Best Things to do this Weekend in Brighton: 25th – 26th October
Sun? Rain? Gale force winds? Who knows what to expect this Autumn! Whatever the weather, as usual there are lots of great things to do this Weekend in Brighton with early music festivals, exhibitions, comedy festivals, puppetry, rap, rock, DJs, kids clubs, gay wedding shows, life drawing with a twist.
Brighton Early Music Festival 2014 – Old is the new new! Brighton Early Music Festival is the second largest early music festival in the UK, with a large and enthusiastic following of over 6000 and provides “early music with a distinctive Brighton twist”. Expect lively and inspired programming, with events exploring different art forms and performance formats. Concerts take place in a variety of venues in Brighton and Hove.
OUTBREAK Brighton – A fully immersive, physical, horror experience. Think ‘Secret cinema’, meets ’28 Days Later’, crossed with Tough Mudder all in one place. Participants are picked up by military escort from a secret location in central Brighton and taken deep into the South Downs where there are put to their paces!
Brighton Photo Biennial – The UK’s largest international photography festival, returns for its sixth edition. For BPB14expect a host of regional, national and international collaborations with a series of new projects on the theme of Communities, Collectives & Collaboration. This weekend don’t miss REEF by Simon Faithfull involving films about a boat sunk off the coast of Southern England to create a new artificial reef.
Punched VI – Think you know puppetry? Think again. Touched Theatre’s sell out, smoking hot contemporary puppetry cabaret premieres at its new home, the Marlborough. Featuring an astonishing array of theatrical acts and a wild cast of puppets, objects and surprises.
Brighton Comedy Festival – Brighton Comedy Festival 2014, which runs from October 10th – 25th, marks the festivals 12th year on the circuit and is set to bring the best of live comedy to Brighton. The heady air of the seaside combines with some of the world’s funniest people to create a mixture that is unmissable!
Dizney Rascal – With live accompaniment, the star of Comedy Central’s ‘Big Bad World’, ‘Seann Walsh World’ and ‘Cardinal Burns’ explores her Princess Complex through the medium of stand-up, sketch and (Disney) song. “A fascinating mix of good-time girl and Miranda Hart” (The Telegraph)
Dead Prez – With hard-hitting beats, politically aware rhymes, deft lyricism and strong song concepts, Dead Prez emerged in 2000 as one of rap’s most politically strident outfits. Stic.man and M-1’s music provided a voice for the voiceless, a sobering look at the global power structure that was crippling billions of people internationally and millions of Americans domestically.
[11:01] presents Hannah Wants + Support – It’s [11:01], one of the most talked about nights of 2014 with support from two of Brighton’s top DJ’s, playing the best in house to keep you going until the early hours! The second event of the year sees Hannah Wants, The Six and [11:01] residence takeover Coliseum.
The Grand Drawing Circus – The Drawing Circus, a not-for-profit organisation of artists and models, take over the entire Old Market Theatre for a promenade style, theatrical drawing event set in the main theatre and in the rooms below the building. As nights become longer and the days darker, The Drawing Circus will conjure up the story of a Circus murder in still poses, to be drawn by the audience.
Sundae Club – Sundae Club returns with four fabulous hours of creative fun for children and families at Komedia and Dukes @ Komedia, offering theatre, films, crafty workshops, stories, games, and a live gig by Sundae Club house band ‘The Swing Ninjas’. This month’s theme is ‘spells and enchantment’.
Gay Wedding Show – Welcome to the UK’s annual and official gay and lesbian wedding show. Celebrating 11 years of helping same sex couples plan their special day. Expect lots of goodies, bubbles, prizes, example ceremonies and some of the best exhibitors in the land!
Mogwai – Over the last two decades, Mogwai have quietly cornered the market for multi-layered post-rock cool. The band’s largely instrumental works are soundscapes in the truest sense of the word: guitar-heavy, effects-laden evocations of stark grandeur and tranquil beauty. Now Mogwai brings its eighth album to life in an epic live event.
Skinny Lister – Skinny Lister are excited to announce their Five Cities Tour 2014. This October the folk band that is Skinny Lister will bring their incredible live show to Brighton and will exclusively play their forthcoming new album in full for the first time ever.