- April 24, 2017
Music & Entertainment with Joe Fuller
1 I’m excited about both Blanck Mass & support act Pharmakon in this gig. Formerly one half of F*** Buttons, Blanck Mass is Benjamin John Power. who distills the spirit of black metal into experimental dance music to stunning effect in recent album ‘World Eater’. Pharmakon meanwhile is a blistering noise act by Margaret Chardiet, who has supported Swans in the past.
The Haunt, 26 April, 7pm, £12.50
2 The Romantic era of classical music is possibly my favourite epoch, with bold, sweeping emotions and enveloping melodies in striking pieces. The London Philharmonic Orchestra are performing Sibelius’ Valse Triste, Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique Symphony and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in a thrilling bill.
Brighton Dome, 29 April, 7.30pm, £8-£32.50
3 1 Brighton FM present a festival of dance music called The Magic Number, which reflects the three cities represented with local acts: Brighton, Bristol and Birmingham. Saturday will see headline sets from Addison Groove and Peverlist whereas Sunday’s lineup includes Daddy G, Queen Bee and MC Deemas J.
Patterns, 29-30 April, 1pm till late
4 Roy Hudd and Nichola McAuliffe star in a new stage production of 90s BBC show Waiting For God. Written by the sitcom’s creator Michael Aitkens, the characters have been reimagined for 2017.
Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne, 25-29 April, £9-£26.50
Comedy with Victoria Nangle
5 Julian Deane headlines this month’s Comic Boom – the best night in town for any comedy fan set on catching rising stars. With alumni such as Sarah Millican, Nick Helm, Seann Walsh and Angela Barnes – you can be sure that the current batch supporting Deane will be headliners of the future. This month those names include Dave Fensome, Yuriko Katani and Rahul Kohli.
Komedia, Thursday 27 April, 8pm, £9/7/5
6 Former Latest 7 columnist Charmaine Davies plays host to this tucked away Saturday night of mirth. One of the most popular bars in town ups the entertainment further as Davies collects six comedians breaking through from London and the South Coast to serve up a raucous evening of fun at a price to suit any pocket.
Bar Broadway, Saturday 29 April, 8pm, £3
Arts with Brighton’s Arty
7 It’s been said that photographer Mark Nelson ‘takes normal settings and makes them look next level cool’. See for yourself at 35 North Contemporary Fine Art where his brand new collection ‘European Stories 1987-2017’ charts a 30-year love celebration of the diversity, beauty and quirks of major cities including Berlin, Paris, Venice, Vienna and Barcelona.
The show also features Mark’s short film on Berlin, which deals with the themes of life, death and love. This was produced over a period of 18 months and includes a soundtrack specially commissioned by thegreyzone. At 35 North Road from 4 to 28 May.