Brexit opponents plan street party in Hove today

Opponents of Brexit are planning a street party in George Street today (Saturday 20 May). The event, between 12.30pm and 2.30pm, has been organised by Brighton and Hove for Europe. The man behind it, Peter Cook, wants to use music as a vehicle for social change and urges people...
Posted On 20 May 2017 at 5:07 am

Brighton Fringe premiere sells out for debut by 16-year-old Hove film director

The premiere of the debut film by a 16-year-old director from Hove sold out – and will now have an extended run at the Brighton Fringe. Charlie’s Letters, made by Elliott Hasler, opened at the Nightingale Room, above the Grand Central pub, in Surrey Street, opposite Brighton...
Posted On 19 May 2017 at 4:13 am

New music in Brighton and Hove

The Great Escape is thankfully finally here in Brighton and Hove. For those of you that maybe are not aware of what it is all about, it is a three day music festival held at a majority of venues in the city, that aims to promote brand new up-and-coming music artists as opposed to...
Posted On 18 May 2017 at 12:00 am

What the mayor did …

Brighton and Hove mayor Pete West carried out more than 900 engagement during his mayoral year which started last May and ends tomorrow (Thursday 18 May). Councillor West is due to hand over the chains of office to Councillor Mo Marsh at the annual meeting of Brighton and Hove...
Posted On 17 May 2017 at 9:39 pm

The Great Escape 2017 is upon us – Last years event made Brighton buzz with energy.

At last the wait is over, The Great Escape 2017 is finally here! As per last year, the city will be hosting hundreds of music events across the three day event (18-20 May). There will be big venues and small venues, but the enthusiasm of the crowds will justifiably be the same as...
Posted On 16 May 2017 at 8:33 pm

The excellent Kamikaze Girls are heading back into town – so beware.

  The Kamikaze Girls (the Leeds-London duo, not the Manga film of the same name) have teamed up with the Watford 4 piece Nervus and they are hitting the road this June, including a gig upstairs at The Hope and Ruin in Queens Road, Brighton on Tuesday 27th June. The Kamikaze...
Posted On 16 May 2017 at 7:48 pm

Swedish Synth-pop princess Molly Nilsson is coming back to Brighton.

  Glamorous thirty-two year old Molly Nilsson is bringing her distinctive husky synth-pop sound back to Brighton. The last time she performed in the city was at The Green Door Store, but this time she is heading nearer to the sea and setting up her stall (so to speak) at The...
Posted On 16 May 2017 at 7:03 pm

Refugee performers bring the Calais Jungle to Brighton

Young refugees, among them two unaccompanied minors who live in Brighton, have brought Borderline, a satire about the Calais Jungle, to the Fringe. While they are able to raise a laugh about their experiences at the hands of people smugglers, hostile police and officialdom, the...
Posted On 16 May 2017 at 12:27 am

The UK Subs – a prime example of how to grow old disgracefully

The UK Subs Patterns, Brighton 13.5.17. The word legend can be banded around quite a bit, but to be honest the UK Subs singer and East Sussex resident Charlie Harper is a legend – full stop. He puts punks half his age to shame. He is a war baby as he entered the world in 1944. So...
Posted On 15 May 2017 at 10:35 pm

Baron found hiding in a Brighton Windmill

The Baron in Rottingdean Windmill Everything came together perfectly this weekend! The weather cleared and the sun shone down on the Brighton and Sussex landscape. This allowed the hordes to venture out to see what they could discover and to lap up all of the culture on offer....
Posted On 14 May 2017 at 9:02 pm

Brighton dance crew appear on TV talent show tonight

A dance crew from Brighton are scheduled to appear on the popular ITV television show Britain’s Got Talent tonight (Saturday 13 May). ITV said: “TapTastik is a tap dance group from Brighton aged 19-62 led by choreographer Drew Wood, 49. “Drew, who has a background as a...
Posted On 13 May 2017 at 6:08 pm

FemRock Brighton DIY music event featuring The Tuts – a resounding success.

The Tuts Green Door Store 12.5.17. The charismatic Green Door Store (concert venue/late bar/nightclub) situated underneath Brighton Railway Station played host to this months FemRock Brighton outing. The Green Door Store, which opened in January 2011, prides itself on being able...
Posted On 13 May 2017 at 2:14 pm

Albanians make a song and dance for the Brighton Fringe

Albanians living and working in and around Brighton and Hove put on an outdoor show for the Fringe. They took to the Unity Stage in Jubilee Square, Brighton, and showcased their own culture and others from around the world. The six-hour community-focused extravaganza was...
Posted On 12 May 2017 at 7:03 pm

Richard II: Quirky two-hander pulls the right strings

Richard II, arguably one of Shakespeare’s least accessible plays, has been quirkily brought to life in the most unlikely of formats – a two-hander, with puppets, in ONCA’s tiny new courtyard space, ‘The Cave’. Gregory Gudgeon directs and leads this...
Posted On 10 May 2017 at 1:27 pm

History on our doorsteps in Brighton

The residents of the city of Brighton and Hove are rather fortunate indeed, as there is a host of historic wealth all around them. People simply need to go out and explore and open their eyes. I was born in Brighton many moons ago, but I hit on the notion of re-visiting the city...
Posted On 10 May 2017 at 12:24 am

Hove Plinth moves step closer with crowdfunding pledge from Arts Council

The Hove Plinth project has received a boost from Arts Council England with its promise to pitch in £16,000 once the remaining £24,000 has been raised. Hove Civic Society has launched a crowd funding campaign with a target of £40,000 to meet the cost of the inaugural sculpture...
Posted On 09 May 2017 at 2:26 pm

Fringe venue scrapped after planning woes

Brighton Fringe shows have been cancelled after an ambitious new stage in the grounds of the Royal Pavilion failed to get planning permission. Shiny Town aimed to create a town square will appear in the gardens in front of the pavilion, complete with an artificial lake, plus food...
Posted On 09 May 2017 at 12:23 pm

Music Legends to play Brighton in October

Fancy a bit of nostalgia in your life? Then read on………………The Legends Live 2017 arena tour featuring Suzi Quatro, David Essex, The Osmonds and Hot Chocolate will arrive at the Brighton Centre on Saturday 21st October as one of only eight...
Posted On 08 May 2017 at 11:10 pm

Paul Weller releases new album and is opening his tour in Brighton

2017, marks the 40th anniversary of Paul Weller’s first album, In The City, which he released with The Jam in May 1977. For most artists such a landmark would be greeted with extensive retrospective celebrations: lavish reissues and all that jazz. But Paul Weller is not like most...
Posted On 08 May 2017 at 8:39 pm

Savage Numan to play Brighton

The Brighton Dome is set to host an exciting concert by synth legend Gary Numan, 13,892 days after his first appearance there. Numan fans, affectionately known as Numanoids, are chomping at the bit at the thought of seeing their icon play live again. Hammersmith born Numan,...
Posted On 07 May 2017 at 10:42 pm