Things to Do in Brighton This Weekend If You Like Comics – Caption 2017

Posted by December 1, 2017 Comment


The longest running comic book convention in Britain is Caption. It used to be in Oxford, then it was sent to Coventry, now it’s in Brighton, and it’s kicking off tonight.

And it really has been running an age as tonight it celebrates its 25th anniversary with an evening event as part of the annual Graphic Brighton event this Winter.

So tonight there’ll be a panel discussion of music and comics with DJ Food and cartoonist The Surreal McCoy, a ‘lightning talks’ series of presentations by comic creators including Rachel Ball, Tom Cleary, Ottilie Hainsworth, Jaime Huxtable, Daniel Locke, Michi Mathias and Myfanwy Nixon, a discussion of classic girls’ comics with Hannah Berry, Hannah Eaton and Jenni Scott, plus the Caption small press table selling comics by local creators.

It starts from 6pm at Phoenix Brighton, 10-14 Waterloo Pl, Brighton BN2 9NB – FREE but £2 donation welcome!

Here’s the full weekend schedule for anyone who wants to brave the cold…

Friday Dec 1st, The Phoenix Brighton

6pm doors open

6.30pm Intro to Caption – Alex Fitch and Jenni Scott

6.45pm ‘Music and Comics’: panel discussion with The Surreal McCoy and DJ Food

7.30pm ‘Lightning talks’: presentations by Rachel Ball, Tom Cleary, Ottilie Hainsworth, Jaime Huxtable, Daniel Locke, Michi Mathias and Myfanwy Tristram

8.30pm ‘Misty and the legacy of classic girls comics’: panel discussion with Hannah Berry, Hannah Eaton and Jenni Scott

10pm close

Related events:

Also on Dec 1st: Bozboz Gallery private view, 30 Richmond Place, BN2 9NA

7.45pm Exhibition launch for the ‘Art of Snub 23’, featuring a DJ set by DJ Food

Saturday Dec 2nd:

Mapping Your Own World @ Phoenix Brighton
11 am – 1 pm and 2 – 4 pm, free drop-in
Creative sessions for all the family with Phoenix artists including Ottilie Hainsworth. Enjoy exploring and making together. Children 3 – 14 years old must be accompanied by a parent or carer.

Maps and Lives exhibition celebration day @ Phoenix Brighton
2 – 8 pm in the gallery and at Phoenix Community Centre
Join us for a celebration of the Maps & Lives exhibition, a ‘rear view’ instead of a ‘private view’ and a last chance to contribute artwork to the community project.

Rose Tinted Spectacular Zine Fair – meet artists and buy ‘zines and comics by local creators

3pm – 11pm The Rose Hill Tavern, Rose Hill Terrace, London Road, Brighton BN1 4JL

All weekend:

An exhibition of original comic art by Joe Decie (Collecting Sticks) of his strips for Brighton’s monthly Viva Magazine, alongside other artworks and photography featured in the periodical

Regency Town House13 Brunswick Square Hove

Friday 1st of December to  Sunday 3rd Decemeber, from 10am until 5pm


(Last Updated December 1, 2017 8:17 am )

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