GoGo Disco & Krater Comedy Club @ Komedia // Friday 29 – Saturday 30: Komedia is host to various events this weekend which include GoGo Disco, a night of music from resident and guest DJs as they spin 80s, indie, post-punk, brit-pop, new wave and garage rock. With special guests Bette and Clara S (Vanishing Point). 18 yrs+, 11pm-3am, £4 advance. There will also be the regular and popular comedy club fixture running this weekend, a perfect night out with friends or date night for Saturday.
YES – An Exhibition byLois O’Hara @The Square, 47 New England Street // Friday 29, 1900 – 2200: Lois O’Hara hosts her very first solo art exhibition. ‘YES’ is an exhibition that explores the powerful mind and what positive thinking can achieve. The exhibition will give everyone a moment of joy in today’s unsettling world of violence, disruption and despair. Lois O’Hara is an abstract, visual artist from Brighton. Her practice explores printmaking and painting in various forms. She uses a vibrant and exciting range of colours and she will be displaying some exclusive and limited edition works. Public Viewing – everyone Welcome, bar available, FREE admission.
The V.I.B (Very Independent Brighton) Food Tour // Friday 29 – Saturday 30: Brighton Food Tours’ signature food tour – The V.I.B (Very Independent Brighton) Tour – is a celebration of independent Brighton – packed with the eclectic sights and tastes from the unique makers to the unsung heroes of Brighton’s indy food & drink scene. Over the course of approx. 3 hours you’ll get a chocolate-box selection of the best foodie hotspots that quirky, independent Brighton has to offer. The event is flexible, with curation reacting to weather and season, so if you’re feeling wet and cold this morning then pop down and warm yourself with something scrumptious. Meeting point is in central Brighton in front of the Unitarian Church on New Road, and the tour ends by the seafront.
A King’s Appetite @Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Royal Pavilion Gardens // Saturday 30 – Nov: A King’s Appetite is a new sculptural installation that takes inspiration from Royal Pavilion & Museum Collections including caricatures by James Gillray and George Cruikshank satirising aspects of the life of the Prince Regent, and imagery found in the Willett Collection of pottery and porcelain. Ford’s work is consistently curious about the human condition and wider social and political issues, often mixing the bitter sweet with wit. This new work explores socio-political notions of excess, greed and indulgence and the Imperialist attitudes that they reflect. The resulting imagery looks at fundamental contemporary issues relating to Excess, the theme of this year’s HOUSE Biennial, and its subsequent inequalities, both of the Regency period and of society today. Associated works by Ford are shown in other HOUSE Biennial locations across the city. Visit housebiennial.art for more information.
Autumn Market @ Stoneham Park // Saturday 30: A free event for the community. Amazing food, craft and kids activities in Stoneham Park the heart of poets corner. The Autumn market incorporates makers stalls so you can pick something up hand made in Brighton from one of your lovely creative neighbours.
Boundary Festival @ Stanmer Park // Saturday 30, 1030: Much anticipated Boundary Festival is taking place on Stanmer Park this Saturday. If you’re into music or looking to have a little boogie tomorrow then head down to this event, which promises to be full of fun and festivities.
BAZAAR Brighton Market @Brighton Unitarian Church // Saturday 30, 1100 – 1600: Expect designer-makers original & vintage clothing, artist’s drawings, prints & paintings, ceramics, hand-crafted jewellery, collectables, ‘I Make Knots’ & kid’s art workshops, live music, vegetarian food & more… Entry prices as per donation (£1 Recommended).
Brighton Craft Fair @Friends Meeting House // Saturday 30, 1100 – 1630: Brighton Craft Fair is your monthly opportunity to purchase unique, handmade arts and crafts from many talented local artists/makers. Our eclectic mix of stalls will leave you spoilt for choice! Our café will be serving tempting snacks at tempting prices too! FREE ADMISSION
Brighton Dome Backstage Tour // Saturday 30, 1100: Did you know that our Concert Hall used to be the stables for the Prince Regent’s horses? Or that Brighton Dome hosted ABBA’s victory in the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest with Waterloo? This is your chance to take a peek behind the curtain, follow in the footsteps of legends such as Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Beyoncé and David Bowie, catch a rare glimpse of the entrance to the infamous tunnel to the Royal Pavilion, and discover some of the more surprising roles our iconic venue has played in history and how we use the spaces today. So don’t keep waiting in the wings. Make your way to the stage, the show’s about to start…
Access – Please note that during the tour there are 16 stairs going down to the back of house areas, 3 stairs leading down to the secret tunnel and 17 back upstairs. If you require use of the lift please telephone the Ticket Office on 01273 709709 well in advance of your tour date.
Club Africa @ Komedia // Saturday 30, 2300 – 0300: The £5.00 asking price is well worth it for admission to this favourite event of many Brightonians looking for a great vibe and great music to party away their Saturday night. The event is host to DJs from African Night Fever, AfroBase, Yam Yam and Friends play an exciting, dance-floor friendly mix of the best afro-tropical music. 18 yrs+
Happy Feet @ Jubilee Square // Saturday 30: Happy Feet is a dazzling dance-off, led by the Ragroof team of Fabulous Flappers, Disco Divas, and Latino Groovers. Starting with a cheeky Charleston, leading to Big Band Swing, Rock ’n’ Roll, and Hand Jive, and – without missing a beat – moving and grooving right up to the present moment. FREE ADMISSION
Press Play Films @ Jubilee Library // Saturday 30, 1015 – 15.15: Press Play Films and the Brighton Digital Festival has a fun animation opportunity for families and children to get involved in producing and starring in an animation. Join us at the Jubilee Library on Saturday Sept 30th where we shall be making a stop-motion pixilation animation using real people and lots of imagination. The theme is ‘amazing things to do at the seaside’. Tickets are £8 (plus booking fee) per participant and all the family can be involved (ages 5+). Bookings from 10.15am till 3.15pm.
pain[byte] @ The Old Market // Sunday 1 Oct, 1745: A spectacular live performance and VR experience that conveys what it means to have chronic pain, and the benefits of technology in pain management. The choreographer and producer of [pain]byte both suffer from chronic pain and have different spinal implants. Using their experience and chronic pain data, they emotionally convey what it means to live with pain, how pain travels through the body, and the benefits of technology like biomedical implants, through biometric data, data visualisations and VR headsets. Artist and researcher Clare Plumley will talk about her own pain and an overview of how pain works before the main performance and VR experience. Winner of Google RISE award.
Brightona @ Madeira Drive // Sunday 1 Oct, 0900 – 1700: Check out the bikes and their riders at this annual motorcycle event with live music, trade stalls, competitions, bikes, hotrods, trikes, scooters and lots more! With thousands of people flooding to Brighton on the South coast, weather you are a bike enthusiast, love a bit of rock and roll or just enjoy a day out with your friends and family – this is the event for you! And best of all, all profits are donated to The Sussex Hearts Charity, so you can save lives while you have fun! Motorcycles to arrive on Madeira Drive from 9am onwards.
Full of Life Fair @ The Open Market // Sunday 1 Oct, 1100 – 1500: All the fun of the fair comes to The Open Market on London Rd this Sunday. The fair will host attractions for all including live music, singing and dancing. The event has been specifically created to cater for anyone aged 50+ but organisers insist that the event is open to people of all ages. Featuring the triumphant return of Herbie Flowers and the All Stars at 1pm, alongside performances from Sing For Better Health, Silver Sounds Samba Band, and Silver Strings, the event is sure to provide ample entertainment for your Sunday afternoon. There will also be workshops and performances by Three Score Dance which is a unique opportunity to experience the impact of contemporary dance movement on people of all abilities and ages. Market stall holders will be on hand for sampling and tasting, giving everyone more reasons to pop down and experience the vibrant and ‘full of life’ atmosphere at The Open Market.