Best Things to do This Weekend in Brighton 7th – 8th November

Published On November 4, 2015 | By Claudia Suwalski | Things to do features

Be sure to make the most of the weekend as the city has loads of exciting and fun events on that you truly don’t want to miss! The Royal Pavilion Ice Rink and the Christmas Gift Fair are ready to get you into the Christmas spirit as the festive atmosphere starts to build. We’ve also heard that a certain Family Firework Spectacular is set to make the city look even more stunning, adding some sparkle to the night sky. If it’s all too soon for that seasonal cheer, you can travel to Jurassic Park and have a photo with some wild raptors and Doctors Who’s very own John Hurt or travel through the looking glass with Alice.

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Pavilion Ice Rink

Royal Pavilion Ice Rink

The most beautiful ice rink in the South East is opening its doors this Saturday! This twinkly, romantic, child-friendly and above all stunning ice rink does not only offer a huge rink side bar, but also a restaurant and a 40 metre terrace. The rink side Bar & Kitchen offers mouth-watering patisserie snacks; festive toffee apples for a Christmas treat; a quick drink with the best view in the City or a full three-course meal with family and friends. Furthermore, this hidden gem of a rink is gorgeously lit at night and is especially a great choice for those wanting to skate in a beautiful setting as well as sit down and eat after all the fun! Even a beginners’ area, penguin skate aids and skate sizes from ‘just walking’ to adult are available. If you just want to sit and soak up the atmosphere, there’s no charge for spectating.

Film and Comic Con Brighton

Film & Comic Con Brighton will finally be taking over the Hilton Brighton Metropole this Saturday and Sunday! Are you a fan of Doctor Who, Star Wars or Harry Potter? Film & Comic Con Brighton promises to bring some of your favourite stars from TV, Film and Comics as well as a whole host of fun activities including photo shoots, panels, autograph sessions and hundreds of stalls full of TV and Film memorabilia to browse. It is also bringing back one of its fan-favourites – the Jurassic Park Raptor Shoot. The pièce de résistance will be a very special one of a kind Doctor Who photo shoot with John Hurt.


christmasgiftfareBrighton Christmas Gift Fair

Celebrate the Start of Christmas at Brighton’s Premier Christmas Gift Fair Spectacular on Saturday 7th November 2015 at the Brighton Racecourse. See makers, designers and local artists from across Sussex. There will be live performances, over 120 indoor & outdoor gift stands and countless gift ideas to choose from on over 3 floors of shopping heaven! Find unique gifts for your friends and family, shop for Christmas decorations, home interiors, ceramics, art, food & drink gifts, Children toys, jewellery, luxury gifts, fashion, art & paintings. Last but not least, there’s also a chance to meet St. Nic’s very own Reindeers.

 Priscilla – Queen of the Desert

Get ready for the ride of your life as the ultimate party, Priscilla Queen of the Desert – the Musical returns to the Theatre Royal due to overwhelming popular demand. Based on the smash-hit movie, the feel-good international hit sensation is the heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed of. With a dazzling array of outrageous costumes and a hit parade of dancefloor classics including “It’s Raining Men”, “I Will Survive”, “Hot Stuff”, “Finally”, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”, and “I Love The Nightlife”, rush to get your tickets today for this wildly fresh and funny hit musical that will take you on a journey to the heart of fabulous!

Family Firework Spectacular 2015

The Family Firework Spectacular is a firework display that you truly shouldn’t miss. This exciting and especially child-friendly display will last approximately 25 minutes and is choreographed to a fantastic musical soundtrack. Join in on the fun and listen out for some very familiar tunes and a few surprises too! Poi Passion will be back again this year with their stunning fire dance show at 6pm and food stalls will be open all evening as well. For children and adults who never grew up, there will be glow sticks and flashing toys on sale at stalls inside the grounds. There is no seating but you are of course welcome to bring your own, sit down, relax and enjoy the display!


remembrance sunday

Remembrance Sunday

Commemorating the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts, there will be numerous events taking place across Brighton. Remembrance Sunday will include parades as well as church services and several other events.

Brighton Tubthumpers with Frankie Armstrong

Join Frankie Armstrong & Brighton Tubthumpers for a harmony singing workshop to remember! Sharing songs of passion, protest and solidarity, raising awareness of important social issues and causes through song. As well as leading Tubthumpers’ workshops every three weeks, Kirsty is passionate about bringing diverse, meaningful singing experiences to Brighton and Hove, and so on November 8th, Brighton Tubthumpers will be hosting an afternoon with Frankie Armstrong.

Alice in Wonderland: Children’s Play Day (Brighton Toy and Model Museum)

While the British library limber up for their exhibition celebrating 150 years of Alice in Wonderland, Brighton Toy and Model Museum get there first with their Playday. This wonderful and exciting Playday will be based on Alice in Wonderland and is sure to put a smile on your child’s (and most likely your own) face. You can expect arts and crafts, storytelling, face painting, building train sets, soft toys, a quiz, and a lot more. Entry will be only £5 per child with an accompanying adult free.

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