- July 24, 2017
Music & Entertainment with Joe Fuller
1 Hammerdown Festival showcases rock and metal music of a broad spectrum, including pop metal accessibility along with slightly heavier stuff like Exist Immortal. Other acts include Fort Hope, High Hopes, Bleed Again and many more.
Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill, 29 July, 12pm, £15
2 Juanita Stein’s music might be quite derivative, but I don’t mind because her vocals remind me of Karen Peris’ from brilliant band The Innocence Mission. Other influences range from Roy Orbison to Dusty Springfield, so if you like those songwriting titans then you might like this gig at the Prince Albert.
The Prince Albert, 1 August, 8pm, £8
3 Crazy P are an acclaimed disco and house collective, renowned for fun live shows, so this late Saturday night at Coalition could make for a great weekend party. DJ Nature & Pablo Contraband are also on the bill.
Disco Deviant: Crazy P (DJ Set) & DJ Nature, Patterns, 29 July, 11pm, £10
4 Rock House Festival breaks down barriers for musicians with and without learning disabilities, to play together in front of integrated audiences. They’re taking over a whole day at Green Door Store with bands such as Patioland, The Daniel Wakeford Experience, Prince Vaseline and many more.
Green Door Store, 29 July, 1pm, £5/£8
Comedy with Victoria Nangle
5 So popular he made a weekend away of it – Russell Howard is in town with his new show ‘Round The World’. It’s his biggest global tour to date, and a return to stand-up after an absence of three years. After Russell Howard’s Good News, Mock The Week, and the Sky TV hit Russell Howard & Mum being recommissioned, it’s good to see him back in the live forum again with familial (and political) tales of catastrophe and farce.
Brighton Dome, Sat 5 & Sun 6 August, 8pm, £21
6 Canadian comic Bobby Mair (known for hitting the headlines a couple of years ago when he appeared on Katie Hopkins’ shot-lived show and donated part of his fee to “all the people she hates”) headlines this month’s classic Comic Boom. Support acts are hand-selected as those to watch out for – with these slots previously filled by the likes of Seann Walsh, Angela Barnes and Nick Helm – look out for some gems you can tell your grandkids about.
Komedia, Thursday 27 July, 8pm, £9/7/5
Arts with Brighton’s Arty
7 The Ocean Film Festival World Tour returns to the UK this autumn, bringing an evening of inspirational and jaw-dropping ocean films to Brighton Dome on 9 September. The event, which originates in Australia, features a brand-new selection of the world’s best ocean-themed short films, with spellbinding footage from above and below the water’s surface. Intrepid freedivers explore haunting shipwrecks, nomadic sailors face the icy waters of Antarctica, and filiming features awe-inspiring marine life such as humpback wales and the endangered Giant Pacific Mantaray. Tickets are on sale now at www.oceanfilmfestival.co.uk