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

Macbeth in Brighton. One-act play with Scottish Gaelic sounds by This Is My Theatre. Power, ambition, murder, blood. The woods are moving.

Nov 2, 2020

This one-person, one-act play is giddy, funny and seriously entertaining. An odyssey through the madness of corporate pressure on our mental health.

Oct 19, 2020
Caravan of Love

This Brighton Fringe psychodrama about caravanning in Ireland is first-class physical theatre that follows in the tradition of Pinter, Beckett and Berkoff.

Oct 9, 2020

Brighton Music Conference made a triumphant return to debate key issues within the electronic music industry - covering race, gender and, of course, Covid.

Oct 8, 2020

The Spirit of Woodstock comes to Brighton and Hove in a one-person show that gives verbatim accounts of the music, politics and life of the 60s.

Sep 24, 2020

An added chapter to the legend and an evening of silliness and unclean fun to be enjoyed by Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.

Sep 24, 2020

The songs of some favourite childhood TV shows were recreated on a gorgeous evening at B.O.A.T which marked a welcome return for live music fans.

Sep 8, 2020

Our round-up of new Brighton music - including releases from The Moulettes, Youth Sector, Heights, Abi Flynn, Ciel, Honeybadger and Oddfellow’s Casino.

Aug 13, 2020
grasshopper

Our round-up of new Brighton music - including releases from grasshopper, J-Felix, Dog Of Man, Sit Down, Dom Champ, Via Tirana and Hannah Nelson.

Jun 16, 2020
Snog, Marry, Murder

A murder mystery fan tracks a reality TV killer in this fun and self-aware crime novella from Zac Colbert.

May 1, 2020
Porridge Radio

Our round-up of new Brighton music - including releases from Octopuses, Melt Plastic Group, Gulls, Porridge Radio, Night House and Wax Machine.

Apr 15, 2020

There is no other artist making music today who transcends the genres of dance and classical as skillfully as Jon Hopkins.

Mar 20, 2020

We had to strain to see him on stage at Patterns, but a musician as talented as Moses Boyd will have to emerge from the shadows eventually.

Mar 17, 2020

Following the release of his latest album, Frank Turner treated fans to a journey through his back catalogue with an engaging solo set at Brighton Dome.

Mar 15, 2020

Witch Hunt's political satire and bawdy slapstick weaves together a hilarious but jolting feminist fairytale as part of The Old Market's Reigning Women season.

Mar 15, 2020

Engaging and heartfelt show that tactfully pulls back the curtain of nostalgia to shine light on the hardships of growing up.

Mar 9, 2020

Hayley Ross has just released a stunning album 'The Weight of Hope'. We spoke to the local indie artist ahead of the launch at Brighton's Prince Albert.

Mar 7, 2020
Black Futures

Brighton 'Future Punk' twosome are a force to be reckoned with and know how to deliver a show packed with fearless, upbeat punk spirit.

Mar 5, 2020
The Orielles playing Chalk, Brighton Source gig review. Shot by Ashley Laurence (time for Heroes Photography)

The Orielles came to Chalk days after the release of their second album and played to impress, wooing us with a fresh and upbeat take on indie rock.

Mar 4, 2020

The Whiskey Preachin' DJs have put together a compilation of contemporary Country classics, released this week on their own label.

Mar 3, 2020
Diiv playing Chalk, Brighton Source, Photos by Ashley Laurence Time for Heroes Photography

‘Dopamine rules!’ After a chaotic 2016 set last time they were in town, what form would DIIV be in for their sold-out show at Chalk?

Mar 2, 2020

The New Orleans jazzers came to celebrate their 25th anniversary at Brighton Dome with a party full of high-energy brass, but left us wanting more.

Feb 25, 2020

A passionate case of progress versus traditionalism, grounded in a pivotal moment within the history of medicine, gives voice to those too often unheard.

Feb 20, 2020
Stewart Lee Snowflake - T

Stewart Lee's four-date stint at Brighton Dome saw him weaving elaborate comic stories, berating audience members and inciting wanton laughter for no reason.

Feb 19, 2020
Japanese Television - Hope & Ruin - Brighton Source - Time for Heroes Photography - Ashley Laurence

A cosmic, Neapolitan ice cream of psych bands rewarded those who braved Storm Dennis, as Japanese Television delighted a sold-out Hope & Ruin.

Feb 17, 2020
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