1 - 30 October 2016

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The Dandy Lion Project

The Dandy Lion Project explores global expressions of the Black Dandy phenomenon against the backdrop of contemporary life.

  • Date: 1 Oct to 30 Oct
  • Opening Times: Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 10am - 4pm
  • Cost: Free
Exhibitions © Jo Booth, 7 Day Suit Collective

7 Day Suit: A Portrait of the Tracksuit

Photography collective 7 Day Suit, have focused on a single item of clothing, the tracksuit, and have documented, researched and presented its history, evolution and possible future.

  • Venue: Brush: Hair X Art
  • Date: 1 Oct to 30 Oct
  • Opening Times: Tues-Sat 10am - 6pm Sun 11am - 4pm Closed: Mon
  • Cost: Free
Past Event © Olivia Arthur/Magnum Photos,  from the Photoworks and FOCUS Festival co-commissioned series 'Reimagine', 2016.


Olivia Arthur (UK) and Bharat Sikka (India) have collaborated for the first time to explore private and public presentation of self-image in relation to the body, gender, sexuality and fantasy.

Past Event kids, youths, wall, spotlight, Ewen Spencer, In the Crowd, night, group

Kick over the statues

In this new commissioned project, ‘Kick over the statues’, Ewen Spencer’s intention is to re-establish a belief in youth tribes and style. This Summer, Ewen has cast young Londoners along the route of the July 2016 Notting Hill Carnival and against locations in Liverpool.

  • Venue: Fabrica
  • Date: 1 Oct to 27 Nov
  • Opening Times: Wed-Sat 12-5pm Sun 2-5pm Closed Mon and Tues
  • Cost: Free
Past Event © Dana Ariel, OPEN16 Solo winner, Peza’el, 2015

Brighton Photo Fringe 2016

Brighton Photo Fringe’s free city-wide festival of photography, features over 100 artists across 40 venues with exhibitions, talks, screenings, workshops and tours.

  • Date: 1 Oct to 30 Oct
  • Cost: Free
Exhibitions hand, black and white

State of Control

What are our similarities and our differences? What unifies or divides us as a group? An exhibition of new work by young people from Brighton & Hove who have been considering their individual and collective identity.

  • Venue: Jubilee Library
  • Date: 1 Oct to 30 Oct
  • Opening Times: Open Mon, Tue, Thurs 10am - 7pm Wed, Fri, Sat 10am - 5pm Sun 11am - 5pm
  • Cost: Free
Exhibitions woman, lying down, children, sofa, tattoo, Our City, How Do We Look

Our City, How Do We Look?

An exhibition of new photography by four University of Brighton students co-commissioned with the Together the People festival – Brighton’s independent, green-field, music and arts festival.

  • Venue: Jubilee Square
  • Date: 1 Oct to 30 Oct
  • Opening Times: Outdoor installation
  • Cost: Free
Past Event © Lindsey Smith

Photo Postcard: a Picture Worth a Thousand Words

Explore and experiment with how to create a story in an image. Set a scene, develop a character and invent actions for your picture-story. Using found images and photomontage techniques you can create a unique postcard worth a thousand words.

  • Venue: Jubilee Library
  • Date: Saturday 1 October
  • Opening Times: 2pm - 4pm
  • Cost: £5
Past Event Photographs for the fall look book for Rock Avenue Bow Ties by Malcolm Jenkins.

In Conversation

With Hannah Azieb Pool, journalist and author; George Amponsah, director of The Importance of Being Elegant; Ada Cotton, director of African Sewing Club; Koko Kanyinda, Sapeur and lead performer of Congo All Stars.

  • Date: Saturday 29 October
  • Opening Times: 4.15-5.15pm
  • Cost: £5/4
Past Event © Sarah Waiswa, 2manysiblings: Velma Rossa and Papa Petit, Nairobi

Fashion Cities Africa

In this first major UK exhibition dedicated to contemporary African fashion, Brighton Museum explores its global influence and diversity from couture to street style.

  • Venue: Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
  • Date: 1 Oct to 8 Jan
  • Opening Times: Open: Tues - Sun 10am - 5pm Closed: Mon
  • Cost: Admission payable. Discount entry available for Brighton Photo Biennial visitors