Best Things to do in Brighton This Weekend: Saturday 7th – Sunday 8th June

Published On May 28, 2014 | By We Love Brighton | Things to do features

We are praying for sunshine this Weekend but even if you’re not going to be laying on the beach all Weekend there’s lots to do! With exhibitions, street parties, markets, life drawing, Edinburgh comedy previews, DJs, free cinema and gigs there’s something for all of Brighton and beyond!

All Weekend:

Screen Shot 2014-06-04 at 17Faculty of Arts Graduate Show 2014 –  See work by the artists of the future at our vibrant annual degree show. For one week this summer the entire Grand Parade campus is open to the public – a huge art gallery showing a range of work by students from art, design and architecture courses. Visitors are invited to browse the studios and purchase work from over 500 rising stars of the art world.

From Downs to Sea: A Slice of Life – Seascapes by L S Lowry and Jeffrey Camp; rural scenes by Peter Doig and Edward Burra; and urban images by Carel Weight and David Redfern are all included in this exhibition that encourages the visitor to reflect on their own personal responses to the art that they see.

Seed to Seed: Lorenza Ippolito – An exhibition of video and still photography by artist filmmaker Lorenza Ippolito. Seed to Seed is an allegorical piece that explores the links between biodiversity, the seed and cultural diversity, identity and belonging, and what happens when globalisation impacts on them both.


Kemptown Carnival One of Brighton’s largest free community street festivals, set in the heart of Kemp Town Village returns this Saturday for a day packed with parades, theatre, music, art, dance, workshops, market stalls and of course plenty of food and drink!

Vaca LoucaWe Made This: Brighton Market – We Made This market returns to Brighton this Summer! With a wide variety of handmade goods from over 20 designers and makers as well as a fantastic cafe run by Fiveway’s own Lark on Lowther! They will be serving up a delicious selection of hot drinks, lunches and most importantly – cakes! It’s not to be missed!

Dr Sketchy’s Life Drawing – An Anti-Art school, the world’s premier alt.drawing movement. It’s a life-drawing class where Entertainment meets art.  Beautiful burlesque performers, bizarre circus acts, cabaret, drag queens, sideshow freaks, fetish divas and the finest examples of Hunky man-flesh. They let them loose on stage to release the artist in you! 

Edinburgh Preview: Rob Auton: The Face Show – A new show about faces by Yorkshire born writer and performer Rob Auton. Rob likes writing about the things he likes. One of those things is faces. After The Yellow Show and his recent hit The Sky Show Rob now turns his attention to faces.

Hospitality with Camo & Krooked // Spy // Etherwood // Callous // Lowqui // Ruthless // Youthstar – Hospitality returns with established Drum & Bass legends, perpetual heavy-hitters, award-winning breakthrough talent, and up-and-coming producers who are destined for massive success.


IMG_0862Art Deco Fair – Original goods from the 1920′s through to the 1970′s to buy including: Ceramics & Studio Pottery, Glass, Figures & Figurines, Jewellery & Items of Personal Adornment, Vanity and Fashion Accessories, Bakelite & Plastics, Chrome, Lamps/ Lighting, Clocks, Mirrors, Household, Pictures/ Prints, Furniture, Dining, Occasional, Living, Books and much more!

Brighton Naked Bike Ride – A naked lunch, a seaside bike ride in the buff, a paddle in the sea and a naturist beach picnic! Every year since 2006, Brighton has joined World Naked Bike Rides around the world to celebrate cycling and the human body. The ride demonstrates the vulnerability of cyclists on the road and is a protest against car culture.

The Chalkwell Ladies Drum and Bass League – Two tweeded ladies turn up to enrol on a drawing class, the pencil slips and they instead enrol in Drum ‘n’ Bass lessons! Pink Fringe and Radio Reverb invite you to attend the Live Radio Recording of four episodes of the first series of The Chalkwell Ladies Drum ‘n’ Bass League!

Clocktower Cinema – Free cinema at The Quadrant every week! What could be better than kicking back for a free movie with beer on tap! This Sunday it’s a cracker, their playing the Royal Tenenbaums.

Danger Music Presents: Just Like Giants + Summerslam 88 + Harker + James Hunt An evening of great music with headliners Just Like Giants, alternative pop-punk band from the South of England. Having played shows in London, Southampton, Bristol and Cambridge with the likes of Pup, Crowns, Yearbook and Roam, JLG have built up a dedicated fanbase. 

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