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CLUBBING A NIGHT OUT IN BRIGHTON ICEBREAKERS FOR NEW HOUSEMATES

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A GUIDE TO BRIGHTON AND HOVE BEHAVE LIKE A LOCAL SHOP VINTAGE THE GIRL WHO COLOURED IN THE CITY BRIGHTON DIGITAL FESTIVAL BAND OF BROTHERS MENTORING

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Experience an exclusive island paradise on your doorstep this September with Cocktails on the Beach. A white-walled gallery will be transformed into a fully immersive digital paradise for two nights only as the summer season ends, so why not gather a group of friends and prolong summer with cocktails overlooking the sunset? You can expect four stunning tropical cocktails per person, mixed by your own personal mixologist using premium spirits and mesmerising techniques that you won’t see anywhere else - and you might even get to try your hand at making a glass yourself! All this excitement is packed into a 90-minute master class for an astounding £30 per person.

NAZRA: QUEER LIVES ON FILM

WEDS 5 - THURS 6 SEPT FABRICA GALLERY eyeswideopencinema.co.uk Eyes Wide Open Cinema is bringing a season of films dedicated to LGBTQ+ representation in Arab cinema to Brighton screens this month, entitled: “Narza: Queer Lives on Film”. The season, which begins this Weds 5 Sept and ends in December, shows one film per month dedicated to the topic alongside thought-provoking shorts and discussions with LGBTQ+ and Arab figures. All films are being shown at Fabrica Gallery with prices on a pay-what-you-can basis between £3 - £8. Alexandria… Why? (1979) is the first to be shown on Weds 5 Sept, and follows the story of a teen boy living in 1940s Egypt, who escapes reality through his love for Hollywood glamour and American film. 08

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It will be accompanied by short film “Half a Life” and a Skype Q&A session with expert on gender and sexuality, Dr Samar Habib.


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One of the biggest events of the student calendar is here, with Freshers week (or two) kicking off this month. Freshers offers great opportunities for new uni students to meet and socialise day and night, with many parties, socials, orientation exercises and meetings taking place. Uni students wanting to get together to make new friends for the years to come can book in advance a whole host of experiences, or just turn up on the day. Find out what your chosen university has to offer, or find something new at your existing uni, with many societies all putting on introductory activities for the year. Of course, the best way to catch them all is at Freshers Fair, with everything from the sports societies to drama, art and music showcasing their achievements (plus local businesses giving freebies).

BOUNDARY FESTIVAL 2018 SAT 29 SEPT STANMER PARK boundarybrighton.com

Three years on and Brightons’ biggest outdoor electronic music event Boundary Festival returns. Headlining on The Arch stage at this 6,000-capacity event is garage big name DJ EZ, while Boomtown secret announcement act Andy C headlines the Supercharged stage. Gorgon City, Jax Jones, Flava D and Kurupt FM are just a few more of the big names coming to Stanmer Park this September. Starting at midday, with three stages of industry legends, this year is set to smash the festival's previous years. There will also be a vintage fair and a load of good food to feast on along with some other unexpected treats to fill your day with. Since the secret announcement of drum and bass genius Andy C, tickets have been selling quick, so don’t hesitate to get in on this exhilarating day set in the heart of Sussex.

A fabulous evening of fundraising and awareness for both the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Martlets Hospice. A planned night of live music from Celtic Shore plus plenty of opportunities to win amazing raffle prizes kindly donated from local businesses. Food and entertainment included in the price.

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Family focused sports day (10am - 5pm) with free entry and ample opportunities to try out different sports. A wide range of activities from fitness and yoga classes for all ages and abilities available, plus. equipment and attire for sale.

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National cask ale week is an opportunity to meet local brewers around the country and try out their brews of one of the nations’ favourite drinks. Ten days of pubs to microbreweries holding an amazing range of new start up brewers to well established beers can be found.

APPLE DAY

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brightonpermaculture.org.uk A free, fun filled day of entertainment and education for all the family at Stanmer Parks’ orchards.

We've had festival season, and Pride, but still nothing prepares us for the 8,000-orso students which descend upon the city in September. Welcome, Freshers - you're going to love it here.

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The way the world smells after it's rained is something to celebrate after the dry and humid spell we've been having. Just us? No?

TEA ETIQUETTE

It's a British right particularly as a journalist - to be able to drink a mug of warming tea at any given moment. Making one for yourself? Spread the love.

HOT OR NOT SIT-STAND DESKS

We get the principle, but who wants to stand at their desk? Enforce proper lunch breaks instead, please!

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The iconic movie that spawned the immense franchise, Jurassic Park, has been a family favourite since its debut in 2003. Created by a director hailed as one of the most popular in film history, the Spielberg adventure transported its viewers to an epic island of dinosaurs brought to life in the present day. The prehistoric giants ran amok and terrorised their visitors in the ground-breaking film and now they’re coming to Brighton Dome with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. Performing the original John Williams score live alongside the film, the Czech National Symphony Orchestra is sure to make the 25th anniversary of the franchise a very special event. This is a great experience for long-term fans of the film and an excellent opportunity to introduce the children to the franchise they’re sure to love. TWO of our lucky readers can win a pair tickets to the concert each (RRP £55) simply by answering the following question: Q. How old is the original Jurassic Park film? A. 5 years old B. 25 years old C. 40 years old

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A PAIR OF TICKETS FOR MICHAEL CLARK COMPANY'S 'TO A SIMPLE, ROCK 'N' ROLL SONG' (OCT 10) From ground-breaking choreographer Michael Clark comes a dance performance that pays homage to such rock legends as Patti Smith and David Bowie at Brighton Dome this Weds 10 Oct. The Oliver Award nominated production has landed in Brighton for a performance this October at the Brighton Dome. Promising to both blow you away and inspire you with its challenging, fearless choreography, the show is accompanied by dazzling stage lighting design by mediadance pioneer Charles Atlas and a stage adaptation of his video installation Painting by Numbers. Perfect for fans of rock to dip their toes into the world of dance or for regular attendees to such performances, you can grab yourself two free tickets to this event if you answer the following question: Q. What musical genre is featured in the production’s title? A. Rock ‘n’ Roll

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Win an 18-month planner from Pen to Paper to start your year as you mean to go on - organised and on top of your busy schedule and social life. This independent stationers in Sydney Street in the North Laine are famed for their range of modern and traditional stationary supplies.

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If there's one reason to walk down Kensington Gardens it's for Roly's, which you'll smell from the top of the street. This fudge pantry makes traditional, crumbly fudge that has won awards all over the country, and welcomes new students of Brighton by donating a bag of sweet delights for our winner to share with their mates… or not. (Allergies: Contains dairy and nuts.)

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Copenhagen brand and ultimate knick knack store Flying Tiger has gifted a water dispenser, llama pens and a pair of notebooks to this competition prize. As you can tell, this is some funky bric’a’brac but also vital equipment for starting the university year. We always advocate keeping hydrated, but we bet you'll find a few more creative uses for this dispenser come party time...

FREE COFFEE & LUNCH AT THE PLANT ROOM FOR A WEEK With four locations across Brighton & Hove, this group of vegetarian and vegan food havens is giving our lucky winner free coffee plus a vegan salad box every day for a week - ensuring they're the best fed student on campus. TPR are known across town to be expert coffee makers, are super friendly and have a chilled playlist, which makes any visit a pleasure.

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Self-proclaimed coffee ninjas, this award-winning duo of cafe-bars make up two of Brighton’s quirkiest hangouts. The decor in these places make for the ultimate hipster playground, where you can splash the cash day or night with their generous donation of a £50 bar tab. They're also great study spots, and have some of the best cakes in town - so make sure you try them!

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Brighton and Hove's very own independent crafthouse and brewery Bison Beer stocks perhaps the best variety of beer from abroad and the surrounding areas in the city - and also has a couple of pubs of its own (including its huge North Road site!). Included in the prize is a 1.8L growler, free to refill with the draught beer of your choice in store, coming in useful when you're trying to make friends.

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Calypso by David Sedaris. Hardback, published by Little Brown (signed copies available). A new collection of brilliantly funny observational essays from legendary David Sedaris. If you haven't discovered Sedaris yet, this would be a great collection to start with. Swan Song by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott. Hardback, published by Hutchinson (signed copies available). A magnificent debut novel that tracks Truman Capote's fall from grace after extracts of a novel in progress are published - a novel based on his closest friends' darkest secrets. The Pebbles on the Beach by Clarence Ellis. Paperback, published by Faber. A beautifully produced reprint of a 1954 guide to pebble spotting, complete with a fold out illustrated guide and a foreword by Robert Macfarlane. The Vanity Fair Diaries by Tina Brown. Paperback, published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson. Brown's diaries during her time at the helm of Vanity Fair, from 1983 to 1992, come with serious praise Meryl Streep calls it a 'mile-a-minute memoir' and Stephen Fry 'read it in a mad frenzy.' Crudo by Olivia Laing. Hardback, published by Picador (signed copies available). Laing's spectacular first novel charts the horrors of the summer of 2017 - twitter, Trump and world affairs collide with narrator Kathy's first few weeks of marriage as she tries to come to terms with a quickly changing world. The Last Hours by Minette Walters. Paperback, published by Allen & Unwin. Minette breaks from her crime writing to bring us the first in series of historical novels set in Dorset as the Black Death is spreading. Young and enlightened Lady Anne, with her trusted steward, quarantine their isolated community but starvation and conflict must be overcome.

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Conner Youngblood has kept himself busy self-producing and playing over 30 instruments on his debut album Cheyenne alone. For fans of Grizzly Bear, Bon Iver, or Fleet Foxes, Youngblood’s shared reflectivity is contrasted by his bright and optimistic melodies.

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It is apparent from tracks such as Everyday that (unlike Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon when making For Emma, Forever Ago) – Youngblood pertains to a sense of the outdoors and of exploration. Aptly describing his own work as “pretty” – his talent is audible in every track. He is certainly one to watch.

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Albert Hammond Jr’s fourth solo album, Francis Trouble, examines the death of his stillborn twin brother – Francis. The personal resonance of the album’s subject matter is coupled with flavours of his previous band, The Strokes, particularly in tracks such as Set to Attack. Francis Trouble is undoubtedly a carefully crafted love letter.

The Swedish-Argentinian folk singer’s classical guitar and soft vocals have remained unique and unmatched, and the Heartbeats singer has far from slowed down since his 2003 hit. Aside from featuring on film and television soundtracks, González began working with a collective of German-Swedish composers: the Göteborg String Theory.

Festival favourite and Melbournebased four-piece, Mildlife, have spent the past four years perfecting their craft in live shows, culminating with their debut album Phase. Their space-funk-psych-jazz is best heard on single The Magnificent Moon – a kind of Tame Impala meets Stranger Things. Their genre traversing beauty has to be heard rather than read.

CROWN THE EMPIRE Tues 18 Sept, The Haunt: Achieving global success with their LP, the metalcore seven-piece debuted their 2016 album Retrogade atop the Billboard Hard Rock. SEXTILE Weds 19 Sept, The Hope & Ruin: Combining 70s punk with synths of 80s post-punk, Setile’s hypnotic sound is redolent of their Los Angeles underground beginnings.

THE MAGIC GANG Tues 25 Sept, Concorde 2: Brighton boys The Magic Gang, after signing with the record label of The Maccabees’ Felix White, have received glowing reviews. KERO KERO BONITO Tues 2 Oct, Patterns: The British-Japanese band’s sound combines J-pop with video game music, exemplified distinctively by their 2014 hit single Flamingo.

PLANNER ICEAGE Mon 10 Sept, The Hope & Ruin: Collaborating with the likes of Sky Ferreira, Copenhagen punk quartet Iceage released album number four Beyondless this year. OCEAN ALLEY Tue 11 Sept, The Hope & Ruin: Baden Donegal’s polished lead vocal with the band’s unique reggae, psych, surf blend makes Ocean Alley an easy listener.

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Black Honey have always pushed themselves to be unique, their aesthetic, a pastiche of pop-art, Americana and Baz Lurhman style neon-soaked symbolism quickly setting them apart from their contemporaries. At the helm of this carefully cultivated imagery stands front-woman Izzy Baxter, a Brighton native with an ear for melody and an eye for all things retro. “Everything else on the record is kind of like an open journal,” Izzy talks about the personable nature of her music, with the recent single Midnight being a notable exception. From a young age Izzy kept a dream journal to help cope with night terrors, over time this bled into all other facets of her life, becoming a coping mechanism and forcing her to write most evenings.

“I WANT THEM TO HAVE THEIR OWN PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH IT.” Being this open with your writing has the potential to alienate fans, despite writing from such an intimate perspective Izzy constantly strives towards accessibility in all that she does. Their self-titled debut album (out 21 September) is their poppiest project to date, favouring ear-worms to the grungy guitars that defined their earlier sound (although the latter is still there) and presenting itself with a renewed self-assured confidence unlike anything that we’ve heard from them before. There seems to be a number of reasons for this stylistic shift. “I like people to have their own relationship to my songs rather than getting stuck into how I might want them to experience it. I want them to have their own personal relationship with it.” Izzy frequently stresses the importance of their fan’s perspective to the songs while keeping the sound that helped establish them apparent, “we created some sort of Frankenstein’s monster, it became a hybrid creature”.

“ALL THE RULES I’VE PUT IN PLACE, WE COMPLETELY DESTROYED...” The release of the new album seems to mark a permanent shift in values for Black Honey, a conscious reach towards something altogether more universal than their previous work whilst maintaining what made them so appealing to their fans in the first place. “I’m really interested how Midnight goes down because it’s the furthest astray from what people would originally identify Black Honey as, but it’s still really Black Honey! All the rules I’ve put in place, we completely destroyed for that. That’s all I wanna do, push it harder.” Izzy’s attitude is hardly surprising for someone whose band are starting to find their own feet on an international scale, having previously toured Europe playing with Royal Blood and At The Drive In last November. The band are set to go on a European headline tour this October to promote their debut. Being no stranger to touring the continent, Izzy reflects on her favourite places to go in Europe. “I'd say our 14

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favourite place to play is the Netherlands, we're just weirdly big there... Last summer we toured there every week for six months.” As much as she loves Europe, it’s the Britishness of Holland that Izzy feels accustomed to, she talks of the parallels between the country’s music scenes and their surprising successes abroad, having had multiple “radio sensations” across the Netherlands. What influences Black Honey is obvious enough at first glance, Andy Warhol and 70s pop-culture references are found across every aspect of their work, mainly making itself apparent across the bands image and persona; their fashion choices, music videos and artwork scream American popculture. Citing the 'factory' scene as a huge influence on her creativity Izzy talks more about what compels her to create, “I love Patti Smith and Charles Bukowski. I love writers and poets.” She talks about Rupi Kaur and the importance of literature to her overall process telling me how she prefers poetry to novels, finding them far easier to process and subsequently take immediate inspiration from. It comes across during our conversation that Izzy prefers a sense of urgency in what inspires her to write and work, either finding influence in the fleeting moments of art and iconography that have defined modern culture or through using brief and relatable moments of change and fear to colour her work with a more personable light.

“I'M REALLY BIG INTO THE IDEA THAT EVERYTHING TRANSFORMS”


After talking about her love for poetry (at one point she refers to Rupi Kaur as a “fucking rockstar”), Izzy touches on the importance of relatability in her music once more, she talks for a while about versatility and how that allows listeners to form their own relationship with her art, reiterating that she doesn’t want to tell people what to think when they hear her music. “It's awesome, I'm really big into the idea that everything transforms, when you're on stage and you play a song that momentarily transforms into whatever you relate to it at the time.” Izzy tells me that this perspective is nothing new, the meaning of one of the bands most popular singles Corinne, released in 2015, has been misconstrued since it premiered with many people thinking of it as a romantic song when the song is actually about a disagreement with a friend, “I was like ‘no, but that's awesome that you took that from it!’” Izzy says in response to people who questioned her sexuality over the song, laughing whilst explaining the unintentional implications of the lyrics and how some of their songs could be taken too literally. Izzy’s work ethic is synonymous with her coping process, she mentions to me how it was a gradual process, accumulating productivity to the point where they could

work consistently as a band and will themselves to keep playing and practising. “It's taken us all this time to harness this productivity for what we're doing but everyone's driven and passionate. Every day we wake up and think 'what can we make today that will be fun?’” She laughs again and talks about how grateful they are that they’re not stacking shelves in Tesco for a living, saying that she believes it makes them work harder. Izzy has a contagiously upbeat and humorous way about her, calling me out on asking her where her favourite place to play in the U.K. is. “Oh my God that question is so loaded because you know that we're from here!” She recalls that playing Concorde 2 was a dream come true, clarifying how she used to clean floors and serve drinks across Brighton when she was younger (as well as being “on the dole” here), she also says to me that she finds it an honour playing there again after almost a year of absence. Our conversation ends with Izzy talking about how well the new material has been received at festivals, her infectious mood leaving a smile on my face as she hangs up the phone. Black Honey come to Concorde 2 on Sun 14 Oct.


ALBERT HAMMOND JR Close-up truths with The Strokes’ guitarist BY MEGAN THOMPSON Recognised around the world as the crafted guitarists of indie patriots The Strokes, Albert Hammond Jr. is a legend amongst the NME reading generation of the 00’s. However with the recent release of his latest solo project “Francis Trouble” Hammond delves into a personal and creative journey, evolving into the solo performer he’s always felt he belongs as. From touring the world with The Killers and Franz Ferdinand to his upcoming tour later this year Albert Hammond Jr. is making his mark on the world as the performer he's always wanted to be. YOU RELEASED YOUR LATEST ALBUM EARLIER THIS YEAR, TELL US BIT ABOUT THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THAT ALBUM? The story behind it is this idea of an alter ego. The birth of that idea came back to this twin I had who passed away, and I turned that into a superhero comic book character type for an alter ego. So its basic form is two explorations that sparked my ideas and created the record but it all comes back to you as a person. Because an alter ego is just another form for you, and it relates back to where it all started for me and becoming the type of performer I wanted to be. HOW DO YOU AS AN ARTIST APPROACH WRITING ABOUT SUCH A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE? I feel like that’s just the purpose of art in general, you experience things and then you share those experiences through your universal means. It’s like acting. I grew up listening to music without knowing the artist or meaning behind that song right away and then finding my own way of looking at it and its things like that, that changed my life and the way I write. Music is stronger than just words, it’s in your gut, and it’s a feeling. YOUR TOUR’S COMING UP, WHAT DO YOU FIND IS THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING ON THE ROAD PLAYING YOUR MUSIC? The closest you’ll get to the romantic feeling you had when fell in love with music, is when you’re on stage connecting with an audience. That notion you have when you first fall in love with music slowly disappears the more involved you are with the business side of it. But there’s just something about being on stage, it reaches out to you and the people in the audience on a certain level. A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW YOU AS A GUITARIST, BUT NOW YOU’RE WRITING AND PLAYING YOUR OWN SONGS HOW DOES THAT FEEL? This was the point of this record, through the lens of the media I’m type casted as a “guitar player”. But I grew up wanting to sing and play music, so I see myself in a very different way to how I’m perceived. This is where I’ve always belonged, it’s just whatever insecurities or other endeavours have stopped me from discovering that until now. For the full interview, head to bn1magazine.co.uk


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JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ Shooting between heartbeats BY WILL KAY PHOTO: MALIN JOHANSSON It takes a while of back and forth to finally get José’s undivided attention, “Yeah my daughter's 10 months old, it's my day with her today so...”. The beginning of our interview goes well, everything is clear, and our stuttering rapport keeps the flow of conversation to a satisfactory level. José González’s musical trajectory is a surprising one to say the least, he’s a man who started out playing hardcore punk music and eventually found his calling on the other end of the musical spectrum, playing beautifully sung folk songs to audiences well into the thousands. “It was fun to do those four songs that are inspired by Western-African music and to have them all together on the same release. I always enjoy doing studio recordings that are done with the same musicians”, José released a four-track EP of songs early this year, re-workings of some of his most loved work to date, made to sound fuller, closer to the roots of the music that inspired it. The EP was recorded in his hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden, a place well known for playing host to all kinds of different cultures. “THERE WAS A SENSE OF ANGER SEEING HOW LITTLE PEOPLE LISTEN TO EXPERTS” Growing up in such a diverse setting influenced José’s music from a subtle standpoint, he was heavily inspired by the Nueva Trova movement of the late 60’s, citing Cuban folk musician Silvio Rodriguez amongst his more significant affections. This politically charged style no doubt led to his stint playing punk music, whereas his later work had a far more ambitious and surprising element to it, “In In Our Nature, I was actually inspired more by evolutionary psychology to be honest, more than criticism of capitalism. There was a sense of anger seeing how little people listen to experts.” He laughs after this comment, his daughter can be heard crying softly in the background, José turns to comfort her, he clarifies saying that his recent music is more about rhetorical questions rather than anger, but still maintains a political charge.

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“IT FEELS LIKE MORE OF A BAND AND LESS OF AN ORCHESTRA" I talk to José about his upcoming tour with Gothenburg collective ‘The String Theory’, an eclectic orchestra comprised of experimental musicians and composers from much of Europe, as a project they’ve been collaborating with José for a little under 10 years, touring sporadically the world over, reworking classic songs on a grand scale. “It feels like more of a band and less of an orchestra. We came together as a kind of experimental orchestra but then combined with my kind of music, making sure that it stays melodic and experimental”, it’s interesting how José’s solo work meshes with ‘The String Theory’s sound to form a cohesive setlist, he talks to me about sending arrangements over and how they try not to (in his words) ‘fuck them up’. “For me, it's always interesting to see what they've done to each song, we usually have a dialogue but I try to give them as much free hand as possible”, the process of lending all of your work to another group for restyling sounds daunting, especially in a live capacity, José assures me (over the sound of his daughter screaming) that the final product is meticulously well crafted, leaving plenty of breathing room for both artists’ respective talents. For people who want to listen to the project but can’t get to any of the shows, José informs me they’re about to release a double LP of the live versions, so that people can have the experience of the live project from home, "we're about to release a double LP with live versions to make it easy for people to listen to the recording”. Towards the end of our interview José’s daughter gets visibly more upset, I don’t know if it’s my interview style that’s so upsetting or the fact that I’m taking her dad’s attention away from her. I quickly ask him about his history of sound-tracking, in particular him lending his music to the video-game Red Dead Redemption and more bizarrely The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, a Ben Stiller film, he barely gets through his answer before asking me if he can call me back. I say yes, he never does. José Gonzalez and the String Theory come to Brighton Dome on Fri 21 Sept.


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SKINNY PELEMBE to others fills me with ultimate dread. To be fair everyone on that EP smashed it and made me warm to the idea of not being such a hermit! I’m super happy with it as a snapshot of the people I've met and time’s I've had since moving down to London. In 2019, I'm gonna be on a super speeddating collab tip. May – October, hit me up for beats!

What's the skinny with Mr Pelembe? BY WILL KAY

PHOTO: ALEX KURUNIS

THIS IS YOUR FIRST UK TOUR. WHAT SORT OF THING CAN WE EXPECT COMPARED TO YOUR USUAL ONE-OFF SHOWS? You can expect five individuals coming together to form the most powerful music Voltron (the UK) has ever seen. Once we’ve destroyed all your cities, we will turn our eye towards international devastation, before finally, interplanetary domination. But nothing at all like #spaceforce. YOUR MUSICAL STYLE IS SO UNIQUE. WHO WOULD YOU SAY ARE YOUR MAIN INFLUENCES SONICALLY? I’d like to say I occupy the space between Neil Young and Madlib, however others have said Max Wall and Brian Connelly... YOU RELEASED YOUR DEBUT EP (SEVEN YEAR CURSE) JUST UNDER A YEAR AGO. ARE YOU CURRENTLY WORKING TOWARDS AN ALBUM OR ARE YOU STILL FOCUSING ON REFINING YOUR OVERALL SOUND? We have indeed started recording the album. The rhythm and mixing department are being competently handled by the legend that is Malcom Catto, while my South Yorkshire partner in crime, Mr Paul Littlewood, is ensuring that the guitar and vocals sound crispy and popping. YOU’VE SAID BEFORE THAT YOUR BROTHERS ARE REALLY INTO HIP-HOP AND THAT THIS HELPED DEFINE YOUR MUSIC AS YOU WERE GROWING UP. ARE THERE ANY NEW HIP-HOP RELEASES THAT INSPIRE YOU TO BE CREATIVE? L.A.Z. of Clear Soul Forces just sent me a track called Martini. It's so great, and normally, if you send me any of your hip hop on Instagram I’ll block you instantly, because 9/10 hip-hop passed through dm’s is depressing! Big up LAZ for making me believe again! Shunaji, one of the Future Bubblers crew is a monster too, and she produces her own beats and has a super distinct flow. Winner, winner, chicken dinner. IS THERE ANYONE YOU’D BE EAGER TO COLLABORATE WITH SOON OR DO YOU PREFER STICKING TO YOUR OWN DEVICES? HOW DO YOU THINK IT WOULD AFFECT YOUR MUSIC? I’d say, until the album is done, I'm a bit collab-ed out by doing the Sleep More, Make More Friends EP. I'm really a bit of a control freak and giving so much of the track’s direction 20

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YOU’VE MADE A LOT OF PROGRESS UNDER THE FUTURE BUBBLERS MENTOR SCHEME SET UP BY GILES PETERSON AND BROWNSWOOD MUSIC. HOW HAVE THEY HELPED YOU GET TO WHERE YOU ARE TODAY? I reckon I wouldn’t be doing this interview for starters. Having a mentor like Alex Patchwork show me how to shift my own vinyl in stores was a huge one. Having a pretty healthy balance of belief and pressure from their side has certainly helped me feel like, maybe, I could dare now consider myself a guitarist and perhaps also a singer. YOU WERE BORN IN JOHANNESBURG BUT RAISED IN DONCASTER. DOES THE SOUTH-AFRICAN MUSIC SCENE INFLUENCE YOUR MUSIC AT ALL? To be honest I haven’t been back to Johannesburg since my dad passed in ‘09, and if anything the music I'd heard in Mozambique (where my family are from) has had more of an initial impact. When I was around 9 I took a few lessons from a Mozambican legend called Fernando Luis, as well as a day out watching him tape a TV appearance then chilling on the beach. I think that sold me on the idea of making music. In terms of modern music it’s really online mixes, mainly house from SA that has filtered into the way I approach production.

SEVEN YEAR CURSE WAS INSPIRED BY YOUR OWN DREAMS AND HOW THEY REPRESENT AN HONEST AND UNFILTERED EXPRESSION ON THOUGHT. DO YOU STRIVE TO MAKE YOUR SUBJECT MATTER THIS PERSONAL? OR IS IT SOMETHING THAT COMES NATURALLY TO YOU AS A SONGWRITER? Yeah always, although I’ll probably never tell you the real meaning, as I hate it when artists push their own song meanings on to you. I’ve been able to filter my own experiences through the prism of my favourite songs and make them personal to me, hopefully others can do the same with mine. Unless it’s about something VERY specific, like the plight of pelicans amidst the BP oil spill disaster. YOU PLAYED IN BRIGHTON AS PART OF THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL THIS YEAR. WHAT DID YOU LIKE ABOUT THAT? Well, the royal wedding was on at the time, and we had a fantastic AirBnB to chill in between shows. I’m certainly not a fan of that family, but I had a blast watching Meghan Markle shake up the establishment while looking fab. Shows-wise, the highlight was having Steve Lamacq introduce us. Didn’t know he was gonna be there. What a love. Skinny Pelembe comes to Green Door Store on Weds 26 Sept.


REMO DRIVE

Wednesday 3rd October Komedia, Brighton

MARK LANEGAN & DUKE GARWOOD

Wednesday 3rd October The Old Market, Hove

HOLLIE COOK

Friday 5th October Concorde 2, Brighton

GODFATHERS

Thursday 11th October

The Hope & Ruin, Brighton

DAN OWEN

Sunday 14th October

The Hope & Ruin, Brighton

BALOJI

Monday 15th October The Haunt, Brighton

THE SNUTS

Monday 15th October

The Prince Albert, Brighton

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GET CAPE. WEAR CAPE. FLY Wednesday 17th October The Hope & Ruin, Brighton

CULTURE ABUSE Sunday 21st October

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BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE Wednesday 24th October Concorde 2, Brighton

NATTY

Thursday 8th November Concorde 2, Brighton

JUST JACK

Tuesday 13th November Patterns, Brighton

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Wednesday 14th November

The Green Door Store, Brighton

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Friday 16th November

The Green Door Store, Brighton

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THE PARLOTONES

South Africa’s biggest band ever come to the south coast BY JODIE RAWL YOUR LAST ALBUM ANTIQUES AND ARTEFACTS WAS RELEASED THREE YEARS ABOUT, WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UP TO SINCE THEN? We toured extensively in South Africa, as well as Europe promoting the album. During this time we also focused on other projects (Kahn was part of The Voice South Africa) as well as planning our next album that happened to coincide with our 20 year anniversary as a band. We had a lot of time to focus on writing songs and collaborating as a collective on the album which was refreshing for us as a band to do. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT RETURNING TO THE UK? We are very excited to be coming back to the UK, we have had many successful tours there over the years, but we also have a deep love for British music; from the Beatles to Radiohead, Muse and Blur and everything in between which is great as we feel our music resonates with music lovers across the UK. We also look forward to the midnight cheesy gravy chips and doner kebab shops too ;). HOW DOES PERFORMING IN EUROPE COMPARE TO PLAYING AROUND THE WORLD? As I mention in one of our songs 'Suitcase for a Home' "the bars are all the same, only the accents change", but there's a special place in our hearts for Europe - we feel the people connect with us and our music, despite us being from another part of the world. YOU’VE BEEN INVOLVED IN A NUMBER OF GIGS FOR WORTHY CAUSES, SUCH AS EARTH HOUR AND LIVE EARTH. WHY DO YOU THINK IT’S IMPORTANT FOR MUSICIANS TO USE THEIR INFLUENCE TO GIVE POLITICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CAUSES MORE VISIBILITY? There’s a fine line to thread when it comes to musicians and politics, however when it comes to environmental and humanitarian causes, we feel they are worth lending a voice to as any other person passionate about would do. We have a small platform that enables us to speak on many others behalf and if we believe in it we will speak about it as anybody else would. 22

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SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH IS A RENOWNED NATURALIST AND A NATIONAL TREASURE IN THE UK. HIS DOCUMENTARY BLUE PLANET II EXPLORED THE ISSUE OF POLLUTION AND PLASTIC IN THE WORLDS OCEANS, WHICH SPARKED A NATIONAL MOVEMENT TO REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF PLASTIC WASTE. HAVE YOU WATCHED THE DOCUMENTARY AND WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON REDUCING THE AMOUNT OF PLASTIC IN THE OCEANS? I think when somebody like David Attenborough speaks then we all should listen. He has dedicated his life to sharing what many would never get to see in their lifetime and the Blue Planet II highlights exactly what we as human beings are capable of doing to the planet. We're all for less plastic and consciously try avoid it where possible - we would love to see the reduction of the amount of plastic globally apply - from manufacturer right down to consumer. ARE THERE ANY OTHER CAUSES OR EVENTS YOU FEEL PARTICULARLY PASSIONATE ABOUT THAT YOU’D LIKE TO GET INVOLVED WITH IN THE FUTURE? Well firstly, we would really love for Glastonbury to come to South Africa :) - but in all seriousness, as parents, we feel strongly for any cause that helps or protects children. HOW WOULD YOU SAY YOUR SOUND HAS EVOLVED OVER THE YEARS? We're still essentially a guitar-driven band with British influences. We've explored and introduced electronic and synth elements in recent times but the core 'Parlotones sound' is always there. FINALLY, WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM YOUR 20TH ANNIVERSARY EUROPEAN TOUR? The concert will be a bit of a journey so to speak. We'll be performing tracks off all the previous albums over the years, but also adding songs from the new album CHINA that we are really excited to share with everyone. The Parlotones are making a rare live appearance at Patterns in Brighton on Sat 17 Nov.


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k c o r f o l schoo Advice from musicians who survived student life

MARTIN DUKELOW, ELIZA AND THE BEAR WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING UNIVERSITY TAUGHT YOU? Probably shouldn’t admit this but university taught me how to play Call Of Duty 4. I got so ridiculously good at it because I didn’t go to a couple of particular classes. Not what the degree was designed for but still comes in handy. DID ANYTHING EMBARRASSING HAPPEN WHEN YOU WERE A STUDENT? So I was talking to this group of people on a night out. They were eating chips and one of them left some on a pillar by the roadside and walked off. I was so hungry so when they walked off I started eating them. Then just got blatantly caught by the girl that left them when she came back looking for something she left. Literally looked homeless. (c) Fraser Taylor

DO YOU HAVE ANY GOOD HACKS FOR LIVING IN A SHARED HOUSE? Bought my own little secret fridge. Does my head in when people eat my stuff. Especially my flake yoghurts.

DARWIN DEEZ WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING UNIVERSITY TAUGHT YOU? That I don't want to be a philosophy professor. DID ANYTHING EMBARRASSING THING HAPPEN WHEN YOU WERE A STUDENT? I became massively depressed for most of the year and one of my new friends got so frustrated with me that he smashed a 40 oz on the ground outside my dorm room. Beer went everywhere. Because I was shutting him out emotionally and suffering. DO YOU HAVE ANY GOOD HACKS FOR LIVING IN A SHARED HOUSE? Roommates are impossible. It's like a significant other without the sex and love. Accept that your relationship will fail eventually and be ready to leave when it's time. Do not waste your breath trying to change anything about them. Instead recognise who they are in reality and get real with yourself about how much longer you truly want to put up with it. Oh, and ask for what you want (even though they won't give it to you). DARWIN DEEZ PLAYS KOMEDIA ON TUES 2 OCT.

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MARA DANIELE, THE SHE STREET BAND

EMILY, SUPERORGANISM

WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING UNIVERSITY TAUGHT YOU? University was a wonderful experience for me, in that it taught me more about who I was and how I wanted to network and meet new people. I obviously learned so much within the classroom that I couldn’t have gotten anywhere else, but the most important thing was definitely growing into my own and learning how to socialise in a way that showcased my personality best while also helping me make the connections I needed for life after uni.

WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING UNIVERSITY TAUGHT YOU? I used my student loan to buy synthesisers and recording equipment (ha ha). Figure out how to turn your boring situation into a cool as situation.

DID ANYTHING EMBARRASSING THING HAPPEN WHEN YOU WERE A STUDENT? I cried during my final exam presentation because I was going to miss my university so much… That was pretty awkward. DO YOU HAVE ANY GOOD HACKS FOR LIVING IN A SHARED HOUSE? Always be respectful of people’s wishes. Not always, but usually when you are living in shared housing it is because your flatmates have moved away from home. It is important to be mindful of their comfort and take your wants and needs into consideration as well as theirs. Be very open and honest about what you want and expect out of your home in order to have a comfortable living situation - this really helps you to avoid running into issues later on down the line.

DID ANYTHING EMBARRASSING THING HAPPEN WHEN YOU WERE A STUDENT? Being a student is just inherently embarrassing a lot of the time. I think it’s probably the most awkward stage of your life. Not really qualified to do anything useful in society, but old enough to realise it. I used to be in classes where there’d always be some outspoken douche ranting about their extreme political views. So much cringe. Ah I’m cringing just thinking about it. DO YOU HAVE ANY GOOD HACKS FOR LIVING IN A SHARED HOUSE? We (the band) all live together in a flat in London. Gotta have a shower and cleaning rota. Overcrowd that flat to save money and then spend most of your time in the park down the street. SUPERORGANISM PLAY CONCORDE 2 ON SUN 28 OCT.

THE SHE STREET BAND PLAY THE HAUNT ON MON 3 OCT.

WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING UNIVERSITY TAUGHT YOU? How to use my time. My classes were insightful and useful, but not everything applied to me. I probably averaged about two to three days a week in classes, and I saw an opportunity use all my free time working on my personal writing and recording projects. I knew that I wanted to produce music, so I spent three years honing that skill, whether it was an assignment or not. DID ANYTHING EMBARRASSING THING HAPPEN WHEN YOU WERE A STUDENT? Someone pulled my trousers down on the bus. I believe that guy is a traffic cop now. DO YOU HAVE ANY GOOD HACKS FOR LIVING IN A SHARED HOUSE? Don’t let stray cats in; they'll shit on your sofa. Don’t be the messy one. Don’t be the one who pays all the bills, because somebody won’t be paying you back. Understand that it’s a temporary situation and try not to let other people’s annoying attributes get to you. NOVO AMOR PLAY THE HAUNT ON SAT 20 OCT.

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ALI, NOVO AMOR

TALI, ESTRONS WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING UNIVERSITY TAUGHT YOU? I actually left uni to concentrate on the band, so I guess I learnt that university isn’t always there at the right place and the right time. Sometimes it’s something you can go back to and sometimes it’s something you don’t need to follow your passions. DID ANYTHING EMBARRASSING THING HAPPEN WHEN YOU WERE A STUDENT? I cried in the bathroom once for getting a lower mark than I wanted on a paper and got found by the lecturer who’d marked me. I’m a sorry loser. DO YOU HAVE ANY GOOD HACKS FOR LIVING IN A SHARED HOUSE? If you find yourself living with ‘the note leaver’ then it’s time to look for another place. I used to live with a guy who would cry if we didn’t do the dishes immediately and everyday was the dreaded anticipation of what new note would be left above the sink. Get outta there. ESTRONS PLAY GREEN DOOR STORE ON TUES 16 NOV. THE ALBUM YOU SAY I’M TOO MUCH, I SAY YOU’RE NOT ENOUGH IS OUT ON FRI 5 OCT.

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CLUBBING FRI 14 SEPT

DISCO DEVIANT HIDEOUT BRIGHTON

For the penultimate Disco Deviant party in Brighton they’re bringing in a heavyweight. Over the last ten years, Andrew Weatherall has remained a long-term favourite for this crew. A key figure in dance culture, he was there at the beginning of UK clubbing, when dancefloors became more open-minded and loved-up. A founder member of the legendary Boys Own fanzine and purveyor of quality underground music, he’s a creative and inspired artist. He joins Pablo Contraband in the booth, along with and long overdue visit from Tim Keenoy.

SAT 8 SEPT

FRI 7 SEPT

SAT 29 SEPT

DESTROY ROCK & ROLL KOMEDIA

ACID RAVE PT. 3 PATTERNS

SHANTI CELESTE PATTERNS

A true noughties disco, Destroy Rock & Roll celebrates the last time when music was really, truly brilliant. DJs Simon Price (Spellbound/Stay Beautiful) and Jayney Blamblam (Total Blam Blam) revisit a lost world of dial-up internet, Napster, Day-Glo colours, Myspace Nokia 3310s and Jagerbombs.

Born in the 80s, acid house was a social movement and anti-culture revolution, institutionalized as a golden-era for music and free spirit. Now its influences are being celebrated with Patterns’ Acid Rave series. They welcome Felix Dickinson, part of the UK’s underground dance scene for the last three decades, to show Brighton what the fuss is about.

The seafront staple’s 2018 resident returns for her penultimate Peach Party. This time she’s inviting fellow London Josey Rebelle and Saoirse, with Brighton’s Faro rounding off a stellar line-up. Rebelle’s house, techno and breakbeat sounds both old and new, While Saoirse’s genre explorations have landed similar success on both sides of the Atlantic.

WONDERLAND SUMMER CLOSING Sat 8 Sept, The Arch: It’s been a beautiful summer, so Wonderland have had the brilliant idea to close it with one of their favourite guests - Melé

SILENT DISCO Fri 21 Sept, Komedia: “I’M ON CHANNEL 3! IT’S SOMETHING MY DAD LIKES!” “Check out two...” “WHAT?” “TWO! Oh wait, it’s finished now.” BERLIN Sat 28 Sept, Green Door Store: The German underground fires up the city, with funk, to house, to techno. Ze Germanz and their amazing guests are here…

PLANNER CARL COX Fri 7 Sept, Concorde 2: One of the most in-demand DJs on the planet, comes to Brighton to throw a no-nonsense, no-frills house and techno party SONIC SWITCH Sat 8 Sept, Green Door Store: The monthly Tru Thoughts party sees Rob Luis presenting a five-hour set of bass, hip hop, soul, reggae, dubstep, funk and beats. 26

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LITTLE FESTIVAL Fri 14 Sept, The Arch: The UK's favourite festival-influenced house music party comes to Brighton for the first time this year.


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A NIGHT OUT IN THE CITY

for every day of the week BY LOTTIE WOODROW

MONDAY:

When it comes to nighttime, Brighton truly never sleeps with tonnes of events, clubs and pubs open until the early hours, with Monday definitely being one of them. Fat Poppadaddys has been dominating Brighton’s student night-out scene for over 15 years, with one of the biggest night’s happening at The Haunt every Monday. If it’s a quality night out filled with classics from every genre, from rock to dance, hip-hop to indie, you are after, then head down towards the seafront for your first real night to remember. Let’s not forget you can grab five jager-bombs for £5 (before 12:30am), and loads more drinks deals. BN1 recommends: Put your name on their Facebook guest list and get there early! - it might look like a ghost town to begin with, but it soon becomes a queue mayhem and you’ll be struggling through the crowds!

TUESDAY: What may seem like a quiet school night, soon

becomes probably the biggest student night out. Tuesday is filled with every pub and club throwing every drinks deal they can at you, and there’s somewhere for everyone. From The Hobgoblin offering 99p tequila shots to King and Queen’s renowned (terrible yet hilarious to watch) karaoke, Tuesday definitely opens up the opportunity to do a barcrawl. For where to head after midnight, the typical go-to’s are either The Arch’s CU Next Tuesday, or Shoosh, offering various drinks deals and hip-hop and dance tunes. A big student hideout is DONUTS at Patterns, blasting out funk, soul, hip-hop and electronic beats which seems to really get everyone in the mood. Plus they hand out FREE donuts throughout the night, what’s not to love?

WEDNESDAY: If it’s a bigger club environment you are after,

then fear not Pryzm has you covered. EPIK Wednesdays are known for being the South Coast’s biggest mid-week booze up. Located on West Street, Pryzm is Brighton’s largest nightclub, spread throughout three massive rooms, plus an outside smoking area too. Although it may be known as the university sports social hideout, with each group dressing up in various fancy-dress outfits weekly, it’s still a fun night out for you and your friends! Having a birthday? No problem, Pryzm offers tonnes of start-out packages and VIP booths too! BN1 recommends: Head to Steinbeck & Shaw first for their five hour ‘happy hour’ with 50% off all drinks and cocktails from 5pm-10pm before hitting up the dance floor in Pryzm.

THURSDAY:

Feeling a bit worse for wear by Thursday? Tough luck, the party does not stop midweek — Thursday offers a new lease of light regarding nights-out. Once again

King and Queen’s is the first pitstop, offering £2 student deals on a whole range of drinks, and with those deals, it’s no wonder that their courtyard garden is a l w a y s rammed with students! If you can however handle another night out, then it’s Fat Poppadaddy’s time to rule the student flow again with Secret Discotheque at The Haunt. This time, the music is dedicated to cheesy favourites. Expect the Spice Girls, Madonna, Abba and Justin Bieber. Once again the drinks deals are the same, with those five Jagerbombs for £5 returning, so there’s no going back…

FRIDAY: Although Friday is typically a big night out for the 9

to 5 workers, there are still club night’s going on throughout the city offering student entry discounts and drinks deals… And you guessed it, Fat Poppadaddy’s dominates Friday night too, but this time with Friday, I’m in Love at Coalition. Room one combines indie, electro, funk, reggae, dance, pretty much anything and everything, and room 2 solely representing R&B, hip-hop and garage. Not your scene? Club Revenge’s POP TARTZ offers a celebration of all things pop, from Britney to Beyonce! BN1 recommends: Start pre-partying over at Bar Revenge from 9pm before bogeying the night away to your old-school guilty pleasures!

SATURDAY: By the time Saturday comes, it’s hard to have

the energy to go out, let alone find somewhere that’s not raked up the prices. Saturday seems to be when the flat parties happen throughout the hall’s buildings and varying campuses, but if that’s not the case one weekend, then a few of the bars still offer student rates and deals. Although The Hobgoblin isn’t offering their tequila or swap a lemon for a beer deals, they do still offer a wide range of student rates, and have a huge garden out the back to enjoy no matter the weather. Feeling a cocktail? Why not head next door to Shuffle Bar, with selected cocktails on offer throughout the night. On Saturday’s it’s harder to find deals, but it sure feels bliss once you find them!

SUNDAY:

If you’ve made it this far through the week, I congratulate you! Student life seems to be either about going hard or going consequently home early, either because you’re too tired or your friend is throwing up in the taxi next to you! Sundays always seem to be a bit more of a chill day for uni students, either from family visits or just total exhaustion. If you do make it out, then one of the few places open late is Revolution - although named Industry Night, it’s the best bet to get your dance fix, in two rooms with two different DJs! THE STUDENT EDITION

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PLAY: NEVER HAVE I EVER Okay this may be an obvious one, but nothing gets the wheels of conversation going for students quite like alcohol does. Drinking games have been bringing students together for decades and playing 'Never Have I ver' allows you to get to know everyone in the house to the same horribly revealing degree. The best thing to do is to play the game before you either go to the pub or out on a club night, you'll save money on drinks and find that by the time you're out the awkward silences have long gone. Of course, Ring of Fire and Beer Pong (or 'whatever-youhave-in-the-house pong, as it's more popularly known amongst students) are also excellent shouts in getting you prepared for a night out. Short on cash (or, god forbid, alcohol?), you can always take turns riding down the stairs on your duvet, or playing NERF gun wars.

WATCH: HAVE A FILM NIGHT Alcohol not your thing? Still feeling hungover from the night before? Avoid poisoning yourself altogether and have a film night with the rest of your housemates. This is a fun way to get to know each other's interests and allows everyone in the house to spend time doing something that they enjoy. Try theming your film nights based around different genres or directors and let each housemate pick a theme across the first few weeks of living together. This'll make social occasions a regular occurrence in your house, whilst also encourages you all to spend time with each other in the early stages of your time living together (even if it is spent ironically watching Adam Sandler films for hours at a time). And - you might just discover a new favourite film, or likewise bond over a shared hatred for another.

BREAKING THE ICE DURING FRESHERS WEEK BY WILL KAY

COOK: MAKE A MEAL FOR YOUR HOUSEMATES A great way of bonding with your new roommates is to involve them in things you like doing. If you don’t live solely off alcohol and instant noodles then I'm guessing at some point you will want to do some cooking (It helps to get this in early before the inevitable destruction of the kitchen). Cooking at university can be the perfect way to prompt your house into being sociable with each other even if nothing particularly exciting is happening that evening. You're bound to meet people from all sorts of backgrounds during your degree and cooking can be a way of exposing people to your culture as well as letting you get better acquainted with theirs. Not much of a chef? Go in on a takeaway, eating together is inherently social and will help you get to know people's interests and preferences. 28

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PLAN: HAVE A PARTY TOGETHER Parties are a great way of meeting new people at university, they allow you to meet each other's friendship groups and create an overall feeling of inclusivity amongst your housemates. It might seem like a nerve-wracking experience but by taking a few precautions it can help you become more comfortable around your housemates. One thing that's important is remembering to keep it (reasonably) small, nothing is worse than when you come downstairs at your own party and see over twenty people crammed into your tiny kitchen none of whom you've ever seen before (trust me). Keeping it all to your respective friends should be more than enough to have a suitably sized party without accidentally losing all of your deposit. Planning the party itself is also a good way to get past any awkwardness in your house (assuming you're all up for the idea); it requires hearing each other out while also taking people's worries and ideas into account.

YOU'VE MADE IT THIS FAR. YOU'VE GOT THE GRADES, YOU'VE SAID THE TEARY GOODBYES AND NOW YOU'RE FACED WITH THE DAUNTING TASK OF MAKING A WHOLE NEW GROUP OF FRIENDS, SOME OF WHICH YOU'LL END UP SPENDING THE NEXT YEAR LIVING WITH. MOVING IN WITH AN UNFAMILIAR GROUP OF PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS CARRY WITH IT A BIT OF TENSION, IT'S TYPICALLY A NERVOUS EXPERIENCE FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED REGARDLESS OF HOW CONFIDENT THEY MAY OR MAY NOT BE. WITH THAT IN MIND HERE ARE A FEW ACTIVITIES YOU CAN BREAK OUT DURING YOUR FIRST FEW WEEKS TOGETHER THAT ARE SURE TO CREATE A SOCIABLE ATMOSPHERE AND MAKE THE PROCESS OF MAKING NEW FRIENDS A LOT EASIER.

LISTEN: DO SOMETHING MUSICAL One way of getting past any awkwardness you might have with someone is by talking to them about their music taste. Brighton has one of the best scenes for up and coming music in the country, with gigs on most nights of the week you can be sure of finding something that you all enjoy as a house. Alternatively, listen to some music in your room with the door open, it's inviting and enables other people to hear what your interests are. Another good way of using music to get to know each other is through vinyl, listen to a whole album that you both like and talk about it to each other. The music will make it so there's no awkward silences, recommending albums or artists to one another is how countless numbers of friendships are made at university, particularly in a city as focused on the arts as Brighton is. Not into novel ways of listening to music? Download a streaming service!

EXPLORE: GO OUT AND DO SOMETHING A sure-fire way to create an unfriendly vibe is to spend all your time in your room with the door closed. Spending all your time purely in your house only allows you to get to know your roommates in one context, one of the best things you can do with a new group of people is to go out and do something new and interesting. It's important when you first arrive at university to become familiar with the city you're living in, doing this with your housemates is a convenient way for you all to get accustomed to life away from home while also getting know the place together. Brighton may be known for its vibrant nightlife but it's also full of exciting things to do in the day (especially while the weather remains this good), find a common interest between you all and explore your options. THE STUDENT EDITION

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Whether you're still in education, thinking of furthering it, or your children are the ones going through all the big educational motions, odds are you've been making the most of the summer holidays. However, the end of the holidays is near, and brings with it an overwhelming sense of dread as you realise you have to work out your morning routine, how to stay awake for a solid eight hours, and spend money sorting out new stationery, uniform and, er… bowls. Whatever your situation, BN1 has got you covered with some top tips for making this time of year as manageable as possible.

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Apparently, it costs on average around £200 each year getting your kids, and teens, ready to go back to school. Yikes.

Whether you’re returning to sixth form or college for your second year, or just beginning, there’s a lot of stuff coming your way. These two years will be totally different to any form of education you’ve had before. You’ll have less contact hours and aren’t legally obliged to go – though don’t let this be a slippery slope - and will probably be learning a whole load of new and interesting things, not just academically but life-wise too.

Here’s a few money saving tips to help you through this month: • Washing dark clothes with a little bit of vinegar – distilled white – can keep them looking newer for longer. It’s amazing what a little of DIY can do for your slightly aged possessions. • How about chatting with some of the other parents to do a clothes swap (as long as it’s just a matter of them growing out the clothes, no stains!) Give the smaller clothes to the younger kids and get some of the older siblings to pass on their redundant clothing. • While it may be tempting to splurge on stationery on Amazon (especially after finding little Timmy has lost ANOTHER pen), many schools supply stationery cheaply, and there are plenty of independent stationers in the city to get you covered. For the basic stuff, cover workbooks in wrapping paper and stickers - and invest in a good pencil case to prevent the loss of supplies. • Remember, half the stuff you might be thinking of buying, won’t end up getting used or is a bit useless e.g. Tipex and post it notes etc. so really don’t bother.

Read on for some guidance on how to power through these times: • Your health is so important through these two years, trust me, whether that’s physical or mental, you must look after yourself. Avoid too much boozing (technically it’s not legal but we all know you do it anyway) which can be detrimental to your body and mind. Find some natural energy boosters: something low in caffeine to avoid a crash, lots of water and iron enriched foods as well as a normal sleeping pattern. • Don’t let the pressure break you: tutors and general attitudes tend to be good at making you think that A levels/ BTEC’s are the be-all and end-all of yourself and your career, they’re not. It’s awesome if you can do it, but if you’re struggling and don’t manage, there are other routes!

A good idea to get prepared would also be to check the school’s website or newsletter in case any rules have been changed for the new year, or there's something going on that you didn’t know about. It's also a great place for additional advice relevant to you - use it to your advantage! Also, why not research some yummy recipes or ideas for lunch boxes? Pinterest has some great ideas that are both easy on the eyes and the pocket, and will prevent you from rushing like a maniac around Sainsbury’s the night before school restarts, or boring the kids relentlessly with the same soggy sarnies as last year.

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• As mentioned, make sure you show up. It’s easy to use and abuse your freedom, but it won’t benefit you in the long run, resulting in you feeling more isolated and behind on work. It’s also why you need to stick to number one, as it makes those early mornings a hell of a lot easier. • Get to know the UCAS system and writing your personal statement as soon as you can if you plan on going to university. It seems daunting, but if you get ahead of the game, you’ll ace it. If you don’t intend on going to uni, then try and get some work experience behind you in your free time. It’ll boost up your CV if nothing else.

running away from stress will only make it worse when it finally comes down to it. • It’s simple, but get a decent amount of cutlery, crockery and other utensils. Try somewhere like ASDA. You don’t usually end up realising what you need until your half way through cooking a meal and realise your tinned dinner requires a tin opener…

Amongst all, just try and enjoy it, make sure you like your subjects and try and change them soon if you don’t, because it’ll make you happier and produce better work if you are passionate about them. Set yourself up a good support system too, whether that’s a life coach/counsellor your institution may have, or your mother, they’ll both help you.

UNIVERSITY University will undoubtedly be the best time of your life! This is a statement not to live too closely by, not because it might be crappy, but because it will get you down if your experience isn’t living up to the hype you see and hear everywhere. This is a time that isn’t completely about education – let’s be honest here – as there is tonnes of other stuff happening at once like leaving home, meeting new friends, living without parents/guardians and so on. Some tips you may want to follow through your beginning, or going back to uni are: • Don’t avoid work. Amongst all the chaos of drinking, partying or just immersing yourself in a new social setting, it’s easy to postpone work. Especially if this year back is proving more difficult than the last, it can be easy to leave all your coursework ‘til the last minute, however,

• Never lose sight of who you are or who your friends are. In the midst of trying to fit in, people can turn dickish because they think it’s what’s cool or whatever. Reality is that people like someone who is authentic and if you’re trying to act a certain way then they aren’t right for you. Also, don’t let new friends, boyfriends or girlfriends make you fob off the friends who really care about you. • Always carry a notepad and pen to lectures and seminars. Yes, it’s a digital world, but a pen and paper can never fail you, computer documents can end up being hard to keep track of and aren’t as versatile. Whatever your situation this September, try not to stress! Things are never as bad as you think they’re going to be. Just be mindful of everyone around you who wants as pleasant an experience as much as you do, and, most of all, look after yourself.

CHECKLIST BN1 MAGAZINE'S LITTLE LIST OF THINGS TO MAKE YOUR TRIP BACK TO SCHOOL, COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY JUST THAT BIT EASIER.

o Stationery (of course) – pens, notepads, highlighters and

o A calendar – this will come in handy for term times, exams

o Books – you’re guaranteed to need some text books, or

o Water bottle – a non-plastic water bottle will sort you out

o Sturdy luggage – whether this is your backpack for all

o Good shoes – wherever your going, there’ll be a fair

o Tupperware – for your lunches on the go

o Emergency snacks – if you get super hungry towards the

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o NUS Card – for university students: grab those discounts whilst you can

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In turmoil over Trump? Befuddled by Brexit? Fearful about Friends? The ‘End of the Pier’ show meets biting 21st century satire in Brighton’s best quickfire comedy sketch spectacular. Now that autumn is upon us, the silly season looks like it's getting an extension. The Treason Show is back with its trademark topical take-downs of all things in the news locally, nationally and internationally. Written by a team of over 30, this record-breaking Brighton institution offers a trademark mix of bang up to date topical satire and hilarious local parody songs.

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JAMALI MADDIX: VAPE LORD KOMEDIA

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What things in life do we all despise, detest or disregard? Well highlyacclaimed comedian Jamali Maddix will be shining a light on these inconveniences and dishing out his brutally honest opinion in return. His unflinching material on society and moral confrontation will leave you in stitches, and provide you with some much-needed home truths.

Having been compared to the legend that’s Billy Connolly, and regarded to be the best of his generation, Scott Gibson is back with an eagerly anticipated third solo tour. Admired for his story-telling and a whimsical sense of humour, Scott Gibson will take you through the adventures of his precarious youth and the amusing choices he made along the way.

The Powerpoint King, Dave Gorman, is here to show us all that visual aids are the future of comedy. Having made a name for himself as the man behind Dave TV’s hit show Modern Life Is Goodish as well as Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure, he’s back with a brandnew live show which involves his signature authoritative appearance.

BARNSTORMERS COMEDY CLUB Fri 15 Sept, Ropetackle Arts Centre: Three top comics from the comedy circuit will be on show for a laugh-outloud Sat night.

LIVE AT BRIGHTON DOME Sat 15 Sept, Brighton Dome: Rob Delaney, John Robins, Mae Martin, John Kearns and Fern Brady take the stage at the iconic Dome Concert Hall. JOAQUIN & GILLIAN Sun 23 Sept, Brighton Open Air Theatre: Andrew Armfield and Fiona McGarvery give a musical improv masterclass; expect catchy folk songs like no other.

PLANNER THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN: LIVE AGAIN! Tues 11 – Weds 12 Sept, Brighton Centre The BAFTA-winning dark, mysterious fictional village of Royston Vasey comes to the Brighton stage. THE NOISE NEXT DOOR’S COMEDY LOCK-IN! Weds 12 Sept, Komedia: The smash hit comedy gang return to Brighton for another night of amusement from an amiable stable of stand-up stars. 36

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HANCOCK AND CO. Sat 15 Sept, Brighton Open Air Theatre: The man with many voices, James Hurn, performs an episode from Hancock’s Half Hour, along with two created by himself.


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Live at Brighton Dome Stand up comedy featuring Rob Delaney, John Kearns, Fern Brady, John Robins and compère Mae Martin

Sun 23 Sep

Austentatious The Improvised Jane Austen Novel

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Jazz Jamaica All Stars

The Trojan Story Wed 10 Oct

Michael Clark Company Fri 19 Oct

TROPE: Spoken Word Night Tue 6 Nov

Hofesh Shechter Company Sat 17 Nov

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ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO RETURNING TO BRIGHTON? I LOVE BRIGHTON. I had the best jacket potato of my LIFE in Brighton. I still think about it. WHAT KIND OF DIALOGUE WOULD YOU LIKE WITH YOUR BRIGHTON AUDIENCE; IS THERE ANYTHING YOU’RE HOPING THEY DON’T ASK? Nothing is off limits. I want them to put all sorts of questions in my bucket (I don't know why that sounds like a euphemism). The only questions I find difficult are ones related to niche British politics and referencing people I don't know. WHAT’S THE FUNNIEST EXPERIMENTAL GIG YOU’VE EVER DONE? I did one where a girl from the audience came on stage and we reenacted my recent break up, with her playing my ex. At the end of it I felt like we'd really shared something. Not sure how she felt. YOU’VE BEEN LIVING IN THE UK FOR SEVEN YEARS NOW – DO BRITS HAVE BETTER HUMOUR THAN CANADIANS? HOW? How? It's just different! Audiences are more vocal. And self deprecation reigns supreme. I love it. Canadian humour is pretty close to British, though. Closer than American for sure. HOW DO YOUR LIFE EXPERIENCES INFLUENCE YOUR COMEDY? Most of my comedy is really personal and quite uncomfortably exposing, so I'd say yes, massively. YOUR BBC RADIO 4 SERIES, ‘MAE MARTIN’S GUIDE TO 21ST CENTURY SEXUALITY’, EXPLORES THE MILLENNIAL GENERATION’S SEXUAL REVOLUTION AND ITS DEVELOPING ATTITUDES IN RELATION TO GENDER. WHAT MAKES THESE ISSUES SUCH A RICH SOURCE OF COMEDY? Everything is shifting and changing all the time so it's an interesting thing to track and explore. Also it's so universal we ALL have a sexuality and an identity, and nothing could be more human. DO YOU THINK COMEDY SHOULD PLAY A ROLE IN POLITICS? Comedy has a rich history of social commentary and subversion, so it absolutely must play a role in reflecting the world back at us and bridging divisions and misunderstandings. I wish I was better at political comedy but I leave it to people who specialise in it. YOU STARTED PERFORMING WHEN YOU WERE 13. HOW DID THOSE EARLY EXPERIENCES SHAPE THE COMIC YOU ARE TODAY? I had a tumultuous adolescence in and around comedy clubs and those experiences absolutely inform who I am today. One positive thing is that I was able to experiment with different comedy styles and genres and attitudes before the era of youtube, and get it all out of my system relatively early so that in my twenties I knew who I was on stage more clearly. 38

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IF YOU DIDN’T DO STAND-UP, WHAT ELSE DO YOU THINK YOU’D BE DOING? I have no other qualifications and never went to school so I'd probably be pretty screwed. But probably music! Or I'd like to be Bette Midler's personal assistant. DO YOU HAVE ANY MORE EXCITING PROJECTS LINED UP FOR THE FUTURE? I have a Netflix stand up special coming out in January 2019, and exciting stuff to announce in the coming months, too! Mae is performing at The Old Market on Weds 17 Oct.


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Climb every mountain, Walford every stream BY WILL KAY

For many contemporary actors, theatre is their home - it’s where many start their careers; a place where they feel most comfortable. Actor and writer Lisa Hammond is known for her work ethic: over the past five years she’s written, directed and starred in all corners of the media, most notably playing the role of stall owner Donna Yates in EastEnders, a role which recently came to an end when Lisa wanted to pursue other projects. “WE WENT DOWN THE ROUTE OF MAKING THE SHOW ENTIRELY THROUGH THE PUBLIC EYE.”

“It was a big change, being in Eastenders. I missed the theatre a lot - when you’re in a soap you can’t really pursue other projects.” Lisa comes across as always needing to create, she clearly has a passion for her craft, particularly when it involves long-time collaborator Rachel Spence. “We wanted to move on to our stuff so it was kind of the right time to leave that behind and explore us becoming a more serious creative partnership work-wise." Rachel Spence’s background in debating helped inspire the duo’s creative process behind their acclaimed production No Idea, which started with nothing but interviews with the general public as a springboard to produce artistic material. The same methods apply to their new production Still No Idea, with both writers flexing their improv-comedy muscles in what Lisa described as being made entirely through the public eye. It’s a unique production, one that takes the lesser-known process of improvisational comedy and brings it into mainstream theatre with a satirical edge. "It’s kind of personal to the three of us, that kind of process..." Lisa talks about the refined method of creating that her and Rachel use, along with their colleague Lee Simpson, who guides the overall process and uses his years of improv experience to streamline the quickfire nature of the production. “Each theatre company has their own methods of production but me, Lee and Rachel... That’s how we do it.”

“WE FIND IT INTERESTING TO SHINE A LIGHT ON OUR OWN LIVES...” The work that Rachel, Lee and Lisa do together is often a reflection of their own experiences; she talks about how other theatre companies that she has worked with tell you to leave your problems at the door, whereas with Improbable (Lee Simpson’s theatre company), and with the No Idea series in particular, it’s very much the opposite. “It’s part of the work for us, a lot of what me and Rachel and Lee end up doing is deeply autobiographical.” Lisa says that using this biographical approach makes sure that people can relate to the production, saying that if you’ve felt a certain way, chances are someone else has experienced that same feeling. “It connects humans, I guess. Well that’s the hope anyway... We find it interesting to shine a light on our own lives.” Lisa and Rachel have also collaborated on a short series for Channel 4’s Comedy Blaps production: the result, a show about fraud, theft and sexual mishaps called Lowdown, worked in a similar way to No Idea, but with the added pressure of television. “It was a steep learning curve...” One that Lisa describes as a quickfire, manic atmosphere. In comparing her love of theatre to her established television presence Lisa says that they’re too intrinsically different to compare, but she talks about the theatre with a much more impassioned outlook. “In that moment when you’re on stage there’s nothing the directors the choreographers or whoever your team is can do because you’re the one doing it.” I find Lisa’s return to theatre unsurprising after the end of our conversation, where she states: “Gun to my head, if I had to choose between T.V. and theatre, I would choose theatre.” It's an appropriate ending to our chat, and one that perfectly summarises Lisa’s artistic leanings and relentless creative process, which I've no doubt will translate when she takes the Dome stage later this month. Still No Idea comes to Brighton Dome on Fri 28 - Sat 29 Sept. THE STUDENT EDITION

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A stage adaptation of the highly regarded 80s classic. Soundtrack hits such as Do You Love Me?, She's Like The Wind and Time Of My Life are all featured, with every alluring dance, every moment of 80s nostalgia and every second of excitement captured in its enthralling story. The show marks the renewal of an appreciation for a classic love story and depicts the adventure of a young girl, Baby, and her unexpected dance teacher, Johnny, who meet at a popular holiday destination.

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This performance represents the difficult and challenging aspects of a boy’s gender transition; the path to discover a body that feels more ordinary and natural to him isn’t as simple as it should be. Choreographer Andrea Walker directs a cast of seven dancers in what boils up to be a fast paced and emotionally touching story.

This innovative performance tour showcases queer work from both established and local LGBTQIA artists. Produced by The Marlborough, many of the tour’s venues haven’t programmed Queer-led work before. Expect punchy performances, memories of childhood, reclaiming faith with the help of pop music and melancholia.

A one-woman show portraying the dramatic change that occurred from something as small and harmless as a dream. Written/directed by Sam Chittenden, it is based on Franz Kafka's classic tale Metamorphosis, which explores the shifting dynamics of a family household and the character's transformation from a meagre child to a respected woman.

THE HABIT OF ART, Tues 11 – Sat 15 Sept, Theatre Royal: A play about a meeting between poet WH Auden and composer Benjamin Britten. This inspiring story looks at the ups and downs and emotional cost of creativity. FAGIN? Sat 22 Sept, Brighton Open Air Theatre: Join Fagin in prison before he meets his end. As madness channels through he must overcome his troubled past.

AUSTENTATIOUS: AN IMPROVISED NOVEL Sun 23 Sept, Brighton Dome: An unpredictable group of improv performers dedicate themselves to adapt the work of the great Jane Austen. AT LAST: THE ETTA JAMES STORY Sat 30 Sept, Theatre Royal Brighton: Starring Vika Bull and the phenomenal Essential R&B Band, this performance looks into Etta James’ turbulent and troublesome life.

PLANNER TOO MANY COOKS Fri 7 – Sat 8 Sept, Brighton Open Air Theatre: A show for all the family, Too Many Cooks offers a new rendition of a food-inspired TV show. A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Weds 12 Sept, Brighton Open Air Theatre: Oscar Wilde’s comic melodrama depicts a social scandal where dramatic comedy is at the forefront. 40

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AUSTENTATIOUS Making nonsense of sensibility BY LOTTIE WOODROW Imagine having to act out an entirely improvised comedy play, constructed from a title from the audience, whilst in the style of a Jane Austen novel. Sounds tricky, right? Actress, singer, director and experienced improvisor, and co-founder of Austentatious, Amy Cooke-Hodgson career is based on performing ‘lost’ Jane Austen novels, made up by the audience.

show you’re going to be playing but you rehearse the skills that are needed in order to make a good show.” Through scene work, game playing, practicing similar opening scenes, together it sounds as though it pieces together simply, as she explains, “we just practice skills to one another and then the show on the night is whatever throws itself to us”, she jokes.

After growing up deeply invested in acting and musical theatre, it came as no surprise that whilst living in Oxford, Amy joined the Oxford Imps, an improvisational comedy troupe. “It’s like a short form show, and it was really the basis for me exploring what is called long-form improve which is what Austentatious is.” From touring together, she was able to really train herself to do long-form improv as a profession.

“It’s a very personal, tailored experience training to be an improviser because there’s no one way of doing it. It’s not like going to a certain university and to come out with the required given skills.” Workshops after classes, from different teachers and coaches, Amy explains it all pieces together naturally, as “there’s so much you have to do in order to develop as an all rounder improviser as it’s very much a personally driven journey.” After all on the night of an Austentatious performance, the cast really do not know anything, quite literally.

Upon moving to London, Austentatious was curated by Rachel Parris and herself, whilst working, performing and directing with a musical theatre company and Showstoppers, an improvised musical. At the age of 30, Amy decided to head to drama school, to follow her children dream, after she “fell down the typical go to university, get a degree and a job route. At 30, I had a sort of quarter life crisis I guess,” she exclaims laughingly, all alongside Austentatious was developing and beginning to grow. Deciding to start up your own company is daunting no matter the industry, let alone improvisation and acting. Being an English Literature graduate myself, I was intrigued to find out why they chose Jane Austen as the pretence of their company, “We both purely loved Jane Austen and period drama, and thought we could marry the two together with an improv setting.” Joined by Joseph Morpurgo, Andrew Murray, Graham Dickson and Cariad Lloyd, the period dramatics came to play. For those new to improvisation like myself, it takes a while to get your head around how one can perform on the spot, knowing quite literally nothing. “It’s like asking how does a football team rehearse for a match. You don’t play the exact 42

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“Obviously we know the title, and that a typical Jane Austen novel has a protagonist romance, whether it’s good or bad, and we try to honour the themes within Jane Austen’s stories but apart from that we have no clue how it will turn out.” I ask if the titles are a set-back at all, with Amy replying “they are an absolute gift and they are such an inspiration that everything is sort of drawn from that.” From titles such as 00 Darcy, to the Ladyboy’s of Hampshire, it’s hard to know what to expect on the night but that seems to be the true beauty of it all, and it adds a dynamic humour unseen anywhere else. Closing the interview, I ask “In the words of Jane, how would you sum up a typical performance?” With the reply being, “it’s highly unpredictable and hilarious, which I think is how Jane would describe parties, balls and her time period, as you can never predict who will turn up and we never know what characters we are going to play before the show begins, allowing us to find a joy and delight with each others performances on stage.” Amy Cooke-Hodgson is touring with Austentatious this Autumn. They are at Brighton Dome Concert Hall on Sun 23 Sept.


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or the last ten years Scottee has been a prominent figure on the queer performance scene. After a decade of creating controversial and contentious art, he has been listed as one of Britain’s most influential LGBTQI+ people. Touching on topics from working-class masculinity to state power, Scottee is not one to shy away from asking the questions that need to be asked. Outsiderness is a subject that inspires his art and one that he explores deeply. In doing this, he aims to give agency to those outside of the social norm. His new show, Fat Blokes, explores in depth the body-shaming culture that is so ingrained in our society. It takes the form of a contemporary dance, but more than that, it’s a rebellion that sends a strong message out about challenging societal prejudices and embracing one’s individuality. It is made in collaboration with Lea Anderson MBE and five plus-sized male performers, including Scottee. Coming to Brighton, Fat Blokes, will be on at the ACCA later this year. The idea for the show, Scottee tells me, was inspired by the negative public attitude towards plus-sized people. He explains: “whenever I spoke about it in the public domain, there was always this anger at fatness… so I said ‘what if I deliver a show that does what they wanted, which was to exercise, but also delivered some of the stuff that I wanted to talk about too’”. In a world where our bodies are the subject of so much attention, Scottee wants to address the way society perceives body size. He poses the question, “What if I don't want to be saved?.. what happens if, as a fat person, I’m happy and thriving?” The show looks behind the singular identity projected onto plus-size people in an attempt to show people are more complex than the simplistic, one-dimensionality that is assigned to them. Each of the five men involved in the show are from different socio-economic backgrounds and are each at different stages of acceptance with their bodies. In this way, they lend a different dynamic in order to open up the conversation surrounding weight. Scottee explains: “it’s this ignorance of class, race, sexuality and gender in this body positive world that I guess that I’m hoping to tackle with Fat Blokes…[because it] is about looking at where our identities intersect”. By acknowledging under-represented parts of society, the show demonstrates that this bodyconscious culture is just another way of maintaining social divisions but also that everyone has a different relationship with their bodies. Fat Blokes complicates the subject matter and intends to be hard to digest. It is this trait which has earned Scottee the name of being a contentious and undefinable artist. Like much of his previous work, in this show he presents the real, messy version of life. It is, however, his first time collaborating with a choreographer. As a teenager he was part of a LGBTQ youth theatre group and it was through this he met Lea Anderson. Anderson’s suggestive and subtle artistic form is the opposite to Scottee’s challenging and direct statements which has made their collaboration interesting. “Often in her work she avoids saying what she wants to say, but [in] my work I’m so direct about what I want to say and I’m not afraid of saying it”, says Scottee. The audience can certainly expect directness from this show.

Throughout Scottee’s work, in his dealings with politics, masculinity and class he explores the narrative surrounding failure and living up to external expectations. In his opinion, “we’ve got to have a better relationship with failure”, but in a world of predefined and unattainable ideals- in particular when it comes to body image- this seems hard to negotiate. “a lot of the narratives around body positivity is that somehow you reach this place of body positiveness and then you remain there. You light a scented candle and have a bath bomb and the rest of your life is sorted.” It is this idyllic version of perfection which Scottee protests against, instead, Fat Blokes suggests that we should accept imperfections. “When I’m talking about failure, I guess what I’m talking about is…mediocrity, what it is just to be in ‘the middle of the road’, what it is just to be human, to have the ups and the downs”.

“What if I don't want to be saved? what happens if, as a fat person, i'm happy and thriving?” As we speak, it’s apparent Scottee feels society does not allow people to be content with how they are. Evidence of this can be seen by the use of Instagram influencers, who are paid to sell the promise of perfection. In Scottee’s opinion, people are consistently sold unattainable ideals as achievable by capitalist companies who sell promises of everlasting happiness at the cost of a hefty price tag and a nicely gift-wrapped box. This brings to mind the heavy backlash in response to Protein World’s ad-campaign last year. ‘Perfect’ bikini bodies were used to advertise their product which was met by angry protests that claimed Protein World were feeding off the body-shaming culture in order to make profit. Over 44, 000 people signed a petition to have the posters taken down. Our bodies are not commodities: it is this protest which Fat Blokes speaks up about. After ten years of noisy activism, Scottee has signed a ten year collaboration with fellow artist Selina Thompson, in which they will be looking at ways the social care system can be remodelled. As well as this, Scottee will be bringing his beauty pageant and talent show, Hamburger Queen, back later this year as he continues to cause a stir in the performance-art world. Fat Blokes comes to ACCA on Weds 14 Nov.

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THE GOOD PLACE FRI 28 SEPT NETFLIX - SEASON 3

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Black comedy and adult animation BoJack Horseman follows the life of anthropomorphic horse BoJack, a depressed alcoholic and washed-up star of hit TV show Horsin’ Around. The show has been hailed for its complex characterisation and illustration of mental health that is playfully contrasted by its animation and sharp humour. Catch season 5 of this hit comedy this month.

Creator, writer and producer Michael Schur, whose oeuvre includes Parks and Rec and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, returns with the show’s third season. The “deadcom” follows Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) and her journey through a heaven-like afterlife – only to find she’s there by mistake. Season 1’s finale plot twist reveals that things might not in fact be as straight-forward as Eleanor believes.

Former police reporter David Simon of The Wire spellbinds once more with his sincere and distinctively unglamorous portrayal of the beginnings of modern pornography in 1970s New York. Akin to Ewan McGregor in Netflix’s Fargo, James Franco returns to the show playing two antithetic twin brothers - whilst also earning credit as Executive Producer of the show. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Lawrence Gilliard Jr star.

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Shane Black, behind the Lethal Weapon and Iron Man 3 films, kicks off the scifi action horror with a young boy who unknowingly triggers the return of the Predators to Earth. Now with the ability to borrow the DNA of those they have conquered, the 2018 Predator can genetically upgrade itself. Black toys with fans by suspending the balance between Predators old and new.

The writer behind Crazy, Stupid, Love and award-winning series This Is Us, Dan Fogelman presents an equally heartfelt exploration of love. The film touchingly considers how the love of one relationship can in fact traverse through time and space in Fogelman’s beautiful examination of the human condition. The film’s star-studded cast will not disappoint - delicately illustrating the film’s allure.

Based on the novel of the same name by Darcey Bell, the mystery thriller centres upon three main characters, small-town blogger Stephanie Ward (Anna Kendrick), Stephanie’s best friend Emily Nelson (Blake Lively), and Emily’s husband Sean Nelson (Henry Golding). A Simple Favour is not only a showcase for these three actor’s talents but will have you ceaselessly appeased and frustrated.

SIERRA BURGESS IS A LOSER FRI 7 SEPT NETFLIX Barb from Stranger Things, AKA Shannon Purser, fronts Netflix’s new teen comedy a modern retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac. Ian Samuel updates Rostand’s 1897 classic and situates it firmly within the age of the millennial – transforming hero Cyrano into heroine Sierra, recasting a text of the highs and lows of society into a tale of unlikely sisterhood, and finally restyling Cyrano’s central theme of body-image within the digital world of catfishing.

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1BTN RADIO Sending out a signal to cure isolation BY STUART ROLT “Music is like an extended family,” Mickey tells me, as we’re saying goodbyes. “A large part of our being is to bring people together.” It’s says a lot about the philosophy of 1BTN, the local radio station with a growing global reach. Operating out of a basement on Brighton’s Western Road, it sprang to life when Mickey was working on another station. He was looking at how to obtain an FM license for them, at which point the owners had a change of heart. Rather than let his hard work go to waste, he instead opted to go it alone. “I thought it was too good an opportunity to miss,” he tells me. “The station I was playing on wasn’t necessarily representing most of the music I love anyway. My record collection is massively varied.” Finding premises near Brunswick Square, he set about creating an alternative to anodyne mainstream broadcasting. After converting what was essentially a partially flooded basement into a proper studio, Chris came to see the progress – initially just wanting to rent some studio space; he then decided he wanted to be involved in the venture. All the pair need then was some content. “We wanted to get people who were into similar sorts of music as we were,” says Chris. "The music has just got to be good quality ‘underground.’ We’re introducing all kinds of people to artists that are fairly unheard.” Next to the main studio room they’ve built, there’s a small space housing a collection of audio equipment, described by Mickey as “Chris’ analogue porn dungeon”. Beyond is a studio for rental and a third space to pre-record shows. They’ve also got another room, which can double as a live lounge for small band sessions. Launched in 2015, 1BTN started broadcasting on the Internet, around 12 months later came a slot on DAB radio, with the coveted FM license arriving last year. It presents over 100 shows, featuring tastemakers like Tru Thoughts, Fat Cat Records, Nancy Noise, BBE Records, Patterns radio show, Balearic Mike & Ben Monk, Mr Bongo, Queenie & Wildblood and Andy Mac. “Everyone involved in the station is really into what they do,” says Mickey. “They’re collectors, record dealers, producers, lovers.” Chris has owned several record shops in Brighton and now Hastings, as well as making his own music and has played in many parts of the world. “Music, since I was very young, has 48

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kind of been my whole life,” he tells me. Mickey has been smartly obsessed, buying records and DJing since an early age. Putting this collective passion into the station, they’ve attracted untold well-known artists into their studios, more recently artists like Carleen Anderson, Norman Jay and Gilles Peterson, who’ve been drawn by the open-minded music policy. Even iconic UK house innovator Andrew Weatherall is swinging by soon for an extended show. The pair and their DJs have been organically building a listenership in places as remote as New Zealand, Russia and America. Despite this growing international audience, 1BTN hasn’t lost the connection to the community around them. Amongst their ambitious plans are a second radio service and a record label as well as continuing the good work with local community groups and charities. “We do quite a lot of work with them already, but we want to increase that going forward,” says Mickey. Since the station’s beginnings they’ve worked closely with groups like Kiss My Disco and Audio Active, offering broadcasting experience and the confidence boost, which come with that. “We’ve got loads of great success stories,” says Chris. “So, that’s why it needs expanding - because we have got a good track record.” By running workshops and giving these groups access to their facilities, the station can make a social impact. “With the YMCA, they couldn’t even get some kids out of their rooms,” says Mickey. “But, when it comes to playing on the radio they’re up and at it. We are already doing accredited courses, which helps give a foot up into doing something in radio or music.” There’s arguably no-one doing anything like this on the south coast. This is a station where you can hear DJs talking about and playing the music they love. Rarely something you find on more mainstream radio. You can’t replace personality with playlists. True music fans want engagement and the chance to discover something amazing. There’s still plenty of hard work ahead for 1BTN, including getting more funding and expanding the station, but for Mickey and Chris it’s a task they’re almost compelled to do. “The love can be tested sometimes,” say Mickey. “But, there’s never been a doubt in our minds that we’ll succeed.” 1BTN broadcasts in the Brighton area on DAB radio and 101.4FM, or you can listen online at: 1btn.fm


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WANDER THROUGH TIME IN BRIGHTON’S MUSEUMS: Every

nature fan’s dream, the Booth Museum of Natural History presents a vast collection of Victorian bird taxidermy exhibited in a series of stunning dioramas (one of the first museums to pioneer ‘natural’ displays of this kind). Conversely, the Brighton Museum holds engaging historical, decorative art, film & media and archaeological exhibitions.

MARVEL AT THE CITY'S CREATIVITY IN ART GALLERIES AND SPACES: If there’s one thing that epitomises what it means to

be ‘creative’ in Brighton, it’s the city’s countless independent art galleries and spaces. Stand in awe at contemporary pieces by some of Brighton’s best artists – both established and up-and-coming, at Dynamite, Fabrica, ONCA and Brighton University Art galleries, among many more.

... AND ON THE STREETS: Brighton has no end to the number

of street art pieces adorning its buildings. Wander around the North Laine and London Road for some of the best pieces by the likes of Minty, Casette Lord and many, many more.

INDULGE IN THE BUZZ OF BRIGHTON’S VIBRANT BAR SCENE: With a number of bars dotted over the city, Brighton

promises something for all tastes. For a night spent drinking sublime cocktails amid no-fuss seclusion, track down Twisted Lemon or Plotting Parlour. For great drinks served alongside a vintage backdrop, try Mesmerist or Valentino’s. Or, for pared-down drinks with Brighton’s cool crowd and brilliant background beats, head along to Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar or Dead Wax Social. Whichever you choose, you’re guaranteed a good time.

DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY IN THE CITY’S VIBRANT NIGHTLIFE HAUNTS: Formerly known as Audio, Patterns nightclub had a

colossal refit earlier this year, and has emerged bigger and better than ever – offering some of the best and most diverse club nights across the city. Deep in the Lanes, you can find enough live jazz, funk, latin and disco to get the entire room on their feet at the area’s best club: Casablanca’s. Or head to Pool Valley’s The Haunt for every Brightonian’s favourite Eighties’ night.

DELIGHT YOURSELF WITH SOME OF THE UK’S BEST GASTRONOMY: Rivalling London for some of the most

imaginative culinary concoctions in the country, Brighton is a gourmet paradise for even the fussiest of foodies. Michael Bremner's 64 Degrees and Murmur are arguably the best on the scene, however other favourites such as Artist Residence’s The Set, Indian Summer and green, anti-waste titans, Silo, are well worth a visit.

GET LOST IN THE LABYRINTHINE LANES: Winding from Ship

Street in the west to Market Street in the east, Brighton’s Lanes offer a maze of twisting alleys, curving backstreets and hidden passages lined with quaint antique and jewellery shops, designer boutiques and contemporary fashion stores – ideal for losing an afternoon in. Search for the famous Choccywoccydoodah and gaze at some of their amazing chocolate creations – all the while being serenaded by the pleasant melodies of Brighton’s buskers.

EXPLORE BRIGHTON’S BOHEMIAN SIDE IN THE NORTH LAINE: Popular with both locals and tourists alike, Brighton’s

bohemian and cultural quarter is awash with street art, cafés, bars and entertainment venues – and that’s before we even start on its shopping status. Known for its vintage and handmade retailers, the North Laine is bursting with unique gems, though these are by no means limited to clothing; find forgotten literary, musical and cultural treasures of yesteryear in each of its kooky boutiques.

FIND YOUR NEW FAVOURITE BREW IN A TYPICAL BRIGHTON PUB: With a plethora of local breweries across Sussex, it’s

no wonder that most of them make their way to Brighton’s pubs – meaning you’ll always find a better pint than a Foster’s. Brighton’s renowned friendliness, unbeatable pub grub and the great British pint can all be found in our BN1 Magazine favourites, including Martha Gunn, Hare and Hounds, Fiddler's Elbow and The Temple Bar. 50

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FUEL YOUR MORNING WITH BRIGHTON’S BEST CAFES: Hand-

in-hand with Brighton’s laneway culture is an impressive assortment of independent cafes to suit Brighton’s off-thewall philosophies. Whether you sit amongst eccentric film paraphernalia and mismatched furnishings at Marwood’s, relax in the tiny Coffee@33, or try the luxury self-roasts at Small Batch, one thing’s for sure – you’re guaranteed a damn good coffee.

CATCH A MOVIE IN A CENTURY-OLD CINEMA: Love film?

Why not visit the oldest, continuously used cinema in the UK at the Duke of York’s Picturehouse, situated on Preston Road? Along with its sister cinema, Dukes @ Komedia, the cinema plays a variety of films, mixing cinematic classics with only the best of recent releases – recognisable thanks to its iconic Moulin Rouge-esque legs poking from its rafters.

SOAK UP SOME RAYS ON THE BEACH: With eight miles of

unbroken shingle beach lining the coast of Brighton & Hove, there’s a whole plethora of things to do on one of the country’s most celebrated seafronts. The Kings Road Arches also offer plenty of respite from the occasional rain too, with the penny arcades, restaurants and bars open all year.

UNLEASH YOUR ADVENTUROUS SIDE WITH BRIGHTON’S WATERSPORTS: With all that sea comes plenty of water-

based activities, so why stop at swimming? Take the plunge and head down to Brighton Watersports or Lagoon Watersports for plenty of activities set to get your heart racing and adrenaline pumping.


JOURNEY THE COAST ON THE WORLD’S FIRST PUBLIC ELECTRIC RAILWAY: Opened on 4 Aug 1883 by Magnus

Volk, the Volk’s Electric Railway (VER) is the oldest operating electric railway in the world, transporting visitors along its mile-long stretch from Brighton Sea Life Centre to Black Rock (close to Brighton Marina), with an intermediate station and depot at Halfway, every fifteen minutes during the summer.

TRAVEL TO THE ‘EXOTIC OTHER’ AT THE ROYAL PAVILION:

Our very own exotic palace in the centre of Brighton, the historic Royal Pavilion Estate mixes Regency grandeur with exteriors paying homage to India and the intricate interior of 19th-century China. Formerly a royal residence, the Royal Pavilion now serves as a major tourist destination, drawing 350,000 people annually and with an ice rink dominating the garden every winter.

UNLEASH YOUR INNER CHILD ON THE FAMOUS BRIGHTON PIER: Grade-II listed and over a century old, Brighton

Marine Palace and Pier has been entertaining visitors for generations - the theatre that once stood replaced in favour of an amusement arcade, several fairground rides and rollercoasters. With bars and restaurants scattered throughout, Brighton Pier makes for a great day out for all.

DISCOVER BRIGHTON’S DIVERSE MUSIC SCENE: With an

underground music scene that could easily come out on top against those in East London and Manchester, you’d be a fool to not make the most of Brighton’s abundance of gig venues. With Green Door Store, The Hope & Ruin, Concorde 2 and Bleach running new shows and open-mic nights nightly, you’re almost guaranteed to stumble across something. You never know, you could discover the next Passenger.

CHUCKLE AT LIVE COMEDY AT KOMEDIA: Though Caroline

of Brunswick and The Quadrant are long renowned for bringing excellent comedy shows to Brighton’s pubs, the most famous venue for comedy remains Gardner Street’s Komedia. Hosting its signature Krater Comedy Club and individual performances weekly, with a showcase, Comic Boom, occurring once a month, there’s no better place to get your laughs in.

ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY: Swing out of the concrete jungle

into the Sussex countryside, with the South Downs, Devil’s Dyke and Ditchling Beacon all within easy reach. While a bus will take you to all three, why not hire a bike via BTN BikeShare and take the ride up tranquil country roads and through quaint villages. Once there, you can enjoy the gorgeous scenic landscape with a number of walking/ hiking routes or, for the more adventurous, there are also opportunities for hang-gliding and paragliding.

RELAX IN SOME OF BRIGHTON’S GREENER SPACES: With

green spaces such as Stanmer Park, Queen’s Park and Wild Park, the average Brightonian is spoilt for choice when it comes to journeying into the great outdoors. However, no list would be complete without a mention of the most popular space in the city: Preston Park. While its velodrome offers the perfect solution to every competitive cyclist’s problems, skaters will benefit more from The Level on Ditchling Road, with its state-ofthe-art skate park.

ENCOUNTER THE PARANORMAL WITH A BRIGHTON GHOST WALK: Take a chance (if you dare) on a spooky walk through the city's 300-year history, and let the Ghost Walk of the Lanes lead you through centuries-old taverns, narrow alleyways and the Victorian Town Hall with tales set to make every hair on the back of your neck stand on end.

WATCH THE SEAGULLS AT THE AMEX STADIUM: With a

friendly atmosphere that encourages people of all ages, genders and sporting preferences to visit, the iconic AMEX Stadium is accessible for all visitors, going above and beyond what is expected from a sports venue with masses of entertainment facilities for all! Whether you manage to catch our very own Brighton & Hove Albion play at home, or the U21 team for a great match from up-and-comers, you’ll surely have a good time.

SPEND THE AFTERNOON STROLLING THROUGH BRIGHTON’S MARKETS: From food and handmade cosmetic goods

to handicrafts and second-hand books – Brighton is the paramount option for finding something a little unusual in its markets. For only the best, head to Upper Gardner Street for antiques, Brighton’s Flea Market for bric-a-brac, furniture and collectables, and the historic Open Market, for over 50 of Brighton’s most talented and knowledgeable local food producers and craft creators. Pick up BN1 Magazine for the best of what's going on in the city, month after month.

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Step one: avoid Kensington Gardens like the plague at the weekend

BRIGHTONIANS an anthropological guide A guide to fitting in for newcomers in the city ‘When a man is tired of London…” wrote Samuel Johnson, in a tightly-quilled rant against the congestion charge, “... he generally moves to Kemptown and starts complaining about the pub on his road.” Brighton & Hove is populated by refugees from the lessenlightened corners of Britain. Mostly, their forward-thinking outlook has helped create a liberal idyll which clings to the island’s arse like a trendy, hummus-gobbling boil. But, like anywhere, the locals don’t think much of newcomers and their parochial eccentricities. How do you fit into a place so full of individuals? Luckily, we’ve complied a nowhere-near conclusive guide to strutting around as if you’re ‘born and bred’... Moan about the price of an all-day bus ticket, then spend twice that amount of some avocado on toast. No matter what you see on the streets of the city centre, do not react. If a naked man walks past you in Oxfam, a group of wide-eyed crusties walk down the road carrying a coffin or you see a rooftop chase… relax. In other places these are happenings, spontaneous madness or flash mobs, In Brighton & Hove it’s called ‘Tuesday’. Find yourself at a house party with Big Brother winner, Pete Bennett. Sneak beer on the Volks Railway, for a lovely boozy trip along the seafront. At the end of the journey, wonder why you’ve come to that end of the beach. If you want to talk like a local, start off with a slightly camp Danny Dyer impersonation, then soften it down. Move your mouth only when necessary. ‘Our’ needs to sound like ‘air’. Any ‘EE’ needs to be shortened to an ‘I’. Make ‘TH’ sound like a ’v’. Is there a ‘G’ or an ‘H’ in a word? Forget those, you probably won’t be needing them again. When some asks you if you have explored the wonders of West Sussex, reply: “I’ve bin rand Storin’ton, but I neva sin Worvin.” 52

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Drink Tuaca. Nobody knows what it is or where it came from, but it does taste good with cola or as a shot. Make eye contact with anyone begging, even if you have no money. Pay scant attention to buskers, even if they are dressed like Jim Henson creations. Tell everyone you support Brian’Ove Albion (or Seeegulls!!), at least as a second team. Don’t support Crystal Palace Football Club, ever. Distance yourself from the visiting plebeian hordes by using litter bins for their prescribed purpose. Never mention the hills in polite company. People don’t talk about them, their steepness or how they are so numerous. Under no circumstances hang out on Old Ship Beach. Or if you need to, spend all your time moaning loudly about the tourists. Develop a sixth sense regarding cyclists. Those twowheeled death ninjas can spring from anywhere and stop for nothing on their maniacal trip back to the mothership. Pretend you’ve met Fatboy Slim. If you believe public house nonsense, his home is second only to Brighton Palace Pier in footfall. If you live in Hove, make sure you add the word ‘actually’ EVERY time you mention the town. Regard everything north of the Downs with suspicion. Even though foxes or seagulls (Seeeg-ulls!!) will rip them to shreds, put your bin bags out three days early. Find a decent local chippie, that doesn’t have a sea-view or stupid prices. Never leave.


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BRIGHTON'S BEST VINTAGE SHOPS BY SAM MONK

Getting a garment for a third of its retail price is something we should all be aspiring to do, not only is it cheap but it can also be used as a bragging right to your friends. Seeing your friend rock up to an event wearing their new outfit which was purchased for hundreds of pounds online is just too easy of a target. When your whole outfit costs less than £60 and looks ten times better, you can both come to the conclusion that you’ve been the smart one in this situation. This short article will pinpoint the best vintage clothing shops in the area and give you an opportunity to visit some of the most original and authentic stores in Brighton. JU-JU A unisex store focused on providing both second-hand and new clothes from independent labels as well as more established brands such as Jack&Jones and Bellfield. The store is hard to miss with its striking zebra paintjob on the outside of the shop, and truly lives up to its seemingly fun and wacky nature. Since facing financial trouble in 2011, and being on TV for a revamp show on Channel 4, the shop has since been on the rise. Stock has increased and there’s now a wide variety as well as an increase in the quality of items on sale.

TO BE WORN AGAIN This store has a large collection of vintage clothes at reasonably low prices. With many unheard-of brands, as well as more traditional vintage ones, this store is definitely worth a visit. It’s situated in one of Brighton’s vintage and more eccentric areas and is surrounded by everything that makes Brighton the city it is. Once you enter the store you’ll be blown away by the variety of clothes on display. The stock ranges from old sports caps, to vintage Nike sweaters and even Tommy Hilfiger dungarees. A very cool store and worth a visit.

PAULY’S LAUNDRY A modern store with a wide variety of established brands. Although the items for sale are slightly more expensive, the brands are all there. The number of unique items also stands out from other shops in Brighton. Clothes are more 54 52

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specifically picked and there isn’t just a never-ending pile of plain, cheap clothes available. Brands such as Raf Simons, Fred Perry and Gucci have been known to go on sale here, so don’t expect your normal tacky vintage shop here - be selective and get stuck into the authentic feel of Pauly’s Laundry.

BEYOND RETRO BRIGHTON A massive vintage clothing store in Brighton. The warehouse aesthetic of this store only adds to its character and even gives you a sense of excitement about what rarities can be found inside. As well as vintage sportswear, retro shirts and distinctive accessories, Beyond Retro also has a huge array of denim products on sale at reasonable prices. Although there isn’t as many well-known brands throughout the store, it more than makes up for that with the sheer amount of clothes on sale. You could easily spend over half an hour in this store and still come back to find a brand-new garment you’ve never seen before.

DIRTY HARRY CLOTHING This store has a lot of brands available. There’s vintage Adidas, Carhartt, Champion, Dickies, Fila, Fred Perry, Lacoste, Levi’s, Nike, Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger to name a few. Items are also pretty cheap, with the only exception being some Levi’s jeans as well as higher end brands on sale. The store itself is eye catching and more than lives up to its competition. Be sure to check out this place – the heart of everything related to vintage and retro fashion in Brighton.


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LOIS O'HARA

THE GIRL WHO COLOURED IN BRIGHTON To say Lois O’Hara is a bit of a maverick in the street art world at the moment is quite an understatement. Even if you haven't realised it yet, you’ll have seen her work across Brighton and Hove – whether it’s the colourful crossing painted artfully in front of King’s Road Arches, the roof terrace at perennially-cool club-bar Patterns, or the top floor of artist-celebrating ice cream parlour Soft Republick, the artist has been working hard to inject a little more colour into the city. Combining the style of University of Brighton graduate Camille Walala (who she cites as a main influence), the city's iconic seafront, and a brand ethos which explores fluidity and the movement of time means not only are Lois' works instantly recognisable, but that they are also perfectly matched to their surroundings, and are reflective of the artist's passions outside of her art. "A lot of my work is about capturing fluidity," she tells us. "It began a few years ago when I started surfing - I kept getting distracted by the movement of the water. Then when I took a step back from that to focus on my art, it kept shining through.

"I still have the love of the sport, but wanted to translate it into my work. It started very literal, and then naturally turned more abstract." As a result, Lois' work combines her passion for colour with her love of the sea, while capturing memories and reflecting the stopping of time; often her pieces can be seen to include drips, waves and illusions of motion - "a bit like pressing pause". It's a unique approach which has caught the attention of brands across town, and meant Lois was soon swapping her post-uni "obsession" with screen printing for larger commissions, with even Brighton and Hove Council having caught on. This has allowed Lois to build an impressive portfolio - particularly for someone who only graduated from university (an BA in Illustration at Bournemouth) last year - but then she's been determined to carve her own path since she started. "During uni, I made sure I focused on my own projects instead of solely sticking to the syllabus. There were things happening in the art and design industry that we weren't getting taught, so I felt we were always one step

behind. I learnt it's really important to work on your own things, and since I graduated it's all happened really fast. I've been 'in the game' for a year and have really been pushing it, reaching out to people and getting to know people, and working out in my head where I can apply my work. I went for a while of staying up until 3 or 4am just scheming, working out what the next thing I wanted to do would be." A brief look into Lois' Instagram page (@loisohara) offers an insight to her inner 'scheming'. Awash with colour, each post details the process of her work - from concept all the way to execution. But it's becoming prevalent now that the 23-year-old doesn't have as much time to play with as she used to. While her 'colourful crossing' on the beach may have been her largest canvas so far, it was also the fastest to go ahead, and was completed within two weeks of being commissioned. Her latest endeavour is allowing her to be a little more meticulous with design however, and sees the artist take on a project that's a first of its kind in the UK. Working in conjunction with Project

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R Patterns R Soft Republick R King's Road Arches first art R uk's basketball court Backboard, Dynamic Sports Flooring, Basketball England and Valspar Paint (which she also used for the colour crossing), Lois is currently in the planning process of creating an 'art basketball court' - originally conceptualised in the US - in Lewes Road, with hopes it will catalyse the rejuvenation of the run-down Saunders Park area. "I don't want it to just be an artwork and for it to end there - I really want the court to start something in that area. Hopefully it will get people to play more sport, and hopefully they'll see it as a public art installation as well. It has the potential to appeal to lots of different people, which is amazing."

Lois' Top Tips for Success:

"There are a lot of artists who expect work to come to them, but you have to have a strong work ethic and be determined to put your work out there. "All I can say is it's just persistence. I never gave up."

Advice for living in Brighton:

"Walk everywhere. See it all, there's surprises everywhere." "Pompoko is a little gem - particularly for students." "For nights out, go to Patterns! Or The Tempest Inn - it has a different vibe to most other places."

Painting will start at the beginning of September, with Lois enlisting a few helpers along the way. With interest growing around this young artist, it appears her career is off to a bright start and just as well, as she's far from done colouring in the city. "I want to see more colour in general in Brighton, and I hope the work I'm doing inspires other artists to do the same thing. Why not have colour everywhere? It's such a positive thing, and I want other people to see that positivity too."

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BRIGHTON DIGITAL FESTIVAL BY BECKY WALDRON

With Brighton being one of the main digital hubs in the U.K. it seems only right that we hold an event to celebrate all the digital creativeness that lies within the city, as well as embracing all the potential of the digital world. In most average folk’s day to day lives we spend the majority of it on a screen which signifies how important the digital world has become. However, at Brighton Digital Festival you will be shown that there is much more to digital culture than a boring mobile phone screen. The festival celebrates furthering the city’s bursting creativity and arts scene and digital economy as well as providing a platform to think critically about the role of technology in our present life and future. BDF is the fastest growing digital festival in the U.K, having started out in 2011, with a massive 190+ events for attendees to feast into, bringing people together to help shape a knowledge, collectivism and bonding between diverse sections of Brighton’s population.

After Phoenix gets the festival up and kicking, the next month will hold some fascinating installations such as Irene Fubara-Manuel: Dreams of Disguise which takes biometrical technologies and blurs documentary truth and science fiction to reveal the global surveillance of migrants and the violence that can be inherent within this practice. You can also get a chance to explore the UK premiere of Laurie Anderson and Hsin-Chien Huang’s: Chalkroom which will be a focal point in the Brighton Digital Festival. In this celebrated VR work, installed in a temporary space, the viewer can attempt to take a solo flight in a virtual world, whilst moving around an enormous structure made of words, drawings and stories. Max Cooper & Architecture Social Club – AETHER is a digital installation that plays on our relationship to the forms, sounds and colours all around us and how music evokes emotion in us. How about exploring the tragic and terrifyingly real events surrounding the atomic bombs that fell on Japan in 1945? Chisato Minamura: Scored in Silence shares the fateful days before, during and after the events and how it changed people’s lives, blending sound, animation and archive footage. Perhaps you might want to check out TOMTECH’s NoöSphere: Mindfulness in a Hyper-Connected World, 58

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which uses technology as a tool to connect with ourselves as opposed to causing mental distress. Brighton Dome and Dante or Die will host an intimate and humorous live performance within The Garden Café in St Ann’s Well Gardens that cleverly blends technology and theatre. Audience members will be given a smartphone and headset to explore the haunting concept of life after death on social media. Brighton’s Got Tech Talent will be good fun as well as teaching you about how to get in the industry. Messy Edge is the festivals in-house conference, hosted at ACCA, which will run for a day in the festival talking all things tech, from the social, cultural and political implications of it, to the issue of the lack of women in tech. There will be plenty of intelligent and eye-opening speakers; activists, artists and the thinkers, it’ll be a wonderful opportunity to learn about all areas and paths of tech, even ones you didn’t know you knew. LAURIE ANDERSON & HSIN-CHIEN HUANG'S CHALKROOM A VIRTUAL REALITY INSTALLATION IN WHICH THE READER FLIES THROUGH AN ENORMOUS STRUCTURE MADE OF WORDS, DRAWINGS AND STORIES. CAS50 TOURING EXHIBITION OF ARTWORKS FROM ARTISTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPUTER ARTS SOCIETY OVER THE YEARS. BRIGHTON'S GOT TECH TALENT JUDGE TENDERS AND WIN BUSINESS AT THIS AFTERNOON OF PIZZA, BEER AND SCORING.

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This year’s month-long festival will be holding plenty of interesting, immersive, fun and unusual events as ever, with it all kicking off with the launch party at Phoenix Brighton. The launch of the 2018 Lumen Prize for Digital Art Exhibition will coincide with the launch party as well as the CAS50 (Computer Arts Society) Exhibition, to mark its 50th anniversary. This includes a compelling collection of high-quality computer art works.


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BY CHLOE GOUGH At the core of Brighton there is a love and appreciation for the arts, and this September and October the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts is hosting some spectacular productions as part of Brighton Digital Festival that you won’t want to miss. ACCA supports research, teaching and community engagement through its artistic programmes including music, film, live art, theatre and dance. During the Digital Festival you can see some amazing shows that blend and showcase contemporary music, digital art and installation. The backbone of Digital Fest is their in-house conference The Messy Edge. With talks by artists, activists and thinkers this conference explores the cultural and political impact of technology on our day-to-day lives and brings it to a human level to be analysed in a less clinical way. This is a conference for anyone to attend, from people with a want to unpack the state of the digital world to artists, activists, students and digital product makers. Following on from this is the Max Cooper & Architecture Social Club – AETHER live performance and light-field installation. Using electronic music, visual art and science, musical artist Max Cooper has explored how emotion is connected to forms, colours and sounds the same way music is linked to emotion. In collaboration with design collective Architecture Social Club, they created the live performance AETHER, which will stun and mesmerise as it did the half a million people who visited Lumiere London during the production’s debut. A double-bill will be taking place with performances from five-time Grammy nominated composer, electronic music pioneer and neo-classical recording artist Suzanne Ciani and experimental composer, performer and video-maker Martin Messier. Ciani being one of the most renowned female composers in the world, she has released 15 solo albums and found early success with her innovative electronic music and sound design. Whilst Martin Messier, having experimented with objects and their sounds for 15 years, has developed FIELD, a performance in which he manipulates residual and imperceptible electric signals and creates noise and light for an awe-inspiring audio-visual experience.

A second double-bill is set to follow featuring London born musician GAIKA and Brighton’s own Gazelle Twin. Dancehall and industrial performer GAIKA, who released his LP ‘Basic Volume’ this summer, is a performer with a passion. Speaking up about rife political issues for those who won’t be heard such as immigration, race and antiauthoritarianism, GAIKA is bold and unafraid. Meanwhile, Gazelle Twin, stage name to Elizabeth Bernholz, is performing shortly after the release of her album ‘Pastoral’. With a flavour that is everything from industrial to art pop, it’s a promising line up. Finally, a performance from trailblazer 2000s DJ and his new-found band James Holden and The Animal Spirits. When Holden was 19 back in 1999, he became an international success with his remixes of popular songs and led the way for bedroom producers everywhere since. His latest album The Animal Spirits has seen him delivering hypnotic, ritualistic dance music to lose yourself in.

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what's on at... tomTECH Further blurring the divide between fantasy and reality

This year, TOMtech will be showcasing virtual reality experiences that help illustrate the best of what truly is possible with a medium like VR. From the enchanting world of the natural world with a one-on-one digitally realised Sir David Attenborough, teaching you about how to examine remarkable specimens at the Natural History Museum’s collection to the chilling, boundary-defying Doom Room, a VR experience which tests your thoughts, feelings, and sensations. Creative Producer at TOMtech, James Turnbull, says “TOMtech allows us to dream on what the entertainment of the future will be. Over the last few years our VR shows and events have seen sold out crowds coming to the venue to try the latest experiences. It offers something for everyone to experience in a new futuristic style.” 20-30 Sept sees Doom Room enter TOMtech, an exhilarating live VR experience from Danish collective, Makropol. Explore a blindfolded guided meditation where you are transported to the afterlife. This intense experience is one that will keep you and your friends talking for weeks, but be warned: it contains scenes of an extreme nature, so it’s not for the faint hearted. (See website for trigger warnings before booking). A 10-day curated installation (20-30 Sept) VR Parlour brings you some of the finest immersive works from across the world, curated for small groups over one-hour sessions. Hold The World sees a one-to-one encounter with a digitally realised Sir David Attenborough, going behind the scenes to areas typically closed off to the public. Is Anna OK?, follows the story of twins thrown apart by one night, exploring memories through objects and both perspectives. Empire Soldiers tells the stories of the forgotten Caribbean and South Asian soldiers of World War I, following the emotions, experiences and journeys through to the present day. Come together to improve your mental wellbeing with 60

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NOÖSPHERE: Mindfulness in a Hyper-Connected World (20-23 Sept). In such a hyper-connective world, perhaps it’s possible to use technology as a tool to connect with ourselves, our emotions and hopefully regain control over ourselves. One of Brighton Digital Festival’s most popular events returns - vrLAB (4-7 Oct) combines immersive experiences and experimentations from the wonderful art, gaming, documentary and film world. If you are new to the VR world, it’s a great place to start out and experiment with loved ones. It’s not completely about VR, opening TOMtech this year, is Bring Your Own Beamer (BYOB, 14-15 Sept), bringing two nights of projector powered digital art. Now in it’s seventh year, but first at TOM, The Old Market will be transformed into a beautifully digitally creative wonderland. TOMtech LABS helps bring artists and technologists to explore and work together. This year sees the launch of TheatreXR, a technology training course designed for theatre makers to learn about and create digital immersive products, helping bring a new level of curiosity and agency to audiences. Creative Producer for TOMtech, James Turnbull says “Immersive technology offers artists a new medium with which to engage audiences.” It’s a 5 day intensive course running from 3rd-7th September, with a showcasing of work during the vrLAB event from 4-7 October at The Old Market. Tickets for all VR events are £15, with some £5 tickets available for young people as part of the 16/25 scheme. For more information and tickets, visit: theoldmarket.com/ tomtech

BRING YOUR OWN BEAMER (BYOB): Fri 14 - Sat 15 Sept, 8pm (£5) VR PARLOUR: Thurs 20 - Sun 30 Sept, various times, £15 Empire Soldiers, Hold The World With David Attenborough, Is Anna Ok? DOOM ROOM: Thurs 20 - Sun 30 Sept, various times during day & evening, £15 NOÖSPHERE: Thu 20 - Sun 23 Sep, one person every 15 mins throughout the day, £15 Mindfulness In A Hyper-Connected World vrLAB: Thu 4 - Sun 7 Oct, various times, £15

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TOMtech, The Old Market’s innovative tech powered arts strand, returns for its fourth year with another dynamic immersive VR season. Throughout the month, The Old Market will be transformed into the largest VR experience of its kind for any theatre across the UK. This season takes place during the Brighton Digital Festival, featuring exciting new works from some of the leading UK and international studios.


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BY LOUISE MALONEY

FOREVER – A VIRTUAL REALITY ARTWORK BY ALEX PECKHAM PHOENIX CENTRE - FRI 14 - MON 17 SEPT Alex Peckham returns to Brighton with his new piece of VR work, Forever. Peckham creates a world of surrealism and symbolism through using a mixture of artistic and technology BY LOTTIE WOODROW mediums to explore themes of loss, memory and nostalgia. He recreates places from his home and mixes these with imaginary and surrealist elements to construct a dreamlike world. CHISATO MINAMIMURA: SCORED IN SILENCE - ONCA - FRI 14 SEPT Chisato Minamimura’s digital live artwork Scored in Silence relays the story of the Atomic bombs dropped on Japan in 1945. This is a sobering insight into the tragedy and devastation caused as Minamimura combines footage from Hiroshima and Nagasaki with first-hand accounts from survivors. As a deaf artist, Minamimura gives a signed performance using animation, sound and vibration to create this unique artwork. COME INSIDE IT’S RAINING - THE SPIRE - THU 20 - FRI 28 SEPT This immersive artwork is inspired by the sound, the sight and the experience of rain. Set in The Spire, it simulates the experience of walking in the rain and splashing in puddles. The work creates a place where people can explore their

connection to the environment and re-experience memories. Even if you're not a technology fan, this is a innovative exploration of how we each connect with our environment. APPARITIONS – AUGMENTED REALITY: BRINGING BACK THE BYGONE & NOSTALGIA FOR LOST FUTURES - HASTINGS MUSEUM & ART GALLERY, DURBAR HALL - SAT 22 SEPT A series of digital artworks that is ‘bringing back the bygone’. Aimed to explore themes of memory, decay and change through the threat of gentrification, this series of scenes will recreate monuments from history that have been destroyed; St Leonards Pier (destroyed in WWII) and the Albert Memorial (lost to fire in 1973). The exhibition will require a smartphone. FORT PROCESS FESTIVAL - NEWHAVEN FORT - SAT 22 SEPT Explore the grounds of Fort Process while you encounter immersive installations that use sound art, music and film, located around the fort offering creative ways to interact with history, science, geography and more. There are over 50 artists and groups involved and there will be talks and workshops taking place as well. Brighton Digital Festival runs across the city from Thu 13 Sept - Sat 13 Oct. For more details and the full list of events, visit brightondigitalfestival.co.uk

The magical winter lantern trail 22 November – 16 December. Weekly, each Thursday to Sunday

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ABANDOFBROTHERS SUPPORT NETWORK Confronting destructive views of masculinity BY STUART ROLT Shakespeare had the embattled Henry V making a final rousing declaration to his troops. “We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me, shall be my brother.” This St Crispin’s Day speech offers that standing together as equals will win the day. It’s a statement of heroic connection at odds with the complicated modern view of masculinity. This monologue, and its impassioned call to overcome problems with a shared aspiration, was one of the inspirations for abandofbrothers. Focussed on personal development, this community group works with young men who are drifting towards the fringes of society. “We don’t project anything onto them, we just bless them for the qualities that we see in them,” Ben Cole, the organisation’s external co-ordinator and film maker, tells me. The whole process broadly centres around initiation traditions. Ancient wisdom assumed if adolescent lads weren’t treated as equals amongst a village, they’d eventually rebel 62

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and burn it down. Fast forward a few thousand years and young Western men are increasingly at odds with the law, lacking the life skills to succeed or facing polarising expectations. Popularly, a ‘real man’ either lusts after women or seeks conflict, ignoring the thousands of emotions lying between. The illusion suggests you must be considered tougher, more attractive or wealthier than your peers to have succeeded. There’s rarely a healthy discussion about failure or life balance. Chaotic family units, pressure from social media and years of injudicious stoicism have distorted male self-identity. “What about healthy masculinity? You have to say: ‘I don’t have any problems. I’ve got a good business, I’ve got a beautiful young woman and I’m king of my village.’” Despite the plethora of misogynistic, dick-waving, bravado on display across society, the male ego is a fragile entity. Where familial or community guidance fails, young men will instead seek reassurance from their peers when shaping self-identity. This lack

of stability can to often see complex emotions manifest as violence, drug abuse or criminality. Created as an attitude-free offer of support, where experiences can be shared without judgement, abandofbrothers shows there is a healthy way to deal with life’s problems. Cole concedes some might view the fellowship as a type of religion, despite abandofbrothers lacking key components like scripture, iconography or idols. “The age of seeing an authority outside of myself – a guru or somebody that knows better than me in control of my life – that’s out of date now. If we can empower each individual to be the sovereign of their own world, they will become successful.” Now expanding across the country, to places like Eastbourne, Hastings, Bristol, the group’s collective efforts won them the Queen’s Award for voluntary service last year. The highest honour handed to such groups in this country, it’s recognition for ensuring


over 80% of participants won’t reoffend. Much of the success derives from listening to individuals who feel they aren’t useful. “The ambition is to stand behind them and empower them to become leaders,” says Cole. “Young men who are troubled, who are at rock bottom, are actually a lot easier to ‘crack open’ than those who are privileged – because they’ve polished ego and education around them, which says: ‘I can’t be vulnerable. I can’t admit I have problems.’” Working in partnership with community leaders, local authorities, educationalists and service providers, abandofbrothers’ retreats and mentorships have helped their members find jobs, beat addiction and improve relationships with family and partners. Instead of trying to quickly analyse, advise and fix, abandofbrothers empowers individuals to discover what kind of person they want to be. “Once you go through discovering and feeling your rage, it sees personal power reveal itself.” In all their exhibitions, anger and grief can limit your life,

prevent healthy boundaries, spark addictions, emphasise neediness and cause a fear of communication. Filming in the Congo with Bruce Parry, Cole witnessed older local men take the youngers into the jungle, stripping them of their weapons and paraphernalia. After a difficult ritual, they were reborn as a man, taking a seat at the table and being treated as an equal. Perhaps this simple tradition shows the benefits of a community nurturing their young, rather than projecting attitudes. It’s probably not a coincidence most male young offenders in Britain have an unhealthy or no relationship with their fathers, along with no adequate support network. “What our absent fathers have not done is bless us, put their arms around us and say they’re proud of us. To say that he’d have to admit a vulnerability.” In an attempt to fill this void, young people are shunted from charity to support service, all the way encountering strangers who lack time and resources. All through history, young people have resented being told what to do. Even well-meaning

traditional systems place more faith in spreading perceived wisdom than reacting to a client’s individual experiences. If there’s anything wrong with modern patriarchy, it’s a model of masculinity which is increasingly toxic and unhealthy. Bringing different generations of men together for a common purpose, abandofbrothers shows you need not endure life’s difficult journey alone. All participants have been through the same process, hearing their brother’s stories and establishing lasting connections. Cole suggest the movement provides a modern-day Holy Grail. “It asks the question: ‘What ails you? Where’s your pain?’ It listens and honours you for the journey you’re on.’” Words like honour might seem increasingly archaic these days, but the alternative is hiding our foibles away to fester and weaken. “Hurt people hurt people. If you listen to their pain, they feel that warmth. The gold that comes out of that darkness can be so wonderful.” THE STUDENT EDITION

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TOP CHEAP EATS Eating out? Get your cake and eat it (without losing too much dough). BY CHLOE GOUGH

POMPOKO

BEFRIES

This small Japanese restaurant is a busy little gem that serves noodle and donburi dishes that are cheap, quick and full of flavour with mains ranging from £5.20 to £5.80. They offer vegetarian and gluten free options and are situated near Jubilee Library if ever you’re in need of a bite while studying, or in a hurry, with takeaway options too!

Located near Churchill Square shopping centre, these award-winning Belgian fries are irresistible. Fries are a goto with just about everyone, so it comes as no surprise as to why BeFries is so popular. You can grab yourself a cone of these fries and your choice of sauce to match for £3.50. And for the veggies and vegans, they’ve got a selection of over nine vegan sauces.

110 Church St, Brighton BN1 1UD

TROLLBURGER

Trafalgar St, Brighton BN1 3DP Open Wednesdays to Saturdays, you can find Trollburger’s shack a stone’s throw from Brighton Station offering jawdropping burgers from £5. Renowned for their organic beef, free-range duck and locally sourced ingredients, not to mention the names of the burgers on offer. Where else will you find a burger called The Troll’s Stinky Breath?

IYDEA

17 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL Vegetarians rejoice! Iydea are in the North Laines and have an ever-changing menu of fresh, quality food. Choose any one of their main dishes and pick the veg, salads, toppings and sauces your heart desires. Meals range from £4.70 to £9.70, so you can make it as cheap and cheerful as you want.

COMPASS POINT EATERY

127a Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FA Compass Point Eatery is the eclectic, cosy little spot to enjoy some deliciously good food with fresh smoothies, milkshakes and juices. Serving up pancake breakfasts until noon on weekdays and 1:00pm on weekends and delicious American style sandwiches, you can grab yourself a bite for less than a fiver. Breakfasts range between £4.95 to £8.95 and sandwiches are £4.95 to £6.95. 64

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SUNBIRDS DELI

108 London Rd, Brighton BN1 4JG If you find yourself in the Open Market and you fancy some delicious Mediterranean and Turkish food, you’ll love to visit Sunbirds Deli located right next to the entrance. Serving everything from breakfast, lunch and dinner, there’s something for here for everyone and friendly, welcoming staff to serve it to you for a great price. Pick up a special from just £6.

LA CHOZA

105 Western Rd, Brighton BN1 2AA 36A Gloucester Rd, Brighton BN1 4AQ If it’s filling Mexican food you’re craving head over to one of two La Choza restaurants in Brighton for a meal. Vibrant and full of flare, La Choza is a Brighton grown eating experience who source from local, independent suppliers and can cater to vegans. Meals range from £8-9.50.

ALSO WORTH A VISIT: BUDDIES FISH AND CHIPS 50 Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 1NA

CLOUD 9 15 Brighton Pl, Brighton BN1 1HJ FRANCO MANCA 1 & 2 Regent St, Brighton BN1 1UL


CEREAL CAFÉ

ROOSTERS PIRI PIRI

With so many new businesses popping up it’s always nice to hear about something different and innovative. So we were delighted to hear Brighton got its own cereal café!

This is a place that prides itself on being healthy, affordable whilst still staying deliciously authentic to its flavours. With piri piri, Lebanese, Mexican and Tikki flavour bases there’s an exotic theme for every palette and Roosters offers a wide variety of food you can gorge on without destroying your health or waistline.

Café Trafe, 38 Trafalgar Street, BN1 4ED

Located in the North Laine vicinity, it’s a perfect little quirky location to stumble across when you fancy a treat or a place to plan your breakfast, a meal that can too often be a dull chore. This wonderfully colourful café, where you can draw on the walls, lets you mix up to six different cereals in one bowl, all imported from around the globe, with a choice of 50 toppings and 12 different kinds of milk or dairy alternatives (vegan). This café will give you a burst of sweet nostalgia. You can follow them at @btoncerealcafe

55 Western Rd, BN1 2EB 01273 731968

Platters, prawns, wraps and wings are just some of the edible goodness you can find here as well as a load of regular and premium sides to complete your meal perfectly. As most the dishes are finished off on the grill for that irresistible flame grill taste, it’s something that has customers coming back for more.

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PATTY & BUN

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We are lucky enough to be the first place outside of London for Patty & Bun to share their incredible burgers with.

The name of this Vietnamese restaurant derives from a national dish from, you guessed it, Vietnam. It’s pronounced ‘fuh’ and specialises in this aromatic and appetizing meal of noodle soup, vegetables and you can add a range of meat if you please. Served on the side of your dish are a selection of fresh herbs that you can add as much or as little of to suit your taste preference. A selection of Asian inspired salads and starters are also on offer, crispy crepes, spring rolls, tangy lotus stems and banana blossom salad just to name a few of the extraordinary foods that will have flavours dancing on your tongue.

56 Ship Street, BN1 1AF

The menu is like no other burger joint with a range of interesting toppings to satisfy your hunger. How about the ‘Lambshank Redemption’ Burger with a lamb patty, coriander & chilli, buttermilk baby courgettes, cumin aioli and feta? Or ‘The Whoopi Goldburger’ with a tempeh & mushroom fritter, bread & butter pickles, diced onion and smoked gouda cheese. Of course, you can get a standard beef burger, and some saucy sides that are more than just chips. Download the app to get loyalty discounts too.

12 Black Lion Street, BN1 1ND

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FOOD CHALLENGES in brighton

Belly as big as your eyes? You have to try these... BY SAM MONK A food challenge, something so ridiculous yet so alluring; all sorts of people are drawn from around the world for what’s considered to be an impossible challenge. Since Man vs Food rose to prominence, the world has since been encapsulated in all things related to a food challenge and Brighton has since followed this trend. The following challenges are considered to be the best... sorry, what am I saying, I mean the most strenuous, challenging and excruciating challenges in Brighton. 5) THE YATES MAN VS FOOD CHALLENGE In what is simply described as a Huge Burger + Pint of Carlsberg, JSES, Strongbow or Ale. The mysterious nature of this challenge is what makes it all the more interesting I guess. You are given a healthy time limit of 60 minutes and anyone who attempts the challenge will win a free Man V. Food t-shirt. A burger, a pint and... a t-shirt, not too shabby. 4) THE I360 BURGER CHALLENGE AT SMOKEY’S BRIGHTON The might of the i360 burger has conquered many people. Their minds have been infiltrated by the kilo and a half of beef, a substantial amount of pulled pork, fries, onion rings and coleslaw, and many have not been able to live a normal life after attempting to consume it. This is a pure monstrosity that could play on your mind for a long, long time. Beaten by a burger, who gets beaten by a burger? You have 60 minutes to complete this challenge and if you do, you get a free meal and well-earned respect from your surrounding diners. 3) THE STEAK CHALLENGE AT THE OLD BANK STEAK & RIBS Over 2kg of rump steak, as well as chips, must be eaten in under 45 minutes, otherwise you must pay for this mammoth meal. If you’re faced with this ultimatum the meal would cost you £79.95, of which all proceeds go to the Rockinghorse Appeal, a local Sussex charity dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable children. With the current record time set 66

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at just 26 minutes, this challenge can therefore be beaten, but don’t underestimate it. More competitors have fallen to the might of this challenge than they have triumphed over it. 2) TRIPLE CHILLI CHALLENGE AT MEATLIQUOR A green chilli cheeseburger, a chilli dog and chilli cheese fries. Oh, so not that bad then? Well that’s where you’re wrong. The most challenging aspect of this is the time limit which is just ten minutes! That’s right, three meals have to be eaten in just ten minutes. Good luck to you. 1) XXX CHILLI BURGER CHALLENGE AT BURGER OFF Claimed to be the spiciest burger in the world, measuring at 9.2 million on the Scoville heat scale, the notorious XXX Chilli Burger has well earned its place on this list. Having been known to send people into agonising pain after just one bite, this burger is a terror in the night. It previously sent two journalists to hospital in 2014 and I imagine it’s still likely to have the same impact to this day. You must be over 18 to purchase this burger and in addition, you must sign a legal disclaimer to prevent the owner from being sued. The talk around this nightmare of a meal has undoubtedly solidified its status as being the hardest food challenge in Brighton, and maybe even the UK... actually, make that the universe.

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MARKET Hove enjoys Anglo-Spanish dining at its best BY ANYA ZERVUDACHI With my summer holiday already feeling like a distant memory, I realise how incredibly lucky we are that there are so many authentic restaurants across Brighton and Hove that you can almost imagine yourself on holiday in an exotic country - rather than a few blocks away from Hove lawns as we walk from the beach up to Market on Western Road. We booked an early table on a Tuesday night, expecting the usual couple of tables but found the restaurant already almost packed to capacity as we were shown to our stools at the bar. I love the energy at Market, with the open style kitchen bar, the walls hanging with cured meats, the low lighting and ambient music the vibe immediately transports me to a tapas bar somewhere in Europe. Kate who owns the restaurant takes the time to talk us through the menus and explains that tonight is their rather popular Tapas Tuesday (I understand now why it is so busy - 5 plates of tapas for just £22 is an absolute steal!) To further immerse myself into the holiday vibe I order myself a Campari and Orange to wet my palette whilst Natalie opts for a Schooner of Estrella. We can’t resist ordering ourselves an Oyster each (served with sherry vinegar and shallots), plus some of the delicious bread with flavoured butters and some of their famous Crispy Olives with Mojo Rojo and Greek Yoghurt. The concept of the restaurant is set out as if you were in a Market, with the menu offerings laid out as the Greengrocer (veggies) Fishmonger, and Butcher and so on.. They also offer an amazing selection of authentic Spanish cheese and charcuterie - which would normally be my first stop but having sampled this menu on many occasions we decide to choose a selection of small plates. We choose a couple of dishes from each section plus a side of new potatoes served with spicy sobrasada and herb butter. 68

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Our first dishes to arrive is a small plate of Spanish soft cheese dumplings served with summer veg (peas, asparagus, samphire and peas shoots) and lemon dressing, which was a fresh, light and summery start to the evening. Next up was the equally bright and seasonal salad of squid, prawn, orange segments, olives, Lebanese cucumber and paprika. We enjoy both immensely but start to worry we may not have ordered the most substantial dishes on the menu. This soon changed as our next two dishes are presented to us, a roasted half aubergine with a sticky glaze, sprinkled with crunchy grains of quinoa, and a grilled fillet of mullet served with ajo blanco, aioli negra, nori and almonds. We devour both the dishes which are perfectly accompanied by a glass each of the highly recommended 4 Meses Monastrell - a beautiful red wine with notes of blackberries, cherries, vanilla, chocolate and spice. Our last plates to come out are definitely the stars of the show - slow braised Iberian pig cheeks in a sweet sour sauce, served on a bed of cauliflower puree, with tiny pickled cauliflower florets and stewed plums. The dish arrives with the side of new potatoes which are perfectly seasoned and really a dish in their own right with the spicy sausage and herb butter. The pig cheeks are rich and succulent and absolutely jam packed with flavour with the sharp bites of pickled cauliflower and sweet plums providing a mouthwatering array of flavours and textures - definitely the dish of the day in my opinion. We are just about able to squeeze in a chocolate truffle each to round of the superb meal - as ever when leaving Market I am suitably filled with delicious food, divine wine and gratitude for a restaurant getting it so right. Market is at 42 Western Rd, Hove, BN3 1JD. Tel: 01273 823707.


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THE NEW CLUB I want to be a part of it, New York, New York BY NAMMIE MATTHEWS We visited The New Club on what must have been the only bright day in August – and just as well, because it’s the best way to enjoy the view. If you’ve been to The New Club before, you’ll already know of its incredible bifolding windows – which not only allow in the glorious sunshine through two of its sides, but also an unparalleled view of the British Airways i360, West Pier and, most famously, good old Brighton beach. If you haven’t, then my god are you in for a treat – and, after this visit, I’m confident in saying this extends to the food too. After we’ve taken our seats on the long banquette on the west wall of the restaurant (the lighting is best here – and you don’t get the sun in your eyes come evening), we’re offered cocktails to kick things off. I order a Sweet ‘Rita, a complex, fruity twist on the classic Margarita (tequila, summer berry & scotch bonnet sweet vermouth, citrus, agave, £8.50), while my dining partner decides to give the Montenegro Spritz a whirl (a variation of Italy’s favourity aperitif, blending Amaro Montenegro Italian liqueur with solerno orange liqueur and aperol and coming in at £8). We’re both impressed: mine comes with three Luxardo cherries propped neatly on top, which I savour until my second glass, while my friend manages to keep hold of his for a little longer – much to my chagrin. When it comes to ordering the food, we have to shoo manager Chris away twice before we’re ready – the menu is just that appetising. When he patiently returns for a third time, we opt for the crispy fried squid (£6.50) to start, along with the zucchini (courgette to you and me – but tonight, Matthew, we’re dining in an American diner-style joint), spinach and sweet potato fritters (£6). They’re both delightfully light, the squid coming with a warm harissa mayo which packs a chilli punch. The red pepper ketchup that arrives with the zucchini fritters steals the show though, 70

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the dish having been recommended to us by a fellow BN1-er. Go figure. We accompany our mains with another round of drinks, my companion now going for the Mount Etna (rosemary gin, campari, summer berry and scotch bonnet sweet vermouth, £9) while I stick with what I know (after all – I do love a margarita). We order between us the NYC Caesar salad (£10) which is uncharacteristically juicy and full of flavour (it wouldn’t be my first choice, but I’m led to believe it was delicious nonetheless), and soft shell crab tacos (£12), which were dressed with the most perfectly light combination of wasabi aioli and pineapple salsa which made the tacos well worth the mess and subsequent handwashing. Yum. We finished our meals with the churros waffles (arriving at the table with cinnamon sugar, sea salt caramel, roasted peanuts and vanilla ice cream - £6), and an affogato accompanied with Frangelico – because I couldn’t resist (£6.50). This is not by far the first time I’ve been to The New Club, and it will certainly not be the last: with its modern casual décor, friendly staff and delightful food, it’s been enjoyed by my parents, dates, friends and my seven-year-old sister – and is perhaps the best affordable all-rounder eateries in the city. Chris the manager tells me this menu will only be around for a little while longer before the autumn menu launches, and adds that the brunch menu is a force to be reckoned with. If that’s not an excuse to return soon, we don’t know what is. The New Club is at 133-134 Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2HH. Tel: 01273 730320.


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FOOD FOR FRIENDS Honest and tasty, right in the heart of Brighton BY ANYA ZERVUDACHI Having been such a well established restaurant for so many years, when I heard Food For Friends had recently changed hands and was now the proud sister restaurant of SIX in Hove, I was keen to go check it out for myself. It had been at least a year since my last visit so I was excited to see what (if anything) had changed with the much-loved vegetarian restaurant.   We were greeted warmly by the manager, who showed us to our table which right by the window - the perfect spot to enjoy the atmosphere and watch the world go by in the bustling South Laines. Our waitress, Amber introduced herself and talked us through the pre-dinner cocktails options – including the special of the evening, which she informed us one of her own creations. I opted for the delicious sounding A-Ginda - a concoction of Brighton Gin, Rhubarb, Grapefruit, Passionfruit and Lemon which was sharp and fruity; a great way to kick things off. Natalie decided to try the special of the day which was a blend of fresh herbs and Processco.   One of the first things I notice is the menu has not changed dramatically since my last visit, with a large and varied offering of interesting sounding ‘small plates’ (starters) and relatively small selection of mains using seasonal, locally sourced produce.

For my main I am recommended the Pea, Mint and Feta Aranchini which comes served with runner beans, almond flakes, confit cherry tomato, zesty preserved lemon gel and sun-blushed tomato cream. The dish is again is a well balanced combination of flavours with the rich sun blushed tomato working brilliantly with the bright summery flavours of the feta and mint, while the lemon preserve adds a real citrus tang.

I notice my old favourite, the Inari Tofu Wraps are still on the small plates menu, so this is an easy choice for me, while Natalie opts for the tempting sounding Courgette Kofta which come served with Roasted Carrots, Apricot Puree, Coconut Tzatziki and spicy hit of Harissa. The dish is colourful and busting with flavours, the Harrisa giving the dish a great kick, which cuts through the sweetness of some of the other flavours. The Inari Tofu Wraps are as good as I remember, the tofu pockets stuffed with Brown Rice & diced Oyster Mushrooms served with a Gochujang cream and blanched Daikon - a perfectly balanced Asian dish with great depth of flavour.

We decide it would be rude to leave without trying something off the dessert menu so order a selection of homemade dark chocolate truffles, which come served with two espresso shots - much needed for a post dinner pick me up after the amount we’ve eaten.

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Natalie is recommended the equally summery offering of Halloumi, Avocado and Peach Salad, which was beautifully presented and packed with flavour, the grilled ripe Peach slices an incredible pairing with the salty slabs of Halloumi - the added roasted sweet Cashew Nuts adding another level of taste and texture. We shared a carafe of Pinot Noir which was the ideal light summery red to accompany our meal. Although both courses were plenty, we treat ourselves to a little liquid ‘something sweet’ in the form of another cocktail. Natalie goes for the Le Debut, a fruity combination of Raspberry, Blackberry, Chambord and Tonic while I decide to go for another gin based number - Lavender Laine which combined Bombay Sapphire, Apricot Brandy, Elderflower syrup and Lavender.

Our cocktails and dessert were perfect end to a perfect evening, Food For Friends certainly lives up to it’s name. Food for Friends is at 17-18 Prince Albert St, Brighton, BN1 1HF. Tel: 01273 202310.


JALDEE JALDEE Bringing global flavours to a much-loved local BY LUCY HALLETT

The vegetarian and vegan Jaldee Jaldee, who have recently taken up residency at the popular Hove pub, serve up Indian small plates, thalis and street food style dishes and have impressively already won a Brighton and Hove 'Healthy Food Award'. The friendly atmosphere and chunky wooden tables and benches suit this style of food perfectly and it's an obvious choice for a group of friends. Getting a bit over-excited at the gorgeous smells emanating from the kitchen I was ready to order.

We started off with Aloo Tikki Chaat (£5) and Sev Dahi Puri (£6) to share. The Aloo Tikki Chaat were three beautifully spiced and incredibly fragrant potato cakes, cascading with red onion, homemade chutneys and sev, while the Sev Dahi Puri were unlike anything I've tried before. The best way to describe them would be as small little taco shells, served cold, but filled with chickpeas, potatoes, onion and sev and doused in home made chutney and spicy yoghurt. The term 'taste explosion' should have been invented to describe this dish, as there was something naughtily satisfying about how they exploded in the mouth. Messy, light and incredibly

tasty; I would crawl over hot coals for another five of these bad boys. The main was a thali, which included such delights as black daal, paneer malai, chana masala, a couple of rotlis, boondi, mogo Chips, kachumber and jeera rice (£13 for one or £24 for two), in which I could not see a single fault. I washed this beautifully spiced and gorgeously sumptuous feast down with a large glass of deeply rich and very satisfying Tempranillo (£7.90) served by the friendly and humorous manager Emma. Serving every Thursday to Sunday, the husband and wife team of Jaldee Jaldee are hitting the mark with such skilful deftness and on-point flavours that even as a die-hard meat eater I would go as far to say this is the best Indian food I have eaten in Brighton for as long as I can remember. Fresh, healthy and fantastically priced I'm an absolute convert. The Bottom's Rest is at Conquer House, 16 Lower Market St, Hove, BN3 1AT. Tel: 01273 733513

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SOCIAL BOARD Sharing a message of good food BY LOUISE MALONEY Located halfway up St James Street, Social Board is the new kid on the block when it comes to lunch. Quietly understated, its black exterior is tucked in next to its neighbours. Famished on a mid-week slump, myself and my dining partner headed over to Social Board on a muggy Wednesday afternoon. Upon entering, the layout is spacious and bright. Its interior is inspired by the industrialstyle decor common to the cafe scene: the walls are lined with tiles and large steel lamps hang from the ceiling, which are evenly balanced by the wooden features which lend a warm rustic tone. On the left is the counter, behind which is the openplan kitchen where Tomasz and Atilla - the owners - are busy cooking. I immediately take to this openness and transparent layout because I love to watch people cook: I find it adds to the dining experience because you can see the whole process from start to finish. Their ethos is about making dining a social experience, hence the name, Social Board. Tomasz tells me that they want to engage with their customers, and plans to introduce a polaroid camera and pin up photos of all their visitors on the walls. We see a small courtyard out the back and choose to sit here - it's a warm day, after all. The menu is small with five sandwiches to choose from and a selection of four salads and four sides - though this will soon be extended according to customer demand. I opt for the Beetroot, apple, roast pumpkin seeds and goats cheese salad (£5), a side of smoked paprika aubergine fries (£3.50) and a raspberry lemonade kombucha to drink. Although the roast beef sandwich, we are told, is the most popular, my friend 74

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opts for the spicy lamb meatball sub with tomato coriander parsley sauce and mint turmeric yogurt dip (£7.95). We start with the aubergine fries, the verdict: simply delicious. Long gone are the days of potato fries. These aubergine strips are marinated and then fried, but not too much, so they retain their soft fleshy texture. A generous sprinkle of seasalt makes them a perfect side dish. Even better is the red pepper mayonnaise accompanying the fries which is vegan and made from scratch. You can’t tell the difference at all! Next, the meatball sandwich is attractively laid-out on a wooden board contrasted by the yellow dip dotted around the edges. It is rich and flavoursome, though not the easiest to eat as the sauce makes it a rather messy experience! The beetroot salad was small and not something that would fill me up by itself, the hemp seeds were an interesting addition, it was just a little shy of enough goats cheese to balance out the flavours for me. Considering that Social Board has only been open for three weeks it already seems a well established cafe. Tomasz tells me that despite being head chefs at Brighton's vegetarian institution Food for Friends for five and a half years, he and his brother have decided to open up to a wider market and include meat on their menu. They will however be holding pop-up events, starting with a vegan night of four courses for £21 coming to Social Board very soon. If you're looking for a low-key place to meet a friend and eat some indulgent food then I can attest - this is it! Social Board is at 21 St James's St, Brighton, BN2 1RF. Tel: 07594 215183


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Having something to munch on throughout the day when you’re going to be in the library until the wee hours is key. Why not try a basic snack template: fat | grain | protein that you can add to - picking 2 or 3 from each. Why not try? • Oatcakes (grain) with hummus (protein) and veg sticks • Cheese (fat) and crackers (grain) and a piece of fruit • Whole yoghurt pot (protein) with granola (grain) and a piece of fruit • Crackers (grain), nut butter (fat) and veg sticks These are just some ideas, not hard and fast rules. You can use with the foods you like to help you get variety and

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employability Working for your students’ union is a great way to earn extra money whilst studying. We can provide work around your timetable and you’ll gain valuable skills that can be used in your future careers including teamwork, customer service, food hygiene, cash handling, negotiation skills and more. We also have a number of great volunteering opportunities for you to gain extra experience, you can find out more about volunteering at brightonsu.com/volunteering. Joining our group of over 150 student staff is a great way to gain work experience, make new friends and have fun whilst earning money! We have jobs within our café-bars and shops but you can also get involved in work with our student voice team, communications and general admin support and more. This is a great addition to your CV and a fun part-time job during uni.

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Events We host a number of events that are open to all of our student members. We have large-scale gala events and a wide range of smaller events throughout the year to help you settle in and meet like-minded students.

We have: Freshers’ fortnight to start the year off right, Freshtival is a two week programme of nighttime events that are designed to get you settled into university life. There is something for everybody - check out our Hello Brighton programme too! Our Union Awards are designed to celebrate students, staff and volunteers at the university. We have an upbeat award ceremony, with winners that are nominated by staff and students at the university. The Garden Party is an end of year celebration in Eastbourne. This festival-style day has a range of entertainment and is designed to get you all out in the sun, reminiscing on your year and getting excited for the start of the summer! We host events in our SU CafÊ-Bars on campus during term-time which include society socials and meet-ups, quiz nights and film nights. You can also use these spaces to host your own events.

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CAFe-Bars We We have have two two café-bars café-bars in in Brighton, Brighton, one one on on Moulsecoomb Moulsecoomb campus campus and and in in Falmer. Falmer. The money you spend in our students’ union outlets is invested back into your union. We provide you with affordable, on-campus food and drinks, helping you save money whilst benefitting your own student experience!

Basement Central Basement Central is located on Moulsecoomb campus in the Cockcroft building, it’s a great place to meet friends, grab a Starbucks or eat a delicious meal after a long day of lectures, labs or seminars.

The Hive The Hive is on Falmer campus in Ringmer House and has a range of lunch options. Come along to relax with friends, have a coffee and play a board game. You’ll feel right at home. VEGAN AND GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN ALL OF OUR CAFE-BARS.

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Shops We also have a shop on every campus, in these shops you’ll find snacks, stationery supplies and of course, your trusty meal deal. If you’re in need of specialist supplies, head to Grand Parade and Mithras House. Grand Parade is jam packed with art supplies and Mithras has a wide array of architecture essentials, you can also ask our friendly shop assistants to order in certain equipment that you require.

You can also shop online We have a wide range of university hoodies, t-shirts, baseball jackets and more in store and online. Head to brighton.universityhoodies.org to buy yours today!

yoyo You can now pay in all of these outlets with the Yoyo app. This app allows you to pay with your phone and earn loyalty points to gain rewards. Download Yoyo today on the app store.


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Student Voice We are here to represent you throughout your time at university and support student-led campaigns to improve your academic experience.

ons Students’ Union Leadership Electi The The Students’ Students’ Union Union Leadership Leadership Elections Elections are are held held every every year year in in the the spring spring term. term. By By standing standing for for aa position, position, you you can can make make aa real real difference difference to to the the university university experience experience for for all all students students at at Brighton. Brighton. Every Every student student has has the the opportunity opportunity to to vote vote -- it’s it’s important important that that you you do do as as these these people people will will lead lead your your student student body body and and shape shape your your university university experience. experience.

full-time Officer team

You’ll see your full-time officer team around campus during your time here. They represent your views and work everyday to improve your university experience. Make sure you get to know them by popping in for a chat, catch them at events throughout the year or contact them on social media.

Become a Volunteer Officer

You can also become a volunteer officer. These officers represent specific communities within the student body such as BME, Ethics & Environment, Mature, LGBTQ+ and more. You’ll get the chance to run awareness events and campaigns that improve the lives of students.

course reps

A Course Representative is a student that volunteers to represent your viewpoint at a course level and ensure that you’re getting the most of your university experience. The elected Rep will attend meetings and raise any issues that their peers are having, in order to enable student feedback and ensure changes are being made. If you’re interested in becoming a Course Rep, let your course leader know at the beginning of the year. An informal election is held to decide who will be the representative for each course during your time at university.


Health & Wellbeing Here Here at at Brighton Brighton Students’ Students’ Union Union we we do do many many things things to to support support you you with with your your health health & & wellbeing. wellbeing. We We understand understand that that whilst whilst university university isis an an amazing amazing experience experience –– itit can can sometimes sometimes be be stressful, stressful, so so we we provide provide services services to to help help you. you.

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advice Our Advice team, as part of BSU Support, are here to help you with any difficulties you may face as a student. You can visit us if you need to find out more about academic misconduct; mitigating circumstances; appeals; complaints; thinking of leaving university; disciplinary issues; Fitness to Practice and Bullying and Harassment. We are here to inform you of the options available and to help you make choices to resolve any issues that affect your university life. We are independent from the university and any information you share with us is confidential. BSU Support help over 1,000 of our members every year, don’t hesitate to visit them if you need any advice.

Contact Please book an appointment before popping in, so we can make sure we’re around. If it’s an urgent matter, you can check our website for drop-in details. To book an appointment, email bsusupport@brighton.ac.uk

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Bucket List Fish and chips on the beach Visit Brighton Palace Pier Take a trip up the i360 Take a hike at Devil’s Dyke Have a picnic in Stanmer Park Conquer the Brighton Zipline Dance the night away at Spiegeltent Travel to Eastbourne to see Beachy Head Cycle to Rottingdean on a sunny day

Visit the Open Market on London Road Upload a pic of the West Pier to Instagram Have fun at Brighton Marina Indulge at Choccywoccydoodah Battle your friends at Laserzone Check out Paddle Round the Pier Enjoy a milkshake at JB’s American Diner Go to Boundary festival Grab an ice cream on the beach

Get involved in the Great Escape festival Try out watersports at Hove Lagoon Meet Fatboy Slim and Superhans Watch the Christmas lights switch on Visit the Brighton Dome Run or watch the Brighton Marathon Go ice skating at the Pavilion Have a spooky Halloween at our Pier Party Get lost in the Laines Visit the Duke of York cinema... ...and see a show at Komedia Participate in Brighton Pride Go on a walking tour Play volleyball on the beach Take a trip on an open top bus Go to a food festival See the seafront in style on the Volks railway Take a trip to the Sealife Centre

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Top tips for freshers Have the best university experience possible by following our top tips! Get involved Whatever your age, campus or background there is something for you. Joining a society or sports club is such a special and unique opportunity that you may never get to do again! We also have multiple volunteering opportunities and events, where you can meet other like-minded students. Budget Financial stress can be a problem for some students during university, but there are ways to ease this worry. Deciding on a budget and sticking to it is so important as it’ll help you stay on track all year. There our also many great ways of saving money through discounts, one of which is buying a Totum card (powered by NUS Extra) for exclusive discounts both locally and nationally. Seek support if you need to… Don’t hesitate to visit our BSU Support team if you’re struggling, they’re here to help you navigate difficulties. Manage your workload Try to stay on top of your workload to minimise stress, this can be achieved easily by making a schedule. Use your BSU wallplanner to plan your week, you’ll get one from us when you start! Give feedback If you’re not having the best time at university, remember that there is something you can do about it. Speak to us about campaigning for change or give your feedback in surveys. Take advantage of every opportunity Make the most of every situation and get the best experience you can by trying new things. Document it! This will be such an important time in your life, filled with happy memories. Don’t forget to document them and share them with us on social media using #hellobrighton


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