Bears on the move

Brighton Bear Weekend 2020 new dates announced.

Brighton Bear Weekend is an annual event for bears, cubs and friends in Brighton. With London Pride recently announcing the dates of Pride 2020 will be a week earlier than normal, Brighton Bear Weekend (BBW) have decided to move the dates of next year’s BBW to Thursday, June 18 to Sunday, June 21. It is also an extra special anntiversary in 2020 as the BBW is ten years old.

Graham Munday, Chair of BBW, said: “The belated announcement that London Pride was moving from its traditional weekend did rather throw us, and after much discussion, we felt we had little choice but to move our dates.

“We apologise if it had caused any confusion or disruption to peoples plans. We hope by doing this with plenty of time that we have minimised any inconvenience to people.

“We are looking forward to seeing you all here in Brighton on the 18th to 21st of June when we reach our landmark 10th Birthday.”

Claim your raffle prize!

If you bought tickets for the Brighton Bear Weekend 2019 raffle, but were unable to attend the prize draw on Sunday 16 June, you can still claim your prize if you have a winning ticket.

To claim your prize, send an email to and attach a photo of your winning ticket. All prizes must be claimed by the end of Sunday 30 June 2019. Here are the winning ticket numbers:

  • PINK 817Mario Diabolico from The Strange Case Company
  • GREEN 213 – Two tickets for Brighton Racecourse
  • BLUE 995 – Two tickets for Actually Gay Men’s Chorus
  • BLUE 946 – Two tickets for Gay Men’s Chorus Show
  • PINK 541 – Brighton Gin goody bag with a bottle of Seaside Gin
  • BLUE 190 – Full body massage at the Treatment Rooms
  • BLUE 338 – £50 voucher
  • BLUE 783 – £50 Creased Cards voucher
  • PINK 331 – £40 bar tab from Bar Broadway
  • YELLOW 55 – £30 Donatello voucher
  • BLUE 377 – £25 voucher from Intro Tattoo & Piercing
  • PINK 566 – £20 voucher from Nice ‘n’ Naughty
  • GREEN 789 – Sunday roast for two with wine at Amsterdam Bar & Kitchen
  • BLUE 310 – Sunday roast for two with wine at the Camelford Arms
  • PINK 849 – Bottomless brunch for two at the Hilton Brighton Metropole
  • GREEN 643 – Brunch for two at the Trading Post
  • GREEN 957 – Three bottles of prosecco from Legends
  • YELLOW 654 – Lanson champagne from Bar Broadway
  • BLUE 457 – Pink champagne from the Bulldog
  • PINK 606 – Two tickets For Bent Double at Komedia
  • GREEN 166 – Lunch for two with hot drinks at Cup Of Joe
  • PINK 819 – Bag of Roly’s Homemade Fudge

New wristband deals!

We have some amazing last-minute deals for Brighton Bear Weekend 2019 wristband wearers, including big discounts on food and drinks at Amsterdam Bar and Kitchen all weekend, at our bar at the Garden Party on Saturday afternoon, at our big Beefmince club night on Saturday night, and much more! See the full list of wristband deals.

You can still pre-order wristbands in our online shop, and collect them at our Welcome Night on Friday (or get them from a crew member at any other event during the weekend). We’ll also be selling them at our Quiz, Welcome Night and other events. You don’t have to have one to enjoy the weekend, but it will pay for itself very quickly!

Mr Leather UK to present the Mr Brighton Bear 2019 title

We are thrilled to announce that Steven Quick, Mr Leather UK 2018, will present the title of Mr Brighton Bear at our first ever Mr Brighton Bear Competition! The competition will take place at Subline on Friday 14 June from 11:00 pm.

Steven Quick, Mr Leather UK 2018

On 16th March 2018, Steven won the title of Mr Leather UK. He’s been part of the leather community for almost two decades and is extremely proud to have had the honour of representing the leather, fetish and further LGBT+ communities. Growing up in Cornwall, Steven found it somewhat difficult to make fetish connections but with the persistence of wearing leather out on the somewhat limited Cornish gay scene, he soon made a small group of likeminded fetish friends.

Moving to the Southeast in 2003 to pursue a theatre career, Steven soon discovered the fetish scene and made many connections and lifelong friends. He’s been lucky enough to travel throughout the UK, Europe and the USA to attend many fetish events, and he’s currently enjoying his further travels while continuing to represent and promote the UK leather and fetish community.

Steven Quick, Mr Leather UK 2018

Steven is delighted to have raised over £3,500 for his chosen charity, Survivors UK, and is also thrilled to be part of the team at Brighton’s own Rainbow Hub. One of Steven’s proudest achievements to date is being a founder member of Leathermen South, Brighton’s Leather and Fetish social club, based at Subline. He feels honoured and excited to be part of the inaugural Mr Bear Brighton contest and wishes all of the candidates the best of luck.