Best Things to do This Weekend in Brighton: 11th – 12th April

Published On April 9, 2015 | By Paula Urbiola | Things to do features

It may not be a Bank Holiday but there are still loads of fun things to do in Brighton this weekend plus hopefully it’s sunny too! With everything from film festivals to live music there’s so much to choose from!

All Weekend:

‘in between’ – an exhibition of European interestBEST THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN BRIGHTON – In this exhibition, the artists will be exploring the multifaceted term ‘in between’. The artists offer the viewer the chance to indulge in the unseen traces of the face of the environment, shadows and light evolving between architectural structures and urban spaces, being in between cultures, borders and genders and the link between Germany and England.

SOS – new paintings by Robert Sosner – John Marchant Gallery is pleased to present SOS – an exhibition of new paintings by Robert Sosner (b. London,1958). Robert Sosner’s paintings are beautifully poised accumulations of process, often exhibiting layer upon layer of minute adjustments and repositions of shape and colour in their surfaces and edges.

Ocean Blues – From marine conservation zones to changes in fishing, and recycling programmes, we are now beginning to change the way we treat the seas. This display looks at some of the threats to life in the oceans as well as initiatives designed to reduce or reverse the impact modern society has had on this precious environment.


BEST THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN BRIGHTONBanff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is Coming to Brighton! – An exhilarating selection of short films that will take you to the most captivating places on earth. Through the big screen, be transported to the world’s last great wild places, follow the expeditions of some of today’s most incredible adventurers, see amazing footage of adrenaline packed action sports and be inspired by thought-provoking pieces shot from the far flung corners of the globe.

Beside The Seaside With Nick Tann & The Real Raj – If you were wondering if there were still people writing great songs, flawlessly performed with passion and conviction then you should check out Nick Tann and The Real Raj who have been seducing audiences in their native Hampshire with great success for the last few years.

One Inch Badge present: Cosmo Shelldrake – Cosmo Sheldrake is a 25 year-old multi-instrumentalist musician, composer and producer. He regularly performs on banjo, loop station, keyboards, double bass, drums, penny whistle, sousaphone, accordion and many more. He is an inspirational singer and improviser, and much of his work is concerned with play, nonsense and the sonorous environment.

Bogan Bingo – Unique, comedy bingo game show hosted by two trailer trash bingo callers. Includes prizes and an air guitar competition. ‘Devastatingly hilarious’ ThreeWeeks.

Seaside Celluloid: Quadrophenia (1979) – The most famous Mods and Rockers movie, with classic scenes shot across Brighton. Starring Phil Daniels and Toyah Wilcox. Based on The Who’s rock opera of the same name.

Rumdrunk Presents Congo Natty – Featuring Congo Dubz & Nanci & Pheobe + Dub Pistols (DJ Set). Plus The Baptists // Dagger Sound and more TBA. Rumdrunk returns for a heavyweight night of Dub, Reggae, Jungle and more.


BEST THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN BRIGHTONBrighton Marathon – The Brighton Marathon is one of the UK’s favourite 26.2-milers. With a stunning backdrop of the sea in one of the country’s most vibrant cities, the race gets bigger and better every year. Renowned for its buzzing atmosphere and roaring crowd support, the course winds through the city streets, finishing up on the spectacular Brighton seafront.

Imperial Leisure – Imperial Leisure go from strength to strength, forever evolving their style but sticking true to their reputation for delivering fun and high energy live performances. It’s just a whisker under 10 years since their first tour supporting hiphop all-stars Ugly Duckling: they rocked it then and they’ve kept on rocking it all the while since, supporting many bigger bands such as Roots Manuva, Less Than Jake and Young Blood Brass Band.

Brighton Vintage and Antiques Market – The Brighton Vintage and Antiques Market (BVAM) takes over the plaza at the newly refurbished Open Market every month with over 40 stall holders from all over Brighton, Lewes and London from 10.30-4pm.

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I usually live in Spain but now I'm in Brighton doing an internship. I like dancing, meeting new people and having fun!