- June 5, 2017
Music & Entertainment with Joe Fuller
1 Probably the biggest gig in Brighton this year, the mighty Kraftwerk are performing this Wednesday. Their 3-D multimedia concert series has drawn ravenous praise all over the world including the Museum of Modern Art, Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, Sydney Opera House and many more stunning venues.
To get the chance to see them on our doorstep is a real coup for the city.
Brighton Centre, 7 June, 6.30pm, From £50.15
2 Saint Etienne are playing at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill, performing new music from recently released album Home Counties. There might be some of the old hits but please be kind to their newer material too: they’re not a tribute act.
De La Warr Pavilion, 6 June, 7.30pm, £25
3 The crowdfunding trailer for Not Lady Chatterley’s Lover caught my eye, and you can catch it at bit.ly/2qjSIZV to see why. The show is a parody of DH Lawrence’s novel, where you can expect drama, comedy and raised eyebrows.
Ropetackle, Shoreham, 9 June, £10
4 Wildlife Festival returns with a brilliant lineup including Fatboy Slim, Jess Glynne, Dizzee Rascal and Stormzy. Personally I’d like to see Eric Prydz, formerly of Call On Me fame, just to catch his great track Opus. It opens with arpeggio synths and builds to a ludicrous climax in an utterly bewitching 10 minute long hit single.
Brighton City Airport, 9-10 June
Comedy with Victoria Nangle
5 Brighton Open Air Theatre (BOAT)’s new patron comedian Simon Evans brings a new idea, inspired by Laurie Anderson’s ‘Concert For Dogs’ last year. This is Stand Up Comedy For Dogs – with humans allowed along too. Evans is joined by Zoe Lyons and Phil Jerrod, and all three are joined by their four-legged friends, to entertain you and your four-legged (and two-legged) pals.
BOAT, Sunday 18 June, 3pm, £12/10
6 For anyone who has ever felt the pain of commuting – especially if it was sometime over the last 12 months – the folks behind The Treason Show present a brand new comedy show for you. Southern Fail: The Musical! promises close to the bone humour, catchy songs, and to stick to its timetable.
Ropetackle Centre, Shoreham, Saturday 10 June, 8pm, £15
Arts with Brighton’s Arty
7 Always happy to plug a new Brighton artspace. So great to hear that Gallery Lock In is now playing host to visual art projects and available to hire for up to two weeks. For an idea of what to expect, its most recent show ‘One can not be too careful’ explored censorship and self-censorship in contemporary art. Find out more at lockinbrighton.com.
8 Brightonians are mad for art – it’s official. The UK’s biggest online art marketplace ‘Artfinder’ has published a report that reveals Brighton has a higher proportion of art buyers than London, with a preference for landscapes, sea and sky. And – only to be expected – some of Artfinder’s best-selling artists are based in Brighton, including painter Colin Ruffell. See more at artfinder.com