Things to do in Brighton this weekend | 26th – 28th January

Congrats – you’re through arguably the year’s bleakest month! After making it to payday and successfully avoiding the onslaught of Blue Monday marketing, treat yourself by putting one of this weekend’s events in your diary. Take a look at our picks of what’s going on in the city, from wholesome gallery visits, to preloved markets and a night of beachside partying.  

Spark your creativity at a wellbeing workshop

If your New Year’s resolution was to resurrect an abandoned creative project, we’d definitely recommend joining Run Like the Wolf for their first women’s workshop of the year. The three-hour session includes mark-making and visualisation exercises to help you tap into your creative genius, before jumping into creating a collaborative piece of art. You’ll be coached by talented local artist Amy Isles Freeman, who’ll be on hand to help you create your next masterpiece.
Saturday 27th January; 3pm – 6pm, £40.79
Selina Hotel, 135 Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2HX

Join Sussex Colour Walk for a vibrant stroll

We know, the thought of tackling whichever jauntily named storm has hit the coast this week isn’t the most appealing. However, there’s only so long you can stay inside watching people disagreeing over who’s the group’s Traitor(s), so dig out your brightest coat and join the Sussex Coast Colour Walk for a stroll around Helm Gallery. For this weekend’s wander, the dopamine-dressed group are visiting the current colourful exhibition by Kent-based artist Margo in Margate. If you’ve never been to a Colour Walk before, rest assured that the group are incredibly welcoming to newbies and almost impossible to miss.
Saturday 27th January; 12pm – 4pm, free
Helm Gallery, 15 North Road, Brighton and Hove, BN1 6SP

Sussex colour walk meetup


Thrift some new threads at Second Life Market

If you’re keen to get some new second-hand threads without getting stuck scrolling in a Vinted-shaped hole, take a trip to Brighton’s Metropole hotel for an afternoon of thrifting at Second Life Market. Staked full of Y2K gems and one-of-a-kind vintage pieces, this weekend’s market is the ideal place to pick up a unique piece from one of over 50 pre-loved and vintage sellers.
Saturday 27th January; 10.30am – 4pm, from £2.67
Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel, BN1 2FU

Second Life Markets Brighton

Have a Grey Goose-fuelled dance

Legendary label Perfecto Records is teaming up with Rockwater Hove for a night of beach bar-esque funky house and a Grey Goose vodka-filled cocktail list. Once you’ve got your beer (or vodka) jacket on, head to Rockwater’s stylish roof terrace, which will be turned into a dancefloor until the early hours. Although they’ve said there’s space for walk-ins on the night, this is definitely one to book ahead.
Saturday 27th January; 6pm – 1am, £10
Western Esplanade, Hove, Brighton BN3 4FA

Perfecto Records x Rockwater

Grab a filthy burger and a beer

One of our favourite boozers, the slightly off-the-beaten-track Brzn Arms, are keeping up their streak of hosting great street food pop-ups in their stellar beer garden. Catch Dan’s Burgers, one of the newest additions to the Brighton street food scene, at Brzn this weekend where they’ll be serving up mouth-watering double patty burgers, loaded fries and chicken tenders. We’ve already picked out one of their camembert and birdseye chilli relish-topped ‘Spicy’ burgers as our craft beer accompaniment.
Friday 26th – Sunday 28th January; 12pm – 9pm
62 Beaconsfield Rd, Brighton and Hove, BN1 4QJ

Dan’s Burgers at The Brzn Arms


Draw a masterpiece at Drawversity

Learn the art of life-drawing in a supportive and welcoming environment at Drawversity’s upcoming session. Don’t worry if you haven’t picked up a pencil since school, as this class is open to all drawing abilities and Drawversity’s founder Jade Hylton (Jade’s also behind the brilliant Black Brighton Market) will be around to help any nervous sketchers. You’re encouraged to bring any drawing kit you have, but they’ll also have arty supplies for you to borrow on the day.
Saturday 27th January; 4pm – 6pm; from £9
Studio 1, South Level 5, New England House, New England Street, BN1 4GH

Drawversity Figure Drawing

Have a delicious dinner with a difference

The ever-popular Deccan Tiffin supper club is back for 2024. For their first event of the year, as well as serving up a three-course feast, their Spicy Beginnings menu will be introduced by founder Priya who will talk you through the history of dishes, such as Goan fish curry, sweet potato and chickpea chaat and Delhi butter chicken. Tickets are close to selling out, so we’d book this one ASAP!
Saturday 27th January; 7pm – 10pm, £45
Westbourne Villas Westbourne Villas Hove BN3 4GF

Spicy Beginnings Supper Club

End Dry January in style

Whether you’ve almost completed Dry January, fell at the first wine-filled hurdle or are happily booze-free, everyone’s welcome to join Sober Bright Huns and Gay and Tonic for their first daytime sober clubbing event. Taking place at iconic gay club Revenge, there will be DJs playing disco floor-fillers, delicious non-alcoholic drinks and a joyful, welcoming vibe. Excessive wearing of glitter is encouraged. And if you want to continue the sober fun afterwards, we’d recommend the cocktails at Brighton’s first alcohol-free bar, Tørstig.
Saturday 27th January; 1pm – 6pm, £15
Club Revenge, 32 – 34 Old Steine Brighton and Hove, BN1 1EL

Sassy Sober Day Clubbing