Andrea Gibson Review

Award-winning poet and LGBTQ campaigner Andrea Gibson delivered a compelling and entertaining show to an intimate audience at Komedia.

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Jilted John, Sun 7th October

Forty years on, Jilted John is back to give us the latest on Julie and Gordon.

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Brighton Fringe Review: John Peel’s Shed

Writer and raconteur John Osborne comes to The Warren Blockhouse for a short residency, performing three different one hour monologues on consecutive days.

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Brighton Festival Review: Ezra Furman

Ezra Furman’s headline set on the last Saturday of the Brighton Festival was a strange affair beset with technical problems and a voice that sounded in need of a rest.

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The Great Escape 2018 Review (Fri)

Powering on through Day Two at The Great Escape we catch standout sets from Kojey Radical, Bodega and Superorganism.

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Brighton Fringe Review: Blackpool

Finnish performers Milla Virtanen and Jaakko Toivonen provide a dark memoir to competitive ballroom dancing. We went to The Old Market to see them dance til they dropped.

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Brighton Fringe Review: My Father Held a Gun

High-class storytelling. Massively compelling. Peace and justice and falling in love. Multiple stories. Live guitar and sax.

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Brighton Festival Review: Brett Anderson

The Suede frontman discusses his new book, growing up in Haywards Heath and the genesis of his band at this fascinating festival book launch with Alexis Petridis.

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Reef Photos

Nineties legends Reef are back, armed with the son of a Rolling Stone and a brand new album. We snapped their recent show at Concorde2.

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Patti Smith And Her Band Photos

Iconic music legend Patti Smith needed no introduction when she came to perform what was a phenomenal show with ‘Her Band’ at the Brighton Dome.

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Burt Bacharach, Monday 9th July

You name it, he probably wrote it. The master of the classic pop song makes a rare appearance to perform his legendary songbook.

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New Gallery Space Opens On Bond Street

Brighton’s artrepublic has annexed the shop next door and turned it into an extra gallery. As well hosting exhibitions, the space will be used for all sorts of arty events, starting in June.

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Brighton Fringe: Suhde/Sound Barrier

Finnish circus performers Katerina Repponen and Pasi Nousiainen are bringing two single performances, about relationships and a whip, to The Old Market. Their physicality makes for strange, charming theatre.

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Brighton Festival Review: Brownton Abbey

The prim and proper Brighton Dome was transformed into a New Orleans night of glamour and fabulousness headlined by RuPaul and Beyonce collaborator Big Freedia.

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Jack White, Tuesday 16th October

Jack’s back! The King of the Detroit Delta makes a long-overdue return to Brighton this Autumn.

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Brighton Festival Review: The String Quartet’s Guide to Sex and Anxiety

Spanish director Calixto Bieito combined two very different classical pieces with well-chosen texts performed by a stellar cast but did we leave feeling sexy or anxious?

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Alt-Escape 2018 Review

The Alt-Escape is an extended weekend of wildly varied and excellent live music in Brighton, all for free, and this year’s festival was bigger than ever.

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Disability Pride Brighton 2018, Sat 14th July

Following last year’s successful inaugural event, Brighton Disability Pride is back for its second year to celebrate the disabled community.

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Brighton Fringe Review: Bosh And Babbs

Beyond Retro opened its doors to an evening of hilarious sketch shows by comedy duo Bosh and Babbs.

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Love Supreme Festival, 29th June – 1st July

Another year, another amazing line-up of jazz, funk, soul and international music legends shows that Love Supreme is looking better than ever.

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The Great Escape 2018 Review (Sat)

Our third and final day brought a mixed bag of performances, with a handful of four-square guitar bands outshone by the brassy brilliance of jazz instrumentalists Sons Of Kemet.

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Brighton Fringe Review: De Fuut

Award-winning playwright Bastiaan Vandendriessche performs an enthralling yet unsettling monologue at Sweet Werks this week as part of Brighton Fringe’s Dutch and Flemish season.

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The Great Escape 2018 Review (Thur)

Novelist, Pale Waves and Goat Girl are among our highlights on the first day of The Great Escape.

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Brighton Festival Review: A Change Is Gonna Come

Carleen Anderson assembled a talented group to perform a set of protest songs old and new at a show that delivered on many levels.

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Brighton Fringe Review: Passionate Machine

Rosy Carrick weaves together personal confessions with pop culture obsessions in a compelling time travel adventure that takes in David Bowie, Einstein and the Russian revolution.

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