DJ profile: Grant Knowles

Grant Knowles is a prolific and much-loved DJ whose name you’ll know if you’ve spent any time in Brighton’s bars and clubs. We recently caught up with him to find out what’s going on his world …

In Part One of our interview with Grant, we chat about his career, where he’s currently playing, and what to expect at his upcoming set at our Welcome Night at Bar Revenge on Friday 15 June. We also find out his Top Five Current Dance Tunes, and you can listen to them too! Read more and listen »

In Part Two, we reveal his Top Five All-Time Floor Fillers – massive tunes that always get a dance floor heaving! Read more and listen »

DJ Grant Knowles

Vests now on sale

Full cotton vests featuring our 2018 logo designed by bear illustrator Bobo-bear are now on sale for only £12 at Prowler Brighton (where you can try them on for size). Get yours today in navy blue or red!

You can also order vests, together with our t-shirts and wristbands, from our online shop for postal delivery or for collection during Brighton Bear Weekend (14-17 June).

Brighton Bear Weekend 2018 vests in navy blue and red


Easter Quiz fundraising total and photos

Our annual Easter Quiz at the Camelford Arms on 29 March 2018, together with the night’s big Raffle, raised a superb £450.70 for the Rainbow Fund!

Many thanks to the hard-working staff at the Camelford Arms, our wonderful prize donors – including Choccywoccydoodah, the Camelford Arms, Nice ‘n’ NaughtyClive Williams, Bobo-Bear and others – but especially to all you wonderful quizzers who made this evening a smash success and, as always, so much fun!

Check out our photo gallery from the Quiz!

Easter Quiz 2018

Final event lineup confirmed

Only eight weeks to go until Brighton Bear Weekend 2018, and we’re pleased to announce that the final event lineup is now fully confirmed! You can see the full programme of events, including dates, times, venues and more. (Click More information next to any event for detailed venue information and a link to Google Maps.)

Our online shop is open, selling t-shirts (red version shown below, but also available in other colours) and wristbands which will give you great discounts on club entry and drinks throughout the weekend! You can order now for postal delivery or collection in person on the weekend itself.

Don’t forget, the latest news is always on our Facebook page too, where you can also indicate that you will be coming to our events!

Two bears and a red Brighton Bear Weekend t-shirt

Easter Quiz update

A packed crowd enjoyed our big Brighton Bear Easter Quiz on Thursday 29 March. We can’t tell you the grand fundraising total yet, until it is officially announced in the press, but we can say that we’re very happy indeed with the large amount raised. Thank you to everyone who came for their generosity and for creating such a fun atmosphere!

Thank you also to the wonderful staff at the Camelford Arms for hosting this event once again, and to everyone who donated prizes for the additional Raffle, including the Camelford Arms themselves, Prowler, Nice ‘n’ Naughty, Choccywoccydoodah, Chris Sarson and Clive Williams.

We’ll be publishing the grand total and more photos here and on Facebook soon!

Brighton Bear Easter Quiz 2018

Brighton Bear Weekend on the radio

Graham, chair of the Brighton Bear Weekend committee, was on Radio Reverb‘s Out in Brighton show yesterday, talking about our preparations for this year’s weekend, what you can look forward to there, and the good causes to which all the money raised goes each year.

He also called for volunteers to help out either before or during this year’s weekend (14-17 June). We always appreciate your help setting events up, breaking events down, manning the doors, shaking buckets, helping out with graphic design, or anything else you’re good at! If you’d like to volunteer, please send us a message via our contact form.

You can check out the interview in the first fifteen minutes of this podcast: