Things to do in Brighton & Hove - 28th June - 4th July
26th June 2013
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A weekly look at things to do in our bustling city...

Friday 28th June

  • Harold Pinter Double Bill of ‘The Lover’ and ‘Celebration’ - An evening sure to entertain and fascinate in equal measure.  7.45pm, £7-£10. Until Saturday – New Venture Theatre

  • The Pitman Painters - Humorous yet deeply moving play about a group of North East miners who achieve extraordinary success in the 1930s when they begin art classes.  7:45pm, 2:30pm, Thurs & Sat matt, £10-£27. Until Sat – Theatre Royal

  • Lunchtime Classical Concerts - Classical concerts, performed by local musicians, 12:30pm-1:15pm, £3 – Brighton Unitarian Church

  • Devendra Banhart - Devendra Banhart releases his Nonesuch debut, Mala, on March 12, 2013, and will be appearing at TOM as part of his spring tour, 7pm, £18  Adv. £20 On door – The Old Market

  • Speakeasy Club Night - Step inside and enjoy an evening of 1920s speakeasy entertainment! 7pm, £34 per Person – Proud Cabaret Brighton

  • Music and Wine at St Luke’s - Prize-winning Polish pianist Agnieszka Pluta pairs Chopin's much-loved second Sonata with a passionately energetic Sonata by Argentinean composer Alberto Ginastera, prefaced by Debussy's popular suite "Pour le Piano", 7:30pm, £7/£5 – St Luke’s Church

  • Paul Weller - We're pleased to host an intimate warm up show before his Hard Rock Calling gig on June 29th as special guest of Kasabian which will be the first show at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 7:30pm, £37.50 – Brighton Dome

  • D-Port - D-P0RT presents Grinel plus residents Cock One and East Court. Grinel co-runs the Donky Pitch label and has played Glade & Secret Garden Festivals, 11pm, £3/£5 – Komedia

  • Brighton Bear Weekender - In its 3rd year in 2013, and growing in size & stature, the Brighton Bear Weekender is an LGBT charity event for bigger / hairier gay men (and their fans!) – Various Venues

  • Krater Comedy Club - Eat, drink, watch and laugh as 3 top stand-ups and one of the best MCs on the comedy circuit entertain you, Please see for opening times, Until Sat £6 - £31 – Komedia


Saturday 29th June

  • Theatre Royal Backstage Tours - Every Saturday, the tour is full of intriguing insights into the history and present day workings of Theatre Royal Brighton, 11:30am, £6 – Theatre Royal

  • Our Time in Ice - After an award-winning flagship exhibition, Ghosts of Gone Birds, the ONCA gallery presents its second collaborative project, Our Time in Ice, Wed to Fri 12 – 7pm / Sat & Sun 11 – 6pm, Free Entry – Until 31st June - Onca Gallery

  • Kreepy Kemptown Ghost Walks – Brighton’s longest paranormal tour. Nearly 2 hours of true tales to chill your spine! Every Saturday at 7:30pm. Adults £8, children £4, conc. £5

  • TAKEPART 2013 - The TAKEPART Festival of Sport & Physical Activity is the biggest celebration of its kind in the country. Two weeks packed full of events, tasters and activities for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy being active or playing sport . Until 7th July - Various Venues. Details here.

  • Film Making Masterclass - Learn how to go from script to screen using a phone with Silverbox Multimedia, 1.30-4.30pm £5, members £4, book in advance. 13-18 years – Brighton Museum

  • Cookery Classes – Join us at Square for a 60 min cookery class on Saturdays between 3-5pm (please book a week in advance, maximum 4 people per class, cost is £25.00 per person includes the class and your meal – Square Restaurant

  • Le Chat Noir - Oh La La! Proud Cabaret Brighton takes a French twist on Saturday nights at Le Chat Noir! 7pm, £44 – Proud Cabaret Brighton

  • Murder Mystery Night - Three-course dinner, Murder Mystery with professional actors, Prizes, Disco, 7pm, 9 or fewer £49, 10 pr more £45 – Old Ship

  • Funny Women – Brighton Nights - This month’s Brighton Nights will feature a fantastic mix of new comedy and some Funny Women favourites, 8pm, £10/£8 – Brighton Dome

  • InYoo Masquerade Ball - The night will have fire poi, contact jugglers, and wonderful things to keep you enthralled, 10:30pm, £15 – Ralli Hall

  • Brighton and Hove Open Gardens - Dates have been announced for the hugely popular Brighton & Hove Open Gardens in aid of the Sussex Beacon - who are celebrating their 21st anniversary in 2013 - which will take place on Saturday and Sundayfrom 11am-5pm each day – Various Venues, details here.

  • Race For Life - Race for Life is more than just an incredible day out – it’s helped fund amazing advances in cancer research across the UK for the last 18 years – Stanmer Park

Sunday 30th June

  • BabyExp - Premium Parenting Events & Babyshows - Showcasing everything a young family, parent-to-be or baby-planner could wish for.9.30am - 5pm - Brighton Racecourse. Advance Free Tickets via here.

  • Regency Colour - Regency Colour and Beyond, 1785-1835, is on show from 15 June to 13 October 2013 and includes two display areas and new interpretation exploring Regency understandings of colour and the interior decor of the Royal Pavilion - Royal Pavilion

  • Capital to Coast - Annual charity bike ride – Hove Lawns

  • Brunswick Town Art Fair - Local community event set in the Regency splendour of Brunswick Square Gardens, 11am-6pm, Free

  • Film Making Fun - Try out some of the amazing skills and techniques used by professional illustrators, storyboard artists and comic book creators all over the world, with Silverbox Multimedia, 11am-3pm Free, drop-in. All ages – Brighton Museum

  • Herbie Flower’s Jazz Breakfast - With Sunday papers, a choice of pastries and a cuppa on arrival, these ever popular sessions of irresistible jazz have all the ingredients for the perfect Sunday morning chill out, 11am, £6.50 – Brighton Dome

  • Brighton Twisted Market - Fetish market open from 12pm-6pm with a wide range of clothes and toys, 12 noon, £5/£3 – Latest Music Bar

  • Post-Roast Comedy previews - Flange Krammer + That Pair, 2 Edinburgh Comedy Festival previews, 4pm, £6 – The Old Market


Monday 1st July

  • Brighton Sand Sculpture Festival - Visitors can experience the wonder of this magical art and will also have the chance to get involved, £6 adults, £5 conc. £4 children, £15 family tickets – Black Rock

  • Alistair Barrie: Universal Adapter - Alistair Barrie (“Excellent” The Independent) brings his new show to town 8:30pm, £5 - Komedia

  • Relative Values - Set in the early 1950’s, RELATIVE VALUES is about the uproarious culture clash between the glittering world of Hollywood and the stiff upper lip of the English aristocracy.7.45pm, 2:30pm Thurs & Sat mats, £15-£38 - Theatre Royal

  • Sally-Anne Hayward: Hey Follower! - Hey! Are you awaiting my next tweet? Probably not. I'll tell you some jokes instead...7pm, £5 - Komedia

  • Strictly Confidential - Starring Lisa Riley, Artem Chigvintsev, Natalie Lowe & Ian Waite and written and directed by Craig Revel-Horwood! 7:30, matinee on Wednesday at 2:30pm, £19.50-£39.50. Until Wednesday - Brighton Centre

  • The Dance World Cup - Dance World Cup has over 18,000 children around the world aged from 4 to 25 trying to qualify for our final which is held annually - Brighton Dome - Meet in the Cafe Bar


Tuesday 2nd July

  • Action for Happiness - Action for Happiness is a movement for positive social change. We're bringing together people from all walks of life who want to play a part in creating a happier society for everyone.7.30pm, Free Entry - Latest Music Bar

  • Going Pottery -  Early Years sessions include art activities, a museum expedition, a story and handling some museum objects. These sessions are for 2-5 year olds only. 10.30am-12pm. Tickets are £4.50, members £3.50, book in advance - Brighton Museum and Art Gallery

  • Lloyd Langford: Galoot - A brand new stand up show about being a bit of an idiot. “Brilliant” The Independent 7pm, £5 - Komedia


Wednesday 3rd July

  • Lunchtime Recitals - Lunch time recitals every Wednesday at 12.:30pm, please call ahead to confirm details. A minimum donation of £2 towards recital expenses is appreciated – St Nicholas Church

  • Ideas Man: The Stranger Notions of Francis Galton - Comedy writer Daniel Maier has contributed to various BAFTA-winning comedy shows, including Harry Hills TV Burp, for which he wrote throughout its entire ten-series run. 8pm, £5 - Latest Music Bar

  • Mark Smith - Expect laughs/fun/the death of an audience member (delete as applicable) 7pm, £5 - Komedia


Thursday 4th July

  • 50 Shades of Cabaret - Audience and press alike loved the show in London, so now it is time to embrace the forbidden in Brighton, 7pm, £24 – Proud Cabaret Brighton

    Main Image courtesy of Sussex Beacon's Brighton and Hove Open Gardens website page.



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