10 Events For Every Brighton Girl In December

The year is almost over and the holidays are approaching, but there’s still some time to kill. So, once again we’ve gathered a fine selection of events going on in Brighton at this festive and cold (it is crazy cold…) time of the year. We hope you can find something that suits you!

Here are 10 events no one should miss this festive season:

brighton etsy christmas market

1. Etsy Christmas Market - 1st of December

Whether you’re into jewellery, arts & crafts or skincare, you will find what you’re looking for at the Etsy Christmas Market. Many handmade and one-of-a-kind items are just waiting for you at the Dome on Saturday the 1st of December from 10AM. (free entry)

2. VEGAN CHRISTMAS EVENT AT THE OPEN MARKET - 2ND OF DECEMBER

You will be able to buy some eco-friendly and waste reducing gifts for your loved ones and enjoy some vegan Christmas treats! The event starts at 10 and there will be music and charity collections for Brighton’s homeless population.

3. Beach riot EP release show - 3rd of December

Pool Valley Recordings will be hosting Fuzz-Pop band ‘Beach Riot’s’ self-titled EP Show. As Pool Valley’s last event at Sticky Mikes before its closure, this show promises to be a good show, as ‘Beach Riot’ aim to give the crowd a reason to go ape. What differs about ‘Beach Riot’ is that they are not only genuinely great musicians but also super lovely people meaning the show is bound to carry a warm and welcoming vibe.

Beach Riots have already released a single from their new EP, ‘Good to Know (that I’m Still on Your Mind)’ which carries a catchy blend of both Rory O’Connors (vocals and guitar) and Cami Menditeguy (guitar and vocals) vocals as they harmonise alongside the twisting guitar riffs. The relatable lyrics of the song, with the theme of broken relationships, make it an enjoyable listen.

The band, formed in February 2017 have played a whole host of shows along the south coast, including supporting Don Broco at their recent Concorde 2 date. On the 3rd of December the band will be joined by a number of incredible support acts, including ‘Gaffa Tape Sandy,’ so if you enjoy pop music with a difference make sure to get down early for a great night of supporting local live music. Doors open 7.30. Tickets £4.50 in advance. (Written by Emma Sherar)

  Image by Pool Valley Recordings

Image by Pool Valley Recordings

4. Floss queer date night - 5th of December

Floss takes places every Wednesday and always hosts different themes. On the 5th you can bring a date… or meet one inside! There will be electronic music, visual art and performances. It’s a safe space for queers and entry is only £5!

  Image by FemRock

Image by FemRock

5. Late night shopping in the Laines - 6th of December

Over 100 shops in the Laines will be open later than usual and give you the opportunity to do some late night shopping. There will be discounts and refreshments. Check out the FB event to see which shops are taking part and will be open after 6PM on Thursday the 6th of December.

6. Fight for femrock - save your local girl gang - 7th of December

Help out raising money for the Brighton based organisation FemRock that celebrates and supports women in music. This event will feature the bands ORCHARDS, CURRLS and THRONE! Turn up at 7PM at the Green Door Store and bring your friends to save FemRock!

7. Brighton Girl afternoon coffee - 12th of december

Join us for some coffee and ice cream at Scoop and Scrump at 4.30PM on Wednesday, 12th December. BG will get 15% on the whole menu, so why not join for some lovely chats with familiar faces? Or even better… you might meet some new Brighton Girls!

brighton girl after work coffee meet up scoop and crumb

8. Lava elastic - the neurodiverse comedy event X-mas Xtravaganza - 14th of december

Lava Elastic is the UK's first openly neurodiverse comedy/performance/poetry night and it opens a platform for performers that usually face difficulties getting booked because of their neurodiversity. The show starts at 8PM at Sweet Werks and tickets are only £6! 

(Click here for Lydia’s review)

9. collage club by cult milk - 18th of December

This is a DIY event for every girl that loves to get artsy, enjoy a pint and make her own Christmas cards. Materials such as cards, images, scissors etc. will be provided. The Collage Club is free and starts at 6.30PM at The Hope And Ruin. Why not surprise everyone with your handmade Christmas cards!?

10. Brighton Girl book Club: The versions of us by Laura Barnett - 18th of December

We’re meeting for our monthly book club at 6.30PM at Marwood on Tuesday the 18th of December. This session’s discussion will focus on Laura Barnett’s ‘The Versions Of Us‘ and we’d love to see you all there while we enjoy some drinks and talk about the book. There’s still loads of time to get started!

Written by Michelle Pantke.