Welcome Night

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.

BBW 2017 Welcome Night

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!

Uproar at Envy

Golden Handbags Awards 2017

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!

Our Golden Handbags 2017 award

Interview with Spice

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.


Brighton Bear Weekend on the radio

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: