Ten things to do in May

Ten things to do in May

1st May 2018

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For a lot of you, May will be rather daunting. Deadlines loom and grades are soon to come back. However, there is plenty for students to do this month to ensure they enjoy themselves whilst studying and revising. Here are just things coming up…

1.) Go and see a show at the Brighton Fringe

Brighton Fringe is one of the most thrilling and outlandish things the city has to offer. It includes various shows from upcoming, and promising artists. It is the largest annual arts festival in England, and second largest in the UK after Edinburgh Fringe. With it being right on our doorstep, there is plenty of reason to attend! Have a browse here.

2.) Go kayaking!

Active US are putting on an exclusive and also affordable session of kayaking and canoeing. For just £2, Buddies have the chance to partake and get to grips with the water. This is perfect way of spending some time away from the library, and also doing something productive with time that would otherwise be spent procrastinating. Get your ticket here.

3.) Attend the Eurovision Song Contest

…Well, almost! East Slope are putting on a Eurovision Screening Party this month. For those with soft spot for the quirkiest talent contest in the world, make your way to the bar for a night of fun, drink, and out of tune singing. Get to know more here.

4.) Get Walking on Wednesdays

Wednesdays have just got active. Active US have begun doing regular walks on Wednesdays. These will carry on throughout May until the middle of June. This is the perfect way of making sure that you are taking an active break from your studies, ensuring you don’t fall behind with your wellbeing and getting a breath of fresh air to keep you motivated. Reserve a space here.

5.) Experience the power of DragSoc

DragSoc are the cult of Sussex campus, bringing RuPaul’s Drag Race to the South Downs, and introducing their audiences to the macabre, the hilarious, and the incredibly creative characters that they have created. Be a part of the fun and attend their Big Summer Blow Out, which is taking place in early may. It is time to lipsync for your life! Get your spot here.

6.) Pay a visit to the Foodies Festival

Brighton is putting on its annual foodie festival on Bank Holiday weekend. Taking place on Hove Lawns, it will include an array of world foods, as well as the launch of the new collective, Musicians against Homelessness. Read more here.

7.) Get into Boxercise

Boxercise is taking place each Monday from 4 until 5. It will give students to get involved with a free session, courtesy of our fab friends at Active US. Be sure to get your space and make the most of this opportunity. Book a ticket here.

8.) Catch Shakespeare at the Duke of Yorks

William Shakespeare’s eerie, dark, and tragic drama is coming to the Duke of York Cinema in Preston Circus. Viewers will get the opportunity to enjoy a National Theatre experience for half the price and without heading up to London. All the more reason to get on board with this screening. Get a ticket here.

9.) Play Badminton!

Badminton is another Active US’ events taking place weekly during May. Head to the Sports Centre at 12 on Tuesdays to get playing with your mates. This event is exclusively put on for buddies and is open to anyone, regardless of capability. Sign up here.

10.) Come to our Buddy Scheme picnic

As one of the Buddy Scheme’s last events, we are taking students over to Stanmer Park for a picnic. Places are limited, and also FREE to be sure to get yours and take the perfect screen break with your Buddy. Get your place here.