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.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Brighton Festival Guest Director Announced

In a rather bizarre coup, the Brighton Festival has bagged Aung San Suu Kyi as the Guest Director for 2011.
Aung San Suu Kyi has fought passionately for over two decades for democracy and human rights in Burma and taken to the heart of this year’s Brighton Festival is her plea ‘use your liberty to promote ours’, with artists, both local and international, presenting a powerful and wide-ranging programme.
The full line up for the festival is announced on the 23rd Feb.  

Monday, February 14, 2011

Wet Sounds

Not Brian Wilson touring Pet Sounds again.
Spanning two months from 28th Jan 2011 - 26th March 2011, Wet Sounds installs at swimming pools at 7 UK cities. An open to the public event featuring a live sound collage by Joel Cahen which includes the deep listening gallery featuring new work by selected artists under the theme ReVerse. For more details about the 2011 gallery, artists and works click 'Listening Galleries above'.
This reaches the King Alfred Swimming Pool in Hove on Wed, 2nd March 11 between 20:00 - 22:00.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Brighton Rock

As you may have heard, they have remade Brighton Rock, the old film based on the Graham Greene novel.  It is now set in the 60s against the mods and the rockers doing their thing.  Rather shockingly, bits of it were filmed in Eastbourne as it was cheaper than giving actual Brighton a CGI make over.


The premier was last Friday at the Duke of Yorks and was attended by the director and some of the stars.  It is out at the cinemas from Friday the 4th Feb.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Vive la France! Festival


Between now and Saturday, Melting Vinyl are organising Vive la France! Festival, a mini festival of french film and music.  It is the third year they have done this and the line up looks interesting, including this year one of the women from Nouvelle Vague


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Fatboy Slim Not Dead

It is strange but one of the many popular pages on the blog is this one.  I used to think it was because it mentioned the Brighton Port Authority and that I was getting a lot of yachtsmen accessing the page by accident.  It turns out however that there are a lot of people out there enquiring if Mr Cook is still breathing.  Despite his reputation for chemicals, you will all be glad to know he is.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Seedy Sunday

No, it is nothing to do with lap dancing clubs or hanging around Dukes Mound.  Seedy Sunday is a meeting for all those green fingered folks who want to wish to exchange seeds of plants they possess for the seeds of plants they don't.  Like the Multi Coloured Swap Shop but for gardeners.  The next one is Sunday 6th Feb at Hove Town Hall.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Circus of Horror

If you fancy some good old fashioned weirdness then you could do worse than the Circus of Horror at the Theatre Royal on Wednesday.
"The show contains some of the greatest, most bizarre & beautiful Circus acts on earth. From dare devil flying trapeze to a vampiric crow woman suspended only by her hair, from whirlwind roller skaters to sword swallowers. All this plus pickled & bendy people, Voodoo Warriors, Knife throwers and an almighty cast of 26 of the wildest, weirdest but most of all greatest performers on earth."

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Animal Collective in Eastbourne

On the back of their ATP festival, Animal Collective are playing a gig at the Winter Gardens in Eastbourne on Monday the 16th May. Tickets are sure to go quickly.


Monday, January 10, 2011

Goldie (Looking Teeth)

It seems next Saturday everyones favourite D'n'B DJ is playing the Concorde.  Frankly I think we should all be down there protesting.  Inner City Life was  great single abut frankly everything after that was a bit rubbish, and since he started appearing on TV he has well and truly jumped the shark.

According to Wikipedia.
He hosted Crime Business on digital TV channels Bravo and ftn, as well as presenting The World's Deadliest Gangs on Bravo in 2001.
Price also appeared on the second series of Celebrity Big Brother UK in 2002; he was the first celebrity to be "evicted".
He was scheduled to appear in The Games, a UK reality TV show on Channel 4. During training for the water-ski jump event, he fractured his femur, and was unable to take part in the show. He was replaced by Adam Rickitt.
He appeared on Celebrity Mastermind on 27 December 2009 and came fourth behind Paul O'Grady, Gail Emms and Loyd Grossman.
On September 11, 2010, he was announced as part of the line-up in Strictly Come Dancing and on the 10th of October he became the first celebrity to leave the show.

Not to mention his recent appearance on "Come Dine With Me". I am just saying that anyone on the same "Celebrity" list as Adam Rickitt and with less dancing ability than Anne Widdicombe really
ought to keep a lower profile.