- January 8, 2018
Music, Entertainment & Comedy With Victoria Nangle
1 Fatboy Slim is back under the city streets at his home town club The Arch for a very special 3-hour extended set In The Round. In The Round is an immersive experience for both DJ and raver where the DJ booth is brought into the centre of the dancefloor for a 360 degree experience. Tickets are sold out but pop your name
on the waiting list and cross your fingers.
The Arch, Saturday 13 January, 10pm, SOLD OUT
2 The seventh album by The .ribs is a bit of a paradox. It’s the quickest thing they’ve ever recorded, done and dusted in five days compared to a relatively leisurely seven for 2004’s self-titled debut, yet it’s also been six years in the making. It’s a release that’s going to surprise fans and it’s called 24-7 Rock Star Shit. Catch them live at this intimate gig.
Concorde 2, Saturday 13 January, 7pm, £20
3 This new English version re-invents The Magic Flute in fabulous new robes for the era of Trump and recessions, casting rays of light and love into the darkness through Glyn Maxwell’s mischievous poetry, Alex Beetschen’s lively orchestration and Valentina Ceschi’s theatrical creativity.
The Hawth, Saturday 13 January, 7.30pm, £25
4 Indulge in a spot of vinyl-diving with this chance to browse through thousands of great bargain records, and even a few collectors’ items. Specialists sellers at the Record Fair deal in reggae, rock, punk, soul, jazz and blues. The whole event is in aid of Marlets Hospice.
Komedia, Sun 14 Jan, 10–4pm, free entry
5 Start the year with a double headliner show, sporting two uncompromising and respected comedians. Dave Fulton is the tough talking and risk-taking American outsider, whilst Andrew Lawrence has courted controversy in recent years with his dark mischievous humour. Lawrence will be familiar to BBC Radio 4 listeners of his show, and recent sitcom – There Is No Escape. Add to these mighty voices two up and coming comics, plus the skills of MC Dave Mounfield.
The Con Club, Lewes, Thursday 11 January 2018, 8pm, £10/12/8
6 A peculiar evening of comedy formatted as a local community event under the title Community Matters. Hosted by Dave Edwards and Andy Bridge, and offering a space for new material and other community related fun – which include such treats as ‘Truth Darts’ and ‘Torch Quest’. Regular speakers include such comedy luminaries as Louise Reay and Phil Jerrod, piquing interest and making this just the kind of thing to answer that ‘do something new’ resolution.
Caroline of Brunswick, Wednesday 10 January, 7.30pm, £3