- May 2, 2017
Music & Entertainment with Joe Fuller
1 Baba Brinkman is a science rapper, and he’s teamed up with neuroscientist Dr Heather Berlin to explore the brain basis of improvisation and comedy. The show sounds fascinating for comedy fans since it asks what’s going on when a comedian riffs or a rapper freestyles, and I’m also intrugued as to how science parlance will fit into the rhythms of rap music.
Latest Music Bar, 6 May, 7.30pm, £7/£9
2 If you want something noisier then the relentless rollicking of GNOD at Green Door Store should be a stunning gig. Influences range from Hawkwind to Pharaoh Sanders, as you can kind of hear in their propulsive track Breaking The Hex.
Green Door Store, 6 May, 7.30pm, £10
3 Shell Shock, a powerful one man show, is heading to the Fringe.The plot tells the story of a solider coping with PTSD after a tour of Afghanistan and is partnered by Help The Heroes and Combat Stress charities. It’s been praised for its accurate depictions of PTSD so should be a potentially unsettling but informative experience.
Sweet St Andrew’s, 5-7 May, 4.45pm, £7.50-£9
4 I’m quite good at blowing bubbles, even just with everyday soap by squidging your hands together, but the Amazing Bubble Man looks even better. At his popular Fringe show, Louis Pearl will be doing square bubbles, fog and helium bubbles, giant bubbles, volcanoes, people inside bubbles and much more.
Brighton Spiegeltent: Bosco, 6-14 May, £10
Comedy with Victoria Nangle
5 George Egg caused a national sensation with his debut solo show – The Anarchist Cook, mixing comedy with hotel-room cookery to great acclaim. Now it’s the turn of the difficult second album – The Anarchist Cook Part Two: Second Helpings, offering new material, new methods and a whole new menu. This is what you’ll be telling your friends to see, garnering kudos as the top tip to watch. (Also 24, 28-29 May).
The Warren, Sunday 7 May, 8.30pm, £10/8.50
6 Every weekend this month James Bennison holds court with his own version of every TV game show from the 1980s, and some more recent additions to the genre, in his show How To Be A Winner. A previous nominee and winner of Brighton Fringe awards, Bennison is a favourite for his originality and fresh delight. Pop a donation in the bucket as you leave to say thanks.
Laughing Horse @ Caroline Of Brunswick, Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 May, 5pm, £free
Arts with Brighton’s Arty
7 Just opened on Trafalgar Street, the Bing Hitchcock Gallery is a colourful addition to the North Laine as this unorthodox artist unveils his latest body of ‘dye sublimation’ work. It’s a process that fuses his images onto aluminium, suitable for exterior environments too. Go see to find out more!
8 Artists Open Houses is just around the corner. So if you’re starting to make a shortlist of venues to visit, a must-see is The Ceramic House in Stanmer Villas. This year’s theme is ‘Made in Korea’ featuring the works of 16 Korean ceramic artists, curated by local ceramist supremo Kay Aplin.