This Week: Sussex Gin Festival, Brighton i360 Resident Offers, Schools In and Learning.. + lots more from thebestof Brighton & Hove
31st August 2018
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September can bring on a weird combination of emotions. On the one hand, relief that life is back to some sort of normality, but on the other, a sinking sense of ‘here-we-go-again’ as the old routines kick in. But never fear, there are ways to keep feeling bright in Brighton and Hove as the autumn leaves get ready to fall.

However before that, we have the final August weekend to get through yet! Check out some great family flight and activity offers  at the British Airways i360 by the seafront this weekend. As a resident, you can access some decent discounts making for an affordable family outing. For the elders, there is the Sussex Gin Festival nearby too..

Our vibrant city is full of opportunities to join up, join in and learn something new. Put on your dance shoes and step out at Brighton Tap Festival  (31st August to 2nd September), or learn to swing dance in style year-round at laid-back drop-in classes across Brighton and Hove, courtesy of the brilliant teachers at Swing Patrol – link arms with a new partner there, or bring your own!

Creative instincts
Learn to throw pottery and paint pots and pictures at Art Shop and Pottery in Hove – a bijou, bright shop with a great basement space where you can join group classes or book individual sessions.  Or, for a range of adult art and crafts classes from flower-arranging to painting with acrylics, take a look at Varndean College.

Alternatively, my friends swear by The Artist’s Way – a comprehensive and intensive 10-week programme designed to help you unlock your full range of creativity. Just one of many artistic and wellbeing opportunities available at Evolution Arts

Mind the gap
Or if you fancy learning a language or brushing up on your professional skills during the daytime (or evenings), the Friends Centres in The Lanes and central Brighton (and other venues across the city), serve over 1,100 learners each year and have myriad courses, alongside arts, crafts and creative ones. Sense of Adventure.

For more about where you can take courses and meet new people this autumn and winter, check out our blog Lifelong learners: Where to Find Evening Classes in Brighton and Hove

Happy learning!

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BA-i360 Resident Membership and Offers

From: British Airways i360 Valid until: 31/08/2019

Do you live in postcode areas BN1, BN2, BN3 or BN41?  Then join our Resident Membership scheme and enjoy half-price tickets year-round!

Annual Resident Membership fee £1.00*

Discounted ticket prices
Adult (over-16s) £8.25
Child (4 – 15) £4.12
Child (under 4s) FREE

Your membership now includes:

- Half price BA i360 Flight Tickets
- Discounted Flight and Feast experiences (including brunch, lunch and afternoon tea)
- 10% off drinks at he Nyetimber Sky Bar on board the pod
- 10% off in our gift ship (excluding sale items)
- 20% off in the West Pier Tea Room

PLUS Local Shopping Discounts including 10% off in store* at:

- Cad-eau
- Bailey Contemporary Arts
- Banana Louis Hair Studio

*For further details on HOW TO JOIN and T&C's visit:

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FREE Consultation for Tattoo Removal/Skin Rejuvenation

From: Zapp Laser Studio - Tattoo Removal & Skin Rejuvenation Valid until: 31/08/2018

For PicoSure Laser Tattoo Removal And Laser Skin Rejuvenation Treatments...

Get professional advice as well as a personalised treatment plan to suit your exact requirements from a fully qualified Aesthetician.

Call 01273 724815 or visit our website to book an appointment.

Note: A £25 deposit is charged at the time of booking. This will be refunded in full if you decide not to go ahead with treatment or it can be deducted from the cost of treatments purchased.
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Free first class at Body Happy

From: Body Happy - Fitness For Life Valid until: 31/12/2018

Your first class at Body Happy in Brighton will be free. Experience a Pilates class, Circuits or Roll with It to see if it suits you.

Find this offer at Body Happy, Kingsway Court, Hove, or call 07786557998.
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Toying with Science - make your own Wigglebot!


Have a blast this August making Wigglebots at the Toy Museum! Watch them wiggle as they create a masterpiece before your very eyes! See your kids brains working as they create, play and have fun.

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Offers: save on family fun in Brighton this summer at British Airways i360


Take your family for a day out in Brighton during the summer holidays. With so much to see, it’s hard to know where to start, so why not bring the kids and see it all from British Airways i360? Save with these fantastic offers and deals!

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Sussex Gin Festival @ West Beach Plaza near BA-i360


Looking for a gin-troduction to the area’s best drinks? Come down to the West Beach Plaza beside British Airways i360 for Sussex Gin Fest!

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Frosts Brighton Speed Trials


Watch this spectacle in Brighton and Hove 2018.

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THE RAILWAY CHILDREN Heartbreak Productions


Attention passengers! We are sorry to announce that all services out of Gigglesworth Station are delayed!

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This museum, it's really amazing. There are lots of beautiful models. The people who work there are always kind and they're always ready to help. With the music and the models, you feel the atmosphere of the past. It's a unique experience!

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