THURSDAY 31/5

HISTORY / THEATRE /FAMILIES / FRINGE

MAGNUS VOLKS’ ELECTRIC TRAIN OF THOUGHT AT THE VOLKS RAILWAY (MADEIRA DRIVE): from 1130

Victorian inventor Magnus Volk is brought to life and explains the  challenge of making an electric train run along the coast out at sea! Your ticket will also get you £1 off a ride on the present-day Volks Railway. The performance lasts 20 minutes and is hourly from 1130-1530. For event and venue details, click here.

Tickets: £5 / £3

FITNESS

LIFEFIT FITNESS CLASS AT ST MARY’S CHURCH HALL: 1945-2015.

To busy to go to the gym? Or do you find exercise classes too frantic? This is a weekly, slow-motion fitness class, lasting only 30 minutes and limited to 10 people. It’s led by qualified personal trainer and pilates instructor Ben and fitness instructor-in-training Vic. For more information, contact Ben 07855 850 733 or Vic 07792 968 974. For venue details, click here.

COMEDY / FRINGE

COMEDY ROCKET – BEST OF THE FEST AT JUNKYARD DOGS:2000-2100

Cheerful, friendly venue Junkyard Doges hosts comedy all the year round — and every night during the Fringe and Festival. Tonight, Comedy Rocket regular host Ali Macfarlan presents a selection of some of the best comedy performers currently in town. For event and venue details, click here. 

Tickets: £5

FOR DETAILS OF OTHER BRIGHTON FRINGE EVENTS IN KEMPTOWN TODAY, CLICK HERE. 

FAMILIES / KIDS / COMBAT

LED LIGHT SABRE TRAINING AT BRIGHTON YOUTH CENTRE: 1800, 1900, 2000

Channel your inner Luke Skywalker at these innovative combat training classes, using LED ‘Star Wars’-style light sabres. Organisers Silver Sabres have an ‘armoury’ of sabres for students to use. There are three classes on Thursdays: 1800 for kids, 1900 mixed levels — and 2000 for adults. Fo more about Silver Sabres, click here. For venue details, click here. 

Tickets: £8 / £6

DRAMA / ACTING

YOUNG ACTORS GROUP AT ST MARY’S CHURCH : 1600 (JUNIORS), 1805 (SENIORS)

Weekly drama classes, run by theatre professionals, for young people aged between 8 and 19 in two locations in Kemptown: St Mary’s Church tonight – and Dorset Methodist Church on Saturdays. The Young Actors Group runs a number of schools across the southeast and has won an award for Best Young Production the Brighton Fringe. They also run a talent agency which has placed young talent in films, TV series, commercials and West End shows. Class members get a chance to write and direct their own material — and to take part in a theatre performance at Easter. The session for Juniors (8-11 years) is 1600-1800, and for Senior (12-15 years) is 1805-2005.  For more information see the YAG website or contact info@theyoungactorsgroup.com

COMMUNITY

SING FOR BETTER HEALTH AT PATCHING LODGE: 1030-1200

You don’t have to be a seasoned singer to join this weekly group, which supports people who are older or have health challenges such as breathing difficulties, Parkinson’s, depression, Alzheimer’s, MS, stroke, heart conditions, cancer, or mental health problems. The group practices relaxation, stretching and breathing exercises, and sings songs together. Sessions take place at Patching Lodge which is on the corner of Freshfield Rd and Eastern Rd, opposite the Gala Bingo Hall.

Click here for more details and links to the Sing for Better Health website or contact organiser Udita Everett on 01273 556755 or 07969 129992

QUIZ 

QUIZ  WITH QUIZ MASTER DEEN AT THE BARLEY MOW: 2000

A lot of fun to be had at this weekly quiz at the cosy Barley Mow, with rounds including arts and entertainment, sport, musical intros, science and nature, general knowledge, a picture round … and the acclaimed plasticine round, which has a bonus prize. Teams up to seven people. For venue details, click here.

Entry: £1.50 per player.