Brighton & Hove Tourist Information

Brighton Tourism
Hotels and Accommodation
Attractions & Walks
Eating Out
Gay Brighton
History & Heritage
Language Schools
Maps & routes
Out & About
Postcard gallery
Sport & Leisure
The Seafront
Virtual Tour

Brighton Events

What's On in and around Brighton & Hove

Wednesday 24 Nov 2014 - Community Base
PACT’s new Inclusive Adoption service specialises and focuses on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Brighton. PACT runs informal evenings for couples or individuals interested in adoption. Each event is led by a PACT social worker and will include a talk from someone who has adopted through PACT. We are holding our next event on Monday 24th November at Community Base, Brighton 6.30-8pm we welcome you to attend.
Saturday 27 Nov 2014 - Sallis Benney Theatre
For an exhibition showing at The De La Warr Pavilion until Jan 4, the iconic photography agency Magnum Photos opened its London office's resin print archive for the first time in its history. Guided by the former Magnum Photos archivist Nick Galvin, historian and anthropologist Elizabeth Edwards, photographer Hannah Starkey and artist Uriel Orlow, were invited to reinterpret how social, cultural and political inclinations have shaped the content of the archive. In this talk - open to all - two of the selectors. Uriel Orlow and Hannah Starkey, will speak to Nick Galvin about their experience of working with the archive joined by Hamish Crooks, Global Archive Director at Magnum Photos.
Monday 29 Nov 2014 - The Shoreham Centre
Lots of stalls selling vintage and handmade loveliness. Clothes, gifts, furniture, collectibles, memorabilia, jewellery and textiles plus pop-up vintage style tea shop, jive dancing and live entertainment.
Monday 29 Nov 2014 - Bolney Wine Estate
Come and join us for our annual Bolney Wine Estate Christmas Fayre on Saturday 29th November. This year's fayre will be bigger and better than ever before with lots of stalls selling Christmas gifts, handmade items and local produce, plus of course lots of our tasty wine & tour vouchers. Kids can enjoy face painting, badge making and Santa's Grotto and our café will be open all day serving a selection of seasonal food and drinks. We look forward to seeing you there! (Free entry, free off street parking, disabled access,onsite cafe)
Tuesday 30 Nov 2014 - Brighton Open Market
Hip-hip hooray! We are delighted to announce our festive return to Brighton Open Market. Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair will be taking over the marketplace with over 35 AMAZING vintage traders. This brand new event is TOTALLY FREE - making it the most AFFORDABLE vintage event Brighton has ever seen! Featured in ELLE, VOGUE, THE TELEGRAPH AND MARIE CLAIRE, our mission is simple; gather 40 of the UK’s tip-top traders, source over sixty years of incredible stock and offer it up for the most affordable prices in the country. Featuring fashion through to homewares, expect: COATS, LEATHER, SUEDE AND JUMPERS, PRINTS, BLOUSES AND PRETTY PARTY DRESSES, SHORTS, TEES AND DENIM, VINTAGE SPARKLE & ACCESSORIES, VINYL & COLLECTIBLES, REWORKED AND THE VINTAGE INSPIRED AND PLENTY OF MENSWEAR TO BOOT. All about affordability, think old-world-glamour [without paying through the mouth!] Only 8/10 minutes stroll from the Main Station and serviced by handfuls of buses it's truly accessible for all!
Wednesday 3 Dec 2014 - Access To Music
Want to kickstart a career in Music or Media? Access to Music Brighton are a Music and Media specialist college and are holding their next Open Evening on Weds 3rd December, 6-8pm. Come along and see our studios, chat to our tutors and ask any questions that you may have about Access to Music and our courses. You can book a place online today, by visiting: or give us a call on (01273) 628363. FB: /atm brighton TW: @ATM_Brighton
Wednesday 3 Dec 2014 - Jubilee Library
WHO WAS ANN QUIN? Join panelists Nell Dunn and Lee Rourke as they discuss Ann Quin's legacy and talk about why she is virtually unknown in her home-town of Brighton. They will be focusing on her groundbreaking debut novel Berg (1964) which Lee Rourke describes as ‘a debut novel so staggeringly superior to most you'll never forget it'. There will be readings from Berg, a short film screening showing Brighton in the sixties and a bar. (Ann Quin 1936 - 1973) Event produced by Collected Works CIC.
Saturday 6 Dec 2014 - Brighton Racecourse
We are so excited that The Fairy Tale Fair is coming to Brighton Racecourse this Christmas. Over 100 whimsically festive stalls will fill the venue, and it is going to be a magical day out for all the family. The stalls will all feature handmade or hand designed creations, made by independent designers and makers, many based locally. Get your Christmas gifts unique and handmade this year and avoid the hustle and expense of the high street. This Saturday 6th December also marks Small Business Saturday UK, promoted by American Express, where everyone is encouraged to shop local and support the independent businesses in their area. What better way to do just that, where you can find over 100 of them all under one roof! We have also been chosen as one of their top 100 Small Businesses in the UK! You’ll find festive gifts, jewellery, prints, cards, children’s clothes, accessories, bags, skincare, crochet, knitted items, vintage finds and much more! There will also be magical festive extras including Santa’s photo booth, where the kids can meet, write a message to and get a photo with santa, face painting, vintage singers and entertainment and lots more to look forward to! The Snow Queen from Frozen opens at 10am and performs too. Plus 200 free goody bags for the first visitors. You might even spot a fairy or two! The venue is located in Brighton, and 2,000 FREE parking spaces are available! Hurrah! You can also stop off in the newly revamped cafe, with a large selection of savouries, cakes, festive treats and drinks. The venue is fully wheelchair and buggy accessible. Further details and stall holders will be announced via the blog, & put the date in your diary as The fairy Tale Fair is not to be missed! Entry is £2 on the day or £1.50 online fast track (available to buy from end of October), and kids 12 and under are free! Hope to see lots of you on the day, looking suitably festive!
Saturday 6 Dec 2014 - A Coombs Pet Centre
Calling all dogs of Brighton and Hove bring your human down for our Coombs Christmas event. Enter into our Pet Portrait competition to win a large framed portrait. There will be sweets and treats for both humans and pets plus loads of other fun activities but we spoil it. Bring the kids along as there will be plenty for them too.
Thursday 11 Dec 2014 - Regency Town House
We are delighted to invite you to our Christmas event,  'Christmas Celebrations at The Regency Town House' to be held at The Town House on Thursday 11th December Join us for an evening of Music, Regency Characters, Readings & Carols accompanied by Mulled Wine and Mince Pies.  Doors open:  7.00pm for 7.30pm, ends 9.30pm Venue: The Regency Town House, 13 Brunswick Square, Hove, BN3 1EH Tickets are £12 and available at Eventbrite or follow the link on our website   For enquiries, contact 01273 206306 Proceeds go to the Brunswick Town Charitable Trust  We look forward to welcoming you.
Saturday 13 Dec 2014 - Hollingbury Park Golf Club
Join us for an evening of entertainment including a live band or DJ giving you a musical journey through the decades. Whatever the size of your party, Hollingbury Park Golf Course offers a relaxed venue to enjoy yourself in the spirit of Christmas. With a fully licensed bar and flexible function room we can cater for groups of numerous sizes while you relax and enjoy the views of our courses.
Saturday 13 Dec 2014 - Brighton Unitarian Church
Ho Ho Ho! We are swinging by one of by favourite venues this Christmas, Brighton Unitarian Church on New Road by the Theatre Royal. Think handmade, think vintage, retro, reloved, makers, bakers, gifts, mince pies & live entertainment to get your Christmas cheer started! Join us from 11am-4pm on Saturday 13th December for just 50p entry into a magical Christmas bazaar.
Wednesday 17 Dec 2014 - Funfair Club
Magic | Mind-reading | Fire Show | Pole Acrobatics | Hooping | Burlesque | Belly Dancing | Interactive Games | Stalls | Face painting | ADULT SIZE BALLPIT!!! Ladies and Gentlefolk, Boys and Girls, Freaks and Fiends- ROLL UP, ROLL UP and come join us once more as we throw open our festive big-top of dark-delights and entertain you with our own take on a Kristmas Karol... Join our twisted fairytale as we take you on a journey through times gone by. We shall be joined by ghosts of Kristmas past, present and future as we explore the darker side of the festive season, all with our usual mix of music, magic and circus style mayhem! Follow our trail and help us re-write our own story as it unfolds before your very eyes.... Prepare to be amazed, amused, turned-on and confused- you won't find that in a Dickens novel! Come one, come all!, tis the season to be jolly after all! More details and full line up to be released very soon so put the date in your diary for now and keep your eyes peeled in the coming weeks! Wednesday 17th December FunFair Club 9pm-2am £5 Advance Tickets/ Students £7 OTD
Friday 19 Dec 2014 - Funfair Club
Bordello Boheme bring to you there Christmas special “Santa Baby” Celebrating one year of the Blacklace Burlesque course which has taken many wonderful woman on a spectacular journey from shy and quiet to sexy Sirens in just 6 week, our last course of the year promise to go out with a bang. As always the girls will be joined on stage by true professionals including the Mistress of Ceremonies Veronica Blacklace who will be belting out some Christmas classics. Expect mulled wine & mince pies reception, followed by a show packed with draw dropping skill, Beautiful Burlesque and classic Cabaret. Doors open at 7pm show starts at 7:45 -9:15. Stay and dance the night away after with The Funfair nightclub antics To get tickets please follow the link
Saturday 20 Dec 2014 - Brighton Unitarian Church
Come to 'Bazaar Brighton' for all your last minute, weird and wonderful festive gifts and treats! BRIGHTON UNITARIAN CHURCH, New Rd, Brighton Saturday 20th December 2014 11am - 5pm Run by locals for locals! 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, canny crafts, printmakers, ceramics, homewares, antiques & salvage, fancy fashion, rare records & books, local liquor, a kitsch cafe, miraculous massage & fabulous face-painting. If you are interested in having a stall at one of our fairs, please contact us with a description, photos or link to your goods;
Saturday 20 Dec 2014 - St. George's Church
Join Rockinghorse Children’s Charity for a very special Christmas Concert on Saturday 20 December at St George's Church in Kemp Town, Brighton. Get in the festive spirit for an afternoon of choirs singing Christmas carols and enjoy hot drinks and mince pies, plus a very special guest from the North Pole will be making an appearance! Doors open at 2:30pm ready for a 3pm start (the event finishes at 5pm). Reserve your seats for a minimum of £4 (non-refundable donation) per person, under 12's go FREE. To book, call Charlotte on 01273 330044, email or click online
Wednesday 31 Dec 2014 - G Casino Brighton
Join us and Electric Cabaret for a burlesque 20's show with a twist. Fan and fire dancers, aerial hoop with silks, gangsters & molls and the one and only Veronica Blacklace. Tables are available from £60.00 per person and include a 5 course meal. VIP speedy entrance with bubbly is only £15.00 per person. Call Alan on 01273 326 514 for more details, please book in advance.
Friday 12 Jan 2015 - Ropetackle Arts Centre
City Books Present: TESS GERRITSEN International best-selling crime author Tess Gerritsen launches her eagerly anticipated new heart-pounding Rizzoli & Isles thriller. Detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles are back – and they’re going into the wild to find a killer. Join bestselling author Tess Gerritsen as she launches her new book Die Again at Ropetackle. Gerritsen, who is also a physician, brings to her novels first-hand knowledge of emergency and autopsy rooms. Her thrillers starring homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles inspired the hit TV series Rizzoli & Isles which averages 6.5 million viewers every week in the US and was launched in the UK by Alibi TV. Her books have sold over 40 million copies worldwide and her last thriller Last To Die was a top 10 Sunday Times bestseller in the UK. This fascinating ‘Meet The Author’ event will feature a reading, talk, Q&A session, plus the chance to purchase signed first edition copies of Die Again at discount.
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.
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 6 Dec 2014 - KOBA
Warm up to Christmas and get into the festive spirit with top tunes, a party atmosphere and a great night out with friends you haven't yet met - and maybe meet a special someone too. Think private party on the border of Brighton and Hove in one of Brighton's most loved venue's. And we're all single. The perfect opportunity to meet others for friendship and romance over a Christmas cocktail, dance floor classics and enjoy the ultimate Christmas party. Unity talent DJ's will be there as always to deliver tunes to move you and the Meyoo crew will greet you with welcoming smiles and a glass of fizz. We'll ball it up but we promise no gimmicks - simply a blend of fun, great music and like minded people having weekend festive fun. We have two rooms so you can choose to dance in the club or sip a cocktail as you get to know other guests. Stylish dress, smile to impress. Saturday 6th December Please note that this is a ticket only event and exclusive to Meyoo members. You can join for free here.
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
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

Produced by NTD