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Making a big, beautiful noise in Brighton this December – The Lost and Found Orchestra @ Brighton Dome 20 – 29 December 2012

 Making a big, beautiful noise in Brighton this December.  The Lost and Found Orchestra @ Brighton Dome 20 – 29 December 2012

Elizabeth Hughes hears from the creators of smash hit STOMP about their latest innovative musical theatre show. Originally commissioned by Brighton Festival to celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2006, The Lost and Found Orchestra was created by the team behind musical theatre sensation STOMP. Across a six month period, instruments like Squonkaphones, Plumpets and Kitchen […]

The Big Brighton Christmas Fair

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Want some Christmas gift inspiration? With over 40 stalls hosted by local makers and doers you can’t fail to find something unique for your family and friends this December and with prices ranging from £5 upwards they’re pocket friendly too! The variety of stalls will suit all ages and tastes. We have contemporary jewellery, retro […]

Theatre Preview : ‘Quarrel’ – a new play by Gary Mepsted @ Marlborough Theatre, Brighton 24 – 26 November 2012

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Elizabeth Hughes looks forward to an exciting new play. A black comedy written and directed by a Brighton playwright and starring Brighton-based actors premiers at The Marlborough Theatre this month. ‘Quarrel’ strips away the pretensions and certainties of human sexual relationships. Richard and Julia Caton appear to have the perfect life, but their relationship is […]

Brighton preview: Pam Ann @ Theatre Royal – 17/02/2013

Brighton preview: Pam Ann @ Theatre Royal - 17/02/2013

Ever wondered what it felt like to be hijacked or verbally abused by an international airhostess? Just like a full TSA body scan and you’ll be back for more. Queen of the skies Pam Ann is on the rampage…and no one is immune as this time she means business (class). She’s taking off her pristine […]

Brighton preview: Bitter Disko @ Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar – 24 Nov 2012

Brighton preview: Bitter Disko @ Sticky Mike

A bitter-sweet selection of below-radar and alternative dance tracks past & present: electronica beats/dark acid trax/post-punk funk cuts & more. Info: http://bitterdisko.tk Free entry – 9pm – 3am Venue: Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, 9-12 Middle Street Brighton, East Sussex. BN1 1AL Start Date: 2012-11-24 End Date: 2012-11-25 Price: FREE

Brighton review: Simon Evans @ the Dome, 12 October 2012

Brighton review: Simon Evans @ the Dome, 12 October 2012

“Hello, how are we tonight, ok? You don’t sound too sure…” Simon Evans is wasting time. He’s only got an hour to present the 90-minute show he’s been touring the country with. Get started! As he explains, he’s ditched a bit of the material, but not half an hour’s worth. “I might just speak too […]

Brighton preview: People Under The Stairs @ Concorde 2 – 27 Sept 2012

Brighton preview: People Under The Stairs @ Concorde 2 - 27 Sept 2012

Now, here is a show that every hip-hop fan in Brighton should be attending. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to catch People Under The Stairs in the very intimate surroundings of Concorde 2. People Under The Stairs was formed in 1997 by Los Angeles-born hip-hop artists Thes One and Double K, who […]

Brighton preview: Chapelier Fou @ The Blind Tiger Club – 3 Oct 2012

Brighton preview:  Chapelier Fou @ The Blind Tiger Club - 3 Oct 2012

This is the first of three warm up shows that Melting Vinyl are putting on for Vive La France! which is on the horizon. Chapelier Fou will be gracing the stage at The Blind Tiger Club on Wednesday 3rd October 2012. And what should you expect? Well this one-man band is sure to please. One-man […]

Brighton preview: Beth Jeans Houghton and the Hooves of Destiny @ The Haunt – 28 Sept 2012

Brighton preview: Beth Jeans Houghton and the Hooves of Destiny @ The Haunt - 28 Sept 2012

This Friday evening there is only one place you should be. Beth Jeans Houghton and the Hooves of Destiny will be playing at The Haunt from 7.30pm in what is one of the most anticipated Brighton shows of the year. If her biography is to be believed, Beth Jeans Houghton was born in Transylvania to […]

Brighton Comedy Festival 2012: Ones to watch

Brighton Comedy Festival 2012: Ones to watch

So, the Brighton Comedy Festival is coming, and after having an amazing few weeks of it last year, we are more excited than ever about this year’s event. From the 5th to the 20th October 2012, the festival will be in full swing as a host of fantastic comedians head on down to sunny Brighton […]

Brighton preview: Brighton Digital Marketing Festival – 12-13 Sept 2012

Brighton preview: Brighton Digital Marketing Festival - 12-13 Sept 2012

This week sees the return of the hugely successful Brighton Digital Marketing Festival. The event, which was started by Pure360, was launched last year with its main aim being to give marketers access to the huge digital talent that is available to us in the South East. Attendees will be given a full free day […]

Brighton preview: Converge, Touche Amore and more @ Concorde 2 – 1 Dec 2012

Brighton preview: Converge, Touche Amore and more @ Concorde 2 - 1 Dec 2012

Following the news that American hardcore metal band Converge are on the cusp of releasing their 8th studio album ‘All We Love We Leave Behind’ (out 9th October), this much anticipated extensive tour of US and Europe is guaranteed to delight their UK fans. And they are coming to Concorde 2 in Brighton this December, […]

After some brownies in Brighton? You are in luck my friend

After some brownies in Brighton? You are in luck my friend

Brighton is brimming with wonderful food. Whether you are after some truly sensational oriental street food, amazing cheeses and pies from the farmer’s market or wonderful cakes and brownies from one of many shops and cafes, you are sure to be able to find what you are after in the blink of an eye. And […]

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 review: The Heath Quartet @ Clifton Montpelier Powis Festival 21 July 2012

Brighton review Heath Quartet CMP Festival

Brighton and Hove Free Press contributor Elizabeth Hughes enjoys the end of one festival and the start of another at St Nicolas Church, Brighton. The Heath Quartet provided one of the finales to three weekends of literature, film and music at this year’s Clifton Montpelier Powis Festival. The concert was also the start of a […]