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

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’

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: Vegan Noms completes rebrand

Brighton vegan heroes, the aptly-named Vegan Noms have completed a total rebrand. Having started operation at The World’s End on London Road, the kitchen has quickly risen to prominence over lockdown. With its mix of innovative burgers, loaded fries and sides, VeganNoms has grown far past expectation, as owners admit. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Vegan Noms (@vegannomsuk) The business is … Continue reading Food: Vegan Noms completes rebrand

Nierra Creek release debut single Born a Child

Brighton duo Nierra Creek have realsed their debut single, Born a Child, an intimate take on emotional acceptance. Brighton folk/electronic music duo Nierra Creek have released their debut single, Born a Child, an intimate, honest take on emotional intelligance, appreciation and acceptance. Regarding the inspiration behind the track, frontman Ryan Deag commented: “As children it is mind blowing how little we are taught about emotional … Continue reading Nierra Creek release debut single Born a Child

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Purezza named top vegan restaurant in Brighton

The original Brighton vegan pizza spot, Purezza has been named the top plant-based restaurant in the city. Purezza has been named Brighton’s best vegan restaurant in the 2020 Brighton Restaurant Awards (Bravo). Announcing the award – sponsored by Veeg – Bravo organisers commented: “With the growing popularity of plant based living and dozens of incredible local restaurants serving fantastic vegan options, the award for Plant … Continue reading Purezza named top vegan restaurant in Brighton

Brighton pubs, restaurants offering lockdown deals

As of Thursday we are back in a big bad lockdown, but there is at least some good news – a number of local businesses are offering pre and post-lockdown deals for us common folk. Freeloada vegan – East Street Tap Freeloada Vegan has been a welcome edition to the city’s vegan scene since its opening at the start of summer, serving up some of … Continue reading Brighton pubs, restaurants offering lockdown deals

Small Pond Launch 2021 ‘Emerging’ Artist Development Project

Brighton-based multi-disciplinary music company Small Pond is excited to announce that its ‘EMERGING’ artist development project returns for 2021.  The Small Pond Emerging Artist Development Project is supported by Arts Council England and is designed to give the next generation of talent an unique opportunity to develop their craft in a professional setting. The application process is now open at: https://www.emerging.smallpondrec.co.uk and will run until … Continue reading Small Pond Launch 2021 ‘Emerging’ Artist Development Project

Brighton Fringe: What’s on this week

The Brighton Fringe has entered its final week of core events, here are some choice picks from the city-wide celebration of all things art. Jekyll and Hyde: A one-woman show 26-29 October Heather-Rose Andrews will be performing her much-celebrated one-woman take on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novella, Jekyll and Hyde for four nights this week (26-29 October, 20:30-21:30). The event will take place Street Werks … Continue reading Brighton Fringe: What’s on this week

Sally Ann Oakenfold, Hope and Ruin: “We all need each other now more than ever”

This Saturday four of Brighton’s best punk bands will be bringing a little bit of The Hope and Ruin onto The Dome’s famous stage. We spoke to Sally Ann Oakenfold, The Hope’s creative director – and key force behind creating Live is Alive – about the event, the strength of the music community and the intangible wonders of live music. Are you excited for your … Continue reading Sally Ann Oakenfold, Hope and Ruin: “We all need each other now more than ever”