Free things to do in Brighton

Cheap and Free Things to do in Brighton in November 2014

Published On November 4, 2014 | By Giulia Franzoi | Free & Cheap, Things to do features

With Christmas fast approaching (sorry to mention it!) now more than ever is prime penny pinching season. Never fear though as there are loads of great cheap and free things to do in Brighton this November with everything from film festivals to bingo with a twist and everything in between!

Brighton Early Music Festival 2014Free things to do in Brighton – Various Venues

Brighton Early Music Festival has been described as “early music with a distinctive Brighton twist” and is well known for doing things just a little bit differently.  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.

This year’s festival takes the theme of Cities, Musical centres and the journeys between them.

Sat 1st – Sun 9th Nov – Various Times

Single event tickets from £5

One Planet City – Various Venues

ONE PLANET CITY launched as part of the 2014 Brighton Photo Biennial. The exhibitions are installed in key public spaces across the city and remain in situ for ten months. Each venue is semantically linked to the individual One Planet Living principle it is hosting and the ten inter-related exhibitions are best viewed as an arts trail around the city.

Until 31st July 2015 – All Day

War Stories: Voices from the First World War Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, this exhibition brings to life the wartime experiences of 15 individuals whose intensely personal memories and extraordinary stories reveal the impact of war.

Personal letters, diaries, art, photography, costume, film and memorabilia evoke the love, excitement, fear, bravery, grief, loss and longing that touched the lives of millions of people.

Reflections on our personal and collective acts of remembrance and commemoration explore the continuing impact of war on our lives.

Until 1st March 2015 – 10am-5pm

The Homework ClubFree things to do in BrightonCircus Street 

Head along to Circus Street, Brighton’s new social, cultural and economic quarter for an evening of graphic design and illustration. 

The Homework Club is an exhibition of Graphic Design and Illustration hosted by 2nd Year University of Brighton students. A showcase of self- initiated work it’s  a chance to show all the work created outside University.

A mixture of drawing, printmaking, animation, painting, digital work, sculpture and book design created by Brighton’s young and exciting new designers will be on display.

Fri 7th Nov – 5pm – 10pm

Sinna One: Lost and FoundArt Schism

You are sure to have noticed Sinna One’s many colourful creations in the form of badgers, pandas or tortoises, robots, dragons and much more. He is not limited to just cartoons though. Last year he completed an impressive mural on the side of the Prince Albert pub alongside Req, a legend of mural art. Check out his latest exhibition at Art Schism.

Fri 7th – Tues 25th Nov – 7 pm

Austerity Pleasures  – Caroline of Brunswick

The best political/topical comedians, including; Joe Wells (multi-award winner, Alexi Sayle’s tour support) previewing his forthcoming solo show, plus the marvellous Chris Betts, Dan Wright, Richard Rycroft, and headlining  EDDIE BRIMSON.

Tues 11th Nov – 8:00 pm – 10:35 pm

Brighton Rockfest Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar

Brighton Rockfest is a new yearly rock inspired all dayer with a stellar 8 band rock bill, local bands for local people who love their rock music, brought together under one roof. A rich mixture of hard rock, stoner, glam and even a hint of metal in there. Featuring Cavendish Sniff + Graces Collide + By Definition + Begger’z Fixx + Unbeliever + Director’s Cut + Sinister Hussy + Emersis.

Sat 15th Nov – 2pm

Brighton Burlesque Festival 2014Free things to do in BrightonThistle Brighton

Showcasing the finest of Burlesque the South Coast has to offer. 8 Hours of stunning entertainment from the sultry traditional, to some frisky and fun, onto Neo burlesque and beyond. Unique and enthralling stalls. Mesmerising Pole Dancers, Photobooths, Prizes for best dressed attendees and more! 

Sat 15th Nov – 2pm – 10pm

CinecityVarious Venues

CINECITY presents the very best in world cinema with a global mix of premieres and previews, treasures from the archive, artists’ cinema, a showcase of film made in the city and a programme of talks and education events. The festival gives you first sight of highly anticipated titles ahead of release and spotlights many others brought to Brighton from around the world for one-off screenings.

Thurs 20th Nov – Sun 7 Dec 
Most tickets £9.90

GolemThe Old Market

“Golem” A miracle for the modern world in the shape of a man! He will obey your every command! Impress your friends! Never be bored again! Ancient incantation guaranteed to bring lifeless lump of clay to life… a fantastical tale of an extraordinarily ordinary man and his Golem. Using the latest technologies (clay and imagination) 1927 ‘s new show will synchronise live performance and music with stunning hand drawn animation, claymation and film.

Fri 21st Nov – 7.30 pm, Sat 22nd Nov – 3pm & 8pm

Free things to do in BrightonMiss Behave’s Game ShowMarlborough Theatre
A renegade gameshow for the austerity generation. Part Gameshow, part Variety Show, part Disco… Everyone’s a winner! Fifty minutes of games, acts, dancing, fun and phones!
In a reaction to the slick and earnest high production populating the world of entertainment today, Miss Behave presents a deliberately lo-fi, silly and audience-centric bag of fun. Ably assisted by her glamorous assistant Harriet (youtube star and dance sensation Harry Clayton-Wright), Miss Behave creates a world of anarchy, chaos and fun for all audiences.

Sat 21st Nov – 8.30 pm
£7 / £5


Rebel Bingo – Concorde 2

“We used to throw parties in an old church hall in London. One night we found a bingo kit stored down in the basement. We started messing around with it and accidentally invented a new, mutant form of bingo. We knew it was wrong, but it felt good. We called it Rebel Bingo. It’s not just a game anymore. It’s out of our hands. It’s out of control.

Now Rebel Bingo is back and just in time for the party season with London, Brighton, Bristol, Manchester and Nottingham. Fans and would-be players are warned, tickets do not hang around for long.

Thurs 27th Nov – 8 pm
£3 – £9

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About The Writer

Originally from Italy, Giulia studied Modern Languages and came to Brighton to improve her English. Her favourite thing about Brighton is the nightlife!