Gin and Bear It drinks menu

Gin & Bear It‘s drinks menu for the Bear-B-Q Picnic on Saturday 18 June is here!

Gin And Bear It

The libations on offer will include the brand new Bear’s Knees cocktail (gin, honey and beer), the effervescent Sloe Gin-ger Fizz, the delicious Long Island Iced Tea, and the classic Cheeky Gin (or Vodka) and Tonic. Beers and soft drinks will also be available. Check out the full menu (PDF 208KB) and get your drinking chops ready!

Gscene magazine cover stars!

We’re on the cover of this month’s Gscene magazine! The cover photo, taken by local photographer Peter McEachern, features members of Brighton’s gay and inclusive rugby team, the Sea Serpents, who will be at the Bear-B-Q and other events over the big weekend (16-19 June).

Gscene, June 2016

Check out the full rundown of events of page 9. You can read the full June issue of Gscene online here, or download it as a PDF here.

Sea Serpents in the Garden of Envy

We’re looking forward to our local inclusive rugby team’s Sea Serpents in the Garden of Envy variety show at Envy (above Charles Street bar) on Saturday 11 June. Doors open at 7:00pm, with the show starting an hour later. Dave Lynn and Kara Van Park will be hosting, with special guest appearances from Sally Vate, Davina Sparkle, Mysterry, Trudi Styles and the Pianoman, and Laura Nixon as Marilyn Monroe, as well as appearances from members of the Sea Serpents. After the show, the night will continue with tunes from DJ Ant Nichols.

Sea Serpents in the Garden of Envy

The night will raise funds for the rugby club to compete in the Union Cup 2017, Europe’s gay and inclusive rugby tournament. The club will donate up to £1,000 of the profit made to help the renewal of the Sussex Beacon Summer House, which brings much joy to users of the charity’s clients and their families.

Check out the event page and the Sea Serpents page on Facebook. Tickets are on sale here.

Bear-B-Q poster and menu

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!)

Zoe Lyons sends her best wishes

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.

Benidorm boosts Brighton Bear Weekend!

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!