Best Things to do this Weekend in Brighton: 25th – 26th July
Whilst we’re all praying for sun this weekend, don’t let that distract you from the fact that no matter the weather, there’s always plenty of fun to be had with all of the great things to do this weekend in Brighton! Featuring everything from Tequila weekenders to breakfast theatre, we’ve got it covered…
Trans Pride – Expect lots of great activities this weekend celebrating this year’s Trans Pride. There’ll be a film night on Friday, a Pride march along St James’ Street on Saturday as well as Trans Pride in the Park at New Steine Gardens full of fun events and an after-party and on Sunday a nice, relaxing beach picnic and pool party to top it all off on Brighton Beach.
National Tequila Weekend! – Along with copious amounts of tequila, expect live music from Latin party music kings Son Pikkante (Friday), ten piece street band The Voodoo Love Orchestra (Saturday), piñata smashing, the world-famous-in-Brighton nacho hat, loads of delicious cocktails and brilliant Mexican food. All at the Sidewinder.
The Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show – Fringe favourite Bite-Size Breakfast Show team return with their menus of ten-minute comedies, eccentricity and mini-drama – with THREE great menus and three servings of stimulating ‘bite-size plays’ from around the world for you all served up with fresh coffee, croissant and strawberries! At Latest Music Bar.
Fragility – A new site-specific work by Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva. A series of delicate veils fill the central atrium of Fabrica’s building, a former church: rising from floor to ceiling, diffusing the light, obscuring the way forward. Two narrow passages, carefully pierced through the veined walls, invite us in. Fragility, re-appropriates animal viscera transformed into a sublimely beautiful translucent material via a lengthy chemical process. At Fabrica.
‘Squidcut’ When Fashion Meets Science – Lilia Yip’s ‘Squidcut’ collection investigates her fascination with squid and synthetic biology. Using the lab coat as a starting point for both artwork and pattern cutting, the garment is abstracted into various cuts as it fuses with circular squid shapes. Digital imagery has been created using microscopic photos provided by synthetic biologist Matthew Jones. at ONCA Gallery.
Brighton Yoga Festival – a one-day, drop-in, community event, curated by local yoga teachers, offering free yoga classes and therapies to local people of all ages (adults and children), shapes, sizes and abilities. Everyone is welcome to come along and try a class; yoga newbies are particularly encouraged! At St. George’s Church, Kemp Town.
City of Ashes – Expect a unique blend of melodic emotive rock, packed with catchy hooks and a whole lot of heart from these Eastbourne based alt rockers who have been making a big impact on the UK tour circuit. 2013 saw them release their debut full length album, All We Left Behind, produced by Matt O’ Grady (You Me At Six, Deaf Havana). At Green Door store.
Oxjam Brighton Fundraiser – Pav Tav will play host to this year’s Oxjam Brighton Fundraiser featuring an amazing line up of bands including Safe To Swim – Sulky Boy – – Island Cassettes – Of Empires – Fragile Creatures – Laburnum and more! Every ticket sold goes towards putting the Oxjam Brighton Takeover on in October which helps raise money for an amazing cause.
ShaDynasty’s Summer Party – Sha’ resident DJs bring you their favourite music to dance to with an eclectic mix of funk, soul, tropical and bass beats from around the world. Featuring Funk, Soul, Tropical, Bass and Party at Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar.
Floating Points and Dego – The meteoric rise of Floating Points, built upon a string of outstanding EPs, reached new heights this year when he, alongside his good friend Four Tet, played the last ever party at Plastic People – arguably London’s most influential nightclub. Famed for his encyclopedic knowledge of music and eclectic selections, Floating Points is sure to take the party down many different avenues – from Samba and Salsa to House and Techno. At Patterns.
Cult Milk Presents: Monthly Milk -A mini one day art festival at Patterns with Art, Workshops, Music, Live visuals, drawing games, vintage clothes stands, pop-up pottery and much more!A place to create / learn / teach / meet like-minded people and go a little cray cray EVERY LAST SUNDAY of the month!
Comedy Double Bill – Tom Allen: Both Worlds – Both Worlds is about being up/down, left/right, happy and other emotions. (E4 Bad Robots, BBC R4 Best Behaviour).
Maddy Anholt: Diary of a Dating Addict – Approaching thirty like the Grim Wrinkler, Maddy Anholt goes online to find her prince. Also on at 9pm. At Komedia.
Lout Promotions Presents: Anathema – Formed in 1990, Anathema have always been a band that transcends transient fashion in favour of the tireless pursuit of song writing perfection, sonic substance and the wide-eyed conquering of new musical ground. Spending their entire musical careers breaking genre barriers, the band have never been one to find their releases categorised to one area, providing a steady flow of spontaneous and exciting albums. At Concorde 2.