What’s on in Brighton this weekend: 14-16 June
Short Stories, Tall Tales: 2 Shows
At Ropetackle Arts Centre with two shows at 11am and 1:30pm is a lively stortelling experience for babies, toddlers, parents and carers. Actress and mum Hannah Summers brings classic and modern stories to life through performance and interactive, creative play. Participate in a story about Gerald the baby giraffe on his journey to have a bath! Engage your senses and let your little ones imaginations run free.
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea , BN43 5EG
t: 01273 465432
New Orleans Swing Night – Live Band
Why not venture out for a retro night of dancing? Bring your partner, friends, or maybe even a first date (if you’re brave enough). The evening will start off with a beginners swing dance class, accompanied by immersive live music from Kirsty Cheeks Torode with a New Orleans twist to her set. There’s no need to be shy here, let loose during a night of pure fun and wonderful people.
The Funky Fish Club and Bar, 19-23 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TL
Admn: £11.25 (inc. booking fee)
t: 01273 698331
Big Feminist Day Festival
In Brighton, we’re always looking for ways to celebrate feminism and encourage the progression of women’s rights. This Saturday the Cowely Club, located on London Road, is holding an entire day devoted to the cause. Kicking off at 1pm, there will be a range of workshops, open discussions, BBQ and live music it will be an inspiring action packed day to get involved in.
Cowley Club, 12 London Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4JA
Picturehouse Outdoor Cinema at Preston Manor
You know it’s summer when the outdoor cinemas make an appearance. So, get yourself down to Preston Manor for the alfresco experience this weekend with The Greatest Showman on the big screen. Arrive from 7pm to grab a drink and enjoy the BBQ, then at 9pm get ready to sing your heart out at this singalong special!
And if this film isn’t quite your cup of tea, head to the website to see what other films are featuring this weekend.
Preston Manor, Preston Drove, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 6SD
t: 0300 029 0900
Admn: £7.90- 12.40
Marwood Bar & Coffee house present Scandi Night this Saturday. With a Scandinavian twist and ice-cool vibes, Todd Terje, Trentemøller, Robyn, Lindstrøm, Abba (of course) are just some of the artists featured on the playlist. Enjoy drinks and Nordic beats at this laid-back venue for a night quite like no other.
Marwood Bar & Coffeehouse, 52 Ship St, Brighton, BN1 1AF
Summer Fayre at Bolney Wine Estate
In keeping with Father’s Day this Sunday and Sussex Wineries Weekend, Bolney Wine Estate are throwing a Summer Fayre from 10am – 4pm. Take the family along to the beautiful estate for local arts, crafts, fresh produce, jewellery and of course, wine. You will get a chance to sample some Sussex wines and why not bring along your picnic blanket for some food amongst the vines. What more could you want for a relaxing Sunday?
Bolney Wine Estate, Foxhole Lane, Bolney, RH17 5NB
t: 01444 881 575
Beginners Tai Chi – Foundations & Principles with Jeremy Marshall
If you’re looking for a way to wind down at the end of the week, and prepare yourself for the week ahead, this may just be the perfect way to. This class aims to teach the principles behind tai chi such as correct structural alignment, unified body movement, minimising tension and the interconnection between the mind, breath and body. You will also be learn tai chi movements and exercises in this one off session.
Brighton Natural Health Centre, 27 Regent Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1UL
Price per session: £25
t: 01273 600010
Simon Cane – Every Room is a Panic Room if you Overthink Enough
We know the title might be downbeat, but this gig is anything but. Heading to Edinburgh Fringe this summer, Simon Cane is trailing his work on us, yes us! In this latest show Simon looks at his relationship with happiness and social media and how they don’t work together. Who can relate? Full of punchy, side-splitting one liners, the Artista Cafe are adding him to the profile of brilliant comedians hosted at their venue.
Artista Cafe and Gallery, 42 Waterloo St, Hove BN3 1AY