Best Things to do this Weekend in Brighton: 11th – 12th July
Summer has got to be one of the best times to live in Brighton, it’s when our city truly comes alive with fantastic events to complement the great weather! It can be hard to pick what to do, so as usual we’ve chosen some of the best things to do this weekend in Brighton to help you out. With everything from kite festivals to comedy double-bills, we’ve got it covered!
Brighton Kite Festival – A kite filled weekend at the beautiful Stanmer Park. Take the whole family down and watch the sky overhead fill with colourful kites of all shapes and sizes in an unmissable aerial spectacular! Brighton Kite Festival is one of the longest running kite festivals in the UK, this is it’s 37th year!
Brighton Craft Alliance: Handmade Fair – Get down to The Open Market for a spectacular day of shopping and browsing with lots of wonderful contemporary handmade stalls. Brighton Craft Alliance regularly put on these curated arts, craft and vintage fairs, showcasing the brightest talents in contemporary art / craft / design and vintage purveyors.
Little Angel Theatre: The Journey Home – Based on the acclaimed children’s book by award winning author Frann Preston-Gannon, this theatre adaptation, using world-class puppetry, follows Polar Bear as he sets off in search of a new home when the ice starts melting. A journey of discovery and friendship for ages 3+. (Also on at 2.30pm).
Brighton Noise Presents: Day Two – An afternoon showcase of completely local talent, at BLEACH, selected by Brighton music gurus Brighton Noise. Featuring Sealings, Hypnotized, Eva Bowan, Japanese Sweets, John Crampton, Ottermatic and Dog In The Snow + Many more! All the profits from the gig will go directly to the bands.
Twelfth Night – Make the most of the sun this weekend and enjoy some Shakespeare Al Fresco and the brand new Brighton Open Air Theatre! A play about confusion and love and also a love of confusion! Sebastian and Viola, twins separated by a shipwreck both find love in the foreign land of Illyria but before all can end happily they need to untangle the confusion that they cause.
Metropolis presents Chronixx & Zincfence Redemption – Jamar Rolando McNaughton, using the moniker Chronixx, has ignited a torch in people’s hearts the world over and is confidently lighting the path for an entire generation of youths to rediscover roots and culture. With so much accomplished in so short a time, the world is bracing for greater wonders from this young man who walks with an old soul.
Space Dimension Controller and Max Graef – Newly opened club Patterns continue their impressive run with a string of mouth watering lineups throughout July. The first pick sees a return to Brighton for Space Dimension Controller – the R&S heavyweight and interstellar party thrower. If his last trip to the seaside is anything to go by you can expect to hear a little of everything, from smooth funk and soul to pounding Detroit techno.
Tai Chi in the Park – A wonderful way to start your Sunday in the gorgeous setting of Adelaide Crescent and Palmeira Square with the seafront beckoning and the flowers bursting. A totally FREE 45 minute session held every Sunday, led by 20 year practitioner and long time teacher Kevin Bryant. Put a smile on your face!
Comedy Double Bill: Chris Turner + Racing Minds – Award winning Comedian Chris Turner is celebrating reaching his quarter-century – the age a doctor diagnosed he’d die at. He hopes to see you there, for both your sakes. Nominated for Best Comedy Show at Fringe World 2015. Joining Chris are improv, comedy sensations Racing Minds who are back after two sell-out years at the Edinburgh fringe! (Also on at 9pm).
13 by Mike Bartlett – Written by the award winning playwright Mark Bartlett and performed by students from the acclaimed Academy of Creative Training, 13 explores the meaning of personal responsibility, the hold that the past has over the future and the nature of belief itself.
Stay Sick & PBP Presents: Heavy Trash + Bloodshot Bill – Expect an eclectic mix of genres including rock & roll, rockabilly, blues, alternative country, and garage punk from American rockabilly band Heavy Trash, based in New York City. The band was formed by Jon Spencer of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Matt Verta-Ray (formerly of New York bands Madder Rose and Speedball Baby).
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