Joan Armatrading bathes the Dome in Love and Affection

Joan Armatrading at the Dome, Brighton, on Friday 19 October. Modest yet confident, Joan Armatrading took to the stage of the Dome just over a month after cancelling a gig here because of a sore throat. “You’re late,” she said to warm laughter before announcing that she was going...
Posted On 20 Oct 2018 at 8:32 pm

US garage punks The Coathangers set to play Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar in Brighton

You might just want to head on down to Sticky Mike’s in Brighton on Sunday night (21st October) if you are a fan of US garage punk as The Coathangers are performing with support from Ditz as part of their European tour. In their thirteen years of existence, Atlanta’s tireless...
Posted On 18 Oct 2018 at 11:57 pm

BBC2 ‘Coast’ presenter Neil Oliver tells ‘The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places’ at Theatre Royal Brighton

Neil Oliver, archaeologist, historian, author and presenter of the TV series ‘Coast’, will be sharing his love of Great Britain with audiences in Brighton later this month. ‘The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places’, which is also the title of his forthcoming...
Posted On 18 Oct 2018 at 8:41 pm

She Drew The Gun return to Brighton after a sell out show at The Prince Albert

Have you purchased your 2019 diaries yet? Well I hope so, as you might just want to open them up on 8th March 2019 and write “She Drew The Gun Patterns Brighton doors 7pm”. Have a listen HERE to whet your appetite. She Drew The Gun make impassioned, hypnotic and darkly ornate...
Posted On 16 Oct 2018 at 11:01 pm

Go and see Theatre Of Hate play Patterns, Brighton…you know it makes ‘Sensou’

In 1980, Kirk Brandon formed Theatre Of Hate from the ashes of heralded punk band The Pack. Joining Kirk on vocals were notable punk musicians Stan Stammers and Luke Rendall, along with old school friend, Steve Guthrie and Canadian born John “Boy” Lennard, who revolutionised the...
Posted On 16 Oct 2018 at 9:19 pm

The Art of Attachment – Unique collaborative project explores substance misuse

Art of Attachment is the culmination of a collaborative project between Vincent Dance Theatre and the Brighton Oasis Project (BOP) – a unique substance misuse service working with women and families in Brighton & Hove. Guests will be treated to two new performances...
Posted On 16 Oct 2018 at 2:37 pm

An evening in Brighton with Blush and friends

BLUSH + OH JOY + LOVELY – THE GREEN DOOR STORE, BRIGHTON 14.10.18 To round off three days of great local gigs (Friday – Free Love Devotional Ceremony + Amber Arcades and Saturday – Halo Maud), we headed out on Sunday evening to the Green Door Store to see three...
Posted On 15 Oct 2018 at 11:11 pm

Artists trumped by developer as rundown Brighton studios sold for housing

A rundown building used by local artists in Brighton will be replaced by new homes after the council agreed to sell the site to a developer. The decision comes despite an attempt by councillors to give preference to a lower financial offer from one of the tenants for the Belmont...

Royal Pavilion and Museums to be run by charitable trust

A charitable trust is expected to take over running the Royal Pavilion and Museums after an all-party agreement was reached by councillors. Dozens of staff are due to transfer to the trust which should be up and running within four years. But a move by Conservative councillors to...

Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts crowd chill out to Free Love Devotional Ceremony

FREE LOVE DEVOTIONAL CEREMONY – ATTENBOROUGH CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, SUSSEX UNIVERSITY, BRIGHTON 12.10.18 Sometimes in life you have to make choices and pray that they are the correct ones. Some choices can be life changing and some can be literally based on the flick of a...
Posted On 14 Oct 2018 at 7:14 pm

Amber Arcades gets the orange light in Brighton

AMBER ARCADES – LATEST MUSIC BAR, BRIGHTON 12.10.18 Amber Arcades is the moniker of Dutch musician Annelotte de Graaf and she returned to Brighton in support of her newly released second album ‘European Heartbreak’ which came out a few weeks ago on Heavenly...
Posted On 14 Oct 2018 at 4:43 pm

Halo Maud magnifique Brighton concert

HALO MAUD – RIALTO THEATRE, BRIGHTON 13.10.18 We at Brighton & Hove News towers have been looking forward to seeing Halo Maud perform her ethereal songs live for several months now, due to the fact of the late change of time with their 2018 Great Escape gig, which...
Posted On 14 Oct 2018 at 1:47 pm

Brighton artist’s Madeira Drive painting accepted into national exhibition

A Brighton landscape artist’s painting of the Penny Lift on Madeira Drive is to be displayed at a prestigious London gallery. Tony Parsons’ oil painting has been accepted into the hallowed halls of the Mall Galleries in London after fending off hundreds of competitors...
Posted On 12 Oct 2018 at 12:39 pm

Rare 1930s Brighton tourism poster could fetch £1,300 at auction

A rare poster advertising Brighton as a tourist destination is going up for auction in New York later this month. Swann Auction Galleries is holding a rare and important travel posters auction on October 25, and this item, by renowned railway poster artist Charles Pears, has a...
Posted On 11 Oct 2018 at 2:29 pm

Malian musician announced as Brighton Festival’s 2019 guest director

Malian musician Rokia Traoré will be the eleventh Brighton Festival guest director next year, and will bring the UK premiere of her musical monologue Dream Mandé Djata to the city. Other highlights include the world premiere of a new choral work, Eye to Eye, written and created...
Posted On 11 Oct 2018 at 10:06 am

Ducking Punches returning to Brighton for a night of boisterous revelry

Ducking Punches are a 4-piece punk rock band made up of Dan Allen, Pete Wright, Marcus Gooda and Ryan Hillier. They hail from Norwich and have impressively played nearly 1,000 live shows in their career so far. They are heading back to Brighton on Saturday 24th November and will...
Posted On 10 Oct 2018 at 11:29 pm

The most righteous, triumphant, Rock‘n’Roll new music tour is back in Brighton

‘This Feeling Alive UK Tour 2018’ will be arriving at the Green Door Store in Brighton on Tuesday 27th November. This time around the headline act will be Trampolene. Trampolene are a Welsh alternative rock band hailing from Swansea, who are now based in London. They are Jack...
Posted On 10 Oct 2018 at 9:38 pm

We recently reported on one German electronic musician, well here’s another one!

Last year we covered an unusual concert performance by current Tangerine Dream band member at the Green Door Store in Brighton. He has announced that he is to return to the City but in an unusual venue befitting his style of music. On Friday 22nd March 2019, Schnauss will be...
Posted On 09 Oct 2018 at 11:15 pm

Electronic tour-de-force from music pioneer

WOLFGANG FLUR – THE HAUNT, BRIGHTON 29.9.18 Saturday 29th September saw electronic music pioneer and true legend Wolfgang Flür put on a terrific live show at Brighton’s soon-to-be-relocated ‘Haunt’ venue in Pool Valley. Electronic music lovers in and...
Posted On 08 Oct 2018 at 11:01 pm

Emotional football photography exhibiton held on Brighton streets

An exhibition by Brighton photographer Pete Boyd, focusing on football as a vehicle for the emotions of men, is being held outside in Brighton city centre this month. The candid photographs, made in Brighton during England’s 2018 World Cup matches, “describe the...
Posted On 08 Oct 2018 at 10:15 am