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Best Things To Do This Weekend Brighton 14th – 15th November

Published On November 5, 2015 | By Claudia Suwalski | Things to do features

This just in, it’s nearly the weekend! In this week’s things to do this weekend Brighton, we have a bucket load of festivals, exhibitions, plays, fairs and parties to get you through the darkening nights. Exotic Creatures arrives at Brighton Museum,  Cinecity Film Festival gets underway, a pop-up vinyl shop at North Laine Brewhouse as well as ship shows, scarecrows and yet more running – there’s a lot of everything going on this weekend.

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Exotic Creatures

This temporary exhibition explores animals in royal collections, menageries and early zoos, and political beasts in the period 1750 to 1850. Discover the fascinating story of the first living giraffe in the UK, given to George IV as a diplomatic gift in 1827. Works on show include satirical prints and original menagerie bills, sculptural and ceramic pieces including a bronze rhinoceros, paintings and archival material. A painting of tiger cubs presented to George IV will be on public display for the first time ever. Families can enjoy the exhibition’s playful approach and children are challenged to complete the Royal Pavilion Creature Trail.

Magna Carta Exhibition

The Keep is thrilled to be hosting the Magna Carta Exhibition. Jointly created by East Sussex Record Office, the de Montfort Project and The Magna Carta project at King’s College, London to celebrate the 750th anniversary of Simon de Montfort’s parliament of 1265 and the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta.

Stylish Christmas Fair (AMEX)

Here’s a chance to find everything on your Christmas list all under one roof! From the moment you arrive you will be caught up in the Christmas spirit and atmosphere at The American Express Community Stadium. You will have the opportunity to see over 100 exhibitors across 3 floors including; Christmas gift ideas, Decorations, Home Accessories, Food & Drink to try & buy, Fashion & Beauty, Technology & Gadgets and much more. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a wine and ale tasting by Harveys of Lewes. Since The Stylish Christmas Fair proved to be one of the largest Christmas Fayres along the South Coast last year, we do believe this is a fair you shouldn’t miss.

things to do this weekend brightonCinecity – The Brighton Film Festival

CINECITY The Brighton Film Festival returns for its 13th edition this November with the very best in international cinema and is top of our things to do this weekend Brighton. It features a global mix of premieres and previews, artists’ cinema and installations, treasures from the archive, retrospectives, free education screenings and events, talks and debates. The festival screens right across Brighton & Hove in all the city’s cinemas and a host of other locations. This year Cinecity also launches a new screen in the centre of the city, at the Sallis Benney Theatre at the University of Brighton.


things to do this weekend brightonPop up Record Shop (Northlaine)

A posse of the city’s vinyl specialists come together to host a Pop Up Record Shop at the North Laine Brewhouse this Saturday. The all-day North Laine Brewhouse get together features dance music vinyl for sale from a mix of Brighton labels, vendors and shops. Shogun Audio, Well Rounded, Rarekind, One Shop and Ed’s Vinyl are all getting involved and there’s DJs on hand to supply the soundtrack to your browsing.

Scarecrow’s Wedding by Julia Doneldson

Get ready for a truly heart-warming adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved picture book The Scarecrow’s Wedding. Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay are excellent scarecrows who decide to get married. Harry sets off to search for their wedding day essentials but the farmer replaces him with the devilishly dangerous Reginald Rake. Will Harry make it back in time?

South Coast Ship Show

Coastal Shipping is proud to announce its new format named South Coast Ship Show. Previously held in Portsmouth, they are excited to now be bringing local shipping enthusiasts, model boat makers and collectors together under one roof in Brighton.

The Ultimate Old School Party

An amazingly talented DJ will be spinning classic hits from the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s – Bee Gees, Blondie, Sister Sledge, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Donna Summer, Depeche Mode, Queen and many, many, many more! Expect Funk-Pop-Disco-Dance and bring along all your friends and relatives, for groups are very welcome.

Patterns with Gerd Janson

Gerd Janson is the quintessential DJ’s DJ, unearthing the gems that get other music lovers hot and excited. The man has his plate full. Whether at the helm of the long-running Liquid club night at Frankfurt’s Robert Johnson with DJ comrade Thomas Hammann, dishing out simmering analog House as co-owner of label Running Back, or penning many a story for Germany’s Spex and Groove magazines, not to mention his scholarship of American studies, he seems to run on more powerful batteries than the rest of us. Enjoy this adventure through magic dance music new & old, with special guest appearance by Kool DJ Pink Alert. It’s risky, but it’ll make you frisky.


things to do this weekend brightonPam Ann: Queen of the Sky

The world’s favourite International Air Hostess, Pam Ann is back in the UK with a new show for 2015. Pam Ann’s caustic wit knows no boundaries so fasten your seat belts and prepare for take-off – she’s Queen of the Sky and it’s guaranteed to be a turbulent flight. Hilarious, often shocking and totally politically incorrect, Pam Ann keeps things lively and nail bitingly unpredictable as she takes off her pristine white gloves and delivers an unrelenting barrage of “shoot-from-the-lip” observations.

Brooks 10k Run

The Brooks Brighton 10k is a fast, flat R.R.C. accurately measured course along the seafront of Brighton & Hove, with start and finish on Madeira Drive. If you have already signed up then enjoy your run along the beautiful Brighton and Hove seafront, and know that you are making a real difference by supporting local charities. It might be too late to sign up, but for those of you who enjoy the atmosphere of runs and marathons, the event is free to spectate.

Lou Lou’s Brighton Vintage Fair

Lou Lou’s Brighton Vintage Fair is not only the winner of last year’s Best Vintage Fair In The UK, but also the champion of 2013 and 2014 and guess what, it is back in Brighton this November! This spectacular fair also includes a wonderful vintage tea party! You will find vintage fashion, homeware, homemade products, entertainment, vintage tea-room, and of course the vintage beauty salon!

Nitin Sawhney

Nitin Sawhney is one of the most distinctive and versatile musical voices around today and that’s one among many reasons why you should definitely attend his concert in Brighton. He is firmly established as a world-class producer, songwriter, DJ, multi-instrumentalist, orchestral composer and cultural pioneer, Sawhney has become a latter-day Renaissance man in the worlds of music, film, videogames, dance and theatre. Since he has performed extensively around the world, he achieved an international reputation across every possible creative medium.

 Cover photo courtesy of Dominic Alves

About The Writer

is from a small town in the south of Germany and is currently an intern at We Love Brighton. Her hobbies are volleyball, running and reading. She is also very passionate about traveling and exploring new places (especially Brighton).