Best Things to do This Weekend in Brighton 3rd – 4th October
October is here and though the languorous days on the beach may be well and truly behind us, never fear! As the nights draw in there’s no let up on the Brighton scene and we’ve got this weekends’ round-up of the best events in town. From Pierdom‘s retrospective of Britain’s Piers, to Mammoth Fest death metal festival – we’ve got it all covered.
Pierdom: Photographs of Britain’s piers by Simon Roberts – A century ago over a hundred piers fringed the British coastline, built to provide a tantalising taste of the sea, without getting wet. Today, less than half of these still stand. Internationally renowned photographer Simon Roberts, who lives in Brighton, has completed a three-year quest to document all of Britain’s remaining pleasure piers. Simon’s striking and evocative photographs celebrate the personality, architecture and history of each structure. Opening this Saturday and continuing until February.
Nine: Exhibition – In this artistically diverse exhibition, nine rising artists will be showcasing their new range of work from painting to sculpture, illustration to collage and photorealist portraiture to pyrography. The artists involved have impressive professional and academic resumes, including artists from Goldsmiths and Gray’s School of Art and artists who have exhibited in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The Cabinet Gallery London and the Mall Galleries. Each artist possesses their own different unique style, yet all have the same objective of exploring a variety of emotive aspects of the human psyche, the human experience and worldly meanings.
MAMMOTH FEST – The first annual heavy metal festival to stampede its way through Brighton, Mammoth Fest started back in 2009 and has sold out numerous shows and hosted some great acts and this year’s no different. Hailing from the tiny, untamed Australian state that is Tasmania, Psycroptic have become an unparalleled act in an enigmatic world wide movement commonly known as death metal. Not many bands split opinion in such extreme ways as the UK’s premiere Gore/Death Metallers, AMPUTATED. Prepare for metal.
Rebecca , Theatre Royal Brighton – Playing in Brighton until Saturday, Daphne duMaurier’s masterpiece,
transformed into an iconic classic movie by Hitchcock, finally bursts onto the stage! Emma Rice, the award winning director, has created a spellbinding new production of the novel which conjures Cornish romance and theatrical magic. Following the mysterious death of his first wife, Maxim de Winter returns to Manderley with his new young bride. She sets out to uncover the secrets of the house and a past fiercely guarded by the sinister housekeeper Mrs Danvers. All is not what it seems in Manderley… Not to be missed.
Los Albertos + Guests – Los Albertos are a Ska punk Brighton favorite dropping into The Haunt this Saturday with extra guests along for the ride. While their guitar sound ranges from chicken scratch to Carlos Santana, and the horns veer from wall of brass to kelzma reediness in their riotous, joyous sound, lyrics cast the net far and wide. The band has produced 3 albums and have toured Europe and the UK, and played at numerous festivals including Glastonbury.
Only In Brighton! Tour – A tour of all that’s peculiar to Brighton. What connects Abba and a revolution? Mount Everest and Hove? A stained wall and a worldwide brand? What’s the story behind a same-sex wedding in 1923. Britain’s ‘most useless’ monarch. And why is my charming Regency house damp and crumbling? ‘Only in Brighton’, starting this weekend, is a curiously fact-filled and tongue-in-cheek walk that will make you fall in love with Brighton all over again.
HORSE – The iconic Horse McDonald performs new songs alongside favourites from her extensive back catalogue. Iconic and award winning, Horse McDonald’s music has stood the test of time, enjoying European chart topping success. Often called ‘the voice,’ Horse has toured and performed alongside artists as diverse as Tina Turner, Robbie Williams, Burt Bacharach, Bryan Ferry, BB King.
Freshtival – If ever a student wanted a wild night out, this is it. One of the most iconic events of Brighton Fresher’s Fortnight, and for 2015 it’s got even bigger. The freshers are here and thousands of students from Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings will descend on Brighton for SOUNDCLASH, hosted at some of the best seafront venues to celebrate the end of freshers. Those pesky classes can wait!
Bent Double – An irreverent night of fun and frolics hosted by Zoe Lyons (Mock The Week and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow). Featuring Felicity Ward, Joe Sutherland, and Eleanor Tiernan, prepare for split your sides as this charming show returns to Komedia.
*Header image by Joao Paulo Fernandes . Image has been cropped to fit.