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5 best things about Bank Holiday in Brighton

Hey ,somebody just gave us two bank holidays in a row so we’ve put up the 5 best things about Bank Holidays in Brighton. Frankly, we don’t care if it was a politician, a statistician or someone wanting more time fishin – we are all headed to Brighton beach!

April showers? We don't think so!

April showers? We don't think so!

Now as we live here, we are at an advantage to people who book up the last minute hotel rooms in Brighton and pile down for the weekend, so here’s our pearls of wisdom and the 5 best things about bank holiday in Brighton.

The beach

Just check out the weather. We are running summer temperatures down here, and it’s set to continue. The beach still has its ‘Blue Flag’ rating meaning it is safe to swim, and if you’ve been down here recently you’d have seen that there are people already taking a dip. The beach is huge, family friendly and we love it.

The shopping

Shop till you drop, or flop back on the beach. Shopping in Brighton is a delight: everything is within walking distance, and there’s something for everyone. If you are shopping in Brighton and want to keep it all under one roof, try Churchill Square, and if you fancy a rummage or something a little more bespoke, then there’s always the South Lanes and the North Laine area.

It’s Family Friendly

As well as being a party zone, Brighton is really geared up for kids. There’s great public playparks either end of the beach, and lots to keep the young uns entertained. If you are looking at booking a hotel room in Brighton and bringing your family, check with Childfriendly Brighton for an extensive list of what’s happening this bank holiday in Brighton.

It’s always entertaining

Taking it easy

Taking it easy

Major venues include the Dome, the Brighton Centre, the Pavillion, the Theatre Royal, and this really is just the start: for independent cinema try  the Duke of York’s and for just about everything else, open your eyes!  This is a town of entertainers, so expect something on every corner.

It’s Hove, actually

As much as we don’t want to  say it: we love Hove! No bank holiday in Brighton is complete without a wander along Western Rd into Hove. And make sure you drop onto the lawns for your walk back – you’ll see families with BBQ’s, kids flying kites, people playing football; it’s a lovely place – but we never said that!

Here’s a link to our offers on hotel rooms in Brighton - take a look, there’s always deals on.

And if you don’t believe just how good it is here, look at the pictures: London it aint!

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Why Brighton Rocks?

brighton-rock-1Re-made and premiered at our own Duke of York’s Picture House, Brighton Rock is on its second lease of life. But what’s new, what’s original and why does the book keep on selling?

Well the original (1947) version is somewhat different to the star-studded one we got to see this week. The just released film, starring Helen Mirren keeps with the Brighton gangster theme but Places Pinkie into the world of mods and rockers.

Not sure that was really neccesary, perhaps a case of ‘adoptrophenia’ – where the director thought to generate more interest, he’d tag it to Brighton’s mid-sixties’ seaside rivalry between mods and rockers.

It’s good mind, definitly worth a watch, but still it’s without the ending Graham Greene wanted. Directors, eh? Always want to put a cherry on top…

For more romantic Brighton breaks, check out our valentine’s offers – you’ve got to love them.

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Music fest gets its Gaelic groove on

Just as the movie on legendary crooner, womaniser, and drunk, Serge Gainsbourg is released on DVD, Brighton is warming up for its third French music festival. There’s no connection, mind; Gainsbourg is a musical legend – but of yesteryear.

Très bon!

Très bon!

Well, the music festival is all about French music now and it’s backed up with top food (and wine of course) and after-hours DJ sets.

Four venues in the North Laines will play host: Komedia, The Basement, The Hope, and the Duke of York’s Picturehouse.

With so many acts, you’ve got to look at the flyer (from our link) but for us the highlights will be Melanie Pain (Nouvelle Vague) on the 27th and the screening of Delicatessen on the 29th.

And if you’ve never seen the YouTube clip of Serge Gainsbourg chatting up Whitney Houston, watch it!

The Flyer

The Duke of Yorks

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Brighton’s Cinema Paradiso

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There’s no better place for a night out than the Duke of York’s Picturehouse. If you are a fan of classic movies, or just fancy a change from the standardized multi-plex set up, then it is the only place of its sort in this town.

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