The Great Escape – Beach Launch Party 16.5.18

We suspect that (almost) everyone would have overlooked reporting on the bands performing at the delegates Beach Launch Party prior to the commencement of the official Great Escape. So we are in part aiming to address that imbalance. We hot-footed it from The Rialto located near...

Brighton Fringe Review – 1 Woman, a High-Flyer and a Flat Bottom *****

1 Woman, a High-Flyer and a Flat Bottom: Samantha Baines c/o Hannah Layton Management; The Blockhouse, The Warren, 20th May This was a one-woman show which promised to explore the multitudinous lost women of science by actor, writer and TV performer Samantha Baines. I’d not heard...
Posted On 21 May 2018 at 2:42 pm

Brighton Fringe Review – Circus’Sission – Those That Made the Cut****

Circus-Sission. The Show that Made the Cut. 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th May and 1st, 2nd June 2018. Brighton Spiegeltent-Bosco. A great smack in the face of circus diversity! Hosted by Ozzie’s Head First acrobats, in all their sexuality-fluid glory, with their own Game of...
Posted On 21 May 2018 at 2:36 pm

Brighton Fringe Review – Cabaret Boheme

Cabaret Boheme: Cinematic Spectacular By Veronica Blacklace. Spiegeltent, May 18th. This show certainly puts the tits in titillation. The opening gambit from compere, performer and singer was ‘There’s going to be a lot of vaginas out’! So, with a bang, Veronica Blacklace (an...
Posted On 21 May 2018 at 2:30 pm

Brighton Fringe Review: Last Night at the Circus

Last Night at the Circus 19th and 20th May 2018. The Theatre Box, the Warren. It’s rare treat when my worlds collide and Jane Postlethwaite’s ‘Last Night at the Circus’ was one of these occasions. Not only does Jane herald from the North (Cumbria to be...
Posted On 21 May 2018 at 2:24 pm

Brighton Fringe Review: The Impossible, Improbable and Unlikely Adventure Of…

‘The Impossible, Improbable & Unlikely Adventure Of…’ – SharkhelpingFish Multiple Performances 25th and 26th May, the Danehurst, 3 Broad Street, Brighton This was a perambulatory journey through a hotel in development with story linked encounters in...
Posted On 21 May 2018 at 2:19 pm

Brighton Fringe Review – Frank Sanazi: Stuck In the Bunker With You

Frank Sanazi ‘Stuck in the Bunker with you’ By Peter Perke Productions. Broadway Lounge, 16 May A true original this, as the name suggests Frank Sanazi is an unnerving comedic mix of the singing legend Frank Sinatra and the infamous dictator Adolf Hitler, poking fun at history’s...
Posted On 21 May 2018 at 2:12 pm

Kate Tempest chooses Hangleton to debut new album at secret Brighton Festival gig

Brighton Festival 2017’s Guest Director Kate Tempest made a surprise return to the city on Saturday when she debuted her new album in full at Hangleton Community Centre. Billed only as a special guest at 5pm, the sold-out show rounded off a glorious sunny day of free...
Posted On 21 May 2018 at 1:50 pm

Brighton’s festival for new music ‘The Great Escape’ – a resounding success!

Thousands of you will have noticed that the annual Great Escape new music festival has been taking over Brighton for the past few days. Our city has welcomed acts and their fans from all over the world to our wonderful seaside location. It has been a truly fantastic success! The...

Rat Scabies Sussex appearance postponed

The legendary drummer and founding member of The Damned, Rat Scabies special Q & A session about the 1977 punk wars at The Con Club in Lewes on Monday 21st May has regrettably had to be postponed due to promoter illness. A new date will hopefully be announced within the next...
Posted On 20 May 2018 at 3:44 pm

Brighton Fringe Review: Cabaret From The Shadows

Cabaret from the shadows. The Warren: The Hat, 17th and 18th May 2018. “Why and I here?” “What are the mysteries of my soul?” “I am going to read your minds” threatens the Cabaret From The Shadows. You may well be fearful if your mind includes...
Posted On 20 May 2018 at 11:05 am

Poetry and motion – Hollie McNish set to wow at Poets and Illustrators

Brighton Festival: Poets and Illustrators Sat 26 May 8pm St George’s Church £15/10 https://brightonfestival.org/event/13608/poets_illustrators/ This one-off show brings together five renowned young poets and artists exploring the theme of “hard work” –...
Posted On 20 May 2018 at 10:53 am

Future of The Haunt in doubt after casino’s plans to expand reveal it has no planning permission

It’s been operating as a nightclub or music venue for 20 years – but it seems The Haunt has never had the right planning permission. The discrepancy appears to have been uncovered when the neighbouring Grosvenor Casino asked permission last December to change its use...

Brighton Fringe Review: Song of the Plague*****

A Song of Plague – By Lost in the Fog at The Warren: The Burrow 1665, Death arrives in London. Rats flood the city and a sinister shadow haunts the streets. A combination of live original music, puppetry and transformation tell an intimate tale of plague, family and...
Posted On 18 May 2018 at 2:16 pm

Brighton Festival Review: The Humours of Bandon

The Humours of Bandon – Fishamble, The New Play Company (Ireland). The Brighthelm Centre, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 May https://brightonfestival.org/event/13586/the_humours_of_bandon/ There’s a lovely moment in Margaret McAuliffe’s one-woman play when teenage heroine Annie, still...
Posted On 18 May 2018 at 1:14 pm

Brighton Fringe Review: Ensonglopedia of Animals *****

Ensonglopedia of Animals – John Hinton. The Old Courtroom, 27 May, 2, 3 June https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/ensonglopedia-of-animals-124726/ The (very potted) evolutionary history of life on Earth, from sea sponges to primates, doesn’t sound like ideal subject...
Posted On 18 May 2018 at 1:00 pm

Royal Pavilion to give free entry to all Harrys and Meghans this Saturday

The Royal Pavilion is throwing its doors open to anyone called Harry or Meghan on Saturday with the offer of free entry to mark the royal wedding. The offer, open to Haris and Megans of all spellings, is one of several events taking place in the city on Saturday. The West Pier...
Posted On 17 May 2018 at 9:43 am

Brighton punk/riot grrrl group release debut single ahead of The Great Escape launch party

Last November the Brighton & Hove News music team reported on the in-yer-face performance at The Haunt by Brighton’s finest 5 girl punk outfit P*ssyliquor. We stated “The name might be a little close to the edge, but these girls really can play and performed some superb...
Posted On 15 May 2018 at 6:52 pm

The Lovely Eggs are out on tour again – Brighton date confirmed

We’re so ‘Eggs-static’ that The Lovely Eggs have announced that they will be returning to The Haunt in Pool Valley again this year. Virtually a year on from their terrific concert there last year, the husband and wife duo will again be bringing their own inimitable style of...
Posted On 15 May 2018 at 4:49 pm
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Brighton Fringe Review: Scotland! *****

Scotland!: The Late Bloomers Theatre Company. The Theatre Box, The Warren, 12, 13 May A crowdfunded physical theatre show, performed by this new company’s three members. The Latebloomers met at Ecole Jaques Lecoq Theatre School in Paris, and herald from – no, not the...
Posted On 15 May 2018 at 4:19 pm