It’s St Patrick’s Day this weekend so expect some rowdy crowds on the streets of Brighton come Saturday night! Whether you’re planning on joining in with the celebrations or would rather sit back and relax, our weekend round-up has something to please everyone.
Friday – Pixels and Prosecco 2018
To celebrate Women’s History Month, Spring Forward Festival have organised a month-long run of events, talks and gigs to encourage and celebrate the role of women in digital culture. Tonight as part of these celebrations, Press Fire to Win are hosting an evening of talks from women who create games, playful experiences and events. Join the incredible speakers Becky Leigh, Gina Nelson and Jo Haslam for a glass of free Prosecco (or fizzy grape juice) and a slice of cake whilst they talk through their experiences of the tech industry.
From 6:30pm-22:00pm. 68 Middle Street, BN1 1AL. Tickets available here.
Friday- Yogocop presents: Wundrop & Kemastry, Ash The Author, Eerf Evil
Showcasing the best in the Brighton Hip-Hop scene, Brighton independent label Yococop take over Latest Music Bar with a five hour event tonight. Headlining act Wundrop and Kemastry are renowned for bringing a good crowd and even better bars. Catch Ash the Author, Eerf Evil and Psalm//trees in battle with Oncloudnin9, all ripping the stage apart as they prove that Brighton’s Hip-Hop scene is one to watch.
From 9:00pm-2:00am. Latest Music Bar. 14-17 Manchester Street, BN2 1TF. Tickets available here.
Friday – Art, Activism and Afrofuturism with Patrisse Cullors
Join Patrisse Cullors for an evening of celebration and community building for the Black community in the South East of England as she invites people to come together to talk, eat, story tell and dance. The event will be centred around a long table dinner conversation with Cullors, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter and author of When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter memoir. Availability is limited and intimate so organisers have respectfully asked that white people who want to practice their allyship do not take a ticket for this event as it has been created by and with the Black and POC community in Brighton. Cullors is a major activist in the US and this event is an amazing opportunity to hear an incredible voice.
From 7:00pm-10:00pm. BMECP Centre Brighton. 10a Fleet Street. BN1 4ZE. Tickets are free but you can register here.
Friday – Modern Rituals release show featuring The New Tusk, Pet Crow and His & Hers
Modern Rituals have smashed it again with their new cassette ‘Hermit Kuppling’ and tonight is a chance to hear the all new EP played live at Green Door Store. With Brighton legends The New Tusk coming as main support, this gig is not one to miss! Expect big vibes, good beers and friendly faces as all these bands take to the stage in Brighton for the first time this year.
From 7:00pm-22:30pm. The Green Door Store. 3 Trafalgar Street, BN1 4FQ.
Saturday – Jigsaw Fest 2018 Open Mic Fundraiser @ Beyond Retro
Jigsaw Fest is a one day local festival happening on the 12th April and the organisers of the main event are bringing some of the best acoustic talents to Beyond Retro for the afternoon to raise money for the National Autistic Society. Performances come from Amelia Barnard, Lara Well, Josh Beer and many more with every penny raised being donated to charity. Everyone is welcome at the event and if you grab a flyer you can bag yourself a discount entry fee to the main festival!
From 14:00pm-17:00pm. Beyond Retro. 42 Vine Street, BN1 4AG.
England VS Ireland Six Nations Rugby Final
Saturday – England VS Ireland Six Nations Rugby Final
This year’s St Patrick’s Day happens to fall upon the Six Nations Rugby Final so expect large crowds, lots of green and even more beer. The Craft Beer Co. are offering discounted whiskey and beer all day, with the promise of free hand-cut chips for anyone who books in advance. There are shiny brand new TV’s to watch on and even a private room should you just want to watch with your closest friends! Check out the match and drink some beers from 3pm onwards.
From 14:45pm-close. The Craft Beer Co. 22-23 Upper North Street, BN1 3FG.
Arms Race, Années Zero, Subdued, State Funeral and Gutter Knife
Saturday – Arms Race, Années Zero, Subdued, State Funeral and Gutter Knife
Perhaps the best kept secret or maybe the next big thing, this absolute stellar line up shows the best in Brighton’s Hardcore Punk scene. The recent revival of punk in the city means these gigs which just two years ago would have attracted a handful of people are now packing out *big* venues such as The Cowley Club. Arms Race, from London, play early New York Hardcore styled tunes with a healthy dose of 80’s UK influence and with the much-anticipated return of Brighton’s best, State Funeral, this show will not let you down.
From 19:30pm-00:00pm. The Cowley Club. 12 London Road, BN1 4JA.
Saturday – Bowiesque
Bowiesque are a tribute band to the very best of David Bowie’s work. Based in Brighton, this band have taken the UK by storm with their amazing five piece takes on Bowie’s works. Head to The Brunswick tomorrow night to see what the fuss is all about. If the music isn’t tempting enough, The Brunswick are also offering a massive 20% off your food bill and if you get there before seven you can get a platter for one and a drink for just ten pounds. What a night!
From 20:00pm-23:00pm. The Brunswick, BN3 1JF.
Sunday – Macrame Woven Plant Hanger workshop
To soothe your Sunday hangover or as a nice activity for the family, join the people at Between Two Thorns to create your own woven plant pot hanger. Macrame is the art of producing a textile by knot tying and during the two hour workshop you will receive a step-by-step guide of the techniques and materials used in the amazing process.
From 15:00pm-17:00pm. Between Two Thorns. 67 Upper North Street, BN1 3FL.
Terrarium Workshop – Build Your Own Garden in a Bottle
Sunday – Terrarium Workshop – Build Your Own Garden in a Bottle
If Macrame doesn’t take your fancy, join the same crew at Between Two Thorns in the morning to create a mini garden in a bottle. Terrarium’s take very little care, exist within their own eco-system and look amazing; so with a coffee and a slice of cake in tow why not try something new to shake up your normal weekend routine!
From 11:00am-13:00pm. Between Two Thorns. 67 Upper North Street, BN1 3FL.
Sunday – Tune-yards
The most weird and wonderful woman in the art-pop, alt-rock, worldbeat, lo-fi niche corner of music comes to the Attenborough Centre for Arts this Sunday. Following the release of their new record ‘I can feel you creep into my private life’ Merrill Garbus’ project officially becomes a duo and play in Brighton for the first time in 4 years. Tune-yards are a band that if you know, you know and if you don’t, you should.
From 20:00pm-23:00pm. Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts. Gardner Centre Road, University of Sussex, Falmer, BN1 9RA.