10 Brighton events to go to in July

Summer is well and truly in swing (even if the clouds haven't got the memo) and some of Brighton's iconic events are comin' at ya. More than anything, July means festivals! Lots of lovely independent festivals to get your teeth stuck into, from babelicious music to peaceful reflection. 

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FEMROCK Fest 2017 @ Green Door Store

Saturday 1st July: 2pm-10.30pm, tickets £10 adv/£12 otd/£8 conc

Support your local girl gangs at this creative music event as Porridge Radio, DREAM NAILS and other bodacious babes come together to promote women in music. Be sure to check out the marketplace where you can fulfil all your feminist needs.

Kitty Glitter Summer Party @ Komedia

Friday 7th July: 11pm-3am, tickets £5 adv/£3 conc

The Kitty Glitter Collective returns with a summer party set to the sounds of disco, house, techno and more. The theme is glamour and excess so be sure to express yourself. Don't be surprised when you're still finding glitter everywhere months later.

Brighton Yoga Festival 2017 @ Hove County Cricket Ground

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th July: Free

Relax and recharge your chakras at the UK's largest free yoga festival that hosts talks and classes by some of the best yogis around. Right Om.

Gin Festival @ Hilton Brighton Metropole

Saturday 15th July: 12pm or 6.30pm, tickets £12.50

With 120 different gins to try out at this two-day event, you won't want to miss out. There will be plenty to do ,with live entertainment, cocktail demos and talks from some of the finest gin producers in the world. A must for gin-lovers. 

March of the Mermaids 2017 @ Brighton Seafront

Saturday 15th July: 12pm-12am, free

Get your fins out for the fifth annual March of the Mermaids. Meet at Hove Lawns before 3pm and march your way along the seafront to raise awareness for marine conservation and the protection of sea life. There's no charge to join in the fun but a £3 donation is suggested. Sea you there.

 

Moulin Rouge Outdoor Screening @ Preston Manor

Sunday 16th July: 7pm-11.30pm, tickets £11

Music, truth, beauty and love: this film has it all. Watch this classic in the comfort of the great outdoors and hope it's dark when you start bawling at the ending. 

Bad Book Project @ The Blue Man

Thursday 20th July: 7.30pm-11pm, free

Listen to funny people read bad books at July's edition of this monthly event. The readings start at 8, so make sure you get yourself there beforehand to grab a drink at the bar and settle in for a side-splitting evening.

A Rad 80s Party @ Sticky Mike's

Friday 21st July: 11pm-3.30am, free

Party til the early hours to the sounds of Blondie, Wham! and Madonna in your best big hair and leg warmers. It's totally free too. Bitchin'.

Trans Pride @ Brunswick Square Gardens

Saturday 22nd July: 1pm-6pm, free

Support the transgender community and enjoy music, spoken-word and poetry at this all-inclusive event.

Pop Up Pug Cafe Brighton @ Cafe Plenty

Saturday 22nd July: 10am-4pm, tickets £5

The Pug Cafe is back! Pug owners and pug lovers can meet and mingle at this event that has returned for a second time due to popular demand. As the only cafe of it's kind, it's not one to miss.  It's booking-only so don't hesitate to make sure you get your pug-fix.

 

Written by Amy.

ArtsBrighton Girl