This weekend promises to be one packed full of potential activities and events across Brighton and Hove. Below are a few of our highlights that range from experiencing the frontiers of digital art to cheering on triathletes as they run, cycle, and swim along our lovely seafront.
Fiery Foods Festival – A chilli haven, sauce makers from all over the UK will come together alongside local bands, a childrens play area and all the spicy food you could hope for. The bar will be stocked and eating contests will get underway at Victoria Gardens from the 16th to the 17th of September.
Brighton Digital Festival – The ongoing celebration of all things digital continues over the weekend with exhibitions and performances taking place all over town. Highlights for the weekend include the display of pieces by 5 finalists in the first stage of an open competition co-commissioned by the University of Brighton & Brighton and Hove City Council, plus a “distributed real-time rave transmission” that merges virtual and material space and can be experienced whilst walking the streets of Brighton on your mobile device. For more information on these events, and on the many other activities in store, be sure to check out the digital festival’s site. Locations vary so check online for more details.
Seabammed Brighton and Hove Triathlon – Following the events successful launch last year, Brighton’s very own triathlon returns this weekend for it’s much anticipated sequel. The event will take to the sea this year for the first time with athletes braving the waves alongside a scenic cycle along the seafront and a run along the beach lined promenade. The event is being co-ordinated by a talented team with previous experience organising events for the Olympics and the Commonwealth Games so it is sure to be a smooth and enjoyable experience for athletes and spectators alike. Whether you’re gearing up to take part in the race, or to cheer on athletes from the sidelines, this weekend’s event promises to be full of excitement and drama fit for the whole family. Registration for the event is now closed but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the action . A selection of mini races for children from 3-8 years old are taking place tomorrow morning (Saturday 16th) with the official triathlon taking place on Sunday morning with staggered starts from 8.00 to 12.30. Be sure to head down to Hove lawns to see the start and to cheer on the athletes!
Brighton Flea at the Open Market – Head down to the Open Market by the Level for your chance to get in and amongst the action in Brighton’s newest flea market. With a treasure trove ranging from homewares, ceramics and furniture, to bric-a-brac, vintage and children’s clothing, and a large selection of books, the Open Market has something to offer everyone this Saturday. Whether you are simply going for a stroll, or have your bargain hunter hat on, be sure to check out what the Brighton Flea has on display. Elsewhere in the Open Market are stores dedicated to delicious local foods, as well as the Giant Shaboutique and the Brighton Vinyl Emporium.
Wind Farm Tours – Whether you see them as an emblem of progress or an eyesore on the horizon, the new Rampion off-shore wind farm is accessible for tours this weekend for any curious Brightonians seeking some more information or an up-close and personal view. The wind farm is about a 30 minute boat ride from the Brighton Marina with the return journey taking in the sights of the seafront from an of-shore perspective. The tour takes from 2-3 hours with the specificities of the tour depending on which phase of the project is in operation this weekend. Tours embark at 3pm and continue into late November so be sure to book a place before the weather takes a turn for the worse!
Herbie Flowers Jazz Breakfast – For a smooth start to your Sunday morning head down to the Concert Hall at the Brighton Dome and take in the sounds of bass maestro Herbie Flowers and his “ever-changing ensemble of top-flight musicians”. Doors are at 10am with the live music starting at 11.00. What better way to kick of our Sunday that with a big helping of great music in the wonderful Brighton Dome?