Thursday, September 24

Brighton Lights: What to do in the city – w/c 5th September

- September 4, 2017

Music & Entertainment with Joe Fuller


1 Gilad Atzmon’s concert The Spirit Of Trane will see the saxophonist interpreting the music of John Coltrane at the Ropetackle this Thursday. Robert Wyatt has called him the “best musician living in the world today”, and The Blockheads band member will be exploring some truly beautiful music, so this looks like a fairly safe ticket for a music lover.
Ropetackle, 7 September, 8pm, £14

2 The Human League are proud to still be a pop group, and are quoted as relishing the fact that they “haven’t gone rock like Depeche Mode or Simple Minds”. Support comes from Marc Almond and The South.
Brighton Racecourse, 8 September, 6pm, £40


3 The Friday lunchtime series at the Unitarian Church welcomes pianist Joss Peach this week. He will be performing originals in this show, taking inspiration from jazz and film styles.
Unitarian Church, 8 September, 12.30pm, £3.50

4 I saw Roddy Woomble performing in his band Idlewild around 13 years ago at the Corn Exchange, when I was about 16. They put on a great show, so I feel sentimental towards the man. He’s been releasing solo material for over ten years that leans more to the singer-songwriter folk side of the guitar rock spectrum.
Lewes Constitutional Club, 10 September, 7.30pm, £15



Comedy with Victoria Nangle

5 A night of mayhem ensues when the Noise Next Door’s Comedy Lock-In! is on the cards. Playing a series of games, this tight four-man team take their cues from you – the audience – and play off one another, and their guests, to entertain. Oh yes, Pippa Evans and Keith Farnan are joining forces with the Noise as their guests, to perform their own sets and to take part in several games. Oodles of fun.
Komedia, Wednesday 13 September, 8pm, £21/10

6 A one-off comedy sketch-tacular arrives in the form of #SketchTember. No one is who they seem, with a line-up entirely consisting of sketch groups and character comics. Headlining this rambunctious delight are Jon & Nath, fresh back from their run in the Edinburgh Fringe. With host duties performed by Ant McEwan.
Caroline Of Brunswick, Tuesday 5 September, 8pm, £3



Arts with Brighton’s Arty

7 When it comes to creativity, Brighton’s indeed got talent. And big cheers go to Jacqueline Hammond for getting through to the second round of judging in the National Art Open Competition with ‘Life’s a Beach’. Inspired by the world she encounters, Jacqueline’s response is spontaneous, passionate – and the impetus behind impactful, atmospheric images. Follow her blog at

8 Kemp Street Productions, home of Brighton’s Arty, is planning a fourth edition of its coffee table art book featuring local artists, galleries and art spaces. So if you want to find out more about featuring in ‘Art in Brighton 2018’ just ping an email to We’ll be publishing in April – perfect timing for AOH.


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