This Month

Brighton event: First Sussex Festival of Nature @ Stanmer Park 24 June 2012

Brighton event First Sussex Festival of Nature @ Stanmer Park 24 June 2012

Brighton’s Stanmer Park will be hosting the first Sussex Festival of Nature this Sunday as a celebration of our environment. The event, organised by Brighton and Hove City Council with the South Downs National Park and the National Trust has evolved from the former Springwatch festival which also used to take place at Stanmer Park. [...]

Brighton event: Free Sea Splash as part of Brighton and Hove Children’s Festival 2012

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Families are being invited to take part in an exhilarating dip in the sea as part of the 2012 Brighton and Hove Children’s Festival. Sea Splash is a unique free event and will take place on Thursday 12 April 2012, from 8-9.30am on Brighton seafront (meet at Nivea Yellowave). To fit with the theme of [...]

Thousands visit VegfestUK Brighton

Thousands visit VegfestUK Brighton

Last weekend (17 and 18 March 2012), over 5,000 people attended VegfestUK Brighton 2012, making it one of the biggest ever veggie events anywhere in the world this year. Many stallholders at the Hove Centre, offering everything from cakes to pizzas, burgers to ice cream, and chocolate to curries, were sold out by early Sunday [...]

Brighton preview: VIVE LA FRANCE! @ Duke of York’s Cinema Saturday 28 January

Brighton preview VIVE LA FRANCE! @ Duke of York’s Cinema Saturday 28 January

Saturday night at the Duke of York’s presents a unique opportunity for the full-on-Francophile and the more casual French fan alike. Melanie Pain (pictured), a former member of Nouvelle Vague, will be performing a delightful selection of chansons to prepare us for a late-night screening of Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s quintessentially French masterpiece Amelie. For anyone who [...]

Brighton preview: VIVE LA FRANCE! @ The Hope Friday 27 January

Brighton preview VIVE LA FRANCE! @ The Hope Friday 27 January

Friday at The Hope might throw up a few unexpected surprises with Turzi Electronique Experience, Concrete Knives, Halfway (pictured) and L’Amour Electronique DJs all playing. Turzi seem to be setting their own scene by describing themselves as an ‘Electronique Experience’. The five piece fronted by Romain Turzi may not sound particularly French but their unique [...]

Brighton preview: VIVE LA FRANCE! @ The Green Door Store Friday 27 January

Brighton preview VIVE LA FRANCE! @ The Green Door Store Friday 27 January

It’s another quintessentially French night at The Green Door Store this Friday as Phoebe Killdeer & the Short Straws (pictured), Justine Taton, Sing Sing My Darling and Transformer DJs all take to the stage. Anyone who knows Nouvelle Vague will most likely be aware of Phoebe Kildeer who joined the band in 2004 and toured [...]

Brighton preview: VIVE LA FRANCE! @ The Hope Thursday 26 January

Brighton preview VIVE LA FRANCE! @ The Hope Thursday 26 January

Thursday’s show at The Hope is presented by French taste-makers Les Inrockuptibles and will see Polarsets, College, Air Bag One (pictured) and JD the DJ (of Les Inrock) all perform. Polarsets aren’t actually French, but are signed to Kitsune, the French label renowned for their indie-pop spotting abilities and home to the likes of Delphic [...]

Brighton preview: VIVE LA FRANCE! @ The Green Door Store Thursday 26 January

Brighton preview VIVE LA FRANCE! @ The Green Door Store Thursday 26 January

Vive La France gets off to a very French start at the Green Door Store with Francois & The Atlas Mountains (pictured), Mesparrow and Les Zuts all on the billing. Saintes-born Francois moved to Bristol many years ago where he found his Atlas Mountains, which include Rozi Plain. Although, unfortunately in the circumstances, she isn’t [...]

Brighton preview: VIVE LA FRANCE! @ various venues 26-28 January 2012

Brighton preview VIVE LA FRANCE! @ various venues 26-28 January 2012

Melting Vinyl’s Vive La France is back for its fourth year as our friends from across the channel take over North Laine for a fantastique couple of days. The festival, in association with Bureau Export, will see an array of musicians invading Brighton’s shores once again to deliver some of the best acts the French [...]

Brighton & Hove Youth Arts Festival kicks off next weekend

Brighton youth arts festival

The day after the Royal Wedding celebrations, the fourth Brighton & Hove Youth Arts Festival will begin, offering a two-week programme that gives young people the chance to show off their talents (Saturday April 30th – Sunday May 15th). The event launches on Wednesday April 27th with a special showcase at Brighton’s Jubilee Library from [...]

Brighton Vegfest

Brighton Vegfest

A celebration of all things vegan at the Hove Centre.  Head down on Saturday 19 March for loads of stalls serving awesome food as well as bodycare, clothes, accessories, gifts and also lots of campaigning groups and merchandise, plus stacks of info, talks, demos, performances, passion and positive energy. Everyone is invited to enjoy all [...]

Winter Pride on lookout for volunteers

Winter Pride is just around the corner; in fact there’s only twelve days to go before the calendar kicks off with plenty of fun and frolics emanating from venues and community groups across the city and beyond. From Saturday 5th to Sunday 13th March, local businesses, entertainers, LGBT groups and individuals will be doing their [...]

Burning the Clocks fireworks

The fireworks at Burning the Clocks 2010.

Brighton Pride

Brighton and Hove Priode

Preston Park hosts this years LGBT parade on the 7th August 2010 with entrance from midday and the parade arriving at around 1pm. Entrance is free but it is asked that you make a donation to the charity buckets. There will be something for everyone in the park from music tents and cabaret to trade stalls and [...]

Loonaloop at the Latest MusicBar

Loonaloop

Fans of modern electronica will want to head to the Latest MusicBar on the 28th July from 9pm to catch Australian electro dance band Loonaloop in action. The band has performed at a number of clubs and venues across the world, and now it’s the turn of Brighton to host this genre-hopping act. Their music [...]