10 events to go to in February
While it’s still cold and miserable out, with the sea mist that never seems to really go away, this glorious city that we call home has some amazing things going on this month that are definitely worth setting aside Netflix for.
Turn off that Gilmore Girls re-run, get out of the house, and go along to one of these fantastic events in February.
Nadia Reid @ The Green Door Store
10th February: 7pm, tickets £8
An amazing solo artist from New Zealand here on the European leg of her tour, she has a soulful voice that one Brighton Girl described as ‘wistful and folky- utterly brilliant’. What else could you want on a cold February eve? Tickets can be bought here.
Fabula Presents: Many Ways to Tell a Story @ Hove Museum
Until May 9th: free
This exhibition brings together 17 artists from the Fabula collective, who interpret and retell stories in different mediums ranging from 3D animation to photography. Go and experience something familiar in a new and exciting way! Opening times available here.
Photo Punk: 40 images from the birth of punk by Ian Dickson and Kevin Cummins @ Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
Until March 5th: free for local residence and £3.50 for special exhibits
A photo series which explores and documents the Punk era through the work of 2 iconic British photographers, famous for capturing some of the UK’s most influential musicians. Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the birth of Punk, it may not have been something that we remember but it certainly impacted British culture for years to come. Find out more here.
Royal Pavilion Basement and Tunnels Tour
13th February: 4.15pm (more dates available), tickets £10 in advance or £12.
A rare opportunity to take a glimpse into the history of Brighton’s most iconic buildings: The Pavilion. This event is well worth it for all of you history buffs, as at the end of the tour you get to see rooms that are normally closed to the public. Tickets and more info available here.
Moonlight Screening @ Duke of York Cinema
14th February: 9pm, tickets from £9
Moonlight is the story of an African-American gay man growing up in a USA that is perhaps even more intolerant than ever. This screening has been curated by the Eyes Wide Open Cinema, a queer film strand that explores the work and life of marginalised creatives.
Valentine’s Day Therapy Bad Book Project @ The Blue Man
16th February: 7.30pm, free
Are you in need of a laugh to relieve the disappointment of Valentine’s day? Or are you wanting to cut loose with some silliness? Then this event is just what you need - funny people reading from terribly written books. Find out more here.
The Rocky Horror Sing-a-Long, New Steine
17th February: tickets £12 (+£1.33 booking fee)
Part of the B Right On Festival, which runs during LGBT History Month. Now you can get your freak on and marvel at the outrageous performances of Dr. Frankinfurter and his monsters while you sing your heart out to The Time Wharp! Hosted by Brighton's own Davina Sparkle. Tickets and more info available here.
Folklore w/ George Ogilvie, TV Dinner & Catgod @ The White Rabbit
21st February: 8pm, free
Marking the return of a much loved Brighton Event, Folklore is back at the White Rabbit for a dose of great live music in the heart of the North Laines. If last time was anything to go by, it is likely to be busy, so get down there early if you want a seat. Find out more here.
Queer for Comedy @ The Malborough
24th of February: 8pm, tickets £5
A new comedy night that debuts new up-and-coming acts from Brighton and London. In the spirit of Brighton and in honour of LGBT History month, this event aims to be as inclusive as possible for the acts and audience alike. If you are out to laugh away those winter blues then this is for you! Tickets available here.
Brighton LGBTQ+ History Club @ Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
26th of February: 3pm, free
Round off LGBT history month at by attending the 5th edition of the History Club. This event will mark a new exhibition from the "Into the Outside: Building a Contemporary Queer Youth Archive" photoworks project, which uses photography for young people to share their experiences and perspectives on being LGBTQ+ in Brighton. A worthy cause that deserves our support. Find out more here.
Written by Holly.