Behind the scenes at Preston Manor

25 October to 15 November

Have you ever visited a historic property and just wanted to walk free between the furniture to really feel like that landlord or majestic lady? Now you can at Preston Manor!This very special tour takes you through that ‘private’ marked door. You’ll go upstairs, downstairs and backstairs in this beautiful Edwardian manor house. You will go down into cellars and up concealed servants’ staircases, into bedrooms, corridors and kitchens not normally part of the public route. You will hear new information that is not available on standard house tours, is not covered by the guidebooks, and visit the 1905 extension. Discover the secrets and surprises concealed behind the everyday face of this intriguing one-time family home.

Brightona Charity Motorcycle Event

13 October

On 13 October, the streets of Brighton will be filled with over 10,000 motorcyclists for the annual Brightona Charity Motorcycle Event. With this year 10th anniversary , the event will be even bigger and better than before!During this day the Brightona Bike Show is held on Madeira Drive. In this show, you can expect amazing motorcycles, hot rods, live music, stalls and the feared wall of death!

Comedy Festival (Brighton)

4 to 19 October

The Comedy Festival is Brighton’s funniest annual event. During the two weeks, the best British stand up comedians will make over 30,000 people roll in the aisles. For the twelfth time, the Comedy Festival will outdo themselves with the best acts in live comedy. The crème de la crème of standup comedy will entertain the crowd of Brighton.

Brighton Sand Sculpture Festival

Now until 30 September

Until the end of September, visitors can experience the magical art of sand sculpture. Twenty of the world’s most talented sand sculptors are in Brighton this year to make the most inspiring sculptures out of sand in this debut Sand Sculpture Festival.

Brighton & Hove food and drink festival

5 to 15 September 2013

The Brighton & Hove food and drink festival, which started on 5 September,  is the largest festival of its kind. In this festival, the local producers, growers, restaurants, bars and food retailers show their passion for food and drinks to the public. This makes this festival a true showcase which you, the public, can participate in. Hurray.

SD2 Festival

29 September 2013

SD2 is coming to town! It is a brand new one day festival taking place by the seaside featuring the biggest names in pop music. SD2 is a great day out for all ages taking place in the picturesque setting of Stanmer Park, one of the most beautiful locations along the south coast. Headlining SD2 are The Wanted, one of the biggest and best boy bands in the world. The Wanted have two huge albums, Battleground and The Wanted under their belts and a string of huge, hit singles such as All Time Low, Glad You Came, Heart Vacancy, Lose My Mind, Gold Forever and Lightning.

Brighton Art Fair

19 to 22 September 2013

This year is the Brighton Art Fair’s 10th Anniversary and so it will be celebrated with more art than ever before. It is being held at Brighton Dome. There are some amazing visual surprises lined up, even more fantastic exhibitors, one at just 16 being the youngest ever, and the use of the beautiful spacious Dome café and bar, where visitors can relax and enjoy culinary treats. Once again, they are bringing together over 100 of the best contemporary artists from the UK and abroad. Some have exhibited at the festival before, some are brand new to the event, but their work is all exciting, fresh and exceptional. It really is going to be a very special show. Painters, printmakers, ceramicists, photographers and sculptors will be exhibiting with the most original and eclectic work across as wide a variety of methods and subjects as possible. Artists themselves sell their work direct to the public, bringing a personal feel to viewing and to the buying process. Visitors enjoy meeting the artists - learning about their creative inspirations, techniques and future projects.

Ardal O’Hanlon Stand Up Comedy

15 September 2013

The star of entertaining sitcom ‘Father Ted’, Ardal O’Hanlon is visiting the Theatre Royal in Brighton as part of his UK tour. His humour is observational and is based on life itself and its oddities. Lurking beneath Ardal’s mild mannered demeanour resides a sharp and probing comic brain. In a comprehensive set, he talks about not just the things that matter but also about the things that don’t matter at all, which covers pretty much everything.