.30pm
Are you looking to practise a language or simply meet new and interesting men and women? The Speakeasy Language party brings together people of all ages from different countries with the common aim of practising a new language within a relaxed and fun setting. All are welcome from baffled Brightoners to struggling Spaniards! £6

Stephen Grant – 11 October

Venue: Brighton Dome Studio 9.15pm
Legendary Brighton comedian and Komedia compere back with a new show full of pedantry, energy, interaction, laughs, and tales of hilarious turmoil. Sell out 2000-2011! ‘Genuinely Funny’ * The List. ‘Exhilarating’ * Chortle. £14/£12

Challenging the way we look at things – 11 October

Venue: Chowen Lecture Theatre, University of Sussex 6pm – 8.30pm
Zoe Flynn and Bo Chapman of Salmagundi Films will demonstrate the therapeutic benefits of stop frame animation and explain why it is an especially empowering activity for people with cognitive impairment. Using simple software on laptops and personal objects as triggers for narrative, people with dementia can animate their memories ‘ to life’.

Fashionably Late – 11 October

Venue: Brighton Museum & Art Gallery 7pm-10pm
For one night only fashion takes over at Brighton Museum. Featuring: Fashion-themed cocktails / Vintage makeover station / Secret dress stories with Costume & Textiles Curator Martin Pel / Perspex jewellery masterclass / Bespoke nail art bar featuring designs taken from iconic fashion prints / Poptastic DJ set from Dynamite Sal and friends. Entry to major fashion & design exhibition, Biba and Beyond: Barbara Hulanicki. £5

Catalyst Club – 11 October

Venue: Latest Music Bar 8pm
Catalyst Club returns in Brighton for a regular night on Thursday October 11th this month and will be dedicated to the memory of Betty Mulcahy, who sadly passed away last month. At 91, Betty was our oldest speaker and in November 2011 shared with us her life and adventures as a professional poetry performer. £5

Speed dating 30-45yrs – 12 October

Venue: Oceana Brighton 8pm
Fancy a great evening out in Brighton where you’ll meet loads of new people? Their Speed Dating events at Oceana are great fun. Come along with an open mind, don’t take it too seriously and have a giggle about it all. You will be guaranteed a brilliant time – meet new people, expand your network of friends and you could also meet someone really special. For more info or to book on visit £19.99

SOUND EXCHANGE – 12/13 October

Venue: Northen Lights
Live music in Northern Lights. They are hosting a small music event gathering together local Brighton bands like Beautiful Word and Flash Bang Band (more to follow) with Finnish punk legend Pelle Miljoona. Pelle Miljoona is headlining and plays both Friday and Saturday nights, rest of the time schedule is yet to be confirmed. Free

Comedy Club 4 Kids – 13 October

Venue: Komedia 2pm
Otter-ly fantastic! Now in its sixth year at Komedia, Comedy Club 4 Kids is back and better than ever. Cracking entertainment for everyone over the age of six, we have the best comedians on the UK circuit doing what they do best… but without the rude bits! ‘The perfect way to entertain the whole family’ Three Weeks

Wild Park Wildlife – 14 October

Venue: Wild Park, Lewes Road 11pm – 13pm
Come for a walk around Wild Park (some steep sections) with the Park Ranger. Discover the wide range of wildlife that lives there and how it is managed. Free

Brightona motorcycle event – 14 October

Venue: Madeira Drive
There will be a custom bike show, live music (3 stages) and lots of street entertainment and not forgetting some amazing motorcycles this is a family day out come along and enjoy the day and drop a few coins in our collection buckets. Free

Forest of Thoughts: The Magically Morbid Mausoleum – 14 October

Venue: Blind Tiger 12pm
Dare you eat from the Disgusting Dinner Table? Learn spooky crafts and eat creepy cupcakes. Fearsome anatomically correct facepaint, chilling costumes and terrifying tricks mean you’re in for a treat – if you can resist infection from the undead. A scarily fun day out. Come dressed as something scary for your chance to win a Halloween Hamper. £2 Adults/ £1 Children

The Burlesque Against Breast Cancer Halloween Ball – 14 October

Venue: Blind Tiger 7pm
Burlesque Against Breast Cancer was created to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and has so far raised £15,000 through cabaret shows, erotic books and associated events. This year’s ball will be the most exciting yet: the line up will be revealed nearer the time but expect something very special indeed. All profits to Macmillan Cancer Support. £10

Mark Watson: The Information – 14 October

Venue: Brighton Dome 7.30pm
The world has never had such free access to information. Is the internet making us better or worse, smarter or more dependent? Mark Watson considered these questions, then stopped considering them long enough to come up with a barrage of jokes, stories and observations. Email: for pre-show briefing. £17.50

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