Best Things to do this Weekend in Brighton: 1st – 2nd August
It’s Pride weekend in case you hadn’t noticed and it’s August (not that you’d know from the weather) so that’s means lots of fun things to do this weekend in Brighton. Here’s our guide featuring everything from street parties to kids theatre, enjoy!
Brighton Pride – The UK’s biggest and best Pride event returns to Brighton for it’s 25th anniversary year, this weekend, with the spectacular Brighton Pride Community Parade, Pride Festival in Preston Park, and Pride Village Party on St James’s Street all with the theme ‘Carnival of Diversity’. This year’s Pride Festival in Preston Park features a star studded line-up of artists, performers, musicians and DJs including The Human League, Fatboy Slim and many more!
#Outcome – Photographic portraits of people from the LGBT community with a nod to their daily lives, whilst holding a childhood photo. A visual representation of the notion that ‘it gets better.’ This exhibition is part of Brighton Pride Arts & Film Festival.
The Brighton Rocks Tropical Pride Street Party – Two of Brighton’s biggest party starters, Brighton Rocks and Disco Deviant, are coming together to take over one of Brighton’s most legendary parties. With a license for 500 people in the road, and a full licensed outside sound system supplied by Traction Sound, this promises to be the party of the year!
Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope – From a conventional Surrey upbringing to global notoriety, Quentin Crisp was an extraordinary raconteur and wit. This much-acclaimed production, following a UK tour and off-West End season at the St. James Theatre, shows Quentin both in his beloved Chelsea flat as the 1970s dawned, and in his final years in his adopted New York, with the new millennium beckoning .★★★★ TIME OUT
The Magical Machines of Rowland Emett – Quirky automata, magical mechanical contraptions from the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and fabulous flying machines are among the whimsical and wonderful inventions of Rowland Emett (1906-1990). A trail for all the family across Brighton and Hove including Hove Museum, the Royal Pavilion, Brighton Museum and Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft.
Hetty Feather – From best-selling author Jacqueline Wilson, the tale of plucky Hetty Feather is brought thrillingly to life on stage. Roll up and join Hetty on her escape from the Foundling Hospital. Tremble as she faces Matron Stinking Bottomly. Quake as she braves the scary streets of Victorian London and cheer as she overcomes all in the search to find her real mother and a true family of her own!
Squishy Circuits – Messy play with conductive dough and basic programming skills for ages 6+. A morning of making squishy models with lights, motors and sound effects using play-dough that conducts electricity! This is great workshop for getting your little Makers into the world of electronics through fun and play.
Revoltage Music Presents: 4th Street + Miss Vincent + Best Of Enemies – Welsh rockers 4th Street have been seen supporting Stereophonics, The Darkness and Kids In Glass Houses and now play their only Brighton date in 2015 at The Hope & Ruin.
Duckie: Border Force – An immersive nightclub & disko-show about freedom of movement. Enter a globalised clubland where we confront xenophobia, challenge the idea of national identity and queer the borders. Get your Duckie passport and visit ‘Brazil’, ‘Russia’, ‘India’ & ‘China’… Back after the riotous Mods vs. Rockers last year, queer performance purveyors Duckie return to Brighton Dome with a brand new clubbing spectacular. Join them for a night of drinking, dancing, politics and performance!
Riviera Breeze – A new daytime club and live music event to soothe you after your weekend’s exploits! Featuring DJ’s HP Sorcery, Matteo Ballaamino and Secret Son who will be your inter-dimensional tour guides through a blissed-out journey of hazey disco, transcendental New Age, a lighter shade of Italo and waves of Balearic & sun-drenched Kosmische all brought to you from Brighton seafront.
Snapper Jaxx Kids Club ‘Let’s Go Camping’ – Pack your kit, we’re going on a camping holiday! In to the woods… the deep dark woods… Have you got your tent? Check! Have you got your torch? Check! Have you got your bear repellent? No? Oh no!!!!! Join Captain Camp & Wilder Wildernessicals to learn the basics of setting up camp, singing campfire songs and of course… how to not get eaten by a bear!
Max and Ivan: The End – Welcome to Sudley-on-Sea. Take a look around. You don’t have long. Seriously. Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award and Melbourne Barry Award-nominees Max and Ivan (BBC1’s W1A, Radio 4’s Casebook of Max and Ivan) come to Brighton Dome to tell an epic tale of a small town, on the day of its destruction. As the end approaches, there are choices to be made…
The Spooky Men’s Chorale – From the Blue Mountains in Australia, these gents employ a devastating combination of immaculate musical sensibilities, cavernous vocal chords and extreme silliness to explore the paradoxes of latter day masculinity. Their repertoire is a rollercoaster tour of massive, hair-raising Georgian harmonies, immaculate ballads and vaudevillian nonsense.