2nd May Bank Holiday Brighton: Things to do 23rd – 25th May 2015
Woohoo! Another Bank Holiday and another great opportunity to get some culture in you! There are so many great events with Brighton Fringe and Brighton Festival in full swing as well as exhibitions, music and even a roller derby. Here’s our May Bank Holiday Brighton things to do for the 23rd – 25th May 2015.
Beach Shack Project Exhibition – Brighton Fishing Quarter
An 8 week exhibition showcasing a vast array of talented local artists work. Expect an eclectic mix of contemporary and affordable arts and crafts by 14 different artists & designers, from original artwork to general gifts.
1st – 31st May
Fri 11am-4pm, Sat & Sun 10am-5pm | FREE
Artists Open Houses – Various Venues
A festival in itself, the Artist Open Houses comprises over 200 venues (mainly people’s homes) across the city. It’s a great opportunity to see artworks and snoop around inside the homes of creative city residents!
Every weekend in May
Various times | FREE
Carousel – The Level
A visually spectacular, viscerally enthralling tale of a fairground after dark. Carousel features a splendid, fully functioning merry-goround, which provides the centre-piece for an edgy story of the enigmatic characters who inhabit the fairground.
22nd – 23rd May
9pm | FREE
B.Fest – The Level
A festival for young people, by young people. If you’re 13-19, or feel like you are, it’s for you. B.fest takes to The Level for one weekend, creating space for young people and anyone who wants to join in for a weekend of performance, creativity and fun.
23rd – 24th May
From 9am | FREE
St. Ann’s Well Gardens Spring Festival – St. Ann’s Well Gardens
Activities and entertainment for the local community, families and visitors with arts & crafts, children’s entertainment & performances, zorbs, food, dancing, competitions, bungee trampolines, nerf wars and archery.
11am – 7pm | FREE
Hellbent: Post Punk Exhibition – Prescription Art
A series of new works on canvas and paper. This is the Brooklyn Street Artist’s first solo show outside the US, following exhibitions in New York, LA and Chicago, and a recent giant commission (and clothing range) for Ralph Lauren in New York.
Until 1st June Tues – Sat
12pm – 7.30pm | FREE
The Tale of Tommy O’Quire – Dukebox Theatre
Tommy hates everything. When he overhears talk of a map that leads to treasure. Greedy for gold, he commits murder and steals the map. Along the way, he meets wolves, monsters, ghost-miners, and worst of all his own conscience.
23rd & 25th May 12.30pm & 24th May 3pm
£5 (£4) (£12 Family Ticket)
Fringe City – New Road
Get a taste for Brighton Fringe 2015, summed up in our outdoor city centre showcase. Expect crazy cabaret, tremendous theater, art installations, live music and more.
Every weekend in May
From 1pm | FREE
Fringe City Family Picnic – Pavilion Gardens
Bring your picnic blankets and hamper for Brighton’s biggest picnic with family friendly performances, sports activities and more!
Sat 23rd May
From 1pm | Free
Circus of the Streets – Preston Park
A mix of traditional circus artistes and the technical imagery of modern theatre, 30 young performers from circus schools across Europe showcase their talent in this exciting, vibrant show. Laughter, amazement and pure excitement.
23rd May 2pm, 4.45pm & 7.30pm, 24th May 12.30pm, 3.30pm, 25th May 2.30pm, 7pm | £15 – £24
Live Roller Derby: Brighton Rockers – The Dolphin Centre
Discover roller derby: a fast-paced, full-contact sport played on roller skates. The fearless Brighton Rockers will take on the Hotties from Hot Wheel Roller Derby – guaranteed to be an action-packed afternoon!
2.30pm | £8 (£7) (£24 Group of 4) (Under 12s Free)
Third Party: The Sagas of Noggin the Nog – Theatre Royal
The classic stories by The Clangers and Bagpuss creators Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin, which became one of the most iconic television series of the 1970s, are playfully retold using puppets, original music, film – and a cast of silly Vikings.
23rd May 5pm & 24th May 11am, 2pm & 5pm
£5, £10, £15, Under 16s Half price
Nursing Lives – The Warren: Main House
A love story set in the early 1980s of Thatcher’s Britain, ‘Nursing Lives’ takes us back to the hard-working, heart-breaking, swing-dancing world of the UK’s wartime hospitals.
23rd – 24th May
5.45pm | £11 / £9.50
Sam Green Presents: The Measure of All Things – The Old Market
A new live cinema performance by Academy Award- nominated filmmaker Sam Green with chamber group yMusic. Inspired by the Guinness Book of Records, Green weaves together a series of poetic portraits of record-holding people.
23rd May 7.30pm & 24th May 4pm & 7pm
And Now: Fleeting – Brighton Beach between the piers
An installation on the beach created by And Now: artists who create unexpected visual experiences inspired by the natural world. As daylight fades, hundreds of individual points of fire create shapes and swathes of glowing light and shade.
As daylight fades | FREE
Hove Carnival – Hove Park
A family friendly fun day with amusements, displays, rides and arena acts starring The Amazing Galloping Acrobatics.
12pm – 6pm | FREE
Character Activist – The Warren: Theatre Box
Sooz Kempner plays three characters who all believe they can change the world: Michelle (Essex princess) Phalydia (posh vlogger) and Nancy (West End legend).
4.45 pm | £8.50 (£7)