what to do this weekend: 13th july – 15th july

It’s been a great week for ice-cream, beer and fun in the sun, and as we head into the weekend, the fun doesn’t stop there. You’ll also be pleased to know that it’s looking like the sun has well and truly got his hat on too, so here are some of the best ways to spend your weekend. Enjoy our picks!

A Storm in a Teacup
Food is big on our agenda at BOTI, so, if like us you enjoy munching your way around the Brighton & Hove food scene, then why not kick your weekend off early and head to Metrodeco in Kemptown for their Summer Feast with Cocktails on Thursday 12th July. Their Storm in a Teacup event sees them join forces with cook and food historian Sam Bilton of Repast Supper Club, bringing great food and delicious cocktails to celebrate 90 years since women achieved the same voting rights as men. The menu is inspired by some of the most respected female food writers of the 20s & 30s including Ruth Lowinsky, Mrs C. F. Leyel, Helen Simpson & Alice Martineau. It kicks off at 7.00pm and you’ll tuck into a welcome drink and three cocktails matched three-course supper.
Thursday 12th July, 7-10pm; Tickets £55pp; To book call Helen on 01273 677243 or Sam on 07525 159005
Metrodeco, 38 Upper St James’s St, Brighton BN2 1JN
Metrodeco Facebook event

Vegan festival double whammy
The Cowley Club open their doors for another Vegan Beer & Cider festival this weekend, but this time they are having a three day Vegan Extravaganza! With a jam-packed line-up of music, food and drinks, we are IN. There will be a BBQ and drinks to suit everyone’s tastes including vegan ale, stouts, lagers, ciders, non-alcoholic fermented drinks such as kombucha and kefir and a shed load of herbal teas and coffees too. With over 30 different brews from 16 local producers, you will be spoilt for choice. On Friday they’ll be hosting a Meet The Brewer event to give you the chance to chat with local artisan brewers or join them on Sunday for a scrumptious Sunday roast prepared by Brighton Hunt Saboteurs, with live music in the evening too. If that sounds like your kind of thing, Saturday also welcomes the Vegan Festival to Brighton for the first time, bringing tasty vegan food, clothing, talks and demos from some amazing cruelty-free people and businesses to the Brighton Dome.
Friday 13th July – Sunday 15th July, from 6pm Friday.
Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UR
Vegan Beer and Cider Festival Facebook page

Get Under the Skin of Brighton artists

Opening on Friday 13th July, Under the Skin will be popping up at Pop-Up Brighton, bringing you the official exhibition of Trans Pride Brighton. It’s a free platform for trans and non-binary artists to display their work during Trans Pride week (until 22nd July) in the prideful pop-up on the seafront, which runs until the end of August. Guest curated by trans artist and life model Jared Cobain, they have been inundated with submissions, so it’s guaranteed to be a great exhibition here in the city. We’ll see you there!
Friday 13th July 6-10pm, Saturday 14th – Saturday 21st July 11am-6pm, Sunday 22nd July 11am-2pm; free entry
Pop-Up Brighton, 76-81 Kings Road Arches, Brighton, BN1 2FN

This is not a HOAX (featured image)
It’s the final weekend of HOAX at ONCA, an installation and series of workshops aiming to re-position participants within the sticky conversation about climate change. The last ‘Pronto’ will be happening on Friday 13th July, so head down to ONCA at 11am and immerse yourself in their workshop ‘Re-imagining the stories we tell’. Drawing on different approaches to story-telling and voice work, including Roy Heart, Dario Fo and Augusto Boal, Sarah Fraser and Ayesha Tansey will work with you to sculpt a story from idea to performance. If you need to keep the kids entertained, they’re hosting mask making on Saturday and Make a Play in A Day on Sunday.
Friday 13th July, 11am – 3pm; tickets £20 via Eventbrite
ONCA, 14 St George’s Place, Brighton, BN1 4GB, UK


See Sunday out with a boozy ice-cream
Roll up, roll up, as The Fix Soda Jerks prepare to serve their final scoops of boozy ice-cream for Brighton Cocktail Week. They’ve created a grown-ups’ playground downstairs in their secret bar offering 5 unique serves. YES PLEASE. From Barbers buttermilk gin and tonic sundae to Monkey Shoulder Whiskey ‘Penni-chillin”, we’d recommend getting down there before it ends on Sunday. Book a table if you can, as each cocktail is only £5 with a wristband and £7.50 without, so it’s likely to be busy.
Daily until Sunday 15th July, 6.30-11.00pm
Downstairs at The Fix, 33 Regency Square, Brighton BN1 2GG
Soda Jerks Facebook Event

weekendFamiliar Faces, Hidden Spaces
This Sunday 15th July, the Brighton Dome will be hosting their second Backstage Tour, taking you through the history of the Concert Hall. Once used as the stables for the Prince Regent’s horses, it has also hosted some moments in music history, including ABBA’s victory in the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest with Waterloo. You’ll be able to follow in the footsteps of music legends such as Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix and David Bowie, catching a rare glimpse of the entrance to the infamous tunnel to the Royal Pavilion. We’ve got our flares at the ready.
Sunday 15th July, 11am; Tickets £6.50
Brighton Dome, Church St, Brighton BN1 1UE

Photo credit: Kasia Rucinska (featured image)