Until the 29 May, Brighton is full to the brim with an explosion of events across the city. Whether its aerial theatre productions, parades or talks by interesting people like Melvin Bragg the festival is chock full of things to do and see. Running along side are two other festivals – the Brighton Fringe Festival and the artists open houses (aoh). There was also the Great Escape Festival at the start of May, which covers all genres of music over 3 days.
This weekend is the last weekend of the festival and I’m hoping to squeeze a few more events in. Whilst I’ve already been on the Brighton Victorian Sewer Tour (I kid you not it was fascinating and really you don’t notice the smell) I’d quite like to do the Brighton Station Tour or the Famous Brighton Back Passages Tour. I’m also hoping to meet my years quota of profanity at the Modern Toss Exhibition at the Ink’d Gallery & Studio. But I know I’ll be back to the Hendrick’s Horseless Carriage of Curiosities – for Gin (!) and hopefully a turn with the BIBLIOTHERAPIST to get a reading prescription.
I will definitely be visiting fellow dachshund owner Sara at Unlimited Edition who is taking part in the Artists Open Houses festival. They have a wonderful array of work from over 20 designers and illustrators, and were nominated by Latest magazine for the Best Open House award 2011.
Artists on show include; Unlimited, Popcorny, Martin O’Neill, Rhona Garvin, Julia Trigg, Clive Sefton, Aardvark on Sea, Print for Love of Wood, Charlotte Overton-Hart, Zeroh and Pick n’ Mix and Studio this&that
Who needs a better excuse than to visit Brighton this weekend?
Unlimited Editions are at The Old Stables, Upper Gardner St, Brighton BN1 4AN
The Brighton Festival website
The Brighton Fringe Festival website
The Artist Open House website