our pick of brighton & hove’s best workshops

When it rains, it pours. We’ve reluctantly popped our flip-flops back in the cupboard and taken a look at some of the best indoor workshops going on in Brighton and Hove.

Make friends over fringing
If, like us, you’re a big fan of the trendy tassel, then you need to get yourself along to Cult Milk’s tassel earring workshop on Wednesday 13th May. The local female-led group of creatives will be bringing truckloads of different threads to choose from – including metallic – and a variety of hoop sizes. The perfect addition to your summer (when it finally shows its face) wardrobe.
Wednesday, 16th May; £10
The Dorset Bar & Kitchen, 28 North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YB

Build a new world (seen in main picture)
Based in The Open Market, this clever duo use their botanical design skills to build mini worlds inside terrariums. The workshop you need to know about is their 3D printing and Terrarium building one, which takes place monthly. Not only will you learn how to print a 3D mini model of yourself (so narcissistic, but so good), but you’ll also learn the botany and art behind creating your own miniature planet to house your mini-me. We like this a lot. Find out about their next events here.
Workshops are held monthly; £55
The Open Market, 1 Marshall’s Row, BN1 4JU
Miniature & Moss



Go potty (seen in above picture – credit: Pottery & Pints)
If you’ve always fancied giving that scene from Ghost a try, then head to the Shakespeare’s Head and join the Pottery & Pints Co for a two-hour pottery workshop. You’ll learn how to ‘throw’ a pot on the potter’s wheel, creating your very own masterpiece. But we’re well aware you can’t go to the Shakie Head and not tuck into their sausage & mash menu, so make a night of it and enjoy 20% off their food when you’re there for a workshop. It’s the best in Brighton!
Next workshop Saturday 26th May; £25
Shakespeare’s Head, 1 Chatham Pl, Brighton BN1 3TP

Sew sew good
It’s less of the bitch and more of the stitch at Sew in Brighton, which offers a range of classes from cushion covers to kimono-sewing. If you’ve got your eye on a pattern, then take advantage of their weekly ‘stitch’ classes, where they can cover anything from how to use the sewing machine, to just being on hand to help with the tricky bits. They’ve even got an espadrille-making workshop coming up…
Classes held regularly; from £20
The Sewing Lounge, 18 Kingsway House, 134-140 Church Rd, Hove, BN3 2DL

Don’t forget to take a look at our What’s On guide for more fun happenings in the city.