Brighton review: The Staves @ Brighton Ballroom 2 May 2012

Brighton review The Staves @ Brighton Ballroom  2 May 2012

The Staves – sisters Emily, Camilla and Jessica – charmed Brighton on Wednesday night on the last date of their UK and Ireland tour. With a fan base picked up from word of mouth and numerous supporting gigs, The Staves managed to woo every person in the small but packed out Brighton Ballroom. Opening with [...]

Brighton review: Stewart Lee – Carpet Remnant World @ Brighton Dome 2 May 2012

Brighton review Stewart Lee @ Brighton Dome 2 May 2012

Stewart Lee is the North Korea of the comedy world: bitterly cold, hermetically sealed off from the mainstream, firing off barbed missives and invectives, habitually and unrepentantly left-wing. At the Brighton Dome on Wednesday night, he found a large and overwhelmingly adoring comradeship, lapping up his set with true proletarian fervour. He is one of [...]

Brighton preview: Sharon Van Etten @ Komedia 21 May 2012

Brighton preview Sharon Van Etten @ Komedia 21 May 2012

PJ Harvey might have got there first, but American singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten, who appears at the Komedia on Monday 21 May, is no slouch when it comes to reinvigorating indie rock with a distinctively feminine touch. Hailing from New Jersey, and currently centred in Brooklyn, New York, it could be argued that Van Etten [...]

Brighton event: Explorer’s Bible club @ Brighton Baptist Chapel every Friday

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Come joins us for Explorers Bible Club every Friday from 5.30pm to 6.30pm at the Brighton Baptist Chapel, on West Hill Road, BN1 3RT. This new Bible club is open to children aged from 4 to 14. At the explorers Club, your children will have the opportunity to participate to varied activities such as: -Bible [...]

Brighton event: Free ESOL English classes @ West Hill Baptist Chapel

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Crown English Classes invites you to join our new free ESOL classes in Brighton. If you would like to learn or improve your English skills, come join us every Friday from 10 to 11.30 am and from 12.30 to 2 pm at West Hill Baptist Chapel on West Hill Road, Brighton BN1 3RT. Everyone is [...]

Brighton Festival 2012 preview: Faber Social @ the Corn Exchange 5 May 2012

Brighton Festival 2012 preview: Faber Social @ the Corn Exchange Saturday 5 May 2012

Brighton and Hove Free Press contributor Elizabeth Hughes previews the upcoming Faber Social event featuring Edna O’Brien, Simon Armitage, Andrew O’Hagan and Linda Grant at the Corn Exchange as part of the Brighton Festival 2012. An after-dark soirée of lively book readings, stimulating conversation and musical interludes will take place at the Corn Exchange, Brighton [...]

Brighton event: Hot-Tip Hi-Fi @ The Office 19 May 2012

Hot-Tip Hi-Fi Brighton

Dig out your best dancing Brogues folks… Reggae, Rocksteady and Ska – classic and rare selection of jumping vintage cuts. Enjoy an audio cocktail of the finest Jamaican musical sunshine + good time/old time party vibes! Free entry / 8pm – 1am Venue: The Office, 8 Sydney Street, Brighton. BN1 4EN Start Date: 2012-05-19 [...]

Brighton Fashion Week 2012: Brighton Fashion Week is back and bigger than ever

Brighton Fashion Week 2012 Brighton Fashion Week is back and bigger than ever

Brighton Fashion Week is back for 2012 from 30 May 2012 to 3 June 2012, presenting over 36 pioneering and established designers who will contribute to the five-day extravaganza of men and women’s fashion and beauty shows at various venues across the city. Launched back in 2005 as Brighton Frocks, the leading alternative fashion event [...]

Southwick event: Much Ado About Nothing @ The Barn Theatre 20 – 23 June 2012

If you like a good ‘rom-com’ Much Ado is definitely for you! In Shakespeare’s great comedy of the sexes, the unlikeliest couple – Beatrice and Benedick – can’t meet without arguing and insulting each other. But they still find themselves falling in love despite their best efforts not to. The plot is full of wit, [...]

Brighton event: Hawaii themed Summer Charity Ball @ The Grand Hotel 22 June 2012

On Friday 22 June Baker Tilly will be hosting the third Summer Charity Ball at the Grand Hotel in Brighton. Building on last year’s Hollywood theme, we move to Hawaii for another fun packed evening. Live band, fun casino, raffle and auction all promise to provide a great evening in aid of Chestnut Tree House. [...]

Brighton Fringe 2012: ‘Feast Your Senses’ Art Exhibition @ Brighton National Spiritualist Church

As part of Brighton Fringe 2012, community arts group ‘Third Eye Arts and Media’ (TEAM) in collaboration with Brighton National Spiritualist Church are holding an art exhibition and series of workshops and events with a spiritual theme throughout May. Exhibition: Every Saturday in May 2-5pm Spirit Art with Hilary Smith and Amanda Elliott: 5th May [...]

Brighton preview: Balkan Beat Box (BBB) @ Concorde 2 Friday 18 May 2012

Brighton preview Balkan Beat Box (BBB) @ Concorde 2 Friday 18 May 2012

Balkan Beat Box, now known as BBB, will be bringing their international beats to our shores in May as part of their tour, which sees them play across Europe and North America. The band will be playing at Concorde 2 in Brighton on Friday 18 May, one of their four dates here in the UK. [...]

Brighton event: St John’s School and College fundraising comedy night @ Komedia 22 May 2012

St John

A friends’y of comedy at Brighton Komedia presents The Noise Next Door & guest In support of St John’s School & College, tickets only £12-50 For more information and tickets, visit the Komedia website. POSTED BY CHANGEZ D ART

Brighton review: Of Montreal @ Concorde 2 Thursday 26 April 2012

Brighton review Of Montreal @ Concorde 2

‘A game of two halves’ is a cliché usually saved for football – but I think it’s an apt way to describe my night at Concorde 2. Of Montreal’s lacklustre first half only managed to get the crowd simmering. The second half, however, opened with a volley of the band’s more crowd-pleasing hits from 2007’s [...]

Brighton review: Blood Red Shoes @ Concorde 2 Friday 27 April 2012

Brighton review Blood Red Shoes @ Concorde 2 Friday 27 April 2012

“You know, early on we thought that playing here would be the biggest thing that ever happened to us,” quipped drummer Steven Ansell, somewhat cockily, halfway through Blood Red Shoes’ homecoming gig at Concorde 2 in Brighton. “It is the biggest thing that’s ever happened to us,” replied lead vocalist and guitarist Laura-Mary Carter, prompting [...]