Saying that, we’re clearly not going to be heading outside quite yet so here’s some (mostly) indoor events to tide you over until Daylight Saving Time kicks in.
Wuthering Nights – 2 March – Green Door Store
A Kate Bush-themed party with Kate masks, Kate lyric posters, Kate underwear, Kate visuals, Kate capes, LOTS of Kate music and an otherwise-Kate inspired soundtrack. Who needs Heathcliff when you’ve got this?
Superhero Silent Disco Clean – 3 March – The Tempest Inn
Forget the pubs. Forget the bird whistle guy. Forget the ‘creative and inclusive atmosphere’. The beach is Brighton’s USP and we owe it to nature to keep it clean. Pick up some headphones and a litter grabber from The Tempest Inn, and dance while you clean. The Tempest are offering half-price bottomless branches for anyone that takes part, so you might as well write off Saturday.
Inclusive International Women’s Day Celebration – 8 March – Floor 5, PLATF9RM
Organised by Brighton Digital Women, with sponsorship from Pure360 and taking place on our very own Floor 5, this gender-inclusive prosecco reception will celebrate International Women’s Day. Mingle with Brighton’s brightest business minds and take part in their “gender parity promise photo booth”, where you’ll be encouraged to think about one thing you could do to help balance up the sexes.
Stargazing With Dark Skies Dan – 9 March – Beacon Hub Car Park
We’ve all been there: your smug neighbor imploring you to follow his protruding finger as he points at an infinitesimal night sky, saying, “Can’t you see it? It’s right…there. Alpha Centauri. Can’t you see it? Can’t you see it. Why can’t you see it, CARL?”
If you suffer from a lack of night-sky-smarts, try this free event at the Beacon Hub’s carpark. The enigmatically named Dark Skies Dan will bring three telescopes and be your guide for an evening of stargazing and celestial wonder.
(Brighton &) Hove Grown – 23 March until 1 April – Various venues
A festival for Brighton and Hove writers and performers to show off their newest work, (Brighton &) Hove Grown is the place to watch the city’s rawest and most dedicated talent. Taking place in various venues across the Western Road area, it’s one for the Hove heads.
While The Rest Were Sleeping - 28-29 March - The Old Market
An immersive VR theatre experience where the audience are tasked with solving a decades-spanning mystery that involves a mass disappearance, an elderly man’s death, AI and the relationship between an autistic child and his imaginary friend.
Sussex Beer & Cider Festival, 22-24 March, Brighton Racecourse
With over 60 breweries serving 150 ales, this is manna for all those who love the heady melange of hops and water. There’s also 40 ciders, a bunch of food and music offerings that are a necessary distraction from all the booze. For the best.
St Patrick’s Street Party - 16-19 March - Fiddler’s Elbow
A St Patrick’s street party a shamrock’s toss from West Street might inspire fear in many, but it is a Brighton tradition. This will be the street party’s 23rd year and the main event takes place on the Saturday with a BBQ, Irish stew, Irish dancing, live music, rugby and all – actually, truthfully, all – the Guinness.
Veg Fest - 24-25 March - Brighton Centre
In the city where the appetite for veganism is nigh-religious in its fervour, come worship in its church. Veg Fest is the country’s largest traveling vegan and vegetarian roadshow and is kind of a street diner, conference and celebration all rolled into one. With speakers like Veganuary co-founders Matthew Glover and Jane Land, and food from all your local no-death faves, it’s a dream.