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What’s on this Weekend: 23rd – 25th August

What’s on this Weekend: 23rd – 25th August
Elizabeth Richardson

Happy Thursday! Yes, that’s right, the weekend is right around the corner. It’s Bank Holiday weekend, meaning there’s no excuses not to have a few extra plans up your sleeve. Check out Brighton Journal’s top picks of all the wonderful things Brighton has in store.

Featured Image: British Airways i360

Wes Fest 2019 @ The Brighthelm Centre, Friday 23rd August

This year’s Wes Fest includes three days of Wes themed events at three different locations, including two film screenings, an in person Q&A session with the lead actor from Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, a Moonrise Kingdom themed outdoor Camp Ivanhoe party, a Wes Fest quiz with prizes and a Bank Holiday Sunday night fancy dress party. The festival kicks off on Friday with a big screen showing of Wes Anderson’s 2012 classic Moonrise Kingdom at the Brighthelm Centre.

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The Brighthelm Centre and various locations, Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th. Tickets £30 (+BF) 2 day festival ticket, £37 (+BF) full festival ticket, North Rd, Brighton BN1 1YD


Friday Lates Life Drawing @ Fabrica Gallery, Friday 23rd August

Artists, Models, iNK (AMi) are hosting a late night of life drawing in the unique setting of Fabrica Gallery this Friday. Relax with a cocktail and whilst soaking up the atmosphere or joining in. Tom Formalin and Kate Shields are the DJs and models for the evening, and will take it in turns to DJ and pose whilst you draw! Short, untimed poses will be held to high energy electro, disco and Vogue. The event is open to all artistic ability, and materials will be provided.

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Fabrica Gallery, 7pm – 10pm. Admission free. Book your place here. 18+. 40 Duke St, BN1 1AG Brighton


Artwave 2019 @ Lewes, Seaford and Newhaven, Saturday 24th August

Artwave is the annual festival of artists and makers, with over 100 open artists homes and studios to enjoy. Four different trails have been set up around the respective villages, taking you on a tour of Sussex’s finest creativity. The trails lead you from location to location, whilst also letting you take in the many sights of Lewes, Seaford and Newhaven. A guide to the all of the festival’s events is now available on the Artwave website.

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Daily, 17th August – 1st September. 10am – 6pm. Various locations in Lewes, Seaford, Newhaven and surrounding villages


Brighton & Hove Albion v Southampton @ Falmer Stadium, Saturday 24th August

The Seagulls will be defending their unbeaten streak this Saturday afternoon. Their third game this season is against coastal rivals Southampton, and is a big opportunity for promising new manager Graham Potter to prove himself. Tickets start at £30 for fans with a purchase history, and fans are urged to arrive at the stadium well before kick off.

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Falmer Stadium, kickoff at 3pm. Tickets from £30. Village Way, Brighton BN1 9BL


Sky Bar Del Mar @ British Airways i360, Saturday 24th August

Can’t quite make it to the idyllic white sand beaches of Ibiza this August Bank Holiday? Why not glide up to 450ft above Brighton instead? There will be a resident DJ on board playing tunes that will transport you to the White Isle itself, all whilst you watch the sunset and scan the cocktail menu. Let’s just hope the British weather won’t let us down. Can’t make it on the Saturday? The Sky Bar Del Mar experience will be running all August Bank Holiday weekend: same time, same place. Cheers.

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British Airways i360, 6pm – 10pm. Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th. Tickets from £7.42. Lower Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2LN


Brighton Preloved Vintage Sale @ Brighton Open Market, Sunday 25th August

On entry you’ll be given a big bag and the rest is all down to you! This vintage clothes market is all priced at £15 per kilo. There will be a large selection of both menswear, womenswear and accessories on sale including: branded sportswear, jackets, coats, blazers, jumpers, dresses, shoes, handbags, scarves, hats, tweed, funky patterns, flannel and windbreakers to name a few. Have a rummage – you’re bound to find some absolute gems.

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Brighton Open Market, 10am – 5pm. Tickets £1.50 entry fee, under 12s free.The Open Market, BN1 4JU Brighton


Beach Clean @ Brighton Dolphin Project, Sunday 25th August

What better way to spend your Sunday than putting your best efforts towards keeping our beach clean? Join the Dolphin Project at midday to crack on with doing what’s right for our wonderful wildlife. The Brighton Dolphin Project aims to inspire and engage the local community to learn about the incredible marine wildlife off the Sussex coast, and the measures we can take to protect it. You are no doubt bound to meet a crowd of like-minded locals, and why not swing by the Brighton Dolphin Project Discovery Centre whilst you’re there.

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Brighton Dolphin Project, 12pm – 3pm. Free. Studio 3, Lower Promenade, Madeira Drive, BN1 2ET Brighton


AcroYoga @ Preston Park, Sunday 25th August

Join AcroYoga guru Lauren for a mixed level class in beautiful Preston Park. This therapeutic session promises to be good for the body, mind and soul. The class will be focused to individual ability, so don’t worry if you find yourself having a bit of a wobble. It will also include games and strength training. Warm-ups will be yoga-based, and cool downs will feature Thai massage. All are levels welcome, laughter is guaranteed.

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Preston Park, 10.30am – 12.30pm. Admission £15, cash or card payment at event. BN1 6 Brighton


And just because it’s a Bank Holiday weekend, why not give this a try?…

RIPTIDE Bank Holiday Wrestling @ Brighton Open Air Theatre, Monday 26th August

RIPTIDE Wrestling comes to the Brighton Open Air Theatre this Monday for a Bank Holiday Special. The event promises to be a unique spectacle, with a RIPTIDE offering a theatrical, family-oriented version of pro-wrestling, which features hilarious characters and audacious stunts. This is a great opportunity to experience B.O.A.T. before summer draws to a close – the season ends on the 29th of September.

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Brighton Open Air Theatre (B.O.A.T.), 2pm and 6.30pm. Tickets from £7.50 (+BF) Dyke Rd, Brighton, Hove BN3 6EH

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