Music & Entertainment with Joe Fuller
1 I have a soft spot for Touche Amore after their stunning Audio gig in late 2013. I was struck by the passion and energy of both the band and the crowd and the anthemic screamo lyrics are perfectly suited for a frenetic live experience. The songs are also really strong, as you can hear if you stream recent track Palm Dreams.
The Haunt, 15 Feb, 7pm, £14
2 Candoco Dance Company look like a fantastic dance company and the tickets for their Dome show are very affordable, ranging from £7.50-£15. You can watch my Brighton Lights show on thelatest.co.uk to see a clip, or flick to the contents page if you want to read more about why dance is the latest art form I think you should try.
Brighton Dome, 17 Feb, 7.30pm
3 Brighton Science Festival presents an Ensonglopedia of Science, which is an alphabetical and musical journey through science. This is a new show from John Hinton, the man behind musical comedies about Darwin, Einstein and Curie which have been praised for being clever and heartfelt.
Komedia, 18 Feb, 6pm, £7/£10
4 For only six pounds you can see Some Like It Hot on the big screen this Tuesday. I saw A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night before at the Old Market and it had a great atmosphere, with comfortable seating and a good screen. The film is pretty great too.
The Old Market, 14 Feb, 8pm, £6
Comedy with Victoria Nangle
5 Fresh from supporting Jack Whitehall in his recent stadium gigs, Stuart Goldsmith brings his own full show questioning how much compromise is too much compromise in life. And talking about being a parent. Fantastic stuff from the Comedian’s Comedian Podcast host.
Komedia, Sunday 19 February, 8pm, £10/8
6 The anarchic hideaway comedy night that’s a must-see on all comedy fans’ list – Gittins To Know You – kicks off its 2017 run next week with two headline calibre acts – Robin Ince and David Trent. Hosted by the utterly and fabulously unique Brian Gittins, with local support acts.
Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Thursday 23 February, 7.30pm, £8
Arts with Brighton’s Arty
7 Majestic, symbolic and magnificent. The horse has inspired artworks from the prehistoric cave paintings in Lascaux to The Kelpies in Falkirk. So what better subject for Proud Country House’s first creative exhibition, in the beautiful environs of Stanmer Park.
‘Grace and Danger’ showcases a collection of artworks by Julia Wager. Working with bronze and oils, the artist’s lifelong passion for horses is expressed in exquisite representations that catch movement and character in an emotive, reactive style. It’s a discerning insight into the form of one of mankind’s most noble companions. Equestrian or not, you cannot help but feel the force of the horse. Opens 3 March until 4 June.