2nd May Bank Holiday Brighton: Things to do 23rd - 25th May 2015

2nd May Bank Holiday Brighton: Things to do 23rd – 25th May 2015

Published On May 11, 2015 | By We Love Brighton | Things to do features

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.


2nd May Bank Holiday Brighton: Things to do 23rd - 25th May 2015Beach 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 Houses2nd May Bank Holiday Brighton: Things to do 23rd - 25th May 2015Various 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


2nd May Bank Holiday Brighton: Things to do 23rd - 25th May 2015CarouselThe 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.Fest2nd May Bank Holiday Brighton: Things to do 23rd - 25th May 2015The 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 Festival2nd May Bank Holiday Brighton: Things to do 23rd - 25th May 2015St. 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.

23rd May
11am – 7pm | FREE


Hellbent: Post Punk Exhibition2nd May Bank Holiday Brighton: Things to do 23rd - 25th May 2015  – 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’Quire2nd May Bank Holiday Brighton: Things to do 23rd - 25th May 2015Dukebox 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 City2nd May Bank Holiday Brighton: Things to do 23rd - 25th May 2015 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 Picnic2nd May Bank Holiday Brighton: Things to do 23rd - 25th May 2015 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 Streets2nd May Bank Holiday Brighton: Things to do 23rd - 25th May 2015 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 Rockers2nd May Bank Holiday Brighton: Things to do 23rd - 25th May 2015 – 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!

23rd May
2.30pm | £8 (£7) (£24 Group of 4) (Under 12s Free)


Third Party: The Sagas of Noggin the Nog2nd May Bank Holiday Brighton: Things to do 23rd - 25th May 2015Theatre 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 Lives2nd May Bank Holiday Brighton: Things to do 23rd - 25th May 2015 – 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 Things2nd May Bank Holiday Brighton: Things to do 23rd - 25th May 2015The 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
£15


And Now: Fleeting2nd May Bank Holiday Brighton: Things to do 23rd - 25th May 2015Brighton 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.

24th May
As daylight fades | FREE


Hove Carnival2nd May Bank Holiday Brighton: Things to do 23rd - 25th May 2015 Hove Park

A family friendly fun day with amusements, displays, rides and arena acts starring The Amazing Galloping Acrobatics.

25th May
12pm – 6pm | FREE


Character Activist2nd May Bank Holiday Brighton: Things to do 23rd - 25th May 2015 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).

25th May
4.45 pm | £8.50 (£7)

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