Things to do at the Weekend: 15th – 16th March

Published On March 12, 2014 | By We Love Brighton | Archive

Hooray! The Sun is shining (hopefully) and the Weekend is coming! There’s lots to do across Brighton as always so here’s our highlights to help you decide. With Whalefest, SICK! Festival, St Patrick’s Day celebrations, exhibitions, bike rides, spring markets, wedding spectaculars, live music and club nights.

All Weekend:

Whalefest – A Weekend celebration of all things Cetacean at Brighton Hilton Metropole. Gok Wan will kick off proceedings, opening the festival on Saturday morning to the 10,000 odd visitors expected to join in the homage to these Ocean giants. BUY TICKETS HERE.

SICK! Festival – SICK! is a new art and cultural festival which confronts the physical, mental and social challenges of life and death. Tackling issues surrounding adolescence, mental illness, ageing and death, the festival offers an international programme throughout March, with live performances, dance, installation, film and debates across Brighton.

St Patricks Day Festivities – There are lots of great St Patricks day events on over this Weekend seeing as unfortunately the day itself is on a Monday! But you have to check out the annual street party and Weekend of celebrations at The Fiddler’s Elbow.

Gathering Light: Breaking Form – Part of SICK! Festival – A provocative two-part exhibition, at The Old Market, by award-winning photographer Clare Park. Collaborating with patients, their families and doctors, Clare captures the hope and strength of human spirit that shone through their shared experiences.

Vintage fashion at Churchill Square – The clothes, shoes and accessories of Concetta Trotta, an Italian woman who lived in Brighton from 1954 until her death last year, will be on view in Churchill Square. The clothes on display date from 1965 to the early 1970s. The dresses, skirts and shoes are not only reveal the fashions of the past but also tell the story of the life of a local woman and the area in which she lived.

Into the Blue – This family friendly exhibition of all things blue, at Hove Museum, is a journey of discovery in science, art and history. Using the blue objects as a starting point the exhibits lead to the discovery of some fascinating facts and the investigation of some intriguing questions.


Shed Bike Rides – Free bike rides organised by members of Brighton & Hove CTC aimed at getting first time cyclists or lapsed cyclists back on the road in a comfortable environment. This cycle with take be 10-18 miles long depending on where you start from.

Jessie Jumbles Marvellous Spring Market – Roll up, roll up! The finest vintage purveyors, the highest quality handmade products, a pop-up vintage tea room and face-painter (for small and big kids alike) and a veritable feast of fabulous stallholders, a splendid day is guaranteed for all! At St Matthias Church Hall.

The Quaint, Queer Weird Wedding 2014 Spring Spectacular – Celebrating everything alternative, Retro, LBGT and quirky vintage in the wedding world. Throughout the day, there will be burlesque dancing and risqué entertainment which makes our Wedding Spectacular unique. At the Corn Exchange in Brighton.

Dreadzone – Dreadzone flew into the commercial domain with the unique, genre busting dub, folk, electronic dance epic ‘Second Light’ which featured their first ground breaking top 40 hit ‘Little Britain’ back in ’96. See them at Concorde 2. Read our preview HERE.

Hospitality 9th Birthday – Filthy Media, Hush Your Beak and Hospital Records are delighted to announce the first Hospitality Brighton of 2014, returning to their new home Concorde 2. Straight off the back of two sold-out shows in October & December they bring you a Birthday banger of Hospital favourites & super special guests. WIN TICKETS HERE.


Amy Yon – Soulful raspy vocals of the talented Bristol artist here to enchant us at The Edinburgh. “”There’s something about the assertive openness of her voice, with its combination of rasp and swoon, that somehow links singer/songwriter Amy Yon to the early Melanie Safka.”

Acoustic Sunday – Whether you are a singer-songwriter, violinist or accordion player, everyone is welcome to apply for the opportunity to perform a live 20 minute in-store set at Music Room Brighton. The lucky artists will receive discounts on any items purchased on the day, as well as a £20 Musicroom gift voucher. Plus two of the acts will be invited back to play at a more formal concert.

Recovery – Brighton’s favourite reggae mash up with Cut La Vis and Boulevard Soundsystem. At the Fish Bowl.

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