We love the sound of the quirky events that make up Hendrick's Library of Delightfully Peculiar Writings, which is part of the Brighton Festival taking place this month. The name alone instantly dazzles. It's a pop-up curiosity shop stuffed to the gills with ideas and extraordinary ephemera. Top of our list on their events agenda is A Writer's Den (17 May at 12pm, free), where budding novelists are invited to pitch book ideas to a panel including literary agents Conville and Walsh. If the sound of a imaginative fusion of contemporary taxidermy and performance art flicks your switch, also make time for: Stuffing Peter Rabbit (19 May at 3pm, £10). It's going to be weird, which is exactly what tickles our fancy. Last of our top three picks is the Bompas and Parr Feast (23 May at 7pm, £50). After creating a green river on the roof of Selfridges and making jelly sculptures in the shape of London landmarks, we can't wait to see what they'll concoct. As for the best of the rest - the whole raft of events will be suitably gin soaked (thanks to sponsors Hendrick's) - and that sounds very jolly indeed.
17 - 27 May, brightonfestivalfringe.org.uk