News archive: May 2016

We can’t wait to try the drinks at Gin & Bear It‘s artisan gin bar at the Bear-B-Q Picnic on Saturday 18 June. We wanted to know what to expect on the day, so we talked to Aaron and John … you can read the full interview here.

Gin And Bear It

Check out our new poster for the Bear-B-Q picnic on Saturday 18 June, designed by local illustrator James Brooks:

Brighton Bear Weekend Bear-B-Q

The lunch menu from Lunch Positive will include:

  • BBQ & griddled food with sweet potato wedges or Mexican rice, all for £5.00:
    • Home-made beef burger in a bun
    • Lamb meatball kebab in a sub
    • BBQ pork sausage in a sub
    • Chicken thighs and legs in BBQ marinade
    • Home-made veggie burger in a bun
    • Courgette, roasted pepper & halloumi kebabs in pita bread
  • Salads – all side bowls, mix and match for £2.50:
    • Potato salad in crème fraîche and chive dressing
    • Home-made coleslaw
    • Greek salad
    • Pasta salad in pesto dressing
  • Tea or coffee for £1
  • Cakes for £1.50

There will also be gin-based cocktails and other amazing drinks from Gin & Bear It.

You’ll find more information about this event on its Facebook page – please click Going if you are planning to be there! (Please note the location of this event will be Dorset Gardens in Brighton, not Queen’s Park!)

With less than four weeks to go now until Brighton Bear Weekend, the city’s LGBT news and listings magazine Gscene has a good run-down of the weekend’s events. (But don’t worry – on the weekend itself, we’ll have handouts of the programme of events to give to you, and all upcoming events will be announced on Facebook in plenty of time!)

You may have seen comedian Zoe Lyons on TV shows such as Mock the Week and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow … and here she is wearing our very own t-shirt!

Zoe Lyons

Zoe is a Brighton resident and a Patron of the Rainbow Fund, our designated charity. She says:

Wishing all you lovely Bears a fabulous weekend in Brighton this June. Have a truck load of fun and thanks to each and every one of you for supporting the Rainbow Fund and all the great causes it helps in Brighton And Hove.

You can read the full article in Gscene.

We are pleased to announce that Brighton Bear Weekend wristbands are now on sale at two new locations in Brighton: Brighton Sauna (75 Grand Parade) and the Marine Tavern (13 Broad Street).

Check out the full list of wristband deals. It’s getting bigger and better by the day!

Word is certainly getting around about Brighton Bear Weekend – posters for the event are now up in Bar Peppermint in Benidorm, Spain!

Peppermint Bar, Benidorm

Tony and Jimmy are your friendly hosts at Benidorm’s most fun men’s bar, open every night from 11:00 until 4:30. Check out their Facebook page and website, and be sure to drop by and say hello when you’re in Benidorm!

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