Looking for some fun activities to see out the summer in style? We say, get on a train and head to Brighton for everything from a one-day music festival to special art events and workshops. And there’s a few restaurants thrown in for good measure too. Let’s hold onto summer for as long as possible, we’re not quite ready for the colder climes.

For a Music Festival: Boundary Brighton

The Lowdown: Taking the best of Brighton’s creative energy, lust for life and generosity of spirit, Boundary Brighton is a festival with three stages of music, a vintage fair, delicious local food and other unexpected treats, all nestled between the crest of the Downs and the City with the sea below.

What to Expect: Chase and Status, Jaguar Skills, and Andy C will all take to the stage for this one day festival at Stanmer Park. Street food heroes Kwackers will be whipping up duck burgers, Vegan Earthlings will be spreading the plant powered love far and wide, and The Pizza Wagon will be flogging their doughy beauties.

When: Saturday 30th September. Tickets start at £39.25

Photo Credit: Vision Seven

2. For a Fitness Event: Colour Run 

The Lowdown: The Colour Run is unlike any other 5km race; there’s unicorns, foam clouds and plenty of colour. Cross the start line and enter a magical 5km world, with an all-new Cloud Foam Zone, animal mascots and awesome new colours at the classic ‘Color Zones’.

What to Expect: The Color Run has been dubbed the ‘happiest 5k on the planet’, and the team are bringing this unique run to Brighton Shores in September. The colour fun run celebrates healthiness, happiness, and individuality, and is now the single largest event series in the world.

When: Saturday 23rd September. Solo Runner: £28. Team Color Runner: £26. Little Color Runner: £10. Buy here.

3. For Art and More: HOUSE Biennial 

The Lowdown: HOUSE is a curated contemporary visual arts event, taking place from September till October across Brighton and Hove. HOUSE produces a series of co-commissions, often with city visual arts partners, and invites an internationally respected artist both to produce a major new piece of work and to develop a curatorial thematic together with HOUSE Curator Celia Davies.

What to Expect: Responding to this year’s theme of Excess, artists Laura Ford, Natasha Caruana, Anthony Stevens, Andrew Omoding and Becky Warnock will present work across various locations in Brighton alongside a programme of films and events. There’s plenty of cultural stuff to sink your teeth into like the Artist Round Table event, and special screenings.

When: 30th September – October. Full listings here.

Photo Credit: George Ford, Courtesy of Laura Ford 

Eat and Drink

For Small Plates: Pascere 

The Lowdown: Meaning ‘to nourish’ in Latin, Pascere is one of Brighton’s hottest new openings. Owner Amanda Menahem’s vision was to create an inviting space at 8 Duke Street in the heart of Brighton Lanes, and it’s safe to say, Pascere has been welcomed with open arms.

Eat and Drink: Pascere delivers a versatile offering with á la carte lunch and dinner menus, an all-day small plates menu, and the option to enjoy a tasting menu in the evening. The a la carte menus features the likes of lamb sweetbreads, and confit trout with trout tartare, roast, pickled and BBQ cauliflower, whilst the all-day small plates menu focuses on comforting modern classics, including the stella roast chicken croquettes with chicken skin mayonnaise and English pea custard with toasted lavender brioche.

Where: 8 Duke St, Brighton BN1 1AH

For Casual Dining: Murmur 

The Lowdown: Another gem in Brighton’s expanding dining scene, Murmur is by renowned chef Michael Bremner. After the success of his first restaurant, 64 Degrees, Michael’s second opening is a far more relaxed all-day affair with casual dining at the fore.

Eat and Drink: Murmur was opened to offer a different dining concept, serving healthy and honest food for breakfast, lunch and dinner in a stunning beachside location. Drop in for breakfast and indulge in dishes like the mushrooms on sourdough toast with Provolone cheees, and the Nutella French toast with caramalised banana, maple pecan crumb. There’s a dedicated Bloody Mary menu and it’ll make all your boozy brunch dreams come true.

Where: Kings Road Arches, 91-96, Brighton BN1 2LN

For Italian Cuisine: Cin Cin 

The Lowdown: Cin Cin Italian Bar and Kitchen is a unique restaurant space. Why? Well because there’s 18 seats and you’re propped up on bar stools – with the open bar and kitchen the focal point of the restaurant. It’s simple Italian dishes, but done so, so well.

Eat and Drink: The menu is perfectly formed and reads like a death row menu – you’ll want to try everything. The burrata with Mirabelle plums and aged balsamic is simply stunning, as is the venison tartare with Jerusalem artichoke, salsa verde and walnuts. For pasta, there’s only one dish you need to know about: truffled potato agnolotti with confit chicken and runner beans.

Where: 13-16 Vine Street, Brighton BN1 4AG
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