It may be Blue Monday, aka the most depressing day of the year (as we’re all broke from Christmas, payday seems like F-O-R-E-V-E-R a way and well, the weather is bleurgh) but there’s plenty of things just around the corner that we can’t wait for.
Here are just a few things coming in 2018 up that we hope will help to beat those January blues:
My One Amazing Life
On 24th January, don’t miss My One Amazing Life – a free community event created to inspire, educate and amaze young people in Brighton through a series of incredible short talks given by a range of amazing speakers at Komedia. Find out more here.
Brighton Half Marathon
We don’t know about you (and maybe not if you’re a runner!) but we love the Brighton days where the whole city seemingly comes out to cheer on those running for a good cause. Get your posters ready, your voice warmed up and wrap up to join us and so many more supporters along the 13.1 mile route for the Brighton Half Marathon on 25th February. The full marathon takes place on 15th April.
Brighton Wine Week
Wine-lovers, this one’s for you. Join Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival for their headline event – Brighton Wine Week! Running 6th – 15th April, this citywide wine-based week includes a tapas and wine weekend, one day Brighton Wine Festival, themed international wine dinners and tastings and masterclasses. Count us in!
Who doesn’t love Brighton Fringe? Taking place from 4th May (hello Bank Holiday!) until 3rd June, this month-long celebration of Brighton’s creative scene always has a jam-packed brochure of wonderful (and yeah, we’ll admit, sometimes wacky) performances and workshops being hosted throughout the city. There’s a reason it’s the largest arts festival in England, y’know!
Artists Open Houses
May might feel like a long way off (yep, we’re already dreaming about those long weekends, beach BBQ’s and light evenings) but it is just a few months away. While your diary is still looking pretty clear though, make sure you leave time to explore Artists Open Houses. One of our favourite things to do each year, this fun four week-long festival sees the city’s artists and makers open their doors for visits from the public, which means 1) you get to chat to talent artists about their wares and 2) it’s a great opportunity to explore the city and have a good ole nosey too.
OK, so this has turned into a bit of an ode to May and the arts, but we really can’t wait for Brighton Festival! Running from 5th – 28th May! The annual celebration of music, theatre, dance, circus, art, film, literature, debate, outdoor and family events – takes place in venues both familiar and unusual across Brighton & Hove for three weeks every May. This year’s Guest Director is Brighton-based visual artist David Shrigley. Hurry. Up. May.
Of course, there’s always something going in on in Brighton, so we’ll be bringing you news on lots of other lovely events throughout the year too!
Want to tell us about your event? Email our editor Shelley: Shelley@brightonstylemag.com.