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Tuesday 30 Jul 2015 - Dynamite Gallery Brighton
Come meet other like-minded art loving people. There will live painting by Thiago Goms, a fantastic Brazilian artist visiting the UK for this event. His work will be available to buy on the night and going forward. Beer & soft drinks available This will be Dynamite Gallery's first Social event (apart from our Launch Night of course), so please come down, enjoy the artwork, enjoy each other (not in that way) and be inspired. Please message us via our Facebook page if you would like to come. 13 Trafalgar Street - Brighton - BN1 4EQ
Tuesday 30 Jul 2015 - The Clock Tower
" A dreaded sunny day , so lets go where we're happy and I'll meet you at the cemetery gates " ( THE SMITHS ) Join me for an evening stroll around Brighton's oldest churchyard , St Nicholas , and explore the Victorian home for prostitutes run by the Reverend Wagner . Hear the tales of the famous people who have been buried here over the centuries, including - Nicholas Tattersall - the man who saved a king from execution Phoebe Hassel - the woman who spent seventeen years as a man in the Kings Army Martha Gunn - Brighton dipper to the royals .... and many more,
Wednesday 31 Jul 2015 - Otherplace at the Basement,
Join us for a Pride Eve night of live music and laughs to celebrate the life of Sheila McWattie. Line-up includes: Grey matter - acoustic rock at its best Nicky Mitchell - divine jazz and comedy Al Start Band - queer folk fun Qululele - the UK's only gay Uke band - harmonies, humour and Hawaiian shirts DJ Lonesome spinning 40s 50s rockabilly-jazz-blues-proper rock n roll til midnight
Wednesday 31 Jul 2015 - Whitecliffs Café
Once in a blue moon: A second full moon in a single solar calendar month. Owing to the rarity of a blue moon, the term "blue moon" is used colloquially to mean a rare event, as in the phrase "once in a blue moon".] About: Promoting well-being and bringing the community together. Work shops Craft stalls Talks Wine testing Live music Dj's You can buy tickets from the link below...
Wednesday 31 Jul 2015 - Funky Fish Club
In 2013 we won the chance to perform at Brighton Pride, in 2014 we put on our own alternative drag tent and in 2015 we shall be hosting part of the main stage line up but on the 31st of July we shall also be doing something disastrously fabulous... That's right! HOGP + SPECIAL GUESTS: #PRIDAY We're unofficially, the horribly outrageous pre-party for your Brighton & Hove Pride - Official Page, on a FRIDAY. Yes that's right, a Friday night, and we have quite the show in store for you! We want glitter, we want glamor, we want trash bag-chic, we want you to come dressed as your aunties horse that you never rode, we want you to be whatever you want to be as you watch the most talentless pride show possible! Hosted by the incomparable Cherry Liquor Starring: House Of Grand Parade with Special Guests: - Glamour geordie Ginger Johnson - NYC beauty Imma Mess - Drag prince Alfie Ordinary - Burlesque champion Coco Deville - And house dog Penelope Pitbull ALSO we have DJ sets from both Kate Shields & DJ Sir Prize! BUT. It doesn't stop there, oh-no-no-no! We'll be throwing quite the after party associated with MINE! “MINE is a club night in which the party-goer who spends longer than 5 hours to get ready can dance/mince about to an unforgivable mesh of hits and Bratty pop music, all the while having glamorous photos taken to show your friends you're expensive and have a thriving unique and 'better-than-yours' social (media) life.” ***THERE IS TWO TICKET TARIFFS FOR THIS NIGHT*** Ticket Prices: Show & Afterparty: £7 ONLINE (£10 on the door) Afterparty only: £3 ONLINE (£5 on the door after midnight) THIS EVENT IS 18+ PLEASE BRING VALID ID TO PRESENT UPON ARRIVAL So, there you have it! Get ready for the most talentless show of the summer as we're gonna give it to you hard, deep and absolutely fabulously sweet'arts! Tickets Now Onsale Here:
Wednesday 31 Jul 2015 - The Clock Tower
Discover the dark side of London By The Sea - take an evening walk around the city and learn about crime and punishment in Victorian Brighton , ghosts , murder most foul and tales to chill you more than an English summer !! Not suitable for children under 16 or those with a nervous disposition ! During the walk you will learn about The Chocolate Box Poisoner The Trunk Murders Reverend Wagner and the home for " fallen women " The Blue Nun - ghost of The Lanes All my tours cost only £5 per person , with students half price and children free . Look forward to seeing you there
Monday 1 Aug 2015 - The Clock Tower
Take a tour of the city and find out its fascinating history - Explore the labyrinth of lanes and find out how it changed from one of the worst slums in England to a fashion mecca Find out how " Dr Brighton " made the town into a fashionable resort and how "dippers" like Martha Gunn had the job of submerging the rich and famous in the waters of Brighton Learn how the Prince Regent turned Brighton into the place to be for Englands aristocrats and how his love affairs , palaces and banquets scandalized the nation. All tours last 90 minutes , and leave from The Clock Tower, five minutes down the road from Brighton .All my tours cost only £5 per person ( children go free and students half price ) l look forward to seeing you there !
Monday 1 Aug 2015 - Funky Fish Club
Hot DJ's playing the best party anthems + Drag Hosts + 2 Bars + 2 dance Floors + Free entry all night long. Party from 7pm until 4am! Link: Funkyfish Club, Brighton
Tuesday 2 Aug 2015 - Dyke Road Café
Ever wondered what you walk past each day which you could add into to your daily diet? Ever wondered what this whole urban foraging thing is about, where it has come from and what you can actually do with that random looking leaf? Well, during our 2 hour intro walk, we will help guide you through the laws and pitfalls of foraging and help you identify up to 20 things that are abundant and actually rather delicious in the city. Finishing off with a little drink at the end, this introductory foraging walk through the parks and streets of Brighton will give you a taster of what you are missing...
Tuesday 2 Aug 2015 - Funky Fish Club
Brighton Twisted Market In the heart of the Sunday street party at the Funky Fish club, Brighton Twisted Market is offering free entry from 1-8, Jam packed with stalls selling fetish products and paraphernalia. We have performers inside and outside that are guaranteed to get your pulse racing and we don’t insist on a dress code to enter. The market is in its 4th year and getting bigger and better and we are so pleased to be part of Pride this year, bringing our traders from all over the UK, check the website, . If you have never been to a fetish market before or an experienced pro, we welcome everyone to what is one of Brighton’s most inclusive events.
Tuesday 2 Aug 2015 - Funky Fish Club
Fetish Market from 2pm + Terrace party + DJ's + Performances Free Entry From 2pm till late info:
Thursday 4 Aug 2015 - Crunch Academy
The Southern Project Management Network meet on the first Tuesday of each month. We begin with 30 mins of networking which gives newcomers a chance to relax and meet some of their fellow Southern Project Management Networkers, followed by a lively discussion on a project management topic. When you RSVP you'll have a chance to make suggestions for discussion topics so that each meet-up is tailored to your needs. This is a great opportunity to learn from your peers and to build your PM support network. We finish by going to the pub to continue our discussions!
Friday 12 Aug 2015 - The Whiteway Centre
Join Ed Jones for a guided plant walk, where we will discover some of the edible and other uses of wild plants in Rottingdean. The plant walk will last around 2 hours. Meet outside the Whiteway Cenre, on Whiteway Lane. The plant walk will take place on three dates in Rottingdean: At 3pm on the Sundays 2nd and 16th August. There will also be an evening walk at 6:30pm on Wednesday 12th August. Please get in touch if you have any questions!
Sunday 14 Aug 2015 - Royal Pavilion
The year is 1831 – Henry Adams, gentleman, cordially invites you to join him at the esteemed Royal Pavilion, to enjoy a truly Elegant Entertainment. Listen as he engages with you in refined and agreeable conversation about the splendid seaside town of Brighton. Hear about its wonderful attractions, such as the principal Baths, The Maze and the magnificent gardens and cricket ground, and delight in the delectable gossip of the day – told with the utmost discretion of course! All accompanied by delightful sampling of Georgian snacks and drinks in the Red Drawing Room. Principally Mr Adams will prepare you to attend the most fashionable of balls by guiding you through the steps of some of the most simple of dances in the magnificent Music Room and, in doing so, bring your dancing to perfection. Miss Heyrick will accompany the dances exquisitely on her recorder. Do not be concerned if you have not engaged in this recreation before as Mr Adams will be your very trusted guide and ensure pleasure is received by all. Informal and improvised role play by four Georgian enthusiasts, interacting with and responding to the group, allowing the audience to gain a thought-provoking and entertaining insight into the Georgian period. Georgian-style attire is welcome but not essential.
Monday 15 Aug 2015 - St. George's Church
Brighton's history is full of brilliant women - from sportswomen to entrepreneurs to early doctors to explorers to women who shook up the worlds of fashion, politics, the military, literature and education. My two gentle walks visit some of the places they're associated with and tell some of their stories. These are the dates and times: starts from just outside St George's Church, St George's Road on Saturday mornings 25th July and 15th August at 10.30, and Tuesday evenings 4th August and 1st September. The walks both last 1 hour 20-30 mins, tickets - just turn up on the day - cost £7.50/£6.50 concessions.
Monday 15 Aug 2015 - Brighton Open Market
Join us this Summer at Brighton Open Market for lots of craft-y fun! After 8 years in the waiting The Open Market re-opened in summer 2014 and is now Brighton’s best destination for locally sourced goods, fresh food and a range of other market products and services. With permanent shops and cafés too, you’ll find something for everyone at Brighton Open Market! On Saturday 15th August The Fairy Tale Fair will inspire shoppers with 20 carefully chosen, high quality, handmade / hand designed stalls by local designer and makers. We also have some good quality vintage sellers will have a selection of yummy of cake & treat stalls too, as well as 20 of the markets traders and the permanent cafes to stop and relax in between all that shopping and browsing! Our fair is a real community event, we welcome families and all ages to come along and enjoy the crafty creations and treats! All our stall holders are local makers and we hope that you can come along to support and meet them and their wonderful creations. It is also a unique chance to purchase handmade, one off gifts that you certainly won’t find on the high street! Conveniently based in the centre of town, with the majority of Brighton & Hove buses stoping within a few steps of the market, and London Road car park just 5 minutes away. Avoid the stress, and queues or trooping from shop to shop on the high street and get all your gifts in one place with us instead! The market is also fully under cover, so you’ve no need to worry about the weather. Don’t miss our craft and vintage stalls selling handmade or hand designed gifts and creations. Jewellery, prints, cards, knitted items, felted items, chocolates, decorations, children’s items, baby clothes, art, vintage accessories… we’ll have it all covered! Along with other magical extras on the day too! The Open Market, Marshalls Row, London Road, BN1 4JU, Brighton. As outlined above the venue is located within the centre of Brighton, with over 85% of all Brighton & Hove buses stopping within minutes of the market. The London Road car park is about 5 minutes away. The venue is fully wheelchair and buggy accessible. There are toilets within the venue. The venue is fully undercover. Not Brighton based? How about a Brighton shopping trip!? Hope to see lots of you there!
Tuesday 16 Aug 2015 - The Whiteway Centre
Join Ed Jones for a guided plant walk, where we will discover some of the edible and other uses of wild plants in Rottingdean. The plant walk will last around 2 hours. Meet outside the Whiteway Centre, on Whiteway Lane. The plant walk will take place on three dates in Rottingdean: At 3pm on the Sundays 2nd and 16th August. There will also be an evening walk at 6:30pm on Wednesday 12th August. Please get in touch if you have any questions!
Thursday 18 Aug 2015 - Stanmer Park
Planning your dream wedding? Stanmer House is an amazing venue: a grand manor house, set in beautiful parkland just outside of Brighton- an ideal location for an unforgettable wedding! Come along to our wedding open evening on 18th August to see the house dressed for a wedding, and give you some inspiration for your big day. With free canapés & wine tasting! Plus, special offers for attendees! Book your place with the events team now by calling 01273 680400, or email:
Sunday 21 Aug 2015 - Rialto Theatre
We don't stop playing because we get old...we get old because we stop playing. Animated returns...the countdown begins. Sugarkicks is the cutting edge of hedonism, providing out of this world performances and creating experiences that you won't want to forget.
Tuesday 30 Aug 2015 - Yellowave Beach Sports Centre
Fancy dipping your toes into the world of sea swimming? Looking for a challenge after your laps in the pool? Whether you’re a seasoned sea swimmer or want to experience the thrill of wild swimming for the first time, our ‘Martlets Saltwater Splash’ sponsored sea swim could be just the event to start your open water adventure. There are two distances to choose from, a 750m (1 lap) swim and a 1,500m (2 laps) swim for those who are more experienced sea swimmers. With a mass start from the beach, participants will swim around the buoyed triangular course before crossing the finishing line back on the beach. To register your interest, please contact Clem Hunnisett on 01273 747455
Monday 1 Sep 2015 - Crunch Academy
The Southern Project Management Network meet on the first Tuesday of each month. We begin with 30 mins of networking which gives newcomers a chance to relax and meet some of their fellow Southern Project Management Networkers, followed by a lively discussion on a project management topic. When you RSVP on the meet-up site, you'll be asked if you have any specific topics you'd like to discuss so that each meet-up is tailored to your needs. This is a great opportunity to learn from your peers and to build your PM support network. We finish by going to the pub to continue our discussions!
Friday 5 Sep 2015 - Cornerstone Community Centre
Does everything feel hard and unobtainable? Are you always looking at others and wondering why things just seem to be effortless for them? Maybe you are scared to speak up and let people know what you are thinking or feeling? If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of the above – then your confidence level is not at 100%. You will have a lot of self-doubt and always be second guess yourself for fear of not wanting to disappointment anyone. If you want to: - Learn what to do to boost your self confidence - Learn how to dress to impress – so that you can look good and grab attention! - Be able to talk & feel good instantly – and hold your head up high! - Be able to use the techniques in everyday life. . . - Know what you want and be able to ask for it! Then this workshop is for you….
Friday 5 Sep 2015 - The Old Market
BRIGHTON SINGING AUDITIONS 2015 Singing auditions are coming to Brighton. Auditions for the exciting singing competition in Brighton, Open Mic UK, are coming this summer! The Brighton singing auditions are brought to you by Future Music who are responsible for bringing us acts such as Birdy, Jacob Banks, Lucy Spraggan, Jahmene Douglas and Luke Friend. TO ENTER THE BRIGHTON SINGING AUDITIONS, GO TO: The Brighton singing auditions for Open Mic UK will be looking to find the UK’s best singer, duo, vocal group or rapper to be crowned the Best On The Mic 2015! The auditions for the singing competition in Brighton are already anticipated to attract over 9,000 entrants this year, and now is the time to enter! Whether you’re into pop, RnB, acoustic or classical, the Brighton singing auditions are ready to find the greatest undiscovered talent from across the country. The Open Mic UK Brighton singing auditions provides a platform to help acts get noticed and offers winners the potential to be successfully launched in the UK as a major recording artist. The Brighton singing auditions for Open Mic UK are open to anyone. Audition slots for the Brighton singing auditions are available across the UK, so if you’re a singer, duo, vocal group or rapper and think you’ve got what it takes, enter Open Mic UK now! FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE BRIGHTON SINGING AUDITIONS AND TO ENTER, GO TO:
Tuesday 23 Sep 2015 - The Keep Archives
Nella Last was a housewife, aged 49, from Barrow-in-Furness. Nella kept a detailed diary of her experiences of the Second World War and responded to the Mass Observation team’s call for members of the public to keep wartime diaries. This created the opportunity for women to gain a voice and to provide a social commentary of their lives and experiences. She documented how the wartime conditions affected her relationships with her husband, sons and her role in society. Nella continued to keep a diary for Mass Observation until 1967. Join us at The Keep for an afternoon of tea and talking; take the opportunity to delve further into the life of Nella Last.
Wednesday 24 Sep 2015 - Lighthouse
With the swift growth in mobile working and many other significant cultural, technological and generational changes currently sweeping through the workplace, this talk on Mobile Generations explores some of the effects on employee welfare in this changing world. Posture People presents ergonomics specialist Jim Taylour who will talk about the future of working. The talk forms part of the Brighton Digital Festival. It is free to attend, but booking is essential and places are limited.
Thursday 4 Oct 2015 - Saltdean Undercliff
A scenic seashore run alongside Sussex’s famous chalk cliffs, from Saltdean towards Brighton and back. The run is RISE's signature, annual fundraising event raising money to help survivors of domestic abuse in Brighton & Hove. Donations and sponsorship help local families affected by domestic abuse. Run solo, as a team or enter the relay with some friends.
Wednesday 17 Oct 2015 - St Martin's Church
Please come and support us at our autumn fair, St Martin’s Church Hall, Lewes Road, Brighton BN2 3HQ between 10:30 and 14:30 on the 17th October. 50p entry includes a free prize draw, enter our raffle for a chance of winning some fantastic prizes, bottle tombola, games, competitions, handcraft stalls, and a variety of refreshments.
Tuesday 30 Oct 2015 - The Grand Hotel
To celebrate 18 years of Martlets Hospice, IEP Financial is organising a fantastic Halloween Ball on Friday 30th October at The Grand Hotel, Brighton. An evening of brilliant entertaining and fundraising with all proceeds going to the Martlets Hospice.
Sunday 7 Nov 2015 - Brighton Racecourse
Back for a 3rd Year, Brighton’s biggest fair, the Brighton Christmas Gift Fair Spectacular showcases on Saturday 7th November 2015. Bring your Christmas list as this year is one to beat with unique shopping zones in Grandstand hall and premier hall plus an exciting Christmas market welcoming over 130 indoor and outdoor stands with 1000s of gifts to choose from. Shop for Christmas decorations, festive food & drink, stunning jewellery, ceramics, glassware, interior & home accessories, contemporary designs, beauty & fashion, vintage gifts, handmade crafts, traditional toys, children’s gifts, gardening gifts, gadgets and lots more! While the kids are enjoying themselves at the Grotto and Kids Zone, sample tasty treats in the food and drink zone or shop for exciting gifts you won’t see on the high street. Don’t miss the show performances, musicians, special guests and choir singers all live on stage! Plus we’re giving away free prize draws all day! Plus a FOOD & DRINK Zone & HAND MADE CRAFT ZONE. For much more show information, book tickets or see the show’s timetable visit Brighton Christmas gift Fair Spectacular! We can’t wait to see you! Visit the website for more information to book advance tickets or Santa Grotto
Friday 5 Dec 2015 - Cornerstone Community Centre
So the Year is almost at an end. Are you looking back on it and thinking what have I accomplished or I am not where I thought I would be? Maybe you are feeling disappointed with yourself, another year gone and not what you planned it to be. If you are thinking or feeling any of the above then it’s important to remember the need to celebrate the steps that you accomplish in your life. So many of us get bogged down by what we are not achieving or doing etc that we overlook all the success that we have on a daily basis. I teach you: • Daily habits to help you to become more aware on your successes • Ways that you take on a positive mental attitude. • Teach you habits that will help you to remain focused and grounded • Show you just how far you have come • and take away the negative feeling & thoughts of all the things that haven’t happened yet!! • Celebrate your year with a BIG BANG!
Friday 5 Dec 2015 - The Keep Archives
This introductory seminar seeks to introduce participants to the writing, language and dating of documents written in England and Wales during the last millennium, concentrating on the period since 1550. The tutor, Christopher Whittick, has taught palaeography and administrative history for several universities, including the archive training course at University College London. Participants will be sent papers in advance and be expected to have read and absorbed them by the date of the seminar; there will also be unseen work, and students are encouraged to send or bring their own examples which can then be deciphered in class. Please ring 01273 482349 to book your place and make payment.
Monday 8 Aug 2015 - Firle Park
Vintage Summer event in the beautiful surroundings of popular Firle. After the success of last year, the Vintage fair will be held at Firle Park with the stunning backdrop of Firle Place. This is a two-day event with an excellent atmosphere, a great line up of well-known vintage style Jazz bands and solo artists, preforming at our pavilion though out the weekend. We have a unique and varied good quality range of Antique & vintage home ware stalls, French furniture, classic design clothes, European brocante, vintage jewellery, artisan tea room, champagne bar and all in true vintage fashion!
Monday 22 Aug 2015 - Various Venues, Brighton
A two day event to experience the taste of Thailand this summer at Preston Park, Brighton is brought to you by Magic of Thailand. Treat yourself to a weekend wonder and bring along your families and friends to feel a touch of Thai culture, where you can challenge your taste buds and feast your eyes on world class food and performances. Unwind with a traditional Thai massage and don't miss the unique eating competition and Muay Thai boxing and blindfold boxing competition. The festival starts with a traditional food offering to Buddhist monks and entertainment throughout the day includes, traditional music and dancing, Ladyboy show, Thai beer garden, Thai food and produce stalls, Thai massage and children's play area. Date: Sat 22nd and Sun 23rd August 2015 Time: 10am to 7pm Day Ticket: Adult: £3; Child: £1; Under 5’s: Free How to get there: By Train: Brighton Station By Bus: 5, 5A, 17, 33, 40, 40X, 91, 270, 273, 769 By Car: Preston Park, Brighton BN1 6AU Follow us on Facebook: London Poole Brighton ThaiFestival Website:
Friday 19 Sep 2015 - Victoria Gardens
Fiery Food Festival is a celebration of spicy food and in particular the chilli. Hot food and chilli related products will be on sale. There will be the annual National Chilli Award competition, Chilli Eating Competition, Cooking demonstrations, Music, Comedy, Beer and Chilli Cocktails.
Sunday 28 Mar 2016 - Various Venues, Brighton
6th International Conference on Bioinformatics is going to be held at Valencia, Spain during March 28-29, 2016 which concentrates on foremost topics such as Structural Bioinformatics, Systems Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Emerging Trends in Proteomics and Genomics, Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering, Bioinformatics Algorithms, Tool and Databases, Bio-statistics, Immunology and Drug Discovery, Clinical Informatics, Translational Bioinformatics, Molecular Enzymology, Bioinformatics Business Trends
Friday 12 Aug 2015 - The Dorset
s m o k e + m i r r o r s c o l l e c t i v e is showcasing and selling work from emerging artists and designers to fundraise for Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support.
Friday 26 Oct 2015 - Dorothy Stringer Sports Complex
Translational Medicine-2015 welcomes attendees, presenters, and exhibitors from all over the world to Baltimore, USA. We are delighted to invite you all to attend and register for the “4th International Conference on Translational Medicine which is going to be held during October 26-28, 2015 at Baltimore, USA.

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