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Brighton Lights: What to do in the city – w/c 1st August

- August 2, 2017

Music & Entertainment with Joe Fuller


1 Kate Nash is celebrating 10 years since the release of her big selling debut Made Of Bricks by touring the album, including a date at Concorde 2 next week.
The show’s sold out but see if you can get any joy from resales if you want to hear hits such as Foundations and Mouthwash.
Concorde 2, 8 August, 7.30pm

2 Little Barrie’s lead guitarist has worked with Primal Scream, whose mixture of melodic fuzz and slack funk clearly influenced tracks such as Eyes Were Young. The band channel soul, blues and jam band sensibilities too: perfect for a gig at the Brunswick pub.
The Brunswick, 4 August, 8pm, £13


3 The theme of this year’s Brighton Pride festival is Summer Of Love, which will include the customary colourful parade, along with a range of acts in Preston Park.
Pet Shop Boys, the headliners of the Preston Park party are definitely a coup for the celebration: the much loved band have a peerless range of great electro pop hits.
Pride Festival, Preston Park, 5 August

4 Keith Christmas appeared at the first Glastonbury and performed on Bowie’s first album, and although he was mostly active throughout the early ‘70s, he’s been performing more in the last 10 years or so. The singer songwriter is famous for songs like When The New Man Comes To Power.
The Greys, 7 August, 8.30pm, £10


Comedy with Victoria Nangle

5 In the run-up to the Brighton Pride weekender is this fundraiser for MindOut’s work helping local LGBTQ people who are experiencing mental health issues. They do say that laughter is the best medicine… so with that in mind this cabaret of comedy, hosted by Spice, has an incredible line-up of talent – including Zoe Lyons, Debra Jane Appleby, Joe Black, Dolly Rocket, Actually Gay Men’s Chorus, and Laura Nixon as Marilyn Monroe.
Komedia, Wednesday 2 August, 7.30pm, £15/12

6 Award-nominated Julie Jepson hosts this established monthly Funny Girls night, collecting together the brightest and most hilarious from the up-and-coming talent in stand-up, musical comedy, characters and improvised comedy. A marvellous start to the weekend ahead, without breaking the bank, whilst catching stars of the future.
Caroline Of Brunswick, Friday 11 August, 7.30pm, £5/4


Arts with Brighton’s Arty

7 What better way to kick off the Artwave season in Lewes than a visit to Fitzroy House to view the Artists United Exhibition. This annual open art show is in support of Lewes Community Football Club, and the indomitable Mark Glassman is just one of the big-hearted local creatives taking part. 45% of all sales go to support grass roots football projects. From 17-20 August, 10 High Street, Lewes.

8 Formerly a theatre set creator and furniture maker, sculptor Nic Joly is now best known for the tiny figures he creates to represent his observations on life. His latest collection of wall-mounted structures ‘Being Human’ aims to tackle the social restraints that we impose on ourselves. Best appreciated up close at Castle Fine Art in the South Lanes.

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