See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Brighton area at the link below, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
Series of film screenings that explore the past, present and future of queer cinema, with attention to titles that encourage discourse. Each title presented as a special event, with introduction + post-film discussion where possible, with director/cast or with academics, or simply great fans of the work. At the Duke of York's Picturehouse and Dukes at Komedia, Brighton.
November 8-12, 2016, 7:45pm at Theatre Royal. Razor sharp, packed with wit, fresh, startling and brilliantly entertaining. In 1968 New York, nine men gather at an apartment for a birthday party. Harold gets a surprise gift from his friend Emory: a beautiful male hustler. Host Michael gets a surprise too. As booze is drunk and dope smoked, the mood swings from hilarity to heartbreak.
December 19, 2016, 7:45pm at Theatre Royal Brighton. A journey of sound and vision through Bowie’s golden years, from Space Oddity to Let's Dance. Bowie Experience, the world’s favorite, most authentic tribute to the thin white duke, amazes audiences with astounding attention to detail. All the hits, A to Ziggy, a must-see for all Bowie fans and absolute beginners too.
May 5 - June 4, 2017. Committed to helping the arts flourish, completely open-access -anyone can put on a Brighton Fringe event- no selection criteria imposed. New and established performers try out new works and take risks. Also workshops, mentoring and bursary programs. Past year saw 787 events at 174 venues. Low price tickets at average cost of £8.80; over 150 free shows.
May 6-28, 2017, Annual celebration of music, theatre, dance, circus, art, film, literature, debate, outdoor + family events, in venues both familiar and unusual across Brighton/ Hove for 3 weeks in May. England's largest annual event of its kind attracts some of the best artists and companies, and most adventurous audiences, from the UK and the world. Guest Director TBA.
June 15-18, 2017. Events typically include: Welcome Night and Cabaret, Picnic in Queen’s Park, Bear Party, dance party, Sunday Roast, Fur Foam Party - and more...
July 8-9, 2017 (TBC), annual free public event from 11am, at Stanmer Park near University of Sussex. World class flyers of all forms and shapes, from miniature single line kites through team displays. Food and drinks stalls on site. See website for more.
August 4-5, 2017 (TBC), annual events include: Saturday Pride Parade. Preston Park events, entertainment, dance, cabaret, film, women's, youth + calabash tents, marketplace, food, fun fair, 3,000 capacity pop lovers tent, special guests, Wild Fruit Big Top Urban World, Bears tents, Women’s stage, entertainment acts, name DJs. See website:
August 5-6, 2017 (TBC), Brighton's legendary club night may return for another hot session of sexy PRIDE clubbing in the centre of Brighton’s gay village. DJs include international circuit stars and host. See their website for updates: