Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching; whether you’re spending the weekend celebrating with your significant other, hanging out with friends or creating special memories with the family, we have curated a list of events suitable for all!
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Friday 14th February
Banff Mountain Film Festival Red Programme at Brighton Dome
Witness thrilling and refreshing short films admiring mountains in all their beauty on the big screen for another year running. Both adventure filmmakers and explorers join forces to embark on a daring and chilling escapade across the icy landscapes via stunning cinematography. Different selections of films are being shown across the two days so don’t miss out on any of the fun by purchasing a combined discounted ticket for both viewings. Whether you chose to go to one show or two, there will be plenty of giveaways to continuously keep you on your toes!
Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UE. Doors open 18:45. Tickets from £16.50 available here.
Titanic Experience at The Old Ship Hotel
Let Phileas Foggs World of Adventures help you indulge in your Titanic fantasies by partaking in their immersive experience at The Old Ship Hotel. Dress appropriately after purchasing the evening tickets that determines your class (first or third class) to ensure you gain the ultimate experience. After consuming your drink on arrival, stay afloat as you can expect a theatrical reenactment of the story, 1920s themed décor, a live jazz band, a casino room and a DJ to keep you dancing into the early night. Treat the Rose to your Jack (and vice versa) by upgrading the experience with the hotel package where you can additionally expect a five-course meal and an overnight room to stay in. With the end of the evening steering to a safe end, this is sure to be a romantic evening to remember!
King’s Road, Brighton, BN1 1NR. Starts at 19:30. Tickets from £49.50 available here.
The Brunswick Winter Beer Festival
The opportunity to revel in some of the finest local beers from Sussex, the rest of the UK and even from Europe, is upon us thanks to The Brunswick Pub’s Winter Beer Festival. Back again for their fifth year running, enjoy a variety of kegs, ales and cider alongside classic pub food served throughout the weekend, both to be enjoyed to the sound of live music!
1 – 3 Holland Road, Hove, BN3 1JF. 16:00 – late. Free entry!
Saturday 15th February
Heart and Soul Festival at The Brighton Health and Wellbeing Centre
Keeping in line with the theme of this weekend, the Brighton Health and Wellbeing Centre is proving that love is the best medicine! Back for their second year, the festival touches on the importance of love and the power of health and wellbeing through various discussions, art and dance workshops, and performances. To engage with the theme further, numerous guest speakers are set to participate in talks surrounding topics in mental health, food nutrition and much more.
18 – 19 Western Road, Hove, BN3 1AE. 10:00 – 17:00. Tickets from free to £4 available here.
Anita Corbin: 100 First Women Portraits at Brighton Museum
Highly praised photographer Anita Corbin celebrates the power of women with her new exhibition. Exhibiting portraits of 100 pioneering and victorious women of the 21st century, Corbin’s images capture female empowerment with both day to day and celebrity heroines such as football manager Hope Powell, Olympian boxer Nicola Adams OBE and Lady Brenda Hale from the Supreme Court. It’s a brilliant and wholesome way to learn and be inspired by the successes of incredible women.
Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton BN1 1EE. 10:00 – 17:00. Tickets from free available here.
Sunday 16th February
Star Party at the British Airways i360
South Downs National Park has organised a stargazing extravaganza to be rejoiced by astronomical fans alike. Taking place on the seafront by the i360, astronomers from the South Downs National Park Authority, the University of Sussex and the Brighton Astro have kindly allowed their powerful and scientific telescopes to be set up for guests to gape through. For an additional cost, there is a unique opportunity to stargaze on the i360 itself with the event lasting 45 minutes and accompanied by Dark Skies Rangers Dan Oakley. This family-friendly event is open to all with food available courtesy of the West Beach Bar and Kitchen, an opportunity to engage in the Dark Skies’ VR experience and games for kids to enjoy throughout the evening!
Brighton Seafront beside i360, Lower Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2LN. 18:30 – 20:30. Tickets from free available here.
artrepublic Pop Up Cinema
Wind down and relax before the week restarts by attending a unique film night, featuring a selection of short exclusive and individualistic films not subsequently widely shown, amongst an intimate audience. Titles include ‘And, We Disappear’, a film about a woman discovering her afterlife, ‘Rising Water’, highlighting the future of a sinking village and ‘A Visual Ode to a Hare in the Woods’, a tribute to chef Massimo Bottura.
13 Bond Street, Brighton, BN1 1RD. 19:00 – 21:00. Tickets from £5 available here.