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Tuesday 30 Jan 2015 - Exeter Street
Local best selling crime writer Peter James will be in conversation with BBC Radio Presenter Danny Pyke in Exeter Street Hall on Friday 30th January. As well as a successful author, Peter James is an engaging speaker. He will answer questions and talk about how and why Brighton has inspired his writing. Licensed cash bar.
Wednesday 31 Jan 2015 - G Casino Brighton
Mark Summers is back in January with his award winning show 'Elvis Legacy'. Known as young Elvis, Mark brings a superb energy to the stage and his performances. Food packages from £20.00 per person, contact Alan on 01273 326 514 or
Monday 1 Feb 2015 - The Open Market
On the first Sunday of every month the Open Market on London Road is a bustling and vibrant celebration of all things vintage and antique. The Brighton Vintage and Antiques Market (BVAM) opens its doors at 10.30am and runs till 4pm taking over the plaza with up to 60 stall holders from all over Brighton, Lewes and London.
Sunday 7 Feb 2015 - Brighton Unitarian Church
Support your local, independent & hardworking artists, makers, designers and curios and vintage collectors. At our fairs you’ll find a vintage emporium, curiosity shop, designer makers couture, folk art, crafters, printmakers, ceramics, homewares, antiques & salvage, fashion, rare records & books, a kitsch cafe, massage and childrens' art workshops. If you are interested in having a stall at one of our fairs, please contact us at
Sunday 7 Feb 2015 - The Clarendon Centre
Come join us to celebrate Chinese New Year 2015, the year of the Ram! CEDP Chinese Centre was first estabilished in the year of the Snake, 14 years ago to support the Chinese and wider communities. The new year event is the highlight of the year and has become one of Brighton and Hove's premier cross-cultural celebrations. Chinese food, colorful stage performances, calligraphy, dragon/lantern making and much more throughout the event.
Sunday 7 Feb 2015 - G Casino Brighton
Lucinda Rhodes is a hugely successful music artist and British film actress. She has a career spanning 15 years and has starred alongside some of the biggest names in the industry. Food packages are available from £20 per person. Call Alan 01273 326 514.
Monday 8 Feb 2015 - South Lodge
We are delighted to announce that we are holding a Luxury Cruise Fair at South Lodge Country House Hotel near Horsham, West Sussex on Sunday 8th February. Tickets to the Luxury Cruise Fair are complimentary Now in its sixth year, our popular event brings together 14 cruise lines, river companies and expedition cruises for you to discover. With talks and presentations throughout the day and complimentary refreshments, this luxury cruise fair allows you to meet multiple cruise lines and suppliers, ask the representatives questions and talk to the team from The Luxury Cruise Company. Speaker list and times Crystal Cruises - 10.30 Regent Seven Seas - 11.00 Silversea - 11.30 Oceania Cruises - 12.00 Seabourn - 12.30 APT River Cruise - 13.00 SeaDream - 13.30 National Geographic Lindblad - 14.00 Celebrity Cruises - 14.30
Thursday 11 Feb 2015 - Hotel Pelirocco
February’s Making Positive Changes talk is full on rock n’ roll goddess goodness. I’m super-excited to be welcoming alternative wedding super-blogger Rock n Roll Bride aka Kat Williams to Brighton. Kat will be joining me, before she heads off on her next leg of The Blogcademy world tour, for a live Q&A in which we will be talking positive changes in her life; including her meteoric rise to super-blogdem (she has more Twitter followers than the Prime Minister). She will share her journey about how Rock n Roll Bride came to life, how (and when) she took the leap to quit her full time job to focus on making the blog a viable business, through to how she became one of the Headmistresses of The Blogcademy. Kat will be bringing some super-sharp business focus as well as sharing some more of the personal elements of how she’s kept motivated, the importance of collaboration and how creativity is key to keep evolving. If you’re a blogger, creative business owner, or alternative rock goddess yourself, you will not want to miss this once in a Brighton opportunity to hear Kat share her story and put your own questions to her on the night. About Kat Williams (Rock N Roll Bride) Topping ‘influential blogger’ lists throughout the UK and beyond, Rock n Roll Bride is the brainchild of writer Kat Williams. Launched in 2007 while Kat was planning her own wedding, it has quickly grown from ‘just another bride blog’ to one of the biggest in the world. In 2014, her passion project, a yearly produced print magazine, was picked up by publishing giants Giraffe Media and transformed into a bi-monthly, nationally available magazine. Kat is a one of the headmistresses at The Blogcademy, a two-day blogging workshop co-founded alongside prolific US bloggers Gala Darling and Shauna Haider of Nubby Twiglet.
Thursday 11 Feb 2015 - Ropetackle Arts Centre
City Books + Brighton Science Festival Present: MATT PARKER As part of the Brighton Science Festival, Matt Parker talks about his new book Things To Make And Do In The Fourth Dimension. Matt Parker is known as the ‘Stand-Up Mathematician’. He has an almost complete collection of every retro video-game console ever made, is fluent in binary, meaning he could write your name in a series of 0s and 1s in seconds, and he can convert photographs into an excel spreadsheets! His current favourite number is 2025. Matt’s love of numbers is infectious. Join him as he takes you on an exhilarating ride into a magical world, fizzing with games, puzzles and mind-bending possibilities. This special email will feature a book reading, Q&A session, and book signing, with first edition copies available at discount.
Sunday 14 Feb 2015 - Rialto Theatre
Come join us After Dark at the Rialto Theatre for an evening of alternative cabaret, circus and burlesque. The people behind Expertease bring you a dazzling display of contemporary vaudeville decadence and down right sexy entertainment. Hosted by Verity Valentine there will be a veritable smorgasbord of stunning and talented acts featuring contortion, acrobatics, comedy, circus, magic and burlesque. Two performances: 8pm Show (doors 7pm) 10pm Show, 12am After Dark Club Night until closing. Bar open from 6pm until late. Over 18s only.
Sunday 14 Feb 2015 - G Casino Brighton
An intimate night with sultry Burlesque and risqué thrills from Brighton's Electric Cabaret Company. There are limited bookings for this event, please contact Alan on 01273 326 514 or via email to book a table.
Thursday 18 Feb 2015 - Ropetackle Arts Centre
S.J. Watson launches his new book Second Life. His novel Before I Go To Sleep has become a phenomenal international success. It has now sold over 4 million copies in over 40 languages around the world and has been made into a hit Hollywood film starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman. A New York Times and Sunday Times best-seller, S.J. Watson’s new book Second Life is set to continue this success. This ‘Meet The Author’ session will include a Q&A session and exclusive booking signing.
Saturday 20 Feb 2015 - G Casino Brighton
Join us for our monthly FIFA '15 competition. Next Gen consoles, cash prize up for grabs. May the best gamer win. Contact Alan for entry details - 01273 326 514. #PS4 #XboxOne.
Saturday 20 Feb 2015 - Freemasons Tavern Pub
Next Rags Revival Brighton Swishing - Clothes Swap Shop is back on February 20th at the Freemasons Pub upstairs 38-39 Western Road Hove! Hope to see all of your lovely faces there. Just a quick note to say we have had lots of fantastic stock come in but the odd piece which wasn't able to be swished. So just to reiterate NO tights, swimming costumes, underwear , or anything of bad quality, If you wouldn't give it to your girlfriends then don't bring it to swish ladies! Swishing evenings - How does it work? Fear not, here at Rags Revival events you won't need your crash helmet and knee pads to fend people off from the best stuff! It works on a free flow basis and as different people come through the night the stock changes constantly! We are more of a have a glass of wine mull over the clothes kind of gals! You can bring up to 10 items - Clothes, Shoes, Hats, Bags, Jewelry (We do ask that you bring quality secondhand items - e.g. not those holey short shorts you have been wearing to the gym or the £2 tank you brought from Primark last year) The clothes DO NOT have to be vintage but of course would love them! Each item is worth one token - Simple! There is a changing screen and mirrors for those of you who are bashful too. When you arrive with your items you can either 1. Keep your clothes, find a table, get a drink, relax - look through the rails and make sure there are enough items that you want to swish/swap, before parting with those items that have been collecting dust at the back of your wardrobe. Then when you are ready you can literally swap each item and then we will put out your items for others! Also, this way you can keep some of your clothes you brought if you aren't quite ready to part with them yet and just swish a couple of pieces! 2. Hand in your items straight away and receive tokens and we will put your items straight out. These tokens you can spend to get any item already out or that comes later in the evening. If you have any tokens left, keep them! Come to our next event and spend them there! See you there!!
Sunday 21 Feb 2015 - G Casino Brighton
Forever Jackson is one of the best MJ tributes in the UK offering an infectious stage presence and vocals to boot. Hear hits from Man in the Mirror, Bad, Beat It and Thriller. Food packages are available from £20 per person, contact Alan on 01273 326 514 or
Sunday 28 Feb 2015 - G Casino Brighton
The UK's Premier Olly Murs tribute act, Kirk has the voice, the look and the charisma of the UK's favorite young male solo star! All Ollys smash hits are included in the show. Food packages available from £20.00 per person, contact Alan on 01273 326 514 or email:
Monday 8 Mar 2015 - The Grand Hotel
Kiya Survivors aims to provide a new beginning for children and young people in the global community who have special needs or have been abused or abandoned. We help them gain independence through education and therapy, love and laughter. To raise funds for the communities that we support, we will be hosting a Vintage Clothes Swap Shop on Sunday 8th March at The Grand Hotel. Join us to find some new frocks for your wardrobe, enjoy a cupcake while listening to our live music, a glass of something sparkling (or two!), even pamper yourself with a bargain manicure available on the day! We look forward to seeing you there, all the information is on the poster. If you have any questions, or would like to buy a ticket, please get in touch at
Monday 8 Mar 2015 - Brighton Corn Exchange
A panel discussion and debate on the issues surrounding female body image to celebrate International Women’s Day. Do you feel pressure to look a certain way? Are the images we see around us true reflections of who we are? Come and join the conversation, and discover some positive changes women are making to change the way we feel about ourselves.
Sunday 14 Mar 2015 - G Casino Brighton
One man and three great shows! On seeing him for the first time, one thing above all becomes evident, Vincent, aka Steve Birks is passionate about his music and his performance. Hear hits from Neil Diamond, The Beatles, David Bowie and Nickelback! Call Alan on 01273 326 514 or email to book a dinner and show package.
Friday 26 Apr 2015 - Madeira Drive
London to Brighton Jaguar Run will return on Sunday 26th April 2015. Hundreds of Jaguars will be flagged away from Chartwell in Kent to mark the start of the run and finish along Brighton’s Madeira Drive where every available inch of tarmac will be filled with pristine classic motors. The event will feature an impressive display of Jaguars, brand new trade and autojumble village at the finish, freebies for people taking part in the run, discounted entry to Brighton’s attractions, additional entertainment, competitions, awards and much more. Not forgetting the support from the Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club and the World's best selling eponymous magazine, Jaguar World. TICKETS ON SALE NOW! If you wish to take part in the run, please go to the website tickets are priced at £65 each which includes car, driver and up to one passenger. Additional passengers aged 15 and over will be charged £10 each, passengers aged 15 and under will be charged £5 each. The finish display and trade village on Madeira Drive is free for the public to enjoy.
Sunday 28 Feb 2015 - Sallis Benney Theatre
Our huge weekender is back with a full double dose of fascinating science from a vast variety of fields. What are the origins of human behaviour? How do you stay upright on a bicycle? What’s it like to see through the eyes of a bee? Why does it feel so good to be bad? Experts present their research in the theatre alongside a venue-full of stands from top universities, giving you a chance to put professors in the hot seat and get practical with interactive demos. If that’s not enough, grab yourself a Big Science Weekend saver ticket and join us again on the Sunday.
Saturday 20 Feb 2015 - The Gathering Place
Bite Size Movies presents The return of the ZOMBIE FILM MAKING COURSE FOR ADULTS SHOOT THE DEAD!!!!! Due to the popularity of the first zombie course we are repeating the same course over one evening and two days in Feb 2015 . If you've ever wanted to make or be in your own zombie movie then this course from Bite Size Movies may be something you can get your teeth into. In two days in a collaborative process, we will be improvising, scripting, story boarding and creating our own short zombie film from scratch. Depending on the script produced we will be filming the movie using a combination of location and green screen techniques. We will also have a professional visual make up artist for all the necessary zombie make up and gore effects. A professional acting coach and a small production crew will also be helping to bring the film alive. Zombie extras will be provided on the filming day as well if necessary. You don't need any film or acting experience as all camera training and acting coaching will be done on the first day. All film equipment is supplied as well as a liberal spread of props. The course would be ideal for work or family outings! Or a present for a die hard horror film fan! THE COURSE INCLUDES: * A brief history of Zombie films with a interactive multi-media talk. * An afternoon with a professional acting coach * Scripting & story boarding the short film * Zombie make up tests and full make up with a professional make up artist * Special visual effects * Green screen (if necessary) * Location filming (scouted by the team) * All film equipment supplied * Props (where necessary) * Zombie extras on standby for larger scenes (if necessary) * A DVD of the finished film * Lots of blood & guts We can only take a maximum of twelve people for the course so do book early to avoid disappointment. Please note: Because of the short amount of time we have Bite Size Movies will be editing the finished footage. The film from the first course will be posted on this site as soon as it's completed. Watch this space! " It was an excellent couple of days and the balance was just right - friendly but also professional and attendees learnt a lot. Really enjoyed the whole process! Many thanks!" - A participant from the first zombie course Where: The Gathering Place, Hollingbury, & on location When: Fri 20th (eve) Sat 21st & Sun 22nd February 2015 Ages: Ages 16+ Costs: £65 per person (with discounts for groups) Early Bird Discount: Book before November 1st and receive a 10% discount Contact: or
Thursday 4 Mar 2015 - Brighton Dome Concert Hall
New for 2015 the Big Heart auction, a very special charity auction and exhibition showcasing around 200 amazing, unique artworks from local, national and celebrity artists. Artworks will be exhibited at Brighton Dome in a FREE Big Heart Exhibition between 4 to 6 March between 10am – 5pm and auctioned online from 26 February to 8 March. All proceeds from the sale of art will go to Chestnut Tree House, the children’s hospice for Sussex, and Brighton Dome. So bid big!
Friday 19 Mar 2015 - Brighton Corn Exchange
Over 160 real ales plus 40 ciders and perries. Bottled beer stall. Hot & cold food at all times plus vegetarian & vegan options.Also soft drinks. No music. Tickets go on sale 19th January.See website for much more information.
Friday 5 Jun 2015 - Volks Club
The Great Skinhead Reunion , now on year 5. celebrating the skinhead fashion subculture. born in the 1960's on Brighton beach, skinheads from the originals to modern day people come from all over the planet to party in brighton, jamaican reggae, ska, punk and oi, Live bands and DJ's. Family friendly event. noon til 2am for 3 days

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