Brighton has long been a recognised hub of culture in the South East so what better way to honour our city’s creativity than share with you our best picks of this week’s galleries, films and more.
TOM’s Film Club: Girlhood (2014)
Girlhood, originally released in France under the name ‘Bande de filles’, is the third feature length film from outstanding and acclaimed director Céline Sciamma. The film is regarded as one of the best coming-of-age movies of our time and this is a chance to see it in the beautiful Old Market. The movie documents a girl fed up of her abusive family, lack of prospects and the patriarchal control of her hood. She gains confidence, a new sense of style and a new-found realisation of what the world is, paired with Sciamma’s trademark aesthetics which immaculately cut through the gritty nature of the tale. Not one to miss.
The Old Market. 11a Upper Market Street. BN3 1AS. Tickets available here.
The Paint Club
The Paint Club is making it’s Brighton debut at Marwood’s this week. If you are a budding painter, have no skill and want to learn or just lack the confidence to get started, this is the place for you. Grab your mates or come down on your own for this relaxed evening of painting and socialising. The theme of this months event is ‘Tropical Sunset’ so dust off your floral shirts and order a summery cocktail at the bar to fully immerse yourself in the fun. All painting materials and canvas are included with the price of the ticket so just bring yourself and get stuck in!
Marwood Bar & Coffeehouse. 52 Ship Street, Brighton BN1,1AF. Tickets available here.
The Power of Her
In continued celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, Pop-Up Brighton are hosting, ‘The Power of Her’. An exhibition celebrating female-identifying and non-binary artists with a whole host of events running alongside by inspirational women. Starting with a private view on Wednesday Night, the festivities continue until the following week. Events range from Free The Nipple 2018 banner making to Brighton Film Club’s curated set of female-made short films and an incredibly exciting series of talks called ‘Empower, Inspire, Support’. ‘The Power of Her’ is a great opportunity to see some of Brighton’s most empowered and incredible women talk about their stories of community building and creating the life they want.
Pop-Up Brighton. 76-81 Kings Road Arches. BN1, 2FN. Info available here.
Making Space: Gravity and Levity Ordinary Grief
Gravity and Levity will be taking over Fabrica this week for the third ‘Making Space’ opportunity of 2018, showing an intimate work-in-progress performance of their new aerial dance installation which questions and sympathises with the human condition of loss and grief. ‘Ordinary Grief’ explores the conversation around the rarely discussed topic of loss and offers a visceral message that legitimises the emotions that come with it. Fabrica’s space is incredible and Gravity & Levity’s previous work has been just as impressive so definitely try to nab a space at this unique event.
Fabrica. 40 Duke St, Brighton BN1, 1AG. Book a free space for the work-in-progress performance here.
An Evening with Deanna Rodger
New Writing South welcome Deanna Rodger to The Writer’s Place in central Brighton. Join them for a very special evening of readings, wine and conversation around ‘I Did It Too’, the much anticipated debut collection of poems by Rodger. The collection demonstrates her ability to cast a timeless nature to the poetry she creates, with the poems being written over a decade, perfectly documenting the politics, state and opinions over an elongated period of time. Rodger co-curated the acclaimed ‘Come Rhyme With Me’ and has been writing and performing poetry all around the world for many years. A true talent and a beautiful soul, this event will leave you smiling on a Friday night.
The Writer’s Place. 9 Jew Street, BN1 1UT. Tickets available here.