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Ben Miller is a Source feature writer and critic.
Doves at Brighton Racecourse by Matt Knight, Brighton Source

Doves defied a downpour to produce an enthralling return at Brighton Racecourse, headlining a bill that also featured Feeder and The Coral.

Aug 5, 2019
Doves at Brighton Racecourse, Brighton Source preview

Doves headline a heavyweight hit of nostalgia at Brighton Racecourse, leading an indie-rock roster of Feeder, The Coral and The Twang.

Jun 26, 2019
As a Tiger in the Jungle Aman performing Brighton Source

Based on the experiences of trafficked child circus performers in Kathmandu, this exquisite circus show tells the stories of two extraordinary survivors.

May 23, 2019

Worried about the NHS? Time to take a lighthearted view - enter performer Steven Carne's witty show.

May 20, 2019
What Doesn't Kill You Brighton Fringe Warren 2019

A survivor of the Titanic, a 1950s woman struck by a meteorite and a New Yorker imperilled by a toilet are among the unlikely stories told in this comedy show.

May 17, 2019
The Warren Brighton Fringe Festival 2019

As The Warren opens on Victoria Gardens, here's the top ten theatre, comedy and circus shows to catch down there during Brighton Fringe 2019.

May 3, 2019

In a show that culminated with a mosh pit in a church, Band of Skulls played a joyful set of impassioned blues and rock at St George's.

Apr 26, 2019
Hot Chip by Xavier Clarke

After a few years of sporadic live dates and sparse recorded output, Hot Chip are back with a new album - and the dextrous seven-piece were on majestic form.

Apr 15, 2019
Artists Open Houses 2019 Brighton Source

Chocolate, death and clowns all feature in Artist Open Houses 2019, running throughout may across Brighton and the wider reaches of Sussex.

Apr 12, 2019

We speak to Babybird's Stephen Jones about their "weird" tour with Dodgy which comes to the Concorde2 with added support from Terrorvision's Tony Wright.

Feb 1, 2019
Dog of Man

Brighton's Dog of Man showcase their unique brand of anarchic, accordion-led punk rock at The Brunswick this month.

Jan 27, 2019
A photo of The Prodigy playing the Brighton Centre taken for Brighton Source by Sam Sesemann

The Prodigy are rave legends, but Liam Howlett's men have some new tricks up their sleeves – and it makes for a typically spectacular live show.

Nov 12, 2018
Blood Red Shoes at Sticky Mike's Brighton

After "hating each other" at the end of the tour for their last album, rock duo Blood Red Shoes are back to play one of the final gigs at Sticky Mike's.

Nov 11, 2018
A photo of two lovers from the film O Lucky Man, which is at Cinecity 2018 in Brighton

Five top films to catch at this month's Cinecity festival, including a new feature by Jan Švankmajer and classics from Derek Jarman and Lindsay Anderson.

Oct 9, 2018

Boogaloo Stu teams up with David Bramwell for a night of flashmob dancing, fake orgasms and smutty fun.

Oct 2, 2018
Tereza Červeňová

Taking the theme of A New Europe, Brighton Photo Biennial returns for its eighth edition across the city.

Sep 26, 2018
Bleachy Doomsday is part of Brighton Rocks International Film Festival

An intriguing quadruple bill of shorts and feature films heads to the Sallis Benney as part of the Brighton Rocks International Film Festival.

Sep 13, 2018

Uncompromising punks Idles brought an anarchic live performance to the Komedia for a guest-only show in support of their new album.

Sep 4, 2018

Brash duo Slaves showed off tracks from their new album at a lunchtime in-store, substituting their usual combative percussion for beatboxing and biscuits.

Aug 24, 2018
A photo of Fran Healy singing on stage while playing a guitar when as part of a Travis review at Brighton Dome

Scottish band Travis brought their popular brand of indie easy listening to Brighton Dome, touring their multi-million selling second album, The Man Who.

Jun 24, 2018
Katerina Repponen and Pasi Nousiainen's Suhde and Sound Barrier, from Finland, at Brighton Fringe 2018

Finnish circus performers Katerina Repponen and Pasi Nousiainen are bringing two single performances, about relationships and a whip, to The Old Market.

May 29, 2018
A photo of Blackpool at Brighton Fringe

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.

May 25, 2018
A photo of Problem in Brighton, David Shrigley's alt-rock pantomime at The Old Market for the Brighton Festival 2018

'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?

May 10, 2018
A photo of Agit Cirk's Jenni Lehtinen climbing across a tent at Brighton Fringe Festival's St Mark's Chapel spire in 2018

Two members of Finnish circus arts group Agit-Cirk have created one of the highlights of Brighton Fringe. We sat in their tent for some spectacular stunts and acrobatics.

May 6, 2018
A photo of the window of a record store

Record Store Day 2018 saw local vinyl chasers and bands out in force. We tried to keep up with the fun.

Apr 22, 2018
A photo of colourful four-piece punk band Deerhoof at Brighton Dome for the Brighton Festival

Colourful, noisy punk experimentalists Deerhoof head to the Dome for a Brighton Festival premiere alongside orchestra Stargaze, including Fugazi tracks.

Apr 9, 2018
Fickle Friends You Are Someone Else Brighton Source

As rising pop stars Fickle Friends prepare to release their debut album, with two Brighton gigs on the same day, singer Natti Shiner chatted to SOURCE about her love of the city, faceless girls and cassette tapes.

Mar 10, 2018
Franz Ferdinand Brighton Dome Brighton Source Gili Davies

Albert Hammond Jr demonstrated his solo prowess and Franz Ferdinand pulled off a masterclass in theatrical pop at the Dome.

Mar 6, 2018
A photo of Tim Key who performed at Brighton Dome with Daniel Kitson

Tim Key and Daniel Kitson shared a car to Brighton Dome for Show and Tell's night, as well as a lacerating wit and taste for the absurd.

Feb 12, 2018
A photo of fans waiting for Brighton Pride Festival tickets, eager to see Britney Spears

Fans gathered outside a sex store, a charity shop and Legends bar in pursuit of elusive tickets for Pride 2018 (and Britney Spears).

Feb 5, 2018
A photo of Franz Ferdinand and Albert Hammond Jr at Brighton Dome

Franz Ferdinand and Albert Hammond Jr are both telling stories of rebirth in their new albums. They'll be sharing a stage and mutual admiration when they play Brighton Dome.

Jan 25, 2018
The Go! Team return to The Haunt Brighton with new album Semicircle in 2018

The Go! Team return to Brighton's Concorde 2, bringing new album 'Semicircle' - inspired by Detroit - with them.

Jan 11, 2018
Perfume Genius | Brighton Source

An astonishing live show from Mike Hadreas - aka Perfume Genius - left The Old Market with a performance to remember – and a gold jacket.

Nov 11, 2017
BRMC - Brighton Source - Ashley Luke Laurence - Time for Heroes Photography

We caught a rare glimpse of the San Francisco rockers' tender side amid a storm of confrontational rock'n'roll at Brighton Dome on Halloween night.

Nov 4, 2017
Thomas Truax | Brighton Source

We went to see the American singer and inventor work his magic at the Prince Albert as part of his recent UK tour.

Oct 13, 2017
A photo of Cinecity 2017 in Brighton

With a theme of Brighton Rock to mark the film's 70th anniversary, two new live scores, exhibitions, events and more, the 15th year of Cinecity could be one of the film festival's best.

Oct 10, 2017

The Seattle singer-songwriter continues to confront prejudice while offering a theatrical and intense live performance, this time at The Old Market.

Oct 6, 2017

The Prince Regent's deformed giraffe is the centrepiece of Laura Ford’s shadowy exhibition at Brighton Museum.

Oct 5, 2017

Brighton Pride 2017 saw a flamboyant street parade and an outstanding headline set from the Pet Shop Boys.

Aug 7, 2017

Brighton & Hove Albion heroes Bob Booker and Mark McGhee are reunited at the Komedia for a special event.

Aug 6, 2017

As the British Science Festival 2017 begins in Brighton, here are ten highlights.

Aug 5, 2017
Sleeper | Brighton Source

Britpop band Sleeper played their first gig in 19 years at the Haunt – a hometown show for singer Louise Wener.

Jul 31, 2017

The local festival saw heavy-hitters Rodney P and Goldie performing in the slightly surreal setting of Hove Park.

Jun 21, 2017

A live music fundraiser at Green Door Store features The Wytches and Town of Cats.

Jun 6, 2017
Bizarre Ride To The Pharcyde | Concorde 2 | Brighton Source

In a rare visit to Brighton Fatlip and SlimKid3 come to play their classic album in full.

May 3, 2017

Badgers and superheroes took part in the celebration that was this year's Brighton Marathon. We went to take a look - and found it's not as painful as you might imagine.

Apr 13, 2017
Ocean Wisdom | Brighton Dome | Brighton Source

Ocean Wisdom's ideas and rhymes come so thick and fast that it’s no wonder Kate Tempest signed him up for this Brighton Festival show.

Apr 12, 2017
Laura Barton | Brighton Source

The Guardian music writer and broadcaster came to Brighton Dome's International Women's Day celebration to talk about the fear and freedom of travelling alone.

Mar 20, 2017
Brighton Science Festival | Brighton Source

Who needs a science festival? We chat to Festival Director Richard Robinson about the importance and delights of listening to experts in a world of ignorance.

Jan 11, 2017
Jim Sanders | Brighton Source

A new Brighton art gallery opens with a spectacular exhibition from local artist and apocalyptic visionary Jim Sanders.

Nov 18, 2016
Fujiya Miyagi | Brighton Source

Self-deprecating Brightonians Fujiya & Miyagi brought a storming set of punk and electro dancefloor fillers to the Haunt.

Nov 17, 2016
Honeyblood | Brighton Source

Scottish indie duo Honeyblood came to Patterns for a set of killer hooks and crunchy riffs from the band's new album.

Oct 5, 2016

Tour photographer Denis O'Regan came to Portslade to speak about his exhibition of candid David Bowie portraits.

Sep 9, 2016
Brighton Digital Festival

Virtual reality and gaming comes to Hove's Old Market as part of the Brighton Digital Festival this month. We chatted to the venue manager to find out what all the fuss was about.

Sep 1, 2016
The Dandy Lion Project | Brighton Source

Brighton Photo Biennial takes place across the city throughout October 2016. Shantrelle P Lewis's The Dandy Lion Project, which explores and redefines African identity, is a highlight.

Sep 1, 2016
Honeyblood | Brighton Source

Scottish indie rock duo Honeyblood play live at Brighton's Patterns promoting their new album 'Babes Never Die'.

Aug 29, 2016

The Poets Vs MCs Youth Team brings a new breed of brilliant lyricists to Brighton's Open Air Theatre as part of Starboard Festival.

Jun 6, 2016

After years of planning, Brighton Open Air Theatre has opened in Dyke Road Park. Its opening programme is causing waves.

May 30, 2016
Hetton | Brighton Source

Rising alt-folkers Hetton play a launch gig at the Green Door Store alongside Polly Money and Yazmyn Hendrix.

May 26, 2016
Ben Folds | Brighton Source

The US songwriter and producer brings his infectious piano pop and newfound classical tendencies to Brighton Dome next week. We've got an album and a pair of tickets to give away.

May 22, 2016
Hamish Brown | Brighton Source

The guy who made the famous seafront donut has made a new piece for Artists Open Houses. We met up for a chat as he installed his latest sculpture in a secluded Kemptown garden.

May 1, 2016
The Warren | Brighton Source

The pop-up theatre venue pitches up by St Peter's Church again to play host to tons of Fringe shows next month. Here's ten to get you started.

Apr 25, 2016
Pinky | Brighton Source

Art abounds around Brighton for the festival month of May. Here's our guide to ten you shouldn't miss.

Apr 20, 2016

Enjoy sculpture, performance and cocktails in the charming environs of the Victorian cells underneath the Town Hall.

Mar 29, 2016
The New Immortals | Brighton Source

The new exhibition at Phoenix Brighton is all about skulls, stomach sponges, cryogenics and everlasting lichen. It's literally a matter of life or death.

Feb 20, 2016
DJ Format | Brighton Source

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of a classic album, the rapper and MC gave Sticky Mike's a memorably raucous hip-hop party.

Dec 20, 2015

SOURCE took a trip to Isle of Wight for an eclectic line-up including Missy Elliott, Chemical Brothers, Duran Duran and Chuckle Brothers. Who was the best of Bestival?

Sep 29, 2015
Deerhoof | Brighton Source

Adored US experimentalists Deerhoof pay a long-awaited visit to Brighton with a crashing and colourful set at a sold-out Patterns.

Sep 9, 2015
Snoop Dogg | Brighton Source

Alongside Goldie, Adam F and some chaotic queues, the irascible rapper Snoop Dogg turned out to be the most memorable highlight of this year's Mutiny Festival.

Jul 29, 2015

Hove artist captures the path of the sun over local landmarks in a set of stunning images exhibited at Redroaster.

Jun 30, 2015
British Sea Power | Brighton Source

This hometown anniversary show was a gathering of the faithful as Brighton's indie elders played their debut album at the Concorde2.

Jun 17, 2015

Ambitious as ever, Lighthouse hosts a night of art, culture and clubbing with music from Vessel, Lotic and Arnod Vorrzpkngrrr.

May 26, 2015
The Warren | Brighton Source

Ten of the best shows in Brighton Fringe, picked by the arts mastermind behind The Basement and The Warren.

May 6, 2015
Base Fest | Brighton Source | Toni-Tye

A mini-festival put on by the city's homeless community aims to give hope to those sleeping rough and inform those who are more lucky.

Mar 25, 2015

We found the artist giddy with excitement ahead of her one night solo show this Friday at the Lick warehouse.

Mar 24, 2015

Artist Jeff Koons brings his silly, smutty and lowbrow exhibition to Brighton.

Mar 11, 2013

Dance piece fathoms beauty out of a frothy rant.

Feb 11, 2013

Macabre puppetry full of crazed marionettes and spun-out takes on Judy courtesy of Touched Theatre, a bunch of master storytellers with a knack for physicality.

Feb 11, 2013

Snogging in clubs, bedroom spliff sessions, rap-offs in warehouses – you can feel the sweat and sleaze saturating Ewen Spencer’s images.

Feb 11, 2013

Playwright Finn Kennedy won a prestigious Arts Council award for the script before it had even been performed, a first for 40 years.

Dec 11, 2012

The nomadic Kunsthalle gallery has pitched up on Queens Road for a series of three asterisk-titled exhibitions.

Dec 11, 2012

The all male dancing, clad thick in make-up, hips wrapped in tutus, eyelashes fluttering and glimmering dance act, are back with a new show.

Dec 11, 2012

Hand him a discarded bag of mouldy chips and have them handed back to you as a beautifully animated, awe-inspiring alternate reality, welcome to David Blandy.

Dec 11, 2012

Improv scamps The Noise Next Door and the perennially quick-witted Zoe Lyons are as familiar to Brighton comedy followers as drunks below the pier.

Dec 11, 2012

Valentine’s Day is so much more than a poundshop card and a double pineapple and cheese at Grubbs. This year's mini-season is all about the performing arts.

Dec 11, 2012

A programme busier than a sexually-frustrated parking warden in Kemp Town, headlined by Rob Auton & Naz Osmanoglu.

Dec 11, 2012
Undercliff

Cyclists and walkers who've weaved beyond the Marina know there are few better places than the tranquil undercliff at Rottingdean.

Sep 13, 2012

Even the cheery couldn’t deride Lynn Shelton’s peep inside the mind’s eye of loss, love and sibling ways.

Jun 27, 2012

The comedy world is getting ready for Edinburgh. There's lots of warm up shows, including these at The Caz.

Jun 27, 2012

Isy's comedy is excellent, acerbic, heartfelt and sweet, and the music suggests that she could have been a muso.

Apr 11, 2012

Last year Hizze Fletcher produced a new work every day, ranging from ornate patterns and pictures of Mickey Mouse to safe sex signs.

Apr 5, 2012

Sean Penn plays a bonkers retired goth rock star who speaks in a shrill monotone, hides from the world, looking like Robert Smith.

Apr 5, 2012

The Collective are helping the talents of Ben Gold and Finn Dean with this exhibition that will which gladden the soul.

Apr 5, 2012

Contrition, death and outrage all lie in wait in a work sometimes surmised as a state-of-Britain-today piece by Ayckbourn.

Apr 5, 2012

Ink_d has pulled off something of a coup in bringing the first solo show of Wood-Evans new collection of canvasses back to his home city.

Apr 2, 2012

Boothby Graffoe – both brilliant on strings and a singular stand-up act to reckon with – is bringing his new album to Brighton.

Mar 13, 2012

Werner Herzog’s study of triple murderers Michael Perry and Jason Burkett was perhaps the most intense documentary of 2011.

Mar 13, 2012

Getting a handle on all things Brechtian can be rather tricky. Just as well this army of actors and musicians will do it for you.

Mar 13, 2012

Two top comedians performing locally only a week apart? Your funny bone is clearly being spoiled this month.

Mar 7, 2012

Hedda Gabler is a 19th century story crammed fulls of scenarios our modern minds can appreciate. Guaranteed not to bore, so go get those culture points!

Mar 7, 2012

Andy Doig is inspired by fairground art from the 1960s and 1970s and European signage techniques of the 1970s.

Mar 2, 2012

Ever wondered just how much your everyday surroundings, or how they change affects you? This exhibition is a great place to start pondering on that question.

Feb 2, 2012

A flamboyantly packed pair of exciting theatrical weekends ensure there won't be anyone snoring in the back row.

Feb 2, 2012

A perfect bit of theatre for anyone who'd rather have a poke in the eye with a sharp stick than be partner in a smug happy couple scenario.

Jan 21, 2012

A mixed media, theatrical portrayal of the privatisation mess that poor old Britain was dragged through, kicking and screaming all the way.

Jan 21, 2012

McDonagh's award studded masterpiece will leave you deeply relieved that your mother isn't such a manipulative bitch, and the plot contains more secrets than a KFC sauce.

Jan 18, 2012

There's enough going on in our little microcosm as it is but these up and coming chilling cultural features are enough to turn even the most routine of person into the weird and wonderful.

Dec 2, 2011
Ben Miller - Contributor at Brighton Source