Christmas Market @ Jubilee Square – Friday 17th November up until Christmas
Proudly returning for their 8th Christmas Market in Brighton, this year organisers are making lots of changes at Jubilee Square with 22 exciting and creative stallholders, snow machines and for the first time a Santa’s Grotto. The market will also feature a Santa’s Post Box, so the kids can send their letters to Santa, free photos on Santa’s Sleigh, prizes, competitions and food and drink.
Ansys Club Night @ Komedia – Friday 17th November
Club night ansys host an intimate UK garage and two step affair with a mystery line up to be announced later on this afternoon. Keep your eyes out as it’s sure to be a good one.
The Treason Show @ The Walrus Underbelly – Friday 17th November & Saturday 18th November
Brighton’s legendary satirical comedy show now in it’s record breaking 17th year. Founded by artistic director, Mark Brailsford in 2000. Written by a team of over 40 writers and performed by a team of multi-talented sketch performers, The Treason Show continues to wow it’s audiences with its fast-moving, gag-a-minute sketch show which since the show’s premier in June 2000, has become a Brighton institution.
“Savagely Funny – fantastically silly. Assaults the audience with blistering perspectives and signs, seals and delivers urgent, incisive gags.”
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Christmas at the Royal Pavilion – Saturday 18th November until January
Experience a magical Christmas at the Royal Pavilion. The fires are lit, the candles are flickering, the spectacular Banqueting Room table is laid for a Christmas feast and the building is transformed with festive decorations and glittering trees. Dragons, birds and flowers bring sparkle, glamour and Christmas cheer for all the family. Create your own Christmas photos in the magical Music Room, spot George the playful Christmas cat, and make your own decorations in our weekend drop-in activities. You can also enjoy the rare chance to take your own festive photo in our Victorian-style Sleigh in the magical Music Room where George IV entertained his guests in style. Share them online using #RoyalPavilionXmas
Cultures of Resistance: Babylon (1980) @ The Attenborough Centre – Saturday 18th November
Babylon (1980) focuses on young Black South Londoners following a sound system. Revolutionary on the way it authentically portrayed young Black British lives, the film is infused with the spirit of resistance as the protagonists kick against police brutality, racism and lack of job opportunities. Significant in Black British history, the soundtrack features music from Denis Bovell and Aswad. Babylon (1980) will be introduced by Kelly Foster, public historian and specialist on Black British music. A round table with Kelly Foster, Professor Paul Goodwin (Chelsea College of Arts) and Mykaell Riley (Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster and former lead singer with Steel Pulse) will follow the screening.
Poetry Competition and Festival 2017 Featuring Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy @ The Old Market – Saturday 18th November
Carol Ann Duffy, our poet laureate, has been described as a poet of vast imagination with a voice that is both rich and powerful. For Brighton & Hove Arts Council, Carol Ann Duffy will be the lead act to celebrate our unmissable first ever poetry festival.
Expect a political, powerful, poignant and very personal poetry performance from Brighton’s very own punk poet – Attila the Stockbroker, and acts by Hammer and Tongue, a poetry slam competition featuring the students from the Brighton University. Plus we announce the winner of the poetry competition and hear readings from the writers.
Slugabed (Live) @ Patterns (Vels Trio Support) – Saturday 18th November
The newly formed Slugabed Live Band features Greg Slugabed on Synthesizers & Electronics, Sam from The Physics House Band on Percussion / Dan Berry (mr jukes) on Saxophone. Slugabed is Greg. He lives in Brighton and has been using the same buggy version of FruityLoops since he was 14. He’s 27 now. That’s 13 years of weirdly damaged bass music spewing from his odd little mind. He has released with revered IDM labels like Ninja Tune and Planet Mu, helped launch indie imprints like DONKY PITCH and Activia Benz, DJed dingy bars in every corner of this earth, run many a Boiler Room broadcast, and soundtracked at least one psychedelic yoga session. Depending on the day, your ears may detect in his music bits of glitch, ambient, trap, future bass, new age, strange pop and/or/mostly “other.” Ultimately, Slugabed is a producer unmoored—a superb floating sound island unto himself.
Bill also features the fantastic Vels Trio with some tight Dilla-Jazz.
Sunday Sessions @ Fabrica – Sunday 19th November
Drop-in on Sunday afternoons at Fabrica to create, discover more about the current exhibition, and try your hand at something new.
These relaxed, engaging and fun workshops are suitable for all ages and are a great way to spend an hour or two with family, friends or on your own. Just bring yourselves – these free workshops provide all the materials and our friendly and welcoming volunteers will do the rest to get you started.
The gallery and these workshops are entirely accessible for all, with ramp entrances and disabled loos.
Free, drop-in and open to all.
Vintage Brighton @ Brighton Dome – Sunday 19th November
Vintage Brighton Fashion Fair bringing you about 30 hand picked vintage and vintage inspired traders showcasing wonderful vintage fashion, jewellery and accessories. They also have a couple of traders selling Art Deco items, Militaria and collectables.Live music, vintage hair salon and tea party.