News, May 2012
SOURCE At Brighton Festival
For Brighton Festival SOURCE New Music has put together a brace of afternoon and evening shows in the Dome foyer throughout May. Names in the frame for the daytime so far include Abi Wade, Monsters Build Mean Robots and Sweet Sweet Lies, with artists from multimedia collective Beatabet lining up a number of special events for the evenings. Entrance to the shows is free, and the foyer bar will be open as usual for tea and refreshments. See tinyurl.com/SNMfest for the full line-up, or Like the SOURCE New Music page on Facebook.
BACK ROW BONUS
Not content with being the best damn cinema in town, the Duke Of York’s is more than doubling its bum-on-seat potential by opening a new three-screen cinema upstairs at the Komedia. The screens will have 149, 110 and 32 seats each and while everyone’s distracted by the shiny new place, the original venue is getting a nice facelift as are the remaining rooms at the Komedia, with new sound, video and lighting gear. Spruced up venues and bigger movie menus – what’s not to like?
SHAKEDOWN GETS DIZZEE
Now getting itself into an annual groove, Shakedown at Stanmer Park looks to be settling into its role as the calendar’s closing festival, happening later than most on October 6th. Grabbing Dizzee Rascal to headline is a crowd-pleasing move, which we’re sure Brighton will go “bonkers” for. Joining him on the line-up is Professor Green, teaching the crowd a lesson in his hit singles, and the Mercury award-nominated Katy B. It’s shaping up to be a rather tempting little one-dayer.
Battle Of The Clubs
The good people at Smirnoff have seen fit to award Brighton the special top prize in their Battle Of The Clubs contest, on account of us having the best clubbers in the whole wide world. Coalition was up against some craphole in Winchester and ground its parochial face into the dirt, so now we’ve got performances from Wylie, who grimed about a Rolex, and Rolex-wearing sassy pop star Yasmin. Expect vodka-based promotions and heavy-beat-driven fun on Saturday 26th.
Possibly the most chilled out event on Brighton & Hove’s calendar, St Ann’s Well Gardens Spring Festival is back with a day of vibrant live music in this beautiful hidden park. Acts set to play include Imperial Leisure, Lewis Floyd Henry, and Tayong, with plenty more to be confirmed. The free festival offers the friendliest of family entertainment, including a skate park, roller disco, circus workshops and food from around the world. Let’s hope the sun is shining on Saturday 19th, making it a perfect excuse for a daytime drink or two.
NICE BIT OF GREEN
Britain’s green capital, our very own Brighton, will be hosting this year’s Eco Technology Show at the AMEX stadium. The event will showcase the latest in green technology, like the fully electric Lightning GT car that can, incredibly, do 0-60 in less than 4 seconds. If you want to move your business into the green age or meet up with fellow eco enthusiasts, go to ecotechnologyshow.co.uk and use the promotional code TSM154 to get two free tickets. The show is on June 15th and 16th and will also have an outdoor café and organic food market.
BIMM Brighton is introducing a scholarship fund for young people hoping to develop their musical talents on the college’s diploma level courses. BIMM alumni currently play with acts including Jessie J, Two Door Cinema Club and The Kooks. The £1,000 Springboard Scholarships are offered to people under 19 years old in September 2012, and are awarded based on household income. Contact the college on 08442 646666 or bimm.co.uk for more details. Closing date for applications is Tues 8th May.
Words by Nick Coquet, James Kendall, Adam Peters, Hayley Simpson, Thirza Tooes.