The Shoorah Box vintage fashion service smashes funding target, launching in November

The Shoorah Box, an independent vintage fashion subscription service has secured launch funding through the Natwest Back Her Business initiative. Header image by Katie Town: Facebook // Instagram // Contact The Shoorah Box is a “vintage gift and subscription box service which aims to encapsulate the style and energy of the 60s and 70s, with a twist,” and was founded by Harriet Dakin. “Combining creatively … Continue reading The Shoorah Box vintage fashion service smashes funding target, launching in November

Brighton named most vegan city in UK, Argus readers react as badly as you’d expect

Brighton has one more been named the most vegan-friendly city in the UK and as you’d expect, the gremlins that read that Argus have had a fair bit to say about it. It’s official – Brighton and Hove is the most vegan-friendly place in the UK, or so says the experts at holiday rental firm Holidu (we’ve never heard of them either). Our fair city … Continue reading Brighton named most vegan city in UK, Argus readers react as badly as you’d expect

Ditz: “Playing live is the heart of the band”

Brighton-based noise-rock mavericks, Ditz, had big plans for 2020. A rapidly-growing fan base, summer festivals and a massive support slot with Idles meant the year look to be a good one. Unfortunately Covid put a considerable spanner in the works, but that didn’t stop Ditz – An EP under their belt, new tracks written and now a return to the stage for Live is Alive, … Continue reading Ditz: “Playing live is the heart of the band”

Libra Libra: “With art people just keep going and I think that is the beauty of it.”

Brighton is a wonderful metling pot of people, art and culture, comments Beth from garage-punk visionaries Libra Libra. We caught up with the band ahead of their first show in six months, this Saturday’s Live is Alive showcase. How is the band approaching Live is Alive? It must seem odd having such a gap between playing shows! We’re very excited to be playing live again … Continue reading Libra Libra: “With art people just keep going and I think that is the beauty of it.”

Komedia: “Live performance is part of the very fabric of our community”

Header image by Indy Brewer // Instagram: Indyebrewer // Site: http://www.indybrewer.com Komedia is one of Brighton’s most iconic venues. Situated in the very heart of the city, it has held host to countless bands, comedians, film events and club nights within its storied walls. Ahead of Live is Alive, we spoke to Komedia’s Lex Hollingworth about working with other venues to create the event, the … Continue reading Komedia: “Live performance is part of the very fabric of our community”

How do you see colour? Open now at Jubilee Library, online

How do you see colour?, a photographic exhibition exploring the experiences of some of the black and POC communities in Brighton and London is open now at the Jubilee Library and online. Presented by PhotoVoice and the Socially Engaged Art Salon (SEAS) How do you see colour? showcases the work of five photographers: Koffi Nguessan, Jade Hylton, Diensen Pamben, Crystal Alleyne and Deshe M Gully. … Continue reading How do you see colour? Open now at Jubilee Library, online

Dead Slow Tattoo and Jimi’s Barbershop teaming up for spooky Halloween stream showcase

Two of the spookiest businesses on the block, Dead Slow Tattoo Co and Jimi’s Barbershop are teaming up to raise a Halloween stream spectacular from the dead. The live music event will be broadcast straight from the Dead Slow crypt (downstairs) and will feature the city’s most mysterious synth punks Top Left Club. The Halloween spooktacular was announced via a cryptic post which read: “Missing … Continue reading Dead Slow Tattoo and Jimi’s Barbershop teaming up for spooky Halloween stream showcase

Live is Alive! a “special event”

Live is Alive is bringing together the full breadth of Brighton’s music scene for a special, emotional event, comments Anna Moulson of Melting Vinyl. Whilst tickets for the opening night are sold out, streaming passes are available for the historic concert via The Dome. Livestream tickets for Live is Alive! Saturday 17 October HERE How did you get involved with the Live is Alive project? … Continue reading Live is Alive! a “special event”

Yumi and the Weather: We need to do everything we can to keep the arts alive

Header image by Emilia Cox // @EmiliaAliceCox // Yumi and the Weather : Instagram // Facebook // Twitter // Bandcamp Yumi and the Weather will be bringing its unique brand of dreamy electric pop to the Brighton Dome for the very first Live is Alive showcase this coming Saturday. We caught up with singer, composer and all round multi-instrumentalist Ruby Taylor ahead of the event … Continue reading Yumi and the Weather: We need to do everything we can to keep the arts alive

Happy Maki owner accused of biphobia, transphobia by ex-employees

A collective of 10 former Happy Maki employees have released a joint statement accusing owner Anna MacDonald of transphobic and biphobic actions. On Thursday 8 October 10 former employees of Happy Maki released a joint statement detailing their collective resignations due to the actions of owner Anna MacDonald. “In the past week, 10 staff members from the Happy Maki Brighton store, have quit over the … Continue reading Happy Maki owner accused of biphobia, transphobia by ex-employees