Nandos set to open new Brighton restaurant

Nandos, Starbucks and a dessert bar have been lined up as tenants for a new development in Brighton’s London Road. The three eateries have been revealed in a planning application which seeks to amend the layout and usage for new student block Pavilion Point. The five-storey...
Posted On 17 May 2022 at 5:35 pm

Toads Hole Valley latest: Planners prepare to drop fight over Hove estate

Plans for a new housing estate in Hove have been given a boost after experts said that the effect of extra traffic on the road network would not be “severe”. Councillors are due to meet next week to decide whether the new information means that they no longer object to granting...
Posted On 17 May 2022 at 5:21 pm

Pub chain asks for 2am licence at former Topshop

A pub chain has applied for a 2am licence on the first floor of the former Topshop unit in Churchill Square. The Botanist, which already has branches around the UK, wants a licence to serve alcohol and food and for the performance of both live and recorded music until 2am from...
Posted On 17 May 2022 at 4:26 pm

Brighton Fringe – Preview: Mémoires D’un Amnésique: A Piano, a Film and Erik Satie, in His Own Words

‘Mémoires d’un Amnésique: A piano, a film and Erik Satie, in his own words’ is, in equal parts, a piano recital, a one-man play and a surrealist film, amalgamated into a unique theatrical experience. This show is performed by Alex Metcalfe of Amusia. As pianist,...
Posted On 17 May 2022 at 4:20 pm

Neighbours object to Brighton venue’s plan for outdoor seating

Neighbours have objected to a Brighton music venue’s plan to serve drinks to people sitting at tables outside the premises. Matthew Felton-Dimmack, 41, director of Chalk, in Pool Valley, Brighton, wants to have an outside seating area for the venue and its East Street Bar until...

‘I’m no racist!’ – councillor hits back in row over mayoralty

Councillor Dawn Barnett has hit back in the row over the mayoralty, making a formal complaint about remarks by a political opponent and saying: “I’m no racist.” The Conservative councillor agreed to step in when her friend and colleague Mary Mears became ill and unable to take...
Posted On 17 May 2022 at 1:30 pm

Brighton Festival Review – Music: New Regency Orchestra at Brighton Dome

They smashed it! Only formed in 2021, the New Regency Orchestra came, saw and conquered their biggest gig so far at Brighton Dome on Sunday night for Brighton Festival. Since their formation, only one year ago (how have they been so productive in such a short time?!), this very...
Posted On 17 May 2022 at 6:09 am

Brighton Festival Review – Film: Festival of Ideas: I Get Knocked Down at Lewes Depot

This film screening and Directors Q & A turned out to be a very popular event with a packed house at Lewes Depot on Wednesday 18th May. This brand new film screening of I Get Knocked Down is a version (one band member’s perspective and imaginings) of the origin myth of...
Posted On 17 May 2022 at 6:08 am

Brighton Fringe Review – Performance: My Heart is a Spark at Phoenix Art Space

Paul Macauley’s new show My Heart is a Spark (By Hello Strawberry) begins with him half-crouched, hands in front of his face, before sliding them apart like opening doors, and launching into a dance routine to Call Me Maybe. It’s a sweet, cheesy gesture that could signal the...
Posted On 17 May 2022 at 5:52 am

The Top 5 music performances at this year’s Great Escape

The Brighton & Hove News Music Team have witnessed many of this year’s concerts during The Great Escape New Music Festival which took place in many venues throughout the city of Brighton and Hove on Wednesday 11th, Thursday 12th, Friday 13h and Saturday 14th May. We are...
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