Entertainment

Russell Brand at the Brighton Theatre Royal

Love him or hate him there is something compelling about Russell Brand. He is rude, crude and totally outrageous and as much as much as you want to hate him, you also find yourself loving him because he says what most of us dare not even think about much let utter outright. On the 26th [...]

Playgroup Festival – 21-23 Sept 2012

Playgroup Festival - 21-23 Sept 2012

The third Playgroup Festival, will now take place from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd September at Eridge Park, Eridge Green, near Tunbridge Wells, in Kent. This year the infamous Brighton collective are set to return with a killer line up including DJ Yoda, Alice Russell and DJ Format (see here for full line up details) [...]

Brighton seafront cinema line-up announced for Brighton’s Big Screen

Brighton seafront cinema line-up announced for Brighton’s Big Screen

Brighton’s Big Screen will be bringing a 100 square ft LED screen to the seafront from 27 July to the 12 August 2012 from 10am – 10pm, to broadcast live coverage of the Games plus a selection of free blockbuster movies. From summer lovin’ and sing-a-long classics including Grease and Mamma Mia, to a Friday [...]

Brighton’s Big Screen launch party to celebrate its own opening ceremony on 27 July

Brighton’s Big Screen launch party to celebrate its own opening ceremony on 27 July

To celebrate the launch of Brighton’s Big Screen on the seafront , the atmosphere of the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony will be brought to Brighton beach on Friday 27 July 2012. Visitors and residents of Brighton and Hove are invited to attend the free launch party to help celebrate the opening of Brighton’s Big [...]

Olympic torch relay reaches Brighton and Hove today

Olympic torch relay reaches Brighton and Hove today

The Olympic torch relay is set to arrive in Brighton and Hove this evening after leaving Portsmouth earlier on today (Monday 16 July 2012). Throughout the day, the Olympic torch will be carried by 131 Torchbearers on its journey from Portsmouth to Brighton and Hove, taking in the communities of Petersfield, Rogate, Midhurst, Easebourne, Tillington, [...]

Paddle Round The Pier 2012: no damp spirits!

Paddle Round the Pier 2012

Last weekend (Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July) saw the Paddle Round The Pier Beach Festival take place once again in Brighton. While the rain had an obvious effect on attendance, organisers are delighted to have once again raised thousands of pounds for this year’s charities – the RNLI, Winston’s Wish and Surf Action. Dave [...]

Brighton’s i360 viewing tower one step closer to being constructed

Brighton’s i360 viewing tower one step closer to being constructed

Brighton seafront’s i360 viewing tower is one step closer to being constructed as the kickstart loan for the project looks set for approval. Councillors look set to grant approval to Brighton and Hove City Council borrowing up to £15m to lend on to the project’s developers. If agreed, the deal would be set up by [...]

Brighton’s Big Screen being unveiled on the seafront this month

Brighton’s Big Screen being unveiled on the seafront this month

Brighton’s Big Screen – a 100 square ft LED screen – will be coming to Brighton Seafront later this month, ready to broadcast coverage of the London 2012 Olympics and more. Brighton’s Big Screen will be in place on the seafront from 27 July – 12 August 2012, broadcasting coverage of the 2012 Games plus [...]

Skate and ride at Brighton’s Paddle Round The Pier 2012

Paddle Round the Pier 2012

After the huge popularity of the skateboarding ramps with skaters, BMX riders and spectators alike, we are pleased to announce that the ramps are back again for Paddle Round The Pier 2012 The ‘Skate & Ride Area’, which is situated on the promenade area of the Paddle Round The Pier beach festival site on Hove [...]

Family fun guaranteed at Brighton’s Paddle Round the Pier beach festival

Family fun guaranteed at Brighton’s Paddle Round the Pier beach festival

The Paddle Round The Pier beach Festival really does offer something for everyone and something for all ages – and this year is no exception! There is a huge array of events, activities and more on offer for families wanting to head down to the free charitable event, which takes place on Saturday 7 and [...]

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. [...]

City College Brighton and Hove hosts another dazzling Visual Arts End of Year show

College hosts another dazzling Visual Arts End of Year show

City College Brighton and Hove’s Visual Arts End of Year Show, one of the highlights of Brighton and Hove’s art calendar, is being held in the College’s York and Trafalgar buildings on Pelham Street for five days, commencingon Friday15  June. From a department graded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, the final projects from over 300 students who [...]

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

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

Enjoy a fantastic free family day out at this year’s Sussex Festival of Nature at Stanmer Park. Come and join the Sussex Wildlife Trust as we host a garden for wildlife interactive zone with bug hunting, pond dipping, quizzes, plant fun, games and lots more. Join the marine team on their ‘tour de fish’ as [...]

Brighton review: Gary Numan @ The Brighton Dome 3 June 2012

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Steve Ramsey joined the ‘Numanoids’ at the Brighton Dome for Gary Numan’s gig on 3 June  2012, but didn’t walk away a convert. “Nuuuuuman!”, shouts the crowd. Some of them are already wearing t-shirts from this tour. They’re mostly dressed in black, the uniform of the ‘Numanoid’ (the obsessive fans who would buy a Jessie [...]

Brighton Festival 2012: Breakin’ Convention 2012 @ The Brighton Dome 29 May 2012

Brighton preview Breakin

Brighton and Hove Free Press contributor Elizabeth Hughes reviews an entertaining and inspiring evening at Brighton Dome. Breakin’ Convention broke boundaries and exceeded all expectations. It went way beyond street dance, it was hip hop dance theatre of the highest quality and one of the best nights out I have ever had in Brighton. It [...]