what to do this weekend: 17 – 19 August

It’s that gorgeous time again. Yep, it’s Friday. And, even more happily, the sun has returned to grace us with its balmy presence. The rain was a refreshing break, but it was all just a bit, well, wet.  Anyway, much as we can bore on about the weather for hours, you’re here to find out what exciting stuff you can get up to this weekend and, as ever, it’s a doozy.

We’ve already told you about some of the things going on this weekend: you can discover new art, take part in one of the most exciting championships of the year (well, we think so), or try your hand at paragliding, virtual style.

Yoga and chill

Don’t know about you, but we’ve had a long week, so when we heard that Brighton’s  brilliant Jing Advanced Massage Training were setting up shop next to the library with an all-day charity massage and yoga marathon, we were pretty excited. If you, too, want to enter the weekend in a hugely relaxed state, all while raising money for local charity The Dolphin House, you can get your hands on one of the 180 60-minute sessions by clicking the below link. Be quick, though, they’re going fast! Prefer something a bit more active? Then sign up to one of their dance or yoga classes. Everyone’s a (super-chilled) winner.

Friday 17th August; until 8.30pm; from £5
Jubilee Square, Brighton

Unearthing gems

The brilliant Stanmer Organics is having an open day, giving you the opportunity to find out all about the 14 different projects (across food growing, arts and crafts and wellbeing) currently at the cooperative at Stanmer Park. You can also take part in workshops – we’re particularly curious about the sky walking and seed bomb making (bath bombs? We’ll find out tomorrow!). With the sunny forecast, produce for sale and everything from gardening for wellbeing to stone carving and pond dipping, we reckon it’s the perfect opportunity to discover this hidden gem that’s right on our doorstep.

Saturday 18th August, 11.00am – 4.00pm (site activités and cafe); 5.00pm – 8.00pm (music, food and drink at the Earthship); £2 suggested donation
Stanmer Organics, Stanmer Park, Park Road, Brighton BN1 9PZ


Contestants, ready…

The Labyrinth Challenge has touched down, very softly, in Brighton. Billed as ‘the world’s longest continuous widest inflatable obstacle course’, it’s not just full of hot air, either. If you like obstacle courses, but are not so keen on getting covered in mud (hello, Tough Mudder), this might be for you. And don’t worry,  we’ve been assured it’s not just for the little ones (you actually have to be over 10 to take part, although there’s a mini version for the under-10s). The idea is to get past all the obstacles in the five themed zones (Lava, Jungle, Toxic, Combat and Ocean) as quickly as you can if you want a chance of grabbing the winner’s crown. Or you can just take it easy and bounce your way around leisurely during your one-hour slot. Heads up, though, it’s not nearly as easy as it sounds!

Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th August; 11.00am – 5.00pm; from £2.50 for a spectator ticket to £20 to do the challenge
Brighton Racecourse, Freshfield Road, Brighton BN2 9XZ

While you’re here, don’t forget to enter our brilliant competition with Sea Lanes to win a swim coaching session or a yoga class!