what to do this weekend: 15th – 17th June

Brighton & Hove is a hive of activity every day of the week and this weekend is no exception. If you’ve been too busy this week to even think about the fun that could be had come Friday then rest assured, we’ve done it for you. We’ve discovered some of the best things happening in the city this weekend, so you can just get out there and enjoy them. 

Soul in the sky
On Friday you’ve got the chance to start your night on a high, taking flight on the i360 and soaking up unbeatable views as you listen to jazz and soul music in the sky. A new addition to their Friday night schedule, the Sky Bar has everything you need (except for a toilet, of course, so we advise going before departure!), giving you the chance to take in the amazing views of Brighton and beyond, whilst sipping on local legends including Nyetimber sparkling wine, Harvey’s Gold Bier and Brighton Gin & Tonic.

Every Friday from 15th June, on all 6pm-7.30pm flights; £14.85 in advance, £8.25 residents
British Airways i360, Lower Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2LN

Crafts and cake 
While the sun is taking a little break, make the most of the undercover activities happening in the city and get crafty, making your home a little prettier at the same time. Adding texture to your home is so on trend right now, so we love this punch needle workshop happening in Hove on Saturday. It’s a pretty addictive (but also quick!) way to create a bespoke textile piece to brighten up your home. The course will take you through design creation, how to use a punch needle and you’ll also have access to My Craft Party’s yarn stash. All in the sexy surroundings of Keep it Living in Hove – one of our favourite spots to get some interiors inspo. Swoon. There’s cake included, too!

Saturday 16th June, 2-4.30pm; £25
Keep It Living, 166 Church Road, Hove BN3 2DL

Be there or Be(Fries) square
So we might be a little obsessed with food here at BOTI, but when it’s good, it’s really bloody good here in Brighton & Hove. This Saturday our favourite chip (sorry, fries) makers BeFries are teaming up with local pop-up legends Humble Plates and Foxhole Spirits to bring you one of their best collaborations yet, for the latest in their series of Best of Both events. Book your ticket for this exclusive chef’s table event with an incredible 12-course small plate menu to be enjoyed around the BeFries bar with these wonderful happy faces looking after you. You’ll be able to tuck into tasty beer and cocktail pairings, too. You’ll need to be quick to grab the last few tickets, but don’t panic if you miss out, as there will be four of the one-off dishes available all day, due to popular demand.
Saturday 16th June, 8.00pm; Tickets £25
BeFries, 46 West St, Brighton BN1 2RA

This is Brighton
We’ve done pretty well not to talk too much footie with the World Cup kicking off, but we couldn’t let you miss out on the full This Is England experience and chance to join your compatriots for a night of fun. The film’s one and only MILKY (aka Andrew Shim) is just one of the DJs on the evening’s line-up, which promises to fill our ears with indie, mod and ska beats. Eleven years on from the release of Shane Meadows’ film and we’re no less in love with it. Get those Fred Perry shirts and braces on and head to the dance floor at The Arch.
Saturday, 16th June, 10.30pm – 4.30am; Entry from £3
The Arch, 187-190 The Arches, Brighton BN1 1NB

Get Lost in Vagueness
If you missed our heads up about this weekend’s Glastonbury void-filler, then we’re here to bring you the good news that there’s still time to get your ticket. Here at BOTI we’re big fans of the institution that is Glastonbury Festival, so we’re chuffed the Lost in Vagueness tour is hitting the city on Saturday night. For the badly behaved only, the people behind the infamous party that was Lost Vagueness are giving you the chance to relive the festival experience and we couldn’t be happier. Start your night by getting an insight into the secret stories from the festival with a screening of the Lost in Vagueness film, leading into a night of anarchic revelry with a live DJ, performances and interactive games.
lost in vagueness-brightonGET TICKETS
Saturday 16th June 2018, 7.30pm; £15 (includes film and post-film party)
The Old Market, 1A Upper Market St, Brighton BN3 1AS


Comfort food, clothes and collectables
The Level Market is back this Sunday from 10am, bringing a tasty menu of global street food, fresh local produce including herbs and locally made pickles (yum!), as well as unique handmade and vintage gifts, toys, clothes and all sorts of collectibles. Definitely worth a stroll or a shimmy through, as Dende Sound System will be providing a soundtrack of world and roots music… sounds like a great way to spend a Sunday. If you’ve left your Father’s Day gift to the last minute, save it for Sunday and take your dad along. Once you’re done there, take a stroll to The Open Market for the Preloved Kilo Sale and grab some vintage bargains.
Sunday 17th June, 10am to 5pm; free
The Level Sunday Market, Union Rd, Brighton BN2 9SY

Bikes and beers (Feature image)
If you often find yourself daydreaming about the days of the Quadrophenia era, where it was all about being a Mod, then this Sunday’s Classic Bikes up at Stanmer Park is for you. If it gets the approval from Pops (it is his day, after all), head to the first of this new monthly free event with up to 300 classic bikes and scooters. You’ll struggle to find a better backdrop for it, with Proud Country House sitting pretty in the beautiful grounds. They’ve also got some live music and a traditional carvery (hello Sunday), so you won’t need to go anywhere else. You can book a table for lunch on their terrace, too!
Sunday 17th June, 10am-1pm; free
Proud Stanmer House, Stanmer Park Rd, Stanmer, Brighton BN1 9QA


Photo credits: British Airways i360 (Soul in the sky), Moni Ali Photography (feature image Bikes & Beers)