SUNDAY 3/6

ARTISTS’ OPEN HOUSES

THE AOH KEMPTOWN TRAIL: (OPENING TIMES VARY)

Brighton’s Artists’ Open Houses is a wonderful annual event where artists display their works in private houses, small galleries and other, more unexpected locations. It’s well established in Kemptown, with 21 venues this year. There is a ‘Kemptown Trail’ stretching and criss-crossing Kemptown and Queens Park from St James St to the Marina. What better way to enjoy the artistic atmosphere which takes hold of Brighton in May? For details of the Kemptown Trail, and venue opening times click here.

VISUAL ART / FRINGE

MUSEUM OF ORDINARY PEOPLE AT THE SPIRE: 1100-1900

An interesting idea: a temporary museum (in an atmospheric former church) of new exhibitions celebrating ‘the ripples that ordinary people leave behind.’ it includes, for example, an archive of possessions of a Brighton woman who lived during the 70s. Curators are theatre maker Jolie Booth and artist Lucy Malone. For venue and event details, click here.

Entry : free (donations)

KIDS / FAMILIES / COMEDY / FRINGE

BE ORIGINAL ! WITH LORRAINE BOWEN AT THE MARLBOROUGH THEATRE: 1430-1530

If you watch Britain’s Got Talent, you may remember Lorraine Bowen, with her ironing board piano and her ‘Crumble’ song which won the heart of David Walliams (There’s a reminder here). Today she brings along her unique portfolio of songs, games and creative challenges for kids aged 6-11. For venue and event details, click here.

Tickets: £9.50 / £7.50

CABARET / FRINGE

DOPPEL DIETRICH AT THE NEW STEINE HOTEL: 2030-2200

Patricia Hartshorne transforms herself into the iconic Marlene Dietrich – ‘the woman who answered to nobody – not even Adolf Hitler!’ For ticket and venue details, click here

Tickets: £10

CABARET / FRINGE

A MUSICAL HISTORY OF 24 GEORGE ST AT BOM-BANE’S: 1900-2130

Trace an imagined history of those who have inhabited what is now Bom-Bane’s cafe at 24 George St from  400 to the present day Bom-Bane’s, all with a delicious home-cooked dinner. For event and venue details, click here.

Tickets: £25 / £12.50

COMEDY / FRINGE

GOOD KIDS: BLANK CANVAS AT JUNKYARD DOGS: 1830-1925

Good Kids describe themselves as ‘Cult sketch-comedy cowboys’. For event and venue details, click here.

Entry: free

BAR / COCKTAILS / FRINGE

THE SPIRE FESTIVAL BAR AT THE SPIRE: 1800 (ALL WEEKEND)

The Spire is a magical arts space in the former St Marks Chapel on Eastern Road — very close to Marmalade. As well as being a venue for performances during the Fringe/Festival, it has also transformed itself into an atmospheric bar, with the promise of ‘unusual art, curious performance and live music’at 9pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. For details, click here.

Entry: free

COMEDY/FRINGE

NEIL O’ROURKE & PATRICK SPICER: COOL DUDE ISLAND AT JUNKYARD DOGS: 1600-1700

Acclaimed comic talent Neil O’Rourke (Irish Comedian of the Year 2017 Finalist) and Patrick Spicer (Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2018 Nominee) are the (p)residents of the coolest island off the coast of Brighton: Cool Dude Island. For more details of the show and venue, click here.

Entry: free

CABARET

DOPPEL DIETRICH AT THE NEW STEINE HOTEL: 1730-1900

Patricia Hartshorne transforms herself into the iconic Marlene Dietrich – ‘the woman who answered to nobody – not even Adolf Hitler!’ For ticket and venue details, click here

Tickets: £10

COMEDY / FRINGE 

CAUSTIC COMEDY AT THE LATEST MUSIC BAR: 2200

Two acts in the Caustic Comedy line-up tonight: Steve Carlin & Will Franken. For event and venue details, click here.

Tickets: £8.50 / £7.50