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

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 … Continue reading Kill The Bill march held on Saturday

Vigil held for Sarah Everard

A vigil for Sarah Everard was held in Valley Gardens, central Brighton at the weekend. Scores of people came out on Saturday night to pay respects to Sarah Everard and highlight the systemic violence against women that our society not only tolerates, but propogates. The peaceful event saw flowers, candles and signs lain, with more … Continue reading Vigil held for Sarah Everard

Make Joe Exotic Great Again: How our need for shock is distorting narratives

On the morning of 19 January 2021 Joe Exotic was trending on Twitter over reports that he was in line for a Presidential pardon. His legal team went to the press with statements of positivity and images emerged of a 38ft “Monster Ram Truck Limo” being held on standby at the firm’s offices in preparation. … Continue reading Make Joe Exotic Great Again: How our need for shock is distorting narratives

Brighton Bier partner with Zedify for environmentally friendly beers at home

There are three truths in life: Lockdown is boring, beer is great and protecting the environment is crucial. Luckily Brighton Bier is hitting all three with a new zero-emissions beer delivery partnership. We’ll say cheers to that! Beer fans can now get Brighton Bier delivered to their door anywhere in our fair city through the … Continue reading Brighton Bier partner with Zedify for environmentally friendly beers at home

Small Pond: Fostering the spirit of creativity that makes this city great

Small Pond is all about giving back to the community and supporting Brighton’s wonderful DIY arts culture. We spoke to the company’s Emerging Artists Programme director, Liam McMillan about the state of the music scene, the beat of the city and the projects recently-launched second iteration. How has working on the Emerging Artist Development project … Continue reading Small Pond: Fostering the spirit of creativity that makes this city great

Psych O Deliah releasing Halloween double feature

Psych O Deliah Productions is releasing a Halloween double feature at the stroke of midnight. Psych O Deliah Productions, the brainchild of multi-discipline artists and filmmaker, Alex Sinesi is releasing a Halloween double feature on the stroke of midnight, 31 October. The two short films follow on from Sinesi’s first foray into filmmaking, Chitarra Maledetta … Continue reading Psych O Deliah releasing Halloween double feature

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

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

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

Washed Out launches its own coffee

Washed Out Festival has launched its own-limited run coffee, made in collaboration with Hastings-based Sham City Roasters. Washed Out Festival may have sadly been cancelled for 2020, but have no fear, the city’s number one punk fest can get your blood pumping all winter long with its brand new coffee. The Washed Out Roast has … Continue reading Washed Out launches its own coffee

It’s (almost) come home

Ring the bells, dance in the street and rejoice. Non league football is admitting fans – albeit at reduced numbers and with social distancing measures in place. In one small way football has come home. The incumbent Tory government has got football very wrong, very often. Since the Covid pandemic kicked off we have had; … Continue reading It’s (almost) come home

Horror short Chitarra Maledetta Part One releasing this Sunday

This Sunday 27 September will see the release of Chitarra Maledetta Part One, a horror short inspired by the films of Dario Argento and his work with the prog rock band Goblin. Chitarra maledetta part one, from by Pysch_o_Deliah productions, is being released Sunday 27 September on Youtube, with its accompanying soundtrack going live on … Continue reading Horror short Chitarra Maledetta Part One releasing this Sunday

Undercurrent issue three released

Undercurrent issue three: Return to service has been released to the world. Featuring 52 pages of interviews, features, research publications and various other lovely things the magazine takes a detailed look at the very strange life we find ourselves in. UC003 is centered around the food and drink market of our fair city, from tins … Continue reading Undercurrent issue three released

Official Guide: Brighton beach

Over the weekend Undercurrent spent a lot of time on Brighton beach as part of its official review If you live in Brighton you may well have noticed that it has a big beach. You may have also enjoyed spending time in, on, or around it. There may well be those, however, that have not … Continue reading Official Guide: Brighton beach

Black Lives Matter in Brighton

On 13 June 15,000 people took to the streets of Brighton in peaceful protest for the Black Lives Matter movement, but that must only be the beginning, comments protest organisers, Brighton BLM. How did the Brighton BLM team come together? As one of the organisers I made the Instagram profile for Brighton BLM and at … Continue reading Black Lives Matter in Brighton

Synchronicity

Synchronicity. Occurrences of incredible importance that come to pass seemingly without reason. Yet, it is in this acasual happening that true meaning can be derived. Neither as flippant as the concept of coincidence nor as faith-centric as that of fate, synchronicity is understanding of the unfathomable. It is the convergence of existential parallels that cannot … Continue reading Synchronicity

Jimi’s: The punk rock barbershop

Beyond fond memories of youth and the current gentrification drive, Brighton still offers refuge for the rejects of this world and all the fun and games that entails, comments Jimi Dymond,  bossman of Jimi’s Barbershop. Header image by @acases_photography Undercurrent: How did you find your way down to Brighton? Jimi: I had come down for … Continue reading Jimi’s: The punk rock barbershop

Love Brighton, hate The Argus

Brighton is a city typified by its understanding and acceptance; by its artistic, cultural and social progression. These are what make this city great and the Argus is the antithesis of them all. To live in Brighton is to accept its many flaws, knowing that where you see characters others may see chaos. It is … Continue reading Love Brighton, hate The Argus