Black Brighton Market

Black Brighton Market is a place where Black and People of colour have the opportunity to sell their art, goods, services and perform to the general public without having to pay fees. Creating equal opportunities and better profits within the Black community. Black Brighton Market will be held every month on the weekend of Black Pound Day.

On The Day…

The day will start with the stallholders arriving at 10am to set up upstairs at The Actors. The doors to the public will then open at 11am where they will be greeted by our ticket handler at the door, each ticket comes with a raffle entry, there will be performances of all kinds throughout the day, as well as a huge market with plethora of items, different types of sellers with an array of handmade items, environmentally sourced goods, and other eye-catching one of a kind goodies. Accompanied with the hubbub of food and drinks served downstairs. (more details on stallholders and performers as the application process begins). There will also be a raffle on the day every ticket buyer will receive on entry, items to be won will be donated from the stallholders. More details on the stallholders, their items for sale, and the performers will be posted as the application process begins. The market will then close its doors at 7pm. If you can’t make it or don’t live locally but want to contribute to help out, please scroll down to donate and find out more.

tickets coming soon…


The application is pretty straight-forward, if you are selling goods, then you need to click on the link below for Stallholders. If you are wanting to perform on the day, whether it’s a singing set, some spoken word, a DJ set or something instrumental, then you need to click on the link below for Performers. We would appreciate if you could fill part of the form out that asks for an Artist Bio, this can help us in our fund application process. If at any point, whilst you are filling out your form, you are unsure about anything, then don’t hesitate to ask any questions using the Get in touch box at the bottom of the page.

Application Forms




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The First Market

I believe this is important for all people of the community. It allows an equal opportunity for the Black and people of Colour to hone in on their craft, and see a specialist market made for them, by them.

The Actors Pub, 4 Prince’s street, Brighton, BN2 1RD


Black Brighton was created by myself and stemmed from me making friends of colour due to the lack of them in my life, this then turned into a photography project that brought people from the community together creating a sense of family and solidarity we all needed but didn’t know. Now with a growing community in a predominately white city, I have found myself doing more and more for people like myself, always trying to introduce new ways to create, new ways to communicate, and more opportunities in our artistic fields in this creative city. 

Support the Market

Help us make, grow and show Black Brighton Market. By making a contribution, you will help us to make stories that matter.

Donate to Black Brighton Market


Your Donation will go towards

Table Hire
Sound engineer
Graphic designer

Poster and leaflet printing & distribution
Day manager
Digital advertisement


What is Black Pound Day?
“Black Pound Day […] is a grass roots solution-based initiative created to support the growth of the UK Black economy. The day encourages all communities to replace their usual purchases with products from Black led businesses locally or online on the first Saturday of every month, with the hope that spending Black will become a normalised practise throughout the year.”

Will this be a masked event?
It is not encouraged, but we will ask performers and stallholders to test on the morning of.

Where do the profits from the tickets go?
The profits are split evenly between the performers and organiser.

Can I be a stallholders and a performer?
Yes, but you will need to fill out both forms.

Is there anywhere I can load and unload my goods?
There is a quiet road next to the venue where you can unload, but you will have to find parking in the surround areas/Churchill square parking.

Do I need to provide my own table?
You can bring your own table if you have one, if not then we will provide a table, you will need to bring any rails for clothes you require.

Is there wheelchair access?
Unfortunately, the market is held upstairs at The Actors and it doesn’t have wheelchair access.

Do I need to pay to have a stall?
You do not need to pay to have a stall

Do I need to be a Black of Person of Colour to perform?
Yes, you need to be part of the BIPOC community to be a stallholder and/or performer.

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