New album dedicated to Dame Vera Lynn

Sussex soprano Susan Fleet has paid tribute to her long-time friend and Forces’ Sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn by releasing a debut solo album.

Fagin's Twist - Credit Rachel Cherry

New twist for Oliver in Brighton dance show

Oliver Twist has been re-imagined for a Christmas show in Brighton.

James Turnbull

Brighton retelling of A Christmas Carol

James Turnbull is once again the producer as TRUESTORY return to the scene of their first success this Christmas.

Theatre and Comedy
Dave O'Higgins

Brighton date for The Dave O’Higgins Quartet

The Dave O’Higgins Quartet will be at The Verdict in Brighton on December 8.

Stef O'Driscoll

"Every-day" epics retold on stage

The Storytelling Army marches again, this time into Brighton Dome’s café-bar on Wednesday, December 6 as one of the big hits of this year’s Brighton Festival returns in new guise.

Theatre and Comedy
Lau. Picture by Genevieve Stevenson

Modern folk trio Lau mark tenth year with Brighton gig

Lau look back over their first ten years as they take to the road, with dates including the Komedia in Brighton on December 4 (7.30pm).

SikTh. Picture by Gobinder Jhitta,

Prog metal band SikTh come back bigger than ever

Splitting up did wonders for SikTh’s popularity. They are now back together again and riding high.


"So sorry about Trump!"

US actor and comedian Margaret Cho accepts that she is going to have to do an awful lot of apologising when she gets over here.


Betsy in Brighton on back of debut album

Shirley Bassey, Annie Lennox, Cher and Tina Turner are the singers Betsy looks up to as she launches into her own career.


"Doom pop" from the Courtesans

London “doom pop” group Courtesans play The Hope & Ruin in Brighton on November 26 as they head towards a new album release next year.

A Judgment in Stone (C) Photographer Geraint Lewis (Chris Ellison & Ben Nealon)

A copper once more...

Chris Ellison, who enjoyed a longstanding role as ITV’s DCI Frank Burnside in The Bill and the spin-off series Burnside, is a copper again, this time on stage.

Theatre and Comedy
Charlie Moss

New single from Brighton's Charlie Moss

Brighton-based singer-songwriter Charlie Moss launches his new single Into My Soul at a headline gig at Komedia in Brighton on November 19.

Quiz: Stephanie-Street as Diana Ingram; Gavin Spokes as Charles Ingram. Pic by Johan Persson

REVIEW: Quiz, Minerva Theatre, Chichester, until December 9.

There’s only one certainty here, and that’s Chichester Festival Theatre’s 2017 summer season is signing off with an impressive final flourish, a sparky, snappy production delivered with panache and imagination.

Theatre and Comedy
Among the films

Festival of films made by or featuring people with learning disabilities

Oska Bright Film Festival, the leading international festival of films made by or featuring people with learning disabilities, runs at The Old Market, Hove from Wednesday-Friday, November 15-17.

TV and Film

Review: ORFEO



30 years since China In Your Hand hit number one!

Carol Decker marks the 30th anniversary of China In Your Hand reaching number one in the UK music charts with a set of live shows, including Brighton’s Concorde 2 on November 24.


REVIEW: Brighton Early Music Festival 2017

Calcutta, Ensemble Tempus Fugit at St Bartholomew’s Church
Chelys Consort of Viols

Name that tune.... renaissance style!

Chelys Consort of Viols will encourage you to Name That Tune in a special event for this year’s Brighton Early Music Festival.

Fournier Trio - Pei-Jee Ng, Sulki Yu, Chiao-Ying Chang - pic by Kaupo Kikkas

REVIEW: Fournier Trio

Coffee Concert at The Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Sussex University on Sunday, October 29 (11am). Chiao-Yung Chang (piano – Taiwanese British), Sulki Yu (violin – Korean), Pei-Jee Ng (cello – Chinese Australian).

Ensemble Moliere: Pygmalion

REVIEW: Brighton Early Music Festival 2017

Sunday October 29, Sallis Benney Theatre 3pm and 5.30pm – Pygmalion (music, Jean-Phillipe Rameau; libretto, Ballot de Sauvot) and Dance Sweets! Musical direction, Satoko Doi-Luck; Stage direction, Karolina Sofulak; Animation artist, Kate Anderson.
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