Best Things to do this Weekend in Brighton: 5th – 6th September
So summer is basically over 🙁 but don’t use that as an excuse to mope about, there’s still a bunch of fun things to do this weekend in Brighton come rain or shine! With everything from new music festivals (sunny option) to kid’s theatre (rainy option) there’s something for everyone, enjoy!
Together the People Festival – A brand new, weekend long music festival at Preston Park featuring Super Furry Animals, SFA / Jose Gonzalez / The Levellers / Martha Reeves & The Vandellas / Billy Bragg / PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING /Ghostpoet / Lucy Rose / Lucy Spraggan / Roots Manuva /Brakes(BRAKESBRAKES) / Dizraeli and the Small Gods / The Xcerts /Luke Sital-Singh and more. There will also be theatre, comedy, kids activities and a range of food and drink from a food market curated by Street Diner.
Brighton Digital Festival – A celebration of digital culture that takes place across Brighton and Hove every September. 2015 marks the fifth consecutive year for the Festival so expect lots of amazing and collaborative events across the city and beyond with workshops, exhibitions, conferences, hackathons and more!
The Dark Knight Rises’ Batsuit comes to Brighton Museum & Art Gallery – Brighton Museum hosts Christian Bale’s Batsuit from Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. This is a genuinely rare opportunity to get up close to one of the most iconic superhero costumes of our times.
Brighton’s Big Screen – The UK’s largest beachfront cinema returns to show a great line-up of blockbuster, classic movies and more. This weekend take your pick from The Lion King, Gravity, The Italian Job, Brighton Rock, Paddington and Les Miserables.
Brighton Speed Trials – The oldest motor sport event in the world dating back to 1905! The Speed Trials are the 100 metre sprint of the motor racing world. But it’s not just speed. There are many classic motors on display, and it’s lots of fun to head down to Madeira Drive and see a great variety of cars and bikes from across the history of the motor vehicle in action.
David Gilmour – David Gilmour, best known as guitarist, vocalist and writer with Pink Floyd, is also renowned for his solo work: his 2006 album On An Island was Number 1 in the UK and achieved Top 10s in many countries. In 2014 Pink Floyd released its final album, The Endless River, topping the charts in over 20 countries, while David’s new album, Rattle That Lock, released on 18 Sept 2015, will be his fourth.
Punker Bunker Present: The Slackers – A classic American band that is equal parts grit and grace. Their slow rise against the odds is a story of perseverance and a belief in their musical vision, what Vic likes to call, “Jamaican Rock N Roll.” While they have been influenced, and even personally taught by Jamaican Ska/Reggae originators, like the Skatalites and the Upsetters (Original backing band for the Wailers), the band sees its music as an extension of the traditions of the United States.
Patterns with Dan Shake – If you didn’t cotton on to Dan Shake‘s ‘3am Jazz Club/Thinkin’ groove machine last year then you’ve clearly been in hiding. With a follow up release on the excellent Black Acre label, collaboration with WOLF Music wunderkind Medlar, and a charming addition to Ninja Tune’s Solid Steel series, this guy is hot to trot.
London to Brighton Bike Ride – This annual, iconic, 54-mile cycling event starts from Clapham Common and travels through idyllic country lanes through Mitcham, Carshalton, Chipstead, Banstead, Haywards Heath and finally finishes on the colourful and bustling Madeira Drive. Head down to the seafront finishing line and cheer everyone on!
Snapper Jaxx Kids Club: Blistering Barnacles – Churchill Square’s very own kids club Snapper Jaxx returns with a pirate themed adventure! Join their motley crew along with Captain Seaweed and ship mate Barny Cool and join their ship, The Rusty Riggin. Set sail on a terrific storytelling adventure to find treasure on the high seas…
Basil Brush – Basil Brush comes to Theatre Royal! He’s a star fox with an outstanding ability to entertain and make people of all ages laugh and smile. He’s cheeky, irreverent, charming, naughty, quick-witted, scheming and foxy, but at the same time he’s kind, caring and affectionate.