10 Brighton events to go to in August

August is undoubtedly one of Brighton's busiest months because of Pride, but that isn't all there is to do. So while Pride is NOT to be missed (it's going to have it's very own list) we don't want you to miss out on the other wonderful events Brighton has to offer either.

Celebrate the second half of summer by doing everything from bouncing around an inflatable obstacle course to gorging yourself on unholy amounts of Gorgonzola at the cheese festival...

Swing Dance taster class @ The Open Market

Saturday 5th August: 11am, free

Brighton Lindyhoppers are bringing you a free taster session to learn how to swing dance. Don't worry, it's for beginners, so if you're a stranger to swing you will be eased in with fun and simple steps.

Drawing Club @ The Hope and Ruin

Tuesday 8th August: 6.30pm-9.30pm, free

Get creative at the Hope and Ruin and doodle away the evening at this session hosted by Cult Milk. You might even win some free beer in the drawing competitions, and with 'Most Imaginative Dick Drawing' as a category you best start sharpening your HBs.

Cheese Fest @ Victoria Gardens

Saturday 12th - Sunday 13th August: £4/5

Hello, is it halloumi you're looking for? Well you won't brie disappointed with this e-damn fine event (that was the last pun, promise). To be honest, we think this is the best event of the year, unless you're vegan or lactose intolerant, of course. Ticket prices depend on what time you go, just make sure you buy one now. We camembert the thought of you missing out. (Sorry.)

 

Pride and Prejudice @ Brighton Open Air Theatre

Thursday 17th August: 7pm-10pm, £15

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a Brighton Girl in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a live theatre adaption of Pride and Prejudice. Commemorate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death by enjoying this take on one of the most famous books of all time in Brighton's wonderful outdoor theatre.

 

Free the Nipple 2017 @ Brighton Seafront

Saturday 19th August: 3pm-7pm, free

Reclaim ownership of your voice down at the seafront and celebrate the human body in all it's glory. It's all about self-love and challenging societal norms. Get naked or cover up, this event is all about you and your body and what you want to do with it. What's not to love?

 

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The Labyrinth Challenge (the World's Longest Inflatable) @ Brighton Racecourse

Saturday 19th - Sunday 20th August: £2.50/27

A great activity for you if you are bouncing off the walls and don't know what to do with all that energy, take on the World's Longest Inflatable. If you don't fancy taking on the challenge you can opt for a cheaper ticket and just have access to the Labyrinth Village. As well as the inflatable there will be entertainers, rides, laser tag and more, so there's definitely something for everyone. 

Deap Valley @ The Haunt

Thursday 24th August: 7pm-10pm, £13.50

The smoking ladies of Deap Vally don’t need boots to walk all over you. They are bringing their blues-rock sounds and badass attitudes back to Brighton this August, what more could you want?

Hairspray outdoor screening @ Preston Manor

Friday 25th August: 7pm-10pm/45pm, £11

Join the nicest kids in town and watch Tracy Turnblad take on TV and societal standards in this cult classic that will leave you itching to put on your dancing shoes. Just remember it is NOT the remake, but while you may miss John Travolta's Edna, in return you can see Blondie's Debbie Harry as Velma Von Tussle. A very reasonable trade-off.

 

Brighton Thai Festival 2017 @ Preston Park

Saturday 26th - Sunday 27th August: £4 per day

Enjoy the spirit of Thailand and experience Thai culture for yourself. Taste some of the wonderful traditional foods on offer, watch a traditional Thai costume parade and drink in the Thai beer garden. 

Fiddler's Street Festival @ Fiddler's Elbow

Sunday 27th August: 12pm-3am, free

Celebrate the Bank Holiday weekend in style with the street party at Fiddler's Elbow. Hosting an outside stage, a gin bar and live music for ten whole hours, you can party into the small hours with ease. 

Written by Amy.

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