- July 18, 2017
Music & Entertainment with Joe Fuller
1 I wrote a whole editor’s column last week about Sunn but couldn’t help but mention this gig again since it’s the clear highlight of the week. It’s now sold out but you should check social media and ask around for spares and resales. The peaceful, bassy, thick waves of distorted guitar make for a phenomenal live experience.
Concorde 2, 20 July, 7.30pm, £22
2 Sarah Longfield is something of a YouTube sensation, gained by writing and performing all her own music on multiple instruments, with finger tapping guitar parts, drumming, vocals and so on. A gig for any fans of impressive musicianship, or just good multitasking.
Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, 20 July, 8pm, £4
3 Miss Hope Springs is performing at Komedia next week, with a show called The Devil Made Me Do It, which will include original songs and tales of faded glory from the ‘recovering showgirl’. The comedy cabaret singer will be accompanying herself on piano, with self-penned songs. A wealth of five star reviews bode well, including one from us!
Komedia, 21 July, 8pm, £12.50/£15
4 The fairly prolific Spielberg directed this 2012 film version of the Michael Morpurgo novel War Horse, and the Ropetackle Centre in Shoreham are giving visually impaired people a chance to see and hear the film on the big screen. An audio description will play throughout the film, and carers can go for free.
Ropetackle Centre, 26 July, 2pm, £3.50
Comedy with Victoria Nangle
5 Top quality comedy previews at a bargain price from two members of the highly acclaimed improvisation group Racing Minds. Douglas Walker (Best Comedy Award Adelaide Fringe 2016) presents his show Zuschauer and asks what magic and silliness it is that an audience brings to the show. He is followed by Daniel Nils Roberts’ (Nominee for Best Comedy – Fringe World Australia 2017) comic lecture on the Vikings – The Causeway.
The Quadrant, Friday 21 July, 7.30pm, £5
6 Mid week comedy highlights from the abundance of Edinburgh previews currently being enjoyed in town. Mock The Week regular Ed Gamble offers up his current musings and glimpses at the working of a comic mind currently all over television – his. And is followed – after an interval – by James Loveridge, the comedian voted ‘One To Watch’ Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2016. Plenty to entertain.
Caroline Of Brunswick, Wednesday 19 July, 7.30pm, £6
Arts with Brighton’s Arty
7 Most artists capture a moment then tell a story by depicting that moment in their art. For ‘Moments’, the current exhibition at Kellie Miller’s eponymous gallery in the South Lanes, artist and curator KelIie has selected three artists who express the subject matter in totally different ways. David Hayward’s textured paintings respond to actual locations, expressing his concern with how the edges of the landscape interact with land and water. Alexia Weill’s collection of sculptures ‘Circular Impressions’ focuses on the rhythmic flow of energy created by the circular shape as she carves from natural materials such as diabase and serpentine. Finally Angela Edward’s paintings deal with people moving through spaces. Until 24 July.