what to do this weekend: 26th – 28th october

We’ve already told you about some of the incredibly spooky happenings in Brighton & Hove this weekend, from CarnEvil at the city’s new warehouse club space, to the chance to get scarily close to nature at the Booth Museum… but don’t hang up your witch hat just yet, as we’ve got a whole load more fun for you. It’s not all ghouls and ghosts though, as there’s plenty happening for those that want to stay away from Casper and his friends, too…

We double dare you

Well, this is certainly one way to slide into the weekend, as the team behind the Brighton Zip (the longest zip wire in the South East, we’ll have you know) promise to get your heart racing as you climb the 90 steps to the top of the helter-skelter tower and fly down their 300-metre zip wire, taking in some incredible views of Brighton seafront while you’re at it. They’re offering a double-dare special, so two can zip for the price of one, but it’s only running until 28th October, so you’ll need to be quick. A sunset slide perhaps? Watch out for the haunted tower, though, there could be a thing or two waiting to give you a fright…
Offer valid until Sunday 28th October; BOGOF £8.50 to £18
Brighton Zip Wire, Madeira Dr, Brighton BN2 1TB


Happy Hawks

You haven’t had the true Brighton experience until you’ve watched a Whitehawk FC game. If you didn’t think you’re into football, then it’s likely you will be after sampling a few pints and hearing the joyful chants from ‘the Ultras’, the football club’s number one fans. So what makes it so special, we hear you ask? Well, the first thing you’ll notice is that it’s more about community than competition when you hand your tenner over at the stiles and embrace the welcoming supporters of the best semi-professional football team in Brighton (in our opinion, anyway!). Say hello to the Ultras (you can’t miss them, listen out for Blue Beard the drummer), grab yourself a drumstick and get singing as they take on Harlow Town. We guarantee you’ll enjoy their playful chants and you might even end up watching a bit of the football, too.
Saturday 27th October, 3.00pm kick-off; £10 cash, kids go free
Whitehawk Football Club, TerraPura Ground, East Brighton Park, The Avenue, Brighton BN2 5TS

People, purpose and party
We were lucky enough to meet the founder of The Social Society Toni Finnimore today at TEDx Brighton, but we’ve been following what she’s been up to for a little while, so we’re super-excited to share that The Social Society officially launches today. A club for social good, it’s the first of its kind and will support six grassroots projects, charities and groups per year (including The Real Junk Food Project and Gig Buddies right now), helping to provide vital funding, campaigning and volunteer training. We like the sound of that! There’s a monthly membership fee that goes directly to funding the chosen community projects and, if you sign up, you can get involved in their monthly social events that contribute to social good, too, offering your time and skills to the charities they support. So what are you waiting for? Head to their launch party this Saturday evening and get yourself signed up.
Saturday 27th October, 7.00pm; free
Cafe Plenty, 3-4 Circus Parade, New England Road, Brighton BN1 4GW

Pick your poison

With Halloween weekend comes creepy cocktails and Malmaison are back with some devilishly tasty mixes. Head down to the Marina this weekend and you can try three of their seasonal concoctions, all for only £6 each. They’re available until 7th November, so there’s plenty of time to work your way through them, but which would you go for? Their Black Margarita is finished with blue colouring to add to the pretty potion, whilst their Corpse Reviver is a gin-based cocktail with a dash of absinthe and the Mezcal Asylum will warm your bewitching cockles, based on brandy and Mezcal. We’ll have one of each, please, barkeep.
Available until 7th November; £6 each
Chez Mal, Malmaison, 11 Mermaid Walk, Brighton BN2 5WA

Sunday scream with the Hallowclean (featured image)
Now you can mix ghosts with good deeds, as the Pier 2 Pier Beach Clean have teamed up with Brighton & Hove recycling and refuse to bring us the second Silent Disco Hallowclean Beach Clean and, quite frankly, we can’t wait to get freaky. Head down to the beach on Sunday and add some sexy headphones to your costume as there will be three music channels for you to get down to while you hunt for trash. There will be prizes for the best up cycled costume, too, so what more could you want on top of some Halloween hits pumping and a fun bunch of freaks? We’ll see you there! If you are popping down, remember to bring your own reusable bag for collecting litter (and a refundable £5 deposit or ID/bank card for the headphones!).
Sunday 28th October; 11.00am – 2.00pm; free
Meet at the BA i360, Lower Kings Road, BN1 2LN
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Photo credits: Hugo Michiels (Double dare)