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What’s on This Weekend: 6th – 8th December

What’s on This Weekend: 6th – 8th December
Caitlin O'Connell

Now that it’s December, Christmas is just around the corner! There are plenty of events for us to choose from this weekend, from Christmas markets and cheese and wine nights to weaving classes and chorus singers – Brighton’s got it all. 

Friday 6th December

Pier Poetry @ New Writing South

If you are a poet wanting to share your material with the world, then head along to Pier Poetry this Friday. Equally, if you would like to enjoy other’s reading and performing their poetry for you, then you can always join in as an audience member! This is a chance to network as poets, but also enjoy everyone’s creative side. There are a range of different abilities and anyone is encouraged to share what they have written. If you would like to take part, then the slots are five minutes long and you can sign up at the door!

For more information about this event, click here.

Cheese and Wine Night @ The Winter Foragers 

Treat yourself to an evening of luxury, tasting some of the finest wines and cheeses. The evening will be hosted by Chris Orr, an expert from ‘Brighton Wines’. So, you can be sure that you will be tasting some delicious products. There’s a selection of red, white and Cava especially for you this Christmas. So, if you consider yourself to be a bit of a connoisseur, then this is your chance to revise your knowledge. Sit back and relax, while appreciating all the different flavours which are on offer.

For more information about this event, click here.

It’s Christmas with Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus @ All Saints Church

Kick off your weekend with a festive performance from ‘Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus’. Enjoy the beautiful setting of All Saints Church with the harmonious renditions from the choir. Their voices will echo through the church and bring you all the Christmas joy you were searching for. They will be performing traditional carols, such as ‘Patapan’ and ‘The Hallelujah Chorus’. As well as Christmas favourites like ‘Winter wonderland’ and ‘Underneath the Tree’. So there will be an array of different songs to get you in the Christmas spirit!

For more information about this event, click here.

Saturday 7th December

The Tempest Christmas Market @ The Tempest Inn

Get some Christmas shopping done at The Tempest Christmas Market this Saturday. There will be over 40 traders selling a variety of ceramics, textiles, art prints and more! So, there will be plenty of hand crafted goodies for you to choose from. Accompanying the stalls, there will also be a range of food and drink. So, you will definitely not go hungry and what is a Christmas market without mulled wine or craft beers?

For more information about this event, click here.

Creative Differences @ The Hope and Ruin

Brighton’s creatives are all gathering on Saturday to show their work. This market shows that creativity comes in different forms, with record labels, illustrators, ceramicists and more. We are able to go along and support these different artists, while finding some treats for ourselves. As well as the variety of different stalls, there will be DJs and workshops throughout the day. There is a long list of exhibitors, so if you are creative yourself, you will not be short of inspiration!

For more information about this event, click here.

Let’s Kill Disco, Queen Special @ CHALK

If you like to spend your Saturday nights painting the town red, then why not spend your night belting out the words to well known power ballads from the 80s? This is a chance to get cheesy and listen to the music which was so prominent to the era. Also, if you’re a fan of Queen, then you’re in luck. There will be a bombardment of Queen songs throughout the night. So, get your best Freddie Mercury high notes at the ready and play that air guitar, because you’re in for a great night. Head over to ‘CHALK’, for a night of absolute classics.

For more information about this event, click here.

Sunday 8th December

Christmas Dachshund Pop Up Cafe @  Revolution

If you are a Dachshund lover, then you are in for a real treat! The last time this event was held in Brighton, it brought in over 140 sausage dogs. So, hopefully this year there will be just as many, if not more. This is a chance to celebrate these adorable little dogs in all their shapes and sizes as they wonder around the cafe. If you are an owner of a Dachshund then bring them along to enjoy a day of unlimited treats while meeting other dogs. There will also be competitions going on throughout the day, so you might even win something!

For more information about this event, click here.

Weaving for Beginners @ The Hope and Ruin

This is a really great chance to get crafty on your Sunday. Get your tickets for a weaving workshop, which teaches you the basic skills you need to know to get started! It might be something you really enjoy, so it’s worth going to find out. Weaving is a really therapeutic activity, because it can be so calming, but you’ll also have the satisfaction of the lovely finished product afterwards. This is a perfect opportunity to socialise and relax as you take up a new hobby.

For more information about this event, click here.

Christmas @ The Royal Pavilion

The Royal Pavilion has had a magical transformation, as it has been decorated especially for Christmas. There are glittering lights and trees with traditional decorations, as well as luxurious Georgian desserts on display in the Deckers’ room. There are also brilliant photo opportunities to pose in a replica of Queen Victoria’s sleigh, which is surrounded by presents. This is the perfect thing to do on a cold winter’s day, as you’ll feel a lot more festive after walking around the Pavilion. You could even go ice skating there too!

For more information about this event, click here.

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