Easter is upon us! If you want to see the best events for families this weekend check out our guide to what’s on over the Easter school holidays. There’s a lot of festivities happening this weekend so here’s our guide to the things we know will be good fun.
Good Friday Service
If you’re religious but don’t have a frequent church you go to, observe Good Friday with the lovely folks at One Church. At their Florence Road location you can join them for a service of contemplation and communion. There will be beautiful music, plenty of prayers and a chance to contemplate the good and bad in your life. It’s an 8 o’clock service which will run for one hour.
One Church. Florence Road, BN1 6DL.
Exhibition of Work from LGBT Artists
This is a wonderful opportunity to see some amazing art and photography from some of Brighton’s best LGBT artists. The exhibition will feature drawings from the new life drawing group ‘Brighton Draws Men’, Lucy Le Brocq, Bryony Frieslaar and Veronika Teo. Frieslaar will bring their emotional superheroes to the gallery space whilst Le Brocq and Teo will present their photography depicting themes such as, gender, feminism and the portraiture of queer people. The exhibition is being held at Junkyard Dogs and will culminate in a 2 day festival curated by Paul Diello.
Junkyard Dogs. Edward Street, BN2 0JG.
Spring Forward Festival Closing Party and Film Showing
As Spring Forward Festival draws to a close the organisers are inviting everyone to get together to watch Bombshell: A Hedy Lamarr Story. The film focuses on the 1940’s actress once known as the world’s most beautiful woman who in reality was never given the credit she deserved as an ingenious inventor whose work helped to pioneer and revolutionise modern communication forever. The concept she came up with is now used as the basis for secure WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth but was overlooked as being “just another pretty face”. Tickets are primarily for those involved but there are some available to the public.
68 Middle Street, BN1 1NA.
Easter Weekend @ Brighton Bierhaus
Brighton Bierhaus are welcoming everyone in with open arms this weekend for a few days of fun and frivolity. There will be cheap chocolate, good beer and badly put together Easter chicks according to them. Lou Campbell and Sam Lambert (who is from Brighton’s number one Restaurant according to BRAVO, 64 degrees). They will serving up some tasty Filipino treats to break the norm of lamb and beef roasts this Easter Weekend. They are offering up everything from blue cheese croquettes to prawn fritters to Southdowns pork pasties and even a Filipino vegetable stew for the vegans among us.
161 Edward Street, BN2 0JB.
Aliens, Zombies and Monsters! @ Hove Museum & Art Gallery
This exhibition is an interactive and immersive exploration into the process of creating children’s characters and books. Aaron Blecha, children’s author and illustrator, will reveal the tips and tricks of his trade. Visitors will get a unique insight into the whole process starting from the initial sketches to the creation of a character to the final finished product. There will an entire gallery filled with life-sized aliens, zombies and monsters that will be ready to entertain no matter your age!
Hove Museum & Art Gallery. 19 New Church Road, BN3 4AB.
Sunday Swap Shop @ Hope & Ruin
Head down to The Hope & Ruin this Easter Sunday for a good old-fashioned clothes swap. All you have to do is bring along your old clothes in a bag and you’re free to swap with anyone who wants it! There are some rules though – 5 items maximum, you can only swap the same number of items that you are donating, you must be willing to actually swap your things and the bag you bring will be marked with the amount you can have. Simple!
The Hope & Ruin. 11-12 Queens Road, BN1 3WA.
Spirited Away @ Dukes Picturehouse
This Easter Sunday get taken away by the story of Chiriro, the capricious ten-yea-old girl who believe the entire world should submit to everything she wants. Chiriro and her parents stumble upon a mysterious tunnel which leads them to a ghost town…the Land of Spirits. We won’t divulge anymore of the storyline as it’s a masterpiece of cinema that deserves to tell it’s own tale. If you’d like to break the Easter Egg hunt norm and see a truly visionary work from Miyasaki and the Studio Ghibli team then check out this wonderful film on Sunday evening.
Duke of York’s. Preston Circus, BN1 4NA.