With the lovely weather that we have been experiencing so far this summer it would be reasonable to simply sit on the beach and soak up the rays, that is, if you are a sun worshipper like me. If, however, you can’t stand the heat your options of soaking up the sun maybe slightly limited.
Brighton is, as always this summer, buzzing with activity and events that may appeal to different audiences. With this in mind I thought I would write a summary of some of the events going on that may appeal to you.
The Brighton Big Screen returns this year for all you film buffs. Located on the beach next to the Palace Pier this big screen experience combines the ambience of an outside cinema with a seaside location and so could be considered a bit of a rarity. Films such as Kong: Skull Island and Starwars Rogue One can be viewed from the 28th July right through to 28th August.
For all you tennis fans Wimbledon will be screened on a big screen at Brighton Marina between the 3rd and 16th of July. Go to www.brightonsbigscreen.com for more information.
For all of you who enjoy the carnival and festival atmosphere of Pride you may be glad to know that it is coming up soon, the 5th of August to be exact.
The Pet Shop Boys will be making a headline performance on stage at Preston Park this year. You can also get involved with the festivities with the parade that goes through parts of the town, terminating at Preston Park, with all the fun and trappings of carnival for free. More information can be found at www.brighton-pride.org
If you are anything like me then you love food. I especially love exotic and spicy food. For all you chilli heads the Fiery Foods Festival at Victoria Gardens is on the 16th and 17th of September. This is a must for chilli fanatics and for the really brave there is the infamous chilli eating contest where contestants eat increasingly hot chillies to win. The last person standing wins. I would say that this competition is not for the faint of heart. The winners of the National Chilli Award are to be announced on stage on the 17th of September. For more information visit www.fieryfoodsuk.co.uk
There are, of course, many more things going on in Brighton and Hove during the summer but if I were to include them all this blog would become more like a saga of Magna Carta proportions. So may I humbly suggest that you do a bit of research to find out what’s on that may tickle your fancy.