Every week we’re treated to creative, quirky, fun events across the city, but that gets kicked up a notch this week with the beginning of Brighton Fringe.

I love the fringe – each year the iconic arts festival delivers a dizzying array of arty events across the city – but instead, today I’d like to take you on an alternative (and varied) trip around some of the other more hidden events on offer…

DJs: Total Blam Blam at Hotel Pelirocco FREE
Saturday, 6th of May, 8pm until midnight

Dubbed as “a club night for punks, pissheads and pretty things” Total Blam Blam DJs Jayney Blamblam and Richey Watson will give you the glam rock, Goth, pop, Motown night to start your May off right.

Set in Brighton’s sauciest boutique hotel it is bound to be a night you won’t forget. So dress to impress and discover (or re-discover) some old favourites and some new bangers.

Find out more here.

Collisions at Lighthouse £5
From Saturday, 6th of May until Sunday, 28th of May

Nyarri Morgan. Photo Credit: Piers Mussared.

Brighton Fringe sometimes overshadows the Brighton Festival, also starting this week.

One of my top picks from the festival this year is Collisions, a virtual reality film experience. The film follows Lynette Walworth in conversation with Nyarri Morgan, a Martu Elder, sixty years after he witnessed an atomic test in Western Australia. He shares his perspective on the Martu way of caring for the planet.

Presented by Brighton Festival and Lighthouse, and assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, only 12 ticket holders get to go along to each screening so grab yours quick.

Read more and purchase tickets here.

Grace and Danger – Artworks by Julia Wager at Proud Country House FREE
Friday, 3rd of March until Sunday, 4th of June

I said varied, remember!

Whilst this started in March I thought it a worthy edition to this list. It’s Proud Country House’s first exhibition, and it features drawings of “mankind’s closest and most noble companions”.

Proud Country House and Stanmer Park is somewhere we don’t often think of as ‘Brighton’ but its long history and elegance is certainly worth exploring. After all, difference is what makes this city shine.

The drawings and bronze statues on display explore the beauty and spirit of the horse. Worth checking it out if you’re up for a sophisticated afternoon appreciating some fantastic pieces of art.

Check it out here.


Great, right? Let us know if you explore any of them.