Find out what’s on in Brighton & Hove this weekend. There’s lots to do from theatre to crafts for young and old alike!
Christopher Bliss’ Literary Salon @ Komedia
After his debut show at the Edinburgh Fringe (★★★★ ‘One of this year’s hidden treasures … consistently, pant-wettingly funny’ Fest), novelist Christopher Bliss has decided to share his wit and wisdom with aspiring writers. At this monthly Literary Salon Christopher will meet and read from the works of published novelists and give his personal feedback. Additionally he’ll be reading from his new novels and doling out extra advice to anyone who wants it. Probably all of you? 16yrs+
Doors 19.30 // £8 // Komedia
True West @ New Venture Theatre
“I wanted to write a play about double nature and give a taste of what it feels like to be two-sided. I think we’re split in a much more devastating way than psychology can ever reveal.”
Austin, a successful screenwriter, is working on a movie project for a Hollywood producer, Saul, while house sitting for his mother who is vacationing in Alaska. When his estranged older brother Lee, a drunken petty thief, unexpectedly arrives to stay, the two engage in a lethal battle of wills. Sam Shepard remains one of the most celebrated, prolific and important playwrights of his generation. A coruscatingly funny and violent portrayal of sibling rivalry, True West stands at the forefront of his outstanding body of work.
This will be Steven O’Shea’s seventh production as a director for the New Venture Theatre following Speed the Plow by David Mamet (2011), Kvetch by Steven Berkoff (2012), Old Times by Harold Pinter (2014), Hamlet by Shakespeare (2015), Loot by Joe Orton (2016), and The Homecoming by Harold Pinter (2017).
Cast includes Will Cooper, Stuart Lee, Martin Ryan & Janice Jones.
Performances at 7.45pm.
No evening shows Sunday 21 or Monday 22.
Matinee Sunday 21 at 2.30pm.
An Introduction to the Royal Pavilion @ The Royal Pavilion
Be transported back in time with one of our expert guides. Hear stories of King George IV’s impressive banquets, balls and concerts and learn more about the architecture and decorative interiors of the Royal Pavilion.
£4.90 plus Royal Pavilion admission
Arty Crafty Club @ Hove Museum
Claywork, plaster casting, painting on canvas, animation and so much more! If you love art you’ll love these workshops which give you the chance to add to your skills and show your talent. Drop-in, Ages 8-12yrs.
£6.50 per child, members £6.
Drop-in, Please note: A ‘first come, first served’ policy is in operation for drop-in sessions and events that do not require pre-booking. For enquiries call 03000 290902
Clay Club for Kids @ Art Shop & Pottery
@ Art Shop and Pottery, 108 Western Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1FA
Clay Club is our Saturday morning adult with child creative time in our ceramics studio. There is always a weekly tutored theme that can range from making rockets to egg cups and everything in between. Our young makers learn basic clay techniques like coiling, slabbing draping and joining. The emphasis though is to learn by having fun in a supportive environment.
Each learning block is for four Saturdays and costs £32.00 payable in advance. If we have space we can still accommodate drop in students, but please call on 01273 72 82 82 to avoid disappointment. One off visits are charged at £12.00 per student + firing / glazing.
At the end each session you can either take home what you have made and leave it to dry, painting it later with acrylic paint or opt to have one piece fired . If you you would like to have your piece fired and return to glaze at a later date, please add £10.00
Each session starts promptly at 10.45 am and runs through to 12.00 midday including five minutes tidy up time. If parents opt to make something as well, it is charged at the same rate as the children.
If you would like further details please call Adam or Gillian on 01273 72 82 82.
Aimed at children 4-11, materials and tools included to complete the weekly theme with additional clay available to purchase if required. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.
Cost £32 per child for 4 weeks.
iRefugee: Should I Stay or Should I Go? @ The Old Courtroom
Local charity Refugee Radio is teaming up with Hear Alkebulan to bring a Question Time-style panel of experts to debate the issue of asylum and immigration in Brighton next Saturday.
But this time the experts will be people who have been through the asylum system themselves, including a former child soldier and a teenager from the Sussex Syrian community.
The organisers say they want to create a debate about why refugees have to leave their countries in the first place and what happens to them if they reach Brighton. Luqman Onikosi says “Brighton wants to be a safe refuge for people fleeing wars and persecution, but is the government trying to create a hostile environment instead? We are inviting members of the public to come to the event and pose their own questions to the panel on anything from detention and deportation to Calais and Brexit.”
The event will be chaired by Jacob Berkson, one of the speakers at last years’ Brighton TEDx talks. The panel will also feature Brighton-based filmmaker, Medyan Daireih, who infiltrated Islamic State for Vice News, as well as other refugees alongside Andrew Wealls, Conservative councillor for Central Hove.
To find out more, visit www.refugeeradio.org.uk
Material Practices Gallery Talk @ Hove Museum
A chance to discuss contemporary painting and printmaking practice with staff and exhibiting students from the University of Brighton as they talk about the work on show in Material Practices.
New year | Letting go with grace De-Stress Yoga workshop with Charlotte Watts @ Brighton Natural Health Centre
Our lives, bodies and minds go through continual and natural cycles of gathering and letting go. The ‘new year resolution’ can often have the effect of forcing these issues when we may not be ready and give ourselves a hard time when they don’t stick! This workshop uses breath, yoga postures and mindfulness meditation to explore what we’re truly ready to release and be present for the process of clearing out ready to make space for what the coming year might bring.
Open, breathe, relax, let go…. These meditative and deep monthly workshops are suitable for anyone needing to make space and time to breathe deeply, reconnect with their bodies and still their minds. You will experience practical antidotes to the stresses of modern life – from the postural issues of sitting on chairs and hunching over computers to the ‘busy brain’ effects of constant stimulus and psycho-social pressure. Each workshop will have different content.
Suitable for all levels and a great complement to a more dynamic practice.
£28 (10% off concession rate)
Peppa Pig’s Adventure @Theatre Royal
Peppa Pig and friends are back in the brand new live show Peppa Pig’s Adventure!
Join Peppa as she gets ready to go on an exciting camping trip to the woods with her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. With lunch-boxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are excited about their outdoor adventure, full of games, laughter and live music!
The happy campers soon settle down to sleep and listen to the gentle pitter patter of rain. Safe and warm inside their tents the excited group can look forward to morning time, when their will be lots of muddy puddles to play in!
£18.15 – £23.15 plus £2.85 transaction fee
Skips Club Family Workshop – The Cat in the Hat @Theatre Royal
Session includes a look on stage and drinks and biscuits
Age Guidance: 6 – 10 year olds
Running time: 120 minutes
Sorry I haven’t been @ 650mAh, Mist Vape Shop
650mAh is pleased to invite you to the opening of its space with the solo show, Sorry I haven’t been by Jack Lavender.
The opening will take place on 20 January 2018 12 – 6pm at 650mAh in Hove, UK.
Sorry I haven’t been will feature a site-specific installation of objects & images created by Lavender alongside a soundtrack by audio collaborator,
Dul Fin Wah!
650mAh is a project space founded by Tabitha Steinberg and Ella Fleck.
Located inside Mist Vape Shop in Hove, 650mAh challenges traditional gallery models by settling itself within a pre-existing
650mAh programs artists from a range of points in their career whose work is critical, engaged & experimental. We aim to show contemporary voices and new perspectives.
Spellbound @ Komedia
The ’80s club night for people who HATE ’80s nights, with Jenna and Simon Price (the team behind legendary London glam night Stay Beautiful) playing alternative classics by the likes of Siouxsie, Soft Cell, Stray Cats, Smiths and Specials (and that’s just the eSSes!). 18yrs+