book now: brighton & hove’s best events happening in september & october

We’re here to help you discover the more quirky events happening in Brighton, Hove and beyond. Here’s our round up of some of the best events taking place over the next couple of months that we’d recommend booking tickets to now, before they sell out…

Bogan Bingo (Featured image)
What do you get when you cross a mullet with an Australian accent, some numbers and a room filled with people channelling their best ‘Trailer trash fashion and 80’s passion’ dress code? BOGAN BINGO is what. If you’re late to the party then now is the time to get involved, as there are still tickets left for their October and November events at Komedia. Our advice to you is to prepare for an uncouth and very unsophisticated evening of extreme fun, as the Bogan Bingo hosts mix 80s anthems and chaotic comedy with a not-so-average game of bingo. In the words of the Fun House soundtrack, there’s a whole lot of fun and prizes to be won, so dust off your mullet for a unique night of ridiculousness.
Friday 19th October (Saturday sold out) and Thursday 15th November,, 7.00pm doors for 7.30pm start; £11 + booking fee, over 18s only
Komedia, 44-47 Gardner St, Brighton BN1 1UN

Sugar & Smoke
The beautiful team over at Chard are heading back to the Garden House later this month, for two evenings of delicious pop-ups as they bring Sugar & Smoke to the table. On Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd September, their six-course menu brings a two-way twist, as guests can choose from cheese and greens or meat and fish. We’ve got our eye on the smoked aubergine, pomegranate and cardamon jam, yoghurt and flatbread dish. From scarlet jelly, goats’ cheese and walnut to smoked duck, torn figs and hazelnut, the delicious menu will have you drooling as you tuck in whilst the gorgeous Garden House surroundings will feed your eyes.
Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd September, 7.00 pm; Cheese & Greens £35pp, Meat & Fish £40pp
The Garden House, 5 Warleigh Road, Brighton BN1 4NT
Call o1273 027147 to reserve


Brighton TedX 
The journeys and adventures that we experience shape who we become, so who better to hear them from then the Daring, Different and Dangerous! That’s the focus for this year’s Brighton TedX and the line-up of speakers so far does not disappoint. If you don’t leave the Brighton Dome with a dried tear on your cheek or a burning desire to go and do something wonderful, then we’d be surprised. The day plans to celebrate a collection of ideas that are worth spreading, from inspiring speakers to life-changing stories. You will be left feeling energised and inspired to go forth and live your own incredible adventures. It’s one not to miss.
Friday 26th October, 9.00am – 5.00pm; £40

Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE


Fire & Wild forage and wander
In case you hadn’t guessed, we’re a big fan of what Fire & Wild are all about. Their October event will bring you yet another different experience, with a special Forage & Feast event. Kicking off a little earlier at 10.45am (that’s for a free transfer pick-up from Lewes Station), expert mycologist Jesper Launder will be leading guests through an exciting day of mushroom foraging in some stunning Sussex woods. You’ll learn to identify different types of edible (and, importantly, safe!) fungi as you gather ingredients for the evening feast. You’ll then head to camp for a fire-cooked tasting menu made up of your very own foraging efforts earlier that day. Each dish will be inspired by your journey through the autumnal landscape and you’ll have local wines and wild infusions paired with each dish. It’s a feast to remember!
Saturday 20th October, 10.45am – 8.00pm, £145
Pick-up from Lewes Station and transport to secret locations in Sussex


Photo credit: Matt Townsend (Chard), (Fire & Wild)