Brighton Events during Summer 2016
Here you can find a list of events happening over the next few months.
June 2016 Events
On the June 15th 2016:
Public Image Limited fronted by John Lydon
Public Image Limited is an experimental band formed in 1978. After the dissolution of the mythical group The Sex Pistols, the leader John Lydon created a new group with fluctuating members, Lydon being the only one who remain a permanent member. PiL are often cited as one of the most challenging and innovative bands of the post-punk period. After the stop in 1993, the band was formed again in 2009 for a set of concerts and finally, they still continue, for the delight of their fans.
Enjoy this special concert from a mythic band and stay in vintage style by booking a room at The Gulliver’s Hotel!
On the June 19th 2016:
London to Brighton Bike Ride 2016
The London to Brighton Cycle Ride is a fundraising challenge starting in London and finishing on the Brighton seafront. Set up by the British Heart Foundation, the aim of the race is to raise funds for fighting heart diseases. 4000 people are riding for charities they have chosen and encourage each other. The challenge will start in South London and last until Brighton seafront near the Pier. Riders will have to complete 54 miles, enjoying a massive crowd support all day long and an after-party at the finish.
Recover of this great and bountiful race by booking a room at The Gulliver’s Hotel!
On the June 22nd 2016:
Ben Folds at Brighton Dome
The rock singer and songwriter is performing in Brighton with the yMusic Ensemble. Multi-platinum selling artist Ben Folds first found success with the Ben Folds Five. He’s gone on to have a successful solo career, writing, recording and performing pop hits, as well as a recent new Concerto for Piano and Orchestra. Moreover, he continues to tour, playing symphony halls, as well as performances in rock venues. Ben and yMusic also paired up for a sensational sold out performance at the Royal Opera House in August, marrying pop and classical music. According to the crowd and newspapers, it was a huge success.
Within just 10 minutes from the Brighton Dome, the Gulliver’s Hotel is the perfect place to stay and enjoy this amazing concert!
On the July 2nd 2016:
Boom Town Gatherings Carnival Warm Up
Carnival Brighton are here to throw open the doors of Concorde2 in Brighton for a night of Boom Towns finest musicians and performers past and present! Dedicated to a night of twisted carnival fun, promoting every style of music and creativity! Our ethos is a great party will have you feeling like taking part in a festival with great live bands and DJs. The lineup will suit your festival musical fancies!!!! Spread the word it’s time to create a night of Boom Town's colour and expression! It’s time to celebrate humanity and re-invent our culture away from the oppression of the mainstream!! Take part in this crazy night and book a room at The Gullivers’ Hotel to stay close to the festivities!
On the July 2nd 2016:
Race For Life
Cancer Research UK's Race for Life series is back in Brighton for 2016. So ladies, lace up your trainers, take your ticket and run with a resolution to help beat cancer sooner. The 5 kilometers race is an achievable distance for all ages and abilities. Participants can walk, jog or charge their way around the course. Twice the distance, twice the fight - the 10 kilometers race is a great distance to try for members who want to push themselves that bit further. Run with the hope of beating cancer and book a room at The Gulliver’s Hotel to rest after the race!
On the July 2nd and 3rd 2016:
Paddle Round The Pier 2016
For the 20th edition of Paddle Round the Pier, a special anniversary event is set up for this week end. Brighton’s favourite & the world’s largest free charity beach festival “Paddle Round The Pier” returns to Brighton on July 4th & 5th 2015. This annual watersports and beach lifestyle celebration offers something for all tastes whether you like to join-in or simply sit in the shade with a cocktail. There are performances, world class races on the water but it’s not all wet-stuff as there’s plenty of dry activities to enjoy too! Music, sports and exhibitions will be on the beach. The event is 100% staffed and run by volunteers and the goal is to raise funds for charity, so this week–end promises to be full of fun in a friendly atmosphere. Come with your family and friends, take part in this amazing event and book a room at The Gulliver’s Hotel to enjoy the two days!
On the July 2nd and 3rd 2016:
Brighton Craft and Hobby Show
White Gecko Events is delighted to bring this fabulous event to Brighton in 2016 for the first year. After running a similar show in Cardiff for the last four years, we look forward to welcoming Brighton crafters to this event. Featuring a range of exhibitors showcasing yarns, fabric, beading and paper craft, this is one event not to be missed! The diversity of exhibitors is a will to encourage crafters to stock up at this local show. Attend this event where creativity and imagination are the key words and book a room at The Gullivers’ Hotel to see our temporary painting exhibition.
From July 2nd 2016 to July 17th 2016:
The Starboard Festival is a brand new festival of outdoor performance by, for and with children and young people from 0 to 21. Created in response to the inspiring and newly built Brighton Open Air Theatre (BOAT) this festival will create magical moments for children, young people and their families. The festival will contain an eclectic mix of live performance. The programmed shows will all be made by local schools, colleges, youth theatres and artists with a local following during the week. Over the three weekends of the festival, outstanding shows from across the country are programmed. The wish is to raise aspirations in the creation of new work by inspiring audiences and the theatre-makers of tomorrow. Attend these locally inspired shows with your children and book a room at The Gullivers’ Hotel to have another great moment with your family!
From July 5th 2016 to July 9th 2016:
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Importance of Being Earnest is Wilde’s most enduringly popular play, full of high farce and witty dialogue. Written shortly before Wilde fell foul of society (its opening night heralded the start of his downfall), it fizzes with wit as he delights in debunking social pretensions. Two bachelor friends, upper crust dandy Algernon Moncrieff and the most reliable John Worthing J.P., lead double lives to court the attentions of the desirable Gwendolyn Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. The gallants must grapple with the hilarious consequences of their ruse, and with the formidable Lady Bracknell. Enjoy this hilarious quiproquo and stay in true classic style by booking a room at The Gullivers’ Hotel!
On the July 16th 2016:
Gin Festival Brighton
For the first edition of Gin Festival in Brighton, prepare to have your taste buds tantalised by the best gins from around the world! Some gin samples will be offered and lots of trade stands with skilled producers are hosted. More, Gin talks and presentations from some of the finest makers are scheduled all day long, with the addition of cocktail demos. Benefiting of an Indoor Gin Garden Party and a live DJ, this festival is the perfect place to enjoy a great time with your favourite drink! Book a room at The Gullivers’ Hotel to recover from this amazing festival and enjoy our Gin selection at the bar!
On the July 17th 2016:
Brunswick Town Art Fair
Now in its fifth year, the fair features local artists exhibiting paintings, prints, photographs, cards, ceramics, sculpture and jewellery. All the high quality, but affordable, work is for sale. Admission is free and refreshments are available. Attend this local artists’ fair and book a room at The Gullivers’ Hotel!
On the July 19th 2016:
The Maydays Present: Happily Never After
The Maydays new show for 2016 is a dark and twisted musical tale inspired by the warped imaginations of film director Tim Burton (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Sleepy Hollow, Beetlejuice) and the Brothers Grimm. Brighton’s award-winning improvisers The Maydays take your suggestion and allow a unique tale to unfold, exploring the world of strange possibilities that flows from it. With black comedy, imaginative physicality and a bespoke improvised soundtrack, this will be a truly creepy, atmospheric and fantastical experience. But will there be a happy ending? Follow the thrilling story of this talented artists group and book a room at The Gulliver’s Hotel!
On the July 23rd 2016:
March of the Mermaids
First event of its kind in the UK, March of the Mermaids is a not-for-profit organization, based in Brighton and created in 2012. The aim of the parade is to be a celebration of our seas and sea life, raising awareness of marine conservation issues. The parade meeting point will be on Hove Lawns (at the Peace Statue) from 14:00, then they begin the parade along the seafront at 15:00. The amazing after-party at Patterns will start from 16.00 until 18:30, with live music, performances and DJ's. There will be prizes for the best costumes and the crowning of the 2016 Queen Mermaid and King Prawn! This is a family friendly event and all ages are welcome to take part. Take part in this truly magical experience and book a room at the Gullivers’ Hotel and enjoy the sea view!
On the July 30th 2016:
Brighton & Hove Barrio Fiesta
The Barrio Fiesta is a traditional Filipino fiesta in honour of Catholic patron saints. It starts with traditional catholic mass, then children will parade in their traditional May flower festival ball gown. People taking part in this event can expect nonstop music, dancing, singing on stage and ground entertainment showcasing traditional Filipino culture and popular music. The park will host ground stalls selling array of Filipino foods, crafts, arts, and business such as package holiday in the Philippines. Discover another culture and don’t miss booking a room at The Gullivers’ Hotel to finish off the day!
From August 5th 2016 to August 7th 2016:
Brighton & Hove Pride 2016
After an exceptional and record-breaking year with more than £100 000 raised for local good causes and 200 000 people in the streets, Brighton Pride is delighted to announce the date for Pride weekend. This year, the event is from Friday 5th to Sunday 7th August 2016. Pride has evolved over the years with more communities coming together to celebrate every aspect of our city, regardless of sexuality, race, gender, age or ability. The legendary Sister Sledge are coming this summer to the Brighton Pride to wow all audiences. Grammy nominated, the queens of disco have topped the Billboard chart, amassed a string of Gold and Platinum records accumulating in total worldwide sales of over 15,000,000. Brighton Pride will continue to celebrate with the hugely successful Carnival of Diversity that perfectly reflects the diversity in our City. The 2016 campaigning theme is “Uniting Nations”, reflecting the UK’s favourite Pride festival’s on-going commitment to campaigning for global LGBT+ rights.
Take your chance to celebrate the uniqueness of Brighton & Hove and the diversity and inclusivity of Pride in our City and book a room at The Gulliver’s Hotel which is gay friendly and situated in the heart of the Village Party!
From August 10th to 14th 2016:
“Much Ado for Nothing” at Brighton Open Air Theatre
Much Ado for Nothing is a comedy by William Shakespeare, published in 1600. It remains to this day one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies. The story tells about love, jealousy and betrayal of a group of persons in a Sicilian city. Performed by a company that brings characterful comedy actors to the classics resulting in accessible, fresh and funny productions, perfect for a modern audience.
Attend to this classic comedy and book a room at The Gullivers’ Hotel to have a great night in style!
From August 14th 2016 to August 18th 2016:
“Treasure Island” at Brighton Open Air Theatre
Everyone knows the story of the Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson since his childhood. Embark with Captain Long John Silver and Jim in search of the buried treasure on the island. This exciting tale of swashbuckling, mutiny and bounty is a pleasure for children and adults. Performed by talented artists, the evening promises to be an epic all-singing, all-dancing, open-air adventure!
Enjoy this mythical pirate story and book a room at The Gulliver’s Hotel!
On the August 20th and 21st 2016:
Thai Festival 2016
This two day event is set up on a week-end to allow you to experience the taste of Thailand this summer at Preston Park, Brighton. The festival starts with a traditional food offering to the Buddhist monks, followed by entertainment for all the family. Including a Muay Thai boxing and blindfold boxing competition, traditional music and dancing, the Ladyboy’s show, Thai beer garden, Thai food and produce stalls, Thai massage and a convenient children's play area. So, treat yourself to a weekend wonder and bring along your families and friends to feel a touch of Thai culture, where you can challenge your taste buds and feast your eyes on world class food and performances.
Be transported to Thailand with this amazing festival and book a room at The Gulliver’s Hotel to make the most of the weekend!
On the August 20th 2016:
Bowiesque Live at the Brunswick
A five piece live band will play the very best of Bowie, all his greatest hits and mythical songs. Be prepared to take a leap into the past! More, they will receive the support from Blue Bus, playing The Doors Tribute. So you can enjoy two great tributes in one evening.
Relive the biggest hits of a legend and book a room at The Gullivers’ Hotel!
From August 22nd 2016 to August 27th 2016:
“No Man’s Land” at Theatre Royal
Harold Pinter’s masterpiece, No Man’s Land, will visit Theatre Royal Brighton as part of a UK tour. Directed by Sean Mathias, this production of No Man’s Land received highly acclaimed reviews at the Cort Theatre in New York. The story tells about two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, who meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst’s stately house nearby. As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men.
Enjoy a rare treat of two master actors in a delicious absurdist drama and book a room at The Gulliver’s Hotel just 5 minutes from the theatre!
Enjoy Brighton, enjoy life!
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Brighton has so much to offer this Spring from fabulous unique shopping experiences to concerts, culture, great restaurants and of course the seaside!
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