Things to do this Weekend in Brighton: 1st – 2nd November

Best Things to do this Weekend in Brighton: 1st – 2nd November

Published On October 29, 2014 | By We Love Brighton | Things to do features

Halloween will be in full swing this weekend but that’s not all that’s happening (although if you’re interested here’s our Halloween guide!) Here’s our alternative guide to the other things to do this Weekend in Brighton including exhibitions, photography festivals, early music festivals, craft fairs, gigs, club nights, car runs, comedy and even a mini disco for little ones!

All Weekend:

Ryan Callanan aka RYCA – 8 ForeverThings to do this Weekend in Brighton: 1st – 2nd November – RYCA unveils two new bodies of work across two galleries in two cities – ink_d gallery, Brighton and Lawrence Alkin Gallery, London. The space will be filled with works created by a brand new technique ‘Pressure Painting’. Iconic characters from the artist’s toy collection including He-Man; Darth Vader and the Mutant Ninja Turtles are placed under extreme pressure and moulded with to create fused distortions of themselves.

The Sum of Our Parts – An exhibition of portraits created from many individual parts, photographed without a camera exploring beauty, sexuality and humanity as expressed through bodies, poses and props. The beauty of natural bodies without any airbrushing, shown as the gods intended. 

Brighton Photo Biennial – Don’t miss the last weekend of the UK’s largest international photography festival. A series of new projects on the theme of Communities, Collectives & Collaboration as well as workshops, talks, screenings and other events at venues across Brighton and Hove.

Pre-Loved Designer Sale – Get ready for some serious bargain hunting and a chance to clear out your wardrobe and make some cash. Drop off unwanted designer clothes from the 28th – 30th Oct then this Weekend check out some of the amazing pieces on offer including Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, Pucci dresses, Matthew Williamson, Anya Hindmarch, Acne, Celine, Prada, Mulberry and more.

Brighton Early Music Festival – Classical concerts across Brighton and Hove, “early music with a distinctive Brighton twist”. From the team who brought us aerial dancers swinging from the rafters of St Bartholomew’s Church for their tenth anniversary in 2012, there are some decidedly ‘quirky’ offerings for 2014.


Makers BoutiqueThings to do this Weekend in Brighton: 1st – 2nd November Brighton Fishing Quarter and Makers Boutique at Brighton Unitarian Church – Makers Boutique once again take over the Brighton Fishing Quarter leading up to Christmas as well as having their regular fair at Brighton Unitarian Church featuring the very best of Brighton and beyond’s creative peeps.

Peter and the Wolf – A rare opportunity for young children to enjoy their first piece of orchestral music in this entertaining and intimate family concert. Chamber House Winds and narrator Jonathan Butcher introduce us to Prokofiev’s classic composition and the wind family of instruments – with the help of a very long hosepipe and some rather fetching headpieces. (Also on at 2.30pm)

Natural Selecta – A one of a kind event, a conscious party promoting vitality and healthy life style choices, a viable, sustainable alcohol and drug free night out! An evening focused on health and well being of body mind and spirit, with various therapies, talks and workshops prior to sub-heavy nu-house beats. 

The Correspondents + Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club – The dynamic duo return to Concorde2 after their selling out their C2 shows for four years running! The Correspondents will be armed with new tunes, new dance moves and enough bent up energy to move a mountain! Effortlessly swinging between electro, blues, jazz, dubstep and back again, you’ll be blown away by their insane explosion of a live show! Enjoy! 

Juke Joint Jamboree – Taking you back to the dance-halls of New Orleans where the cats and kittens strut their stuff on a Saturday night. Expect vintage hits and boutique rarities from an era of high octane rhythm n blues and rock n roll records. If that wasn’t enough expect the unexpected from one of our midnight shows, be it burlesque, circus, theatre or otherwise once those famous bells start to ring be sure to find yourself at the front of the crowd!


myminidisco: Cool Music For Cool KidsThings to do this Weekend in Brighton: 1st – 2nd November – It’s that time again…winter is here and so is the return of myminidisco…back with a bang to celebrate Halloween with a fancy dress special, expect all the usual fun & games as the super sized ghetto blaster unleashes the beats to an up for it crowd of mini ravers and their parents. Prizes for the best costumes, a hula hoop show, FREE face painting, complimentary goody bags and a dance instructor.

London to Brighton Veteran Car Run – The longest running car event in the world. This Run takes place on the first Sunday of every November and commemorates the Emancipation Run of 14 November 1896 which celebrated the passing into law of the Locomotives on the Highway Act. Only cars built before 1 January 1905 are eligible to take part about and around 500 cars take part. Get down to Madeira Drive to see the cars which will be arriving all day.

Tiff Stevenson – A finalist on ITV1’s Show Me the Funny, Tiff Stevenson is a stand-up comedian, actor and writer, known for her honest material and instantly likeable disposition. “…One of the best things to come out of Show Me the Funny, she is clearly a rising star” – Evening Standard 

Clock Tower Cinema – Free weekly cinema upstairs at The Quadrant. This month it’s Matt Stone And Trey Parker Season and this Sunday’s film is ‘Cannibal The Musical’.

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