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welcome to TOM - The Old Market Welcome to TOM - The Old Market this Autumn 2012. Whatever your interests, we’re sure you’ll find something great to see this season. To keep up to date with us, sign up for our fortnightly e-newsletter online, and follow us on twitter and facebook at TOMvenue. We look forward to seeing you soon. The TOM Team

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04-05 city reads 06-07 gigs & live music 08-11 brighton comedy festival 12-13 family events 13-14 other events and shows 15-16 full listings 16 how to find us

introducing our new club night: music

white mink: electro swing speakeasy

// The #03 best party in the UK

as voted by MIXMAG

White Mink and TOM are very pleased to be joining forces for an exciting new run of quarterly events. White Mink is the hottest club night and promoter in town right now. They were already the critically acclaimed originators of a speakeasy and swing revival “taking clubland by storm” The Daily Telegraph. Expect high production values, cutting edge but accessible music, world-class performers, a fantastic atmosphere and surprises galore! Dress code & line-up details online.

FRIDAY 05 october | doors 18:00 | £10 adv / £12 door & FRIDAY 07 december | £10 adv / £12 door

city books presents: event

caitlin moran: moranthology

// award-winning columnist & author

City books presents Caitlin Moran with her new book. MORANTHOLOGY is proof that Caitlin can actually be ‘quite chatty’ about many things, including cultural, social and political issues which are usually the province of learned professors, or hot-shot wonks – and not a woman who once, as an experiment, put a wasp in a jar, and got it stoned.

WEDNESDAY 17 october | 18:30 | £8

city reads 2012: event

vintage fair

// vintage bargains

for discerning hipsters

Get your retro kicks and sate your appetite for all things vintage at this all-day celebration of 50s music, fashion and fads. With vintage stalls selling clothes, furniture, accessories and home ware – plus on-site stylists for that essential period grooming – now you too can get fashioned up 50s style.

SATURDAY 06 october | 11:00-18:00 | £2 on the door


police boxes and picture houses

// a journey through

1950s Brighton

My Policeman brilliantly evokes a bygone Brighton; how how closely does this fictional portrait match up to real-life 50s city? Join historian Geoffrey Mead as he explores the people, places and distinctive ambience of his native city during this iconic post-war decade.

SATURDAY 06 October | 16:00-17:00 | £10 including afternoon tea and cake

the book doctor: laura lockington

Are you stuck in a rut with your reading regime? Want to branch out but don’t know your Bond from your Balzac? A trip to the book doctor will pick you up from your literary low and send you off with your own personal reading remedy.

SATURDAY 06 October | 14:00-16:00 | £Free


1950s make-up masterclass

// with Tasleen Carstairs

Interactive 2 hour masterclass on the secret art of looking good 50s style. Combines beauty tips and makeover magic with a dash of social history. Products supplied.

SATURDAY 06 October | 11:00-13:00 | £15.00 adv.

a series events based on:

my policeman

by bethan


“a beautifully written modern tragedy

…from page one I could not put this book down” Andrew Kay, The Latest

For the first time, City Reads are fixing their literary gaze on home shores as they invite you to read Bethan Roberts’ brilliant new novel My Policeman: a tender and tragic love triangle set in 1950s Brighton. Enjoy the journey and happy city reading!


bethan roberts in conversation with lynne truss

// conclude your City Reads journey as Bethan Roberts takes centre stage for a live discussion

Find out what drew Bethan Roberts, author of My Policeman, to the book’s subject and themes. This live discussion discusses the challenges of stepping back five decades into Brighton’s past and the pleasures and pitfalls of assuming unfamiliar voices. Whatever your City Reads experience so far, join us as we celebrate the power and pleasure of reading – together. Lynne Truss is a writer of journalism, drama, fiction and non-fiction. She is best known for her bestselling book Eats, Shoots & Leaves.

SUNDAY 07 october 15:00 | £8.00

bethan roberts // above left: lynne truss

gigs and live music music

mahala rai banda

zaza music

// “fast and

furious dance floor work-outs with a rocksolid uptempo groove, frenetic horn riffs and punchy Roma scat singing”


An explosive fusion of Balkan and Gypsy rhythms and lightning-fast melodies from the Romanian band whose songs featured all over the Borat soundtrack - be transported straight to a Gypsy wedding.

ThURSDAY 04 october | 19:30 | £15 adv. / £17 door

brighton’s finest present: the mojo fins music

Hitting the kind of high you expect from something religious – The Mojo Fins prove themselves to be an exceptional band. Plus support from: Shona Foster and Apples & Eve.


FRIDAY 30 november | 19:30 | £10 adv. £12 door

django django

one inch badge The acclaimed UK quartet play a UK tour. Support TBC. t: @thedjangos

MONDAY 29 october | 19:30 £12 adv. only

“a thrilling, ultra-modern strain of psychedelia that ranges across musical genres without sacrificing its redoubtable primal intensity”

one inch badge // nomadis

// “characteristically disjointed but ultimately digestible melodic nuggets”



The Skinny

WHY? is three Cincinnati-bred gentlemen who’ve shared a whole lotta past together. Two of them are brothers. They like being in a band together so don’t ask about it. Now, it happens to be 2012, so there’s a new EP called Sod in the Seed and a new LP, their fifth.

MONDAY 08 october | 19:30 | £14 adv. | 14+ only

my darling clementine

terrace cred


// “truly thrilling”

Mojo Magazine

My Darling Clementine is singer-songwriter Michael Weston King and singing and life partner Lou Dalgleish. Together they perform Country duets with echoes of those great Country duet albums of the Sixties and Seventies - George and Tammy, Porter and Dolly, etc. Plus support.

MONDAY 15 october | 20:00 | £15 adv.


whalefest live

whale planet

// an evening of music helping raise awareness for whales and dolphins everywhere

Part of a weeklong series of events Whalefest Live brings artists from Brighton and beyond together for an evening of great music in support of Whale and Dolphin conservation. Join us for an evening with Anna Rice, Jose Vanders, Nick Willams, Adam Lucas, Lewis McKale and You and Me Tree. The night is part of WhaleFest, the world’s celebration of wild whales and dolphins, being held in Brighton.

SATURDAY 27 october | 19:00 | £7 adv. / £9 door

brighton comedy festival 2012 late night gimp fight comedy

// “a gloriously funny spunkstorm of bad taste” Chortle

The country’s most exciting sketch group are back with their biggest, boldest and best show yet. The Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards Nominees and Chortle Award Winners have created an hour of mind-blowingly funny sketches, inspired songs and outrageously imaginative setpieces. “Quite brilliant” 4 Stars The Times. t: @gimpfight

FRIDAY 12 october | 19:30 | £12.00 (conc. £10.00)


terry alderton

// “unmissable”

5stars Threeweeks

The multi award winning Sun Stand Up of the Year 2011 Terry Alderton brings his brand new show to Brighton! A spellbinding combination of noises, the voices, the shoes incredible physicality and a mind-blowing insight into the inner workings of a fantastic comedy mind. As seen on BBC Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow.

SATURDAY 13 october | 19:30 | £14.00 (conc. £12.00)


paul zerdin: puppet master

// it’s not just the puppets he’s controlling!

With more than 3 million hits on YouTube, Paul Zerdin, the internationally acclaimed ventriloquist returns to the live arena in 2012 with Puppet Master, an exhilarating new show, jam-packed with surprises, twists and turns. “Zerdin’s attention to detail and his use of dynamics is quite breath-taking” Times.

SUNDAY 14 october | 19:30 | £14.00 (conc. £12.00)

05-20 october

[If unspecified, events are suitable for age 16+]


storytellers’ club

// with sarah bennetto and james dowdeswell

Comedians gather round the campfire to tell witching hour tales. Sarah, James and special guests from the festival, just telling stories. Brilliant ones. Simple as that really. You show. We tell. “Just go and see it” Time Out.


SUNDAY 14 october | 21:30 | £10.00

time out live’s friday night freakshow // where the darkest recesses of comedy and cabaret come out to play... After smash hit sell-out shows in 2010, 2011 and 2012 at London’s Southbank Festival, Friday Night Freakshow is ready and raring to take on Brighton Comedy Festival!Spend your Friday night with Time Out Live’s twisted showcase of shocking and salacious comedy, peppered with the dark and delicious delights of the alternative cabaret circuit.


FRIDAY 12 october | 21:30 | £15.00

comic strip // comics. stripping. a shower of 50’s glamour

Fresh from a sell-out Adelaide Fringe run and Edinburgh Festival success, Comic Strip explodes into Brighton in a shower of 50’s glamour. Featuring the hottest burlesque performers and finest comedians it’s a line up show like no other. Comics. Stripping. Done. Previous guests include Jimeoin, Pajama Men, Zoe Lyons and Jason Byrne. 4 Stars Adelaide Now.

SATURDAY 13 october 21:30 | £15.00 | 18+

brighton comedy festival 2012 [cont.] comedy

steve hughes: big issues

comedy store management

// “see him while it’s still legal” Chortle

Inimitable Australian comic and ex heavy metal drummer, Steve Hughes embarks upon his eagerly-awaited debut tour. Direct from sell-out shows at the Sydney and Melbourne Comedy Festivals and storming sets on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC One), Stand Up For The Week (CH4) & One Night Stand (Dave). Expect intelligent, straight-talking social commentary from one of the most original and thoughtprovoking performers to grace the UK circuit. “Hard-edged social commentary at its best” Times. “Outstanding” Metro.

ThURSDAY 18 october | 19:30 | £14.00 (conc. £12.00)

angela barnes & friends comedy

// enjoy the company of Angela and her funny friends

Winner of the 2011 BBC New Comedy Award Angela Barnes cordially invites you to an evening of fun filled good times as she hosts some of the most exciting acts around. “a beautifully paced performance” Chortle.

ThURSDAY 18 october | 21:30 | £10.00


alexei sayle

// first stand-up tour in 16 years

Alexei Sayle returns to live performance with his first standup tour in over 16 years - testdriving new material at the best small venues in the UK… “A true legend goes back to his roots” Time Out. “Still gobby and engagingly self-deprecating” Standard. “Modern Comedy? We owe it all to one man.” Chortle

FRIDAY 19 october | 19:30 £14.00 (conc. £12.00)

05-20 october tony law: maximum nonsense

show and tell


// “the sherpa

of stand-up”

Stewart Lee

Gloriously absurd, loud and ridiculous comedy. As seen on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Russell Howard’s Good News and Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle. Tony won the Amused Moose Laughter Award 2011 and the Chortle Breakthrough Award 2012. “Law’s genius for the random makes Salvador Dali look about as abstract as Constable” 5 Stars Metro. “Clever and blithely zany” 4 Stars Telegraph.

SATURDAY 20 october | 19:30 | £12.00 (conc. £10.00)

funny women: brighton nights comedy

After a series of highly successful nights this year, we’re back in our favourite seaside town of Brighton. Join Funny Women to see some fantastic Winners and Finalists from this year’s Funny Women Awards. Enjoy a special performance from this year’s Funny Women Awards Winner and Variety Award Winner.

SATURDAY 20 october | 21:00 | £10.00

and our monthly mirth... comedy


// monthly comedy night with headline and new stand-up

Previously: Seann Walsh, Mark Little, Sean McLoughlin, Phil Kay, Katherine Ryan. “An incredibly well programmed evening of comedy talents” 4 Stars Latest 7. Listings online.

ThURSDAYS 11 october, 08 november & 13 december| 20:00 (bar from 18:00) | £3.00 on the door

family friendly... dumbshow theatre


clockheart boy

// “the performances are so tender, the characters can’t fail to steal your heart”

The Guardian

When a boy with no heart is washed ashore, the Professor and his creations vow to bring him back to life. Dumbshow invites you to an original fairytale that explores grief and love; Clockheart Boy meditates on death whilst fizzing with life. “Children will love the colour and energy, while adults will wonder at this subtle story” The Scotsman.

ThURSDAY 01 november | 11:30 & 15:00 | £7.00 (Children £5.00) | Age 6+ and for “Brave children”!

the family drawing circus

draw brighton


// a splash of colour and creation for all DRAW’s annual Drawing Circus event opens up to families for the first time; costumed models will pose to be drawn with our experienced tutors on hand to get the whole family doodling. Materials provided.

SATURDAY 03 november | 15:3016:30 | £3.00 | All ages welcome


sid’s show

// sid from CBeebies

Join Sid live on stage in a fantastic fun-filled adventure that’ll knock your socks off! An interactive experience crammed with games, songs, poems and magic that will leave you with a smile on your face and a spring in your step.

TUESDAY 30 october | 11:00 & 14:00 | £11.00 (Conc. £8.50) | Families with children aged 3+

cerys by candlelight

cerys matthews


// winter warming magic, all the family invited along…

The Cerys by Candlelight Tour will roll into town and snuggle down in TOM for a festive feast of music, poetry, and the purely unexpected that makes each and every Cerys Matthews live show a unique experience. Be warned, you will all have little option but to sing along!

SATURDAY 15 december | 20:00 | £23.50

other events and shows... theatre


south east dance, the basement Reckless Sleepers’ visually mesmerizing performance that sways between question and answer, chaos and order, what we can measure and what we cannot. “An alluring blend of philosophical richness and hypnotic visuals” **** Guardian.

ThURSDAY 25 october | 19:30 | £10.00 (Conc. £8.00)


iOpen spoken word

Another bumper evening of free verse. Joining us in TOM’s Bar will be our regulars along with special guests. Brought to you in association with Brainfruit – Poetry for All

TUESDAY 02 october | 19:30 | £Free non-ticketed


the phoot camp exhibition


// showcase and photo gallery

Showcasing the work of over 20 “Phoot campers” (an inviteonly annual creative retreat). This free talk accompanies a month-long exhibition.

TUESDAY 09 october | 18:30 | £Free non-ticketed

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