Brighton Festival publishes full programme today

The full programme for the Brighton Festival 2018 – England’s biggest annual curated multi-arts festival – was published today (Thursday 15 February). Guest director David Shrigley, a Turner Prize nominated graphic artist, spoke about the value of art despite...
Posted On 15 Feb 2018 at 10:36 am

Robin Hood

New Mutiny Theatre Company presents: Robin Hood The Old Market 9 Feb – 17 Feb 2018 Robin Hood By the time the hooded figure reappeared I’d forgotten the conceit of the play’s structure and yet, looking sideways at the seven year old – remarkably – he was...
Posted On 13 Feb 2018 at 11:07 am

S.I.G – Spectrum Is Green for 22nd February in Brighton

Brighton Dome project SPECTRUM cultivates and supports the vibrant music scene of our city. Brighton is brimming with musical talent which we love to showcase, offering bands the perfect platform to be seen and heard and audiences the chance to discover something new or see their...
Posted On 09 Feb 2018 at 11:26 pm

War Horse impresses with a fine pedigree and a moving tale

The National Theatre’s War Horse Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo Brighton Centre Thursday 25 January to Saturday 10 February 2018 The National Theatre has opened its spectacular touring production of War Horse in Brighton to a full house and well-deserved deserved...
Posted On 28 Jan 2018 at 10:00 pm

Brighton Hippodrome tops ‘theatres at risk’ register for third year running

The Hippodrome in Brighton has topped the Theatres at Risk Register, compiled by the Theatres Trust, for the third year running. The list was published a few days ago and notes the sale of the theatre to a private investor in November. The new owner is believed to be planning to...
Posted On 28 Jan 2018 at 2:06 am

Preview – Dear Esther Live

Dear Esther Live Fri 2 Feb 2018, 8pm Brighton Dome Concert Hall £15, £18.50, Under 26s £10 A boundary-warping new show comes to the Dome for one night only this Friday. A live performance of the acclaimed computer game Dear Esther, from The Chinese Room, melds a live score from...
Posted On 27 Jan 2018 at 12:09 pm

War Horse canters on to Brighton Centre stage tonight

The stage play War Horse opens a two-and-a-half week run at the Brighton Centre this evening (Thursday 25 January). After eight years in London – and more than two years after being booked to come to Brighton – the touring version of the much-loved tale is finally...
Posted On 25 Jan 2018 at 2:20 pm

Portslade star Bella Emberg dies aged 80

Portslade star Bella Emberg has died at the age of 80, her agent said last night (Friday 12 January). Born Sybil Dyke on Thursday 16 September 1937, she became best known for playing the comic superhero Blunderwoman on the Russ Abbot Show on TV – the foil to his Cooperman....
Posted On 13 Jan 2018 at 4:29 am

Pinnochio

Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, until January 6 When I was taking my two young children on the bus to Falmer to see Pinocchio, I feared the worst. It was almost their bedtime, their eyes were drooping, they were yawning and I really thought they might fall asleep...
Posted On 23 Dec 2017 at 4:20 pm

Lewis carols bring wonderland to Brighton pub as newsreader joins campaign to save the Greys

Sir Martyn Lewis and the Lewis Sisters – The Greys, Brighton, Wednesday 20 December 2017 The charismatic Greys pub in Southover Street, in Hanover, hosted a most intimate and unique evening of Christmas festivities. This was the first time that such an event has taken place...
Posted On 21 Dec 2017 at 9:36 am

Scrooge Inspired: A Christmas Carol

The Spire, Eastern Rd, Brighton, 13-28th December It is rare to see to a production of a classic adaptation that inspires a standing ovation from its audience on opening night. Even rarer to see one where the venue itself plays a starring role. But that is exactly what Scrooge...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017 at 9:31 am

Here is the news … Sir Martyn Lewis is coming to Brighton to try to save a pub

BBC journalist and newsreader Sir Martyn Lewis is bringing his party piece to a benefit gig for the campaign to Save the Greys this week. Sir Martyn is backing the campaign to create a community freehouse in the heart of Hanover at the event on Wednesday (20 December). The event...
Posted On 15 Dec 2017 at 3:41 pm
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A night at the museum……..unplugged!

SPECTRUM: WINTER SPECIAL: EMMA GATRILL / SHARON LEWIS / THE FICTION AISLE – BRIGHTON MUSEUM 7.12.17 Tonight was going to be something rather different! We were off to the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery to witness some rather unusual unplugged performances. It’s the first...
Posted On 08 Dec 2017 at 12:00 pm

Trump, the Maybot and the three Brexiteers provide ample inspiration for the Treason Show

US President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Theresa May and the three Brexiteers – Boris Johnson, David Davies and Michael Gove – provided ample inspiration for the latest staging of the Treason Show. Southern – rebranded as Bastard Rail – remains another...
Posted On 19 Nov 2017 at 3:02 am

Lost Horizons? Found Horizons more like!

LOST HORIZONS – RIALTO THEATRE, BRIGHTON 18th NOVEMBER 2017 The glorious Rialto Theatre in central Brighton was definitely the place to be tonight (Saturday 18th November) because the Lost Horizons collective were performing live. Lost Horizons are a rather special collaboration...
Posted On 19 Nov 2017 at 2:22 am
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The Kite Runner – A moving tangle of family, friendship, guilt and redemption

Matthew’s Spangler’s beautiful and emotional adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s masterpiece The Kite Runner is a play to behold. From beginning to end there is a stirring narrative led by the very capable David Ahmad who plays the central character Amir. You are taken on a journey...
Posted On 18 Nov 2017 at 10:35 am

The Horrors give Sussex ‘Something To Remember Me By’

THE ATTENBOROUGH CENTRE FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS (ACCA), UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX – SATURDAY 28TH OCTOBER 2017 It’s not often that you ever get to go to a gig in a world class contemporary interdisciplinary arts hub within an iconic Grade II listed building originally...
Posted On 29 Oct 2017 at 2:25 am
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Nothing like forward planning – Professor Brian Cox returns to the Brighton Centre…..in 2019!! – Tickets on sale Friday 27th October 2017

Having set two Guinness World Record titles with his previous sell-out live UK and Ireland tour, Professor Brian Cox, OBE is heading back out on the road with a brand 18-date new show for 2019, Professor Brian Cox Live 2019. Beginning at Derby Arena on 7th February 2019 and...
Posted On 25 Oct 2017 at 10:30 pm

Family panto returns to Brighton this Christmas

Singer and actor David Essex is the virtual star of a family pantomime playing in Brighton over Christmas this year. The 1970s pop star will appear on an LED video wall as Baron Hardup in Cinderella at the Hilton Brighton Metropole from Friday 22 December to Wednesday 27...
Posted On 19 Oct 2017 at 6:46 pm

Brighton school to host new opera by Stephen Fry

A Brighton school is to host a new opera by Stephen Fry based on a short story by the novelist EM Forster. The Life to Come is being staged by Surrey Opera at Roedean School just a month after its world premiere. The score is by Louis Mander with a libretto by Fry who described...
Posted On 11 Oct 2017 at 1:42 pm

Brighton and Hove’s Heritage Open Days 2017 – a resounding success!

This years Heritage Open Days in and around Brighton and Hove has been a tremendous success! This annual celebration of England’s glorious and often overlooked and forgotten architectural and cultural buildings has been extremely interesting and the Brighton & Hove News...
Posted On 09 Sep 2017 at 5:10 pm

Brighton to host Lost Horizons collaboration by 4AD label Cocteau Twins and Dif Juz members

The Rialto Theatre in Brighton is the place to be on Saturday 18th November as they are hosting a rather special collaboration by ex-Cocteau Twins and Dif Juz members Simon Raymonde and Richie Thomas. Support comes from Dog In The Snow. Dog In The Snow finds inspiration in the...
Posted On 30 Aug 2017 at 11:32 pm

Advance Warning! Darkness descends in Brighton on Monday 11th December!

You have been warned – Justin Hawkins, Dan Hawkins, Frankie Poullain and Rufus Tiger Taylor have been given Permission To Land back in Brighton and they mean business – record business! Who are these fellows? I hear you cry, well, read...
Posted On 30 Aug 2017 at 9:44 pm

Sweden’s Death and Vanilla visit my fave Brighton venue -The Rialto

I must confess that I have never stepped inside the Grade II listed Gothic Rialto Theatre near Brighton’s Clock Tower before. Oh my word, what have I been missing! It’s truly wonderful what the current owners have done to the place. By all accounts, it has drastically...
Posted On 26 Aug 2017 at 7:02 pm

Mum I’m Here … errrrr sorry … Mamma Mia Brighton show review

It should be no surprise that this show was so enjoyable. It involves a story we are all familiar with and music that has been so prevalent since the colourful and eccentric Abba won the Eurovision Song Contest at the Dome in Brighton all those years ago. But the experience...