Music: Loda.mi release second single, Stay True

Brighton electronic pop duo Loda.mi have released their second single, the achingly beautiful Stay True. Following on from debut single Dial-up, Stay True is a deeply personal ode to breaking through barriers and facing oneself in order to overcome struggles and creative output. The track sets this exploration of self-doubt against an airy electronic soundscape – a juxtaposition that only serves to highlight the weight … Continue reading Music: Loda.mi release second single, Stay True

Art: Citywide storytelling event, HERstory, sheds light on hidden female experiences

HERstory is a city-wide audio storytelling experience that uncovers women’s lives and work usually hidden from history. Part of the Brighton Festival (1 May – 31 May) these are the real stories of Brighton-based women as they have lived through the COVID-19 pandemic. Insightful and inspiring, HERstory brings to life the works of writers including Sabrina Mahfouz, Jade Anouka, Kate O’Donnell, Nessah Muthy, Monsay Whitney, … Continue reading Art: Citywide storytelling event, HERstory, sheds light on hidden female experiences

Music: Nierra Creek self titled EP – Elegant, open-hearted electronic/folk

Brighton-based duo Nierra Creek have released their debut EP, a self-titled affair bursting with life, passion and honesty. Prior to release the group – comprising Somerset songwriter Ryan Deag and Swiss producer Sebastian Müller – have made waves within the Brighton music scene with a number of intimate shows, and the release of singles ‘Born a Child’ and ‘Burn Out the Fire’. Now, with the … Continue reading Music: Nierra Creek self titled EP – Elegant, open-hearted electronic/folk

Music: Pool Valley Music hosting emerging artist showcase 15 April

Brighton independent label, Pool Valley Music is hosting a livestream show on 15 April, featuring some of the best new acts from its extensive roster. The free livestream event will see seven of Brighton’s best new bands take to the Komedia stage from 8pm on Thursday 15 April. The lineup includes: Matilda Bond, Atticomatic, Slant, China Bamboo, Caramel, Deafpony and Cloud. Pool Valley is a … Continue reading Music: Pool Valley Music hosting emerging artist showcase 15 April

Art: Brighton Fringe returning in new hybrid form, tickets on sale 16 April

Brighton Fringe is returning to our wonderful city as a hybrid event Friday 28 May – Sunday 27 June 2021 2019 was record-breaking for Brighton Fringe with over 600,000 attendees, while 2020 saw the Festival explore digital performance for the first time. Now, for 2021, England’s largest arts festival is back with the most exciting and unusual cabaret, circus and comedy, dance, drama and drag! … Continue reading Art: Brighton Fringe returning in new hybrid form, tickets on sale 16 April

Music: I’m The Same by Murmur, a thrillingly unsettling alt-rock stormer

Brighton alt-rock trio Murmur have released new single I’m The Same, a thrillingly unsettling, doomy stormer. The second single from an upcoming EP, I’m The Same is a dark, despairing crawl through the weeds of personal self doubt. The track is sludgy, unsettling, and sees the band delve to a new depth of heaviness. Get the track right now Such is not to say that … Continue reading Music: I’m The Same by Murmur, a thrillingly unsettling alt-rock stormer

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

Art: No guarantee summer events will go ahead

Brighton’s licensing manager has said that there are no guarantees summer events like Pride, Fringe, Warren and the Brighton Festival will go ahead. Jim Whitelegg made the comments after a councillor questioned why the city was yet to respond to recent announcements from festival operators that their events will certainly be taking place. Brighton Pride recently put tickets up on sale for its 2021 edition, … Continue reading Art: No guarantee summer events will go ahead

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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

Art: Warren Festival running free entry competition

The Warren Festival is running a free-to-enter competition, the winner of which will bag a bespoke day out for two. If you’re looking for a lovely local day out this summer then look no further – the wonderful Warren Festival is offering the chance to win a bespoke day out for two and feature on all their socials (if you’re into that kind of thing, … Continue reading Art: Warren Festival running free entry competition