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Brighton’s Definitive Culture And Events Guide

March 2012 / Volume 3 Issue 4 / Free

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Welcome to the March edition of BN1 Magazine, where we see a rapid increase of daylight bringing colour to a somewhat pale complexion and a glimmer of warmer times to come! What a treat we have this month with some high profile Brightonian interviews! Krafty kuts gives us a home visit, talking to Sarah Blasko and getting some local comedian’s insights and anecdotes. Stephen Grant and Mark Little to be precise! So go roll in the daffodils and enjoy what Brighton has to offer!

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EDITORIAL Editor—Chris Sadler, Sub Editor—Stuart Rolt CONTRIBUTORS Joel Windels, Esther O’Neill, Deborah Fairfield, Wayne Imms, Gary Marlowe, Andy Hollis, Beki Turner, Stuart Rolt, Faye Morrison, Andrew Nicholls, Josh Redfearn, Bradford Middleton, Harry Cockburn, Mark Ede, Danny Vice–Holt PHOTOGRAPHERS David Smith (www.photosbydavid.org), Josh Redfearn, Oli Lyons (www. olilyonsphoto.co.uk), Gary Marlowe LISTINGS Wanda Piechowiak DESIGN tripleyellow.com

CONTENTS Brighton During MARCH

32—Arts Guide

04—What’s on in and around our city

34—Arts and Film Listings 36—Film Guide

Music Earth, Sinead O’Connor, The Civil Wars 08—Music Interview Krafty Kuts 10—Festival Previews

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Fringe, Meadowlands, TGE 12—Music Listings Arts & Culture 22—Theatre Guide

Want to become part of the BN1 Magazine team? Internships available for local writers, photographers, creative types and enthusiasts to join one of Brighton’s best community and lifestyle magazines! Just email your CV and a little about yourself to the office: info@ bn1magazine.co.uk.

Interview with Jack Hall

06—Music Previews SPECIAL REPORTS 40—Food Review The Eastern Eye 41—The Dirt with Mark Ede 42—Health & Wellbeing Watsu 44—Interview Ellen Kent – La Bohème

24—Exclusive Interview Sarah Blasko

46—Crosswords and Puzzles

26—Theatre Listings 28—Comedy Chronicle Stephen Grant, Mark Little 30—Comedy LIstings

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BRIGHTON THIS MONTH

Welcome to March and a Happy St David’s day to the Welsh lot out there. Not too sure what tradition dictates exactly, something about eating welsh cakes, but I know that when it comes to St George’s day I like to head down the pub for a patriotic drink or two, so we hope you had a good’un. By Deborah Fairfield

This month we welcome...hang on, where the hell are my daffodils? Talking of tradition, they are supposed to be nearly out by now and my garden looks bleak, -‘sigh’-. I guess during the next few weeks I’ll have to harvest my interests elsewhere. Good job we’ve tracked down another fruitful month ahead in Brighton. It’s international women’s day on the 8th - come on its worth a mention since it’s my excuse for getting out of the washing up. However, on the same day Brighton hosts Premier League Darts 2012 at the Brighton Dome so I’m not sure we’ll be getting much male attention anyway. Possibly the most exciting part of this month; take a look at some of the famous faces visiting town. The Brighton Centre is once again a hubbub of entertainment with The Wanted performing on the 5th [screaming girls enter] before X Factor Live hits the stage between the 26th-29th March [screaming girls continue]. If that wasn’t enough, the Brighton Centre graces the comedic delights of Billy Connolly on stage, cracking us up with “The Man Live” on the 15th/16th March. Busting a sound in the clubs this month, watch out for Ghostpoet at Coalition on the 29th with his unique experimental hip hop - an absolute legend live he’s got some stories to tell, before ‘laydeez man’ Wiley hits the stage at Concorde 2 on the 30 March. Corr!

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THE CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL

COMEDY ROCKS THE KOMEDIA

17th March / The Royal Pavilion / 10am–6pm / Free

15th March / Komedia / 6.30pm / Tickets £15 adv/£20

Have you ever heard of such a thing?! As part of the annual Brighton Food and Drink Festival, enjoy two heavenly days of chocolate filled festivities. Indulge yourself in delights from the world’s finest Chocolatiers, chat to Britain’s best artisan chocolate producers and taste the sweet and savoury chocolate dishes and cocktails. Just in time for Easter, don’t forget to pick up some delicious gifts for me...I mean, friends and family.

Five comedic delights grace the stage at Komedia to get you cracking a smile all in the name of charity. Raising money for street children in Nepal, the legendary comic central will see the talent and laugh-out-loud wit of Alexis Dubus, Sara Pascoe (voted ‘rising star of comedy’ by Time Out), and Angela Barnes (winner of the BBC New Comedy Award 2011). If that wasn’t enough, chuckle at the hands of Matthew Crosby and sardonic Romesh Ranganathan.

SLEIGH BELLS

SUSSEX BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL

3rd March / Concorde 2 / 7pm / Tickets £12 in adv

8-10th March / Hove Town Hall / Admission: various

Hitting the stage with a unique mash up of hip hop vs distorted pop, Lout Promotions presents Sleigh Bells with their long awaited second album ‘Reign of Terror’ - released last month. Receiving the same admiration as their first album, the Brooklyn based duo Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss come together with a sound and live energy like no other, do not miss out!

Want to know what beer tastes like? Begin by choosing your glass, a half pint or a pint size. Then, help yourself to over 240 beers, ales, ciders, perries and wines in return for tokens sold at the main foyer. Taste your way through rows and rows of casks and enjoy the delights that British beer and cider offer. Live music on Saturday with hot & cold food and soft drinks on sale at all times.

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The Eco Technology Show will be highlighting ways in which businesses, public sector and the general public can achieve a more green, efficient and sustainable existence through various products and services. The show will showcase a cross-section of influential companies who are prolific in representing the green community, as well as the latest in cutting edge eco-technology. The event will be promoting new developments, practical advice and inspirational solutions that can help us realise a greener lifestyle.

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Analogue Underground Radio & Sonny Jim Promotions Present a new music night, with live bands and DJ’s exhibiting an array of Blues, Funk, Punk, Soul and Reggae. There will be 4 live acts and live band interviews with questions from the audience. The launch night includes The Weapons of Mass Seduction, Johnson & The Believers, Wonderbus and Dub Temple. DJ’S playing everything from Northern Soul, Dub, Reggae too Drum and Bass. Will be broadcast LIVE on www.analogueundergroundradio.co.uk or 87.5fm.

Wiley. Photo by Andy Sturmey

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MUSIC PREVIEWS

EARTH

MUSIC PREVIEWS March is here and that can mean only one thing… Spring is on its merry way and what better way to see in this great time of year than to get out and go do all those things it was too cold to do over the last few months so here is a bunch of shows to get yourselves along too! By Brad Middleton

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First up this month we’ve the third installment of the wonderful Krankenhaus club run by our own heroes of the indie-rock scene BRITISH SEA POWER (3rd@ The Haunt) and this month they are really treating us! Supporting our erstwhile troubadours we have Bo Ningen who make some of the most ferocious indie-rock I’ve heard in a long time. These London based rockers epitomise all that is great about people making music for themselves and not caring what the audience or us dreaded critics want and you are half way there - part post-punk, part Jap-noise and add in a whole dollop of demented psychedelic freak-out and if that hasn’t caught your attention well… your lose! Next up is a true legend, the mightily fantastic JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION (6th @ The Haunt). On the couple of occasions


ALBUM REVIEW I have been lucky enough to see them live I can definitely say they are amongst the best live bands on the face of the planet now and with no new material to highlight this show should be a glorious romp through their great back catalogue. Tickets are at last selling fast so you better get your skates on to ensure your attendance at what is sure to be one of the best shows our town will see this year! Next up is something totally different. SINEAD O’CONNOR (9th @ St George’s Church) has long been the bad girl of the Irish music scene. Burning pictures of the Pope don’t go down too well in that country and she’s done that as well as raising issues about the whole issue of Catholicism in the modern age but really this is a music preview and not an in-depth analysis of the those issues so… Ms O’Connor, well everyone over the age of thirty knows at least one of her songs and with one of the most beautiful voices to ever come from the Emerald Isle and with the choice of venue it is sure to be, well a thing of true beauty. If that doesn’t strike you as being the kind of thing you want to go watch then over at our favourite night time space we have the frankly bizarre THREE TRAPPED TIGERS (9th @ Green Door Store). Remember a few years ago we had all those odd sounding bands like the Foals and Holy Fuck doing that live electronically inspired rock, well these guys from London basically take off where those peeps left us. Could be interesting. If us fans of interesting rock thought we were being spoilt enough already this month what we have next is testament to just how lucky we are! EARTH (12th @ The Haunt) are just absolutely freaking amazing. My first experience was the

mighty opus that is Earth 2 (from 1993) and their legendary status has only been increased over the years in between by a succession of albums that have re-defined what rock music can be. Add into the mix the fact that it was Dylan Carlson who gave Kurt Cobain the now legendary shot-gun that he used to blow his brains out and it is understandable why Earth are as lauded as they are. If you wanted to showcase how varied American alternative music is at present it would be good to compare Earth with THE CIVIL WARS (21st @ Komedia) who create beautiful folk-infused tunes reminiscent of times gone by. They are already pretty huge and are still very much on an upward trajectory and with their new album Barton Hollow they could bring their success to Europe. Elsewhere in the North Laine on the same night a band who have continued to under-achieve and are quite happy to continue to play to a bunch of hyped-up punk rockers hit town. THE QUEERS (21st @ Prince Albert) are just fantastic if you love your music two-parts Ramones and one-part Beach Boys. They always deliver a great live show so get along to Buz at Punker Bunker and get your tickets now and whilst you’re there get a ticket for the frankly great BABAR LUCK EXPERIENCE (31st @ Hydrant) who will bring his punk-fusion sounds to our ever so lucky town. Last but by no means least this month we have a show we are running a competition to win tickets for - WILEY (30th @ Concorde 2). Whilst not my kind of music - grime/dubstep - I’m sure it’s a show our younger readers will be eager to get to and in all honesty Wiley is probably happy that his music doesn’t appeal to aging rockers such as myself!

ORBITAL: WONKY After an over-long holiday, the raving high lords of festival-smashing Acid House mayhem finally return.

Stylistically, it’s not a great departure from previous works, but gone are the slightly awkward inharmonic phrases that littered their later albums. Instead it’s a return to the indolently euphoric, occasionally mournful soundscapes that propelled them into the limelight. This release sees Orbital re-enter a world obsessed by excessive production values, with a recording that sits comfortably alongside the new bass-heavy breed of electronic artists. Eight years is a long wait, but the big dogs of British electronica have more than made it worth our while.

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KRAFTY KUTS We’ve decided to do something a little bit new here at BN1 so as a feature we’re sending our roving reporter, man-abouttown and music manager Andy Hollis out and about to have a cup of tea with the great and the good of our wonderful city. As it’s a sit down, face-to-face format, we’ll be trying to reach places other interviews don’t reach and really find out the nitty gritty of what makes some of our most creative talents tick... BY ANDY HOLLIS

First up for a grilling was superstar DJ and forthcoming Glade Festival headline Krafty Kuts, otherwise known as Martin Reeves, to talk about taking his football coaching badges, kids and...Justin Bieber. Martin, I’ve just been looking through your back catalogue and current projects and you’ve done and do so much – iPhone apps, record label, DJ, remixer, producer – aren’t you exhausted?? Yes I am! I think we’ve pretty much covered everything. I ran a record shop, now I have a label and have played in over 60 countries......it’s been a pretty crazy last 15 years, I started out DJing at a club on Middle Street (now Sticky Mike’s) for £30 a night every Friday, then moved on to run a club night at Funky Buddah and it’s just gone on from there. I do try and take as many holidays as I can but I’ve got kids, so those can be even more tiring than the rest of the stuff! When you’ve got a family and you go on holiday, you tend to be in bed, exhausted, by 10pm. Your success has come about quite organically though? Yeah I’ve been lucky actually. If you do a massive, massive hit record that goes worldwide, your career is kind of over before it’s even begun. If you start at the very top like that, you can only go one way. I don’t want to get too big too suddenly because you end up writing more commercially to 8 bn1magazine.co.uk


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try and sustain that and you lose an edge to your sound. I’ve got great people around me – a great manager, wife, kids and mates that all keep me very grounded. What do you get off on most in terms of your music? I love going out and playing my music to crowds. There’s nothing better than playing new music you wrote that day and seeing people jumping around to it and the whole vibe that creates. You write something, put it on the internet and just watch the reaction. It’s an incredible feeling. I’m playing Glade this year with A Skills and Dynamite MC which is always a treat! The person behind the music is a bit of a mystery though. Tell us something about who Martin Reeves is? Well I had a pretty tough upbringing. My mum moved to Devon when I was seventeen and I worked at my dad’s pub in Worthing and then managed it for a while. I married young and had twin boys then shortly after I had a bad accident. The compensation I got from that allowed me to set up the record shop and that’s when my life changed really. I’m a bit of a perfectionist, not really one to go down the pub to be honest. I’m a movie buff too. My biggest passion outside music is football though. I’m a Liverpool and Brighton fan. It was pretty tricky for me last weekend as a result!! The game was on ESPN so I did go down to the pub for that one, but I couldn’t cheer any of the Liverpool goals! I actually managed a kids team when I was younger and I want to take my coaching badges and manage again. I guess I’m a straight up normal bloke, a family man who likes movies and eating out! And who’s Krafty Kuts? Well a bit different I guess. You go on to Twitter and Facebook and you sort of need to come across as a cool and funny guy, but honestly, it’s the same person. I’m not like a Beyonce who has a different character on stage because I’m not a performer like that. I watched a documentary on Justin Bieber the other day, and you know what, he’s seriously the most talented person I’ve ever seen in my life. It’s not my thing, but he’s incredible. He’s popular because he’s so good. He can play drums, he can sing, he can rap. He’s amazing, seriously amazing. I think if you’re a singer and performing like that, you almost need a split personality, but really Krafty Kuts is just Martin Reeves. I’m confused enough as it is! What are you most proud of to date? I did a couple of tours in Australia playing in front of 2030,000 people. I did six or seven shows alongside Rage Against The Machine, Bjork and Carl Cox out there. Amazing. I headlined a gig there called Parklife – it was just me, two turntables and two CD players in front of 20,000

people. I looked at where I’d come from and then this and thought, you know what, this is the best job in the world. I also played New Zealand on New Years Eve with thousands of people chanting my names and then flew on a private jet to do a gig in Sydney – I was one of the first people on earth as a result to see daylight in 2010. I’m very proud of the awards I’ve won too. And what do you want to do? I’d like to just keep the momentum going, keep making people smile and keep them happy. I love meeting new people, talented people, and just push forwards with the projects. I’m really keen to teach kids to write their own music too. I’m in the process of converting my garage into a studio and I’m starting keyboard lessons for kids from April – teaching them to make their own mix tapes and gain a real understanding of electronic music. Your music is quite eclectic too, who influenced you as you were growing up? Musically James Brown, definitely. Early Kool and the Gang as well. 90’s rap is in there – CL Smooth and Pete Rock, Gangsta. Roy Ayers. I’d love to write music with Nile Rodgers too. Chic were just the epitomy of riff based, disco music. He’s an incredible guitarist too. I think he’s up there with the Stevie Wonder’s of the world, one of the very best. You run a label as well, so that effects your work there as well, how’s that working out though? Well I started a label called Instant Vibes to give me full control of the music I put out and it also gives me the opportunity to nurture new talent which is incredibly exciting. It’s difficult though because I’ve got so much on, so I need to rely on others – there’s never enough hours in the day. I need to have two of me! It is rewarding though. To make a label successful these days you really need a crossover track, and I think I’ve got a few in the pipeline. There’s a new act I have called Jay Robinson, and there’s two new Krafty Kuts releases coming soon. There’s also an artist from America called Bird Peterson and we’re releasing some disco-fuelled tracks from him with a load of remixes too. You’re playing down here again in the summer and you clearly love living here don’t you? It’s a wonderful place to live. I’m playing at Digital in the summer – it’s great to be able to sell out venues in your home town and I can’t wait to play here again. And with that we left Krafty Kuts to get back to making the music that is slowly but surely making a huge mark on the DJ scene.........keep an eye out for who Andy has a cup of tea with in next month’s BN1 Magazine......

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FESTIVAL PREVIEWS Festival season is on its way round yet again. So doubtless, whether you’re into indie rock, interpretive dance, stand-up comedy or interactive theatre, this summer has something local to delight you. By Stuart Rolt

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO MEADOWLANDS FESTIVAL We have a pair of weekend tickets as a prize giveaway to one lucky person worth £170. All you have to do is answer this question: Which electronic duo will be gracing the stage at this year’s Meadowlands Festival? Lamb Calf Piglet Send all answers to: meadowlands@bn1magazine.co.uk Please include your name, address and telephone number. A winner will be announced in next edition of BN1 Magazine. Good Luck!

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MEADOWLANDS Now blossoming in its third year, Meadowlands is a diverse and vibrant music festival held in the picturesque setting of Glynde Place, near Lewes. Taking place over the bank holiday weekend at the beginning of June, this small but immaculately formed bash received glowing praise from everyone who made the short trip there last year. Organised by music fans for music fans, Meadowlands is a haven for anyone looking for a weekend of solid entertainment, instead of rainbow-weaving hippy madness or plastic teen pop crap. The line-up for this year’s event is still taking shape, but the stand-out act so far announced is Drum and Bass legend LTJ Bukem. Pair this chap with a lush range of acts including Lamb, Forestears and Glass Diamond, plus club tents run by the cream of Brighton promotion power, such as Pussycat, Jazz Rooms and Roots Garden, and you’ve got a sure-fire tentcentric partying heavy hitter. Good friendly fun times, in a completely different world, it’s tough to believe that the hustle and bustle of Brighton is only 20 minutes away. See you at the Pop-Up Casino…


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range of performers to engage with an enthusiastic and knowledgeable audience. Anticipated highlights, amongst the 675 events housed in 191 venues, include: Clowns re-enacting the Napoleonic wars, a pop-up venue in Churchill Square, the Fringe’s first ever dedicated family venue at St Peter’s Church, Des O’Connor, synchronised swimmers celebrating 50 years of James Bond and plays by Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, Harold Pinter, and Stephen Sondheim. In addition to the more traditional venue-based performances, there are a host of site-specific activities including a production of Noel Coward’s Private Lives at The Grand Hotel.

FRINGE CITY

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Also returning is the amazing Fringe City, Brighton’s free outdoor showcase of fringe performances, where over 40,000 people will witness three fantastic days of performances, stalls, sideshows, dance-offs, acrobatic balloonists, roaming choirs, mechanical horses and surreal walkabout performers in the New Road area. The wild, open-access nature of Brighton Fringe is the perfect complement to the very focussed, curated nature of the godfather of them all, Brighton Festival.

BRIGHTON FESTIVAL THE GREAT ESCAPE For those of you that don’t want to chance getting your clothes muddy, but still want to work up a bit of a sweat, then The Great Escape will take care of you on 10-12th May. Over 15,000 music lovers will be swarming around in a mad dash to discover the next big thing/band/DJ before anyone else. Promising treats for this year include: Africa Express Sound System, Dry the River, Spector, We Are the Ocean, Django Django and Eagulls. Of course, we possibly couldn’t comment on which of the 300+ acts will break through in the next 12 months. But acts that have played in the past, and gone on to smash into the charts, include: Friendly Fires, Kate Nash, Laura Marling, Noah and The Whale, Ellie Goulding and Tinie Tempah.

BRIGHTON FRINGE FESTIVAL You can’t talk about an event taking over the city in May, without mentioning the gargantuan Brighton Fringe Festival. Now the third largest fringe arts festival in the world, this consistently brilliant, sometimes chaotic, three week celebration offers a showcase for an eclectic

As ever the Brighton Festival continues to be fiercely contemporary. Last year’s offerings shared a theme celebrating freedom of expression around the planet. Burmese opposition politician Aung San Suu Kyi acted as Artistic Director of a three week programme, which was presented to an audience mesmerised by the coinciding Arab Spring, This year’s festival brings the politics closer to home, this time concerning itself with examining the perilous economic climate that we’ve landed ourselves in. With actress and political activist Vanessa Redgrave presiding over an eclectic timetable of events, the festival will reflect her many interests, including dance, theatre and various socio-economic issues and how they affect children all over the planet. Standout events look set to be: a multisensory event inspired by Joy Division, a 20 metre high body made of eight shipping containers, a circus like you’ve never seen, The Jerusalem Quartet, Lo-Di maestro Kid Carpet and his punk-rock kids musical and a selection of films chosen by and featuring Vanessa Redgrave. bn1magazine.co.uk 11


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MUSIC LISTINGS Thursday 1st

Audio Bastard Pop Pop, Mash Up 11PM £2 - £3 Black Lion This is the Modern World time for a bit of Mod-ernness 8:30PM Blind Tiger Cook The Rabbit A night of tropical beats and fully live Samaba Orchestras! £3 Cobblers Thumb Analogue Underground Radio Pres Open mic night with a twist 8PM Cube Bar Da Bomb Student Night, DJ’s Burst FM & URF open from 2PM Fiddler’s Elbow Live Lounge Pres Brían McNamara kicks starts the weekend 8:30PM FishBowl Residents Association Will Sumsuch & Guests 10:30PM Globe Hang the DJ! Eddie The Goatboy 9PM Green Door Store June Deer, Fallow, Andy Wheddon and Embla Quickbeam 8PM £5 Green Door Store Shameless Oncentre unweirdness. Definitely not ironic. Win money 11PM Honey Club Swag DJ’s Willerby & Squiz 11PM £2 - £3 Hope Stacked Nasty DJ’s 50s, Blues, R&B, 60s, Garage 9PM Jive Moneky Open Mic Night Hosted by Dominic Von Trapp 9PM Komedia Hammer and Tongue has reinvented the medium for the hiphop generation 7:30PM £5 Komedia Portico Quartet & Guests 7:45PM £12.50adv Latest Music Bar Rachel Sermanni & Guests 8PM £7 - £8 Mesmerist Bad Bad Whiskey A rockin Skifflebilly trio 9PM Psychosocial OH! You Pretty Things 8:30PM £3 - £4 St James Tavern Stay Sick, Turn Blue 50/60s R&R Soul Jazz Blues 8:30PM Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar Welsh Rare Beats Curiad Au Prin Cy Mraeg 8PM The Prince Albert Death of an Artist, Froam Afar, Surfaces, Switch Zero 8:30PM £3 - £4 Thomas Kemp Unplugged Sessions Acoustic Covers by the amazing David Ross 9PM White Rabbit The Move-ons open mic night 8PM Victory Open Mic Night All musicians and perfomers welcome 8PM Volks Loud & Dirty Sounds Prozak vs Prozak, Mike the Barber, Alibi, Morfius & support 11PM £3 Quadrant Fractured Toast Storyteller’s circle gig concept hosted by Overhead Wires 8PM

Friday 2nd

Audio DPM Matt Tolfrey, Thomas Gandey 11PM £7 - £10 Black Lion Soul Casserole Groove,

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raw funk, Latin Jazz & upfront funk 9PM Blind Tiger Local Posse Lazy Habits, Klumzy Tongue and Joe Driscoll £5 Brunswick The Lost Highway Monthly Americana night 8PM £5 Cobblers Thumb Flip & Trip Old skool hip-hop tunes and good time vibes 8PM Concorde 2 SJM Concerts Pres The Cribs 7PM £18 Concorde 2 DJ Format & The Simon Sound Live AV Show & support from Mac Mcraw, Tom Yum & Momark 11PM £5 Cube Bar Friday Club Upfront & Celebrity House, DJ’s Cheets & Guests open from 2PM Digital Stonelove 101% Indie Rock n Roll 11PM £3 - £4 Doctor Brightons Funky Friday DJ Nick Hirst, DJ Wayne 9:30PM Fiddler’s Elbow TFI Friday The weekend starts here… Music, Sports, Fun… 7PM FishBowl Keep It Wheel Steve KIW 9PM Freemasons ALTA Jeff Daniels, Danny Williams and Sumsuch 9PM Globe Rum Friday Pres The Recommender 8PM Green Door Store The Milk & support 7:30PM £6 Green Door Store Aereo Citizens live, plus Teen Creeps DJs, DJ Ed Lilo (DJ) & TJK 11PM Hampton DJ Moffet Disco Rock 9PM Honey Club Lollipop ‘Pink Fridays’ R&B, Pop, Funky House, Indie 11PM £3 - £5 Hope Slip Jam: B Hip Hop night 8:30PM Komedia The Maydays – Electric Cocktail underground electronic music 11PM £4 - £5 Marlborough This IS England Skard 4 Lyf 9PM Mesmerist Shake, Holla & Roll 30s 40s & 50s blues, rock n roll, mambo 9PM Northern Lights DJ Åbo Groovy funky tunes 9PM Psychosocial Athena, Women’s Night Club, Hidden Market 10PM £6 - £7 Riki Tik ENK vs Mimm Hanc Limit, Redstar & LZ 9PM Sidewinder Hot Biscuit! Phil Sidewinder & Guests 9PM Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar DNA Pres Amoss, Spectrasoul, Doc Scott, Dj Ink, Ant TC1 11PM £3 - £4 The Prince Albert Jamie N Collins & support 8PM £6.50adv The World’s End Video Stars Live Music Night 8PM Thomas Kemp DJ Night DJ Molar 9PM White Rabbit WTF? Brighton The wonky electro synth pop disco nonsense 8PM Volks Jungle Alliance IV with

Necessary Mayhem Records ft Curtis Lynch 11PM £5 - £6

Saturday 3rd

A Bar Honey Hush Vintage shenanigans from the people behind Frockabilly! 9PM Ancient Mariner The Acoustic Sessions Sam Chara & Bing Lyle 8PM Audio Early Show The Jezabels, Special K’s 7PM £9.50 Audio Warehouse Boy 8 Bit, Blah Blah Blah DJ’s 11PM £5 Black Lion Burnt Toast Blackbelt Jonez & friends 9PM Blind Tiger The Resonators & Support 8PM £4 Brighton Dome, Concert Hall Luke Bedford At the centre of this programme is Franck’s Piano Quintet 12PM £7.50 - £10 Brighton Dome, Concert Hall Van Morrison Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a BRIT Award 8PM £45 - £75 Brighton Dome, Foyer Bar Tenth Anniversary Celebrations 1PM Cobblers Thumb Analogue Underground Radio Dub Party 8PM Concorde 2 Lout Promotions Pres Sleigh Bells & support from Charli XCX 7PM £12 Concorde 2 Supercharged Pres Urban Nerds Jack Beats Live Tour & Jackmaster, Marcus Nasty & Ranking 11PM £10 Cube Bar Simpy House Cheets, Huston & Justin Howard open from 2PM Digital Pussycat Club Live & Unleashed 11PM £5 - £10 Doctor Brightons Sexy Saturday DJ Tony B 9:30PM Fiddler’s Elbow Saturday Sizzlers DJ Decks In The City, Molly Malone DJs 9PM FishBowl Gareth Stephens Broken beats, nu-jazz, soul, funk, reggae 9PM Freemasons Aran Reynolds & Ollie Sturdy 8:30PM Globe The Music Box Summoning the ghost of Ron Hardy 9PM Green Door Store Haight-Ashbury & support 8PM £5 Green Door Store Stone To The Bone Superbad 70s soul & funk ℅ Chris King & friends 11PM Honey Club Hat - Club Rob Wilder, Sam Dungate & Vince Frimpong 11PM £5 - £8 Hope Drugs Live Music Night 8PM £3 - £4 Komedia ipop! non-stop shuffle of the biggest pop and party anthems! 11PM £3 Komedia Brighton Rock Rock’s DJs 11PM £6 Latest Music Bar One Inch Badge Pres Phantom Limb 8PM £6.50 Life Juicebox Eddie The Goatboy, Matatatat, George Nunners & Guests 11PM £3 - £5 Marlborough Lick Me Up DJ Dame Amy 9PM

Mesmerist Juke Joint Jamboree Taking you back to the dance-halls of New Orleans 9PM Mucky Duck Sizzle and Pop! Senor Mick 1950’s rock’n’roll and 60’s soul 9PM Proud Brighton Ballroom Pop Kraft, entertainment from dolly rocket, coco deville and boogaloo stu! 10:30PM £6 Psychosocial Incognito Techno & Dub 10PM £5 - £8 Sidewinder Spotify Saturdays 9PM Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar Stay Beautiful Simon Price 11PM £5 - £6 The Prince Albert Little Episodes The Official Queue Facebook Page, Plasticine, Robert James Selby 7:30PM £5adv - £7 The World’s End DJ Keerti House, Electric Beats, Funky House 8PM Thomas Kemp DJ Night DJ Brian Flying White Dots Pres “Discopolis” 9PM Three Graces Tooflemac Live Music Night 8PM White Rabbit The Mixer Men Fusion of the finest upbeat tuneage 8PM Victory Up Against It with Born Bad DJ’s 9PM Volks Electric Playboys Aquasky, The Ragga Twins & support 11PM £5

Sunday 4th

Black Lion Live & Swingin’ Lion Gypsy Jazz, swing, blues, soul & funk 8PM Brighton Dome, Corn Exchange Herbie Flowers’ Jazz Breakfast 11AM £6 Brighton Dome, Concert Hall Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra A programme including musical portraits of England and Hungary 2:45PM £9 - £32 Brunswick The Light House Crew Jazz Funk 8PM £tbc Cube Bar Trance Sunday Derskon, Tommy T & Guests open from 2PM Fiddler’s Elbow Sham Rock Open Mic Night 8:30PM FishBowl Recovery? Asbest & Sinner 9PM Fountain Head Sunday Sessions Reggae & Chill Globe Rockoustic Open Mic Your chance to play your music or just listen 8PM Green Door Store Funeral Suits & support 7:30PM £6 Green Door Store Green Door Blues Smokestack plus guest Nicky Mitchell 11PM Honey Club Sundays at The Honey Jon Byrne, Lil Alex & Guests 11PM £2 - £3 Latest Music Bar Bark Like A Dog Blues Jam Musicians of all abilities are welcome to join in the fun 8PM Northern Lights Northern Light Sunday DJ playing lazy Sunday music Signalman Open Mic Night Hosted


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by Zoothyme complete with PA, Guitar & Drums 8PM The Prince Albert To Kill A King, Glass City Vice, 900 Spaces 7:30PM £7adv The World’s End Open Mic Night Sunday chill out with a host of local talent 8PM Thomas Kemp Jazz In The Afternoon Bags’ Groove Jazz Quartet & Guests 4PM White Rabbit Hush Hush Live acoustic showcase 8PM Victory Blues Sundays Blues and Soul fresh from the Delta Spun 12PM

Monday 5th

Black Lion Monday Club Anything goes - great music 9PM Blind Tiger Voicebox Spoken word and live music open mic night 8PM £3 Brighton Centre The Wanted & spport from Ben Montague, Iterval 6:30PM £19.50 - £27.50 Brunswick Open Mic Popular open mic night with full stage and PA 8:30PM Concorde 2 Kilimanjaro Pres Band Of Skulls 7:30PM SOLD OUT! Cube Bar Monday Mischief Bar Grooves open from 2PM Fountain Head Open Mic Night Hosted by Mat and Paul musicians, comedians, groups 9PM Green Door Store Punk V Hardcore Legal Highs, Ed Wood, Gnarwolves & Sleep Committee 7PM Latest Music Bar Bimm Party Live bands covering the biggest hits 7:30PM £2 - £4 Mesmerist Stroll On Rock, Mod & Blues 8:30PM The Prince Albert Bleeding Hearts Club Fire Eyes, Lux Harmonium, Al Chamberlain and King of Cats 8PM £3 Theatre Royal Brighton : Dreamboats And Petticoats, West End sell out sensation, greatest hit songs of the Rock ‘N’ Roll 7:45PM £18 - £28 Three Graces Knit Wits, Crafty Club, swap stories and stitches! 7PM Volks Strictly Reggae Dancehall, Bashment, Roots, Revival 11PM £4.50 - £5

Tuesday 6th

Audio Guerilla Rocks Rock, Metal, Indie, Punk 11PM £1 - £3 Black Lion Hit The Decks The Black Lion’s Tuesday Night Open Decks Spin Off Blind Tiger Carnival Spectacular! The Mule, Mynie Moe, The Ratbags 8PM £4 Brunswick Jazz Jam Session with house band & Guests 8PM Brunswick UcanUkulele, Ukulele group 8PM £5 Coalition InYaEar Promotions & Noisy Boy Pres Back2Back, G23, Haze, Outbreak 11PM £3 - £4 Cube Bar Cube Live Cancer Charity Night Live special with Jon McLgasgan, Donny Utton open from 2PM Digital CU Next Tuesday 11PM £3 - £4 Green Door Store Melodramas & support 7:30PM £tbc Green Door Store Hard Times Nowave disco 11PM

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Honey Club Latin Fever Salsa Lessons 8PM & Aaron George - Gabriel Angel & Yersin Rivas 10PM £1 - £3 Hope Be Nothing & The Hope Live Pres Slow Magic & Selebrities 8PM £5adv Hope SlipJam B Brighton’s infamous hip hop open mic & deck rap sessions 8:30PM Komedia Lout Pres The Duke Spirit 7:30PM £10adv Latest Music Bar Astrid Williamson, Iris & The Wolves & Minor Sounds 8PM £5 - £6 Sidewinder Open Mic Night Hosted by the wonderfully talented Robin Coward 8PM The Prince Albert Nimmo & The Gauntlets, Stone Beach, Mike Wilton 7PM £7adv Theatre Royal Brighton Dreamboats And Petticoats, West End sell out sensation, greatest hit songs of the Rock ‘N’ Roll 7:45PM £18 - £28 Three Graces Open Mic With Marcus 8:30PM

Wednesday 7th

Audio Supercharged Andy C, MC ID 11PM £6 - £8 Black Lion The Black Lion Accoustic Showcase Solos, acousitic sets and open mic review night 8:30PM Concorde 2 Concorde2 Pres Melanie C & support from Fran Classic 7:30PM £15 Cube Bar Wicked Wednesdays All genres of House with Local Djs on rotation open from 2PM Digital The Poundance 11PM £1 - £4 FishBowl Tea & Buscuits Gareth Stephens 10PM Fountain Head Student Night Indie & Rock Globe Global Bass DJ Ted Lauren 9PM Green Door Store Hardcore Show 7:30PM £5 Green Door Store The Jazz Store Late-night free-entry live-jazz sessions 11PM Komedia Lout Pres Hobbie Stewart 7:30PM £8 Latest Music Bar The Sun Pilots, Pink Narcissus & Echo Rain 8PM £4 - £5 Mesmerist The Swing Ninjas A original Brighton busking band 9PM Northern Lights Prognosis Progressive 9PM Open House : Safehouse An evening of improvised live music at the Open House 8PM £5 - £6 Psychosocial Under The Bridge 8PM The Prince Albert Austin Lucas, Dan Webb & the Spders, Joe Tilston 8:30PM Theatre Royal Brighton Dreamboats And Petticoats, West End sell out sensation, greatest hit songs of the Rock ‘N’ Roll 7:45PM £18 - £28 Thomas Kemp Open Mic Night Hosted by Kev & Jenna 8:30PM Volks Switch UP New DJ line up every week with special Guest DJ’s!!

Thursday 8th

Audio Bastard Pop Pop, Mash Up 11PM £2 - £3 Black Lion Soul Casserole Groove,

raw funk, Latin Jazz & upfront funk 8:30PM Blind Tiger Super Mishto live bands and cabaret performers 7PM £4 Concorde 2 Live Nation Pres Labrinth 7PM SOLD OUT! Cube Bar Da Bomb Student Night, DJ’s Burst FM & URF open from 2PM Fiddler’s Elbow Live Lounge Pres Funky Folk, Toe-Tappin’ Trad and Juicy Jazz 8:30PM FishBowl Residents Association Will Sumsuch & Guests 10:30PM Globe Hang the DJ! Eddie The Goatboy 9PM Green Door Store Johnny Foreigner & support 8PM £5 Green Door Store Biaas Dance music raising funds for some attractive students 11PM Honey Club Swag DJ’s Willerby & Squiz 11PM £2 - £3 Hope Communion & Goldenvoice Pres Rae Morris 8PM £5adv Hope Unhooked Generation Iced Gems & Bon Qui Qui 9PM (Main Bar) Jive Moneky Open Mic Night Hosted by Dominic Von Trapp 9PM Marlborough Melancolonica Kicking off the evening is Stuart Warwick 7:30PM £5 Mesmerist Dr Bluegress & The Illbilly 8 9PM Psychosocial Live ‘n’ Laughing with James Redmond 7:30PM £5 - £8 Psychosocial Outheloop J - Bass, Subtone, Burst Radio DJ’s 10PM St James Tavern Stay Sick, Turn Blue 50/60s R&R Soul Jazz Blues 8:30PM Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar Super Heroes Of BMX Pres Catholic Discipline 8PM The Prince Albert Greg(o)rian, Sea Bastard and Eternal Torment 8PM £4 Theatre Royal Brighton Dreamboats And Petticoats, West End sell out sensation, greatest hit songs of the Rock ‘N’ Roll 7:45PM £18 - £28 Thomas Kemp Unplugged Sessions The Swing Ninjas 9PM White Rabbit The Move-ons open mic night 8PM Victory Open Mic Night All musicians and perfomers welcome 8PM Volks Siren Dr S Gachet, D Double U, Voytek, ST, Denial & support 11PM

Friday 9th

Audio Notorius Old Skool Hip Hop 11PM £3 - £5 Black Dove : Mo Taters! Djs play vintage music from across the Americas 8PM Black Lion Medium Rare Funk, Soul, Stupendous Rare Grooves 9PM Blind Tiger Soundcrash Pres Anchorsong, Live electronica from TruThoughts finest 8PM £5 Brighton Dome, Concert Hall The Maccabees 7PM £17 Cobblers Thumb Carlos, Dingy Blues and Soul Jam session 8PM Concorde 2 Bimm End Of Term Party 7PM £2 Concorde 2 Rarekind Hip Hop Showcase Mr Thing & Yungun & support 11PM Cube Bar Friday Club Upfront & Celebrity House, DJ’s Cheets & Tommy T open from 2PM

Digital Stonelove 101% Indie Rock n Roll 11PM £3 - £4 Doctor Brightons Funky Friday DJ Nick Hirst, DJ Wayne 9:30PM Fiddler’s Elbow TFI Friday The weekend starts here… Music, Sports, Fun… 7PM FishBowl Jeff Daniels Black music, deep & soulful vibes 9PM Freemasons ALTA Jeff Daniels, Danny Williams and Sumsuch 9PM Globe Rum Fridays & TSOB!, DJ Mick Fuller 8PM Green Door Store Three Trapped Tigers & support 7:30PM £7 Green Door Store Ye Ye Fever Deadly African rhythms w/ Bass Clef live 11PM Hampton DJ Oddsox & friends Eclectic Electric 9PM Honey Club Lollipop ‘Pink Fridays’ R&B, Pop, Funky House, Indie 11PM £3 - £5 Hope Love Thy Neighbour 11 Deaf Club & 14th 8:30PM £5adv Komedia Boot-Led-Zepellin the no.1 tribute band faithfully perform all the classics, from acoustic tracks 7:30PM £13 Komedia BJC Pres Tony Kofi’s Standard Time Trio 8PM £12 - £14 Latest Music Bar Stash Sounds Pres A Night of Live Hip Hop performances 9PM Marlborough Millions Of Peaches Alternative Electro 9PM Mesmerist Shake, Holla & Roll 30s 40s & 50s blues, rock n roll, mambo 9PM Northern Lights Bitter Disko post-punk, no-wave, indie 9PM Proud Brighton Ballroom Friday Night Speakeasy, Speak easy, boys! Speak easy! 10:30PM £5 Psychosocial Scandalous Luca M, Tech House Extraordinaire! 10PM £5 - £7 Riki Tik Reggae Bombing Boulevard Soundsystem, Serocee & DJ Cut La Vis 9PM Sidewinder Hot Biscuit! Phil Sidewinder & Guests 9PM Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar Another Sunny Day Indiepop Rob, Emily and Craig 11PM £3 The Prince Albert The Megaphonic Thirft, The Witches, No Problems 7:30PM £6adv The World’s End R.E.E.S. Showcase Live Music Night 8PM Theatre Royal Brighton Dreamboats And Petticoats, West End sell out sensation, greatest hit songs of the Rock ‘N’ Roll 7:45PM £18 - £28 Thomas Kemp DJ Night Dj Jody Lee Hooker 9PM White Rabbit WTF? Brighton The wonky electro synth pop disco nonsense 8PM Volks Freak Bazaar Psy Trance 11PM

Saturday 10th

Ancient Mariner The Acoustic Sessions Neal McBride 8PM Audio Minimal Kids Dani Caster 11PM £5 Black Lion Burnt Toast Blackbelt Jonez & friends 9PM Blind Tiger Stay Sick! Pussycat & The Dirty Johnsons, Surfgaragerocknroll 9PM £3 Brighton Dome, Concert Hall


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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Rui Pinheiro are joined by renowned pianist Freddy Kempf 7:30PM £10 - £27.50 Brighton Dome, Corn Exchange Blanca Li Dance Company Elektro Kif 2PM & 8PM £12.50 - £17.50 Brighton Dome, Founders Room : Soulful Singing Join Mahasukha for Soulful Singing 11AM £5 Brunswick Tonight Matthew 60’s to 90’s covers 8PM £5 Coalition Rewind The jungle Brothers 11PM £7 Concorde 2 Global Beats Pres Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings 7:30PM SOLD OUT! Concorde 2 Global Beats Pres Gilles Perterson, DJ Modest, Hint, Beta Hector DJ set 11PM £10 Cube Bar Delirious vs House Boutique Delirious & House Boutique open from 2PM Digital Shogun Pres Friction, Prototypes, 16 bit, Sepctrasoul 10PM £12 Doctor Brightons 3rd Birthday Party DJ Tony B 9:30PM Fiddler’s Elbow Saturday Sizzlers DJ Beans On Toast, BlackBeltJonez 9PM FishBowl DJ Abo & Ally Smith Dirty funk and dancefloor jazz 9PM Freemasons Aran Reynolds & Ollie Sturdy 8:30PM Globe S*** Hot Soundsystem NuDisco DJ 9PM Green Door Store Halls & support 7:30PM £4.50 Green Door Store Pop Not Pop Pop tracks shame-free. So, like, fun but “kewl” 11PM Honey Club Smartie Partie Squiz & Ben G & Guests 11PM £5 - £8 Hope Goldenvoice & Love Thy Neighbour Pres Monument Valley & Support 8PM £5adv Jive Moneky Hoofin DJ’s Switchblade Si and Johnny Stylus 8:30PM Komedia ipop! non-stop shuffle of the biggest pop and party anthems! 11PM £3 Komedia Life’s A Gas ‘70s glam, glitter, beat, bubblegum power pop and punk 11PM £5 Latest Music Bar Funky Buddha Band Classic music to get people dancing 7:30PM £3 - £5 Life Juicebox Eddie The Goatboy, Matatatat, George Nunners & Guests 11PM £3 - £5 Marlborough Lick Me Up DJ Dame Amy 9PM Mesmerist Juke Joint Jamboree Taking you back to the dance-halls of New Orleans 9PM Northern Lights Return of the phailing queasents 9PM Riki Tik Mile Wide Smile Club Mark Rae (Rae & Christian), Mickey Duke & Chri5tian 9PM Sidewinder Spotify Saturdays 9PM Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar Unhooked Generation Resident Djs Iced Gems and Bonquiqui 11PM £4 - £5 The World’s End Unity HiFi Reggae, Dub 8PM Theatre Royal Brighton Dreamboats And Petticoats, West End sell out sensation, greatest hit songs of the Rock ‘N’ Roll 7:45PM £18 - £28 Thomas Kemp DJ Night DJ Spindo 9PM Three Graces Dirty Weekend Live

Music Night 8PM White Rabbit The Mixer Men Fusion of the finest upbeat tuneage 8PM Victory Kinema Pop, Dance Rock & Smooth 80’s Classics 9PM Volks Autopsy Drum n Bass

Sunday 11th

Black Lion Live & Swingin’ Lion Gypsy Jazz, swing, blues, soul & funk 8PM Blind Tiger The Apples 9 piece turntablism and funk explosion from Tel Aviv! 8PM £10adv - £12 Brighton Dome, Concert Hall Ben L’Oncle Soul 7:30PM £15 - £17.50 Brunswick Ukulele Jam Ukulele group plays pop songs 3PM £tbc Brunswick The Real Music Club With Mike Heron, Nick Pynn & Slim Tim Slide 8PM £tbc Cube Bar Sunday Social Open Decks, DJ’s Daniel Hyes & Guests open from 2PM Fiddler’s Elbow Sham Rock Open Mic Night 8:30PM FishBowl Recovery? Asbest & Sinner 9PM Fountain Head Sunday Sessions Reggae & Chill Globe Rockoustic Acoustic live music to round off your weekend 9PM Green Door Store Bullit present Bullit & support 7PM £tbc Green Door Store Green Door Blues Smokestack plus guest Andy Twyman 11PM Honey Club Sundays at The Honey Jon Byrne, Lil Alex & Guests 11PM £2 - £3 Komedia Gabrielle Aplin A selftaught multi-instrumentalist 7:30PM SOLD OUT! Northern Lights Northern Light Sunday DJ playing lazy Sunday music Signalman Open Mic Night Hosted by Zoothyme complete with PA, Guitar & Drums 8PM Thomas Kemp Jazz In The Afternoon Lee Rainbow Hands with his Jazz Piano 4PM White Rabbit Hush Hush Live acoustic showcase 8PM Victory Blues Sundays Blues and Soul fresh from the Delta Spun 12PM

Monday 12th

Black Lion Monday Club Anything goes - great music 9PM Brunswick Open Mic Popular open mic night with full stage and PA 8:30PM Cube Bar Monday Mischief Bar Grooves open from 2PM Fountain Head Open Mic Night Hosted by Mat and Paul musicians, comedians, groups 9PM Green Door Store Throwback Bands TBC, DJs playing numetal, powerpunk & other similar genre 7PM Mesmerist Stroll On Rock, Mod & Blues 8:30PM Three Graces Knit Wits, Crafty Club, swap stories and stitches! 7PM Volks Strictly Reggae Dancehall, Bashment, Roots, Revival 11PM £4.50 - £5

Tuesday 13th

Audio Guerilla Rocks Rock, Metal,

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Indie, Punk 11PM £1 - £3 Black Lion Hit The Decks The Black Lion’s Tuesday Night Open Decks Spin Off Brighton Dome, Concert Hall Lord of the Dance Michael Flatley’s timeless production 8PM £25 - £35.50 Brighton Dome, Pavilion Theatre : Cave Painting five piece band, came together in Brighton 7:30PM £6.50 Brunswick Jazz Jam Session with house band & Guests 8PM Coalition InYaEar Promotions & Noisy Boy Pres Back2Back, G23, Haze, Outbreak 11PM £3 - £4 Concorde 2 Kilimanjaro Pres Rizzle Kicks 7PM SOLD OUT! Cube Bar Cube Live special with Matt Bonner & Guests open from 2PM Digital CU Next Tuesday 11PM £3 - £4 Green Door Store Cove & support 7:30PM £tbc Green Door Store Hard Times Nowave disco 11PM Honey Club Latin Fever Salsa Lessons 8PM & Aaron George - Gabriel Angel & Yersin Rivas 10PM £1 - £3 Hope Brand New Start EP Lunch 8PM £tbc Komedia Melting Vinyl Pres The Writing on The Wall: Tony Benn & Roy Bailey 8:15PM £17.50 Sidewinder Open Mic Night Hosted by the wonderfully talented Robin Coward 8PM The Prince Albert Itchy Teeth, The Dubarrys, Lion Bark 8:30PM £3 - £4 Three Graces Open Mic With Marcus 8:30PM Victory Live Blues from Dom Knight 8PM Quadrant Jake Mackay & support from Rough Citizen, Kate Williams 7:30PM

Wednesday 14th

Audio Supercharged Markey 11PM £4 - £6 Black Lion The Black Lion Accoustic Showcase Solos, acousitic sets and open mic review night 8:30PM Brighton Dome, Concert Hall Lord of the Dance Michael Flatley’s timeless production 8PM £25 - £35.50 Concorde 2 Kilimanjaro Pres Rizzle Kicks 7PM SOLD OUT! Cube Bar Wicked Wednesdays All genres of House with Local Djs on rotation open from 2PM Digital The Poundance 11PM £1 - £4 FishBowl Tea & Buscuits Gareth Stephens 10PM Fountain Head Student Night Indie & Rock Globe Global Bass DJ Ted Lauren 9PM Green Door Store Alice Gold & support 7:30PM £7 Green Door Store The Jazz Store Late-night free-entry live-jazz sessions 11PM Komedia SPC Live Pres Dog is Dead 7PM £6.50adv Komedia Rose Vanier 8PM £6adv Mesmerist The Swing Ninjas A original Brighton busking band 9PM Northern Lights Mystery Train Night full of Rockabilly 9PM Psychosocial Under The Bridge 8PM

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The Prince Albert Lift Music, Sleep Room & support 8PM £4 Thomas Kemp Open Mic Night Hosted by Kev & Jenna 8:30PM Volks Switch UP New DJ line up every week with special Guest DJ’s!!

Thursday 15th

Audio Bastard Pop Pop, Mash Up 11PM £2 - £3 Black Lion The Lion’s Raw! Live Music Night 8:30PM Blind Tiger Dub Organiser Live Dub and Reggae night! 8PM £3 Brighton Dome, Concert Hall Lord of the Dance Michael Flatley’s timeless production 8PM £25 - £35.50 Brunswick BIMM Acoustic, Folk Showcase Music college showcase 8PM £tbc Cobblers Thumb Analogue Underground Radio Pres Open mic night with a twist 8PM Concorde 2 Underground Rebel Bingo Club - Motivational Seminar 8PM £4adv Cube Bar Da Bomb Student Night, DJ’s Burst FM & URF open from 2PM Druids Arms : Folk-Americana from The Long Goodbye, with support from Anna Rice, Otti Albeitz & Guests 7PM Fiddler’s Elbow Live Lounge Pres Funky Folk, Toe-Tappin’ Trad and Juicy Jazz 8:30PM FishBowl Residents Association Will Sumsuch & Guests 10:30PM Globe Hang the DJ! Eddie The Goatboy 9PM Green Door Store Trainwreck & support 7PM £tbc Green Door Store Sextape All-caps hiphop, RNB & “filth” for fashionable students 11PM Honey Club Swag DJ’s Willerby & Squiz 11PM £2 - £3 Jive Moneky Open Mic Night Hosted by Dominic Von Trapp 9PM Latest Music Bar Ellen and The Echo, Lu’Ami 8:30PM £3 - £4 Mesmerist Razorbacks Rockabilly night 9PM Psychosocial OH! You Pretty Things 8:30PM £3 - £4 St James Tavern Stay Sick, Turn Blue 50/60s R&R Soul Jazz Blues 8:30PM Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar Super Heroes Of BMX Pres Catholic Discipline 8PM The Prince Albert Pontiac & support 8PM £tbc Thomas Kemp Unplugged Sessions Modemusic Pres Up and coming brighton acts 9PM White Rabbit The Move-ons open mic night 8PM Victory Open Mic Night All musicians and perfomers welcome 8PM Volks Subliminal High Maintainace, Bringa, Overdose UK & support 11PM £4 - £5

Friday 16th

Audio Supercharged Plumb DJ’s 11PM £7adv Black Lion Stop Go! The Planet Groove Collective & DJ Lanx Pres DJ Dave Stone 8:30PM Blind Tiger Derriere & Support £2 - £5

Brighton Dome, Concert Hall The Stranglers & The Popes 7:30PM £23 Brighton Dome, Pavilion Theatre : African Night Fever Kasai Masai 7:30PM £8 - £10 Brunswick Voodoo Funk With Kalakuta Millionaires 8PM £5 Cobblers Thumb Ginger Chloe’s Night Join Chloe 8PM Concorde 2 DIB Pres Submotion Orchestra & support from Planas 7PM £8.50 Concorde 2 Dagger Pres HOT WUK Spring Bashment, Lady Chann, The Heatwave, Sticky, Dagger Soundsystem 11PM £4adv Cube Bar Friday Club Upfront & Celebrity House, DJ’s Cheets & Guests open from 2PM Digital Stonelove 101% Indie Rock n Roll 11PM £3 - £4 Doctor Brightons Funky Friday DJ Nick Hirst, DJ Wayne 9:30PM Fiddler’s Elbow St Patrick’s Weekender Warm Up Live Loungers 8PM FishBowl The Mixer Men Dr B and Cut La Vis 9PM Freemasons ALTA Jeff Daniels, Danny Williams and Sumsuch 9PM Globe Rum Friday Pres Jeff Daniels 8PM Green Door Store Pretty, Clueless & Mean A celebration of three decades of teen movie anthems 11PM Honey Club Lollipop ‘Pink Fridays’ R&B, Pop, Funky House, Indie 11PM £3 - £5 Hope Jam Grand & The Hope Live Pres Lazy Habits, Largo Embargo, Junk Funk Collective 7:30PM £6adv Hope Soul Casserole Funk 45s, Soul, Motown, Hip-Hop, Mash-ups 9PM (Main Bar) Komedia Back To Berlin Adrienne Thomas 8PM £8.50 Komedia Born Bad 50’s rock‘n’roll, ‘60’s garage, surf 11PM £5 - £6 Latest Music Bar Res Ipsa Loquitur Pres Turn On Tune In Drop Out 9PM £3 - £5 Marlborough Q&A Queer and Alternative Night 9PM Mesmerist Shake, Holla & Roll 30s 40s & 50s blues, rock n roll, mambo 9PM Northern Lights DJ Åbo Groovy funky tunes 9PM Riki Tik Kung Fu House, Disco, Boogie, Hip - Hop 9PM Sidewinder Hot Biscuit! Phil Sidewinder & Guests 9PM Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar Dive Slow From Kanye to Kuedo, Planet Mu to Planet Rock 8PM Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar SoulFood Funk, Disco and Hip Hop 11PM £3 The Prince Albert White Light, The Stranded, This Mmodern Life, Annacondaz 8:30PM £4 Thomas Kemp DJ Night DJ Danny & Friends 9PM White Rabbit WTF? Brighton The wonky electro synth pop disco nonsense 8PM Volks Originate Chapter V. DJ Trace, Genotype, Double O & Mantra & support 10PM £5

Saturday 17h

Ancient Mariner St Patrick’s Day The Acoustic Sessions Funk- Shun

8PM Audio Warehouse DJ Pirupa 11PM £5 Black Lion Burnt Toast Blackbelt Jonez & friends 9PM Blind Tiger Beta Hector Psychedelic robot funk from TruThoughts latest signing Brighton Dome, Concert Hall London Philharmonic Orchestra Vaughan Williams’s lark soars skywards 7:30PM £10 - £32.50 Brunswick Hot Wax Live Covers 8PM £5 - £6 Cobblers Thumb The Bad Billy Band and Kitschysink Pop covers & Live Band Concorde 2 Family Ents Pres The Answer 7PM £15 Concorde 2 FREEBASS - Brighton’s Biggest Free Party! 11PM Cube Bar Simpy House Cheets & Sam Derkson open from 2PM Digital Free The Beats House, Electro, Bass, Classics 11PM £5 Doctor Brightons Sexy Saturday DJ Tony B 9:30PM Fiddler’s Elbow St Patrick’s Day Street Party Live music, dancing, rugby, DJs 12PM FishBowl What’s Wrong With Groovin? Ed Meme and Matt Beatwell 9PM Freemasons Aran Reynolds & Ollie Sturdy 8:30PM Globe Headroom with guest DJs 9PM Green Door Store Livemusic.FM tbc 7:30PM £tbc Green Door Store Da Doo Ron Ron 60s girl group grooviness 11PM Hampton St.Patricks Day DJ Unmixed Master’s Irish Crew 9PM Honey Club Chop It Up St Patrick’s Day Special Charles Green, Squiz, Tom Maverick & Willerby 11PM £3 - £7.50 Hope St. Patrick’s Day Party The Black Fields 8PM £6adv Jive Moneky The Jive Monkey Trio Live Jazz Bands 10PM Komedia Spellbound Cherry Foxx and Simon Price 9PM £5 - £6 Komedia ipop! non-stop shuffle of the biggest pop and party anthems! 11PM £3 Life Juicebox Eddie The Goatboy, Matatatat, George Nunners & Guests 11PM £3 - £5 Marlborough Lick Me Up DJ Dame Amy 9PM Mesmerist Juke Joint Jamboree Taking you back to the dance-halls of New Orleans 9PM Northern Lights DJ Oli Mixed party bag for everyone 9PM Open House : St Patrick’s Day England v Ireland 5PM, Live Music Psychosocial Minimize Subtone, Gabriel Ursu, Arkadiusz Koper 10PM Psychosocial Analougue Underground Radio Takover 10PM £3 - £4 Riki Tik In Motion Loren Heer, Bryn Critchard, Jake Bibby, Filippo Blasi 9PM Sidewinder Spotify Saturdays 9PM Signalman St Patricks Day Six Nations matches & Music 12PM Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar Xanadu Disco, Italo, Space, Vogue 11PM The Prince Albert Club Meow Meow 8PM £4 The World’s End Bucklers Reel Folk and Irish jigs bands 8PM


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Thomas Kemp DJ Night DJ Miss Bianca 9PM White Rabbit The Mixer Men Fusion of the finest upbeat tuneage 8PM Victory St Patricks Day Teen Dream Special music from 60’s Psyche & Garage to Post Punk 9PM Volks A Bunch Of Cuts D Bridge, Ulterior Motive & Klute 11PM £7

Sunday 18th

Black Lion Live & Swingin’ Lion Gypsy Jazz, swing, blues, soul & funk 8PM Brighton Dome, Concert Hall Kuss Quartet Subtly but distinctively charismatic, the Berlin-based 11AM £15 - £17.50 Brunswick Brighton Folk Monthly Folk night 8PM Concorde 2 Brighton Northern Sould Alldayer, Ion Tsakalis, Soul Sisters, Colin Baldock, Craig ‘Swifty’ Simpson 3PM £5 Cube Bar Sunday Social Open Decks, DJ’s Daniel Hyes & Guests open from 2PM Fiddler’s Elbow St Patrick’s Day Street Party Live music and Irish dancing 2PM FishBowl Recovery? Asbest & Sinner 9PM Fountain Head Sunday Sessions Reggae & Chill Globe Rockoustic Acoustic live music to round off your weekend 9PM Green Door Store Sunday Service Live music & cupcakes. Jennifer Left & more 6:30PM Green Door Store Green Door Blues Smokestack plus guest Lou Glandfield 11PM Honey Club Sundays at The Honey Jon Byrne, Lil Alex & Guests 11PM £2 - £3 Hope One Inch Badge Pres Brother & Bones, Early Ghost and Royal Blood 8PM £6adv Komedia Ruby Turner 7:30PM £18 - £26.50 Komedia Graeme Clark Acoustic show 8PM £9adv Latest Music Bar The Wynd & support 7PM £3 Northern Lights Northern Light Sunday DJ playing lazy Sunday music Signalman Open Mic Night Hosted by Zoothyme complete with PA, Guitar & Drums 8PM The Prince Albert Mark Wynn, Rat Catchers Mallets 8PM £5adv The World’s End Rotait A chilled night of acoustic music 8PM Thomas Kemp Jazz In The Afternoon Miss Mandy 4PM White Rabbit Hush Hush Live acoustic showcase 8PM Victory Blues Sundays Blues and Soul fresh from the Delta Spun 12PM

Monday 19th

Black Lion Monday Club Anything goes - great music 9PM Brighton Dome, Corn Exchange Blue Camel Club Raving Under The Rainbow 7PM £4 Brunswick Open Mic Popular open mic night with full stage and PA 8:30PM Cube Bar Monday Mischief Bar Grooves open from 2PM

Fountain Head Open Mic Night Hosted by Mat and Paul musicians, comedians, groups 9PM Green Door Store Access To Music Up & coming potential-talent, both live & prerecorded 7PM Latest Music Bar DigiTune Cordelia and Christina Rotondo 8PM £3 - £4 Mesmerist Stroll On Rock, Mod & Blues 8:30PM The Prince Albert Born To Lose 8:30PM £3 Three Graces Knit Wits, Crafty Club, swap stories and stitches! 7PM Victory Some Dark Hollow Folk Night Ewan D. Rodgers & Guests 8PM Volks Strictly Reggae Dancehall, Bashment, Roots, Revival 11PM £4.50 - £5

Tuesday 20th

Audio Guerilla Rocks Rock, Metal, Indie, Punk 11PM £1 - £3 Black Lion Hit The Decks The Black Lion’s Tuesday Night Open Decks Spin Off Brighton Centre Australian Pink Floyd Show, Syd Barrett and Messrs Waters, Gilmour, Wright and Mason 6:30PM £29.50 Brunswick Jazz Jam Session with house band & Guests 8PM Coalition InYaEar Promotions & Noisy Boy Pres Back2Back, G23, Haze, Outbreak 11PM £3 - £4 Cube Bar Cube Live special with Loni & Guests open from 2PM Digital CU Next Tuesday 11PM £3 - £4 Green Door Store Half Hour Hotel & support 7:30PM £tbc Green Door Store Hard Times Nowave disco 11PM Honey Club Latin Fever Salsa Lessons 8PM & Aaron George - Gabriel Angel & Yersin Rivas 10PM £1 - £3 Hydrant : Depth Charge Overhead Wires Pres Pocket Drummers & support 7PM Latest Music Bar Cafe Scientifique 7:30PM Sidewinder Open Mic Night Hosted by the wonderfully talented Robin Coward 8PM The Prince Albert Unicorn Power, Marinus & Guests 8:30PM £3 - £4 Three Graces Open Mic With Marcus 8:30PM

Wednesday 21st

Audio Supercharged Rusko 11PM £7adv Black Lion The Black Lion Accoustic Showcase Solos, acousitic sets and open mic review night 8:30PM Brunswick Sleepy Music With The Steamkings, Beachy Head Music Club & Siglo 21 8PM £tbc Cube Bar Wicked Wednesdays All genres of House with Local Djs on rotation open from 2PM Digital The Poundance 11PM £1 - £4 FishBowl Tea & Buscuits Gareth Stephens 10PM Fountain Head Student Night Indie & Rock Globe Global Bass DJ Ted Lauren 9PM Green Door Store Mark Holub & support 7PM £5 Green Door Store The Jazz Store

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Late-night free-entry live-jazz sessions 11PM Hope Kopparberg Pres International Diamond Thieves & Bad For Lazarus 8PM £3 - £4 Komedia The Civil Wars & Guests 7PM SOLD OUT! Mesmerist The Swing Ninjas A original Brighton busking band 9PM Psychosocial Under The Bridge 8PM The Prince Albert The Queers, The Dead Class, The Hotlines 8PM £9adv Thomas Kemp Open Mic Night Hosted by Kev & Jenna 8:30PM Volks Switch UP New DJ line up every week with special Guest DJ’s!!

Thursday 22nd

Audio Bastard Pop Pop, Mash Up 11PM £2 - £3 Black Lion This is the Modern World time for a bit of Mod-ernness 8:30PM Brighton Centre Chris Rea & support Farriers 6:30PM £33.50 Brunswick Rotait & Support With Poco Tiger & Guests 8PM £tbc Cobblers Thumb Analogue Underground Radio Pres Open mic night with a twist 8PM Cube Bar Da Bomb Student Night, DJ’s Burst FM & URF open from 2PM Fiddler’s Elbow Live Lounge Pres Funky Folk, Toe-Tappin’ Trad and Juicy Jazz 8:30PM FishBowl Residents Association Will Sumsuch & Guests 10:30PM Globe Hang the DJ! Eddie The Goatboy 9PM Green Door Store Mudlow & support 7PM £3 - £4 Honey Club Swag DJ’s Willerby & Squiz 11PM £2 - £3 Hope Communion Black Black Hills, Saul Ashby, Goodbye Lenin 8PM £5adv Hope Unhooked Generation Iced Gems & Bon Qui Qui 9PM (Main Bar) Jive Moneky Open Mic Night Hosted by Dominic Von Trapp 9PM Mesmerist John Crampton Blues explosion, playing slide or bottleneck style on a 1930’s 9PM Psychosocial Live ‘n’ Laughing 7:30PM £5 - £8 Psychosocial Outheloop J - Bass, Squiggle, Burst Radio DJ’s 10PM St James Tavern Stay Sick, Turn Blue 50/60s R&R Soul Jazz Blues 8:30PM Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar Super Heroes Of BMX Pres Catholic Discipline 8PM The Prince Albert The Dirt Daubers 8:30PM White Rabbit The Move-ons open mic night 8PM Victory Open Mic Night All musicians and perfomers welcome 8PM

Friday 23rd

Audio Cyantific Drum and Bass 11PM £3 - £5 Black Lion Molly Malone’s Dex in the City Rhythmn, blues, soul, funk, hip hop 9PM Blind Tiger Emerging Species The Gentle Mystics and an excellent selection of blues £4

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Brighton Centre Joe Bonamassa, Award-winning blues rock star, guitar hero and singer-songwriter 6:30PM £30 - £50 Brighton Dome, Concert Hall Dorothy Stringer Dance Show 2012 7PM £8.50 Cobblers Thumb Steve and The Ghost Spiky adventure pop 8PM Concorde 2 Dirty DC - AC/DC Tribute 7PM £10 Concorde 2 Dubraizer - Kemptown Carnival Fundraiser, Roots Garden, Robin’D’Rich, mcop, Eggs Leggs 11PM £5 Cube Bar Friday Club Upfront & Celebrity House, DJ’s Cheets & Guests open from 2PM Digital Stonelove 101% Indie Rock n Roll 11PM £3 - £4 Doctor Brightons Funky Friday DJ Nick Hirst, DJ Wayne 9:30PM Fiddler’s Elbow TFI Friday The weekend starts here… Music, Sports, Fun… 7PM FishBowl Blackbelt Jonez & Burnt Toast resident DJ 9PM Freemasons ALTA Jeff Daniels, Danny Williams and Sumsuch 9PM Globe Rum Friday Pres BOYF_ 8PM Green Door Store Imperial Leisure & support 7:30PM £8 Green Door Store Antighostmoonray Great Pagans & Bernholz live plus Gazelle Twin DJs 11PM Hampton DJ Oddsox & friends Eclectic Electric 9PM Honey Club Lollipop ‘Pink Fridays’ R&B, Pop, Funky House, Indie 11PM £3 - £5 Hope Club Velocity & Suicide Barbie Pres Screama Ballerina 8PM £4adv Komedia BJC Pres Iain Ballamy Quartet featuring Gareth Williams 8PM £13 - £15 Komedia Trailer Trash Pres Prohibition Speakeasy Special 9PM £8 - £10 Marlborough <3 Electro Alternative electro with added extras 9PM Mesmerist Shake, Holla & Roll 30s 40s & 50s blues, rock n roll, mambo 9PM Northern Lights Chris & Lee DJ Åbo Pres his friends 9PM Paris House Crème de Manouche Gypsy jazz 8PM Sidewinder Hot Biscuit! Phil Sidewinder & Guests 9PM Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar Boss Tunage Bruce Springsteen DJ night! 8PM Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar River Bistro Rusta, Adoki, L. Izard 11PM £3 The Prince Albert The Detonators, Loudaphone, The Collision 8:30PM £4 The World’s End Rebellious Jukebox DJ Night 8PM Thomas Kemp DJ Night DJ Jodie Lee Hooker 9PM White Rabbit WTF? Brighton The wonky electro synth pop disco nonsense 8PM Volks Brighton Love Jungle Biggsy, Pastaman, Dub One, Kosine & Dialect 11PM £3 - £4

Saturday 24th

Ancient Mariner The Acoustic Sessions Tracy Sullivan 8PM Audio Warehouse Rull Von Sein 11PM £5 Black Lion Medium Rare Funk,

Soul, Stupendous Rare Grooves 9PM Blind Tiger Kalakuta Millionaires 12 piece Afro-Cuban Orchestra! £4 Brighton Dome, Concert Hall Dorothy Stringer Dance Show 2012 7PM £8.50 Brunswick Brighton Jazz School Showcase Jazz students end of term 1PM £tbc Brunswick The People’s String Foundation, The Tatsmiths & The Gypsy Switch 8PM £4 - £5 Coalition Hey Boy, Hey Girl Quality Dance music 11PM £5 Concorde 2 Devotion With Sub Focus (DJ Set) feat MC ID, DC Breaks, Shock One 11PM £12.50 Cube Bar Too Mucking Fuch Carl Smeaton & Carl Fidler open from 2PM Digital Playroom 11PM £10 - £12 Doctor Brightons Sexy Saturday DJ Tony B 9:30PM Fiddler’s Elbow Saturday Sizzlers DJ Russ Rockwell 9PM FishBowl Richie Cox & Sumsuch Funk, soul, jazz, disco 9PM Freemasons Aran Reynolds & Ollie Sturdy 8:30PM Globe DJs House, Disco and Funk DJs 9PM Green Door Store Soccer ‘96 & support 7:30PM £tbc Green Door Store Go Bang Warehouse party crew 11PM Honey Club Pukka Up Scott Giles, Ed Moore & Tom Maverick 11PM £5 - £8 Hope Shoot The Dead 8:30PM £4 Komedia ipop! non-stop shuffle of the biggest pop and party anthems! 11PM £3 Life Juicebox Eddie The Goatboy, Matatatat, George Nunners & Guests 11PM £3 - £5 Marlborough Lick Me Up DJ Dame Amy 9PM Mesmerist Juke Joint Jamboree Taking you back to the dance-halls of New Orleans 9PM Riki Tik It’s Goin’ Off 008 Thirsty Ear vs W.A.T.? 9PM Sidewinder Spotify Saturdays 9PM Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar Back to The Future Rock and indie from the 60’s 11PM £3 - £4 The Prince Albert Cherry & The Poppers, Guest 8:30PM £4 The World’s End Funkalicious DJ Dobby 8PM Thomas Kemp DJ Night DJs Bad To The Bone 9PM White Rabbit The Mixer Men Fusion of the finest upbeat tuneage 8PM Volks Sicknote Psy Trance, Techno 11PM

Sunday 25th

Black Lion Live & Swingin’ Lion Gypsy Jazz, swing, blues, soul & funk 8PM Blind Tiger John Crampton Legendary Blues and Country one man band! 8PM £2 Brighton Dome, Concert Hall Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra John Lill 2:45PM £9 - £32 Brunswick Saxshop Saxophone group showcase 2PM Concorde 2 Family Ents Pres The Selector 7:30PM £13 Cube Bar Help For Heros Charity Night DJ’s Chris Shepherd & Cheets

open from 2PM Fiddler’s Elbow Sham Rock Open Mic Night 8:30PM FishBowl Recovery? Asbest & Sinner 9PM Fountain Head Sunday Sessions Reggae & Chill Globe Rockoustic Acoustic live music to round off your weekend 9PM Green Door Store Driver Drive Faster & support 7:30PM £4 Green Door Store Green Door Blues Smokestack plus guest King SIze Slim 11PM Honey Club Sundays at The Honey Jon Byrne, Lil Alex & Guests 11PM £2 - £3 Latest Music Bar Studio 9 Orchestra Performs some of the finest contemporary arrangements for 18-piece jazz band 8PM £8 Northern Lights Northern Light Sunday DJ playing lazy Sunday music Signalman Open Mic Night Hosted by Zoothyme complete with PA, Guitar & Drums 8PM The World’s End Shakespeare Trio 8PM White Rabbit Hush Hush Live acoustic showcase 8PM Victory Blues Sundays Blues and Soul fresh from the Delta Spun 12PM

Monday 26th

Black Lion Monday Club Anything goes - great music 9PM Brighton Dome, Concert Hall Joan Baez The American folk icon 7:30PM £39.50 Brunswick Open Mic Popular open mic night with full stage and PA 8:30PM Cube Bar Monday Mischief Bar Grooves open from 2PM Fountain Head Open Mic Night Hosted by Mat and Paul musicians, comedians, groups 9PM Green Door Store Irongiant Pres Metal bands & DJs (fka Metal Monday) 7PM Mesmerist Stroll On Rock, Mod & Blues 8:30PM The Prince Albert Access To Music 8:30PM Three Graces Knit Wits, Crafty Club, swap stories and stitches! 7PM Volks Strictly Reggae Dancehall, Bashment, Roots, Revival 11PM £4.50 - £5

Tuesday 27th

Audio Guerilla Rocks Rock, Metal, Indie, Punk 11PM £1 - £3 Black Lion Hit The Decks The Black Lion’s Tuesday Night Open Decks Spin Off Brighton Centre X Factor Live Tour 2012, Misha B, Janet Devlin, Marcus Collins, Johnny Robinson, Craig Colton, Little Mix 6:30PM £32.50 Brighton Dome, Concert Hall The Waterboys In a new seven-piece line-up Mike Scott and co 8PM £25 - £28.50 Brunswick Jazz Jam Session with house band & Guests 8PM Coalition InYaEar Promotions & Noisy Boy Pres Back2Back, G23, Haze, Outbreak 11PM £3 - £4 Cube Bar Cube Live special with local artists open from 2PM


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24th March - 1st April 2012 www.seefestival.org

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Anyone Can Play Guitar + Q&A & Live Acoustic Performance

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Senna: A Masterclass Sun 01 Apr

The Only Way Is Essex: Structuring Reality Sat 31 Mar

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Digital CU Next Tuesday 11PM £3 - £4 Green Door Store Leddra Chapman & support 7:30PM £7 Green Door Store Hard Times Nowave disco 11PM Honey Club Latin Fever Salsa Lessons 8PM & Aaron George - Gabriel Angel & Yersin Rivas 10PM £1 - £3 Hope Jumping Ships & support from Gunning For Tamar and Trails 7:30PM £3 Sidewinder Open Mic Night Hosted by the wonderfully talented Robin Coward 8PM Three Graces Open Mic With Marcus 8:30PM

Wednesday 28th

Audio Supercharged Trolley Snatcha 11PM £4 - £6 Black Lion The Black Lion Accoustic Showcase Solos, acousitic sets and open mic review night 8:30PM Brighton Centre X Factor Live Tour 2012, Misha B, Janet Devlin, Marcus Collins, Johnny Robinson, Craig Colton, Little Mix 6:30PM £32.50 Brighton Dome, Concert Hall Matt Cardle 7PM £26.50 Concorde 2 Not Now Frank Pres Pokey LaFarge 7:30PM £10 Cube Bar Wicked Wednesdays All genres of House with Local Djs on rotation open from 2PM Digital The Poundance 11PM £1 - £4 FishBowl Tea & Buscuits Gareth Stephens 10PM Fountain Head Student Night Indie & Rock Globe Global Bass DJ Ted Lauren 9PM Green Door Store Jacuzzi Boys & support 7:30PM £tbc Green Door Store The Jazz Store Late-night free-entry live-jazz sessions 11PM Latest Music Bar Melting Vinyl Pres Jonny Kearney and Lucy Farrell & Guests 8PM £8 - £9 Mesmerist The Swing Ninjas A original Brighton busking band 9PM Northern Lights Mystery Train Night full of Rockabilly 9PM Open House : Safehouse An evening of improvised live music at the Open House 8PM £5 - £6 Psychosocial Under The Bridge 8PM The Prince Albert The Quest House Refugees & Guests 8:30PM £3 - £4 Thomas Kemp Open Mic Night Hosted by Kev & Jenna 8:30PM Volks Switch UP New DJ line up every week with special Guest DJ’s!!

Thursday 29th

Audio Bastard Pop Pop, Mash Up 11PM £2 - £3 Black Lion The Lion’s Raw! Live Music Night 8:30PM Brighton Centre X Factor Live Tour 2012, Misha B, Janet Devlin, Marcus Collins, Johnny Robinson, Craig Colton, Little Mix 6:30PM £32.50 Brighton Dome, Corn Exchange Candoco Dance Company Turning 20 – Anniversary Programme 7:30PM £6.50 - £12.50 Brighton Dome, Concert Hall

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Roberto Fonseca Support from Ayanna 7:30PM £15 - £17.50 Brighton Dome, Pavilion Theatre : SOURCE New Music Man Ray Sky, Dizraeli and the Small Gods 7:30PM £4 Brunswick Fat Thursday Night Blues with King Size Slim & Guests 8PM Cobblers Thumb Analogue Underground Radio Pres Open mic night with a twist 8PM Concorde 2 ATOM Live 12PM Cube Bar Da Bomb Student Night, DJ’s Burst FM & URF open from 2PM Fiddler’s Elbow Live Lounge Pres Funky Folk, Toe-Tappin’ Trad and Juicy Jazz 8:30PM FishBowl The Mixer Men 4 Deck Session, quickfire mixes 10:30PM Globe Hang the DJ! Eddie The Goatboy 9PM Green Door Store All The Young 7:30PM £7 Green Door Store Thursday Night Fish Fry Return of the legendary (?) rocksteady to ska social 11PM Honey Club Swag DJ’s Willerby & Squiz 11PM £2 - £3 Jive Moneky Open Mic Night Hosted by Dominic Von Trapp 9PM Mesmerist Harry’s Tricks Classic jazz and swing from the 1920 to the 1950’s 9PM Northern Lights Northern Darkness Scandinavian metal 9PM Psychosocial OH! You Pretty Things 8:30PM £3 - £4 St James Tavern Stay Sick, Turn Blue 50/60s R&R Soul Jazz Blues 8:30PM The Prince Albert Cable Club Si’s Birthday with Lightining Dept, Paper Paly Ground & Guests 8:30PM £3 - £4 White Rabbit The Move-ons open mic night 8PM Victory Open Mic Night All musicians and perfomers welcome 8PM

Friday 30th

Audio Battlejam JFB & Featurecast 11PM £3 - £5 Black Lion Attic Monkeys vs DJ Lanx 9PM Blind Tiger The Mocambos The Grits & The Impellers Brunswick Ben Sarfas Jazz Fusion quartet 8PM £6 Cobblers Thumb Red Diesel Female fronted festival favourites 8PM Concorde 2 Mean Fiddler Pres Wiley 7PM £12 Concorde 2 Aba Shanti & support 11PM Cube Bar Female Friday Upfront & Celebrity House, DJ’s Kelly MD & Guests open from 2PM Digital Stonelove 101% Indie Rock n Roll 11PM £3 - £4 Doctor Brightons Funky Friday DJ Nick Hirst, DJ Wayne 9:30PM Fiddler’s Elbow TFI Friday The weekend starts here… Music, Sports, Fun… 7PM FishBowl Freestyle Records Greg Boraman 9PM Globe Kate Wildblood & Queen Josephine Techy and bouncy House 9PM Green Door Store Vice Issue Launch Fat Cat’s PAWS, Ted Nog, BUTT SERIOUSLY, Uneven Blonde & The Plague 11PM

Hampton DJ Moffet Disco Rock 9PM Honey Club I Love R&B Squiz & Too Cold 11PM £5 Hope Soul Casserole Funk 45s, Soul, Motown, Hip-Hop, Mash-ups 9PM (Main Bar) Jive Moneky Walrus Pres The Ukes of Hazzard, Ma Polaine’s Great Decline & support 8PM £4 Komedia Rolling Stones Tribute Night feat. The Rolling Zones 7:30PM £13adv Komedia Dressed in Black 11PM £3adv Latest Music Bar Huggy and the Bears We play music from the 60′s to modern day £tbc Marlborough Back To The 80s Dj Big G 9PM Mesmerist Shake, Holla & Roll 30s 40s & 50s blues, rock n roll, mambo 9PM Northern Lights Young Livers Punk, Post - Punk, Indie rock 9PM Psychosocial Orishas The Hottest Latin night in Brighton 9PM £5 - £8 Riki Tik Schout, Schtumm’s new eclectic night! 9PM Sidewinder Hot Biscuit! Phil Sidewinder & Guests 9PM Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar Worms Stalwarts Citizen K and Mark Lerman 11PM £2 - £3 The Prince Albert The Pop Guns, Broken Star & Guests 8:30PM £4 The World’s End Funkollectif Sound System DJ night with live bands 8PM Thomas Kemp DJ Night DJ’s Hep Cat Matt and Ollie ‘Citizen’ Lane Pres “Hot Tamales” 9PM White Rabbit WTF? Brighton The wonky electro synth pop disco nonsense 8PM Volks Toasted Slyde, 2 Bit Thugs, Cutmaster Swift & support 11PM £5

Saturday 31st

Ancient Mariner The Acoustic Sessions Harry’s Tricks & Rene Ansell 8PM Audio Warehouse Solo 11PM £5 Black Lion Molly Malone’s Dex in the City Rhythmn, blues, soul, funk, hip hop 9PM Blind Tiger Breakout Zoo Live Dub and Reggae 8PM £5 Brighton Dome, Corn Exchange See Festival: Anyone Can Play Guitar Mark Gardener, lead singer of Ride & guests 7PM £12 Brighton Dome, Concert Hall Terry Garoghan The Last Ever Brighton the Musical! 8PM £18.50 Brunswick South Coast Soul Revue Soul, Funk Powerhouse 8PM £6 Concorde 2 Family Ents Pres The Twang 7:30PM £12.50 Concorde 2 1Global Beats & Tru Thoughts Pres Soundwave Festival Croatia Launch Party, DJ Yoda & support 1PM £10 Cube Bar Simpy House Cheets, Huston & Ed Brumwell open from 2PM Digital FWD Rinse Zinc, N-Type, Icicle, Artwork, Marcus Nasty, Trim 11PM Doctor Brightons Sexy Saturday DJ Tony B 9:30PM Fiddler’s Elbow Saturday Sizzlers Soul Casserole 9PM FishBowl Daddy Marcus Soul,

disco, funk and party classics 9PM Globe Soft Rocks Brighton DJs and soundmakers 9PM Green Door Store Stab, Violent Arrest & support 7:30PM £tbc Green Door Store The Big Itch Primitive 50s rock & roll 11PM Honey Club Honey Music Guest DJ’s tbc, Honey Residents 11PM £3 - £7.50 Jive Moneky The Jive Monkey Trio Live Jazz Bands 10PM Komedia ipop! non-stop shuffle of the biggest pop and party anthems! 11PM £3 Komedia Mod For It Northern soul, Stax & Motown 11PM £5 Life Juicebox Eddie The Goatboy, Matatatat, George Nunners & Guests 11PM £3 - £5 Marlborough Lick Me Up DJ Dame Amy 9PM Mesmerist Juke Joint Jamboree Taking you back to the dance-halls of New Orleans 9PM Northern Lights DJ Meerkuts Mixed music for all ears 9PM Riki Tik Ill Blu & Monky (Rinse FM) Beats, Bass, and more 9PM Sidewinder Spotify Saturdays 9PM Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar Jipsy Magic & support from Dusty Rosko 7PM £3 Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar Stick It On 10PM £3 - £5 The Ropetackle Arts Centre (Shoreham-by-Sea) : Art Deco Music with the famous Charleston Chasers 8PM £15 Thomas Kemp DJ Night DJ Brian Flying White Dots Pres “Discopolis” 9PM White Rabbit The Mixer Men Fusion of the finest upbeat tuneage 8PM Victory Up Against It with DJ Rob Taylor 9PM Volks Evolution Sigma, Blockhe4d, Mattix & Futile & support 10PM


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THEATRE This March has got a lot of tasty theatrical morsels hitting the town’s stages, so we’re going to try and serve up the most tempting for you here. By Stuart Rolt

La Bohème

LA BOHÈME

JOURNEY TO X

JONNY WOO

Acclaimed opera producer Ellen Kent’s tour comes into town, for a very special production of Puccini’s masterpiece La Bohème. Featuring the Ukrainian National Opera of Kharkiv, handpicked soloists, a highly praised chorus and full orchestra, this wonderful musical circus retells the tale of a doomed young seamstress, and her all-consuming love for a penniless writer, on the 26th at the Theatre Royal.

Youth theatre production Journey to X follows a group of friends and the lengths they are forced to go to, to enter their band in the World’s biggest talent contest. Running on 17th and 18th March at The Old Market, this performance by the AKT Youth Theatre examines the changes a bunch of kids experience, as they find themselves in a strange and complicated adult world that’s infatuated with fame and fortune.

London’s ‘Tranny Superstar’ Jonny Woo invites us to an intimate evening of performance on the 10th at the Marlborough Theatre. This girl is so glam she makes Sex in the City look more like sex in an alleyway. Featuring the highlights and favourite pieces from her 10 years in the game, this ravenous party animal leads us on an extravaganza of a journey through her mind. She’s been through it all and come through the other side still singing.

CARP BLANCE

BLIND SUMMIT THEATRE

On the more experimental side of things there’s Carp Blanche, playing at the Nightingale Theatre on the 15th March, which merges puppetry and silent film. Featuring a lonely fish living an unfulfilling life, this play takes us on a surreal journey as Cuthbert the Fish is abruptly removed from his surroundings. He’s not completely alone though, he has a prawn that happens to be a talented artist, and a crusading sea cucumber with him to stop things being too normal.

Over at the Brighton Dome, Tuesday 15th sees an award winning play concerning the deep philosophical questions raised by being a puppet stuck to a table. Extreme puppetry innovators, Blind Summit Theatre, tell the visually compelling story of Moses, a puppet with a cardboard head and the crisis he’s having at the hands of his puppeteers. Surely the strapline: “this story combines the dark humour of Beckett and the flat-pack technology of Ikea”, Is worth the ticket price alone.

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LEGALLY BLONDE Slightly less camp, but no less fabulous is Legally Blonde the Musical, which sashays onto the Theatre Royal between 13th and 24th March. This internationally acclaimed, awardwinning hit is an all-singing, alldancing show is based on the hit film of the same name. This romantic comedy sees a sorority queen attempt to win back her boyfriend, inadvertently discovering what she is truly capable of in the process.


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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Not content with solo success, Sarah Blasko got together with two fellow Australian singer-songwriters, Holly Throsby and Sally Seltmann, to form supergroup Seeker Lover Keeper. Now living in Brighton, we tracked down Sarah to find out about the bands forthcoming debut album. By Stuart Rolt

Tell us about this album then. One night we were in the pub, after one of Sally’s show, we decided that we really wanted to do a collaboration. After a couple of years we finally got round together. We decided, quite early on, that we wanted it to be a simple and natural album which sounded really acoustic. It was good that we did it in such a short period of time, as we didn’t overthink it too much. How do you find writing with two other people? Everything was written separately. It was more democratic with the production of the songs. For me that was pretty liberating, because you can kick back and see what other people think. When it’s your own thing you are driving every part of it, so it was nice to do something that took other peoples tastes into account. Where does the inspiration come from for your music? You need to keep shifting your perspective to keep coming up with new material. I think it can be formed by where you are in your life, but it’s closed minded to keep it just about your personal experience. It needs to about things around you, as well as how you’re feeling. With Seeker Lover Keeper it was about finding songs that we felt suited

the name of the band and the feelings those words would evoke, but it was also about finding songs that suited the three of us singing together. Is there a temporary halt to your solo stuff? Now we’ve done album together and we’ve enjoyed it enough that we want to do another album. At the moment I’m working on a new record here in Sweden, Holly’s doing a tour and Sally’s working on her record, so it’s just a fun project. The more you do as a songwriter, the stronger it makes you. It’s a nice thing to do, but it’s not necessarily going to be our main thing. How are you enjoying living in Brighton? I’ve been there for about a year, I love it. It’s a lot quieter than Sydney or London. It’s been great. The pace is quite relaxed, I like that about it. There’s quaintness and warmth to it, even in the winter it’s kind of cosy. Have you met Nick Cave yet? No, I haven’t yet. I’m quite disappointed. I kept walking past what I thought was his house, but I found out it wasn’t! Seeker Lover Keepers eponymous debut album is out on April 2nd, or if you can’t wait that long then check out their videos on seekerloverkeeper.com

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THEATRE LISTINGS Friday 2nd

Jive Moneky This Is Elvis! Join Jim Devereaux for his hit ‘This Is Elvis’ show at the fabulous Jive Monkey Theatre & Bar for a night of classic Rock ‘n’ Roll entertainment! 8:30PM £7

Sunday 4th

Theatre Royal Brighton Circus Of Horrors,The Ventriloquist show features hair hanging beauties, twisted contortionists, flying aerialists, demon dwarfs, gyrating jugglers, voodoo warriors, pickled people … 7:45PM £13 - £24

Wednesday 7th

Brunswick Three Oak Productions Nathan O’Donnell (An Irishman Does Magic) 7:30PM £8

Friday 9th

Jive Moneky Midnight Cabaret Lounch Night Midnight Cabaret with Marilyn Monroe and Dolly Rocket creating entertainment mayhem as only they know how with a late, late night schedule especially for all you dirty post-pub stop outs 11:30PM Marlborough This Is Johnny Woo A show of highlights and favourite pieces from his substantial repertoire following his time as a ravenous party animal, through personal moments following a stay in hospital and his re-emergence even bolder and sillier than ever. Buckle-up for a rollercoaster ride into the mind of one of London’s favourite club stars. Stories, raps, characature and high fashion. What more can you want! 8PM £6.50 - £8.50

Saturday 10th

Marlborough This Is Johnny Woo A show of highlights and favourite pieces from his substantial repertoire following his time as a ravenous party animal, through personal moments following a stay in hospital and his re-emergence even bolder and sillier than ever. Buckle-up for a rollercoaster ride into the mind of one of London’s favourite club stars. Stories, raps, characature and high fashion. What more can you want! 8PM £6.50 - £8.50

Sunday 11th

Brighton Dome, Pavilion Theatre Folded Feather Pres Suitcase Circus, Meet Wobulous Discombobulous, the anarchic sock as he presents a line up of extraordinarily talented performing objects, all with their own unique and captivating storylines 11:30AM & 2:30PM £5 - £22 Jive Moneky Tabula Rasa is a frank, funny and forensic examination of human sexual relationships and the ways in which we consciously, or otherwise, sabotage and corrupt our chances of achieving lasting happiness and fulfilment.’ 8PM £6

Tuesday 13th

Jive Moneky Tabula Rasa is a frank, funny and forensic examination of human sexual relationships and the ways in which we consciously, or otherwise, sabotage and corrupt our chances of achieving lasting happiness and fulfilment.’ 8PM £6 Theatre Royal Brighton Legally Blonde, West End and Broadway sensation, 2011 Olivier Award winner (Best New Musical) and winner of best new musical

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WhatsonStage.com Awards present Legally Blonde the Musical 7:45PM £18.50 - £45

Wednesday 14th

Jive Moneky Tabula Rasa is a frank, funny and forensic examination of human sexual relationships and the ways in which we consciously, or otherwise, sabotage and corrupt our chances of achieving lasting happiness and fulfilment.’ 8PM £6 Theatre Royal Brighton Legally Blonde, West End and Broadway sensation, 2011 Olivier Award winner (Best New Musical) and winner of best new musical WhatsonStage.com Awards present Legally Blonde the Musical 7:45PM £18.50 - £45

Thursday 15th

Brighton Dome, Pavilion Theatre Blind Summit Theatre The Table, Blind Summit is reinventing puppetry for modern adult audiences and pioneering new methods of performing with puppets 8PM £10 - £12 Theatre Royal Brighton Legally Blonde, West End and Broadway sensation, 2011 Olivier Award winner (Best New Musical) and winner of best new musical WhatsonStage.com Awards present Legally Blonde the Musical 7:45PM £18.50 - £45

Friday 16th

Theatre Royal Brighton Legally Blonde, West End and Broadway sensation, 2011 Olivier Award winner (Best New Musical) and winner of best new musical WhatsonStage.com Awards present Legally Blonde the Musical 7:45PM £18.50 - £45

Saturday 17h

Theatre Royal Brighton Legally Blonde, West End and Broadway sensation, 2011 Olivier Award winner (Best New Musical) and winner of best new musical WhatsonStage.com Awards present Legally Blonde the Musical 7:45PM £18.50 - £45

Sunday 18th

Marlborough The Dead Victorian are a music hall comedy show. Come and sing along with them in the finest British tradition.The chaps play a host of instruments such as accordion, ukulele, tuba and washboard. Also included are more bizarre instruments such as musical saw, Chinese chastity bells and sheep 7PM £6 - £10 Theatre Royal Brighton Legally Blonde, West End and Broadway sensation, 2011 Olivier Award winner (Best New Musical) and winner of best new musical WhatsonStage.com Awards present Legally Blonde the Musical 7:45PM £18.50 - £45

Monday 19th

Theatre Royal Brighton Legally Blonde, West End and Broadway sensation, 2011 Olivier Award winner (Best New Musical) and winner of best new musical WhatsonStage.com Awards present Legally Blonde the Musical 7:45PM £18.50 - £45

Tuesday 20th

Theatre Royal Brighton Legally Blonde, West End and Broadway sensation, 2011 Olivier Award winner (Best New Musical) and winner of best new musical WhatsonStage.com Awards present Legally Blonde the Musical 7:45PM £18.50 - £45

Wednesday 21st

Theatre Royal Brighton Legally Blonde, West End and Broadway sensation, 2011 Olivier Award winner (Best New Musical) and winner of best new musical WhatsonStage.com Awards present Legally Blonde the Musical 7:45PM £18.50 - £45

sex Downs College Performing Arts A Winter’s Tale.This innovative new production explores these themes through the eyes of a gang leader attempting to hold his group together, as they fragment and disperse due to the transient nature of youth, and the thin veneer of the 21st century’s quick fix mentality 7PM £5 - £6

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Theatre Royal Brighton Legally Blonde, West End and Broadway sensation, 2011 Olivier Award winner (Best New Musical) and winner of best new musical WhatsonStage.com Awards present Legally Blonde the Musical 7:45PM £18.50 - £45

Jive Moneky Midnight Cabaret with Marilyn Monroe and Dolly Rocket creating entertainment mayhem as only they know how with a late, late night schedule especially for all you dirty post-pub stop outs 11:30PM Marlborough The Cosmos The Cosmetics Nick Field’s powerful, resonant and intimate story tells of the struggle to find a place to belong as the 20th Century offers a colourful swan song of underground culture, from the monchrome of Goth clubs to the day-glo of New Age raves 8PM £6.50 - £8.50 Theatre Royal Brighton Legally Blonde, West End and Broadway sensation, 2011 Olivier Award winner (Best New Musical) and winner of best new musical WhatsonStage.com Awards present Legally Blonde the Musical 7:45PM £18.50 - £45

Marlborough The Cosmos The Cosmetics Nick Field’s powerful, resonant and intimate story tells of the struggle to find a place to belong as the 20th Century offers a colourful swan song of underground culture, from the monchrome of Goth clubs to the day-glo of New Age raves 8PM £6.50 - £8.50 Theatre Royal Brighton Legally Blonde, West End and Broadway sensation, 2011 Olivier Award winner (Best New Musical) and winner of best new musical WhatsonStage.com Awards present Legally Blonde the Musical 7:45PM £18.50 - £45

Sunday 25th

Brighton Dome, Pavilion Theatre Sussex Downs College Performing Arts Romeo and Juliet. With just one lone mediating man, in this otherwise all female production, parochial loathing, breached by youthful desire for forbidden fruit, once again ends in tears and woe 7PM £5 - £6

Monday 26th

Brighton Dome, Pavilion Theatre Sussex Downs College Performing Arts A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Our production celebrates this essential fact of life through the language of Shakespeare and poetry of the body 7PM £5 -£6 Theatre Royal Brighton La Bohème is one of the most romantic operas ever written. It is a Puccini masterpiece and tells the tale of the doomed, consumptive Mimi and her love for a penniless writer 7:45PM £17 - £33

Tuesday 27th

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Theatre Royal Brighton Rembert Dance Company, Pres Seven for a secret, featuring a gorgeous score by Ravel/McNeff, while Javier de Frutos creates the brutal and seductive Elysian Fields inspired by Tennessee Williams 7:30PM £11 - £25

Marlborough Ball and Other Funny Stories About Cancer is a unique performance about illness and the changing body over time. Presented by Brian Lobel in one evening for the first time ever, his trilogy of work written in 2003, 2006 and 2009 challenges the stories of cancer survivors and cancer martyrs that have come before – infusing the “cancer story” with an urgency and humour which is sometimes inappropriate, often salacious and always, above all else, honest and open 8PM £6.50 - £8.50 Theatre Royal Brighton Rembert Dance Company, Pres Seven for a secret, featuring a gorgeous score by Ravel/McNeff, while Javier de Frutos creates the brutal and seductive Elysian Fields inspired by Tennessee Williams 7:30PM £11 - £25

Brighton Dome, Pavilion Theatre Fuschia Films & Media Pres I, Bertolt Brecht Devised and directed by Sue Pomeroy, A thrilling fusion of cabaret, drama, musical showcase and multi-media 7:30PM £10 - £12.50 Marlborough Strange Hungers Obscene inverts! Sexless termites! Hermaphroditic spinsters! Just some of the things we’ve been called while touring the world with our timeless lavender cabaret (read as: grubby lesbo freakshow) 8PM £5 - £7 Theatre Royal Brighton Rembert Dance Company, Pres Seven for a secret, featuring a gorgeous score by Ravel/McNeff, while Javier de Frutos creates the brutal and seductive Elysian Fields inspired by Tennessee Williams 7:30PM £11 - £25

Saturday 31st

Brighton Dome, Pavilion Theatre Fuschia Films & Media Pres I, Bertolt Brecht Devised and directed by Sue Pomeroy, A thrilling fusion of cabaret, drama, musical showcase and multi-media 7:30PM £10 - £12.50 Marlborough Strange Hungers Obscene inverts! Sexless termites! Hermaphroditic spinsters! Just some of the things we’ve been called while touring the world with our timeless lavender cabaret (read as: grubby lesbo freakshow) 8PM £5 - £7 Theatre Royal Brighton Rembert Dance Company, Pres Seven for a secret, featuring a gorgeous score by Ravel/McNeff, while Javier de Frutos creates the brutal and seductive Elysian Fields inspired by Tennessee Williams 7:30PM £11 - £25


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COMEDY

COMEDY CHRONICLE

This month is no different; IOU Comedy has an amazing line-up on March 12th, with Lloyd Griffith, Tommy Rowson, Anna Freyberg and headliner Stephen Grant. Better known for being Krater’s (very) long-standing Compere, Stephen took time out to fill us in on his latest antics.

What’s your most memorable stand-up moment? I think when I’m 80 and I look back on my career, walking on stage to a packed Theatre Royal, standing at the front in the middle to a room so full my entire peripheral vision was just people cheering, was just a feeling of complete instantaneous joy. The most memorable moments though aren’t usually down to me. One night at Komedia we had this large middle-aged woman in the front row who was your usual drunk/stupid blend, talking and shouting out randomly. Attempts to placate her weren’t working, so I ignored her. That lack of attention meant she decided to leap on stage, pull her jumper over her head (to reveal a quite offensively large support bra) and then dance at me. You’d think this was hilarious, but the audience were frozen in shock and I feared for my very life. Fun in retrospect, disturbing in the extreme at the time.   Do you have any comedy heroes? When I was growing up I thought Ben Elton was amazing because he was doing stand-up, writing sitcom (both mainstream [thin blue line] and alternative [blackadder, the young ones]), authoring books, directing plays, and acting. That said now I work in the industry I imagine he was just rubbish at saying ‘no’ when people offered him work.

By Beki Turner

Two years ago, local stand-up comedian Alex Petrovic launched IOU Comedy, a night that unfurls the creamiest comedy acts in town, without costing punters an arm and a leg for the pleasure. Since then IOU has flourished, delighted, tickled and frankly blown away audiences, receiving five star reviews, and attracting big name acts in the process, including Zoe Lyons, Seann Walsh, and Simon Evans. What do you love about being a big cheese on the Brighton Comedy Scene? The big biscuits? I don’t think of myself as a big cheese, certainly there are other Brighton-based comics (Seann Walsh, Simon Evans, Zoe Lyons) who are doing great things on the UK comedy circuit. But being in charge of the Krater club at Komedia does mean that when people want to perform in Brighton they always seem to ring me to ask what their options are. The main advantage (and disadvantage) of being an ever-present on the Brighton comedy scene is that most Brightonians have heard most of what I’ve done and I constantly have to write and rehearse new material – most other people on the comedy circuit can stick with the same routine for 5 years unhindered. I can’t.   28 bn1magazine.co.uk

You’re doing warm ups for some of TV’s top comedy shows. What’s it like to be a ‘comedy fluffer’, and is it weird entertaining audiences who aren’t there to see you? It’s the ultimate ego dilemma. Stand in front of 300 people and be pompous and self-important enough to think people should concentrate on you and laugh at you, but also know that they aren’t there to see you and if the studio crew tell you shut up – even half way through your best joke – you have to. What else are you up to at the moment? I’m writing a lot of stand-up for other people at the moment. It’s not a career decision I made; I just sort of fell into it after suggesting to Simon Brodkin (who plays underclass hero Lee Nelson) that I should chip in with some ideas for his character. I’m now writing with Seann Walsh on Stand Up for the Week and for Russell Kane on the new BBC3 Saturday night show, Live At The Electric. I’m not sure how much more writing I’ll be doing from the Summer though; I have a baby on the way (courtesy of my wife. Not bought on eBay or something) and I’m not confident it’ll be a particularly harmonious home writing environment I’ll have once that lodger moves in.


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MARK LITTLE

Because Brighton is brimming with side–splitting brilliance, this is the brand spanking new platform for comedians. Expect announcements, anecdotes and absurdities. This month, give it up for the awesome Mark Little!!! (Yes, Joe Mangle from Neighbours).

2012 is going to be a big year! Unless of course the Mayans get their way! Diamond Jubilee! Olympics! And for me, my 10th show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival! THEbullshitARTIST! Having done my first comedy gig back in Sydney in 1979, 2012 marks my 33rd year on the comedy stage. From a time when there were only a handful of ‘alternative comics’ to

today where it seems every man and his dog is a ‘comedian’ (see ‘THE ARTIST’) In that 33 years my gigs have been littered with craziness! From ‘comedy in the dark’ to ‘psychic comedy’ I have had my toe bitten by an audience member, I have been trapped under a couch, I have had to physically eject drunkards from the theatre, I have taken my whole audience onto the streets of Edinburgh to protest French nuclear testing in the pacific! I have held audiences in prolonged silence (record-27mins) I have called for 100 volunteers on stage...and got them! Not to mention the riot...7 police vans, police dogs sent to break up a melee while I tried to placate the room like the band on the Titanic! To me, ‘COMEDY’ done properly should hold many surprises. At Edinburgh 2012 they are expecting an hour long show...however...if I get THEbullshitARTIST right... we could be there for months!

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COMEDY LISTINGS

COMEDY LISTINGS Thursday 1st

Brunswick Brighton Stand Up Comedy Course Learn to be a comedian 7PM £tbc Komedia Krater Comedy Club 3 top standups and one of the best MCs on the comedy circuit entertain you. Ninia Benjamin, Alistair Barrie, David Connor, Jim Campbell 8PM £5 - £18

Friday 2nd

Komedia Krater Comedy Club 3 top standups and one of the best MCs on the comedy circuit entertain you. Paul Thorne 8PM £11.50 - £23.50 Komedia The Maydays – Top Story Hot off the press! Award-winning masters of improv comedy The Maydays and their ingenious musician present their critically acclaimed show Tonight’s Top Story featuring The Argus. 8PM £6 - £8 Latest Music Bar Greek Night with George Kypreos Band Cabaret Bar 8:30PM £5 - £8 Latest Music Bar Greek Night with George Kypreos Band Cabaret Bar 8:30PM £5 - £8

Saturday 3rd

Alibi The Comedy Cooler The long-running underground comedy favorite 8PM £4 Komedia Krater Comedy Club 3 top standups and one of the best MCs on the comedy circuit entertain you. Paul Thorne 7PM, 8PM & 10:30PM £15 - £29 Komedia The Maydays - Confessions The show where you see your very own stories and secrets turned into comedy before your eyes. 8PM £8 - £10 Quadrant Laughing Horse Comedy Stand-up Comedy from Rosie Wilby, Tobias Persson, Sami Stone, Gemma Goggin and Bobby freeman. With Compere Sajeela Kershi 8:30PM £5 - £6

Sunday 4th

Komedia Bent Double Hosted by Zoe Lyons, guests Paul Sinha, Joe Lycett and Susan Murray 7:30PM £8.50 - £19.50 Komedia Krater Comedy Club 3 top standups and one of the best MCs on the comedy circuit entertain you. The Noise Next Door 8PM £5 - £20.50

Thursday 8th

Brunswick Brighton Stand Up Comedy Course Learn to be a comedian 7PM £tbc Brunswick Existential Pants Improv Comedy 8PM £5 Komedia Chris Ramsey: Offermation After experiencing a meteoric rise to the top, Chris has appeared on 8 Out of 10 Cats, Show and Tell, Comedy Rocks and Russell Howard’s Good News, Celebrity Juice, and Argumental. “This boy’s going to be a star” The Telegraph 8PM £10adv Komedia Krater Comedy Club 3 top standups and one of the best MCs on the comedy circuit entertain you. Tom Deacon, Damian Clarke 8PM £5 - £18 Three Graces : Prime Cuts 8PM

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Friday 9th

Komedia Krater Comedy Club 3 top standups and one of the best MCs on the comedy circuit entertain you. Tom Deacon 8PM £11.50 - £23.50

Saturday 10th

Komedia Krater Comedy Club 3 top standups and one of the best MCs on the comedy circuit entertain you. Tom Deacon 7PM, 8PM & 10:30PM £15 - £29 Komedia Funny Women Join Funny Women to celebrate International Women’s Day with Award winning female comedy 8PM £8 - £10 Quadrant Laughing Horse Comedy Standup Comedy from Dan Wright, Steve Francis, Catherine Povinelli, Sami Stone and Lauren Shearing. With Compere Sajeela Kershi 8:30PM £5 - £6

Sunday 11th

Komedia Krater Comedy Club 3 top standups and one of the best MCs on the comedy circuit entertain you. Doc Brown, Zoe Lyons, Andrew Ryan 8PM £5 - £20.50

Monday 12th

Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar Iou Comedy Stephen Grant , Lloyd Griffith, Anna Freyberg, Tommy Rowson, Joe Foster, (MC) Mark Smith 8PM £4

Wednesday 14th

Whistlestop Pub Express Comedy Great comedy with local community support 7:30PM £4

Thursday 15th

Brighton Centre Billy Connolly - The Man Live, A true multi-talent; a fine actor, travel guide and humanitarian – but on this tour Connolly returns with what he’s most loved for: Stand-up comedy 8PM £35 Brunswick Brighton Stand Up Comedy Course Learn to be a comedian 7PM £tbc Komedia Krater Comedy Club 3 top standups and one of the best MCs on the comedy circuit entertain you. Matt Green, Dave Fulton, Tom Veryzer 8PM £5 - £18

Friday 16th

Brighton Centre Billy Connolly - The Man Live, A true multi-talent; a fine actor, travel guide and humanitarian – but on this tour Connolly returns with what he’s most loved for: Stand-up comedy 8PM £35 Komedia Krater Comedy Club 3 top standups and one of the best MCs on the comedy circuit entertain you. Stefano Paolini, Naz Omanogalu with MC Stephen Grant 8PM £11.50 - £23.50 Komedia Radio City Radio City transports you to the halcyon days when wireless drama ruled the airwaves... Crackingly current scripts and inventive sound effects mean this is radio like you’ve never seen it! 9PM £8 - £19

Saturday 17h

Sunday 25th

Komedia Comedy Club 4 Kids The best comedians on the UK circuit doing what they do best... but without the rude bits! Cracking entertainment for everyone over the age of six. See Komedia website for line ups 2PM £6.50 - £8.50 Komedia Krater Comedy Club 3 top standups and one of the best MCs on the comedy circuit entertain you. Stefano Paolini, Naz Omanogalu with MC Stephen Grant 7PM, 8PM & 10:30PM £15 - £29 Quadrant Laughing Horse Comedy Stand-up Comedy from Chris Henry, Fredrik Andersson, Sami Stone, Rue Barratt and Steph Peart. With Compere Sajeela Kershi 8:30PM £5 - £6

Komedia Boothby Graffoe & Nick Pynn: ‘Bang! Is This Your Vehicle, Sir? More brilliant comedy songs from new album “Bang! Is This Your Vehicle Sir?” “If I had to compare him to anyone, it would be Spike Milligan.” Omid Djalili 7:30PM £10 - £12 Komedia Krater Comedy Club 3 top stand-ups and one of the best MCs on the comedy circuit entertain you. Jeff Innocent, The Noise Next Door, David Morgan 8PM £5 - £20.50 Komedia The Humble Quest For A Universal Genius The cult comedy quiz show with rounds such as art, languages, etiquette, wit, poetry, science and hunting. Yes, hunting. Feat. Michael Fabbri v Joey Page 8PM £7 - £9

Sunday 18th

Tuesday 27th

Komedia Krater Comedy Club 3 top standups and one of the best MCs on the comedy circuit entertain you. Stefano Paolini, Naz Omanogalu with MC Stephen Grant 8PM £5 - £20.50 Wednesday 21st Komedia Pete Firman: Jiggery Pokery Everyone’s favourite comedic conjuror takes his hilarious new 5-star show on tour. As seen on Dirty Tricks and Derren Brown’s 3D Magic Spectacular 8PM £10 - £12

Thursday 22nd

Komedia Krater Comedy Club 3 top standups and one of the best MCs on the comedy circuit entertain you. James Cook, MC’s Stephen Grant 8PM £5 - £18 Latest Music Bar The Treason Show has returned to its roots, cabaret style! Sit back with a beer or glass of wine in your hand and soak up the unique and intimate cabaret atmosphere 8:30PM £12.50

Friday 23rd

Brighton Dome, Pavilion Theatre Sussex Downs College Performing Arts The Tempest is a magical comedy and Shakespeare’s last solely authored play 7PM £5 - £6 Komedia Krater Comedy Club 3 top standups and one of the best MCs on the comedy circuit entertain you. Jeff Innocent, The Noise Next Door, Danny Buckler, Maff Brown 8PM £11.50 - £23.50 Latest Music Bar The Treason Show has returned to its roots, cabaret style! Sit back with a beer or glass of wine in your hand and soak up the unique and intimate cabaret atmosphere 8:30PM £12.50

Saturday 24th

Komedia Krater Comedy Club 3 top standups and one of the best MCs on the comedy circuit entertain you. Jeff Innocent, The Noise Next Door, Danny Buckler, Jim Smallman 7PM, 8PM & 10:30PM £15 - £29 Latest Music Bar The Treason Show has returned to its roots, cabaret style! Sit back with a beer or glass of wine in your hand and soak up the unique and intimate cabaret atmosphere 8:30PM £12.50 Quadrant Laughing Horse Comedy Stand-up Comedy from Tiernan Douieb, Debra Jane Appleby, Tez Ilyas, Sami Stone and Tony Harries. With Compere Sajeela Kershi 8:30PM £5 - £6

Foragers Pub C.U.L.T. New acts and new material from comedians far and wide 8PM £4

Wednesday 28th

Brunswick Open Mic Comedy Night Stand Up Comedy Course graduates strut their stuff 8PM £tbc

Thursday 29th

Komedia Comic Boom The best rising stars of UK comedy plus more established headline acts. March’s headliner will be Rhod Gilbert’s resent support act Elis James. 8PM £7 - £9 Komedia Andy Zaltzman: Armchair Revolutionary Following a storming 2011 Edinburgh run, Zaltzman returns with a joke-packed show encompassing revolutions, economic idiocy, political and social upheaval - plus some puns about dogs 8PM £10 Latest Music Bar Speaky Spokey Literary cabaret entertainment of short stories, music, performance poetry and film 7:30PM £4 - £5

Friday 30th

Komedia Krater Comedy Club 3 top standups and one of the best MCs on the comedy circuit entertain you. Gary Delaney, Cary Marx, Elis James 8PM £11.50 - £23.50

Saturday 31st

Komedia Krater Comedy Club 3 top stand-ups and one of the best MCs on the comedy circuit entertain you. Gary Delaney, Cary Marx, Elis James 7PM, 8PM & 10:30PM £15 - £29 Quadrant Laughing Horse Comedy Stand-up Comedy from Lenny Peters, Jem Brookes, Cara Cummings, Sameena Zehra and Sami Stone. With Compere Sajeela Kershi 8:30PM £5 - £6


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LIVE AND LAUGHING BRIGHTON’S NEW COMEDY VENUE

THURSDAY 22ND MARCH

JAMES REDMOND

AS SEEN ON ‘NEVER MIND THE BUZZCOCKS’, ‘COME DINE WITH ME’ AND CONAN O’BRIEN’S ‘THE TONIGHT SHOW’ AND OF COURSE C4’S ‘HOLLYOAKS’

DOORS 7PM COMPERED BY SEAN MCLOUGHLIN £10 ON THE DOOR £6 IN ADV £5 NUS

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DREAMS OF HERE

DREAMS OF HERE Three contemporary artists with strong links to Sussex consider their relationships with the inner and outer world in a stunning new display of paintings, drawings and prints. By Faye Morrison

Julian Bell, Tom Hammick and Andrzej Jackowski have combined their most recent bodies of work to create an exhibition which journeys from the literal depiction of familiar landscapes and everyday scenes to the surreal representation of the subconscious. Julian Bell, whose work occupies the first room of the exhibition, is the grandson of artist Vanessa Bell and greatnephew of Virginia Woolf. His artistic heritage can therefore be traced back to their Sussex-based bohemian circle; the Bloomsbury group. Painted in a style that shifts between highly detailed realism and fluid impressionism, Bell’s works often appear familiar, as scenes of normal life, and therefore make for engaging viewing. However, rather than purely observational representation, Bell’s paintings reveal an interest in finding the unusual in the everyday and, in particular, the strange and sometimes awkward ways people interact with their surrounding space. The work of Tom Hammick is displayed in the second room of the exhibition, where the dark walls and spotlighting successfully accentuate his vibrant large-scale paintings and wood-cut prints. Hammick has made use of a rainbow of vivid colour to produce attractive landscapes which immediately engage the attention of the viewer. His knowledge of the emotive capacities of colour is displayed in the way large planes of brilliant reds, greens and blues interact with areas of deep shadow to produce evocative scenes depicting a dream-like distorted reality. Andrzej Jackowski’s body of drawings fill the third and final room of the exhibition. The works, drawn onto Indian rag 32 bn1magazine.co.uk

Tom Hammick, Cabin, 2011

paper, depict the same room but each time occupied by a different bizarre and often disturbing scene. Like Bell, Jackowski reveals an interest in human interaction with their surrounding space but his works are much further removed from reality. Described by Jackowski as a ‘still film’, the drawings combine to become a nightmarish series of flashing images and, in doing so, reveal a concern with the strangeness of the human subconscious. ‘Dreams of Here’ is both thought-provoking and accessible. It features video interviews with each artist and, through these; viewers can come into immediate contact with the artistic process behind the works on display. A visit is therefore highly recommended as a great way to engage with the new work of three locally connected artists.


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ARTS AND FILM LISTINGS

ARTS & FILM Thursday 1st

Komedia Hammer & Tongue The UK’s most raucous monthly performance poetry event! Feat. experimental language poetry from Daniel Spicer and slam-smashing hilarity from Anna Freeman. Hosted by Rosy Carrick and Mike Parker 7:30PM £4 - £5 (Studio) Towner (Eastbourne) Gibson / Martelli (igloo): VISITOR, Exhibition, Inspired by the artists’ travels to the snowy mountains of the Canadian Rockies and developed during research at the Banff Arts Centre (Full March) 10AM

Saturday 3rd

Brighton Dome, Founders Room Poems Are EasyAward-winning performer Roy Hutchins creates a learning environment where you can discover how to compose your own work and perform it to maximum effect 2PM

Wednesday 7th

Victory The Victory Book Club Relax and enjoy discussions and debate on a selected book each month, all in the comfort of The Victory’s upstairs bar 8PM

Thursday 8th

Cobblers Thumb International Women’s Day Event A night of craft and spoken word, in conjunction with our ongoing exhibition in celebration of all things female genitalia! 8PM

Saturday 10th

Brighton Centre Etc Gardens, Homes and Lifestyle Show, exhibition will showcase a broad selection of lifestyle products and options, all conveniently arranged into themed areas including interior design, lifestyle technology and a food hall 10AM £4 - £8 Brighton Dome, Founders Room Poems Are EasyAward-winning performer Roy Hutchins creates a learning environment where you can discover how to compose your own work and perform it to maximum effect 2PM Brighton Dome, Pavilion Theatre In Silence This workshop addresses the world of silence on stage. As you explore different techniques

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and traditions - from mime and pantomime to full masks - you’ll discover a whole new way of storytelling and emotional connection through pure physical language, gesture and posture 11AM £20

Sunday 11th

Brighton Centre Etc Gardens, Homes and Lifestyle Show, exhibition will showcase a broad selection of lifestyle products and options, all conveniently arranged into themed areas including interior design, lifestyle technology and a food hall 10AM £4 - £8

Friday 16th

Green Door Store Poetry with John Harvey & friends Self-explanatory & pretty much the opposite of yesterday. I love variety 7PM £8

Saturday 17h

Brighton Dome, Founders Room Poems Are EasyAward-winning performer Roy Hutchins creates a learning environment where you can discover how to compose your own work and perform it to maximum effect 2PM

Monday 19th

Brunswick Brighton Stanza Poetry group 7:30PM £5

Saturday 24th

Brighton Dome, Founders Room Poems Are EasyAward-winning performer Roy Hutchins creates a learning environment where you can discover how to compose your own work and perform it to maximum effect 2PM

Monday 26th

Victory Poetry Night Live Poetry readings from a range of guests 8PM

Thursday 29th

Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar Mauerkunts The original Live Visual Arts experience outside the gallery space is back! Two Brighton based artists paint on the walls of the bar; creating new work - and a unique temporary exhibition space - as you drink 8PM

Thursday 1st

Theatre Royal Brighton The King’s Speech, See the world premiere of David Seidler’s original play which inspired his Oscar winning film. When King Edward VIII abdicates for the love of Wallis Simpson, his terrified brother Bertie is thrust into the spotlight and crowned King George VI 7:45PM £15 - £29.50

Friday 2nd

Komedia BANAFF Mountain Film Festival Attracting sold out audiences across the globe, the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival returns to Brighton with a brand new selection of extraordinary short films from the world’s leading adventure film makers. 7:30PM £11 - £13 Theatre Royal Brighton The King’s Speech, See the world premiere of David Seidler’s original play which inspired his Oscar winning film. When King Edward VIII abdicates for the love of Wallis Simpson, his terrified brother Bertie is thrust into the spotlight and crowned King George VI 7:45PM £15 - £29.50

Saturday 3rd

Theatre Royal Brighton The King’s Speech, See the world premiere of David Seidler’s original play which inspired his Oscar winning film. When King Edward VIII abdicates for the love of Wallis Simpson, his terrified brother Bertie is thrust into the spotlight and crowned King George VI 7:45PM £15 - £29.50

Tuesday 6th

Globe Basement Cinema Showing classics and underground films in the basement every Tuesday with comfy sofas and free popcorn! Also text your drinks order to the bar upstairs so you don’t have to leave your seat! 8PM

Tuesday 13th

Globe Basement Cinema Showing classics and underground films in the basement every Tuesday with comfy sofas and free popcorn! Also text your drinks order to the bar upstairs so you don’t have to leave your seat! 8PM

Tuesday 20th

Globe Basement Cinema Showing classics and underground films in the basement every Tuesday with comfy sofas and free popcorn! Also text your drinks order to the bar upstairs so you don’t have to leave your seat! 8PM

Thursday 22nd

Quadrant It’s a Phase Is a new video art night in Brighton, showcase all kinds of work in an informal and sociable environment i.e. the pub 8PM

Tuesday 27th

Globe Basement Cinema Showing classics and underground films in the basement every Tuesday with comfy sofas and free popcorn! Also text your drinks order to the bar upstairs so you don’t have to leave your seat! 8PM


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Brighton based Back2Back Productions specialises in making documentaries on a wide range of subjects, from entertainment programmes such as profiling Take That and Shaun Ryder on UFOs, to a hard-hitting exploration of the Soham murders. Back2Back is behind the See Festival, which takes place in late March.

What have been particular highlights that Back2Back have so far produced? I’m proud of everything we do. Past highlights include Take That: For the Record for ITV1 which was what got the boys back together again. Who could have foreseen what would happen! Josef Fritzl: Story of a Monster for Sky1 received international acclaim and Alex James in Colombia for Panorama was also a huge success. Our ability to deliver a variety of subject matters in such an engaging way has led to an increasing demand from networks around the globe. We are currently producing Shaun Ryder on UFOs for History, Lily Cole Art Matters for Sky Arts and a Cutting Edge documentary for Channel 4 which airs this spring among many other projects. What does it mean to be based in Brighton, as opposed to London? A great lifestyle! In terms of business, Brighton is now called ‘Little Soho’ with a large chunk of the country’s TV world seemingly living down here. Commissioners are only too happy to come down for meetings and viewings – usually on a Friday afternoon at about 3pm…

JACK HALL By Wayne Imms

The festival hosts an eclectic mix of documentaries across Brighton. First we hear from Back2Back’s founder and MD David Notman-Watt, giving an insight into this leading production company, then Jack Hall on what to expect from the See Festival.

DAVID NOTMAN–WATT What led to the formation of Back2Back productions, and sum up the spectrum of documentaries that you set out to make? I was a producer/cameraman for Associated Press Television for many years – news is the best possible training ground. After telling 2-3 minute news stories from all over the world, documentary was a natural next step. I have always set out to tell the best stories as well as I possibly can – so far, so good. How would you define a good documentary and what should it do? Tell a story – a beginning, middle and an end – with a built in narrative that means you have to get to the end. I read my children stories now and they demand to know the whole story – it’s the same principle.

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The See Festival takes place across Brighton in March. What is its aim? With six years of previous successful events, attracting celebrated filmmakers such as Louis Theroux, Nick Broomfield and Luke Holland, See Festival has deservedly marked its place in the annual film festival line-up. In 2012, See Festival launches its first nine-day event to kick-start the city’s infamous cultural calendar. The festival invites a selection of some of the industry’s most well-respected and talented documentary filmmakers to come together, show their films, share their experiences and trigger creative discussion on the forces behind filmmaking. With the objective to display the wealth of filmmaking talent there is within the South East and beyond and providing the opportunity for knowledge-transfer from professional filmmakers and industry pundits to up-and-coming film-makers. As well as attracting those from within the industry, it also aims to offer an eclectic documentary experience to a wider audience and the wonderful seaside location sets it apart from the usual major cities. A newly formed partnership with Joining the Docs and their associates at The Independent will encourage even more interest in this ever-expanding festival. The Headliner events include In Conversation with Shaun Ryder, BAFTA presented master classes of the award-winning Senna and TOWIE, and a Q&A screening of Anyone Can Play Guitar followed by music with Ride’s Mark Gardener. This year, See Festival have put together a series of film screenings to cater for Brighton’s varied tastes, exploring contemporary global issues of Conflict, as well as


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a selection of evening screenings offering you the chance to discover Hidden Worlds and kick back to the very best Music Docs. Popular returning events include the Outreach and University free program of screenings, and new to 2012, See Festival will be launching a special series of Short Showcases. From the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street, 2011 will be remembered as a year of the revolution. We look back and celebrate this spirit of global activism with a selection of films on Revolution telling the stories of people fighting for their freedom and the environment across the world. Music related events are among this year’s highlights, including a well-timed interview with Shaun Ryder. Tell me more about this. In Conversation with Shaun Ryder invites the audience to join Shaun as he delves into the world of extra-terrestrial investigation as presenter of a forthcoming documentary series that will see him travelling the world in search of UFOs. This exclusive headliner event will premier footage from his new series and uncover the secrets and experiences of the experts and eccentrics he met during his worldwide investigation. This unique opportunity also allows the fans to experience an intimate and entertaining evening of conversation with Shaun before he embarks on the highly anticipated Happy Mondays reunion tour. Anyone Can Play Guitar charts the success and failures of the epic Oxford music scene and the many bands it spawned, featuring Radiohead, Supergrass, Ride and Foals.

This special screening will be followed by Q&A with director Jon Spira and Mark Gardener (of Ride), who will perform a live acoustic set. Also featured is the incredible 1972 Leonard Cohen documentary that was rediscovered in 2009, when 294 cans of celluloid labelled “Bird an a Wire” were found locked in a Hollywood warehouse and immediately shipped to Tony Palmer, who set about re-creating the original film he made all those years ago. Bird on a Wire will be followed by a Q&A session with director Tony Palmer. To continue the broad mix of screenings, Bob and the Monster follows outspoken indie-rock hero Bob Forrest, through his life-threatening struggle with addiction, to his transformation into one of the most influential and controversial drug counsellors in the US today. The testimony from his peers, including Courtney Love, Anthony Kiedis, Flea and John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, interwoven throughout the film, serves to illuminate this unforgettable and inspirational story. Finally, Lyrics Revolt is a documentary exploring how hiphop and western culture has been influencing and creating a new Arab culture. Music and politics often go hand in hand, as pro-democracy revolution spread throughout the Arab world, one sound in particular is echoing the hopes, dreams and frustrations of the people. Arab hip-hop, once relegated to the sidelines, has emerged as the soundtrack of the resistance. www.back2back.tv, www.seefestival.org

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CULTURE LISTINGS

CULTURE LISTINGS Thursday 1st

Brunswick Brighton Jazz School – Learn To Listen Jazz Listening Course 6PM £6 Saturday 3rd Brunswick Yoga Lessons 9:30AM £5 Sunday 4th Blind Tiger My Swish Unwanted clothes? Swap them for something better! 11AM Komedia The Sundae Club A playful monthly event for children and their families 11AM £4 - £16 Open House Quiz Night Scratch your head and snog your beer – its LARGE AL’S QUIZ NIGHT 8PM £2 Victory Quiz Night Enjoy our new Weekly Quiz night 8PM £1

Monday 5th

Ancient Mariner : Quiz Night There are cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and second to last place teams 8PM £1 Brunswick Harmonessence Vocal harmony choir 5:30PM £7 Fiddler’s Elbow Game On Monday night football is back Marlborough Quiz Night Lets get quizzical,with a different tournament each week.boozy prizes 8:30PM £1 Signalman Pub Quiz Music, creative & general knowledge 8PM £1 Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar : Quiz Night Come test your muso knowledge and win a pot of cash or some booze 8PM £1

Tuesday 6th

Brighton Dome, Pavilion Theatre Sussex Salon Series A Matter Of Life And Death, Professor Bobbie Farsides & Gavin Ashenden 8PM £6 Brunswick Brighton Jazz School – Learn To Play Jazz tuition 11AM £tbc Brunswick Yoga Lessons 5:30PM £5 Fiddler’s Elbow QUIZness Time Brighton’s best quiz mistress 8PM £1 Mesmerist The Mesmerist Conjurers Consortium the space for amateur and professional magicians to gather and convene every Tuesday evening 7:30PM Open House Jazz Work Shop Try out your Jazz skills and play along with some masters to help you along 8PM £tbc

Wednesday 7th

Blind Tiger Lethal Quizzle Brighton’s most insane quiznight! 8PM £1 Brunswick Language Classes Informal Spanish class run by a full accredited tutor 7PM £5 Fiddler’s Elbow Game On All the top games on 8PM Sidewinder Old School Games Night Old school games consoles, board games 6PM Three Graces Quiz Night, win cash! or the booby prize £1 Thursday 8th Brighton Centre Premier League Darts, THE McCoy’s Premier League Darts will feature debutants Andy Hamilton and Kevin Painter 6PM £20 - £35 Brunswick Brighton Jazz School – Learn To Listen Jazz Listening Course 6PM £6 Latest Music Bar Catalyst Club Monthly event which blends the old traditions of a French Salon with debating societies. Got a passion? Share it with the Catalyst Club 8PM £5 Signalman Real Ale Festival Ever pondered which Ale was your Real favourite...? Over the next four days take your time to discover the answer whilst relaxing in your local. We’ll be selling a vast selection of real ales from local Sussex breweries. Join us on

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Signalman Real Ale Festival Ever pondered which Ale was your Real favourite...? Over the next four days take your time to discover the answer whilst relaxing in your local. We’ll be selling a vast selection of real ales from local Sussex breweries. Join us on

Saturday 10th

Brunswick Yoga Lessons 9:30AM £5 Hampton Six Nations Rugby 2:30PM Wales V Ital, 5PM Ireland V Scotland Signalman Real Ale Festival Ever pondered which Ale was your Real favourite...? Over the next four days take your time to discover the answer whilst relaxing in your local. We’ll be selling a vast selection of real ales from local Sussex breweries. Join us on

Sunday 11th

Brighton Dome, Pavilion Theatre Bar Playmakes fire up your imagination, get busy with the glitter and glue 12:30PM £5 Hampton Six Nations Rugby 3PM France V England Latest Music Bar The Best of Catalyst Club TV Pilot Night 7PM Signalman Real Ale Festival Ever pondered which Ale was your Real favourite...? Over the next four days take your time to discover the answer whilst relaxing in your local. We’ll be selling a vast selection of real ales from local Sussex breweries. Join us on Thomas Kemp Tango Sessions Come along and dance the evening 8PM Victory Quiz Night Enjoy our new Weekly Quiz night 8PM £1

Monday 12th

Ancient Mariner : Quiz Night There are cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and second to last place teams 8PM £1 Brunswick Harmonessence Vocal harmony choir 5:30PM £7 Fiddler’s Elbow Game On Monday night football is back Komedia The Adventures of Andy Kershaw A born maverick, he’s among the UK’s mostdecorated broadcasters, having worked at Radio 1, Radio 4 and various newspapers as a serious foreign journalist 8PM £15adv Marlborough Quiz Night Lets get quizzical,with a different tournament each week.boozy prizes 8:30PM £1 Signalman Pub Quiz Music, creative & general knowledge 8PM £1 Thomas Kemp Quiz Night Film, General Knowledge, Music and More £1

Tuesday 13th

games on 8PM Hope Hi Zero Poetry Readings Fiercely fine modern poetry readings from across the nowzone of liminal word-love 7:30PM £4 Sidewinder Old School Games Night Old school games consoles, board games 6PM Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar : I Am Arcade Come play a host of retro computer games on old school consoles 8PM Three Graces Quiz Night, win cash! or the booby prize £1 Victory Conversation Club Looking to meet new people or just want a natter with someone? 8PM

Thursday 15th

Brunswick Brighton Jazz School – Learn To Listen Jazz Listening Course 6PM £6

Saturday 17h

Brunswick Yoga Lessons 9:30AM £5 Hampton Six Nations Rugby 12:30PM Italy V Scotland, 2:45PM Wales V France, 5PM England V Ireland

Sunday 18th

Open House Quiz Night Scratch your head and snog your beer – its LARGE AL’S QUIZ NIGHT 8PM £2 Victory Quiz Night Enjoy our new Weekly Quiz night 8PM £1

Monday 19th

Victory Quiz Night Enjoy our new Weekly Quiz night 8PM £1

Monday 26th

Ancient Mariner : Quiz Night There are cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and second to last place teams 8PM £1 Brunswick Harmonessence Vocal harmony choir 5:30PM £7 Fiddler’s Elbow Game On Monday night football is back Marlborough Quiz Night Lets get quizzical,with a different tournament each week.boozy prizes 8:30PM £1 Signalman Pub Quiz Music, creative & general knowledge 8PM £1 Thomas Kemp Quiz Night Film, General Knowledge, Music and More £1

Tuesday 27th

Brunswick Yoga Lessons 5:30PM £5 Fiddler’s Elbow QUIZness Time Brighton’s best quiz mistress 8PM £1 Mesmerist The Mesmerist Conjurers Consortium the space for amateur and professional magicians to gather and convene every Tuesday evening 7:30PM Open House Jazz Work Shop Try out your Jazz skills and play along with some masters to help you along 8PM £tbc

Wednesday 28th

Ancient Mariner : Quiz Night There are cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and second to last place teams 8PM £1 Brunswick Harmonessence Vocal harmony choir 5:30PM £7 Fiddler’s Elbow Game On Monday night football is back Marlborough Quiz Night Lets get quizzical,with a different tournament each week.boozy prizes 8:30PM £1 Signalman Pub Quiz Music, creative & general knowledge 8PM £1

Brunswick Language Classes Informal Spanish class run by a full accredited tutor 7PM £5 Fiddler’s Elbow Game On All the top games on 8PM Sidewinder Old School Games Night Old school games consoles, board games 6PM Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar : I Am Arcade Come play a host of retro computer games on old school consoles 8PM Three Graces Quiz Night, win cash! or the booby prize £1

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Friday 30th

Brunswick Yoga Lessons 5:30PM £5 Fiddler’s Elbow QUIZness Time Brighton’s best quiz mistress 8PM £1 Mesmerist The Mesmerist Conjurers Consortium the space for amateur and professional magicians to gather and convene every Tuesday evening 7:30PM Open House Jazz Work Shop Try out your Jazz skills and play along with some masters to help you along 8PM £tbc

Wednesday 21st

Brunswick Brighton Jazz School – Learn To Play Jazz tuition 11AM £tbc Brunswick Yoga Lessons 5:30PM £5 Fiddler’s Elbow QUIZness Time Brighton’s best quiz mistress 8PM £1 Latest Music Bar Charity Chuckle 8PM £5 - £8 Mesmerist The Mesmerist Conjurers Consortium the space for amateur and professional magicians to gather and convene every Tuesday evening 7:30PM Open House Jazz Work Shop Try out your Jazz skills and play along with some masters to help you along 8PM £tbc

Blind Tiger Lethal Quizzle Brighton’s most insane quiznight! £1 Brunswick Language Classes Informal Spanish class run by a full accredited tutor 7PM £5 Fiddler’s Elbow Game On All the top games on 8PM Sidewinder Old School Games Night Old school games consoles, board games 6PM Three Graces Quiz Night, win cash! or the booby prize £1

Wednesday 14th

Brighton Centre Bear Grylls, Mud, Sweat and Tears, The Live tour 2012 7:30PM £39.50 Brighton Dome Dome Discovery Tour Brighton Dome past and present on this special behind-the-scenes encounter 11AM £7.50 - £8.50 Brunswick Yoga Lessons 9:30AM £5

Brunswick Language Classes Informal Spanish class run by a full accredited tutor 7PM £5 Brunswick Conversation Café Discussion group 7PM £5 Fiddler’s Elbow Game On All the top

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Saturday 24th

Brighton Dome, Corn Exchange See Festival: In Conversation With Shaun Ryder Former Happy Mondays front-man turned TV presenter Shaun Ryder discusses his music career and forthcoming documentary series on UFOs 8PM £14 Saturday 31st Brunswick Yoga Lessons 9:30AM £5


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FOOD & DRINK

THE eastern eye Heading out for a week-night catch up with my best friend, we decide to check out the Eastern Eye on the London Road. The Indian restaurant is about half full, an encouraging sign. Service is friendly but not full on, many diners appear to be regulars and there is an informal, inclusive atmosphere.

As we enjoy the poppadoms and pickle our waiter gives clear guidance on the wide array of tantalising dishes on the menu from all over India. Wine’s start at £12, the Cotes du Rhone at £16 is excellent value and perfectly complements the Indian spices. There are a variety of local beers, soft drinks and cocktail’s on the drinks menu. To start we share three dishes. The king prawn chilli fry are sticky, spicy, juicy and divine. The fried fish is fresh and light, simply delicious. The chicken Banoo kebab accompanied by chickpeas with a mint sauce is exquisitely seasoned, a truly tantalising appetiser. After a nicely relaxed break giving us a chance to catch up on some gossip we are ready for the mains. The Goan fish curry arrives next and is soon demolished. Spicy fresh coconut and sweet white fish meld in a ridiculously moreish fashion. Light yet luxurious. Lamb with apricots is a robust dish with hot, sweet and sour flavours. You won’t find this in a traditional curry house; it’s more reminiscent of Moroccan flavours and beautifully tender. Twelve Spice Southern Indian chicken curry, melts in your mouth tender chicken in a medium rich sauce is also delicious. Jheenga achari is sea watered prawns in pickled sauce from Northern India is as complex, flavoursome and authentic as it sounds. A semi-dry curry, definitely a favourite. The textures and balance of flavours in each dish is testament to the talent of innovative chef Murrali. To complement the intense taste sensations, lemon and ginger rice is a fragrant accompaniment, along with Indian fresh breads. There is also a wide variety of vegetable dishes available. The Eastern Eye speciality is hand-made dosa. This Southern Indian pancake is filled with various tasty choices, we sample the vegetable and the chicken and prawn dosa. 40 bn1magazine.co.uk

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Served with fresh coconut chutney and a spiced lentil sauce, this is good honest food made with love from pure ingredients. Great for lunch, served all day. We missed out on tasting the Indian sweets this time, they look lovely, an excuse to return if we needed one. It’s amazing to have the chance to try truly authentic Southern Indian, Tandoori, Mughali and Bengali food beautifully prepared by Murrali, here in Brighton. His experience as a chef in top hotels across the world such as Sheraton and TAJ group of hotels; and award winning high profile restaurants such as Chutney Mary (Chelsea), Veeraswamy (Piccadilly circus) one of the oldest Indian restaurant in London and consummate knowledge of Indian food make the Eastern Eye an enticing eatery on any budget. Prices are in fact much less than you would expect for cooking that displays the confidence and character of higher end restaurants. This is the Modern Indian experience without the pretentious price tag. The Eastern Eye is well presented and comfortable, spacious enough for private parties or Bangra banquets with stairs leading to a raised upper floor additional seating area. There’s even a sound system available, the warm hospitality here is definitely conducive to having fun. For a more laid back night out, it’s just up the road from the Duke of York’s, so why not come pre or post- cinema for an exceptional meal, we certainly will be. By Esther O’Neill.


THE DIRT

THE DIRT With Mark Ede

I was a little concerned that I’d overstepped the mark last month by revealing the background to Emma’s absence from the Musicbar and confessed as much when I bumped into her at said venue. Blissfully unaware of this column, she shrugged it off with a ‘whatever you printed, it’s still unlikely to have been worse than the truth!’. Fair enough then! Meanwhile back at the ranch, it’s all hands to the deck preparing for a new exclusive boutique festival ‘Cafe des Artists’ which is taking place from noon to midnight on Sunday 22nd April at an inspiring, highly stylised warehouse space, across two floors, in the beautiful Sussex town of Lewes. Here at BiGiAm we’ve had plenty of festival experience but this is something a little different. Cafe des Artist will be a multi media, arts led festival with a heavy ‘industry’ and creative bias. Live music stages, art work and other interesting soon-to-be-revealed will all feature, and the idea is that we not only have a fabulous, entertaining day - bar and refreshments, pizza oven and more are all in situ - but it’s a also chance for like minded artistic and industry folks to network, relax and party. If you want to get involved then

there’s the obligatory Facebook page; otherwise just contact me at mark@bigiam.co.uk; we’ve even still open to the best new creative ideas. That aside, we’ve getting excellent support from ‘new music’ organisations, such as London based MTM, as well as more local concerns. All in all, should be a fun and useful new event on the ‘Sussex’ calendar. Other than that I’ve been spending an enjoyable time lecturing music students in Eastbourne - and anybody who knows me will know that ‘lecturing’ is a very appropriate phrase, as far as I’m concerned! - as well as networking and presenting to media students at Brighton Uni about what it’s like to work in music promotions (if you find out, please let me know!). I still have no idea what ‘media students’ are, even though - or perhaps not least - because my own son took that course at Uni himself. If you thought music promotions was mainly loafing about, having a chat and a bit of a laugh, then ‘media studies’ seems even more fun! But I’m sure I’m missing something and I’m certain it’s all jolly useful and valued stuff really! Anyway, I’ve insulted enough people for one month so, as it’s March already, march on we must and see you on Facebook or twitter or some such soon no doubt, dear reader!

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HEALTH & WELLBEING

WATSU By Esther O’Neill

WONDERING ABOUT WATSU... I arrived for my Watsu experience on the coldest February night on record, ‘colder than Siberia even!’ so the news gleefully reports. My appreciation of irony is also subzero as I shiver through the icy streets to my somehow incongruous destination The Little Dippers Pool in the North Laines. The name conjures up images of a splishy splashy kiddies haven and has me subconsciously shrinking deeper into the cocoon of woolly layers I’m wrapped up in. I have no idea what to expect my only instinctive thought is, ‘the water had better be warm’! I’m greeted on arrival by Judy Fox one of the very few Watsu practitioners in the UK and our only Brighton therapist. She immediately puts me at ease with a warm and personable approach and shows me to a changing room. Sometime later I emerge from my wintry cocoon cossied up and feeling a teensy bit excited. There’s something fun about getting in your swimmers, evoking distant balmy holidays, or even those few magical summer days on good old Brighton beach working up the nerve to take the plunge. So by the time I join Judy poolside for my consultation I’m coming out of my freshly frozen shell and feeling intrigued. The background information I had gleaned from the website www.watsuaquatherapy. co.uk . Watsu (water shiatsu) has profound benefits for many conditions, back pain,

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post-operative recovery, sleep disorders and stress to name a few. It is also amazing during pregnancy. An hour session is £60, taster sessions, couples and pregnancy packages are also available.. Judy trained in the USA with Harold Dull the founder of Watsu and also in Europe. After completing the medical questionnaire we had a chat about what I may expect. My intrigue further piqued as I began to appreciate this was going to be something quite different from the many types of alternative therapy that I had willingly laid back and received in my years as a card carrying Brightonista. This was going to be something rather special.

WONDROUS WATSU The ambience is peaceful and private. The water in the salt water and ozone pool is a beautiful 34 degrees and the lighting low. Just like easing into a big warm bath, instantly melting those February blues away. Judy is clearly in her element in the water, with her background as a swimming coach and baby swimming instructor she exudes reassurance which feels curiously comforting even though I am a competent swimmer. She straps floats around my lower legs to facilitate buoyancy. Luckily the floats are up to the job of supporting my well developed calves and I fully surrender to the Watsu experience, floating weightless like a sea-creature with exceptionally light limbs (or should that be

tentacles). Here’s where it becomes a little tricky as Watsu is truly an experience and not easily put into words, but for you good people of Brighton I shall do my best. My body was fully supported by Judy at all times through a sequence of rotations and unwinding movements, the spine releases and joints and muscles let go of tension. My eyes and nose were kept clear of the water by her expert guidance and I began to deeply relax as I instinctively started to trust Judy and the Watsu process. The feeling of weightlessness, the organic seaweedlike drifting and the gentle stretching and


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acupressure techniques Judy uses combine and I feel amazingly free. All physical restrictions undone. A bubble of excitement rises up, ‘hallelujah!’ I internally rejoice as I experience entirely new sensations for the first time, not something you can say every day. The movements are fluid and beautifully graceful and yet there is a playfulness about the experience that fills me with a childlike feeling of carefree abandon. When as adults do we play as we once did? Memories of being pulled along in a rubber ring squealing with delight are so distant I’m no longer sure if they’re real. Pools are for swimming up and

down in straight lines these days. Somehow through this experience there is a powerful emotional effect. Judy has the natural empathy to support a deeper level of connection and I reach an almost meditative state of relaxation. For stress of any level I can’t think of a better treatment, the warm waters take all burdens off your shoulders and every other part of the body. Emotional baggage can be cast overboard. For anyone with painful or restrictive conditions the Watsu experience would provide great relief. For me it was incredibly uplifting, I went back out into the Siberian night glowing

with inner peace and ultra relaxed. The next time life turns into a stress filled struggle as it does from time to time, I’ll know where to come, back to this pool of tranquillity where childhood pleasures can be rediscovered and the meaning of ‘going with the flow’ can be experienced with Watsu. For further information and bookings contact www.watsuaquatherapy.co.uk judy@watsuaquatherpay.co.uk 0777 61 61 547

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CULTURE

La Bohème

Ellen Kent is the bad girl of British opera, loved by millions and disliked by the more stuffy critics because of her spectacular unpretentious productions. She’s about to undertake a tour round the country, including Brighton’s Theatre Royal, with Puccini‘s La Bohème, we interrupted her during production preparations in Norwich with a few questions. By Stuart Rolt

Can you tell us about your production of La Bohème? The set is interesting, it’s a bit avant-garde. I’m working with a lady called Nadezhda Shvets on that. I’ve got a little dog in the second act which is owned by Di from Brighton Stagecoach, whose kids we are using. Act two is the most challenging because you’ve got to make it look bustling and big. We’re trying to have a local brass band marching through the scene as well. It’s quite fun, so that’s my twist on it.

What would you be doing without opera in your life? In 2009 I stepped down. I bought myself a lovely property near Canterbury, with the intention of doing just one or two arena shows a year. Then about a month after The Stage reported this, Derek Block the promoter came to see me saying: “Please don’t step down. You’ve created a wonderful niche market. I’ll provide everything you want, just continue and I’ll make it worth your while.” I thought about it for quite a while, and now I’m busier than I ever was.

Is there any particular reason you favour imported talent? That’s what I do, it’s my niche market. For the last 21years I’ve been going abroad. I started my opera career in 1992 with the Romanian national opera. I was asked to do something “foreign” for the opening of the Eurotunnel. At the time I was producing European children’s theatre, but I suggested doing an opera instead. One year later I flew in 200 members of the Romanian opera, using the Romanian president’s private plane, and put on Nabucco in the (Rochester) castle gardens for 7,000 people. I thought: “This is it”. I carried on because I thought it was all rather fun.

Do you really believe you operate in a niche market? I think you’ve opened opera up for a massive audience. I don’t think it’s a niche market. I’ve just created a niche for myself within it. People like coming to the shows I do. Some slightly more sniffy press think they’re a bit cheap, cheerful and over the top. The shows are not cheap, I can assure you. As for cheerful? Only sometimes.

Have you ever considered writing a book about your life? Lots of people have said that. My background is colourful enough without the opera. But say, who the hell would want to read about me? It would be another book about a mad woman who was born in India. I would be a good person to have on Who Do You Think You Are though 44 bn1magazine.co.uk

Do you ever feel that you’re battling against a certain level of elitism within the opera world? Oh yes, but after 21 years I don’t care anymore. When I stepped down, for two years there was nothing like what I’d been doing. I was inundated with requests to come back, because there’s a huge fanbase. We checked the figures from 1994 to 2008 and found over 3 million people had come through our doors. In my own little way I’ve done a massive service to keeping opera alive. Ellen Kent’s La Bohème comes to the Theatre Royal on March 26th.


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