Best Things to do this Weekend in Brighton: 7th – 8th February
You may still want to just hide under the duvet during this cold snap but that would be silly with all of the great things to do this weekend in Brighton. Here’s our guide with everything from musicals to film festivals and exhibitions to club nights so there’s something for everyone!
The Dissident – First presented at Shanghai’s V Art Centre in 2013, The Dissident, now joined by the work of Brighton-based artist Jim Sanders, searches for proximity in the work of two artists placed at a distance culturally, artistically and geographically.
Correspondance – An exhibition taking place across real and virtual platforms, exploring how new technologies can promote the accessibility of the arts and change our idea of a public space. Fourteen artists are working together to make an exhibition at Prestamex House which will be mirrored by a virtual version.
West Side Story – Following their recent highly acclaimed productions of Grease, Les Miserablés and Miss Saigon, Brighton Theatre Group Youth now bring Leonard Bernstein’s stunning West Side Story to Brighton Dome. Also on at 7.30pm.
Brighton Science Festival – Brighton Science Festival returns for its tenth year to prove there’s a lot more to science than test tubes and prime numbers. Prepare to unleash your curiosity as science comes roaring out of the lab and into the city of Brighton & Hove for a month of hands-on demonstrations, engaging talks and live experiments.
BlackBird Film Festival – The inaugural BlackBird Film Festival, showing films that support creative community empowerment, sustainable living, and ecological awareness. The Festival is inspired by the life and passions of the late, pioneering activist, Adrienne Campbell.
Bazaar Brighton Craft and Vintage Fair – Support your local, independent & hardworking artists, makers, designers, curio and vintage collectors. At this fair you will find a vintage emporium, curiosity shop, designer makers couture, folk art, crafts, printmakers, ceramics, homewares, antiques & salvage, fashion, records & books, a kitsch cafe, massage & childrens’ workshop area.
National Libraries Day 2015 – Evolving in Conversation celebrates National Libraries Day 2015. John Agard performs new work, South East Dance provides workshops and there will be a New Writing South exhibition featuring writers David Sheppeard, Steven Lancefield, Rosy Carrick and Ali McAllister.
The Steampunk Hidden Boulangerie – Steampunk Hidden Events are Neo-Victorian cabarets with a peculiar twist, held at The Marlborough Theatre in Brighton. This edition is Bakery themed! Featuring incredible live music, curious cabaret and bizarre burlesque, this month will also hold a Steampunk Bake Off! The Hidden Boulangerie promises to be as nutty as a fruitcake and as sweet as pie!
Treatment presents: The Magician – Winter Potion Tour – His background is shrouded in mystery, his powers are supernatural and his reputation is whispered about among men. He goes by different names, but folks just call him The Magician. Previously a member of revered Balearic disco duo, Aeroplane, he disembarked that flight and boarded his own magical carpet ride in 2010. Plus support from Bodhi + Fono + Shimster + Treatment DJS. WIN TICKETS HERE!
Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music – The smash-hit musical show that has been all around the world now returns to the UK for the movie’s 50th anniversary. For those of you not yet converted, Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music is a screening of the classic Julie Andrews film musical in glorious, full-screen Technicolor, complete with lyric subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along.
Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra – BPO return to Brighton Dome for an afternoon concert featuring Haydn’s Symphony No.83 in G minor (‘La Poule’), Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.27 in B flat major K595 and Schubert’s Symphony No.5 in B flat major D485.
Express yourself – A platform for brilliant new talent. Monthly Sunday evening sessions of live music, spoken word, DJs and conscious insights at the Caroline of Brunswick.