If you couldn’t make it our raffle draw on Sunday, never fear – you can still claim your prize online! The winning raffle ticket numbers are on our raffle page.
Thank you so much to everyone who bought raffle tickets (all for a great cause) and to everyone who donated prizes!
Thank you to everyone who made Brighton Bear Weekend 2017 such a success and so much fun: the crew and volunteers who gave so much time and effort, the hard-working bar owners and staff, those who donated raffle prizes, the artists and performers who kept us all entertained throughout the weekend, Prowler Brighton who have been so generous, and many more … but most of all to all you wonderful, friendly and handsome BEARS who made the weekend such a blast! Thank you for coming, and we hope to see you all again next year!
Yesterday was another fun-packed day, and it was HOT!!! You can check out the photos from this year’s events on our Facebook page.
Today is the final day of Brighton Bear Weekend, starting with Sunday lunch, followed by cabaret on the sun-drenched terrace at Legends, the raffle draw at the Camelford Arms, more cabaret and bingo at Charles Street, and finally the Underbears party at Subline until the early hours, if you still have any energy left by then!
Thanks to the crowds of bears who came last night and made it such a fun evening! We’re always so happy to see people from all over the world coming together to have a good time.
Loads more events coming up today – check out our programme of events for full details. And don’t forget, you’ll get £2 off entry to Woofer and Subwoofer, plus great drinks deals, with your wristband – we’ll be selling them at the Bear-B-Que in Dorset Gardens, starting at 12:30 today!
Tonight’s the night! Our Welcome Night kicks off at 7:00pm at Bar Revenge, with your host Jon B, cabaret from Spice and tunes from DJ Alex B. Our whole crew will be there with wristbands and t-shirts for you to collect or buy. Your wristband will get you half-price drinks from 7:00 to 9:00, with special £2 and £2.50 drinks deals after 9:00. Come by and say hi to all the bears! Entry is free.
The night will continue with our big club night Uproar at Envy (above Charles Street bar) from 10:30pm to 3:00am. Dance the night away with DJs Bozzy Bear and Rob C. Entry is £5 with a wristband, or £7 without. Your wristband will also get you fantastic drink deals (£2 pints of Carling and Strongbow, £2.50 house single spirit and mixer) all night!
We were voted best LGBT Community Social/Leisure/Networking Organisation by the public and collected our award at this year’s Golden Handbags Awards ceremony at the Hilton Brighton Metropole on Sunday 11 June.
Thank you so much to everyone who voted for us, and to everyone who has worked with us, volunteered for us, attended Brighton Bear Weekend and otherwise supported us over the years!
Brighton’s own Spice (winner of the special Community Fundraising Award at this year’s Golden Handbag Awards) will be bringing his unique “gender-discombobulated” style of cabaret to Brighton Bear Weekend in a few days’ time, performing at our Welcome Night and Bear-B-Que, and making an appearance at our Bear-a-oke evening.
We interviewed Spice to find out more … you can read the interview here.
We had a blast at Radio Reverb yesterday, taking over the Out in Brighton show with host Kathy Caton! The Brighton Bear Weekend crew were there, together with lots of special guests who will be supporting us or appearing with us over the big weekend, which is now only a few days away.
You can listen to the podcast here: