Things to do at the Weekend: 23rd – 24th November

Published On November 18, 2013 | By We Love Brighton | Archive

It may be blustery and a bit damp but with all the great stuff that’s happening this Weekend there’s no excuse not to get out and about in Brighton with film festivals, exhibitions, craft fairs, Father Christmas meet and greets, chocolate making, theatre, club nights and live music there’s something for everyone.

All Weekend

Cinecity – Cinecity is now in full swing with a programme packed with the very best in international cinema and a packed programme of premieres and previews, artists’ cinema and installations, treasures from the archive,free education screenings and special events.

Into the Blue – This family friendly exhibition of all things blue, from the collections of the Royal Pavilion & Museums, 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.

MADE 2013 – Welcoming over 120 innovative and original makers and designers to show and sell their work directly to the public. Beautiful and unique jewellery, textiles, glass, ceramics, furniture and much more across all prices brackets, means the fair provides something for everyone’s taste and budget.

Miniclick presents Possessed by Sarah Faraday and Yujiang Wang – Could you give up a valued possession for a photograph? The Phoenix Gallery exhibition space will show work by both artists and act as a participatory swap shop, offering photos in exchange for personal possessions. The photographic images will be displayed online and within the space. Liberation, or painful process – you decide.

Father Christmas’ Laughter Laboratory – Father Christmas will be be flying in from the North Pole to visit the children at Churchill Square this Christmas and for the first time ever he will be bringing his Laughter Laboratory with him, along with a crack team of Elf Toy Technicians.


Chocolate Workshop – Learn to make Luxury Belgian hand made Truffles, Xmas Tree Decorations, Chocolate Lollipops and hand filled Gourmet Chocolates in the Cafe at St Ann’s Well Gardens.

80p Indie Weekend – A weekend of new indie-music from all over the UK at The Horse and Groom. Including: The Tuts, T.O.Y.S. The Fireworks, M J Hibbett, a 60 piece “indie-choir” and local favorites I Like The Go Go & Black Rooster Black Shag.

BEATS –  A coming-of-age story exploring rebellion, apathy and the irresistible power of gathered youth at The Old Market. With techno. Lots of techno, ‘BEATS’ by Kieran Hurley. Feat: Post-Show STICK IT ON, where YOU are the DJ. Check out our preview here.

Off the Cuff – Quick-fire comedy Upstairs at Three and Ten from the popular stalwarts of Brighton’s improv scene, Off the Cuff twist the audience’s suggestions into comic gold, making for a different show every time.

It Is Still 1985 – 80s club night for the cool kids at The Haunt, like a glimpse into Patrick Bateman’s CD collection. Dress code – No Jacket Required.


Christmas Open Day – The Dome begins the countdown to the holiday season by taking over it’s Café-bar with a host of free entertainment to get you into the Christmas mood. They’ll also be bringing back their festive photo booth, so don’t forget to dust off those Christmas jumpers!

Christmas Boutique Market  – Come and explore our boutique of hidden treasures at Powder Boutique! Vintage stalls, jewellery, cakes and treats by cake gusto, goody bags & more! Plus ‘Curtis Skinner’ vintage swing vocalist and South Coast Swing events.

Blast Off by Kid Carpet – The Noisy Animals are THE biggest band in the world and they are about to blast off into outer space on a mission to find their brand new sound for their latest hit album. In a super duper really really fast adventure around a rock ‘n’ roll musical universe, our friends encounter noisy planets, cheesed-off nursery rhyme characters, shooting stars and Shakespeare. A great show for kids at The Old Market.

LOUT Present: Valerie June – Valerie Junes brings her stunningly emotive amalgamation of blues, folk, gospel, soul, Appalachian and bluegrass (including irresistible banjo) to the Haunt. BUY TICKETS HERE.

Late Night – With it’s new home now at Life, LATE NIGHT will be taking over downstairs and the terrace from 2am ­ 6am giving all you 24hr party people a place to go for those late night/early morning sessions. Late Night DJ’s will be providing the sounds and keeping the music fresh while our lovely bar staff keep you topped up with cheap booze.

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