Things to do this weekend in Brighton

Best Things to do this Weekend in Brighton: 18th – 19th July

Published On July 9, 2015 | By We Love Brighton | Things to do features

Summer is still here, even though it’s not exactly guaranteed beach weather, and there are loads of fun things to to this weekend in Brighton for grown-ups and kids alike. Here’s our guide to help you decide how to spend your precious time off featuring everything from diversity sports weekends to 400 strong choirs!

All Weekend:

Things to do this weekend in BrightonPride Diversity Games – A weekend full of events which will see community groups, businesses and individuals united by sport, regardless of sexuality, race, age or ability, as venues across Brighton and Hove host a variety of sporting events. Sunday also sees the Rainbow Run and Fun Day at Preston Park, a day for the entire city to enjoy with fun activities including the 5K Rainbow Run, those must-do Fun Day classics Egg & Spoon, Sack Race, Tug Of War challenge and Three-Legged race plus great entertainment and sporting demonstrations for all to enjoy.

Rugby Road at the Fishermans Gallery –  Open House favourites of gifts, ceramics and unique hand made crafts have made their way from Rugby Road to the famous promenade. Boasting marine inspired wall art and prints, Brighton comes alive in this refreshing collection. Opening for 2 weeks only on Brighton’s famous seafront fishing quarter!

Matt Smith solo show ‘Trouble with History’ – Four and a half years in the making, ‘Trouble with History’, at ink_d Gallery, features a selection of tapestry artworks, which explore issues of identity and queerness. In creating these pieces, Matt sourced vintage tapestries to unpick, re-work and subvert. 

One Planet City – An art trail across Brighton and Hove featuring photographic work from ten emerging and established photographers, created in response to each of the ten principles of One Planet Living. 


11755860_986178524749790_193270711417927755_nMarch of the Mermaids – Join Mermaids, Mermen, sea mammals, crustaceans, pirates, sailors and more for the 3rd year of this annual parade along Hove & Brighton seafront to celebrate our seas, sea life and to raise awareness of marine conservation. All profits raised on the day will be donated to the World Cetacean Alliance.

Hanover Jumble Trail – Fancy bagging a local bargain? This community event, organised by locals and open to all, is a walking trail of jumble sales in Hanover. People will be setting up shop on their front lawns/pavements selling Clothes, books, bits and bobs and maybe you’ll a few bake sales and BBQs along the way too!

Brighton Open Market’s First Birthday! – A day full of fun for all the family. There’ll be free goodies to give away, live music and street entertainers, free face painting and balloons, 4-lane Scalextric track, free earring workshop from Chilli Gems, free craft workshop from Artpothecary, play Tetris on a giant TV screen, live Ukelele playing and Hoopla display.

Edward Aczel: The random flapping of a butterfly’s wings – Work In Progress – Using Chaos theory as a guideline and from his very random perch on the sidelines of stand up comedy Aczel makes an exceptionally unlikely attempt to change the world once and for all. “Perhaps Britain’s greatest living anti-comedian” (The Guardian) 

And Then There Were None – A group of 10 strangers are lured to a remote island off the coast of Devon. Upon arrival it is discovered that their host, an eccentric millionaire, is missing… Stranded on the island by a torrential storm and haunted by an ancient nursery rhyme, one by one the guests begin to die… With only the fallen believed to be innocent who amongst them is the killer? Starring BAFTA nominated stage and screen star Paul Nicholas. Also on at 7.45pm.

King Porter Stomp – Funk / Ska / Dub / Hip Hop juggernauts King Porter Stomp will be descending on the Synergy Centre, a brand new community hub and live music venue in the heart of Brighton. Expect to be entertained, enlivened and enlightened with their summer festival show. Equally regal Kings Mews support.


416376_519806651369962_747170941_oinChoir inConcert – inChoir presents the amazing spectacle of over 400 singers on one stage, drawn from the eleven adult and two junior choirs, based in Sussex, Surrey and Kent. These singers will come together with a live band to raise some much needed funds for local charities and raise the roof at Brighton Dome in the process.

Roll Call – Sunday Reggae On The Beach – Selectors keep the weekend rockin’ with a solid-gold session of sweet reggae sounds at Riki Tik Beach Bar. Expect the best from the golden age of the sound system & studio innovation; when dances were changing, style and fashion took fresh inspiration and new stars emerged from the street…

Lout Presents: Anton Newcombe & Tess Parks – Born in Berlin in early 2014 and nurtured over the following summer, ‘I Declare Nothing’ is the spine-tingling collaboration between Tess Parks and Anton Newcombe (Brian Jonestown Massacre), which came out on Anton’s A Recordings label on 29th June.

Looking for more things to do this July? Click here for our full calendar for the month!

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