Food: BangBao, the best new vegan restaurant in Brighton

BangBao, a fully vegan bao bun restaurant in central Brighton is everything you could ever want and a whole lot more. At a time when most of us have been screaming into the abyss and wondering just how we are going to make it to summer, BangBao, a vegan bao bun joint in Brighton’s North Laine, has come to save the day. Nestled among the … Continue reading Food: BangBao, the best new vegan restaurant in Brighton

Music: Top Left Club releasing debut album on Beast Records

Brighton synth punks, Top Left Club, will release ‘Shoulders at 90’ on Beast Records this summer. Brighton synth punk future warriors, Top Left Club, will be releasing their debut record ‘Shoulders at 90’ on Beast Records. Having formed in the depths of lockdown, the outfit are yet to play a show good and proper, but this hasn’t stopped them generating considerable interest within the local … Continue reading Music: Top Left Club releasing debut album on Beast Records

Pubs: Over 200 business leaders call on Govt for emergency support

More than 200 business leaders from the pub and hospitality sector have called on the government for immediate emergency support. A letter, co-signed by more than 200 members of the British pub and hospitality sectors, has warned that without immediate financial assistance a wave of closures is inevitable. UKHospitality, the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA), the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII), and a raft … Continue reading Pubs: Over 200 business leaders call on Govt for emergency support

Music: Nature TV release new single ‘You & Me’

Brighton dream-pop specialists, Nature TV, have released their latest single – the effortless, velvety cool ‘You & Me’. Brighton dream-pop specialists Nature TV share new cut ‘You and Me’, arriving 26 February via indie label Nice Guys (T Evann, Ralph TV, Butter Bath). Straddling a line between the hazy suburbia of Real Estate and the waterside stillness of Nick Drake, the band’s latest offering sees … Continue reading Music: Nature TV release new single ‘You & Me’

Food: The Bok Shop eyes UK expansion after funding boost

Brighton’s The Bok Shop has secured £1.2m in private equity funding and will now look to expand its retail estate across the UK. The pride of East Street, and arguably Brighton’s best chicken joint, The Bok Shop, is planning to open 10 new sites over the next two years following a private equity deal. The £1.2m funding agreement will allow owners to build on their … Continue reading Food: The Bok Shop eyes UK expansion after funding boost

Food: BangBao bringing the vegan buns to Brighton

The Brighton vegan scene now has its own dedicated bao spot – BangBao BangBao, a 100 percent plant-based bao bun restaurant, has opened on North Road, in the heart of Brighton’s North Laine. Opened by Dominic Sherriff, 26, and Amy Bennett, 21, the kitchen takes inspiration from a variety of Asian cuisines and is dead set on sustainability. The pair have more than 13 years … Continue reading Food: BangBao bringing the vegan buns to Brighton

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Art: Brighton Fringe celebrates, registration still open

Lockdown updates have given renewed hope that Brighton Fringe 2021 will be going ahead in all its wonderful glory. Registration for Brighton Fringe 2021 is still open, and with the good news over lockdown easing, it is shaping up to be an absolute belter. Brighton Fringe is imploring us all to #CelebrateFringe ahead of the Spring showcase. Taking place on 28 May – 27 June … Continue reading Art: Brighton Fringe celebrates, registration still open

Music: Melting Vinyl teams up with BIMM, Latest, for new livestream show

Melting Vinyl, BIMM and Latest Music Bar are joining forces on a livestream event showcasing the best of up-and-coming Brighton talent. Melting Vinyl Brighton is teaming up with BIMM Brighton and Latest Music Bar to bring us music fans a new live streamed show, featuring the best singer-songwriters and acoustic acts that the famous music uni has to offer. Taking place on 25 March at … Continue reading Music: Melting Vinyl teams up with BIMM, Latest, for new livestream show

Lockdown roadmap: What it actually means

The UK Government has released its four step plan to getting out of Lockdown. Here is what it means to Brighton, Hove, and everywhere. A four step plan for getting the UK back to a semblance of normality has been revealed – with pubs, bars and restaurants still facing lengthy closures. There will be a minimum five week gap between each rule change to allow … Continue reading Lockdown roadmap: What it actually means

Music: Spinal Chord Records release Bathouse debut

New Brighton music label, Spinal Chord Records, has released the Bathouse debut EP on tape here in the UK. Spinal Chord Records – a new Brighton music label – has released its first tape; the Bathouse self-titled EP. The Swedish garage-punk three piece released a vinyl variant through their native Happiest Place Records, but have now been committed to tape for the first time. The … Continue reading Music: Spinal Chord Records release Bathouse debut