Tuesday, November 30, 2010

PAY & DISPLAY Pop-Up Gallery

Unlike puppies, some things are just for Christmas.  One of those things is the PAY & DISPLAY Pop-Up gallery.  It looks like a selection of artists have taken over a shop in the North Laines and are selling their wares there.  The folks from Modern Toss are there selling a particularly rude tea towel.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Rounder Ticket Listings

As much as I rave about Resident Music in the North Lanes, I see Rounder Records has finally bitten the bullet and stuck its ticket list online.  Where as Resident do a new list each week, this seems to be one page that gets updated as necessary, making it easier to bookmark.  Well done Rounder.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

S. H. O. P. P. I. N. G., We're Shopping

It's that time of year now.  For the next month or so it is best to avoid Brighton town centre at the weekend.  Why, because of ALL those Christmas shoppers.  It is amazing just how many people can squeeze into Churchill Square on a Saturday afternoon.  I'm sure when they covered it, they must have used the same stuff as Dr Whos TARDIS.  If you must go then I suggest you try late night shopping Thursdays.  The square stays open till 8pm and a few of the surrounding shops stay open later as well.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Lizzie Thomas

A couple of weeks ago I got a book called Papercraft.  It is a marvellous exploration of sculptures made from paper.  Folding, cutting, tearing are all methods you can use to create lovely pieces of art.  It has since come to my attention that Brighon resident Lizzie Thomas does similar stuff.  In fact her stuff is so good it's been featured in another book on the subject.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Radioheads Crowdsourced Beach Sculpture.

According to the NME, Radiohead's Thom Yorke has teamed up with the band's sleeve designer Stanley Donwood to try and create a human sculpture in Brighton next Saturday (November 27).  The plan seems to be to get 2000 people together to form a shape that would be visible from space.  Or something.  Sign up quick and you could take part!

It takes place between 11 and 1 so even if you don't get called on, pop down and you might see something.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Divine Comedy @ Komedia

It was billed as an evening with Neil Hannon, but having been too late to get tickets for the evening show, It was lucky that the Komedia managed to get  to do an afternoon one as well.  He came on stage to the theme tune from Mr Ben, dressed in a suit and bowler hat and carrying a brief case.  That sort of set the mood for the show quite well.

Why this chap isn't more successful is beyond me.  He proceeded to play an hour and a half of witty, clever, intelligent pop songs, a bit like an indie Neil Tennant.  Swapping between piano and guitar, he played most of the DC hits as well as the stand out tracks from the new album and a song from both the cricket album and his upcoming musical.  National Express was saved for the final number as would be expected.  The crowd was well up for the moments of audience participation, joining in on backing vocals and chatting amongst themselves when prompted to.  It was a shame that he had to pace himself so he would be in a fit state for the evening show.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Fashion, turn to the left ...

Break out the leather gimp suit with lace trimmings and fake fur attachments, the University of Brighton Fashion Society are having their first catwalk show at Geisha arts in a couple of weeks time.  Check the blog for more details.