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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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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Brighton Festival Review: Kronos Quartet with Sam Green and Trio da Kali

There was a double helping of Kronos Quartet last weekend. We went along to watch them on screen and with their latest collaborators.

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Brighton Fringe Review: David Hoyle’s Love In

Self-styled ‘transgender terrorist’ David Hoyle performed his exuberant, surreal cabaret show to an adoring sell-out crowd at the Spiegeltent.

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Brighton Fringe Review: Brawn

Christopher Wollaton’s self-penned one act play at the Warren re-imagines the myth of Narcissus for a fitness obsessed Instagram generation.

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Brighton Festival Review: Brett Goodroad

The Montana born artist unveils his debut UK solo exhibition ‘Toe Buoy’ at the Phoenix Gallery.

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Brighton Fringe Review: Joe Foster

Uniting deadpan delivery with a waspish wit, Brighton comedian Joe Foster’s new show Let’s Get Cynical won over The Warren.

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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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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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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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Brighton Fringe Review: A Berlin Kabaret!

A musical tour of the early 20th century from the rise of the Nazis to the communist witch-hunts, performed with aplomb in a show that unearths curious and sinister songs of the time.

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Brighton Festival Review: Amanda Palmer

The pianist gave her all at Brighton Dome in a confessional show that encompassed grief, comedy and motherhood – along with a surprise announcement for old fans.

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Brighton Festival & Fringe 2018: Week One

Here it is, a full round-up of our first week of Brighton Festival and Fringe 2018, as well as our recommendations for upcoming shows. Have we missed anything? Get in touch.

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Brighton Festival Review: Hofesh Shechter

Hofesh Shechter returns to Brighton Festival with Grand Finale, a spellbinding paean to mortality and the cycle of life.

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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 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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Brighton Fringe Review: All City Movement

Finnish artist Jussi TwoSeven recently created several unique pieces of interlinked street art at different locations across the city. SOURCE took a walk round in search of all five.

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Brighton Fringe Review: About A Revolution

Lenin and revolution today. Agitprop and personal testimony from young people about change. Audience participation. Drama between Brecht and Boal.

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Brighton Fringe Review: Antony And Cleopatra

The Profumo affair as Shakespearean romantic tragedy. This crafty reworking has it all: politics, love, sex and song. Plus a Conservative government on the rocks.

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A photo of Problem in Brighton, David Shrigley's alt-rock pantomime at The Old Market for the Brighton Festival 2018

Brighton Festival Review: Problem in Brighton

‘Problem in Brighton’, artist David Shrigley’s indie-rock pantomime, is at The Old Market for the Brighton Festival 2018. But will it make you dance in front of Jacob Rees-Mogg?

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Brighton Festival Review: Business For Bohemians

Journalist and author Tom Hodgkinson came to Brighton Festival to offer advice to on how to escape the rat race and also to plug his latest book. Turns out the two are related.

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