Things to do in Brighton this Weekend

Best Things to do in Brighton this Weekend: 9th – 10th August

Published On July 30, 2014 | By We Love Brighton | Things to do features

This Weekend is packed with lots of live music and other great stuff! We hope the Sun is still shining bright as we all pretend Summer won’t end soon (it won’t shhhhh!) these are the things to do in Brighton this Weekend which will make it complete! With reading festivals, beach tennis championships, art exhibitions, childrens festivals, live music, DJ’s and of course Rural Day as part of Brunswick Festival. Enjoy!

All Weekend:

Things to do in Brighton this WeekendBrighton’s Big Summer Read 2014 –  Two weeks of Summer holiday fun, at Churchill Square Shopping Centre, devoted to all things books! With visits from children’s authors, story telling sessions, reading workshops, early years specialists on hand with help and advice on getting started, story telling treasure hunts, games, story-writing events, a whole host of loveable characters for you to meet, a book exchange and library corner, The Big Summer Read is designed to inspire people of all ages to get reading.

Beach Tennis European Championships – Great Britain is again hosting the 2014 Championships in Brighton.  The event will take place 8th-10th August and is one of the top Beach Tennis events on the sports calendar. Entry is free to spectators, seating and refreshments are available and there will be fun activities during the competition including the opportunity to try Beach Tennis. 

A Slice of Summer – ‘A Slice of Summer’ will feature new, exclusive and rare pieces from Ink_d regulars as well as welcoming two super talented ladies into their stable of artists; Bonnie and Clyde (colourful and graphic screen prints and mixed media collages) and Lez (epic, 3 dimensional pop icons). Plus an exciting program of artist-led workshops and talks throughout August.

Stink Like Dog Exhibition – Art Schism is proud to present Stink Like Dog in his second solo exhibition at Art Schism. Stink Like Dog, real name Etienne, specialises in incredibly complex and detailed drawings, using basic materials like pen, ink and tip-ex to create his work. Sometimes political, always impressive, Etienne reveals that his work often takes on “a life of its own”.


Little Monsters Bash – A fun festival for mini festival goers aged between 0-10 years old and their families in the glorious grounds of Stanmer Park. Enjoy the main stage hosting a variety of celebrity live acts and shows or visit one of the many specific Monster zones which have their own entertainment schedule and activities which are free for visitors to participate in.

Things to do in Brighton this WeekendMother Knows Best Fest #2 – Part two of this 5-day festival running periodically from late July to early September, taking across numerous Brighton venues and featuring over 50 of the South East’s finest beat combos. This Saturday expect to be rocked by Trevor’s Head, Puppet Kings, Junkyard Choir, Flying Low, Work In Progress, Andy & The Echoes, Might, Flooding Rivers, Sinisterhussy, Army of Molemen, Fallen Interval and GKDC.

Lout Presents: The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart + Support from Ablebody, Pete Fij & Terry Bickers – The Pains of Being Pure at Heart’s songwriting is what sets them apart from their peers – songwriting. After two critically-acclaimed records that demonstrated the group’s ability to shift musical registers from bedroom pop daydreams to Alternative Nation anthems, the band is poised to share a new vision of gilded pop idealism. Gliding along on bright, sleek guitars and light, skipping percussion.

The Nightowl Summer Series presents DJ W!LD
 – The third event of the series sees a Nightowl takeover of Coalition in Brighton. For this very special summer party, DJ W!LD will play an extended 3 hour set. Famed for his DJ sets at DC10 for Circo Loco, the Parisian is sure to bring some balearic sunshine vibes to Brighton.


Things to do in Brighton this WeekendRural Day & Scruffs Dog Show – Bringing the countryside to the City to raise awareness of the environment.  With 24 market stalls, including conservation & charity information, handcrafts, artist cards, a tombola, children’s clothes, fruit, herbs, children’s books plus a retro van with frozen desserts as well as home bakes & drinks from a lovely tea tent . Willowisp, the family & children’s area will be making crafty things & a ‘have a go’ felt-making & mosaics & an eco puppet show too. Petting animals include Guide dogs, chicken & bugs too! Of course the star event is our totally barking Scruffs Dog show with rosettes (Animal Welfare team), prizes (Snaffles bisquits), flowers (Kate Langdale) & trophy (Brices). 

Brighton Dome in association with Resident presents: SPECTRUM – August sees Spectrum take a salubrious Sunday-evening turn, with the wonderful CARRIE TREE headlining, as the venue lays out the cabaret seating invites you to see out your week with ‘songs to feed the heart’. ‘incorporating the elegant meandering of Jeff Buckley and the more esoteric aspects of of John Martyn and Damien Rice – she may be the logical successor to the long-lost Mary Margaret O’Hara.’  4/5 Stars from Q Mag. Support from Warsaw Radio and Rusalka. 

Make A Scene Promotions In Association With Knee Deep Bookings And Saviour Managent Presents: Carcer City + Support – A night of ‘Scouse Metal’ and other good stuff from headliners Carcer City, with support from Antwerp-based 4 piece BEAR, Deathcore/Metalcore band For What It’s Worth, progressive groove metallers Blackprint, metalcore band Preserver and Metalheads Invius 

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