BN1 MAGAZINE APRIL 2019

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Welcome to the April edition of BN1 Magazine... There are several things we’re all asking. Why is there a spray to seal in the smell of your poo? How much longer until Game Of Thrones? Where will we all be this time next year? Is Government staffed by infants in adult bodies? Can men’s trousers get any tighter? Is Mary Berry a hologram? Why can’t I find Meaningful Vote, or any of its sequels on Netflix? Where does the No.37 bus go? Are these stupid rhetorical questions going to continue until the writer has hit his wordcount? I haven’t the answers, but I am able to go outside without a coat and snorkel, so care very little. Brighton Festival, The Great Escape, Brighton Music Conference, Foodies Festival and Fringe are all getting very close. The bread and circuses of human creativity will provide a wonderful distraction from things I can’t understand or control. One thing I do know is that ‘poo spray’ makes an extraordinarily bad Mother’s Day gift. My advice is to stick with flowers from a garage.

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NEWS

BMC

BRIGHTON MUSIC CONFERENCE (BMC)

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WEDS 24 - SAT 27 APRIL // i360

SAT 11 MAY // MADEIRA DRIVE

Calling all DJs, producers, sound techs and electronic music fans. Your event of the year is back in town! Returning for its sixth outing, Brighton Music Conference converges on the British Airways i360 to develop, connect and entertain the electronic music industry. This year sees a huge range of speakers and workshops, not to mention an impressive line-up of live events across the city.

Ready, set, go? Try DJ set, go! That’s the vibe of Brighton Run2Music, an awesome new addition to Brighton’s running calendar. Taking place this May, this will be their second event, created by the same gang that brings you the Brighton & Hove Triathlon. Needless to say, Run2Music will be more chilled out than the triathlon but no less organised.

Spanning over four days and seven different theatres and workshops, attendees will have the opportunity to learn from industry experts about electronic music in 2019, what’s changing and where it’s heading in the future.

This year Brighton Run2Music is giving you a choice of distance, are you a 5K jogger, a 10K cruiser or a half-marathon pro? Regardless of distance, the course starts at the Blackrock carpark with various routes and laps along the Brighton coast.

Once the sun goes down, venues all over Brighton open their doors in collaboration with BMC. West Beach Bar will host official networking events on Thursday and Friday nights. Tune into BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat from 5.50pm on the Friday for a live broadcast, talk panel and guest DJ GotSome in the i360 pod. Other featured events to check out on Friday include afterparties at The Arch and Komedia, Changing Faces at Block Bar, Rebekah playing at Berlin-Brighton, NYC DJ Jubilee headlining Patterns, Tech-Noir’s ten-year party at Bau Wow and the much anticipated 25th birthday of Wiggle at Hideout Club. Save some energy for Saturday as the party rolls on with an Orson Records Showcase at the Rialto, In Turn at Block Bar, the official BMC closing party ft David Morales at The Arch and an after party at Patterns with Nicolas Lutz. Visit the BMC website for more details on speakers, workshops, extra events and tickets.

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RUN2MUSIC

WASHED OUT FESTIVAL

FRI 12 – SAT 13 APRIL CITY CENTRE VENUES Returning for its third year, Washed Out Festival is prepping for its biggest event yet. Taking over the city centre, the DIY punk community has seen this festival flourish into two days of live music across eight venues - including Green Door Store, Patterns and The Hope & Ruin. Over 60 acts, varying from hardcore to indie to emo, are set to play at this celebration of what punk has come to mean in the modern day.


FAT PRIDE COMES TO MARLBOROUGH THEATRE THURS 4 – SUN 7 APRIL Brighton’s Marlborough Theatre is holding a Fat Pride season this month jam-packed with performances, parties, workshops and an exhibition. This joyous event concentrates on celebrating fatness and fat bodies in all their glorious forms. Across the whole weekend there’s an exhibition of work by fat people, created in conjunction with artist Rupert Tuesday aka performer Chub Rub. On the Thursday, Katie Greenall presents Fatty Fat Fat - a funny, frank and provocative solo theatre show about living in a body the world tells you to hate. Leave your diet books at the door. The Friday and Saturday see a pair of fabulous Fat Cabaret shows. These fat positive live performances and fun times will be hosted by Mathilda Gregory and put fat people centre stage in a safe and supportive environment. Saturday night also sees a free Fat Pride Party, hosted by phenomenal fat queer ​Lewis G. Burton playing all the hits from pop, disco and 90s dance music. There’s also more performances in the form of Katy Baird’s Poppers Boudoir, which offers a moment to unwind and unravel in her intimate 1-on-1 out of body experience. Finally, Sunday sees the Marlborough hold a Fat Clothes Swap - a body positive space where you can bring clothes which have been sitting in your wardrobe and give them a new life. All welcome, as are clothes of all sizes.

InCarNation

SAT 6 APRIL // MADEIRA DRIVE Madeira Drive is the meet-up spot for hundreds of motor enthusiasts yet again this month, as InCarNation returns for its ninth year. The seafront is open to all, with free entry if you want to exhibit your vehicle alongside the classic cars, street racers and exotic supercars that are sure to be on display. London’s Ace Café first organised the event in 2011 after the success of their monthly InCarNation night. Prizes on offer include Best Club Car and Best Club Display.

BRIGHTON MARATHON SUN 14 APRIL ACROSS THE CITY

If you didn’t know already, there’s a Marathon happening on our doorstep on Sun 14 April! Celebrating its tenth anniversary the Brighton Marathon now caters for 20,000 runners! Starting at Preston Park (9:45am) and winding across the city and ending on Madeira drive. Be sure to show your support and cheer on the mighty runners.

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WIN VIP FOODIES FESTIVAL TICKETS 5,6,7 MAY

Thinking of chowing down at this year's Foodies Festival? Well get yourself over to the BN1 website and enter our competition for a chance to win tickets to Foodies Festival 2019 – on the house of course. All you have to do is tell us; which local MasterChef 2018 winner is going to be tearing it up at this year’s festival? Simple! If previous years are anything to go by, this is one event you don’t want to miss, featuring loads of delicious food stalls, local produce stands and awesome live music, get on down to Hove lawns for a weekend of foodie fun in the sun. Foodies Festival organisers are offering a pair of VIP tickets as prize to one lucky reader. There’s also five runner-up prizes of family weekend tickets. Simply answer the following question to enter: Which local MasterChef winner appears at Foodies Festival Brighton? Deadline is April 30.

visit www.bn1magazine.co.uk to enter!

WIN FAMILY TICKETS TO ELDERFLOWER FIELDS! Release your wild side and try something new this May. Escape to an enchanting Sussex wilderness for one of the UK’s leading family festivals – just 30 minutes from Brighton. A weekend of discovery and family adventure in an idyllic countryside location. Elderflower Fields presents top local performers and fantastic headliners plus a wealth of activities, the delights of nature, and the best local food and drink around. Seven unique areas, each with their own focus, offer inspiration through sports, the arts, science, nature, wellbeing, spoken word and an array of performance. Relax in the woodland spa, try early morning yoga or a wood-fired hot tub before joining the day’s fun. Slacklining, pond dipping, mountain boarding, kayaking, bat detecting or simply exploring this unique environment. Elderflower Fields offers a rare chance for kids to be free and imaginations to run wild. Join the adventure!

visit www.bn1magazine.co.uk to enter! And simply answer the following question: Where is Elderflower festival based? Deadline 29 April.

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24-27 MAY


19—23 June ‘19 — Preston Park

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MUSIC

BN1 CHATS TO...

ROZI PLAIN BY KAREN GOODWIN I have to wait to talk to Rozi Plain as she has just bumped into friends when I call, she says: “how would this be in 20 minutes?” This is a clue to Rozi’s artistic process, there is an improvised playfulness, a ‘let’s pose that question again and see if we get a different result.’

be because she spent so much time on the road while recording it, playing guitar for This is the Kit. “I often find myself writing about rooms, spaces and houses and what that means when you’re moving around a lot. I feel I’m on some constant search for home.”

She is between shows when we catch up, getting ready to tour her fifth solo album What a Boost, due to be released on Fri 5 April. The album takes its title from the magic of catching a street lamp turn on. “What a boost when you see it!” she enthuses, this is captured on video for her first single Symmetrical; The title features as a lyric on the eighth track Trouble, repeated over and over like a self-affirmation, willing things to get better.

Conditions, the second single release, is breezy and cosmic with whooshing effects made on a Roland Jupiter synth found in a friend’s loft. “It’s about hunting for drafts in a well-insulated house, finding faults in a too-perfect world,” Rozi says. In this case, a past relationship where she was willing there to be problems.

It’s about hunting for drafts in a well-insulated house, finding faults in a tooperfect world

What a Boost is full of nostalgia, ‘hiraeth’ as it’s known in Welsh, a feeling of longing for home. This may in part

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Rozi’s style is variously described as folk-rock and art-pop, and she has been compared vocally to Bjork. The haunting harmonies are reminiscent of early Stina Nordenstam and there’s a jazzy sound to the album with its repetitive guitar patterns. She has cited Ethiopian jazz musician Hailu Mergia, as “a heavy influence” admiring the drumbeats and weird rhythms.

The track ends with Alabaster dePlume’s saxophone and Rozi finds it surprising and funny that the saxophone can only play one note at a time. This is key to her unique style, stripping things down and playing them over in an almost incantatory way to find a deeper sound. “Lyrically I like whittling things down. I like things being a bit ambiguous.” Rozi Plain launches her What a Boost album at Resident Music on Fri 5 April, then plays The Hope & Ruin on Weds 24 April.


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23-27 May 2019 Hop Farm • Paddock Wood • Kent

2ManyDJs • Erol Alkan Joey Negro • Maurice Fulton Marc Rebillet (Sat & sun) Andy Blake • Bawrut • Bill Brewster • Chida Eric Duncan • Identified Patient • Ivan Smagghe James Lavelle • Jennifer Cardini • Justin Robertson Kuniyuki Takahashi • Man Power • Nancy Noise Neurotic Drum Band • paul daley • PBR Streetgang Prins Thomas • Terry Farley • Terry Francis Vox Low • Warmduscher • Willikens & Ivkovic Zombies in Miami Aerosoul • Al Mackenzie • Allies • Amy Alsop • Andy Taylor • Andy Nicholls • Apiento Ben Random • Bird of Paradise • Cammy • Charles Green • Childsplay • Civilisation of the Rough • Clandestino • Cosmic Sanj • David Cardoso • Dean Griffin • Deaf by Disco Decious (LIVE) • DiscoJuice • Dizko Delta • Dharma • DJ Ironing Board • Donna Leake Douglas Chippendale • Drop in Sessions • Eclectics • Ed Mahon • Eddie Richards Elusive Wax • Eren • Ethan Owen • Feel The Drive • Floydy & Rogers • Forriner Franklin • Freddy Love • Grant Holmes • Gilded Pleasures • Guy Williams Jack Medley’s Secure Men • Jah Shabby • Jamie Tolley • Jason Bakal • Jel Wood Jonny Posh • JnR TuK • John Tree • Ian Blevins • Imogen • Jaye Ward • Jaegerossa Jonjo Jury • Logan Fisher • Larus • Lee Fisher • Lisa Loud • Loose Joints Lord Ant B • Man 2.0 • Mark Collings • Marvin Dez • Matt & Jim Sancho • Mind Fair Michael Prestage • Moritz • Mr Paul • Nathan Coles • Onsight • Oscillate • Osher Ovre • Pete Callard • Paul Gardner • Peza • Phickle • P.I.D.R • Ramjac (LIVE ) Richard Tovey • Sally Love • Samback2myhouse • Si Kurrage & Mr Shiver Si Parkinson • Smiffy • STEVE kiw • Strickland • The Rev JP • The Caulfield Beats The Feel Good • The Two Mamarachos • Tobie C • Stash Magnetic • Tronik Youth Wildblood & Queenie • Will Graney • 7”s of Bliss • and much more

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MUSIC BN1 CHATS WITH...

DAVID MORALES BY STUART ROLT

It is mid-afternoon, but I’ve managed to wake David Morales. Slightly groggily, he tells me he got to bed around 8am following a marathon 18-hour recording session. This isn’t a regular occurrence, but there are plenty of production commitments to fulfil right now. In reality, it’s been like this for decades, his busy schedule maintaining a position as one of the world’s most prominent DJs. “My family, we all work hard,” he tells me. “We have good work ethics. We’re not lazy. But what I do… I don’t ‘work’. I haven’t ‘worked’ in over 40 years, you know. I love what I do.” The dance music legend is surely playing down past endeavours. Quite a lot of talent and persistence has got him this far. The New York native burst through in the 80s, energizing a club and party culture just starting to develop a new sensation called house music. When he started out, playing records to rooms full of people wasn’t considered a proper career. Unless you were a club resident and playing five or six nights a week, you were probably going to have a day job. He’d already been running his own parties and doing most of the work, distributing flyers, carrying hundreds of records and setting up sound systems all over his neighbourhood. His growing profile landed him a show at the celebrated Paradise Garage, playing 22 hours for a princely $250, although he’d still often rock a party simply for the love of it. “At some point I started to make really good money on my Friday night. I was taking home 1000-1500 bucks, and thought: ‘Why the fuck am I working at a restaurant for $175 a week with all the stress?’ As the nights got bigger, I started making more money, I was like: ‘Shit, I’m done here.’ I was 19 and I never looked back.” Soon he’d become one of the city’s hottest bookings, but his remixing work is what pushed Morales onto a global stage. A few simple re-edits worked up for his own sets led to him remixing or producing over 500 releases. Artists as diverse as Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Eric Clapton, Pet Shop Boys, U2, Whitney Houston, and Jamiroquai have all been eager to add his Grammy Award-winning skills to their work. Growing up, he disliked the Puerto Rican music favoured by his community, and did not understand white mainstream music. It was black funk all the way. There were few places

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to hear this, as the nightclub boom was years away. It just left house parties. Nowadays, plenty has changed. Being a DJ has turned into a mainstream profession. It’s even possible to study the theory at college, but he’s sceptical it’s a skill which can be taught. “For me, I am a professor. I’m a 10th Dan black-belt in in the art of DJing,” he tells me, pausing for moment to stifle a laugh. “I just love music. As a kid, I was attracted to the stereo. It was something about sound, the receiver and the speakers.” Morales might talk a big game, but possesses the technical ability to back it all up. His background is rooted in analogue and like many of the original turntable innovators he started out mixing records released by proper bands. He says he’s toyed with nearly every different piece of DJ kit available, but has eschewed the comforts of synched setups for a pair of standard CDJs. “It just doesn’t feel tight. There’s something about working that pitch control or that platter. Maybe you go off beat for a little bit, or you fuck up, but the people understand.” There is certainly some interesting things which can be achieved with technology he says, but there have been some strange movements with computers. Anyway, why would he want to be concentrating on a monitor, when he could be watching his audience? David Morales comes from a generation of DJs who would play all night. A place where there weren’t ten acts sharing the bill, in a world where a club’s music would take you on a journey. “That’s what a lot of kids don’t have today. They don’t know about the journey, they just know they’ve got to pump it for an hour and a half.” He is delighted to see what the culture he helped forge has evolved into however. It’s on a global level now. Music has more of an impact on people than ever. Clubbing, festivals, beaches, free parties or on huge boats, everybody is partying. “I’m happy to see the respect a DJ gets today. I never thought I’d be getting this kind of money at all. I never thought I’d be a game-changer. But it is nice to be able to say: ‘I made a difference.’ I’m in the Hall of Fame and I’ll take that.” David Morales plays Wonderland at The Arch, on Sat 27 April, as part of Brighton Music Conference


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GIGS & NIGHTLIFE HENGE SAT 6 APRIL // THE HAUNT

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BN1 CHOICE

To mark the first anniversary of Professor Stephen Hawking’s death, Henge are both touring and releasing the live favourite Demilitarise. This urges humans to follow Hawking’s advice and colonise space to ensure survival. A huge festival hit, Henge bring the sacred sounds of Cosmic Dross – a musical form known in other parts of the universe which has, until now, never been heard on Planet Earth. There are no human words to adequately describe the Cosmic Dross experience.

ALEX REX

THE XCERTS

Trembling Bells’ Alex Rex released his second solo album last month. Titled Otterburn, it was written during, and influenced by, the aftermath of a family bereavement. A central figure in the indie folk scene, Rex offers vibrant imagery. From the violent to the tender, he’s an artist sieving through life’s rich experiences and leaving us with something which is simply beautiful.

Following the release of the excellent Wildheart Dreaming EP last month, Brighton’s The Xcerts are heading out on tour. During 2018 these alternative rockers performed almost non-stop, touring with The Goo Goo Dolls and You Me At Six, storming Reading, Leeds, Bestival and 2000trees festivals, as well as joining Biffy Clyro at the Royal Albert Hall.

NILUFER YANYA

C DUNCAN

TEN FE

At 18, Nilufer Yanya uploaded demos to SoundCloud. It didn’t take long for her to catch people’s attention. Three excellent EPs later, and she was signed by New York’s ATO label, and earned a place on the BBC Sound of 2018 longlist. She offers a deeply personal DIY ethic, setting elements of soul and jazz into intimate pop music where minimalism is key.

Intricately crafting a unique sound from an extremely diverse range of influences, C Duncan's out on the road. With a head informed by classical tradition and a heart ruled by contemporary pop, he mixes electronica with choral and classic song-writing with orchestral compositions. Now touring with a fivepiece band, the complex arrangements recorded in his bedroom are now performed with mesmerising precision.

Their second album Future Perfect, Present Tense provides a poignant, uplifting meditation on everything that’s brought the band to this point, and all they’ve left behind in getting here. This duo can span genres and defy expectations, taking elements from 90s indie-pop, the woozy drawl of War on Drugs, the taut melodrama of Fleetwood Mac and the raspy Americana of Springsteen.

VULA VIEL

SAT 6 APRIL // THE ROSE HILL

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Since releasing sophomore album Do Not Be Afraid in January, forwardthinking UK trio Vula Viel have continued a unique musical journey - all centred around the Gyil (Ghanaian xylophone). Bassist Ruth Goller and drummer Jim Hart introduce a rough, post-punk edge around Bex Burch’s Gyil melodies, to form something with honest passion, talent, intuition and depth. An engaging and ethereal experience.

SUN 14 APRIL // THE HAUNT

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TUES 9 APRIL // THE ROSE HILL

TUES 30 APRIL // KOMEDIA

SAT 13 APRIL // CONCORDE 2

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SWIMMING TAPES

MEMORY BOX ACID RAVE SAT 13 APRIL // PATTERNS

Sit up straight and pay attention. Back in the day, before DJing became just another career choice, there was a small band of innovators. Tinkering away on the latest technologies, they unwittingly changed music forever. And out in front was DJ Pierre. As a member of Phuture, his Acid Tracks EP formed the blueprint for Acid House and ensured weekends would never be the same again. Just over 30 years later, he comes to Patterns to receive your respect.

Thursday 11th April The Prince Albert

BIG SPRING

Wednesday 17th April The Green Door Store

NATHAN BALL

Wednesday 17th April The Prince Albert

INDOOR PETS

Thursday 18th April The Green Door Store

PROJECTOR

Friday 26th April Rialto Theatre

NIGHTLIFE PLANNER: Wilkinson // Fri 5 April // The Arch Frenetically layering elements of jungle and D’n’B in his sets, Wilkinson makes a triumphant return to Brighton. A prodigious producer and remixer, he’s been at the forefront of the bass scene for over 15 years. Sonic Switch // Sat 13 April // Green Door Store Still keeping it real, the monthly Tru Thoughts party is always rocking and roadblocked (and free!) Rob Luis again unleashes a five-hour set, blending a mix of bass, hip-hop, soul, D’n’B, reggae, dubstep, funk and tropical beats. Mall Grab // Fri 19 April // Concorde 2 Hailing from an unremarkable town in Australia, Mall Grab’s releases, shows and social media offer a good-times vibe. Massive modern classics like Feel U, Can't and I Just Wanna have signalled that he’s set for big things. Culture Shock // Fri 26 April // The Arch Following a triumphant 2018, Culture Shock hits Brighton with some euphoric remixes and original productions. His summer anthem 'There For You' rocked every UK festival and subsequently sound-tracked London’s NYE Fireworks. Boom indeed. TECH-NOIR // Fri 26 April // Door 77 It’s a huge tenth birthday party for the much-loved tech house night. They’ll be celebrating with the spectacular talents of Glasgow Underground’s Kevin McKay. He joins residents Nick Hook and Brody, plus Tony Waller and Pat Waller, in ripping it up.

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Tuesday 21st May Concorde 2

PLAIN WHITE T’S Monday 27th May The Haunt

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Tuesday 28th May Komedia

THE FUTUREHEADS Thursday 30th May Concorde 2

GOUGE AWAY Tuesday 9th July The Prince Albert

JENNY LEWIS

Wednesday 24th July Komedia

THE WEDDING PRESENT

Friday 9th & Saturday 10th August Concorde 2

JIM JONES & THE RIGHTEOUS MIND

Friday 27th September The Green Door Store

CHARLIE CUNNINGHAM Friday 8th November The Old Market

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BY CRISTINA MARINACHE Lighting up our vibrant city every spring, it’s no surprise Brighton Festival is the largest annual, curated multiarts festival in England. Outdoing itself every year, it brings the best of visual art, film, spoken word, literature, contemporary music and theatre and much more on Sat 4 May - Sun 26 May.

As usual, the festival includes free and participatory activities for all ages, starting with the Children’s Parade on Sat 4 May. This sees over 5,000 children, from schools and organisations across Sussex, kick off proceedings with a dazzling display of energy and creativity after six months of preparation.

This year’s festival promises to be a wide-ranging, diverse and international event, encouraging audiences to meet, listen and pass on their experiences. Featuring over 130 events by artists and performers from over 20 countries, the essence of this year’s programme is to reiterate the importance of respect for all cultures and nurturing the next generation of artists. All events will be taking place across 25 different venues in Brighton, Hove and Sussex all easily accessible for audiences.

Other free events include the Museum of the Moon, on Fri 17 May – Mon 20 May in Queens Park, where an internally lit model of the moon, in incredible detail, will be hanging at just arm’s length for people to explore. This event is happening in celebration of the 50-year anniversary since the moon landing.

Honoured to be this year’s guest director is Rokia Traoré, who will bring three exclusive performances to Brighton, opening with her blues rock band to perform the critically acclaimed album Né So, which translates as ‘home’ in the Bambara language. “I hope that through the festival, visitors listen to stories from far away and from right next door,” says Rokia Traoré. “Stories with characters and ideas you never could have dreamed of, stories that touch you, thrill you, bring you happiness and perhaps move you to experience life in a different way.” Some of the artists and performers invited by Rokia to be part of her three performances are visiting the UK for the first time, continuing Brighton Festival’s commitment to international engagement.

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If you’re interested in films, Flight by Vox Motus follows the story of two orphaned brothers on a desperate odyssey to freedom and safety. It combines unsettling themes with spellbinding images. The screening is taking place at King Alfred Leisure centre and is priced at £12.50. Coming all the way from Australia, the internationally renowned circus Gravity and Other Myths, are bringing their award-winning show, Backbone, to Brighton Festival. The show explores the limits of emotional and physical endurance, showcasing human ability and connection. And if you’re looking for something a bit more lighthearted, An Evening with Andy Hamilton should be right on your street. The comedian returns to Brighton Festival with his first ever up close and personal show, promising a funny and revealing night at Theatre Royal Brighton.

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WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM

THE GREAT ESCAPE 2019? BY LOUISA STREETING

As festival season looms, The Great Escape is preparing for another huge celebration of international music this May. Not an avid fan of mud, fields, or the unpredictability of British summertime weather? Brighton & Hove’s multivenue music event will quench your thirst for the best new music acts to start your summer. Over 450 international acts have already been announced for the fourteenth edition of the festival. Anna Calvi, Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes, Conan Grey are some of the big acts set to play across 35 walkable venues. Tickets to Lewis Capaldi, Kara Marni and Easy Life are available to purchase separately as Spotlight shows. “This year we are delighted to have some new venues on board including Fabrica, Rossi Bar, The Cloakroom, The Tempest and Art Republic to name just a few,” says Carolyn Bates, Marketing Manager for The Great Escape. “We also have a brand-new home for the conference at Jurys Inn so for the first time we shall have all of our conference panels under one roof as well as a great new networking space.”

Entering its third year of partnership with the festival, Fender returns bigger than ever as the new hosts of The Old Market’s stage. The Great Escape promises to bring some of the best emerging guitar-based talent to the Grade-II listed 500-capacity venue. Pressure has been mounting recently on festivals and events across Brighton & Hove to avoid supplying single-use plastic products due to the huge amounts of waste created. The Great Escape has been making progress to reduce their environmental impact, including the replacement of disposable plastic glassware with compostable cups and stainless-steel cups. “We also ask all our food traders not to use single use plastic (SUP) packaging and are working with our bar suppliers to look at an environmentally friendly solution instead of single use plastic cups on our outdoor sites,” adds Bates. “With more than 35 venues involved in The Great Escape, we won’t be totally plastic free this year but will strive to continue to work with our venues and the council on reducing this further in the future.”

Along with a new home for the conference, the Beach venue is back after the success of its inaugural performances at last year’s event. The three-stage area brings bars and food stalls with seated areas to the middle of Brighton’s beach. “It will be in the same location as last year and the line-up is incredible! Make sure you get down there as it’s such a highlight of the festival.” Acts such as Nao, Idles, The Go Team and Brighton’s Demob Happy all featured at the venue bythe-sea last year.

The Great Escape also welcomes around 200 volunteers to help with the inner workings of the festival. Help is still required with stewarding, wristband exchange and event assistance. More information on how to get involved is available on their website.

The Great Escape brings artists together from all points of the globe, with Australia acting as this year’s leading country partner. The artists cover all genres of music, including grunge rock band Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, scuzzy girl band Body Type, soul singer Allysha Joy and many more in celebration of a decade of SOUNDS AUSTRALIA.

The Great Escape runs on Thurs 9 May - Sat 11 May at venues across Brighton & Hove. Weekend and day tickets are available to purchase from their website.

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Whether you’re a festival punter, an artist, in a band, or a volunteer – you’ll want to be involved with this festival in some way. The Great Escape becomes the cultural hub of music in the heart of the city.


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THE LAST DAYS OF AUGUST

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JON RONSON BY LOUISA STREETING Not many of us can say we’ve had the opportunity to sit in on an adult movie set, but Jon Ronson has certainly encountered a fair few. Recalling his very first porn set experience, Jon said: “The night just dragged on for so long. I was so tired, and I was just desperate for the guy to ejaculate so I could go to bed,” he laughed as he remembers those moments in the San Fernando Valley, California, home to the multi-billion dollar pornography industry. “You know you’re getting old when people considerately rub your back on a porn set.” His visit was in preparation for his 2015 book So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, an insight into online shaming and shame in pornography. Jon’s initial encounter led to years of meetings with influential figures of the porn community for two podcast series: The Butterfly Effect and The Last Days of August. Ronson has built a robust career as an author, screenwriter, journalist, and documentary filmmaker on an abundance of topics. Most recently, with his eye-opening investigations of the porn industry. Although Shamed only touches the surface of the porn world, 2017 saw the release of The Butterfly Effect, a podcast series focusing on how technological advancements in porn have affected the business. The series centres around Fabian Thylmann, the man behind online streaming site, Pornhub. Six months into the project, it was suggested Jon should have some assistance from producer Lina Misitzis. The pair quickly earned the trust of key figures within the industry, including top agent, Mark Spiegler: “He gave us the seal of approval, then he introduced us

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to [porn producer] Mike Quasar, and Mike gave us the seal of approval because we had Mark Spiegler’s endorsement.” Jon tells me about the delightfulness to the story in The Butterfly Effect. The listener is exposed to an incredibly humanising portrayal of the porn industry, including an astounding ‘custom porn’ request in which a woman is asked to burn a man’s vast and expensive stamp collection. Conversely, Jon’s most recent venture into the adult entertainment industry has taken a much darker approach with The Last Days of August. The podcast series traces the events leading up to the suicide of porn star, Mercedes Grabowski, known in the industry as August Ames. After August tweeted she did not want to work with a crossover actor who had shot gay porn to not put “her body at risk”, she was accused of homophobia and met with a tidal wave of online abuse. Jon describes this as a ‘Twitter pile-on’. The series is composed of an emotional collection of interviews from family members, friends, and colleagues of August to piece together the final moments before the 23-year-old ended her life. The series closely follows adult film producer and August’s widower, Kevin Moore. When rumours come to Jon and Lina’s attention about Kevin’s character, the podcast takes an unexpected turn: “We really didn’t know what to make of Kevin. We kept on hearing these terrible things, then we’d see him and he would seem so emotionally distant.” I admit this alternative information led me to some unanswered questions about August’s death and with Kevin. Jon contested he felt differently about The Last


Days of August. He confesses in his previous work he sometimes found it difficult to be absolutely certain about something, but it was different for August: “Think of me as the opposite of Piers Morgan. Where he has absolute certainty, I tend to have uncertainty. In The Last Days of August, I kind of feel pretty clear.” His closeness with the porn community paired with the bleak subject matter meant this podcast series was very delicate. Jon has spoken openly about his own struggles with his finding in August’s story: “You lose yourself in the maze of the story, which makes the story better, richer, and deeper. It’s also so much harder.” He emphasises this was particularly hard because the story revolves around grieving loved ones that were hurt. Jon tells me about the relief he felt when Kevin became a humanised figure by the end of August: “You don’t want to use people’s tragedies in that way as a narrative device to keep people hooked. That’s the kind of thing you might be lying on your death bed regretting in 40 years’ time.” Like in So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, the podcast analyses the catastrophic effects of social media bullying from several perspectives. Jon’s work emphasises how one wrong Tweet should not lead to complete character decimation of the ‘wrongsayer’, and to think about the ethics of public condemnation. What does the future hold for our online interaction? Jon was frustrated how, since Shamed, lots of Internet users come to him to ask for answers on how to approach online abuse. Although his career predates the book by 25 years, he became wrapped up in the sphere of online shaming for some time: “People would come to me as the wise shaming guru on top of the mountain, and it was a nightmare. I didn’t want to become Mr Shame.” Jon emphasised how he thought it was crucial for journalists to keep moving into new areas of interest. Both podcast series will be revisited in Jon’s UK tour in May, which arrives at the Brighton Dome as part of Brighton Festival. “People who’ve read the book or listened to the podcasts will still get something out of it, but it will still work for people who haven’t.” His ambitious one-man show combines anecdotes from his encounters in the porn industry along with previously unheard audio/ visual material. Jon teased: “It’s going to be the most ambitious show that’s been at the Brighton Dome since Pink Floyd premiered the Dark Side of the Moon there.” Jon Ronson comes to Brighton Dome on Fri 10 May, as part of Brighton Festival. You can hear The Butterfly Effect and The Last Days of August on Audible now.

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BN1 CHATS TO OUR COVER ARTIST

MANIC MINOTAUR BY RICH WARDLE

This month’s awesome cover art was designed for BN1 by local artist and illustrator, Manic Minotaur. Minotaur is no stranger to the Brighton art scene, you may have seen his psychedelic work on one of the Brighton snails last autumn! We caught up with Manic Minotaur to talk inspirations, aspirations and good vibrations. How would you describe your artistic style and what influences it? I tend to pack a lot of detail into my illustrations, but they're lightening up a little bit recently. You could describe them as psychedelic, poppy, vibrant, very colourful. I like to create interesting imagery. Art where the viewer doesn't spot everything in one sitting and sees something new each time. I think my work is influenced by life in general. I have a big interest in 60s music, the counter-culture, music bios and dystopian novels. It seems almost serendipitous that I should be designing the front cover of BN1 Magazine for the Brighton Music Conference issue. As an artist, what’s been your proudest moment? I completed an intense foundation year at City College which enabled me to apply for university. Students were being urged away from using our first choice in applying for a position at University of Brighton because the illustration course has a strong reputation and is over subscribed. I was very proud to be accepted onto the course. Also, being one of the selected artists for 2018's Snailspace project. I designed and painted my snail Persephone, she was auctioned and raised £4,800 for Martlets Hospice. I felt like a lot of hard work and determination had paid off since graduation. What happened in 2018? The Snailspace project took up a lot of time during the summer, painting with a bunch of great artists in a sweaty warehouse during the heatwave. I did lots of craft fairs and markets. I had work on display in Cafe Plenty, Big Beach Cafe, Dynamite Gallery and the Bluebell Would Artists Open House. Friend and local street artist Cassette Lord kindly shared his space with me at the Warren as part of the Fringe Festival.

What’s the plan for 2019? I'm currently painting a mural in the car park of My Hotel Brighton alongside talented artists Cassette Lord, Mazcan and I Own This. We've got some work on display already in the foyer exhibition space. We're having a big launch party on Fri 3 May with DJs and cocktails; tickets are on sale via My Brighton. Cassette Lord and I will be working together again with the launch party of our exhibition Retro Spex Super Deluxe at Hotel Pelirocco on Thurs 18 April. We'll be back at the Warren for the Fringe. Some of my illustration and animation has a cameo in the short film Little by Kris Williams. Little will be showing at the Cine Kink Film Fest New York and hopefully at the Brighton Rocks Film Festival. You can also see my work in Dynamite Gallery, Conclave Gallery and The Dorset. What products would you put your work on in the future? I'm actually concentrating more on my illustration portfolio. I want more work as a freelance illustrator. I'd love to see my work getting published more. More magazine covers, music-related work, gig posters, digital art for websites, editorial work. I'd love to work in the games industry. I'm seeking an illustration agent to assist with that. Does having your work on a beer can enhance the flavour? Hell yeah! I'm not sure of the correct science but beautiful packaging always makes things taste better. Fact! What’s your opinion on the Brighton art scene? Brighton is a very encouraging place for artists to evolve but sometimes there can seem to be a lot of exposure for street art and the May events such as Open Houses and a lot of great art gaining little or no focus. I think there's probably some great stuff we never get to see. Any advice for new artists? Make art. Artists rarely improve if they don't keep producing new work. Sometimes the hardest part is making that first mark on a blank piece of paper. Amazing things can grow from that initial mark. Get your work seen. Connect with other artists.

Keep an eye out for Manic Minotaur’s events and exhibitions throughout 2019 and check out his work at manicminotaur.com

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ALBUM RELEASES GIRLI – ODD ONE OUT – 05 APRIL The debut album from pop-punk artist Girli, “Odd One Out” follows the 2017 EP release “Hot Mess” and January’s single “Deal With It”. An album about being different, Girli is defiantly looking to make a statement and shake up the world of pop music.

THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS – NO GEOGRAPHY – 12 APRIL This April sees the release of “No Geography”, The Chemical Brothers highly anticipated new album featuring their newest single “Free Yourself”. Electronica fans will be happy to hear The Chemical Brothers are also touring UK arenas this May.

NORAH JONES – BEGIN AGAIN – 12 APRIL Norah Jones releases her seventh studio album, “Begin Again”, as she kicks off her tour of Australia, New Zealand and North America. The album features seven tracks including several collaborations with artists such as Jeff Tweedy and Thomas Bartlett.

BLOC PARTY – SILENT ALARM LIVE – 12 APRIL Bloc Party celebrate their debut album “Silent Alarm” by releasing a special live version this April. The release comes ahead of four UK show dates this summer where the band will be playing the album in full.

THE FLAMING LIPS – KING’S MOUTH – 13 APRIL The new Flaming Lips album, “King’s Mouth”, comes out on Record Store Day – Sat 13 April. In the unusual fashion for which the Flaming Lips are known, they will only be releasing 4000 copies on gold pressed vinyl, until July that is. The album will also feature The Clash’s Mick Jones, who will be narrating between songs.

CAGE THE ELEPHANT – SOCIAL CLUES – 19 APRIL The fifth album from Kentucky rock band Cage the Elephant, “Social Clues” documents the deterioration of front man Matt Shultz’s relationship. Featuring single “Ready to Let Go”, the album is sure to be a passionate and emotional release.

THE CRANBERRIES – IN THE END – 26 APRIL “In The End” will be The Cranberries final album. A homage to deceased bandmate Dolores O'Riordan and a farewell to The Cranberries, who are to disband following the album’s release. Rocking since 1989, this will be the bands eighth album and they’ve been determined to do justice to in honour of their former bandmate.

PINK – HURTS 2B HUMAN – 26 APRIL Veteran rock star Pink releases her eighth album this April, “Hurts 2B Human”. Pink has already teased the release of the album and its new single “Walk Me Home”. Meanwhile the albums incredible front cover art has been stirring fans up since its unveiling. bn1magazine.co.uk

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– BN1 RECOMMENDS:

AS A TIGER IN THE JUNGLE

STALKHER

Cirkus Xanti and Ali Williams, together with some exceptional performers from Nepal, ask questions about life, love, poverty and greed. Using spoken word, movement, circus and ceremony, they tell the story of how against all odds they survived their childhood and created their own destiny. A moving, authentic, raw and heart-warming performance about life and circus, entertainment and reflection.

A visual meditation on the artist's experience of being stalked by a former lover over the course of five years. Within the walls of a gallery space the fragments of stalking are revealed as artefacts and items of curiosity and the encounters of stalking are recreated as ‘crimescenes’.

Weds 22 – Sat 25 May Brighton Open Air Theatre

This performance is inspired by the lives and destiny of its performers Renu and Aman, and their experiences as child circus slaves in India. It also highlights the story of other Nepalese children being trafficked into slavery in Indian traditional circus.

UN-FRAMED LIVES

Fri 3 May – Sun 2 June One Church Exhibition Space

Fri 3 May – Sun 2 June Gallery Lock In, Little Western St

The secretive and obsessive behaviour, driven by deluded love, in an open and public setting takes a twist of focus and repositions the gaze on to the stalker. Stalking is an intrusive and intimidating form of harassment to which this art installation is held up as a means of empowerment.

PRIDE TO YOUTH: DRAG IT OUT Fri 3 May Brighton Unitarian Church

A photographic exhibition and panel discussion exploring the lived experiences of homelessness around the city of Brighton. It's a creative collaboration between individuals who have endured homelessness, artists and researchers. This collective is formed of two projects: research–based photo elicitation co-organised by PhD researcher Bruno De Oliveira and photographer Lee Radford and MYBRIGHTON& HOVE Photo Project.

A fun, fabulous and flamboyant cabaret style drag event in the heart of Brighton to celebrate the young LGBTQIAPP+ community. Expect the unexpected from this interactive and allinclusive event. Watch live performances from a plethora of outstanding young queens, capture the essence of the event in our photobooth, discover more about LGBT+ culture and learn about the history of drag.

They’ve been running photographic workshops around experiences of the welfare state during austerity. These images will be representative of all people experiencing homelessness in all its facets - hostels, street homeless, sofa-surfing and including minority groups and those whose voice is often side-lined or goes unheard.

Strut on down for an extravagant evening with canapes and mocktails, empowering young people to explore and discuss drag this Fringe. It’s run by young people studying on the Event Management course at Dv8 Sussex; a creative college for 16-19s based in Brighton.

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ORLANDO

Sun 12 – Mon 13 May The Hat, The Warren

The piece has been called ‘the longest and most charming love-letter in history’, but this 90-yearold story resonates with today’s queer politics beneath its fun and frivolous surface. Performed by Marvellous Machine, a young, unfunded theatre company, it transports audiences from the court of Queen Elizabeth I to the mystical sands of Constantinople.

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Adapted by Sarah Ruhl, Virginia Woolf’s Orlando plays with character constructs, switching parts from actor to actor. What, they wondered, does a man’s experience bring to the portrayal of Queen Elizabeth I, and what does a young woman bring to the portrayal of a 16th Century Russian Sea Captain?



THE BEST APPS GUIDE BE MY EYES

Be My Eyes is an incredible new app designed to help the blind or visually impaired. The app connects people with sight problems to one of millions of volunteers via a video call, who can then assist with difficulties like checking expiration dates or navigating new places. An ingenious app that’s functional for day-to-day use by people with disabilities.

FABULOUS

A smart little app designed by scientists to help you improve all aspects of your life. Fabulous aims to install healthy habits using step-by-step programmes, behavioural economics and reprogramming your brain. It all sounds a bit intense for an app, fingers crossed you won’t end up like Jason Bourne.

CRUMBLYY

If you love a good life-hack, check out Crumblyy. This new app sifts through mounds of info on the internet to bring you useful hacks for all aspects of your life. Want to appear more confident at parties? Suffer from heartburn? Itchy Eyes? No worries, Crumblyy has you covered. A very visual app that can be customised to your personal needs.

REMINDEE

Are you the forgetful type? Fear not! Remindee allows you to set reminders for pretty much anything on any app. Simply click the “share” button and you’ll be able to set a reminder for whatever you’re looking at. Good for events, shopping or just that funny cat meme you saw.

ENLIGHT PHOTOFOX

This photo app lets even novice photographers create mind-blowing designs through its large selection of editing tools. Using sophisticated cutting and layering, users can create works of art on their device anytime, anywhere. Sorry android users, this one’s Apple only.

MOASURE

A handy app for handy-work! Moasure lets you use your phone to accurately measure lengths, heights and angles between points or objects. What sorcery is this you ask? It’s science apparently, the app uses the same tech as space rocket guidance systems, so you can be sure your new sofa will fit in the living room.

HABITICA

Blur the line between fantasy and reality with Habitica! You have your avatar and complete magical quests, fight monsters and kick back with other users. However, if you want to improve and advance in the game you must complete daily tasks in real life for which you are rewarded. A fun way to encourage good habits like exercise, work or eating less takeaway. Want to defeat that dragon? You need to brush your teeth first.

CAM SCANNER

Technology in 2019 is amazing. This scanning app allows users to scan documents with their phone, meaning no more messing with bulky conventional scanners. Perfect for onthe-go work, Cam Scanner lets you crop, enhance and send documents from anywhere. It even lets you convert images into text files for later editing. Mind blown. bn1magazine.co.uk

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EASTER FUN & ACTIVITIES

SPECIAL MODEL TRAIN RUNNING DAY

SAT 20 APRIL // BRIGHTON TOY AND MODEL MUSEUM Tickets please! Take the family for a ride down memory lane this Easter at the Brighton Toy and Model Museum. One of the rare occasions where visitors can witness the museum’s massive collection of model trains in motion, up close and personal, with the barriers down. Whether it’s young kids or grandparents, the model train running day is guaranteed fun for all the family.

SUNSET WILDLIFE CRUISE

SAT 20 APRIL // BRIGHTON MARINA Find your sea legs and learn a thing or two on a sunset wildlife cruise with the Brighton Dolphin Project. Brighton’s waters are home to loads of surprising creatures, did you know we have sharks? While the sun drops beneath the horizon you can learn all about our watery neighbours and sea birds, if you’re lucky you might even see the rare Sussex dolphins! Cruising along the coast at sundown, the kids won’t even realise this is educational. Genius.

REGGAE TOTS

SUN 21 APRIL // KOMEDIA What’s the definition of controlled chaos? The answer is Reggae Tots. The collaboration of Reggae Roast and Raver Tots brings Brighton a family rave extravaganza that’s been making headlines across the UK. Hosted in the depths of Komedia’s basement, you can expect big-name DJ’s, face painting, bubbles, balloons, giant parachutes, rave lighting and not to forget – the buggy park. Seriously though, this event has found huge success all over the country, kids and parents love it, so roll the dice, dive in and get your rave on.

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VIRTUAL REALITY GAMES

ANYTIME // GOVR Want to keep up that cool parent, down with the kids vibe? Look no further. It’s 2019, the kids don’t want to play outside anymore, they want to be plugged into a computer and pretend they’re outside. Enter, virtual reality. With a range of games and experiences, GOVR lets you enter a different world, all from the comfort of their gaming café. The problem won’t be getting the family in, the real challenge will be unplugging them! Find them above Presuming Eds on London Road.

EASTER EGG HUNTS

FRI 19 - MON 22 APRIL // VARIOUS LOCATIONS Let’s face it, it wouldn’t be Easter without a few Easter egg hunts. Few events drive the kids quite as crazy as a good egg hunt, we’re talking Christmas morning, Fireworks Night crazy. The good news is there’s no shortage of events this year and they span the entire long weekend. Check out a few of the larger ones at Hangleton Manor organised by the Rotary Club and at Hove’s Garden Bar. If you fancy making a day of it, head over to the annual Preston Park event on Easter Sunday for rock painting and a quiz trail with Easter egg prizes. A good way to squeeze in a bit of exercise, all in the name of chocolate of course.

BRIGHTON BRICKS LEGO SHOW

SAT 20 APRIL // UNITARIAN CHURCH Rejoice in the glory of Lego! It turns out that Lego is making a big comeback, if it ever really went away at all. Courtesy of Brighton Bricks, a local group of master builders, you can indulge your passion for the little plastic bricks beloved by generations of children and adults alike. See what the pros have whipped up, maybe you’ll be inspired enough to dust off your old bricks for some serious family Lego time.


ORSON BY STUART ROLT As electronic music relentlessly marches forwards, splinters into genres and reassess its commerciality, it needs to re-evaluate what actually drives people into nightclubs. And what drives its talent. The reinvigorated vinyl versus digital debate has certainly impacted this. “For me, I used to travel up to London in 88-89, going to which-ever record stores there were,” Orson Bramley tells me. “There’s nothing better than coming back holding that record, reading the sleeve-notes and looking at the etching. No-one ever remembers their first download.” He’s spent couple of decades in the industry, recording and performing electro as half of Transparent Sound. Building a substantial name for themselves, they were an unwitting causality of the industry’s avalanche-like migration to new platforms. “Our distribution company went bust, and it was the demise of vinyl sales. Everyone lost a load of money. That was the end of it for a lot of people.” Now Bramley is relaunching Orson – a label he dedicated to platforming the interesting and inventive. The mandate is simple – to release music which ‘makes his ears prick up’. It coincides with a huge resurgence in both the electro scene and the pressing of vinylonly dance music. Bramley had been asked do a couple of reissues of Transparent Sound material, which went really well. It showed there was a new interest in clubbing’s mother format. The reasons for this are numerous, but the tangibility of physical media must play its part. “I just like the crackle and pop of a record when it’s run out and you’re in the next room. There’s something about that.” Another reason could be the simple joy of the hunt for many DJs. The technology to mix music is easily accessible, and anyone can download software to make this music. But there was a time when artists would seek out a tune no-one else had, as a way of making them stand out from the herd. We’ve reached a point where you can download a whole set in minutes. It used to take months to seek a prized promo disc, or a certain small-run which someone originally sold out the back of a van. There’s obviously an argument that vinyl-only is creating elitism. “It’s always been that way. The people who have never really been into vinyl feel a bit worried for some reason. But I don’t know why it’s an issue.” He says modern producers aren’t paid much, unless they sell thousands

of units or see millions of streams. His reasoning suggests a label should release music offering genuine gratification as an artist - something with heart and soul put into it. There are also the edgier performances which come from performing with vinyl. “If you can hear a DJ slip slightly, you can tell what’s going on. When it’s so rigid and tight, it takes the vibe out and there’s no atmosphere.” Vinyl is, as ever, expensive to buy. It can hold a lot of people back when an hour of MP3s cost the same as two records. “People did spend more time on selecting tunes and hunting them out when it’s £8 a record. You don’t think twice about buying a download when it’s 50p a pop.” Inevitably this will have an effect on the quality of music choices. There’ll be a point when labels like Orson are treated as reliable curators of music, in an industry where many companies still chase one last big hit. His relaunched label has already seen a compelling release from Carl Finlow, with more from Mesak and Point B coming soon. These are all artists creating sounds that have inspired Bramley’s own sonic travels. “We try to push forwardthinking artists. People who go: ‘I’m really passionate about this music and not scared to take a few risks’ aren’t trying to sound like everyone else to sell a few more hundred records. They’re people who’ve got actually got faith in what they’re doing.” Orson also strives to do this, looking for innovations to put something fresher out into the world. Pushing boundaries of the electro sound, Orson are maintaining dance music’s diversity. There is amazing disco, house and garage to be found on dancefloors, but Bramley occasionally feels tired with the predictable 4/4 structures. So his label suggests we don’t have to listen to formulaic music all night, just because it’s easier for a DJ to mix. We should be more adventurous, if only to make the club scene less bland. “It’s become so streamlined and orchestrated. The soul has been sucked out of it. We don’t all have to listen to one certain thing - we can all come together and have a bit of a mixture and contrast.” The Orson Launch Party, featuring Carl Finlow live, Transparent Sound, Point B live and the Take Time DJs, comes to Rialto Theatre on Sat 27 April, as part of Brighton Music Conference. bn1magazine.co.uk

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YOU WILL BE SAFE HERE BY DAMIAN BARR (OUT 4 APRIL)

Damian Barr’s beautiful debut novel has created a great amount of buzz already with rave reviews from writers like Jojo Moyes, Maggie O’Farrell and Patrick Gale. You Will Be Safe Here combines two timelines, one during the Boer War and one in 2010, both set in South Africa, to create a deeply moving novel of connected parts. We are delighted to be holding an event with Damian about his wonderful book on Thurs 4 April at St Michael & All Angels Church. More info on our website. Signed copies will available in the shop after the event.

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The much awaited second novel from the author of Grief is the Thing with Feathers. The strange, wonderous, beautifully written story of a young boy who goes missing from a small English village. Porter is certainly a writer to watch.

VOX BY CHRISTINA DALCHER

A thrilling, terrifying Handmaid’s Tale-esque dystopia, out now in paperback. A new government is in power and is enforcing a horrifying new law - there is a limit on how many words can be spoken a day. Only 100 - and only if you’re a woman. If you go over your limit, a thousand volts of electricity will course through your veins. Almost overnight, bank accounts are frozen, passports are taken away and seventy million women lose their jobs. How do you start a revolution when you cannot speak?

ANOTHER PLANET BY TRACEY THORN

Fans of Tracey Thorn’s previous bestselling book Bedsit Disco Queen mustn’t miss out on her latest memoir, which covers her teenage years growing up bored and stifled in suburbia. Thorn applies her wit, wisdom and insight to the bus shelters, pub car parks and utopian cul-de-sacs of a 1970s commuter town.

DAISY JONES & THE SIX BY TAYLOR JENKINS REID

Daisy Jones has been causing ripples of excitement here at City Books since our advance copy arrived only a short while ago. It’s a gripping novel about the whirlwind rise and sudden breakup of a hugely successful 70s rock band, told as an oral history looking back on their legacy. Each member of the band remembers things differently and as the interviews progress secrets are revealed and mysteries are solved. A brilliant, brilliant read with truly unforgettable characters. Don’t miss out!

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HOW DISABLED ARE YOU? BY STUART ROLT There’s a problem with how some Britons perceive the more vulnerable members of our society. It doesn’t take much to unearth their opinions, especially if you’ve access to the Internet. Exploring these is a new work by Tommy: The Queer Historian. Over several months, he interviewed 22, otherwise completely average, individuals with extreme views on disability benefit claimants. They spoke in anonymity, and therefore with complete freedom. “I just wanted to understand where their opinions had come from,” he tells me. “And understand why they try to force their opinions on us as disabled people.” From all the respondents, he’s selected three to have their personal narrative retold onstage. The resulting show is How Disabled Are You?, which has its world premiere at Brighton Fringe this May. The opinions have been placed into script form, read aloud by three disabled individuals. It’s the first time any of them have performed or seen these words. The intent is not to vilify anybody. It’s not even about the words themselves, just the reactions provoked. “It’s about understanding what happens to these people who do claim benefits, who do live with a hidden disability, what they get out of hearing people’s opinions outside of their own echochamber.” Amongst a naturalistic environment, we’re presented with a trio temporarily stripped of their own voice and confronted with an aggressive mindset. As with How Disabled Are You?, an ambition to produce work evolving from personal narratives drove Tommy’s very first show, Homophobe. Researching as a historian had taken him to the LGBT archives in London’s Bishopsgate and The Keep in Brighton. “I was digging

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through these old archives, and I’d find cuttings from the Daily Mail and The Telegraph, with people writing in with homophobic views - attaching their full name and address.” Drawing a connection between these opinions and the homophobic assault he’d endured as a youth, he began wondering if his attackers had reformed over time. Tracking them down revealed one assailant had come to terms with his own sexuality, but refused to speak with Tommy, while another clearly hadn’t changed. “He said the best moment of his whole life was beating the shit out of me.” This prompted a search for people who were able to soften their views on sexual identity. He was able to communicate with several correspondents from the original newspaper clippings, openly stating he was a theatre-maker. He was in contact with one woman for three or four months, chatting on the phone but never able to arrange a physical meeting to discuss what she’d once written. “She would always move the conversation on. So, I phoned her up, and read her comment, then she hung up on me. She called back five minutes later apologising. She had changed”. Experiences like these formed the basis of Homophobe, a look at society and questioning its ability to become better. A later show discussing his sex addiction, saw him building up a substantial loyal audience. It was at this point his disability benefits were interrupted during the national migration between Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independent Payment. This preceded nine months of problems and exacerbation of his symptoms. “It puts you through so much pain. You have to go to meetings all the time, showing that you are disabled, and you do need these benefits to survive.” The protracted


believing the benefits systems corrupt, or that disabled people are only disabled if they’re wheelchair users. Stepping back as a performer, Tommy instead brought in a range of disabled people, some who claim benefits and some who have hidden disabilities, with no performance experience. It’s ambiguous how they will react until the curtains open. This adds to the piece’s energy and freshness. If someone is asked to read something personally hurtful, they’re told to pause for five seconds, then try again. “I try to offer a sense of empowerment that I’ve learnt as a performer to people who have never performed before. They are just words. You’re going to deal with people’s words all the time. But they are just words, and that’s it.”

How Disabled Are You? comes to Junkyard Dogs: The Doghouse, at Brighthelm Centre on Fri 3 – Sat 4 & Fri 17 – Sat 18 May, as part of Brighton Fringe 2019. experience inspired him to examine the varying attitudes towards benefits claimants and hidden disabilities. “Where does these people’s mindset come from? How have they got to this point where they believe: ‘Oh, he’s walking, he’s not disabled’?” There is a glacial decline in negative opinions. Creating discussion around these issues can lead to some progress, and hopefully can offer solace. A fascination with people resonates in Tommy’s work. He seems hopeful it might affect people, whether altering their perception of others or reaching an acceptance with themselves. He waited for several months after his own experiences before developing How Disabled Are You?, “If I’d gone straight into it, it wouldn’t make the best. It would sound vengeful against these people.” He knew what the basis of the show should be, and social media or online comment sections in the media’s more polemical end would be a source of hurtful beliefs. He contacted a balance of age ranges and shades of opinion, one participant even fulfilling a senior role at a benefits office. All were given free rein to say anything, no matter how ridiculous it sounded. The research and interviews revealed class attitudes played a significant part in certain sentiments. Often it was assumed people were on benefits due to their background. Similarly, his work revealed many just wanted their views to be heard and validated. “I don’t think they’ve ever been given that moment. A lot of them comment on online stuff. But as soon as you open yourself to online commentary, you get other people telling you you’re wrong.” The aim of the show is to explore the reinforcement of these feelings. Nobody is born


COMEDY GUIDE ROMESH RANGANATHAN

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Ranganathan brings Hip Hop Saved My Life to Brighton as a live experience. This one-off special of the hit interview-based podcast will see him joined by Rag’n’Bone Man and his hype-man RuMaj. Drifting through (but not limited to) his guest’s memories of hip hop, Ranganathan draws enthusiasm, excitement and wonder from the most esoteric of places. It’s more about extracting amazing stories from his guests than rap music, but he never stops keeping it real.

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THE BUGLE LIVE

TONY LAW

It’s a UK tour for his new show, Motion Sickness, which explores a period where he seems to be making lots of big life choices. Graham is doing his darnedest to feel as positive about these as possible, rather than just feeling scared. Is it time to openup a bit? His girlfriend thinks so; his therapist thinks so; various comedy critics think so. But what if scratching that itch only makes it worse?

Labelled “satire and BS”, this podcast is a nail-biting, clever and laugh-outloud funny show. Hosted by Andy Zaltzman, with some extra special guests, it offers a steady procession of puns and hysterical outrage from everyone included, especially those on stage. After 300+ episodes and over 70 million global downloads, it’s time for a live episode as part of Brighton Podcast Festival.

Canadian-born, London-based Tony Law is back with his surreal comedic material and eccentric sense of style. Law has previously appeared on many comedy TV shows, such as '8 out of 10 Cats' and 'Have I Got News for You.' Focussing on current events and the audience's personal vulnerabilities, this will be an evening of accents, shouting, shadow puppets and bad music.

ON THE EDGE

PAUL MERTON'S IMPRO CHUMS Fri 5 April, Brighton

SUN 14 APRIL // KOMEDIA

Fri 5 April, Caroline of Brunswick:

A night of superb comedy, with confident, instinctive and beautifully constructed performances. This month’s headliner is the mighty Josh Dillon.

FRI 12 APRIL // THE OLD MARKET

THURS 2 MAY // THE OLD MARKET

THE RECEIPTS

Sun 7 April, Sallis Benney Theatre:

Dome: Paul Merton and chums flex some

exceptional improv muscles. The collective experience embodied in said Chums is enough to stun an elephant.

A fun, completely unfiltered podcast, The Receipts is hosted by three girls who are willing to talk about anything and everything. It’s a hilarious look at modern life.

LAUGH SHACK

JULIAN CLARY

BILL BAILEY

Do you think comedy could be your thing? Here’s your chance to find out! Each month five newbies face their fears and try their hand on stage comedy.

Originally named Bed Knobs and Knee Pads, Julian Clarey’s outrageously camp new show, Born To Mince, cruises into town to blow your minds. Amongst other things.

The phenomenally talented musical funnyman once again proves there’s little he can’t poke fun at with his massive magical organ. Do what you can to bag a ticket.

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Sat 4 May, Brighton Centre


LEGENDS LIVE Sun 7 Apr

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THE ORIGINAL HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS Sun 5 May

MICHAEL BALL Wed 8 May

SHAWN KLUSH ELVIS TRIBUTE ARTIST Sat 25 May

THE GUILTY FEMINIST LIVE Sun 26 May

OLLY MURS Mon 27 May

THE VAMPS Fri 31 May

SEAN PAUL Tue 4 Jun

IL DIVO Thur 20 Jun

BLOC PARTY Sat 29 Jun

THE BEACH BOYS Sat 6 Jul

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5 – 6 APRIL // BRIGHTHELM CENTRE

THE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE

LUCKY PING-PONG DRAGON KARAOKE

Co-written by Wilde’s own grandson, this production uses the actual words spoken in court, delving into the scandalous events which saw him charged with gross indecency. The audience has a ringside seat at the 'Trial Of The Century’ and can feel what it’s like to be in the company of a flawed genius - as this less than ideal husband is suddenly reduced to a man of no importance.

Lucky Ping-Pong Dragon Karaoke is a new spin on a traditional favourite. This uplifting performative event is presented by Pan-Asian artists, who discuss issues around authenticity and identity through their solo performance. Audiences are invited to choose which work they want to see, with choices varying from cabaret, cooking, fortune telling, singing to some intense screams.

10 - 11 APRIL // ROYAL PAVILION

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Written and performed by Conrad Murray, this autobiographical performance explores how we’re marked by events? Using storytelling, singing, rapping and a loop station, Denmarked offers tales from the council estate of dodgy best friends, your first arrest, dinner with your social worker and the Christmas dad went prison. Murray will also run a free ticketed workshop, where you can learn to beatbox, improve vocal techniques and make music using only your mouth.

GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS 22 - 27 APRIL // THEATRE ROYAL

Lies. greed, corruption and a battle of egos dominate an office of cutthroat Chicago salesmen in this robust modern classic. Pitched in a high-stakes competition against each other, four increasingly desperate employees will do anything, legal or otherwise, to sell the most real estate. As time and luck start to run out, the mantra is simple: close the deal and you've won a Cadillac; blow the lead and you're screwed.

YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU THE GOOSE WHO FLEW Thu 4 – Sat 6 April Brighton Little Theatre: Alice and Tony fall in love. But their families couldn’t be more different. A disastrous dinner brings the families together… What could go wrong?

Fri 12 - Sat 13 April Dome Founders Room: Using charming storytelling, puppetry and quirky characters, this delightful new show offers an age appropriate exploration of issues facing people who seek safety in a new land.

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THE WINTER’S TALE

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Fri 12 – Sat 20 April New Venture Theatre: Based on a novel by Charles Dickens, this family friendly play will bring a smile on your face as you follow the journey of an unlikely friendship.

Weds 24 April The Old Market: The tale of jealousy, betrayal and ultimate redemption effortlessly moves from intense emotional drama to poetic romantic comedy.

Mon 8 – Weds 10 April Theatre Royal: After Alice finally plucks up the courage to tell her parents she’s gay, her girlfriend reveals she has always identified as a man… does that make her straight?

Thurs 25 April, The Old Market: This romantic comedy follows the journey of lovers and fairies through the forest of this classic Shakespearean play.


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BRYONY KIMMINGS BY LOUISA STREETING Performance art exists to break boundaries of dramatic tradition and contemplate radical ideas. Feminist theatre-maker and artist, Bryony Kimmings, has often played around with social taboos in her performances. Her show Sex Idiot follows an STI to its source, and she confronts cancer through song in her musical, A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer. Her most recent piece, I’m a Phoenix, Bitch, delves into extremely traumatic life events she encountered in 2016, making it one of her most ground-breaking performances to date.

Despite being in love with her profession, she commented on how she believed theatre is not a universally accessible medium to convey a message to an audience: “I often wish my skillset wasn’t in the most dying of all art forms. Theatre is so bourgeois and so inherently middle class, and I’m such a working-class loudmouth.” This is why Bryony is also attracted to onscreen work, where she was an artist in residence at Channel 4’s Sex Clinic, and often writes screenplays. Although television is a much louder platform for her to play with, her heart lies strongly with performance art.

After ten years of practicing, Bryony’s theatre-making has become an intrinsic part of processing who she is. In doing this, she must find her art within her suffering. Bryony experienced postnatal depression, breaking up with her partner, and her son becoming extremely sick all within a short space of time: “I had to purge it all out of my body and mind. I had to process it enough then to be able to handle it.”

After a successful stint at the Battersea Arts Centre, the show will return to the London venue and then on to five shows at the Attenborough Centre of the Creative Arts later this year. The ideas and structure of the show were conceived as part of a seven-week residency at the ACCA. When she returns in May for Brighton Fringe, she said it will be like going home: “It’s beautiful that the Attenborough Centre have teamed up with the Fringe so you get this very high quality, beautiful production value show for a Fringe ticket price. I like that – that’s kind of radical for me.”

Two turbulent years later, she began work on I’m a Phoenix, Bitch, exploring poignant topics such as motherhood, heartbreak, and how she found determination to continue: “It felt a bit like a duty if you make a career about talking about your own life, and you have an experience that is really difficult. You wish you’d known about that stuff before it happened to you”. Bryony felt it crucial to explore these intimate themes in her performance, and to draw attention to the female perspective: “The only fucking things you see about motherhood are like Yerma and Medea, which are written by men, and they’re psychotic women driven mad by their own infertility or husbands.” The show certainly evokes catharsis for the crowd, with people reportedly coming out of the theatre with snotty noses and red eyes. I’m a Phoenix, Bitch has certainly tapped into something that’s really unspoken, especially for women.

Bryony disclosed how she struggled to return to the subject matter for I’m a Phoenix, Bitch more than any other show she’d made. Although by revisiting her trauma, she can remove her anger: “I want other people to watch it and either understand the subject matter or more importantly, feel like their supported in having had the same experience. I can start to think about it as not my life anymore, as a story, and as a tool to connect with people.” Bryony Kimmings brings I’m a Phoenix, Bitch to the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts on Sun 3 Thurs 7 May as part of Brighton Fringe.

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WITH 2MANYDJS By Rich Wardle

Alfresco Festival has built quite a name for itself since its conception in 2011. As a small festival, it’s had to fight for every fan and it hasn’t always been easy! Despite the electrical storm that conveniently struck last year’s Alfresco, on the Saturday night no less, festival goer’s spirits were not dampened, if anything the elements brought them closer together. Fast forward one year to 2019. The festival organisers are really going for it. Comfortable in their new location, The Hop Farm in Kent, this year’s event is set to be the biggest and best outing yet. Alfresco 2019 sees a fantastic line-up of world class DJs. Headlined by the likes of 2manydjs, Joey Negro, Erol Alkan, Maurice Fulton and Marc Rebillet, it’ll be a Mecca for anyone that dabbles in anything electro. Acts will be playing over multiple stages and spilling into the forests for epic woodland raves. On the flip side, don’t be afraid to bring the whole family. Alfresco has cultivated a beautiful family-friendly atmosphere, a safe festival for people of all ages. Organisers have gone above and beyond this year to ensure that there is plenty of awesome entertainment for little ravers. Expect everything from kid’s theatre to silent discos and circus acts. If or when you need some downtime there’s going to be a vast range of food and drink stalls, sampling flavours from all over the world, as well as some amazing live art displays and crafts workshops courtesy of Spare Room Arts.

This year camping has been seriously upgraded through a partnership with Karma Canvas, if you fancy a break from your standard tent experience, Karma offers a range of boutique camping options for ultimate festival comfort. A perfect option for families with an earlier bedtime, Karma pitches come with mattresses, fairy lights and access to VIP bathrooms. On the other hand, if you’re not the sleeping type, standard camping is available at three different sites, family, quiet or regular. In the run up to the festival, organisers have been hard at work putting on loads of events to get you in the festival mood. Check out their Alfresco Boat Party on Apr 6 featuring Rigopolar all the way from NYC for his UK debut and the Alfresco All Dayer headlined by Justin Robertson on Apr 20. It’s clear that one of the main things people love about Alfresco is the unity and sense of closeness that emanates from the festival. It’s a happy place, a safe place, somewhere to be with friends and to make new ones. This is the vibe that Alfresco has created. Organisers have ramped up this year’s event in an effort to redeem the festival from 2018’s downpour, not that it needed any redemption! The acts are huge, the setting is magical and the army of supporters continues to grow. Alfresco 2019 has to be a serious contender for your festival diary and will be the perfect way to kick off the summer of 2019!

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TV & FILM

HELLBOY THURS 11 APRIL // CINEMA He’s a different kind of action star. Based on the Dark Horse Comics character, and directed by Neil Marshall, our titular anti-hero must battle an undead sorceress named Nimue. David Harbour takes on the lead, joined by Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Sasha Lane, Daniel Dae Kim, and Thomas Haden Church. A reboot of the popular film series, we get a more mature spin on this halfdemon’s battles with the dark side.

PET SEMATARY

KILLING EVE 2

LOST IN SPACE

Directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer, this new adaptation of the Stephen King classic follows Dr Louis Creed (Jason Clarke), as he relocates with his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) and their two young children. They discover a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in woods near their new home. When tragedy strikes, he turns to an unusual neighbour, Jud Crandall (John Lithgow). Then a perilous chain reaction unleashes an unfathomable evil.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s thrilling story of stabbing, shooting and murdering is now returning with a new lead writer. Starring Jodie Comer as a mysterious, psychopathic assassin and Sandra Oh as the reluctant MI5 agent methodically tracking her down. It’s another nail-biting dose of cat and mouse drama. Rampaging between Paris, London and Amsterdam, the stakes are now even higher. But are new sinister forces coming into play?

Another classic 60s science fiction story gets a make-over, but we’ve every confidence Netflix have done a great job. Set 30 years in the future, colonisation in space is now a reality, and the Robinson family have been selected to find a new life on a better world. The colonists are suddenly torn off course, so must forge new alliances and work together to survive in a dangerous alien environment.

THURS 4 APRIL // CINEMA

SUN 7 APRIL AMERICA // UK TBA

FRI 13 APRIL // NETFLIX

AVENGERS: ENDGAME THURS 25 APRIL // CINEMA With a simple snap of Thanos’ fingers, half of all living things simply ceased to exist. After 21 films, the third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s epic revenue generation scheme draws to a close. Can Earth’s mightiest heroes and their allies thwart a villain with godlike powers? Armed only with super-shiny tights, unique talents and a helmet-full of light-heated quips, they’re about to find out. Excelsior! bn1magazine.co.uk

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KEMPTOWN CARNIVAL BY CRISTINA MARINACHE After nearly a three-year hiatus, Kemptown Carnival is making a comeback on Sat 1 Jun. This free family friendly carnival is one of the longest running festivals and most cherished community arts street carnivals in Brighton. With 30,000 people expected to attend, the Carnival is jam-packed with live music, entertainment and activities across the day – from samba parades, to street theatre, to dance troupes, to delicious food and drink provided from amazing local traders. Though the organisers have recently revealed that that carnival will be funded by Arts Council England and supported by Brighton Palace Pier, your help is still needed to make this year’s carnival the return of the century! The funding received from sponsors will support the creation of five new live professional and street performances, working with a range of Brighton based artists and community groups to showcase new, collaborative creative works at the Kemptown Carnival. The carnival organisers have put on some fundraising events in March and April, which is where you can help make this beloved street party the best it’s ever been. First, on Fri 22 Mar Kemptown Carnival are putting on a Botanical Ball at Concorde 2, promising a night of deep psychedelic dub bass, world roots and high carnival energy. The ball will feature the Resonators, Pollito Boogaloo, Roots Garden and many more! Tickets for this event cost £12 and £10 for concessions and can be purchased from the venue’s website.

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The second fundraiser organised by the Kemptown Carnival is their Children’s Cake Bake and Tea Party which takes place on Sat 6 Apr at St George’s Church, in the heart of Kemptown Village. This free family day of creative arts, community performances and activities for all ages will host a cake bake competition during the day which will be split into five categories: Little Chefs (6-11 years), Master Chefs (11-16 years), Knickerbockerglories (Brighton businesses/professionals), Truly Scrumptious (sugar free) and Purely Plants (vegan cakes). All cake sales on the day will go towards funding for the Kemptown Carnival. And if you’re feeling extra nice, why not donate a cake for the sale on the day! By donating to these fundraisers, you can get involved and show your support for this much-loved community arts carnival. Also, by getting involved you can have the chance to win: A parade participation pack for four people to join the community bloco in the parade! An exclusive digital album featuring some of Brighton’s finest artists and musicians Exclusive Kemptown Carnival prints, t shirts and artwork from local artist Judi Thomas The opportunity to become a patron of Kemptown Carnival For more information on the fundraisers and how to get involved, please visit the Kemptown Carnival website.


Celebrate

30 Years Of Mr Bongo THE SKINTS | MOSES BOYD EXODUS | HOLLIE COOK | JUNGLE BROWN MR THING | DJ FORMAT | HUW BOWLES

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FESTIVALDIARY LATITUDE

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If Latitude were a person, it’d be sitting on a scale somewhere between doing your weekly food shop with Ocado and listening to BBC Radio 4 comedy podcasts in the car. Since it first came about, Latitude has always offered festival goers a variety of activities that you didn’t know you were missing at a festival. From supervised swimming in a lake, to yoga, healing treatments and a multitude of art installations, Latitude offers more than just their commendable line-up. A line-up which includes George Ezra, Snow Patrol and Lana Del Rey set to play for 2019.

After winning Best Medium Festival at the UK Festival Awards in 2018, it only makes sense for 2000 Trees to bless us with yet another year of the best in rock music at Upcote Farm in Cheltenham. Many have identified this as the friendliest festival to be found in the UK, with You Me at Six, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls and Deaf Havana all announced as headliners.

THURS 18 - SUN 21 JULY // HENHAM PARK

Latitude pride themselves with their ability to cater for people of any age: adults, teens, kids and young tots alike, even winning the Best Family Festival Award in 2018. So why not treat the whole family to a weekend filled with pink sheep – if you know Latitude, you know what we mean. The festival takes place in Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk between Thu 18 Jul – Sun 21 Jul.

THURS 11 - SAT 13 JULY // UPCOTE FARM

Provided you enjoy guitars, there’s sure to be something for you across the three days, as the line-up is already stacked to the brim with a variety of acts. Turnstile, Higher Power and Angel Du$t will all satisfy your need for some hardcore punk. Brighton’s own Orchards offer up their glistening math-pop. While She Sleeps and Every Time I Die bring a heavier edge. There’s even some emo-trap from Wicca Phase Springs Eternal if that’s what you’re into. The Forrest Stage will likely return to give festivalgoers a place to relax in the shade, with a mixture of new artists and acts performing elsewhere at the festival all performing intimate acoustic sets.

NEVERWORLD

This award-winning electronic dance music festival only came about six years ago, in 2013. Since then it has come back bigger and better every year, providing festival goers with the world’s best and upcoming DJs. This year’s line-up boasts a powerful 300 artists across 20 bespoke stages, including Camelphat, Armand Van Helden, Chase and Status, Andy C and The Black Madonna to name a few. From house, to techno, to drum and bass, We Are FSTVL will have something to please every raver out there.

Do you ever wish you could build a time machine and travel back in time? Back to the days where dad’s shoulders seemed to be the highest place on earth and homework was the hardest thing you had to face?

FRI 24 - SUN 26 MAY // UPMINSTER

The festival site is located in Upminster, East London, on a functioning former WWI air base, with stages being named after different terminals, giving the festival an original feel. Taking place between Fri 24 May – Sun 26 May, this is the perfect festival to kick off your summer. For the festival where anything goes, grab your flashiest outfit and a tub of glitter and start the festival season in style.

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THURS 1 - SUN 4 AUGUST // HEVER, KENT

Alfresco Festival

WE ARE FSTVL

Neverworld promises a land of magic, an immersive kingdom of music, theatre, comedy and art among many other quirks. With genres ranging from indie to electronic and various other sub-genres, the festival has announced The Vaccines to headline this summer, along with Sleeper and Lucy Spraggan. Split into three areas with ten different stages, Neverworld will take you on a journey back to your childhood. Whether you choose to spend your time with the pirates of Skull Ridge, in the Neverwoods with the Lost Boys’ Tribe or with the mystic mermaids in the Mermaid Lagoon, you are bound to have an otherworldly experience. Described by Radio 1’s Annie Mac as “a mini Glastonbury”, this festival takes place between Thurs 1 Aug – Sun 4 Aug within a beautiful forest in Kent.


THE FLINT HOUSE HANNINGTON’S LANE

The Gingerman Restaurant Group are set to open a brandnew restaurant in Hanningtons Lane this April. Set in the heart of Brighton’s newest Lane, Flint house will be the fifth venue that restauranteur Ben McKeller and his wife and business partner Pamela McKeller have opened up in Brighton and its surrounding areas. The restaurant will be located in a standalone, two-story building, seating 50 people and will boast a beautiful roof terrace where guests can linger and enjoy a glass of wine while overlooking the beauty and hustle and bustle of the Lanes below. Flint House will be the first of the “Ginger” chain of restaurants to break the mould, which means that guests can expect a completely different experience from the establishment – think small plate dining and a range of quality wines! The restaurant will be tapas style, but not Spanish, as head chef Tom Wright – who’s currently running their kitchen at The Ginger Dog in Kemptown – will be sticking to their usual style of modern British cooking using simple, local ingredients, cooked well. To make things even more exciting, Ben McKeller promises an open kitchen where guests can see what’s going on in the kitchen while they’re enjoying or awaiting their food. And if all that wasn’t enough to entice you to visit this restaurant once it launches, prices are expected to be affordable, with small plates priced at around £10!

THE FREE HAUS & PAPA PITTA 1 HOWARD ROAD

Brighton Bier is soon to be adding another venue to their string of pubs around Brighton. The Free Haus opening late March in Hanover, is different from its sister pubs as it describes itself as a “modern tavern”. The owners want to create an environment where customers can gather to drink a range of local craft beer and eat some delicious food, provided by Papa Pitta! Papa Pitta is a pop-up offering “Cyprian kebabs and urban beats”, which was located in North Laine. Through a very exciting collaboration between The Free Haus and Papa Pitta, you will now be able to devour their delicious Cypriot souvlaki style dishes in a new location… Papa Pitta are setting up camp at The Free Haus! With everything priced well under £10, we’re sure to give them a visit very soon.

FOODIE NEWS BRIGHTON COCKTAIL WEEK SAT 1 - SUN 9 JUNE

This is one for all the cocktail lovers. Brighton Cocktail Week will take place between Sat 1 Jun and Sun 9 Jun and will focus on bringing you the best mixed alcoholic drinks for the best price. Throughout the nine days the event is on, wristband holders will be able to enjoy their favourite cocktails at the affordable price of £5 at any of the participating venues around Brighton. And with so many bars taking part, you’re going to be spoilt for choice! The Black Dove, Brighton Rocks, Gungho!, La Choza, Sneaky Panda, The Salt Room… the list goes on! The event organisers promise to deliver a celebration of drinks in a party atmosphere: expect food, music, art and of course, loads of cocktails! If you want to get your hands on a £10 wristband for this event, head over to their website.

FOODILIC GOES 100% VEGAN WESTERN ROAD

The Foodilic chain of restaurants is known to serve a range of great tasting healthy dishes. With two locations open in Brighton, North Street and Western Road, the owners decided to change the menu for the latter to 100% vegan! After noticing a gap in the market for vegan restaurants in the area, the owners decided this was the most logical course of action. And with the restaurant’s menu previously being 80% vegan, the change in menu is not as drastic as it may seem. With a menu boasting a range of salads, vegetarian moussakas, roasted vegetable dishes and sumptuous vegan cakes, their food is refreshing, filling and absolutely delicious.

FRANKLINS BREWERY TAKEOVER AT PATTY & BUN

Over the month of April, the award-winning Franklins Brewing Co is taking over the taps at Patty and Bun! Head over to Ship Street to enjoy some of their newest, locally sourced brews while feasting on the mouth-watering burgers prepared by Patty and Bun. Oh, and did we mention all brews are vegan! bn1magazine.co.uk

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FOODIES FESTIVAL Food fans are in for a treat when a festival dubbed the ‘gastronomic Glastonbury’ returns to Brighton. Foodies Festival, the UK’s biggest culinary carnival, descends on Hove Lawns over the Bank Holiday weekend, Sat 4 May to Mon 6 May, offering a belly-busting array of cookery demonstrations, artisan producers, hip street food outlets, fun food challenges and live music acts. Brighton’s very own MasterChef champ Kenny Tutt will share his culinary genius in the Chef’s Theatre. Also gracing the stage will be telly soap star and Celebrity MasterChef 2018 winner John Partridge from EastEnders. Top chefs from the local area include Great British Menu winner Michael Bremner at 64 Degrees & Murmur, Dave Mothersill of The Coal Shed, Will Dennard of Wolfsmouth, Kanthi Thamma at The Spice Circuit and Johnny Stanford of the new No1 Broad Street restaurant. It’s the 10th anniversary event and organisers promise a feast of family entertainment with more than 200 exhibitors and award-winning artisan producers, a Street Food Village, Vintage Cider Tent, the new Cakes and Desserts Theatre, a Kids Cookery School, Healthy Living Area and Food and Drink masterclasses. Music is also on the menu. More than 50 emerging bands and soloists will appear on Musicians Against Homelessness (MAH) stage over the weekend. Headlining is Flash, referred to as the world’s most authentic QUEEN tribute band. Festival director Sue Hitchen said: “We stage our events all over the country and Brighton is most certainly our

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liveliest. People are up on their feet and dancing by midday! We keep coming back because it’s such a fun crowd and the seaside setting is totally stunning.” MAH provides opportunities for up-coming talent while raising funds for UK homelessness charity Crisis. For every ticket sold, the festival will make a donation to the cause. Coming to Brighton & Hove on 4, 5 and 6 May Tickets at www.foodiesfestival.com or call 0844 9951111

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The Prestonville Arms 64 Hamilton Road Brighton 01273 945040

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THE PRESTONVILLE ARMS

The older I get the more general life seems to piss me off. Brexit and all the associated embarrassing shenanigans would be pretty high up there. As would people that jump queues (how very British of me) and the man that lives downstairs who plays drums and is resolutely refusing to get any better (well he might be trying but he’s certainly not succeeding). To ensure I’m not just wandering around grumpily shouting at strangers I have to neutralise all these negatives and partake in activities that make me happy. A glass of wine and a book, bingewatching a great series on Netflix or a lovely meal in nice surroundings usually do the trick and it’s this last one whereby The Prestonville Arms on Hamilton Road came to my rescue. Scurrying in on a cold March evening and I was hit by an immediately welcoming atmosphere. A large oval bar, manned by the lovely Dan who runs the place with his wife Danielle, is resplendent amongst the warm wooden floor and tables. Interesting Brighton pictures and prints line the walls and small set of stairs lead to a lovely little nook in the pub for those wanting a more intimate seating area. Most importantly (certainly for me anyway) is that it is completely devoid of the try-hard décor and atmosphere that unfortunately pervades a lot of the pubs and bars in Brighton. This is reflected in the simple but satisfying menu of fish and chips. We decided to chow down on Beer Battered Haddock (£7.45), Breaded Scampi (£7.45), Regular Chips (£2.95), Mushy Peas and Beef Gravy (£1.50). Even better if you are in a bit of a rush or fancy just grabbing some food to go, all of it is offered as a takeaway and comes in a fair bit cheaper. Taking my first bite I was pleased to note that the haddock had been treated with the utmost care and battered with real skill. The flaky, flavoursome and succulent fish was complemented by the crunchy batter. After every bite the scampi exploded with a juicy, fishy loveliness which is really hard to achieve- I often find scampi to be dry and uninspiring. The chips were chunky, well-cooked and plentiful and even better when smeared in the creamy yet fresh-tasting mushy peas. I was also incredibly impressed with the gravy Fish and chips often get palmed off with the really cheap, gluey stuff however this was wonderfully beefy and had a beautiful pour.

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By Lucy Hallett

As if I wasn’t happy enough, I decided that hey, I’m in a pub, so I may as well be drinking too. Usually I’m one of those annoying people that starts losing interest in things once they get popular however I just can’t leave gin alone, in fact if gin were a person I would suggest she get a restraining order against me. So it was easy to choose a Tanqueray and fever tree tonic (£5) to slurp while waiting for dessert. It wasn’t long before an attractive Apple and Red Berry Crumble with Vanilla Ice Cream (£4.95) and a Sticky Toffee Pudding with Toffee Sauce and Ice Cream (£4.95) arrived. The sticky toffee pudding was rich, warming and sweet and was accompanied by a beautifully gooey sauce. The crumble was awash with the tartness of the gloriously cooked fruits while still retaining the comforting taste of a really good dessert. Bravo to Craig- chef extraordinaire! Realising that as a Seven Dials resident, this place is pretty much on my doorstep, so a week later I decided to give their roasts a go. Now I take my roasts pretty seriously, most Brighton residents do, so they had a lot to live up to. I’m a sucker for roast pork so I went for that and it came with Garlic Roasties, Glazed Beetroot and Carrots, Cauliflower Cheese, Buttered Greens, Root Veg Mash, Giant Yorkshire Pudding and Gravy (£14) and ample veggie options for the non-carnivorous amongst us. The pork fell apart with each jab of the fork and the crackling was crispy and moreish. Perfect potatoes that were crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, expertly cooked al dente veg, a particularly cheesy cauliflower cheese and a scrumptious yorkie. I saw a table who were particular fans of the beef gravy ask for a bit extra and I liked how friendly and enthusiastic the response was, especially when some pubs can look a little surly at such requests. After experiencing two really lovely meals at The Prestonville Arms it’s safe to say this won’t be the last time they see my cheeky face, and I suggest if you haven’t been yet that it jumps to the top of your list.

The Prestonville Arms will also be on the Artist Open House trail during May. So be sure to pop in for a drink and admire the art on display


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Honest Burgers is on 8 Duke St, Brighton, 11.30am-11pm. 01273 916352

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HONEST BURGER By Louisa Streeting Burgers are rapidly evolving from being a quick on-thego sandwich to becoming an exciting gastronomic meal out. Brighton & Hove alone has dozens of burger bars and restaurants popping up, all giving their own take on the burger-and-bread combination. The city has a new challenger for those of you on your quest to find the best burger. Honest Burgers promises an authentic food experience, specialising each restaurant to their location for collaborations with independent breweries and to utilise local ingredients. The two-floor restaurant was bustling when we arrived for a Thursday early evening sitting. Consulting the drinks menu, I ordered a large ‘Botanic Garden’ cocktail (£6.95, £9), a gin-based drink, which arrived in a glass so large it almost resembled a plant pot! The second cocktail on offer was ‘Tuaca Mule’ (£6.95, £9), a sharp drink served in a stylish copper mug. This is the Brighton adaption of the brand’s ‘Tiki Mule’ available at their other sites. For fans of locally-brewed beers, the restaurant also offers their very own speciality oat meal pale ale made with Holler Brewery on Elder Place. I quickly noticed the adaptation of their menu for the Brighton branch, including an extra vegan option, the ‘Pakora’ (£8.50), alongside the restaurant’s existing ‘Fritter’ (£8.50, v) and ‘Plant’ (£11.50, ve) burgers. I went for the Fritter, consisting of a Southern fried fritter, cheddar, Bull’s-Eye BBQ sauce, chipotle slaw, pickles and lettuce. I tend to be one of those irritating people who avoids picking up the burger at all costs out of fear all its contents will suddenly spill out. Taking the plunge, the first bite was heavenly and balanced. It held together perfectly – which can be hard to achieve, particularly with a vegetarian burger. The fritter patty itself was soft, but not soggy, seasoned delicately to compliment the other components.

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The restaurant’s ‘Honest’ beef burger was served pink (£11.50), how they serve their beef unless otherwise requested. The meat is also chopped instead of minced for flavour impact. This burger came layered with smoked bacon, cheddar, red onion relish, pickles and lettuce. The pickles were thinly sliced, and the chutney had a mellow sweetness as to not dominate each mouthful. These days it seems to be a rarity when a burger is already accompanied with chips. To our delight the burgers both arrived with a mountain of the restaurant’s iconic rosemary salted chips. When the boys first started serving these burgers at the Brighton Food Festival almost a decade ago, they ran out of chips on the first day. I can see why. Honest Burgers’ chips were incredibly crisp, with the rosemary keeping it fresh in flavour. Despite the feast already placed in front of us (which both of us could not finish), we had to test some of the long list of sides. I went for the onion rings (£4), which were enormous and coated in a thick, crispy batter. This married well with the chipotle slaw (£3.50), a slightly spiced version of the popular side dish. Opening its doors in February earlier this year, Brighton’s branch of Honest Burgers sits in the heart of the city on Duke Street. The restaurants are fronted by Tom Barton and Philip Eales, who came up with the idea when they met working at Brighton’s Riddle and Finns. After they took their burgers to London, the pair have met great success. The brand now has 30 sites located across the city and in Reading, Bristol, Cambridge and Brighton. You will certainly need a healthy appetite to enjoy Honest Burgers to its fullest. This luxurious burger joint won’t break the bank and will certainly be a strong contender to rival Brighton’s existing affluent burger scene.


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The Nutritionist Jess English, Registered Dietitian

WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH INTUITIVE EATING? Intuitive eating is having a bit of a moment in the health and wellness world. As people begin to recognise that restrictive diets don’t work for most of us in the long term, more and more people are looking for a way to eat that can keep them healthy without any crazy diet rules. Shoving clean eating firmly to the side, Intuitive Eating is based around a set of principles that puts you back in the driving seat. There aren’t any set rules - so you can’t really do it ‘wrong’, and it strips away all of the food rules and terms we’re so used to - like being ‘good’ or ‘bad’ when it comes to what we’re eating.

If there aren’t any rules.. what the heck is it?

There are a set of 10 principles, each designed to get you more in tune with your own body - recognising your own hunger and fullness signals and figuring out which foods satisfy you. There's no moral aspect attached to any foods (they’re all equal!) and there’s a big focus on self-care, finding ways to get active that work for you and help with emotional eating. This goes against the usual diet rules which dictate what and when to eat and can leave people feeling guilty for eating a cookie or missing leg day. For some, this results in a ‘binge-restrict’ cycle - bouncing from one diet to another over the years.

Checking in

How’s your relationship with food? Do you always have to eat everything on your plate? Only eat carbs on a workout day? Have to ‘earn’ that doughnut? Where did these ideas come from? Your family? Diets from the past? Magazines? Do they even apply to you? Are they important - are they actually helpful to your health? Some people find it incredibly helpful to take a step back and assess why they eat the way they do.

Hunger and fullness

Then there’s the tools that can help you to figure out what and when to eat - after years of dieting, many people lose touch with their own natural hunger and fullness signals. It can take a long time to tune back into them but learning to trust your body again can be super liberating.

But what if I can’t stop eating cake all day?

Because it isn’t a diet - you can eat whatever you want… this might be quite a scary prospect! If you’ve not allowed yourself to eat say, pizza for years - then understandably you’re going to want to bury your face in some sexy Brighton sourdough. After a while though, you’ll likely start to get a bit sick of it - trust me!

What about the nutrition bit?

Intuitive Eating was developed by dietitians - so don’t worry, they haven’t forgotten about the nutrition bit. Their approach is a bit different; called ‘gentle nutrition’, the idea is to look at nutrition more like self-care. Although this definitely includes food for the soul - it also follows traditional nutrition guidelines of balance, moderation and variety. Even if you do have a bit of a diet hangover ‘blip’ where you deal ALL of the pizza, nutrition counts over months and years and working towards eating intuitively will eventually include plenty of your fave fruit and veggies!

Is it for you?

If you feel like you’ve been on and off the diet bandwagon for years and want to feel more in control and less weird around food - then intuitive eating might just be a good fit for you. To find out more, check out my blogs: levelupnutrition. co.uk/blog www.levelupnutrition.co.uk @levelupnutritionuk


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