The weekend is fast approaching, and if you haven’t made plans yet, don’t worry! Brighton Journal has selected for you some of the best events taking place this weekend. Expect music, poetry, exhibitions, and the opportunity of being locked alone in an old prison cell!
Brighton Arts Lab: Lost Property Arts Collective @Phoenix Gallery, Friday 15 March
Head over to Phoenix Gallery from 7.30PM this Friday for an evening of experimental music and performances. Organised by Lost Property Arts Collective, the same team behind Fort Process, the event will showcase installations by Jason Hotchkiss and paintings by Sam Hewitt. Other artists featured include Jobina Tinnemans, Ed Briggs and DJ Firery Biscuits, who will be performing on the night.
Butterly Concert @Bishop Hannington Memorial Church, Friday 15 March
The popular Butterfly Concert series is back for its 2019 edition and will see the return of Jill Kemp (recorders) and the Bernardi Music Group, led by Andrew Bernardi. On the night expect to hear music by Vivaldi, Bach, Schubert and Sussex based composer Stephanie Cant, who is also the woman behind this popular concert series. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door on the night, with discounts for children and students.
The Whiskey Affair @The Old Ship Hotel, Saturday 16 March
If you enjoy whiskey and want to learn more about it, this is the event for you. Taking place at the Old Ship Hotel, with two sessions starting at 1PM and 6PM, whiskey lovers will have the opportunity to taste a variety of whiskeys, including Scotch, Bourbon and international Whiskeys. There will be entertainment throughout the event in the form of live music, photo booths, whiskey experts to chat to and food.
Ghost Hunt at the Old Police Cells @Brighton Police Cells, Saturday 16 March
Supernatural Tours and Events are the organisers behind this ghost hunt event taking place at Brighton Police Cells. The cells were used between 1844 and 1967, and in that time hundreds of people have been incarcerated for a variety of crimes. Some of the most notable prisoners include Henry Solomans and his murderer John Lawrence – it is said that their ghosts can be seen regularly throughout the venue. The event includes experiments such as seances, dowsing and glass divination, and the bravest of people will have the opportunity to experience the sensation of being locked in one of the cells alone.
Kimono Jacket: French Seams, Bias Binding & Drapey Fabrics @Sewing Lounge, Sunday 17 March
This 8-hour session, starting at 10AM, will give you the chance to make your own elegant kimono day jacket for the summer. You will be learning to follow a pattern, sew French seams, apply bias binding and more. The price includes full guidance and support and your own kimono jacket to keep.
Coffee & Cream: Interactive Poetry Performance @ONCA Gallery, Sunday 17 March
Subira Wahogo, ONCA’s 2018 Green Curtain Award Winner, will give a dynamic performance of their spoken word piece Coffee and Cream. The author said: “Coffee and Cream as a poem came to being after an experience of harassment at the beach. I was reminded of the myriad ways in which black bodies are fetishised, and how so often we are reduced to food or drinks. I wanted to push back at the exotification, the disempowerment, the dehumanisation of this language, and to throw it back at whiteness.” The performance will take place during a live food fight in the gallery which will be filmed.