In 1981, the painter Ned Hoskins opened his house to the public to show and sell his artwork. A year later more artists decided to do so with their own paintings. 30 years on and the event has grown so much to become the first and the biggest of its kind in UK, generating over £1mil in sales every year. Ned’s work, which is constantly developing his work, is inspired by landscape and he will be showing paintings and drawings from throughout his career. 109 Stanford Avenue, Brighton BN1 6FA. Find out the more!
April 12-13 / 26-27 and more…
Like every year, the L2B Cycle is due to start as the good season approaches. It takes one day to complete but it is rather interesting and relaxing as it passes through some lovely Sussex countryside and England’s newest National Park, the South Downs. It starts from the usual Clapham Common in London. Book a ticket here.
16/04/2014 – 27/04/2014
Almost two weeks dedicated to eating and drinking in Brighton & Hove. A great celebration of local produce, with restaurants, growers, bars and food retailers, all taking part. It is one of the biggest in UK and it supports farmers markets and the Brighton Restaurant Association. Get fat!! For more info click here.
Hove Park - 13/04/2014
Ever wanted to be mistaken for a chicken and run free-range through the park? Well this is the time of your life because it is actually about to happen in the form of an extravagant charity event in Hove Park named Brighton Chicken Run 2014! A 5 km run dressed as a chicken and a 500 metre one for children always with the provided outfit. Marvellous. Find out more here.
Here it comes! Thousands of runners are getting ready to literally invade the city of Brighton for the 99th consecutive year. The road race run is over a distance of 26 miles. On 2013 the race has reached a 20% increase on entries counting over 18.000. A massive number considering the narrow streets of tiny Brighton. Hopefully this year there won’t be more or the whole town will face sudden sinking in the cold water of the sea…Thousands also will be the Brighton seagulls expected due to the obvious abundance of food from the participants and the audience. So bring an umbrella just in case. Here’s further details.
12/04/2014 – 21/04/2014
Komedia presents Hijack Children’s Festival. A nine day cultural event designed particularly for children aged 3 – 11 years and their families, taking place in the heart of Brighton. It’s about innovative ideas and new ways of understanding and looking at their world and the city they live in. Some really interesting and cutting-edge programmes are to be expected as well as live events, outdoor exhibitions and workshops. Here for more details.
29/03/2014 – 30/03/2014 - Hove Centre
VegfestUK is coming back again filled with even more food, drinks, tastings, competitions, TV gurus, films, veggie cookery demos, entertainment, music, performances, talks and product presentations. Over 100 stalls will be at hand each day for you to explore, including a number of veggie specialist caterers. “It’s all about providing people with healthy options” says Tim Barford from VegfestUK, the organisers of the event. Find out more here!
With over 1,000 running, swimming and cycling events across the UK, Sainsbury’s Sport Relief is the one that will give you a chance to be part of the excitement at the heart of your community. It’s an important event to have fun, get active, gather with friends and family and raise money for charity. It features the Mile, plus new Swimathon and Cycle events.
Brighton Hilton Metropole 14/03/2014 – 16/03/2014
Ending captive circuses and promoting awareness about whales and dolphins has been one of the main missions by the promoters of Whalefest from the past 20 years or so. It takes place every year in Brighton and is one of the biggest in the world. In 1991 Brighton Aquarium’s captive dolphins were freed back to their Caribbean home. Come then to this incredible event to voice your support for the Long Swim to Freedom campaign, run by the World Cetacean Alliance in partnership with the Free Morgan Foundation and Nabu International.
Come to celebrate the 24th Sussex Beer & Cider Festival from the 6th to the 8th of March at Hove Town Hall. There will be something like 230 types of different beers on sale…and that isn’t exactly what’s available at your local pub around the corner…more beer than you can ever imagine… A large selection of ciders, perries, country wines and British and foreign bottled beers will also be there to keep you quiet and busy. If you look under 25 please bring an ID.