The festive season is well and truly upon us, and this weekend offers loads of exciting events to get you in the spirit! Think November is just a tad too soon? No problem, we’ve got you Scrooges covered too. Read our full guide to this weekend in Brighton below!
Anti Sweatshop Swap Shop – Friday 23rd November
In a bid to ‘fast-fashion’, this swap shop allows your old clothes to breathe new live in someone else’s wardrobe, and is there a more perfect day to celebrate re-using our old things than on Black Friday?
Merkaba My Brighton, 7pm onwards, £5, tickets/more info, 17 Jubilee Street, BN1 1GE.
Grown Up’s Christmas Art and Beer Session – Friday 23rd November
Take a leaf out of your kids books and give Christmas presents a personal touch this year by making them yourself, with the help of Friday’s art drop in. All materials are provided, but BYOB to get cheery!
Workshops for the Imagination, 7 – 9pm, £6.50, more info, 75 Islingword Road, BN2 9SL.
The Great British Gin Festival – Saturday 24th November
With over 100 varieties of gin from all over the world available to try, this event is not to be missed by gin lovers. With cocktail making demonstrations, live entertainment and loads of tasters, we can’t think of a better way to take the edge off Christmas shopping!
All Saints Hove, 1 – 10pm, tickets from £15, tickets/more info, The Drive, BN3 3QE.
90s Party Roller Disco – Saturday 24th November
Dig out your best 90s attire and get those roller skates on for this weekend’s roller disco! Expect all of your favourite 90s classics, as well as a prize for the best costume. No skates? No problem, skates will be available to hire on the night.
Moulsecoomb Leisure Centre, 6 – 7.30pm, £4, tickets/more info, Moulsecoomb Way, BN2 4PB.
Winter Street Food and Makers Market – Sunday 25th November
Head down to the Open Market this Sunday for the beginning of their Christmas markets! Expects stalls from Sussex’s best artists, foodies and makers with some fantastic gift ideas. The Open Market’s permanent stalls will also be open, to help you shop local this Christmas. Santa himself will also be there to keep the little ones entertained.
The Open Market, 10am – 4pm, free entry, more info, BN1 4JU.
Portraits, Puppets and Performance – Sunday 25th November
In the run up to Christmas, each week the Regency Town House will play host to a different classic puppet show. This week will see The Sorrowful Tale of Sleeping Sidney by Daisy Jordan take the limelight. There will also be portraits, life drawings and woven textiles on show, as well as storytelling!
The Regency Town House, 2pm, more info, Brunswick Square, BN3 1EH