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What’s on this Weekend: 29th Nov – 1st Dec

What’s on this Weekend: 29th Nov – 1st Dec
Lauren Nicolle

There’s a lot going on this weekend in Brighton. It’s Black Friday today and we’ll officially enter into the Christmas season with advent beginning on Sunday! Who’s ready?



Friday 29th November

Global #YouthStrike4Climate Brighton @ Madeira Drive 

Another youth climate strike will take place on Friday. The group will be starting at Madeira Drive from 11am and are expected to continue marching well into the afternoon. The strike aims to raise awareness of over consumption and the fast fashion industry.

The University of Sussex and the University of Brighton students and staff will be heading down to join the strike. The group be doing a mass bike swarm from Falmer House to Madeira Drive via Lewes Road.

© Youth Strike 4 Climate

11:00-??? Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1AY.

Black Friday Free Market @ Churchill Square

Extinction Rebellion invites you to their alternative Black Friday free market. If you have any clothes, books or gifts that you think would make a good present for someone, bring them to the market on the day or you can drop them off beforehand at a number of locations:

Kernel Of Hove, 2 Victoria Terrace, Hove, BN3 2WB.
Harriet’s Of Hove, 48 Blatchington Rd, Hove BN3 3YH.
The XR office, 39-41 Surrey Street, Brighton, BN1 3XE.

The concept is simple: bring what you no longer use and take home what catches your eye. XR hope that this ‘free market’ idea will provide a small taste of how a future circular economy would work, and already is in some parts of the world. They will have a clothes stall, toy stall, book stall, wreathe stall, speakers corner and more.

© Extinction Rebellion Stall

14:00-19:00. Outside Churchill Square, Russell Pl, Brighton BN1 2RG.

Saturday 30th November

Martlets’ Jingle Jumble Market @ Brighton Unitarian Church

Have yourself a very green Christmas and grab some bargains at Martlets’ Jingle Jumble Market this Saturday. Seasonal shoppers have the chance to get their hands on good quality items from clothing and Christmas cards to bric-a-brac and books. The market will be yuletide themed with everything any Secret Santa could need plus tea and cake to keep them going until the end of the day.

Festive bargain hunters will be helping to make it a greener Christmas by buying pre-loved items and doing their bit for the planet while helping to raise valuable funds for local charity, Martlets. Don’t miss it!

© Brighton Utilitarian Church

10:30-16:00. Brighton Unitarian Church, New Rd, Brighton, BN1 1UF.

Free Hot Yoga @ Bikgram Yoga Brighton

Don’t miss your chance to try all classes by Hot Yoga South for free! Hot Yoga South will be holding classes for free all day at their Brighton studio. There will also be a special offer on the day to get 30 days of unlimited Yoga for £30.


8:30-9:45 – Hot Vinyasa
10:30-11:45 – Hot Yoga
12.30-13:30 – Hot Pilates
13.45-14.45 – Yin Yoga

To book, call 01273 420279 or email

© Hot Yoga South

8:30-15:00. Olugbenga House, 26-28 Franklin Road, BN4 1AF. 

Christmas Wreath and Platter Making @ Phoenix Art Space

Make your own Christmas wreath and platter at Phoenix Art Space this weekend. Enjoy creating festive objects to decorate your home in the run up to Christmas with tutor Sarah Gardner. Sarah uses willow bases for the wreaths and decorates with holly and other foliage. She will also teach the group how to create your very own Christmas platter to serve bread or fruit on to give someone as a Christmas gift.

All basketry materials will be provided. Please bring a notebook and pen. Suitable for all levels including beginners. Classes cost £60.

© Christmas Wreath and Platter Making with Sarah Gardner

10:00-16:00. Phoenix Art Space, 10-14 Waterloo Pl, Brighton BN2 9NB.

Sunday 1st December

The Vegan Fair @ Brighton Open Market

The Vegan Fair promises to supply you with an epic lineup of vegan, ethical and zero waste gifts, food and treats. There are over 40 fantastic stalls and traders for you to explore. From essential oils, aromatherapy and skincare stands to tortilla tacos, chickpea fudge and artisan chocolate stalls. Be sure to head down and get some early Christmas presents for your vegan loved ones.

Entry is free and the event is open to everyone.

© Brighton Open Market

10:00-16:00. Brighton Open Market, Marshalls Row, Brighton, BN1 4JU.

The Patch Winter Warmer @ William Clarke Park

‘The Patch’ will be hosting a free winter festival for the local community this Sunday. The festival celebrates all things winter, with live music, hot food and drinks, a bar, games and lantern-making.

Guests will be able to access the Patch via the entrances on Hartington Road, Picton Street and Franklin Street. ID will be required for purchase of alcohol if you look 25 years or younger. The site is wheelchair accessible. Donations on entry are greatly appreciated.

© The Patch Winter Warmer

14:30-18:00. William Clarke Park, Hartington Road, Brighton, BN23LJ.

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