Best Things to do this Weekend in Brighton: 20th – 21st December
It’s the last weekend before Christmas but take a break from wrapping presents and stuffing turkeys for a while and head along to some of these great things to do this weekend in Brighton. With everything from kids theatre to annual parades there’s something for everyone!
Jack and the Beanstalk – Lyngo’s trademark blend of fun storytelling and magical imagery is unleashed on the gripping fairytale about Jack’s adventures; children (and their giants) will find something to delight and enthral in this one man show with enormous shoes, tiny houses, showers of gold and a big, leafy explosion. Also on at 1.30pm and 4.30pm.
The Amazing Analogue: How we play photography – Young imaginations take centre stage in an exhibition of inspiring, joyful and curious images. German photographer Jan von Holleben collaborates with young people from Brighton & Hove and employs perspective, props and a box of tricks that owes much to the early film pioneers celebrated in Hove Museum’s extraordinary collection.
The Royal Pavilion Ice Rink – Fancy showing off your moves on the ice this Christmas? Get down to the ice rink at the Royal Pavilion which is back for another year and have some fun whilst sampling the delicious food and drink available in the rink side bar all next to the backdrop of the beautiful Royal Pavilion.
Art Schism: it all began as an anagram – Art Schism started two years ago with an anagram of Christmas and grew from there. To celebrate, Art Schism will be bursting at the seams with a hive of creative beauty in a “salon-style” hanging of the best that Schism artists have to offer. This is the place to get your unique Christmas gift with a wide variety of merchandise and original artworks all for sale at prices that won’t break the bank!
Rockinghorse Christmas Concert – Join Rockinghorse Children’s Charity for a very special Christmas Concert on Saturday 20 December at St George’s Church in Kemp Town, Brighton. Get in the festive spirit for an afternoon of choirs singing Christmas carols and enjoy hot drinks and mince pies, plus a very special guest from the North Pole will be making an appearance!
Dr Sketchy’s Life Drawing – Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art school is the world’s premier life-drawing class where entertainment meets art. Imagine an art class let loose in the Moulin Rouge! This month they present Santa’s special Grotto with performances and modeling from Violet Blaze, Isabelle L’Amour, Jackie Martin-Corben and your host Cherry DeVille.
White Mink and The Old Market present: White Christmas – From the people who brought you White Mink, this run of themed seasonal nights will whisk guests from the 40s through to the naughties. Featuring headline live entertainment, walkabout acts and an abundance of glitz and glamour.
It is still 1985 – An awe inspiring burst of shallow 80’s music, feat. legitimately good & BAD records from Phil Collins, Tina Turner, Huey Lewis & The News, Whitney Houston, Prince, The Cure & more. A crowd surfin’ John Hughes lovin’ footloose journey into the sounds of Patrick Bateman’s Sony Walkman.
Strictly Risqué w/ Josh Butler + Guests – From the North of England to dance floors across the globe, Josh Butler has made serious headway with his high caliber house sound. Cut from the outspoken West Yorkshire club circuit and propelled towards the forefront of global club land’s next generation, an early affliction with solid club hits has made his name an essential one.
Crystal Kingdom – Crystal Kingdom brings you a Winter wonderland full of magical treats and enchanted characters. Special performances from Frozen, magic shows, disco, bouncy castle, arts and crafts, party games, fun and entertainment for all the family to enjoy.
Burning the Clocks – A unique community event created by Same Sky that brings the whole City together to mark the shortest day of the year. Local people make their own paper and willow lanterns and after parading through the city, they pass them into a blazing bonfire on Brighton beach, as a token of the year’s end.
The Happy Clap Trap Nativity – Brighton’s homegrown alternative smirk machine presents a warm-hearted medley of artistic acts of strange entertainment. Sketches, poems, songs and dances plucked from the fertile limbs of mother Brighton’s BoHo hothouse. Absurdist turns, leaps of faith, and very high jinks for lovers of oddball. Arty? Certainly. Farty? Not on your Nellie.