Best Things to do this Weekend in Brighton 28th – 29th November 2015
Brightonians and welcome visitors are invited to another packed weekend! The days might be getting shorter but it’s no secret that, starting this weekend, our city will show how to truly light up the night in style. Whether you decide to go for a walk in a festive forest, rock out at a music festival, help Mr. Popper catch his penguins or watch a movie at the Royal Pavilion, fun is surely guaranteed.
Mutations is a brand-new multi-venue inner city festival, born out of last years acclaimed Drill: Brighton. It is a creative mass of genre hybrids and expression, delivering some of the most inspiring, creative and interesting music the world has to offer; highlights include aggressive noise pioneers Lightning Bolt, Canadian noise rockers Metz, experimental House producer John Talabot, infamous Texan singer-songwriter Josh T Pearson, legendary Doom stalwarts OM, the viciously experimental Chelsea Wolfe, and breakthrough electronica act Tourist, all performing alongside a host of other national and international acts.
Festive Forest – Stanmer Park
A Christmas period highlight – The Festive Forest pops up this weekend at Stanmer House and runs for 6 weeks only – a beautiful experience of twinkling lights, hot drinks around real fires and a fab party atmosphere. Expect dancing until the early hours! The fairy-lit outdoor space will be decked with bench swings and toadstool seats around open fire pits – perfect to light your sparklers with, or toast your marshmallows over before dipping into a warm mug of baileys. Canopy covers, outdoor heaters and woollen blankets will help everyone stay extra toasty. On top of that, a grill BBQ will be cooking up delicious Christmas fare, with dessert canapés and hot sugared nuts topping off the perfect festive feast. Go on, treat yourself.
Love Picture Palace
Always wanted to watch a movie in an extraordinary venue? Well here’s your chance! The Music Room of Brighton’s Royal Pavilion will be transformed into a picture palace to celebrate love on the big screen. Presented by Cinecity, the exotic splendour of the Royal Pavilion provides a sumptuous backdrop for these cinema classics, in praise of love in its many guises.
Festiv_Alt: The Alternative Christmas Light Switch On
You really shouldn’t miss this glitzy and fun Christmas light switch on run by creatives that truly know how to overshadow run-of-the-mill events with something truly brilliant. Light based art work and projection with a festive atmosphere, live local bands and market stalls from young designers and makers. The evening will be a free and magical event of projection mapping, light up sculptors and interactive L.E.D balloons for visitors of all ages. Local bands will run a count down at 7pm where the audience will light up the night together. To carry on with the festive spirit you can also pick up some handmade presents.
Fly-By-Night is an all night party at the Fish Bowl filled with the finest selections of house, garage, hip hop and grime courtesy of the crew behind the PlasticCups label. Look out for some special guests too…
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Painter and decorator by day, Mr Popper spends all his time dreaming of Antarctic expeditions and living amongst the penguins. He is astounded when one day a packing crate arrives on his doorstep, out of which waddles a real life penguin. With songs, puppets and a great story to tell, this musical adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwaters book is real charming weekend treat.
Record Fair at Komedia
Head over to Komedia on Sunday for a chance to browse thousands of great vinyl bargains and collectors items. Specialist sellers of reggae, rock, punk, soul, jazz and blues will be there. There’s no better way to find the music you love, discover new sounds and also meet people that share the same music taste.
Drop in and draw … Animals!
Really love drawing but for some reason you haven’t done it for a long time? Take a nice Sunday walk to the Hove Museum & Art Gallery, drop in at their studio session, pick up your pencil and draw. One of their team members will be there if you want to pick up some drawing tips but the rest is up to you. The event is free and doodlers of all ages are welcome.