May Bank Holiday Things To Do: 24th – 26th May

Published On May 12, 2014 | By Hendrik Jelen | Things to do features

It´s time again for another Bank Holiday and with Brighton Festival, Brighton Fringe Festival and Artists Open Houses in full swing plus many more great events on offer across the city you´ve got no excuse not to get out and about (weather permitting!). Here are our highlights with exhibitions, festivals, musicals, kids cabaret, comedy, arts and crafts, music and even cocktail masterclasses.

SnapSnapshot – Group Exhibition Ink_d Gallery
The street art scene has recently seen a group of new like-minded artists that share a strong illustrative influence and moved away from traditional pieces and wildstyle. These artists are really pushing the boundaries of street or urban art as we know it. Our show aims to be a ‘snapshot’ of these artist’s latest works.

Fri 2nd May – Sun 1st June
Mon-Sat 10pm-6pm, Sun 12pm-4pm, Free

FestivalElderflower Fields FestivalPippingford Park
This festival allows you to get down with the kids in the heart of the beautiful Sussex countryside! Kids can try their hand at skateboarding, climbing, mountain biking, parkour, kayaking, raft- building and more! The Merry Maker, and the drunken Botanist cocktail bar present drinks crafted around ingredients foraged on the Stoneham Springs farm, local and international brewers. 

Fri 23rd May – Mon 26th May
£95 weekend pass

brewersTheatre Stramash presents: Brewers Fayre – Brighton Media Centre
“Please remember to enjoy your affair responsibly.” A high-octane ride through the perils of family life and cyber love ending at the Premier Inn. Theatre Stramash wow audiences with a unique and surprising theatre experience in this tale of a trapped couple and their feisty teenage daughter caught in a World Wide Web of lust and betrayal. ‘Brewers Fayre’ is “a small classic of our time” (Joyce McMillan). 

Sat 24th May (Then 29th May – 1st June @ 8pm)

ssCompany by Stephen SondheimBrighton Little Theatre
An honest, witty, sophisticated look at relationships. On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor Bobby contemplates his unmarried state. In vignette after hilarious vignette, we are introduced to his married friends and three girlfriends, as Bobby weighs the pros and cons of married life. A brilliant must-see musical featuring some all-time classic songs such as ‘Being Alive’, ‘Ladies Who Lunch’ and ‘Side by Side’.

Sat 24th May
2:30pm-5:15pm, £10

knuddelHuggers The Quadrant

Comedy and cabaret for all the family to enjoy together from the hugely popular worldwide show. “The hour whizzed past… my 8-year-old loved it… perfectly timed for child attention spans”.

Sat 24th May – Sat 31st May
3:15pm, £6

erAm I Right Ladies?!Caroline of Brunswick

After whirlwind success of her debut stand up ‘What Would Beyonce Do?’ This is the follow up! WWBD started as previews on the Brighton Free Fringe. Come & see this get born!

Sat 17th/24th May – Sun 18th/25th May
4pm, Free

kaFarm Mews Arts and Crafts Market – Farm Mews
Farm Mews will be holding an art and craft Market on 24th and 25th of May. The Market will be bringing you an eclectic mix of locally made crafts including textiles, leather goods, paper crafts, little crocheted beasties, kids clothing and much much more!

Sat 24th May – Sun 25th May
11am – 6pm, Free

ev_5896Peter Antoniou in ‘Comedium’Komedia Studio
Award-winning psychic comedian, comes to Brighton Fringe with his brilliantly successful 2013 Edinburgh show. Removed from all the showbiz trappings this is an intimate show that is just the audience, Peter and the most amazing and astounding demonstrations of mind reading you are ever likely to see.

Sat 24th May – Sun 25th May
4:30pm, £8

cityFringe City New Road
Experience what Brighton Fringe is all about at our free outdoor showcase. From comedy to cabaret, music to puppetry – sample the best of Brighton Fringe 2014.

Sat 24th May
1pm, Free


cockCocktail Masterclass Be At One
Come down to Brighton’s newest cocktail bar, Be At One and experience an interactive cocktail masterclass for just £20 pp! Learn how to make cocktails like the experts and have a great time doing it!

Sun 25th May
2pm, £20

TTLTiger Lillies in ConcertBrighton Spiegeltent
Catch the Tiger Lillies on their 25th anniversary world tour and celebrate their unique anarchic Brechtian blues. Their world is dark and peculiar with moments of deep sadness, cruel black humour and immense beauty. The Tiger Lillies shock, amuse and entertain in a post-modern vaudeville way with their inimitable in-yer-face performances where no limit should be taken for granted.

Sun 25th May
9pm, £18


Reggae All Dayer MAY WEBReggae All Dayer – Concorde 2

It’s the first Reggae all – dayer of the year and even better – it’s FREE ENTRY ALL DAY! A selection of Ska and Rocksteady, Roots, Dub, Digital Reggae, Steppa’s, Dancehall, Jungle, good vibes and more! With the city’s finest selectors and live bands plus Cummin Up will be serving delicious Caribbean food!

Mon 26th May
2pm-10pm, FREE


babydiscoBaby Loves Disco – Above Audio

Parents and kids, get your respective grooves on while the club DJ spins retro disco and pop tunes. The fun spills out onto the glorious seafront sundeck where the BBQ will be sizzling. Seaside fancy dress and it’s Brighton vs Miami, so there’s summer cocktails and mocktails to be won for the best outfits. Free face-painting, crafts, kids’ hot dogs, ice creams and more.

Mon 26th May – 3pm, £8

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