Merchandise now for collection only

T-shirts and wristbands are still on sale in our online shop. However, because we cannot guarantee that posted items will reach you before the big weekend (14-17 June), merchandise bought online will not be posted out, and must be collected in person during the weekend instead. This shipping option will be selected for you automatically upon checkout.

You can collect items that you have bought online at our Welcome Night at Bar Revenge (Friday 15 June, 7:00-11:00pm). If you can’t be there, ask a friendly Brighton Bear Weekend crew member at any of our other events during the weekend – just look for our yellow name badges – and we’ll sort you out!

Eight bears in Brighton Bear Weekend t-shirts


Interview: The Strange Case Company

In this fascinating long interview with Jamie Durrant (pictured left below) of the Strange Case Company, we discuss his background, career, inspirations and plans for the future.

Jamie has very generously donated his aluminium-framed Master Tom print (pictured right below) worth over £1700 to our big Brighton Bear Weekend Raffle. For a chance to win this absolutely fantastic prize, you can buy raffle tickets from Brighton Bear Weekend crew at our events all weekend (14-17 June). The prize draw will take place at our Bear Bust and Raffle Draw at the Camelford Arms on Sunday 17 June from 5:00 to 7:30pm.

Read the full interview »

Jamie Durrant of the Strange Case Company and his Master Tom artwork
Jamie Durrant of the Strange Case Company (left) and his Master Tom artwork (right) that you can win in our raffle

The Bear-B-Que is one week from today!

It’s exactly one week until our great big Bear-B-Que and Picnic! Starting at 12:30 in the afternoon on Saturday 16 June, this fun-packed event in Dorset Gardens is the highlight of the weekend for many, with free entertainment on the Prowler stage all afternoon, great food and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) available, market stalls, games, a tombola, and a barber offering beard and fur trims!

Dorset Gardens is close to the other Bear Weekend venues in Kemptown (see our map). The gardens are accessible, and an accessible toilet will be provided.

For full details of the entertainment, food and drink options and more, see the Bear-B-Que event page.

Bear-B-Que poster

Many thanks to Prowler for sponsoring this event. Their continuing generosity lets us keep making this event bigger and better each year!

DJ profile: Bozzy Bear

In the last of our profiles of the DJs who will be rocking the dancefloors at this year’s Brighton Bear Weekend, we look at Bozzy Bear, who has been performing at the weekend for several years.

In Part One, we chat with Bozzy about his background and how he got started as a DJ, and we find out his Top Five Current Dance TunesRead more and listen »

In Part Two, we discover his Top Five All-Time Floor Fillers, and there’s also a free one-hour mix for you to enjoy! Read more and listen »

DJ Bozzy Bear

We’re taking over RadioReverb!

This morning (Saturday 2nd June) we’ll be taking over the entire Out in Brighton show on RadioReverb with Kathy Caton! We have a plethora of guests who are involved in the big weekend, including Billie Lewis from Brighton and Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum, Gary Pargeter from Lunch Positive, Aaron Lawrence (Spice), Jason ThorpeJon B, Neil Borrett (DJ Bozzy Bear), James Ledward and more. We might need a bigger studio!

You can listen to the live broadcast on 97.2 FM in the Brighton area, on DAB+ and online from 11:00 to 12:00 this morning. We’ll also post a link to the archived podcast when it becomes available. Thanks for listening!

Radio Reverb 97.2 FM