10 things to do this weekend | 26th – 29th May
It’s the last weekend of Brighton Festival and the Artists Open Houses, not to mention the penultimate week of Brighton Fringe, so it’s another jam-packed weekend. Plus there’s loads of other non-festival fun to get stuck into this bank hol (the last one until August, sob). Come and join us!
1. If you love music and film, you should book yourself tickets to Cine-Trio
After 20 years together, France’s The Ciné-Trio are making their UK debut, touching down at Brighton Fringe with a range of cinematic musical arrangements performed by Philippe Barbey-Lallia on piano, Cyril Baleton on violin and Timothée Oudinot on oboe. There’s still a chance to catch their French and Asian filmic music shows, as well as their family-friendly take on the music from popular cartoons before their run ends on Sunday. You can read our full review here.
Until Sunday 28th May
2. If you only do one thing this weekend, see this show where Norse mythology meets wrestling
Mythos: Ragnarok is an epic dark comedy combining Norse mythological storytelling with full-contact wrestling. Join Odin and Loki in their struggle to overcome primeval giants, rival gods and goddesses, and each other’s ambitions in this hard-hitting, dark comic adaption of Norse mythology. Weaving ancient myths, legends and folk tales into original pieces of theatre, Mythos uses a cast of actors who specialise in professional wrestling to create some of the most intense and thrilling fight scenes ever seen in theatre. This is a rollicking, energetic, high-octane, high camp show which we’d recommend even to the most sceptical viewer. You can read our full review here.
Until Saturday 3rd June
3. Help out at a beach clean and get free coffee and a free yoga class
It’s not all just about quaffing beer over great views at Sea Lanes, you know – the new site has teamed up with Leave No Trace to organise a beach clean this Sunday. As well as having the satisfaction of knowing you’re doing bit to make our beaches nicer for everyone, you’ll also be rewarded with a free filter coffee at Fika (bring your own reusable cup) and a free yoga class at Luna Wave, whose gorgeous new light-flooded yoga studio reopened its doors this week. You’ll be given a code after the beach clean to book your class in. See you on the beach?
Sunday 28th May; 8.30am – 11am
Look out for the Leave No trace yellow tear flag at Sea Lanes.
Leave No Trace
4. See an original piece of theatre that explores the challenge of intimacy in a futuristic world without touch
Set in the distant future and revolving around a conversation between two people who are prospective parents, Chemistry is one of those shows that grabs your attention right from the very beginning. Our reviewer said that “it’s hand downs the best thing we’ve seen” so far this Fringe. Read our full review here.
Until Monday 29th May
5. Go on an audio trail to explore the city and support a wonderful charity
This is an invitation to see the city you’re familiar with in a different way and through different eyes. Hidden: Brighton is a youth-led audio trail in collaboration with local sound artists. It takes listeners on a tour around familiar places in the city, introducing you to young people experiencing homelessness and allowing you to get to know them through their thoughts, ideas and musings on life. What’s more, the proceeds from every ticket purchase goes towards the work of Brighton-based charity Clock Tower Sanctuary that supports these young people.
Any time; from £3
Tickets available here
6. Go and see the second ‘cumming’ of Séayoncé
Filthy and fabulous, Séayoncé is a fortune-telling, ghost-whispering mystic with a connection – a slightly messed up one – to the other side. Staggeringly quick off the mark and with a brilliant line in potty-mouthed puns, Dan Wye’s character fuses stand-up, song and drag to great effect. This is one golden-voiced queen with expert comedic timing and a brilliant line in outrageousness. Because ghouls just wanna have fun and you can’t argue with that.
Sunday 28th May; from £12
7. Get thee to a lido
The sun has got its hat on and the beautiful Art Deco Saltdean Lido has reopened for the season, as has spring-fed Pells Pool in Lewes. (There’s the sea, too, of course – just check Surfers Against Sewage pollution maps before heading in.) If it’s not too much of an oxymoron (it is), these make the perfect cold-water warm-up ahead of the opening of Sea Lanes on Friday, 2nd June.
8. Tuck into Fika’s new toasts at Sea Lanes
We’re not solely a Sea Lanes promotion site, we promise, we just really really like it there (everyone needs a second outdoor office, right?). Anyway, Fika at Sea Lanes has brought out their new menu and we’re slightly obsessed with their toasts, to the point where we’ve been there for lunch two days in a row now. (Not us planning a weekend breakfast either.) The Fika Beans – home-made smoky beans, chimichurri and avocado, fried egg or melted cheese – are seriously delicious and we’re already envious of you eating them when we’re not.
Fika at Sea Lanes
9. Check out some of the brilliant events at the Charleston Festival
It’s the last weekend of the Charleston arts festival (it’s pretty easy to get to from Brighton) and there are still some great events coming up with tickets available. On our list for the weekend is Saturday’s ‘She’s a Witch!’, with Juno Dawson, Joanne Harrison and Sarah Shaffi looking at the power of witches in literature; Sunday’s ‘Granta: Best of Young British Novelists’ and Monday’s ‘The Diaries of Virginia Woolf’. If you’re at all into literature and ideas, you’ll be in heaven here.
Until Monday 29th May; form £10
10. Say g’day to BBQ fun at Circus Street
Portuguese-Australian pop-up Fumar Cozinha is back embracing its Aussie side this new bank holiday Monday with chef-owner Sean Brailsford cooking up a BBQ storm in front of White Cloud Coffee (where he’s also chef) on the Circus Street development. There’s chicken, prawns, lamb, pork rib and rib-eye – with sweet corn as the plant-based option – but it’s the marinades that really make these meats sing. Chicken wings with a cherry cola glaze? Lamb cutlets marinated in garlic, chilli and basil? Come to mama. As well as great food to get your chops around, there’ll be a mini market with vintage, crafts and plants.
Monday 29th May; midday – 4pm
Outside White Cloud Coffee, 6 Market Square, Circus Street BN2 9AS