The 10th live Brighton Bear Weekend 2021, the long-awaited community event, is now only a matter of days away. Having held a series of virtual events last year, due to COVID-19 lockdowns, the organisers have confirmed an exciting, varied live schedule for this coming weekend.
Bears, their friends, and supporters will be treated to what is billed as “four days of furry fun in the sun in Brighton”
Here’s what’s on!
Thursday 22/7 – Quiz Night – The Camelford Arms (7pm-11pm)
Friday 23/7 – Welcome Party (Stage 1) – Dorset Gardens (5pm-8pm), featuring cabaret by Dave The Bear @ 630pm, as well as a special preview of the Mr Brighton Bear 2021 contestants
Friday 23/7 – Welcome Party (Stage 2) – The Amsterdam Bar & Kitchen (8pm-11pm), featuring Mr Brighton Bear 2021 Final, presented by Miss Brighton 2021 & sponsored by Bear 107 (bear107.com)
Saturday 24/7 – The legendary BBW Garden Party – Dorset Gardens (12pm-6pm), featuring the Lunch Positive Kitchen, the ever-popular Al’s Bar, more than a dozen merchandise and community stalls, plus an incredible line up of performers, with proceedings compered by JonBee
NB: Attendance of The Lions Barber Collective (an international collection of top barbers, who have come together to help raise awareness for the prevention of suicide) has just been confirmed, with a dedicated marquee @ Dorset Gardens https://www.thelionsbarbercollective.com
Saturday 24/7 – Bear-a-oke – Upstairs @ Bar Broadway (630pm-930pm), featuring Candi Rell-Dq and JonBee
Sunday 25/7 – Sunday Roast – Amsterdam Bar & Kitchen (1230pm-6pm), featuring cabaret by Drag With No Name
Sunday 25/7 – UnderBears – Upstairs @ Bar Broadway (10pm-late!) – the underwear party that is never brief!
Graham Munday, Chair of Brighton Bear Weekend, said “We are thrilled to have received an outpouring of support for this year’s Brighton Bear Weekend locally, nationally and indeed internationally. The BBW Committee has been working hard behind the scenes to deliver a program of events that will appeal to a wide cross-section of the bear community.
To everyone wishing us well, to everyone who will be coming along to enjoy our events, to everyone playing a part in making Brighton Bear Weekend the success it is bound to be – a huge thank you from the BBW team and on behalf of those who will benefit as a result of funds raised”.
Mr. Brighton Bear is sponsored by Bear 107 https://bear107.com
Brighton Bear Weekend is supported by PPL/PRS
BBW is proud to support The Brighton Rainbow Fund. The Fund provides needs-led, grant-based funding to Brighton & Hove-based LGBT+ volunteer-run groups, providing frontline services in/for: Community safety, HIV/AIDS and Health & Community Development. More details can be found at www.rainbow-fund.org
You can find out everything about the whole Brighton Bear Weekend here www.brightonbearweekend.com