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What’s on this weekend: 23-24 March

Hannah Midgley

The weekend is fast approaching, but fear not: Brighton Journal has carefully selected for you some of the best events on offer this Saturday and Sunday.

This weekend, expect wine tasting, live music, vegan food and a craft fair!

Brighton Wine Tasting Experience Day ‘World of Wine’ @Drakes of Brighton, Saturday 23 March

If you are a wine lover, this is an event not to be missed. On the day you will have the chance to taste 15 different wines and learn about how their regions’ climate, techniques and other factors affect their taste. You will also learn why wine expert swirl, sniff and sometimes even spit wine! The information session will be then followed by a three-meal course where you will learn about how to choose the best wine for your meal.

Brighton Wine Tasting Experience Day ‘World of Wine’, Drakes of Brighton, 43-44 Marine Parade, Saturday 23 March @11.15AM. Tickets £88pp.

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Bright Craft Fair @Brighton Unitarian Church, Saturday 23 March

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, this is a great opportunity to grab her a unique present! Brighton Craft Fair is back for a one-day pop-up event with over 30 of the best craft artists in Brighton, who will be selling their work on the day.

Bright Craft Fair, Brighton Unitarian Church, Brighton Square, Saturday 23 March @11AM. Free entry.

©Bright Craft Fair on Facebook

Phantom of the Opera (1925) with live organ music by Richard Dawson @St Mary’s Church, Saturday 23 March

Head over to St Mary’s church in Kemptown for a screening of the classic 1925 silent film The Phantom of the Opera, accompanied by live music by organist Richard Dawson. The event is hosted by the Friends of St Mary’s in the church’s beautiful neo-Gothic interiors, with all the money collected going towards its restoration. The venue also has a licensed bar and it will offer complimentary cheese straws.

Phantom of the Opera (1925) with live organ music by Richard Dawson, St Mary’s Church, Kemptown, Upper St James’s Street, Saturday 23 March @7PM. Tickets £10/£8 conc.


VegfestUK Brighton 2019 @Brighton Centre, Saturday 23 March – Sunday 24 March

Calling all vegans! Head over to the Brighton Centre this Saturday from 11AM for all things vegan. You’ll be able to taste a variety of vegan foods, including vegan meats, cheeses, mylks and cakes, across more than 230 stalls. Other non-food products on offer include body care products, cosmetics, jewellery and magazines. On the day there will also be live music, panel discussions, kids’ activities and talks on activism, fitness, health and more.

VegfestUK Brighton 2019, Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Saturday 23 March @11AM and Sunday 24 March @10AM. Tickets from £7.

Fauré and Dvorák @St Nicholas’ Church, Sunday 24 March

The Brighton Singers will be giving a performance of two choral works composed in the latter half of the 19th century, representative of the Romantic era. Nicholas Houghton will be conducting the performance, with Richard Dawson accompanying by organ, and Andrew Robinson and Karen Rash singing baritone and soprano solos.

Fauré and Dvorák, St Nicholas’ Church, Dyke Road, Sunday 24 March @5:30PM. Tickets £12/£10 conc.

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