Free Things to do in Brighton in February 2015
January is done hurrah! Now we can get on with the rest of the year… February has lot’s more than just Valentine’s Day, here’s our run down of the best free things to do in Brighton in February so you can have an awesome time and save your pennies too!
Snapper Jaxx Kid’s Club – Churchill Square Shopping Centre
Live shows, storytelling, songs, adventure play, craft sessions and much more! Join Billy the Brick and Hannah the Hammer for a big day of building brilliance! Help is needed on the Snapper construction site to build the biggest, the best, the strongest, the spangliest, the mightiest and the most majestic thing that has ever been built!
Sun 1st Feb
11am – 4pm (20 minute sessions on the hour)
Monday Movies – Sidewinder
Monday’s suck, we can all agree with that so why not ease into the week and chill out with a retro movie classic at the awesome Sidewinder in Kemptown?
Monday 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd Feb
NeedsMoreSnakes Gig Poster exhibition launch – Hotel Pelirocco
Boutique original rock’n’roll hotel – Hotel Pelirocco is hosting an exhibition of original screenprinted gig posters by local illustrator / designer Dan Bowden (aka NeedsMoreSnakes posters). The launch is on 5th February and will feature live music from Brighton Punk/Americana heroes Harker, and by the wonderful guitarist and singer Kelly Kemp.
Thurs 5th Feb
Brighton Science Festival – Various Venues
This annual 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 many of which are free.
Thurs 5th Feb – Sun 1st March
Conflux Showcase Day – Jubilee Library
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.
Sat 7th Feb
11am – 5pm
The Dissident – Brighton Media Centre
Compulsion, conflict and contempt. 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.
Sat 7th – Sun 15th Feb
9.30am – 5.30pm
‘Wet Feet’ – A Photographic Exhibition by Bernard Webb – Naked Eye Art Gallery
An atmospheric, heartfelt exhibition by lifelong photographer Bernard Webb. The photographs in his exhibition ‘Wet Feet’ captures unrepeatable moments on the shores of Brighton and Hove and with them, he invites the viewer to experience the one off, isolated moment that he has meticulously caught.
Sat 7th – Fri 20th Feb
10am – 6pm
Brighton Craft Alliance Handmade and Vintage Fair – Brighton Open Market
A day of shopping and live music. This year, Brighton Craft Alliance is back at the Open Market offering you the chance to purchase some of the most unique handmade and vintage items, this event is perfect if you want to get a special gift for someone this Valentines Day!
Sun 8th Feb
10am – 4pm
Sailor Jerrys presents: Hope & Ruin Launch Party – Hope & Ruin
Riots Not Diets have teamed up with Sailor Jerrys to host the opening night at the newly named Hope & Ruin. Featuring Shopping, who create propulsive bass lines, primitive disco-not-disco drums and guitar lines sharp as broken glass. Read more about the Hope & Ruin’s regeneration here.
Thurs 12th Feb
Danger Music presents: Get Inuit + Support – Hope & Ruin
From the sunny streets of South East England, Get Inuit play dirty and cheerful indie guitar pop. The band have spent 2014 locked away writing the songs that will appear on their debut album and, while doing this, have also split their time playing shows around the UK supporting the likes of Slaves, The Bots, PUP, Dumb and Art Brut. Support from GLASS CITY VICE, PÜRPL and ANIMAL HOUSE.
Sat 14th Feb