Pubs: Vaccine passport plan ‘unworkable and baseless’

Leading voices from the UK pub and hospitality industry have branded vaccine passport entry plans as ‘unworkable and baseless’. There have been suggestions that landlords may be required to check the vaccine status of patrons on entry, if they wish to operate without social distancing measures. Leading figures within the British hospitality industry have lambasted any such suggestions, claiming that they are not only baseless … Continue reading Pubs: Vaccine passport plan ‘unworkable and baseless’

Food: Boozy ice cream coming to Brighton with Mr Tipsy

Mr Tipsy, an alcoholic ice cream brand, is coming to sunny Brighton and Hove this summer. The brainchild of Tom Gathercole, Mr Tipsy has been granted the necessary alcohol licence to operate in sunny Brighton and Hove – or to be exact, 46 George Street! One as-yet-unnamed councillors had objected to the move and quite ludicrously claimed that alcohol-infused ice cream may lead to an … Continue reading Food: Boozy ice cream coming to Brighton with Mr Tipsy

Music: Band Pond festival lineup announced – Delta Sleep headlining

Bad Pond Festival, taking place on 5 September at the iconic Brighton Concorde has finalised its lineup, with the mighty Delta Sleep set to headline. Organised by the wonderful Small Pond Records, Bad Pond Festival will be a triumphant return for Brighton gigs, and live music in general. Tickets are available HERE RIGHT NOW The full lineup for Bad Pond Festival 2021 is: Delta Sleep … Continue reading Music: Band Pond festival lineup announced – Delta Sleep headlining

Music: Projector release ZERO

Brighton garage punk invaders, Projector, have released new single, ZERO. Projector have released their latest single, ZERO; an abrasive noise rock punch in the head that goes big on sonic soundscapes, and little on faff. Clocking in at under three minutes, the Brighton trio pack a hell of a lot of action into one song. Discordant verse melodies break into absolutely massive fuzz bomb choruses … Continue reading Music: Projector release ZERO

Art: SEAS launches The Force of Fantasy exhibition

Brighton art hub, the Socially Engaged Art Salon, has launched its latest exhibition – The Force of Fantasy. “Fantasy is not equated with what is not real, but rather with what is not yet real.” Taking Judith Butler’s essay ‘The Force of Fantasy: Feminism, Mapplethorpe, and Discursive Excess’ as a starting point, this exhibition proposes that fantasy is a powerful tool to not only imagine … Continue reading Art: SEAS launches The Force of Fantasy exhibition

Kill The Bill march held on Saturday

The people of Brighton and Hove took to the streets on Saturday 20 March to protest the Police Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. The socially-distanced protest worked its way through the city from 2pm, ending at a demonstration on Hove Lawns. Those involved are fighting a reprehensible piece of legislature being rushed through commons by the Tory party, that seeks to criminalise protest under the … Continue reading Kill The Bill march held on Saturday

Food: Really Happy Chicken bring back buffalo burgers and wings

Brighton vegan fried chicken experts, Really Happy Chicken have brought back their house-made buffalo burgers and wings, which is just the best news going. Having recently relocated to a swanky new site on West Street, Really Happy Chicken have gone from strength to strength since they first opened in early summer. An unexpected casualty of this success, however, was the vegan fried chicken experts housemade … Continue reading Food: Really Happy Chicken bring back buffalo burgers and wings

Music: Top Left Club release debut single RIP

Brighton synth punk terrors, Top Left Club, have released their debut single RIP. Formed in the hideous depths of 2020, the band have gone about their business in true DIY fashion, to date playing a number of livestreamed gigs, and releasing demos recorded in a practice garage. Top Left Club have now, however, released their first track proper, RIP. Featuring members of Skinny Milk, Rotten … Continue reading Music: Top Left Club release debut single RIP

Culture: Brighton Games Festival could be coming

A Wired Sussex report has put forward plans to launch a Brighton Games Festival to showcase the wealth of talent in the city. Brighton and Hove is one of the most innovative – and in per capita terms, strongest – cities in the entire UK when it comes to video games. Now, following a report by Wired Sussex and property developer First Base (the firm … Continue reading Culture: Brighton Games Festival could be coming

Music: Nierra Creek releasing debut EP 7 April

Brighton electronic/folk duo Nierra Creek will release their highly-anticipated debut EP on 7 April. The band – comprising singer/songwriter Ryan Deag and composer Sebastian Muller – have already shared two tracks from the upcoming release; the beautifully vulnerable Born a Child and the urgern Burn Out The Fire. Second single, Burn Out The Fire was described on these very pages as “imbued with passion and … Continue reading Music: Nierra Creek releasing debut EP 7 April