Brighton Bear Weekend

Brighton Bear Weekend is coming to town!

Besi Besemar May 31, 2019

Brighton prepares to be invaded by large hairy Bears for the ninth annual Brighton Bear Weekend (BBW) from June 13-16 to raise money for the Rainbow Fund.

NOW is the time, if you haven’t done it already, to pop to their website and purchase a wristband giving you a range of discounts and deals at venues during the weekend and tickets for the BBW/BeefMince Club night at The Rialto which comes to Brighton for the first time on Saturday, June 15.

Brighton Bear Weekend 2019 run from Thursday June 13 to Sunday June 16.

Programme of events:

Thursday, June 13 
♦ Brighton Bear Quiz: Camelford Arms at 7pm

Friday, June 14
♦ Welcome Night and Cabaret: Amsterdam Bar & Kitchen at 7pm
♦ Mr Brighton Bear Competition: Subline at 11pm

Saturday, June 15
♦ Bear Breakfast and Bearspace focus group: Camelford Arms at 11am
♦ Royal Pavilion Tour: Royal Pavilion 11:30 am
♦ Brighton Bear Weekend’s Garden Party, Dorset Gardens at noon
♦ Bear-a-oke, Bar Broadway at 5:30 pm
♦ BeefMince Club Night, The Rialto at 10pm

Sunday, June 16 
♦ LGBT Piers & Queers Walking Tour of Brighton at 11:30 am
♦ Sunday Roast Lunch, Amsterdam Bar & Kitchen and Camelford Arms at noon
♦ Cabaret with Dave the Bear, Amsterdam Bar & Kitchen at 3pm
♦ Bear Cabaret, Affinity Bar at 7:30 pm
♦ Sally Vate’s Bear Bingo, Charles Street Tap at 8:30 pm
♦ Underbears, Subline at 10pm

Many of your favourite entertainers will be appearing at these venues over the weekend, not to mention the lovely Dave Wilkes (appearing on this month’s cover) who will be joining the fun at various times over the weekend!

Print of Mario Diabolico
Print of Mario Diabolico

Don’t forget to buy tickets for the main raffle, with a first prize of a framed print of Mario Diabolico donated by The Strange Case Company which will be drawn in The Amsterdam Nar & Kitchen around 6.30pm on the Sunday, June 16.

Most events will be free to enter, but some will require a modest entry fee, or a ticket bought in advance. You can buy a wristband to receive great discounts on club entry, drinks and more.

For more information about tickets and wristbands, click here:

Graham Munday
Graham Munday

Graham Munday of the BBW 2019 organising committee said: “The entire team welcome you all to 9th Brighton Bear Weekend.  We continue to expand and this year we are very excited to team up with London’s finest Club night BeefMince. We also welcome the contestants of our inaugural Mister Brighton Bear competition, introduce our fantastic city via walking tours and watch Brighton’s finest cabaret talent at our Garden Party. Please support the Rainbow Fund, the Brighton and Hove Community Safety Forum and Lunch Positive. Eat and drink at the venues. Cheer the talent. Shop with those that support us. Have a fantastic time. Look after each other and have the best Brighton Bear Weekend ever.” 

Finally don ‘t forget you can also make yourself look even more gorgeous with a colourful range of vests and T-shirts, available from their website or the Prowler Store in Saint James’s Street.

All Brighton Bear Weekend events raise money for the Rainbow Fund, who give grants to LGBT+/HIV organisations who provide effective front line services to LGBT+ people in Brighton and Hove.

For more information about tickets and wristbands, click here: