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Reviews of gigs, comedy shows and festivals with photographs from Brighton’s best snappers.

CIEL stopped by on their tour for a breathless hometown show at the Hope & Ruin with a different line-up and a new EP.

Feb 23, 2024

A complex, exuberant and risqué exploration of love, seduction and misogyny at the New Venture Theatre. Challenging drama.

Feb 22, 2024

You Me At Six ignite Concorde 2 with a blistering set and relive the halcyon days of British pop-rock as part of farewell tour.

Feb 21, 2024

An unexpected invite leads us to the Komedia where Noah And The Loners play a vital and urgent set full of righteous anger and good tunes.

Feb 16, 2024
exterior view of the Towner gallery in Eastbourne with brightly colours geometric paintwork

The Turner Prize exhibition secures Eastbourne's premier gallery as a major venue for contemporary art, but is it any good?

Feb 11, 2024

The Brighton band release their debut album on Bella Union. It turns out to be a treat of record that grows with every listen.

Feb 8, 2024

Jump into Thomas Ingoldsby's legends: a wild, accessible, crazy performance based on the 19th century collection of ghost stories and myths.

Feb 6, 2024

Glad to be gay but watch out for love triangles that betray. Kevin Elyot explores the 1980s London scene.

Feb 2, 2024

2024 proved to be a classic edition of this beautiful local festival, with Daisy Rickman and Aircooled providing notable high points.

Feb 1, 2024

It's performer versus audience in this King Lear spin-off featuring Tim Crouch in a VR headset flipping between Shakespeare and stand-up.

Feb 1, 2024
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The year's first outing for Spirit of Gravity packs out the Rossi Bar with a varied line-up of experimental music.

Jan 14, 2024

A macabre but exhilarating adaptation of Agatha Christie's thrilling murder mystery that will keep you guessing...

Jan 10, 2024

Arthur Pita's sensational adaptation of a classic Hans Christian Anderson tale with superb lighting, costume and music.

Dec 28, 2023

Bertolt Brecht's classic play, produced by Brighton's Lantern Theatre, hits on contemporary themes of war, invasion and displaced peoples.

Dec 22, 2023

The Unthanks brought out the old, the new, mash-ups and a carol with attitude at this special take on the Christmas concert.

Dec 20, 2023

The Miserable Rich returned to playing live with their first show since their KitFest charity venture in 2018, and it was an absolute delight.

Dec 8, 2023

Still going strong after 50 years, We Intend To Cause Havoc warm the crowd on a cold night and deliver a party full of fresh fruit and sunshine.

Dec 4, 2023

Rising stars of the local scene, City Dog, played a raucous show at the Green Door Store. Brighton's punk scene is in good hands.

Dec 1, 2023

Breathtaking on every level – Sussex alumni Gazelle Twin astounds the ACCA with an otherworldly soundscape of stunning electronica.

Nov 29, 2023

Blending classical music with alt rock, Hana Piranha release their new album ‘Wingspan’ with a live launch at The Latest Music Bar.

Nov 28, 2023
The Prodigy

Consider the roof thoroughly torn off the Brighton Centre as The Prodigy made their triumphant return this Monday.

Nov 22, 2023
Twelve Angry Men

Reginald Rose's courtroom drama is a fascinating and beautifully crafted thriller: gripping, thought provoking, and utterly superb.

Nov 21, 2023

The former Frankie Goes To Hollywood frontman returned to Brighton after a four-decade gap and brought a hit-filled party.

Nov 18, 2023

Featuring a live band on stage, The Old Market's latest play is a charged psychological thriller set in the underworld of inner-city London.

Nov 16, 2023

The trailblazing Detroit rocker proved she is still at the top of her game with an electric, career-spanning show at the Dome.

Nov 14, 2023
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