Brighton events to go to in November

The nights may be drawing in and the necessity for layers increased, but Brighton is still alive and well with a whole host of great things to see and do this November! 

Royal Pavilion Ice Rink @ Pavilion Gardens

From the 4th November: Sessions from 10am-10pm tickets from £13

You may have already spotted it on your commute to/from work or you may be completely unaware BUT the much loved Ice Rink at the Pavilion is back once again to get all Brightonian's excited about welcoming the winter months. Whether you want to whizz around the ice or simply enjoy a drink under some twinkling lights it is always worth a visit.

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The Retro Reload @ The North Laine

Friday 10th November: 8.30pm FREE

The Retro Reload is the place to be if you are crying out to dance the night away. Playing only the very best of the '90s and '00s rock, pop, dance and r&b this is guarenteed to bring back fond memories and result in an inevitable sore throat from singing 'all the small things'. Count me in! 

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Kingdom & Female Trouble present Kings vs Queens @ The Latest Music Bar

Friday 10th November: 7:30pm tickets £10

A BG favourite - but this time the gorgeous Kings are teaming up with some fierce Queens for a drag battle that is guaranteed to be a memorable night. Head down for a Queer Fair with photography from Lucy Le Brocq & Veronika Teo, clothing from Gender Free World and art from Seth Corbin & Frankie Fagerty-Evans - the perfect place to stock up on Christmas presents! And to top it all off, there will be a glitter make-up bar from Headblush!
 

Chocolate Workshop & Prosecco @ The North Laine Brewhouse

Tuesday 14th November: 7.30pm-9.30pm tickets £28

For those of you who not only love eating chocolate but want the chance to peep behind the curtain and see how it is done, this chocolate workshop is perfect. Led by Cheeky Cacaou’s experienced tutor, all of the ingredients are organic and free from animal products, refined cane sugar, gluten, palm oil, additives and preservatives. It's time to don your aprons and get creative in a truly delicious way!

The Heatwave presents: Hot Wuk @ Concorde 2

Friday 17th November: 11pm-3am tickets £8

This instalment of Hot Wuk will be just as pumped as those that have come before it! Juggling brand new dancehall and all time bashment classics, this night will allow you to relive the days of summer (no matter how short they may have been), get your sweat on and feel the carnival vibe. 

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Sexy - Vanessa Kisuule @ Brighton Dome

Friday 17th and Saturday 18th November: 7.30pm tickets £10 concession, £12 standard

Vanessa Kisuule's show aims to explore our obsession with 'sexy' through spoken word, comedy and a cheeky bit of burlesque to boot. A woman not afraid to put it all out there, Vanessa will leave you feeling empowered and no doubt hella sexy!

Vintage Brighton’s Vintage Fair @ The Dome

Sunday 19th November: 10am-4pm tickets £4

Thirty hand-picked vintage and vintage-inspired traders will be at The Dome ready for you to scope out that new statement piece, get some early Christmas inspiration or treat yourself to a new winter purchase. 

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Changing the culture: survivors' network open space @ Friends Meeting House

Wednesday 29th November: 10am-4pm tickets free (but bookable)

The Survivors' Network will be hosting a discussion day looking at the culture around sexual violence. With the recent media coverage of these issues, it is events like this that can make a real impact in our own backyards. This event is free and open to people of all genders and professions. You do not have to identify as a survivor to attend, but you do have to join in creating a safe and creative a space for discussion of the challenging subject matter.

Written by Holly.

Arts, SocialHolly Foster