What’s On This Weekend: March 13th – 15th 2020

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Need some inspiration on what to do this weekend? Check out our list below for some ideas!

Featured image: © Flickr

Friday 13th March

Swinging New Orleans Night at Funkyfish Club

Want to experience the rich, musical culture of jazz and swing from America without having to pay for a flight ticket across the pond? Look no further as the Funkyfish Club has sorted you out for the perfect Friday evening! Inspired by swing music from New Orleans, kickstart your night with an introductory class into swing dancing before you can put your skills to the test as the live band – The Swing Ninjas – perform on the night. Whether your dance skills are swing-tastic or next to none, those of all abilities welcome to this all-encompassing event.

19-23 Marine Parade, BN2 1TL. 20:30 – 23:45. Tickets from £15.

 

A History of Street Art and Graffiti at artrepublic

artrepublic are back for another stellar event, this time focusing on art in the streets of Brighton. By discussing graffiti from the 80s, stencil art with a political stance and contemporary artists breaking boundaries between street art and those sold indoors, this night is accompanied by art experts so you will walk out with extensive knowledge on the matter. Featuring art from Banksy, Obey and Mr. Brainwash – to name a few – this free event welcomes you to free bubbly on arrival!

 13 Bond Street, BN1 1RD. 18:00 – 20:00. Free entry!

 

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St Patrick’s Weekend at Molly Malone’s

What better way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day than at the best and most loved Irish pub in Brighton? This Irish bonanza will start today and conclude on St Patrick’s Day on the 17th with every night jam-packed with live music, drink deals, face painting, raffles and loads of freebies. Whether you celebrate the day or not, Molly Malone’s is here to help you get into the spirit!

57 West Street, BN1 2RA. 12:00 – 04:00. Free entry!

Brighton Street Art © Flickr

 

Saturday 14th March

Kickass Women 2.0 at PLATF9RM

International Women’s Day may be over but the conversation surrounding it is still deeply important. PLATF9RM is hosting a day-long conference for the second year which celebrates all things womanly. Expect inspirational talks, workshops and panel filled with intergenerational speakers who will delve into the future of womanhood. Guest speakers include Sapphire Bates (founder of The Coven Girl Gang), Alexandra Heminsley (author of Running Like a Girl) and Koko Brown (theatre maker, producer and spoken word artist) to name a few. Ticket price generously includes lunch and afternoon snacks.

The Grounds, Hove Town Hall. 10:00 – 17:00. Tickets from £45.

 

A Trip to the Chattri – Indian War Memorial

Indulge into history as you walk across the South Downs to the Chattri, an incredibly moving monument to signify where the World War One Indian soldiers were cremated. Hear more about the history of Indian and Sikh soldiers that fought in the war, how they were medically treated at the Pavilion and learn of some testimonial tales written by the soldiers themselves. Dog and children friendly!

Braypool Lane, BN1 8ZH. From 14:00. Tickets £5 (cash on the day – children go free).  

Chattri © Wikimedia Commons

 

Sunday 15th March

Bark for Sussex 2020 at Stanmer Park

Formally called ‘Bark in the Park’, this charity event is back for their second year running – in association with the University of Sussex’s DogSoc – for a day filled with dogs and fun activities! The event will feature dog competitions, fetch sessions and a tonne more tail-waggling games. For humans, there will be an inflatable slide and assault course, sumo wrestling and a treasure hunt to name a few. There will also be refreshments, food and drinks. All proceeds will go to Paws4cause and Sussex Small Dog Rescue.

Stanmer Park, BN1 9PY. 11:00 – 16:00. Tickets from £3.

 

The Wonderous Wedding Fair at Fabrica

Looking for an alternative way to spend your Sunday afternoon? The Wonderous Wedding Fair is here to assist you with any creative and out-of-the-box ideas you may have for your wedding. Whilst this event may not be for everyone, it is sure to be an interesting event to attend to discover the realms of unconventional weddings where you can either be inspired or just admire. The event is set to feature over 30 exhibitors that stand out due to their individuality and creativity, live entertainment, immersive workshops and a pop-up café.

40 Duke Street, BN1 1AG. 11:00 – 15:00. Tickets from £1.50.

Dogs playing © Needpix.com
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