Thursday, 26 November 2009

Busy weekend in Brighton

I've got a busy weekend coming up with some festive fun sandwiched in between seeing two very funny men.

It all kicks off on Friday night when I'm going to see Eddie Izzard live at the Brighton Centre and while I've been a fan of his for ages this will be the first time I'm seen him live. Ooo and I've just realised that this is the perfect excuse to show one of my favourite YouTube clips:

Anyway back to Brighton! On Saturday I'll be having a mosey round some of the Artists Open Houses and my first stop will be to Ourhouse near Brighton Station as my friend will be displaying some of her stuff there as one half of Yukka & Stamp.
With about 75 houses opening their doors to visitors the festival is a great way to find an unusual Christmas present for someone including these cute Christmas Creatures by Mibo who will be at 33 Coventry Street:

After looking at the Artists Open Houses we'll be popping down to New Road for the Christmas Crackers Market to have a look at the variety of festive stalls selling hot food, produce and gifts. I'll probably end up staying a while as they will also be serving mulled Pimms and Baileys (I'm assuming as separate drinks as I can't imagine they'd be very nice mixed together!) There will also be traditional carol singers and the day will end with the switching on of the Theatre Royal's Christmas Lights.

Finally on Monday night (ok not the weekend but it's not far off!) I'll be going to Brighton Dome to see Rob Brydon. Clearly the organisers had heard that I was disappointed to miss out on seeing the show when he was here at the beginning of the year so they've brought him back down just for me :)



Ruth Cobb said...

Might bump into you at one of the open houses - I love those Christmas Creatures! Didn't realise Rob Brydon was coming and unfortunately tickets are all sold out - enjoy it! Ruth

Patrick Donohoe said...

I've seen Yukka & Stamp's wares at the street market on Gardener St - very original and often saw customers crowding around the stall.

As a relatively new Brightonian (just over year since moving from London) I'm opening up my house with 7 other artists and makers.

Will be sure to take time out to roam to the other houses!