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

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

Friday’s Vive La France offerings at The Green Door Store came in the form of Sing Sing My Darling, Justine Taton and Phoebe Killdeer and The Short Straws. Local favourites Transformer, a ‘French Connection’ act with members from Brighton and France, were also on hand. They entertained the crowd between sets with their eclectic concoction [...]

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

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

This year’s Vive La France festival, courtesy of Brighton promoters Melting Vinyl, got started at The Green Door Store with performances by Les Zuts, Mesparrow and Francois and the Atlas Mountains. Performing under the ‘French Collection’ banner, Les Zuts opened the night with a charming performance of Gallic songs from over the years. Fronted by [...]

Will Hoskins on loan to Sheffield & Seagulls ‘closing in on deals for two Premier League players’

Will Hoskins on loan to Sheffield & Seagulls ‘closing in on deals for two Premier League players’

25-year-old Brighton and Hove Albion striker Will Hoskins has joined Sheffield United on loan. Hoskins will join the League One side on loan until the end of the season. The striker joined Brighton and Hove Albion from Bristol Rovers in May and has since made nine appearances for The Seagulls. Hoskins’ previous clubs include Millwall, [...]

Brighton’s Will Buckley in the running for FA Cup Player of the Round

Brighton’s Will Buckley in the running for FA Cup Player of the Round

Brighton and Hove Albion’s Will Buckley is one of five players nominated for the Budweiser Player of the Round award after his performance in the FA Cup Fourth Round. Buckley created the winning goal against Premiership side Newcastle at the Amex on Saturday 28 January 2012. Also in the running are Leicester City’s Jermaine Beckford, [...]

Crystal Palace v Brighton and Hove Albion: Match preview

Crystal Palace v Brighton and Hove Albion: Match preview

Brighton fans are sure to be hoping that their side can continue their decent run of form when they face Crystal Palace tonight in this Championship derby. New signing Sam Vokes could be handed a debut in tonight’s clash after sealing his loan move from Wolves yesterday (30 January). Other team news for Brighton sees [...]

Man injured in 30ft Brighton seafront fall

Man injured in 30ft Brighton seafront fall

A 21-year-old man is in a critical condition with multiple fractures after falling 30ft from railings on Brighton seafront. The man from Sidcup, Kent had been on a night out in Brighton on Saturday 28 January and climbed over railings on Brighton seafront, opposite the junction with West Street, shortly before 11pm. A friend was [...]

Commonwealth Games Champion to run Brighton Marathon 2012

Commonwealth Games Champion to run Brighton Marathon 2012

Commonwealth Games Marathon champion John Kelai has signed up to run the Brighton Marathon on Sunday 15 April 2012. 35-year-old marathon runner Kelai hit the headlines two years ago in Delhi when he coasted to gold in 2:14:35 – almost a minute clear of the field. Given the faster Brighton Marathon course this year, with [...]

Brighton preview: The Invisible Dot Tour 2012 @ The Old Market

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The Invisible Dot Ltd are one of the most exciting and innovative production companies in the country. Having worked extensively with cutting edge comedians Tim Key, Mark Watson, Daniel Kitson, David O’Doherty and Simon Amstell, we are uniquely placed to to bring you the next generation of exceptional acts emerging through the Edinburgh Fringe and [...]

Brighton event: Valentine’s origami & yoga for children @ Hanover Community Centre

Colour The World creative workshop for children Valentine’s origami heart craft & yoga adventure for children Learn to make Valentine’s origami heart and join some interactive story-style yoga adventure. There is a big emphasis on children having fun and we encourage them to use their creative skills and imagination. Take some comforatable clothing and have [...]

Brighton and Hove event: Pick Your Plectrum – open call for Brighton string musicians @ TOM

Folk, Americana, Jazz and Country melodies are swelling to a lively, spirited height at a newly-formed Pick music night in Brighton and Hove. But here, at TOM’s Bar Pick Nights, the music is made by anyone who wishes to play. Gathered together round a table (in lieu of a roaring log fire) players create spontaneous [...]

Brighton and Hove Albion draw Liverpool away in FA Cup

Brighton and Hove Albion draw Liverpool away in FA Cup

Brighton and Hove Albion will play Liverpool in the fifth round of the FA Cup, after beating Newcastle 1-0 this weekend. The tie is set to take place at Anfield on 18 February 2012 – a role reversal after Brighton hosted Liverpool earlier in the season in the Carling Cup. Gus Poyet and his players [...]

Brighton and Hove Albion 1 Newcastle United 0

Brighton and Hove Albion 1 Newcastle United 0

In the battle of the birds it was The Seagulls who beat The Magpies to a place in the fifth round of the FA Cup. Brighton and Hove Albion beat Premiership side Newcastle United 1-0 on what will be a memorable night at The Amex Stadium. Will Buckley managed to send his team through with [...]

£420m Brighton hospital redevelopment to go ahead

£420m Brighton hospital redevelopment to go ahead

A £420m redevelopment of the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton has been approved by Brighton and Hove City Council. The “biggest development the city has seen” was approved unanimously by the council’s planning committee on Friday (27 January 2012). Chair of the planning committee Councillor Phelim MacCafferty said: “This is the biggest development the [...]

Brighton and Hove Albion sign new striker Vokes from Wolves

Brighton and Hove Albion sign new striker Vokes from Wolves

Sam Vokes has signed for Brighton and Hove Albion from Wolves on loan until the end of the season. The Welsh international, 22, completed the necessary paperwork today (30 January) after the loan was agreed this weekend. Vokes was in the director’s box to watch Brighton beat Newcastle on Saturday night and manager Gus Poyet [...]

Brighton review: Explosions in the Sky @ Concorde 2 – 28 January 2012

Brighton review: Explosions in the Sky @ Concorde 2 - 28 January 2012

The blustery seafront walk to Concorde 2 is a tiresome task which raises your hopes and expectations of the night ahead. Having not seen Explosions in the Sky in years, just increased my expectations even more. The quasi-classical-post-rock symphonies and towering crescendos were delivered with plenty of momentum, which was always expected and their humility [...]