five things to do this weekend | 3rd – 5th march

Welcome to the weekend! We’re relaxing after an unfeasibly long week (why?) with some beachside fun, some celebrating of all things Styles, a spot of art, and some lung-clearing walks. Fancy it?

silent disco on beach

You dancing?
There’s something incredibly liberating about sticking a pair of headphones on, zoning out and getting down in public. If you’ve ever done Guru Dudu’s festival disco tours, you’ll know what we mean. And now Hush Beats is bringing their silent disco club back to Hove Lawns for more daytime disco shenanigans against the most glorious of backdrops. Arranged to coincide with sunset, grab a pair of headphones and make the grass your dancefloor bitch. Boogie on, baby.
Saturday 4th March; 5pm; £7
Hove Lawns, Kingsway, Hove BN3 2PE
Hush Beats Silent Disco

You’ve got Styles
Well, this event has. Yep, it’s got Harry in spades, so if you’re a fan, you are going to seriously love this one (if you’re not, it’s probably your worst nightmare). Presented by Your Celebrity Magazine, Harry Fest is billed as the ‘Ultimate Harry Styles experience’. So quite how much Harry do you get? A LOT. There’s an exhibition of Hazza’s most iconic magazine covers, a live acoustic set of his greatest hits, a themed quiz, one-of-a-kind merch, Harry-oke (oh god) and even Harry Styles-themed drinks. A G&T with a Harry head garnish? We have no idea. But we do know that there are prizes for the Styles singer of the night and the best-dressed Harry up for grabs, so we’d probably Harry up (sorry) and book tickets.
Saturday 4th March; various time slots from 5pm; from £22.38 (includes a Harry-themed cocktail or a hand-made Harry gift)
St Augustine’s Arts Centre, Stanford Avenue, Brighton BN1 6EA

Harry Fest

sunset pebble beach brighton

Beach, please
Get your best litter-picking game on and head to the beach this Sunday for Churchhill Square Shopping Centre’s first two-hour cleaning session of the year. It’s estimated that there’s a shocking 46,000 pieces of plastic per square mile of the ocean, so it’s an opportunity to help make a difference clearing it up. You’ll be kitted out with sexy* high-vis jackets, litter pickers and gloves, so grab some friends and work up an appetite for lunch!
Sunday 5th March; 11am – 1pm; free (but register below)
Meet on the beach opposite the Tempest Inn (159–161 Kings Road, Brighton BN1 1NB)
Beach clean
*Ok, they may not be sexy

Spring is in the air
No, really. And in fantastically timely fashion (because spring really is coming, IT IS), 35 North Gallery’s first show of the year, Spring, has just opened. Featuring work from local, London and Bristol-based artistsCharlie Day, Tori Day, Katie Whitford, John Whiting, Clare Emily and Joanna Farrow – the exhibition is on until the end of April. You’ll find landscape-inspired abstract paintings, figurative paintings, and intricate etchings and drawings. We particularly love Clare Emily’s gloriously expansive paintings of the Sussex coastline.
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 11am – 5.30pm; free
35 North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YB

Sheep at the top of a hill brighton

Walk it off
If you’ve over-indulged over the weekend or just fancy getting some fresh air and a fresh perspective, then power through any wobbly legs on the steep climb up to Sheepcote Valley (sheep not always included), one of our favourite city walks. (If you need caffeine fuel, grab a drink and a snack from The Flour Pot on Elm Grove on your way up muesli mountain. We promise it’s well worth it for the glorious views and this intricately carved pair of seats to enjoy them from. They’re perfect for any time of day – one faces the direction the sun rises in and the other the direction it sets. Beautiful.
Sheepcote Valley, around one hour’s walk from the train station

And if you’re not enthused by that little lot, then it’s the perfect opportunity to get your May planning in. Grab yourself a Brighton Festival and a Brighton Fringe programme and head to the beach. Some of our top picks have already sold out!