Radical Softness Season: FK Alexander, Violence

FK Alexander is nothing if not powerful. Though her M.O. is to play with her own vulnerability – she wears the scars and marks of self harm across her limbs – it takes enormous strength to hold an audience, as she did at last week’s performance at The Attenborough Centre,...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019 at 9:21 pm

Radical Softness Season: to care, Louisa Robbin

Louisa Robbin’s simple and starkly affecting piece, to care, is described as’ a process, a ritual’, and indeed it is – the making of a body butter from oils and fat, the creation of a product for ‘self-care’. Robbin, a self-described...
Posted On 10 Mar 2019 at 12:35 pm

GoGo Penguin, Brand New Heavies and Louie Vega Amongst Acts Added to Line Up at Love Supreme

The next wave of acts has been announced to headline Love Supreme Jazz Festival, Glynde Place, July 5-7. They include Grammy-award winner Louie Vega with his full Elements of Life band, iconic acid-jazz group Brand New Heavies, and Brits’ Critics Choice nominee Mahalia, as...
Posted On 07 Mar 2019 at 10:39 am

A Prizewinning Passionate Machine

After winning Best New Play at the 2018 Brighton Fringe, Rosy Carrick brings her high-octane and highly emotional Passionate Machine back to The Old Market in Hove on March 17th for a hometown show as part of a UK tour. Funny, poignant, and at times shocking, the show sees Rosy...
Posted On 04 Mar 2019 at 2:19 pm

Review: Catherine Mayer FFS at The Old Market

Talks and Debates: Catherine Mayer FFS https://www.catherinemayer.co.uk/ The Old Market, Brighton 24th February 2019 Writer and journalist Catherine Mayer is co-founder of the Women’s Equality Party and this, the first stop on a short UK tour entitled Catherine Mayer FFS* offered...
Posted On 27 Feb 2019 at 2:24 pm

Soundcrash Funk and Soul Weekender 2019 – On Brighton Beach!

As if May in our fair city wasn’t full enough already – The Soundcrash Funk and Soul Weekender will be exploding onto Brighton beach this spring. After two sold-out years, the festival has moved sites to the seaside. The line-up includes Alice Russell, Gilles...
Posted On 21 Feb 2019 at 3:34 pm

Radical Softness season from The Marlborough Theatre

A challenging and timely trio of new theatre performance comes to Brighton as part of the Marlborough Theatre’s Radical Softness season, which bills itself as a season of performance interrogating what it means for self-care to be an act of Radical Softness. The term refers...
Posted On 11 Feb 2019 at 5:00 pm

Review: Horrible Histories – Terrible Tudors

Horrible Histories – Terrible Tudors, Birmingham Stage Company. Theatre Royal, Brighton The Theatre Royal saw Terry Deary’s enduringly popular series brought larger-than-life – just like its main villain, Henry the VIIIth – as a cast of three and some very special effects...
Posted On 04 Feb 2019 at 9:15 pm

Lauren Hill To Headline Love Supreme 2019

Global superstar Lauren Hill has just been announced as headliner for this year’s Love Supreme Jazz Festival. She tops a stellar bill including Jamie Cullum, Gladys Knight, Chick Corea, Snarky Puppy and Kamaal Williams on the line up for the even, which is the world’s...
Posted On 23 Jan 2019 at 1:18 pm

Sandi Toksvig Live! The National Trevor Tour

Sandi Toksvig, the universally-loved funny woman of Radio 4’s News Quiz, Bake off and QI fame, comes to Brighton’s Dome for just two nights on her tour, entitled National Trevor. The title is a nod to her being referred to as a national treasure, much to her scorn....
Posted On 16 Jan 2019 at 3:43 pm