Best Things to do this Weekend in Brighton: 18th – 19th April
The Sun is out at last and we’ve definitely got that Friday feeling! Make the most of this weekend by getting out and along to some of our picks of the best things to do this weekend in Brighton with everything from Record Store Day to free beach tennis!
Beach Shack Project Exhibition – An 8 week exhibition showcasing a vast array of talented local artists work. An eclectic mix of contemporary and affordable arts and crafts by 14 different artists & designers, including original artwork, prints, cards, photography, ceramics, soap, stained glass, jewellery, fashion, textiles and general gifts.
Three Dimensions – Group Show – A selection of ceramics, sculpture, 3D collage and assemblages, plus a few surprises. A show celebrating all that is 3D featuring work from well known artists Matt Smith, Dan Baldwin, Paul Scott, Gilles Buxton, Maria Rivans, Petro, Andy Doig and Graham Carter and some 2D surprises from Benjamin Murphy, Alex Binnie, Enzo Marra, Sarah Shaw, Req and Hutch.
Dawn Chorus – British artist Marcus Coates uses unique digital methods to explore the relationship between birdsong and the human voice, drawing out similarities between the behaviour of birds and humans. This immersive, multi-screen film installation features nineteen individual singers who uncannily recreate birdsong.
The Float Spa Open Day – The perfect opportunity for you to take a look around one of Brighton’s newest and best spas, The Float Spa in Hove! Try some fantastic therapies and free class tasters including Yoga, Pilates and Garuda with teachers on hand for you to meet. Everything at the Open Weekend is discounted & a percentage of the proceeds go to the charity St Georges Hospital Paediatric Intensive Care Unit.
Spectrum Record Store Day Special – A daylong Festival of special live music performances and DJs to celebrate Record Store Day 2015. From 2pm some of Brighton’s most celebrated artists perform at Brighton Dome’s Studio Theatre plus a seminar earlier in the day entitled ‘Releasing Your Own Music’.
Les Petits Theatre Company presents: Captain Flinn & The Pirate Dinosaurs – When Flinn discovers a pirate hiding in the school supply closet, it’s all aboard, me hearties, for a real live pirate adventure! Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs is setting sail for an adventure at The Old Market following a rollicking award winning run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, London Wonderground and Southbank Centre! (Also on at 4pm)
Anna Morris: Would Like to Thank – The character comic star of BBC1’s Outnumbered & ITV2’s Bad Bridesmaid, brings her critically acclaimed show to Brighton, as four comedy creations battle for your vote. Four women. One award. Who’ll be crowned Woman of the Year? You decide. (She’s in our April Comedy Highlights too!)
One Inch Badge Presents: Nai Harvest + Best Friends – From the warm, major chord melodies of opener “Spin” to the fevered, buzzy pace of single “Sick On My Heart” and the neurotic phrasing of LP titled closer “Hairball” Nai Harvest’s new EP ‘Hairball’ focuses on memorable hooks, reverb and fuzz, all tied together by crashing cymbals and a driving rhythm section.
Jaguar Skills – The rise and rise of Jaguar Skills has been well documented. Honing his craft and love of music for the last 15 years Jag has remained true to his school and kept a mysterious edge to his character; with details of his real name, age and hometown etc left largely unconfirmed. Expect an impending aural assault of every tempo; from house to drum n bass, and everything in-between.
Beach Tennis Open Day – Come and have a go! Fun drills and games at the volleyball court on the seafront. Coaches will be on hand to give you some excellent tips on playing this exciting game. Have some fun on the sand!
SJM Concerts Present: The Shires – Ben Earles and Chrissie Rhodes make up British country’s latest act The Shires, gracing the UK with their first headline tour over April 2015. First established in May 2013, The Shires have built up a sound reputation in multiple venues, but really hitting success in 2014.
Love Thy Neighbour Presents: Screaming Females + Support – Screaming Females had such a clear goal for their new album that it became almost a mantra: they wanted songs that were concise, crisp and melodic. That’s exactly what the New Jersey punk trio delivers on Rose Mountain, their sixth LP, due in February on Don Giovanni Records.
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