Guide 2 Brighton at the Great Escape: Alabama Shakes

The queue at Komedia was literally all the way down the road for Alabama Shakes, seemingly the next big thing and one of the most popular gigs at the festival. Since releasing their debut album Boys and Girls last month they have appeared on Later… with Jools Holland and graced the front cover of NME.

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Guide 2 Brighton at the Great Escape: Lianne La Havas

Having been nominated in the BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll, featured on Later… with Jools Holland, toured with Bon Ivor and written songs with Prince it’s no wonder a lot of people turned up to see Lianne La Havas play at Komedia as part of Brighton’s Great Escape festival.

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Birdy at the Hurly Burly – Brighton Fringe

This was one of those shows where I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect. As a newcomer to Brighton Fringe I was unfamiliar to the Hurly Burly tent, beyond passing it on the bus and seeing a lot of children hanging around.

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Brighton poet Chris Parkinson launches new book Fashion Tips for the Last Days with Fringe show

If you were to draw a picture of what you would expect a slightly crazy poet to look like then I imagine you’d come up with something very much resembling Chris Parkinson. The local wordsmith is all side burns and braces. Of course there’s a good likelihood that he’s not at all crazy at all, but I can confirm that he is definitely a poet.

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Eastbourne Festival 2012: 7 – 29 April 2012

The fifth annual Eastbourne Festival will take place from 7 April and will feature a mixture of traditional and contemporary events across the town.

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Brighton Festival 2012

Photo credit Annabel Clark

Following on from last year’s more politically influenced festival, Brighton Festival 2012 see’s Vanessa Redgrave taking up the role of Guest Director.

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Brighton review: VIVE LA FRANCE! @ Duke of York’s Cinema Saturday 28 January

The successful Vive La France festival ended on a high with a night of music and film at the Duke of York Cinema.

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