A guide to what’s hot and what’s not on the Brighton (UK) music, art, festivals and literary scene

  • Brighton Horrorfest 2023

    Brighton Horrorfest 2023

    Halloween means Horrorfest, two weeks of mildly spooky stories and creepy comedy at the Poets Smokehouse in Hove. It runs between the 20th of October and the 4th of November.

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  • B.Fest 23 Brighton Youth Festival

    B.Fest 23 Brighton Youth Festival

    B.Fest is a youth festival for 13 to 19-year-olds organised by the Brighton Youth Centre. It runs from the 21st to the 28th of October and is jam-packed with things to do.

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  • Dreamy Place Festival

    Dreamy Place Festival

    The Brighton Digital Festival returns as the Dreamy Place Festival 19th to 22 Oct 2023. Music, film, art, talks and exhibitions all with a slightly tech hint.

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  • Mutations Festival 2023

    Mutations Festival 2023

    Mutations 2023 music festival is just around the corner. It takes place over a weekend (1st to 5th November) and is split across a number of town centre venues.

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  • Brighton Anime & Gaming Con 2023

    Brighton Anime & Gaming Con 2023

    Brighton Anime & Gaming Con 2023 is at the Old Ship Hotel in Brighton on the weekend of the 4th/5th November. Two days of anime, manga, video games, board games and cosplay.

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  • Brighton Black Market

    Brighton Black Market

    Brighton Black Market is a place where Black and People of colour have the opportunity to sell their art, goods, services and perform to the general public. 7th October 2023 at The Actors pub.

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  • The Coast Is Queer 2023

    The Coast Is Queer 2023

    The Coast Is Queer is the UKs largest LGBTQ+ literary festival and runs from the 12th October to the 15th at the Attenborough Centre in Falmer.

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  • Unicorn Baby Slay Exhibition

    Unicorn Baby Slay Exhibition

    A kitsch art exhibition down Trafalgar St ,Brighton running from the 21st to 24th September 2023.

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  • Brighton Pier Fest 2023

    Brighton Pier Fest 2023

    Later this month Horatios Bar on the Palace Pier (in conjunction with the Latest Music Bar) is hosting Pier Fest 2023. This has been running for a couple of years now and is a month of entertainment for adults and kids as well as three sub-festivals of its own. Entertainment comes in the shape of…

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  • Review – Jah Wobble @ Chalk

    Review – Jah Wobble @ Chalk

    A review of Jah Wobbles recent show at Chalk in Brighton where he played selections from his re-recording of the PIL album Metal Box.

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