A programme of events that offers visitors and locals a cultural digest, inspired by the places we call home. From up and coming musical talent, talks and salons that offer insight and opinion to ‘side hustles’ and special interests, all grounded by our time and place. We hope to see you soon.
KOALA TRAIL: IN BRIGHTON
Brighton Koala Trail Launch at Merkaba, My Brighton
Sunday, 26th January from 7pm until late
Merkaba is launching Brighton’s Koala trail in aid of Wires Australian Wildlife Rescue. 8 of Brighton’s finest cocktail bars have got together to offer you a unique set of drinks with 50% of sales being donated directly to Wires. Launching on Australia day in Merkaba and culminating in a fundraising event at The Golden Pineapple on the 23rd of February, we are hoping to bring together our love of quality drinks, Australian wildlife and Brighton’s nightlife.
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EAT: IN CHELSEA
Tanya’s & The Living Room present: “IN THE WILD” afternoon tea, from £35 per person.
Available from 1pm-530pm Saturday, 7th March, 4th April, 9th May, 13th June, 11th July
Inspired by the neighbourhood’s famous gardens and an homage to plant life, Tanya Maher (Tanya’s, Better Raw) and The Living Room at MY CHELSEA have gotten together to create an Afternoon Tea that takes you from the devilish to the purely delectable. ‘In the Wild’ brings the best of raw living food and comfort food to tea. From unique takes on traditional favourites, such as gluten free coconut cream and goji jam scones and raspberry drizzle vegan doughnuts to the heavenly seaweed slaw or avocado cream and sprouts sandwiches with alkalising cucumber rolls. For more information please visit In the Wild.
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UNWIND: IN BRIGHTON
Acu Gong at My Brighton
Available Sunday 8th March, 19th July, 13th September and 29th November
£20 a session
£35 bring a friend
£70 annual pass
Lay back, relax and allow the beautiful sounds and tones of the gongs and crystal singing bowls to wash over you, whilst our acupuncturist deepens the relaxation and restores balance in the body. Acu Gong is brought to you by Rainbow Acupuncture & Dao Natural Health read more here.
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NYE: IN BRIGHTON
A Night of 90’s Classics
Tuesday, 31st December from 2pm until late.
Prosecco £20 a bottle between 2pm-5pm and classic cocktails just £8.50 all night.
As we enter a new decade, we are throwing it back to the rhythm of the 90’s – from hip hop to Britpop, our special guest DJs have got your favourites covered.
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MUSIC: IN CHELSEA
My Chelsea & The Living Room present: “THE SESSIONS”
“THE SESSIONS” will be returning soon with Jay Phelps on trumpet (performed with Amy Winehouse and Wynton Marsalis), joined by special guests to jam together.
Spaces are limited. Entry is free.
PRIDE: IN BRIGHTON
The Original 70’s & 80’s Night at Merkaba, My Brighton: “REFLEX”
Sunday, 4th August from 830pm until late.
Entry is free
Pride is turning 50 and we are celebrating by bringing back everyone’s favourite guilty pleasure. Our very own DJ Adam Rice will be spinning the tunes with drinks offers all night. The perfect post street party celebration in support of The Brighton Rainbow Fund
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FEMALE: IN BRIGHTON
Fierce Females: “Takeover” at My Brighton
Sunday 7th July, from 8pm
The second in our Fierce Females series, will see some of the city’s finest female bartenders team up to run the hotel’s cocktail bar – Merkaba, for one very special Sunday night. Join us as some of Brighton’s best-known, rebellious and downright talented ladies take you through their interpretations of your favourite cocktails.
AUCTION: IN BRIGHTON
Friday, 5th July from 6pm until 10pm
Entry is free
Oliver Dall of Oliver’s Brighton (the award winning wizarding shop) is hosting a special exhibition throughout the month of June in My Brighton Hotel culminating in a charity auction in our award-winning cocktail bar, Merkaba. With around 40 pieces of original artwork and with every penny going to Sussex Homeless Support, this is a must for your social calendar.
FACES: IN BRIGHTON
My Brighton & Havana Club present: “FACES”
In association with Brighton Cocktail Week
Sunday, 9th June from midday to midnight
FACES BY DAY – 12pm-6pm in Jubilee Square
A day festival promising live music, sustainable cocktails, food pairings and live up-cycling – and Brighton Cocktail Week’s official closing party. With live performances from local talent to be announced soon, as well as Havana Club’s sustainable drinks list and street food. You’ll also witness live art up-cycling courtesy of Cassette Lord and RP Art.
Entry is free.
Drinks discounts available with a BCW19 wristband.
FACES BY NIGHT – 6pm-12am in the Car Park under My Brighton
An underground street art exhibition with special guest DJ Goldierocks. The exhibiting artists include, Cassette Lord along with iownthisart, Maz Can, Will Blood, Manic Minotaur and Lois O’Hara. These local street artists have come together to create an immersive mural that captures the city’s most inspiring trait – its Faces. Merkaba’s cocktails will be available in the car park, as well as delicious canapés and a DJ line-up in collaboration with 1BTN.
Entry is ticketed, and you can buy your tickets here: BOOK NOW
Availability is limited.
SWOP SHOP: IN BRIGHTON
Circular Brighton & Hove – Make Fashion Circular – A Revolution for Good!
Wednesday 3rd April, from 6pm
Join us in Mercury and be a part of a hands-on and fun way to explore how to re-use, re-design & upcycle your existing clothing. Reinvigorate your wardrobe by exchanging or repurposing your old clothing. A Circular Brighton & Hove event, organised by RubyMoon, The Revival Collective & Slow Re Purpose in collaboration with My Brighton.
My Brighton & Merkaba in association with QM Records present: “Fierce Females, Back to Back”
Friday 8th March, from 8pm
In celebration of International Women’s Day, Moxxy, Phonetic & Boudicca will be playing back to back sets throughout the night in Merkaba at My Brighton
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NYE: IN BRIGHTON
New Year’s Eve: “DECADES”
A celebration of everything that once was.
Monday, 31st December from 8pm until late.
Remember all the way back in the day? From platforms to hairspray, and Ray Ban’s to boot cut jeans with checked shirts… Okay, so we know none of that happened in the same decade, but we’re celebrating all of it together in one big NYE bash in Merkaba at My Brighton *queue the disco balls*.
Our special guest DJ Tony B will be revisiting past decades with a line up that hits some of your favourite tunes from the 60s to the present day.
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TALK: IN CHELSEA
My Chelsea & The Living Room present: “CHELSEA EATS”
Wednesday, 19th September from 630pm
Popular culture has never been more rife with people telling us what and how to eat a balanced and sustainable diet, but what we’re rarely told is why, and the role this plays on our overall wellbeing. Join Tanya Maher of TANYA’s and Shirin Kouros of The Good Life as we explore what the future holds for the health food movement. They’ll share their journeys and how they live with the challenges of being entrepreneurs, mothers, partners and spokes people for wellbeing. Moderated by Claudia Canavan, a food and lifestyle journalist and editor, who writes for national titles on everything from the GM food debate to making our food system long term sustainable.
TALK: IN BRIGHTON
My Brighton, Brighton On The Inside, Grizzly Bear & Cassette Lord, present: “SETTING THE PULSE”
Wednesday, 17th October from 630pm
Brighton is a hub of creativity and our panel are at the heart of this. Come and chat to some of Brighton’s best talents ask your questions, listen to them debate and generally get to know the people behind the art. From street artists to cultural enthusiasts and graphic designers, we’ll find out just who’s setting the cultural agenda. Followed by an evening of vinyl from our resident vinyl specialist in Merkaba.
READ: IN BLOOMSBURY
“Publishers of Bloomsbury”
This walking tour will visit some of the many sites associated with Bloomsbury’s long history of involvement with the publishing industry, both past and present. It will be followed by a drinks reception in the penthouse of My Bloomsbury Hotel which will give guests a chance to meet and greet representatives from the prestigious publishing houses still based in the area today.
“An Evening with Unthology”
–Enter the wonderful and frightening world of Unthology 10, the latest in Unthank Books’ acclaimed series showcasing short fiction from new and established writers. Hosted by editor Ashley Stokes, there will be readings from Jay Merrill and Liam Hogan.
“The Author as Architect – Changing the Real World into Fiction”
–To craft a compelling setting in a novel can be a daunting task. How does one import real-life locations into fiction? Is it possible for an author to boil an entire place – with all its sights, sounds, and smells, its geography, its architecture, and the people who inhabit it – down to the printed page? How much can be conveyed, or indeed, how much is it desirable to attempt to convey? What is lost? What must change? These and other questions will be put by former Waterstones Marketing Director Martin Lee to a panel of three novelists: Elise Valmorbida (Madonna of the Mountains, forthcoming, Faber), John Simmons (Spanish Crossings, Urbane), and Gareth Dickson (A Minor Fifth, forthcoming), who will discuss the strategies they have used to represent place in their own work, and the evocations of settings that have inspired them in the work of other writers.
“Vita and Virginia – the love that made one of the great works of English literature”
–Vita and Virginia – two extraordinary women, a passionate love affair and an enduring friendship. Bestselling biographer Sarah Gristwood talks about the work, friendship and love affair of two prolific novelists, who came to redefine conventions of femininity, sexuality, art and politics for the modern world. Illustrated with photographs from the homes and lives of Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf, Gristwood draws on their poetry and treasured correspondence to tell the story of this thoroughly modern affair.
TALK: IN CHELSEA
My Chelsea & The Living Room present: “PEOPLE & PLANET”
Tuesday 30th October, from 630pm
We’re in a time where the relationship between how we live and our role in the greater world have never been more closely linked. “Be the change you want to see in the world”, is the phrase we’ve all heard, and in part thanks to social media and the ability to express ourselves, we’ve all become each other’s measuring stick. How we eat, work, look and even sleep have become the subject of likes and comments, shared all around the world. But one thing has become abundantly apparent, popular culture has traded hedonism for wellness. Ultimately our lifestyles boil down to a matter of wellness – amongst one another, to the place that surrounds us and the planet around us
Join us as we uncover the art of wellness in everyday life through both people and planet, and what role we each play in a better, sustainable tomorrow. A panel-led in conversation moderated by Angelica Malin, About Time.
Panellists: Thomas Kendall Wayward, Dr Enayat LMS Wellness, Linday Kay Stevens Green Heart.
ARRIVALS: from 630pm, talk starts 7pm.
Spaces are limited.