- February 20, 2017
Music & Entertainment with Joe Fuller
1 I enjoy synth nostalgia and the reinvigoration of the keyboard since it reminds me of big melodies, discos and the fun of pop in general. Brighton duo AK/DK use live drums in their stage setup (which works very well for Caribou) and there’s also fuzz, disco and punk directions for a varied night out.
AK/DK, The Hope & Ruin, 24 Feb, 8pm, £5
2 The Castalian Quartet are playing a particularly exciting coffee concert which features a brilliant recent piece by British composer Thomas Adès. Beethoven and Haydn quartets will also feature on the bill, and 8 to 25 year olds can go for free: you just need to talk to the Brighton Dome ticket office about the Cavatina Scheme.
Castalian Quartet, ACCA, 26 Feb, 11am, Free-£18.50
3 A Place Called Happiness sees Debs Gatenby come up with her own solutions to society’s seeming obsession with happiness. I love stuff that gets stuck into the human condition and this show looks fun, eclectic, and potentially thought-provoking.
The Marlborough Theatre, 23 Feb, 7.30pm, £7.50/£9.50
4 Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov is possibly my favourite book, with outstanding, effulgent prose. A new stage adaptation is therefore something to cheer, playing in Brighton after two showings in London. It will be performed in Russian with English subtitles.
The Purple Playhouse Theatre, 25 Feb, 7pm, £20/£25
Comedy with Victoria Nangle
5 Brighton’s prodigal comedy son returns with his own smart observational humour an enviable calling card. Check out Seann Walsh’s new show One For The Road this weekend for guaranteed belly laughs.
Theatre Royal Brighton, Saturday 25 February, 8pm, £18.15
6 Fresh from his BBC Radio 4 comedy success with Josh Howie’s Losing It, Josh brings tales of impending new dadness and an uncanny knack of saying the wrong thing to the live stage with Josh Howie’s Messed Up Tour. Curious fact: his mother (Lynne Franks) was the inspiration for Absolutely Fabulous.
Komedia, Wednesday 22 February, 8pm, £12/10
Arts with Brighton’s Arty
7 Celebrate International Women’s Day on 4th March with free entry to Brighton’s Museum where an inspiring programme of talks, performances and workshops includes curator Dr Alexandra Loske popping up across the museum, talking about the women artists featured in its Fine Art Collection.
While you’re there, don’t miss the last chance to see the popular Brighton Museum display ‘Photo-punk: 40 images from the birth of UK punk by Ian Dickson and Kevin Cummins’, which is accompanied by a punk rock guitar and outfit belonging to The Damned’s Captain Sensible! Ends 5 March.