Best Things to do this Weekend in Brighton: 8th-9th November
Ok no denying now, Autumn is here and it’s incredibly soggy! Don’t let that put you off getting out and about because there are (as usual) loads of great things to do this weekend in Brighton. Here’s our rundown with everything from vintage fairs to thrash gigs!
Wild Things – Lynnie Zulu Solo Show at No Walls Gallery – ‘Wild Things’ takes a ride into the world of Lynnie Zulu, with an exhibition exploring the mysteries of the female in all her guises. A colourful, vibrant collection of personalities are set into highly patterned backgrounds, that emphasise the mood and atmosphere of the characters. Femmes fatales, strident extroverts, pensive introverts and optimistic dreamers stand side by side with sirens, strong ‘Amazonian’ women and Harlequins.
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.
PILOT solo exhibition – Exhibition of original hand-printed abstract silkscreens and oils on canvas by Alexander Johnson. Designs that are inspired by WW2 reconnaissance photographs taken by the artists father from a Spitfire in 1942 -1944.
Royal Pavilion Ice Rink – The most beautiful rink in the South East, opens this Saturday until the 18th Janury 2015. Stunning, twinkly, romantic, child-friendly… all topped off with beautiful food in the rinkside bar and restaurant.
Belle’s Vintage and Reloved Fair – A rather regular event in the Brighton calendar. Not only will you find fashion, accessories, makers, furniture, kitchenalia, retro home wares, toys, but also you’ll be able to grab a coffee while to mooch. But this isn’t just a fair you can also get a Vintage Make-Over, be entertained all day long and find beautiful treasures with over 25 stalls of loveliness in the centre of Brighton and the fabulous Pure Vintage Coffee Van outside.
Family Firework Spectacular – A truly spectacular firework display set to music and designed to be suitable for everyone, especially families with children. The display is produced by Brighton Fireworks who have generously sponsored the event. It will last approximately 25 minutes and is choreographed to a fantastic musical soundtrack. Food stalls will be open all evening, and glow sticks and flashing toys will be on sale at stalls inside the grounds.
SJM Concerts Presents: Wild Child -Together since 2010, the band has been hailed as one of the top acts in music-rich Austin since the release of debut album Pillow Talk; their mix of folk, pop, and gypsy melodies make them sound like little else. The self-released debut album garnered three number one spots on the indie music trendsetter website Hype Machine and has been streamed over 3 million times on Spotify.
The Small Hand – A spine-chilling tale from the author of The Woman in Black, Susan Hill. Bookseller Adam Snow stumbles across a derelict Edwardian house having taken a wrong turn. Compelled to take a closer look he approaches the front door, only to feel the chilling sensation of a small cold hand reaching for his own. He tries to put this terrifying experience behind him but soon becomes overwhelmed by recurring nightmares. Also on at 2.30pm.
Pop Kraft Club Night – A fabulous ritzy night of entertainment with Boogaloo Stu and his coterie of crazy fools, who will welcome you with open arms (and legs). It’s hot, wild and sexy. It’s naughty. It’s nice. It’s totally fab. It’s a proper saucy old seaside knees-up. It’s a Ritzy Risqué Discothéque. A totally wild’n’crazy sexed-up disco experience!
Black History Month Family Day – A range of food stalls, arts and crafts, live music, dance, children workshops, films, literature/poetry and lots more! The theme for this year is ‘Hidden Heroes’ – a celebration of everyday heroes, in our families, communities, groups and organisations. There will also be a section for celebrating members of the BME community who deserve to be recognised for the positive contributions they make to our fine city.
Geek Central – Brighton’s first and only Geek-centric table top sale, shindig and swap meet. As you’d expect there will ample opportunity to load up on all things blister packed, limited edition and rare as rocking-horse shoes in this table top sale, but it’s not just a market. Geek Central is also the perfect place to meet new friends, try new games and play some friendlies with your mates.
Brighton Tea Dance with The Ragroof Players – Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Swing! Featuring DJs for discerning dancers, dazzling dance displays, gorgeous gowns, The Ragroof Player’s trademark instant dance classes for absolute beginners, and plenty of opportunity to join the dance.
Disconnect Disconnect Presents: Almeida + Harker + Hellwinners + Bottler – The release night for Disconnect Disconnect’s new compilation ‘United’ in Brighton, along with the release party for the awesome Almeida’s new EP ‘Social Media Circus’. Featuring four of the bands from the compilation with a mixture of punk, thrash, skate-punk & folk.