Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Dr. Geebers

Here is a chap worthy of a bit of support.  He was the homeless chap responsible for the pebble ying/yang near the Bandstand a while back.  He is currently travelling round the country doing more pebble pictures, which he will document to help raise awareness about homelessness.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Royal Pavilion & Museums Blog

Here is an interesting blog.  It is a look behind the scenes at Brightons museums and examines some of their more obscure artifacts.


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A History of Sound Art

As part of the WetSounds event mentioned a while back, the Phoenix Gallery has a "A History of Sound Art" on Thursday 3rd March.
A History of Sound Art is an eighty-minute audio composition which weaves through different sound works throughout the century with narratives and ideas from some of the prominent artists in the field. It is an insightful retrospective into the craft of sound and its development as an artistic practice, from Edison's first sound film in 1895 to today.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Brighton Festival Line Up Announced

The line up for the 2011 Brighton Festival is here.  DJ Shadow, John Cale, Sufjan Stevens and a live soundtrack look like the most interesting music items.  Certainly not as avant garde as last years.

The Festival Fringe line up is here.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Brighton Documentary Film Festival 2011

This Thursday to Sunday (24th to 27th Feb) sees the Brighton Documentary Film Festival take place.  Over the four days and spread across several venues it hosts panels and screenings all of interest to those with an interest in factual films.  .  

Friday, February 18, 2011

Great Escape 2011

It is that time of year again.  The 12th to 14th May sees the Great Escape festival hit Brighton.  The line up looks like this
KATY B MAX RICHTER ALELA DIANE MARNIE STERN THE JOY FORMIDABLE WARPAINT BROTHER HAUSCHKA TWIN SHADOW VILLAGERS TROPHY WIFE DUSTIN O'HALLORAN SMOKE FAIRIES LITTLE DRAGON DUTCH UNCLES MATTHEW AND THE ATLAS BEN HOWARD MARCUS FOSTER PVT BECOMING REAL D/R/U/G/S HEATHERS THE WAVE PICTURES GHOSTPOET PAPER CROWS SBTRKT SPARK THE HEARTBREAKS TRIBES BIG DEAL NEDRY THE SOFT MOON WORRIEDABOUTSATAN MARQUES TOLIVER TEETH VISIONS OF TREES LUCY SWANN THE HOLIDAYS TRIPWIRES WORSHIP BONJAY BRASSTRONAUT SAID THE WHALE SEAMS SEEKAE TEAM ME THE BONFIRES THE JEZABELS DAN PARSONS DEEP SEA ARCADE DZ DEATHRAYS GABLE NLF3 THE MOUNTAINS & THE TREES WINTER GLOVES WOODHANDS
and a special show by the
FRIENDLY FIRES

and as usuaI have only heard of about five of the bands.  If you get in quick you can buy the 3 day Early Bird ticket for £45.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Electrelane to Reform

Rumour has it that Electrelane, Brighton's best girlie rock group are to reform after a couple of years off. I saw them a few times and would be interested to see what they sound like now.  Originally they were a bit of a Stereolab tribute act but the last couple of albums saw the band breaking out in some interesting directions.  News of Brighton dates soon.