Things to do in Brighton & Hove - 9th - 15th August
7th August 2013
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After the festivities of Pride last weekend, here is our list of some of the many things happening in the City this week including the Fairy Tale Fair this Saturday 10th and the popular Creatures of the Deep workshops by Same Sky (highlight image) at the Brighton Marina on Wednesday 14th. 

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Friday 9th August

  • Dolly Parton – 9 to 5 The Musical - With music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, this feisty, fun and fabulous show is based on the hit movie. Stars Ben Richards and Jackie Clune, Mon 8pm, Tue – Sat eves 7.45pm, Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm, £15-£39.50 – Theatre Royal

  • 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, Fri, Sat and Sun £6 - £31 – Komedia

  • Traditional European Food and Craft Fair - Come and sample the delights of the Continent here at Brighton Marina. Marina Square will be transformed into a bustling market place, 10am-6pm – Brighton Marina

  • Apples and Eve - Apples & Eve w/Richard Allan II + The Victorian Hunter + The Gypsy Switch, 7pm, free – The Green Door Store

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

  • The Soft Moon - Raised under the burning sun of the Mojave Desert, Luis Vasquez channels both his punk upbringing and Afro-Cuban heritage to sculpt decidedly dystopian soundscapes for a new generation of torn romantics, 7pm, £10 – Concorde 2

  • Channel One Sound System & Mungos HiFi - Channel One Sound System & Mungos Hi Fi, plus more acts to be confirmed, 11pm, £2/£5 – Concorde 2

  • Missing Cat Club - MCC introduces The Echelon Couch. Mixing music with genuine concern. Reward winning resident DJs with Charleston Bone, Retro Nelson. 11pm-3am £3 adv £3 before midnight, £5 after – Komedia

  • Ultimate Power - The greatest night of your life returns for a night featuring the greatest power ballads ever written, all night long, 11pm, £5 – Komedia

  • European Beach Tennis Championships - Held in Great Britain for the first time this summer. Brighton has been chosen by the Lawn Tennis Association, Tennis Europe and the ITF to stage the event, Until Sun. - Yellowave Beach Sports

  • Brighton Rocks - This summer, Churchill Square Shopping Centre will be celebrating the iconic Brighton stick of rock - the traditional sweet souvenir of every British seaside holiday - with Brighton Rocks, 10am, free – Until 25th Aug. Churchill Square Shopping Centre


Saturday 10th August

  • The Fairy Tale Fair - The Fairy Tale Fair is a whimsical themed craft fair in Brighton. After the success of its previous fairs The Fairy Tale Fair looks forward to celebrating its first Birthday in style! 0:30am-4:30pm – Patcham Methodist Church

  • Buddhist Centre – Open Day - Our Buddhism Centre will be having an Open Day from 12pm to 3pm. There will be information about Buddhism, talks at 1pm and 2pm, plus an opportunity to meet our friendly group and ask questions - Diamond Way Buddhism Centre, Baker St

  • Hidden Garden -  The Edwardian Kitchen Garden - A rare chance to visit the ruined walled kitchen garden (not open to the public), followed by a talk on country house kitchen gardening from medieval to Edwardian, 11am-12.45pm & 2–3.45pm £12, members £10, book in adv. – Preston Park

  • Jeff Koons and the avant-garde - Doug Haynes of Sussex University, discusses Jeff Koons’s work within the context of historical avant-garde and postmodernism, 1-2pm, free – Brighton Museum

  • Mike the Knight - Mike the Knight will bring his quest to the kingdom of Drusillas Park, as the young apprentice embarks on another meet and greet mission at the award-winning zoo – Drusillas

  • Flicks and Kicks - Whether you fancy putting on your dancing shoes or experiencing a moment of nostalgia at the flicks, come to Jubilee Sq. for a taste of summers gone by, 2-5pm – Jubilee Library

  • Weekend Music Performances - A series of free music events to enjoy alongside the musically-inspired Resonance exhibition, 2pm-3pm – Fabrica

  • Owen Pallett - Owen Pallett is a composer, violinist, keyboardist, and vocalist. His violin-looping live project spawned several records under the moniker Final Fantasy, including the Polaris Prize-winning He Poos Clouds, 7pm, £12 – The Haunt

  • Anthony Adams - Anthony is widely recognized as the best Sinatra sound alike in Europe. After huge exposure on BBC's 'One & Only’ he has toured the world performing all of Ol'Blue Eyes hits, 10pm, free – Grosvenor G Casino

Sunday 11th August

  • Punch & Judy Shows - Family fun with a traditional show plus join-in activity session, 12.30pm, 2pm & 3.30pm, £2 – Opposite the Fishing Museum

  • Brighton & Hove 999 Fun Day - Is a community event where members of the emergency services come together to meet the public, demonstrate their skills, expertise, vehicles and equipment and explain their roles whilst raising money for charity - Hove Lawns

  • Musical Sundays at Borde Hill - Every Sunday in August visitors can come and enjoy an afternoon of breathtaking cello playing with Ensemble Reza’s cellists Pavlos Carvalho and Sarah Dubost-Hautefeu. Standard Admission Fees Apply, 2pm – Borde Hill Garden

  • Dave Masters Big Band - Brighton's largest big band returns to the Terraces Stage for the 3rd consecutive season, 2:30pm, free admission – Rottingdean Terraces


Monday 12th August

  • Cult of Luna - Transferring the linear structures of the album into a live setting is no mean feat, so this exceptional live show is guaranteed to be an absolute treat for any Cult of Luna fan, 7:30pm, £13 in advance – Concorde 2


Tuesday 13th August

  • The Gingerbread Lady - A dark drama with comic overtones centering on Evy Meara, a cabaret singer whose career, marriage, and health have all been destroyed by alcohol.  Until 17th Aug 7:45pm, £9 – Brighton Little Theatre

  • Disney Live: Mickey's: Rockin' Roadshow - Put on your dancing shoes! Disney Live! is bringing a brand new, live stage show, starring favourite Disney characters to The Brighton Centre this summer. Until Weds 10:30am & 1:30pm, £18-£30 - Brighton Centre

  • Kids’ Summer Fun at Borde Hill Gardens - Includes activities such as Arts and Crafts, Storytelling, Giant Garden Games and Seed-Planting, 10am-6pm, £5-£7 – Borde Hill

  • Black Uhuru - Founded in the late 70s, Black Uhuru is one of the most popular reggae acts ever and the first one to win a Grammy, 7:30pm, £17.50 – Concorde 2

  • Songwriters at TOM - A relaxed evening of Alt Folk, Americana and Blues acoustic music, 7:30pm, £3 – The Old Market

  • Charity Chuckle - Charity Chuckle presents the latest (carefully selected) raw comedy talent! Charity Chuckle is a not-for-profit comedy night with proceeds going to a different local charity each month. 8pm - Latest Music Bar


Wednesday 14th  August

  • Creatures of the Deep - Same Sky are back this summer with free children’s make and take workshops. Back by popular demand these sea creature themed art workshops are a great way to keep the kids entertained, 11am-4pm, free – Brighton Marina

  • North Laine Guided Walks -This is an ideal opportunity to learn about the history of the North Laine and have the uses of our older buildings explained. These tours will suit residents and visitors alike.Sundays 11am, Wednesdays 6pm: £3 donation -Meet outside Brighton Museum

  • Poppet from Moshi Monsters - For the first time at Drusillas, Poppet from the Moshi Monsters will be at the Park to meet and greet visitors. Don’t miss the chance to see this cute, shy and popular monster appearing at intervals throughout the day. Standard admission and times – Drusillas

  • Lunchtime Recitals - The perfect way to spend a relaxing lunchtime in the middle of a busy week with high-quality performances from a variety of outstanding musicians, 1pm-2pm, free – All Saints Church


Thursday 15th August

  • Kids’ Summer Fun at Borde Hill Gardens - Includes activities such as Arts and Crafts, Storytelling, Giant Garden Games and Seed-Planting, 10am-6pm, £5-£7

  • Colour Craft - Be inspired by the Into the Blue exhibition in this craft workshop, 10.30am–12.30pm & 1.30–3.30pm Free, drop-in. Up to 8 years – Hove Museum

  • Here Come the Girls - Back by popular demand! A glass of bubbly on arrival & enjoy a 2 course meal in the restaurant before making you own cocktail at the bar, 7pm, £12.95 – Grosvenor G Casino

  • 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

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