FRIDAY 14/12

CHRISTMAS / COMEDY

MUCH ADO ABOUT CRIMBO AT THE MARLBOROUGH THEATRE: 1930

Brighton icon Boogaloo Stu’s alter ego Derek Daniels teams up with ‘polyester queen’ Lorraine Bowen – the ‘Crumble Lady’ from Britain’s Got Talent for some festive fun. There’s a manmade fibre theme – and the audience is encouraged to dress ’70s. For venue details, click here.

Tickets: £12 / £10

CHRISTMAS / CABARET / MUSICAL

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN SISTERS AT BOM-BANES: 1815 & 2030

Bom-Banes’ Christmas musicals are always a treat – along with the tasty home cooked supper which comes with them. This year it’s Snow White. There are two performances a night. You’ll need to book ahead – 01273 606400. For venue details, click here.

Tickets: £27 adult / £14 (child) / £67.50 (family)

SATURDAY 15/12

CHRISTMAS / COMEDY

MUCH ADO ABOUT CRIMBO AT THE MARLBOROUGH THEATRE: 1930

Brighton icon Boogaloo Stu’s alter ego Derek Daniels teams up with ‘polyester queen’ Lorraine Bowen – the ‘Crumble Lady’ from Britain’s Got Talent for some festive fun. There’s a manmade fibre theme – and the audience is encouraged to dress ’70s. For venue details, click here.

Tickets: £12 / £10

 

ART / GIFTS

POP-UP ART EVENT AT THE VILLA STUDIO: 1300-1800 (ALSO SUNDAY)

If you are looking for artwork for your home – or for gifts before Christmas, you may be interested in visiting this pop-up event at The Villa Studio: a lovely new exhibition space in one of the tall, calm houses which overlook Brighton College playing fields. Interior designer and Kemptown resident Diana Garnier showcases the work of several Sussex-based artists, and many of the unusual items featured have a Brighton or even, in some cases, a Kemptown theme. There are beautiful prints, lampshades and other homeware by Ulrika Jarl, prints by Ilona Drew – including one of Madeira Terraces, clever and unusual wraps by felt maker Mirka Nowysz – and fabulous glass infusion work by Stephanie Else, some of which features the iconic silhouette of Brighton Pavilion. The Villa is at 11 Walpole Terrace BN2 0EB. There is a 10% discount and free gift-wrapping. The Pop-Up art event will run on weekends throughout November and December.

CHRISTMAS / CABARET / MUSICAL

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN SISTERS AT BOM-BANES: 1815 & 2030

Bom-Banes’ Christmas musicals are always a treat – along with the tasty home cooked supper which comes with them. This year it’s Snow White. There are two performances a night. You’ll need to book ahead – 01273 606400. For venue details, click here.

Tickets: £27 adult / £14 (child) / £67.50 (family)

 

LANGUAGE LEARNING / BREAKFAST

RENDEZ-VOUS PETIT DEJEUNER AT CUP OF JOE: 0900-1100

Would you like to improve or resurrect your french? Native french speaker Fabrice Camus hosts this french-speaking group every two weeks over a much-acclaimed breakfast in the friendly environment of Cup of Joe cafe.  He also holds a weekly evening group across the street at The Barley Mow. Allons! Parlons! For venue details, click here.  To book a place, contact Fabrice on 07704 188055

SPORT

SATURDAY PING PONG : ALL COMERS, ALL AGES AT BRIGHTON TABLE TENNIS CLUB: 1400

Now 11 years old, BTTC has long been a remarkable phenomenon of which Brighton can be truly proud. Friendly, welcoming, inclusive and expert, it brings the fun of Table Tennis to people of all ages and abilities. This afternoon everyone is welcome at their freshly renovated premises in Kemptown to play. For venue details, click here.

Entry: £4


SUNDAY 16/12

CHRISTMAS / CABARET / MUSICAL

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN SISTERS AT BOM-BANES: 1815 & 2030

Bom-Banes’ Christmas musicals are always a treat – along with the tasty home cooked supper which comes with them. This year it’s Snow White. There are two performances a night. You’ll need to book ahead – 01273 606400. For venue details, click here.

Tickets: £27 adult / £14 (child) / £67.50 (family)

ART / GIFTS

POP-UP ART EVENT AT THE VILLA STUDIO: 1300-1800 

If you are looking for artwork for your home – or for gifts before Christmas, you may be interested in visiting this pop-up event at The Villa Studio: a lovely new exhibition space in one of the tall, calm houses which overlook Brighton College playing fields. Interior designer and Kemptown resident Diana Garnier showcases the work of several Sussex-based artists, and many of the unusual items featured have a Brighton or even, in some cases, a Kemptown theme. There are beautiful prints, lampshades and other homeware by Ulrika Jarl, prints by Ilona Drew – including one of Madeira Terraces, clever and unusual wraps by felt maker Mirka Nowysz – and fabulous glass infusion work by Stephanie Else, some of which features the iconic silhouette of Brighton Pavilion. The Villa is at 11 Walpole Terrace BN2 0EB. There is a 10% discount and free gift-wrapping. The Pop-Up art event will run on weekends throughout November and December.

OPEN MIC / SPOKEN WORD

OPEN MIC AT THE MARLY: 1600-1900

A good way to spend your Sunday evening now that the nights have drawn in: you’re welcome to step up to the mic to perform poetry, do stand-up, juggle, sing – whatever.  If you can, email marlysuperstaff@gmail.com to reserve your slot -‘or just show up on the night and we will try to squeeze you in.’ For venue details, click here.