11 Events For Every Brighton Girl In November

It’s that time of the year when leaving the house gets more difficult as the weather gets worse and your financial situation definitely isn’t ready for the festive season that is Christmas… Because money is tight and the time we want to spend leaving our cosy homes shall be limited, we don’t want to waste it!

Brighton Girl has prepared a list of 10 events in Brighton you better don’t miss:

1. Gal Pals 90’s Party at Komedia - 9th of November

Image by Gal Pals

Image by Gal Pals

The Gal Pals party for queer women is coming back to Brighton once again and this time it takes us back to the 90’s! Get ready for a lot of Destiny’s Child, Britney Spears and Spice Girls, just to name a few! Put on your fave 90’s looks, because there will be a competition with 90s themed prizes! The Brighton Girl team will be there and we’re also having some pre-drinks. Get in touch, or otherwise - see you at KOMEDIA, 11pm!

2. Brighton Girl Coffee Meet Up At Marwood - 11th of November

Don’t miss out on our monthly BG Coffee Meet Up at Marwood this Sunday starting at 11 AM as per usual. Join us for a cup of coffee and a nice piece of cake; it’s Sunday! See some familiar faces and maybe even meet some new friends.

3. Make-Do at Pop Up Brighton - 16th/17th/18th of November


Third year Brighton Graphic Design and Illustration students are throwing a weekend with a variety of workshops and drawing events, as well as third year work being on display and for sale. Kicking off with a BYOB party from 6-10pm on Friday, which is £3 entry, with all money going towards our degree show fundraising. Then on Saturday there will be stamp printing and bauble making workshops and a Dada inspired zine making workshop on Sunday. The workshops on Saturday and Sunday are suitable for all ages.

4. Fairytale Fare at the Open Market - 10th/11th of November

The Christmas market at the Open Market offers 45 stalls by local designers and gives you the chance to do some Christmas shopping! Enjoy some of the homemade treats and support local designers by buying some one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts you won’t find anywhere else. The Fairytale Market takes place over this whole weekend from Saturday, 10th November, 11 AM, until Sunday, 11th November, 4 PM.

5. Luma: Live Film Scoring At Pop-Up Brighton- 24th November

Image by Luma

Image by Luma

Enjoy an evening of film and live musical at Pop-Up Brighton for the launch of Luma. 4 different artists will screen their shortfilms accompanied by their own soundtracks. Book your tickets early and also get a free glass of wine on entry! Live film scoring starts at 8 PM on Saturday, 24th November.

6. Anti Sweatshop Swap Shop At Merkaba - 23rd of November

Help putting an end to throwaway fashion and join us at the clothes swap party at Merkaba on Friday, 23rd November, at 7 PM. Bring up to 10 items, refresh your winter wardrobe and enjoy some drinks with us.

Check out the facebook event for more details here.

7. Reclaim the night: March against street harassment and rape culture - 30th November

Image by FemRock and Survivors’ Network

Image by FemRock and Survivors’ Network

We all know that scary feeling we get when we’re walking home alone at night and feel like someone is following us. Too many times we’ve had to put up with harassment, violence and if worse comes to worst in some cases even rape. All women are invited to march with us from the Brighton Station on Friday, 30th November, at 6 PM.

8. Reclaim the night: felt banner making At Marborough Theatre - 19th of November

Join us on Monday, 19th November, at 7.30 PM at Marlborough Pub & Theatre to make banners for the march. There will be a workshop, drinks and lovely people. Be there for £10 (which includes all materials and tutoring), bring your friends and prepare yourselves for the march!

9. Brighton Girl Drinks Meet Up At Bottom’s Rest - 28th of November


Enjoy some drinks with us at the Bottom’s Rest on Wednesday, 28th November, at 7 PM. Get together with the Brighton Girl community and get to know some new people and have some lovely chats. Can’t wait to see you there!

10. Call me by your name - Brighton Girl Book Club At Marwood - 20th of November

This month’s book Call me by your name by Andre Aciman will be discussed on Tuesday, 20th November, starting at 6.30 PM at Marwood’s. Join the Brighton Girls talking about this amazing book over drinks.

11. Brighton LGBTQ+ History Club feat. Campbell X - 25th of November

Award-winning filmmaker Campbell X will lead this session and question why queer people of color are constantly being erased from queer as well as POC history. This event is open to everyone who is interested in social justice and queer history. Join us at the Brighton Museum & Art Gallery on Sunday, 25th November, at 3 PM.

Written by Michelle Pantke.