Brighton & Hove Events Calendar

Looking for something to do in Brighton & Hove? Whether you're a local, new in town or just cruising through we've got loads of great tips and events to offer. Find out what’s on in Brighton & Hove with our regularly updated events calendar featuring the best upcoming events in Brighton & Hove and the area.

This guide lists events at a glance, showing what’s on each month. See the highlights of What’s On for Brighton & Hove, featuring the best of things to do in Brighton & Hove – Live Music and Gigs, Family Events, Art & Culture, Food & Drink and much more. Brighton & Hove fundraisers and charity events.

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Sussex Poetry Festival

November 21 @ 15:00 £17

Headlining the event this year is celebrated poet, playwright and author Jackie Kay. Known for her numerous works including Other Lovers, Trumpet and Red Dust Road, the former Scots Makar (national poet laurete of Scotland) was appointed as a CBE in 2020 for her services to literature.

Support comes from the award-winning poet and children’s author John Agard and also from poet Grace Nichols. Elsewhere on the bill, the Hammer & Tongue slammers battle it out in verse with the audience wielding the decisive scores), plus the winner of this year’s Sussex Poetry Competition will be crowned.


21st November 2021
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Old Market
11A Upper Market St, Brighton, Hove BN3 1AS
Sussex, BN3 1AS Sussex
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