12th May 2013
The month of May is all about cars! After the HCVS Run on the 5th of May, The annual Regency Run comes to Brighton on the 12th. For those unfamiliar with the Regency Run, it is a car showcase organised by MG Car Club and the MG Owners’ Club. The vintage cars start in South London and drive all the ways to the seas of Brighton. You will see all sorts of MGs along Madeira Drive, from the 1920s to the present day, from the very classy to the nifty and sporty. Make sure you step outside and pick your ‘dream car’.
16th to 18th May 2013
The Great Escape music festival comes to Brighton in the middle of May, showcasing emerging artists from all over the world. The festival is held in over 34 venues across Brighton and hosts over 350 up and coming bands.
5th May 2013
The London to Brighton Run of the Historical Commercial Vehicle Society is one of the best and most-seen events along the Drive. Close to 200 vehicles are entered, displaying a wide range of historical periods as well as commercial functions. This event starts at Crystal Palace and ends at Madeira Drive in Brighton so head on over to see historic “commercial vehicles, buses, fire engines, vans, and steam vehicles of all sizes”. VROOM!
04th May to 02nd June 2013
The largest art festival in Brighton, known as Brighton Fringe, starts during the month of May! This festival takes place every May, however, this year for the first time, it will last four weeks! The fringe festival is not only the largest in England but also one of the largest festivals in the world. The art festival promises not only to be a treat for the eyes, but also hopes to stimulate, educate, and entertain a wide audience by showcasing diverse art forms.
28th April 2013
Searching for the perfect way to welcome in the summer months? Search no more and join Brighton in its first Cider festival of the year. Starting a 13:30, come to the Ancient Mariner and enjoy lots of cider and apple influenced dishes. If you are worried about your kids, do not fear, there is a child section set up just for them. With activities such as face painting, arts and crafts, and apple flavored goodies, your children will not even realize you are gone, or if you have one too many ciders.
14th April 2013
The racers are taking the streets on Sunday the 14th of April in Brighton, with the annual Brighton Marathon. Runner will compete in a 26.2 mile track around Brighton and Hove. The streets will be filled with countless cheering squads and festivities. Whether you are partaking in the event or not, make sure you “run” on by and join in the festivities.
From 08th April to September 2013
Brighton is no stranger to festivals and this month we are in for an abundant and diverse amount! Starting on the 8th of April until the end of September, Brighton will be hosting a Sand Sculpture Festival- yes you read it right, a sand festival! There will be over 20 world-class artists turning each grain of sand into countless masterpieces. There will be sand sculpture workshops, live demonstrations, guided tours, and much more!
Now to 31st May 2013
A new exhibition, based at the ONCA gallery, will be looking at the changing Arctic, through art, music, film and interesting, thought-provoking discussion. As the website says, the Arctic is made up of “layers of ice that can store and preserve, destroy and deconstruct. These layers are now melting. This summer, sea ice reached record lows and as the Arctic disappears into sea and air, so do the frozen memories that have been buried within.” Profits from this event go to support the Uummannaq Children’s home in Greenland.