Brighton & Hove’s ‘Punk Picnic 2’ concert report

MENACE + THE WEIRD THINGS + THE FISH BROTHERS + THE SCAVENGERS – BRIGHTON OPEN AIR THEATRE (B.O.A.T), HOVE 07.09.19 Thankfully the sun was out in force for the second annual ‘Punks Picnic’ here in Brighton & Hove over the weekend. I must confess to keeping a close eye...
Posted On 09 Sep 2019 at 11:32 am

Hawkwind to celebrate 50th anniversary with Brighton concert

Famed space rockers Hawkwind have announced a 15-date UK this November in celebration of the bands 50th anniversary and the tour starts right here in Brighton. They will be appearing on Sunday 10th November at the Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton. Purchase your tickets HERE....
Posted On 18 Aug 2019 at 8:33 pm

The KLF’s Bill Drummond heading to Brighton

I never saw this one coming in a million years! I was and still am a massive fan of The KLF. My mate and I still go on about the antics of Messrs Drummond and Cauty to this day. In fact we even met Cauty on wasteland on the outskirts of Hastings a few years back, where he had...
Posted On 16 Aug 2019 at 4:22 pm

‘Suzi Q’ film + Q&A with Suzi Quatro in person

Yep, that’s right folks ahead of the general release (on 11th October) of the Liam Firmager film about her life entitled ‘Suzi Q’, glam rock legend Suzi Quatro will be appearing in person at Duke of York’s Picturehouse at Preston Circus in Brighton on Monday 7th October....
Posted On 09 Aug 2019 at 3:56 pm

10cc to play Komedia Brighton – tickets just £11

For one night only and for just £10 (£1 plus booking fee) the legendary 10cc have announced that they will be playing an exclusive and intimate gig at the Komedia in Brighton on Wednesday 25th September, as part of the annual Nordoff Robbins presents Get Loud series. The venue...
Posted On 09 Aug 2019 at 1:40 pm

Author Peter James launches Ropetackle plan for survival

“MORE THAN JUST AN ARTS CENTRE” A new community fundraising appeal has been launched by Ropetackle Arts Centre that trustees hope will save the much-loved live entertainment venue and cinema from closing – and international best-selling author, Peter James has been the first to...
Posted On 05 Aug 2019 at 11:14 pm

Does anywhere do Pride better than Brighton?

The atmosphere along the Pride Parade route said it all, as people from all backgrounds and walks of life gathered to take delight in the seemingly endless stream of floats and marchers. Beaming faces responded to the cheers of the crowd, and the message was clearly either...
Posted On 05 Aug 2019 at 5:31 pm

An interview with: Tanushka Marah, director of Windmill Young Actors

Tanushka Marah, director of Windmill Young Actors, winners of the Outstanding Award for Theatre at Brighton Fringe 2017, talks to us about her upcoming production of Romeo and Juliet – with a twist! Hi Tanushka, your new production of Romeo and Juliet starts this weekend....
Posted On 15 Jul 2019 at 3:49 pm

Brighton night club granted new premises licence for £1m move

A Brighton night club and music venue has been granted a licence for nearby new premises as it prepares to spend £1 million on the move. The Haunt is to vacate its current Pool Valley home to make way for the expansion of the neighbouring Grosvenor Casino, which has its entrance...

Review: Clean, by Sam Chittenden

Clean  Written by Sam Chittenden   Performed by Different Theatre. WINNER, BEST NEW PLAY, BRIGHTON FRINGE AWARDS 2019 Staged in the historic Mayo drying fields between the houses of Richmond Road and Roundhill Terrace in Brighton and now an award winning wildlife garden, ‘Clean’...
Posted On 04 Jun 2019 at 2:08 pm

Railed – Head First Acrobats

A new show this year from Brighton Fringe Australian regulars Head First Acrobats who were in residence for the whole month of May and what a show! This sold out saloon bar, cowboy themed presentation was a delight from start to finish. With the audience comprising a busy crowd...
Posted On 03 Jun 2019 at 2:34 pm

High Top Circus Showcase

The young reviewer and his adult companion attended the annual ‘High Top Circus Student Showcase‘ at the Spiegeltent during Brighton Fringe Festival during half term. Inspired by the world of Disney favourite Mary Poppins, this was an evocative and incredibly sweet...

The Adult Catchers – kids show

The Adult Catchers The young reviewer and I went to see The Adult Catchers show at the Bosco Spiegel tent this May towards the end of the festival. This was a new show for this year’s festival and follows on from the environmentally focused kids show ‘LET’S...

Witch Hunt Review

A ‘Witchy’ Sound track wafted around the venue as the audience entered – Cliff Richard’s ‘Devil Woman’, Frank Sinatra’s ‘Witchcraft’ , ‘I’ve put a spell on you, Hall and Oates ‘Abracadabra’ gives us a nice intro into the theme of this piece of one woman theatre (with a twist),...
Posted On 03 Jun 2019 at 11:43 am

KidTalk Review – Arr We There Yet?

Arr We There Yet, Headfirst Acrobats – Brighton Spiegeltent Orla, 9, said: “I thought this show was gobsmackingly amazing. “From dangerous knife juggling to balloon sword-fights with the audience it gripped your attention fully – you couldn’t look away! “Telling...
Posted On 29 May 2019 at 8:06 pm

Festival Review: True Copy

Geert van Jansen is master art forger who fooled every strata of the art world for over 20 years between the 1970s and 1990s. Starting out with the mundane aim of paying the rent on his fancy Amsterdam flat by passing off a piece of his work as a Karel Appel, he was encouraged to...
Posted On 28 May 2019 at 11:55 pm

Festival Review: Silence

Silence – Theatr Biuro Podrozy Wed 22 May – Sat 25 May; Black Rock “This city has a 10 million souls” declares the sign silhouetted against the evening sky. “Souls” is the term used in the aviation industry to describe passengers on a plane about to crash; the inhabitants of this...
Posted On 28 May 2019 at 1:59 pm

Kate Smurthwaite: Clit Stirrer

Well this show certainly delivered which such a forthright title! Bringing up the Friday post work slot, I find myself sitting in the Junkyard Dogs venue out of its usual location on Edward Street and moved into a temporary festival home of the Brighthelm Centre, Brighton....
Posted On 23 May 2019 at 9:11 pm

Fringe Review: Hypernova by Laurie Black

Fringe Review: Hypernova by Laurie Black 22 May 2019 Spiegeltent Laurie Black returned triumphant to the Spiegeltent with a killer show of music and circus. This was cabaret at its best with a kinky, metal, goth twist. Laurie hosted with a selection of her own songs accompanied...
Posted On 23 May 2019 at 6:45 pm

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Preview

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Billed as the UK’s premiere all male Theatre company, ‘The Lord Chamberlain’s Men’ return to Brighton with this open-air performance of the beautiful classic Shakespearean comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. “Experience this enchanting tale, overflowing...
Posted On 22 May 2019 at 12:03 pm

Witch Hunt Preview

Following the smash hit success of their previous fringe show ‘Enter the Dragon’, ‘Witch Hunt’ is the new show set to hit Brighton and Edinburgh fringe this year. Created by A&E Comedy and directed by Cal McCrystal, Witch Hunt asks who really holds the power in a world where...
Posted On 22 May 2019 at 11:44 am

William Shakespeare’s MACBETH adapted and directed by Sarah Slator performed by THIS IS MY THEATRE Preston Old Church.   Saturday 18thMay 2019 7:30 pm.

As a GCSE student currently studying Macbeth, I really enjoyed this adaptation of the play by Sarah Slator. It offered an accurate, in-depth representation of the play. The cast brought the play to life with their brilliant acting and live, traditional Celtic music. The location...
Posted On 20 May 2019 at 8:55 pm

Circus’Cision: Those That Made the Cut!

Fringe Review: Circus’Cision: Those That Made the Cut by Head First Acrobats 17 May 2019 Bosco Theatre Well if you like really sexy muscular acrobats this is the show for you. No-holds barred, hilarious action from the Fringe favourites and stalwarts of the Bosco and Spiegeltent...
Posted On 19 May 2019 at 3:51 pm

Review: Kotuku and Moon Child

Kotuku and Moon Child, Bird Life Productions. Bosco Theatre, The Spiegeltent, 18 May 2019 In this simple, sweetly original puppet/masked mime show, a moon baby escapes his crescent cradle in search of his bouncing ball and falls to a Earth where he discovers the beach and meets a...
Posted On 19 May 2019 at 12:37 pm

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko-Seancers   Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts.    16th May 2019 20:00

  The Attenborough centre felt like a fitting venue for Jaamil Olawale Kosoko’s Seancers, as a centre for the creative arts on Sussex University campus.  The stage was set with a huge silver X, reminiscent of Malcom X, old vintage cotton undresses, creepily suspended from...
Posted On 19 May 2019 at 10:05 am