Ok, so you’ve met your new housemates, called dibs on rooms, unpacked your bags and subdued that slight sense of existential dread in favour of grabbing the bull by the horns and having the time of your life. CONGRATULATIONS! You’re officially a student!

So, now what? Well, you’ll be glad to hear the lovely folks at BIMM have a whole host of Freshers Week events lined-up to keep homesickness at bay and help you to get properly acquainted with your new peers and surroundings. So let’s dive in and see what’s in store for you lovely lot, eh?


Wednesday 20th September
‘Peer Pals’ Mentoring Programme @ BIMM House, 10am (All ages)
Address: 64 Brunswick Street West, Hove, BN3 1EL

Join up to be part of an exciting new peer-to-peer mentoring programme.  Trained year 2 students will be providing guidance, support and BIMM knowledge in mentoring groups throughout the year.  Places are limited so be quick! Cap- 40


Monday 25th September
Music Quiz @ Dead Wax Social, 4-6pm (All ages)
Address18A Bond St, Brighton BN1 1RD

Join BIMMs very own quizmasters Dan Grace and James Watts for an afternoon of music-related quiz fun! Great prizes to be won including a Marshall Bluetooth speaker plus many more! Free pizzas for every team!

Facebook Event – (drop-in – You’ll need a Freshers Wristband)


Monday 25th September
Rixson Music Presents – Electro/Pop Gig @ Patterns, 7pm (18+)
Address: 10 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TL

Lineup- Tilda Allie (Pictured), Momac, Miles Goodall, The E.D. Fowler Band.

Here’s what Tilda had to say about studying at BIMM.

“Without my time at BIMM I wouldn’t have met my band. I am so grateful for the network it has created for me and the opportunities that it has given to me. If you work hard on your craft, BIMM will notice this and they’ll help you. But remember your time at BIMM is what you make it.”

Facebook Event – (drop-in)

Monday 25th September
Pop/Cheese clubnight w/Rhythm of the 90s @ Revenge, 11pm-3am (18+)
AddressOld Steine, Brighton BN1 1EL

UV Paint, DJs and to top the night off, back from playing some of the biggest festivals this Summer such as Glastonbury and Latitude – we have the mighty Rhythm of the 90s playing a very special set just for you at 1am! Don’t miss it!

Here’s what Toby (Drums) from the band had to say about the gig!

“We’re very excited to be playing at the Freshers event at Revenge! Most of the band attended the very first year of BIMM way back in 2002, so it’s a great honour to have been asked to come back and perform. Coming to the show will be the start of a fun and exciting week for all the new students.”

Facebook Event (drop-in)


Tuesday 26th September
‘Artistic Identity’ Collage Workshop, Upstairs @ The Freemasons, 12-3pm (All ages)
Address: 39 Western Rd, Hove BN3 1AF

Come and have some fun creating a visual representation of yourself as an artist at this friendly workshop.  We will provide the materials to create dynamic and exciting images that you can use for your profile or simply just come and enjoy sticking and cutting. (drop-in)


Tuesday 26th September
Music Video Remake @ BRICTT, 10am-3pm (All ages)
AddressBird Studios, New England Street, Brighton BN1 4GW

Come along to BRICTT to re-enact an iconic music video with a pro choreographer, get your best MJ moves on, learn your routine, and have it professionally filmed at the end of the session. 10am start – 2/3ish – Cap – 20


Tuesday 26th September
Pole Dancing Workshop @ BRICTT (2 Sessions), 6-8pm & 8-10pm (All ages)
AddressBird Studios, New England Street, Brighton BN1 4GW

Come along to BRICTT to and learn a routine with our pros and know how to work the pole. This workshop is for all levels, great for the core and full of fun. Cap – 10 per session


Tuesday 26th September
Brighton Ghost Walk, meet outside The Druids Head pub, 5pm (All ages)
Address9 Brighton Pl, Brighton BN1 1HJ

Not to be missed! The walk last approximately 70 mins and visits eight haunted sites around the Lanes. Storytellers are dressed in full Victorian attire and, along with the ghostly tales, embrace aspects of Brighton’s history and offer much light-hearted fun along the way.

Please sign up to avoid disappointment. Cap – 60


Tuesday 26th September
Rixson Music Presents – Dirty Rock @ Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, 7pm (18+)
Address9-12 Middle St, Brighton BN1 1AL

Lineup- Atlas Wynd (Pictured), Sit Down, Hake, CLT DRP


Facebook Event (drop-in)


Wednesday 27th September
Freshers Fair! @ Dead Wax Social, 12-4pm (All ages)
Address18A Bond St, Brighton BN1 1RD

Come and check out a bunch of musical, health and wellbeing practices promoting their services. Sign-ups, discounts and freebies galore.

Facebook Event (drop-in)


Wednesday 27th September
Rixson Music Presents – Hip Hop @ The Hope & Ruin, 7pm (18+)
Address11-12 Queens Rd, Brighton BN1 3WA

Lineup- Mrisi, One Eyed Jacks, Kat’s Head, Isle of CC


Facebook Event


Thursday 28th September

Yoga @ BRICTT, 12pm (All ages)
AddressBird Studios, New England Street, Brighton BN1 4GW

Join BIMMs very own Yogi Jason Veron as he takes you through a mind and body practice which will help prepare and focus you for your upcoming degree.

Please bring your own mat, you won’t be able to take part without one. Wear comfortable clothing (e.g. loose fitting top, joggers, shorts or leggings) and bring water. Cap – 20


Thursday 28th September
Bar Broadway – Show tune Karaoke, 7.30pm (18+)
Address10 Steine St, Brighton BN2 1TY

Book your place quickly to show off those pipes at Bar Broadways Show tune karaoke night, exclusive to BRICTT/BIMM students this is going to be a great night to remember. Free drink on arrival with quizzes and prizes throughout the night. Cap – 70


Thursday 28th September
Screening of This is Spinal Tap! @ Komedia, 2pm (All ages)
Address44-47 Gardner St, Brighton BN1 1UN

Join us for this very special screening of movie classic This is Spinal Tap!

 “This Is Spinal Tap” shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full host of requisite groupies, promoters, hangers-on and historians, sessions, release events and those special behind-the-scenes moments that keep it all real. Sign-up to avoid disappointment! Cap – 140

Facebook Event

Thursday 28th September
Rixson Music Presents: Music Industry Panel talk @ Clarendon Centre, 2pm (All ages)
Address47 New England St, Brighton BN1 4GQ

Meet some of the biggest names on the local music scene, as well as a student panel who will discuss their experiences since moving to BrightonCap – 500

Facebook Event


Thursday 28th September
Rixson Music Presents: Acoustic night @ The Brunswick, 7pm (18+)
Address1 Holland Rd, Hove BN3 1JF

Lineup – Scott Booth (Pictured), Steele, Horace, La Plage 

Here’s what headliner Scott Booth had to say about the event.

“The fresher’s acoustic night will intro new students to one of my favourite venues in Brighton. They host what could be considered the best acoustic open mic night in town. The intimacy of its backroom music venue attracts attentive listeners and a great atmosphere!”

Facebook Event (drop-in)


Friday 29th September
One Inch Badge Presents: Official Freshers Party, Black Honey @ Concorde2, 7-10pm (18+)
Address286A Madeira Dr, Brighton BN2 1EN

After induction, come down to the Concorde 2 for an exciting line-up of bands! We’re excited to have the amazing Black Honey headline our closing night of Freshers week! Don’t miss it!


Black Honey

Demob Happy


Frank & Beans

Facebook Event (drop-in)


That’s your lot for now folks! Time to get out there and enjoy all that the amazing city of Brighton has to offer! Take care of each other, stay safe and remember, if you need any help at all within the early stages of your course (or throughout), please don’t hesitate to contact the student support team who will be happy to help.


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