Reviews

Brighton Festival – Mahan Esfahani; Bach Goldberg Variations

Brighton Festival – Mahan Esfahani; Bach Goldberg Variations

- 26 May 2011

Mahan Esfahani, a young Iranian now based in England, played Bach’s epic Goldberg Variations and...

Brighton Festival Fringe – Pete (the Temp) versus Climate Change Komedia

Brighton Festival Fringe – Pete (the Temp) versus Climate Change Komedia

- 26 May 2011

Using a mix of scathing syntax, rousing rhyme and enlightening facts, poet Pete revealed the...

Brighton Festival – John Cale

Brighton Festival – John Cale

- 25 May 2011

I have (or used to have) all the Velvet Underground albums but apart form a...

Brighton Festival Fringe – Mathematics of the Heart

Brighton Festival Fringe – Mathematics of the Heart

- 25 May 2011

Theatre shows in the Fringe Festival excelled this year, with Kefi Chadwick’s Mathematics Of The...

Brighton Festival – Play Please

Brighton Festival – Play Please

- 24 May 2011

A subtle, innovative and enchanting performance/installation, two angelic dancers drew children into play. Light shapes...

Brighton Festival – For Alfonso: A Wilde Evening at the Royal

Brighton Festival – For Alfonso: A Wilde Evening at the Royal

- 23 May 2011

Neil Bartlett delivers yet again a striking work in which Bette Bourne the radical drag...

Brighton Festival – lgar Cello Concerto & There was A Child

Brighton Festival – lgar Cello Concerto & There was A Child

- 23 May 2011

Sadly for the soloist, orchestra and audience, this polished performance of one of the most...

Brighton Festival – Balkan Brass Battle: Fanfare Ciocarlia Vs Boban Marcovic

Brighton Festival – Balkan Brass Battle: Fanfare Ciocarlia Vs Boban Marcovic

- 23 May 2011

This brass-off between two of Balkan music’s biggest names was the festival’s real party night....

Brighton Festival – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Max Romeo, Adrian Sherwood

Brighton Festival – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Max Romeo, Adrian Sherwood

- 23 May 2011

The air was heavy with anticipation for an audience spanning all ages from 16 to...

Brighton Festival – The Iron Man

Brighton Festival – The Iron Man

- 23 May 2011

Mixing puppeteering, signing, storytelling, live music and a fabulously sunny day, the seafront’s children and...

Brighton Festival – 5 New Poets

Brighton Festival – 5 New Poets

- 23 May 2011

he five new poets were Seni Seneviratne, Shazea Quraishi, Karen McCarthy Woolf, Rowyda Amin and...

Brighton Festival – What Next? The Future of Burma

Brighton Festival – What Next? The Future of Burma

- 18 May 2011

Aung San Suu Kyi’s answer (delivered by video clip) is that the young people must...