Black Hat Band – Casablanca
BHB are a partying London-based six piece who like to cover Jazz, Funk, Soul, Disco and more. They’re a perfect introduction to a night at Casablanca, Brighton’s best venue to appreciate those genres, where there’s free entry before 11pm. If it’s a medley of rousing hits and dancefloor space you’re looking for, of all the joints in all the towns, you’ve found the one.
EAST by Steven Berkoff
Weds 8th & Thurs 9th
It’s London in the 1970s and Mike, Les and Sylv are fighting for their youth. Filling their days with sex and violence, they battle both the boredom they fear and the inevitable future they see in their parents, ultimately finding that history is doomed to repeat itself. A sharp, funny, explicit, roller-coasting invention of poetic violence leaves you breathless.
From Fri 10th Nov
New Venture Theatre
Eugene O’Neill’s 1921 Pulitzer Prize winning play explores of love and forgiveness.
Held in the newly refurbished upstairs proscenium arch theatre of NVT, the story draws from the author’s early seafaring adventures, Anna navigates a path of redemption from her dark past, attempting to reconcile with her
father on a barge as her new passion for a shipwrecked sailor blooms.
The Funk Phenomenon
At last hip hop and funk have found a Brighton home! Welcome to the Funk Phenomenon, a celebration of hip hop and the music that built it. Sam Moffett (English Disco Lovers) and Tom Yum dig into the crates to bring you ol’ 90s Hip Hop, Funk, Rare Groove and those classic party jams that made us what we are today.
Tues 14th – Fri 17th
The Marlborough Theatre
An interrogation and a spate of gruesome murders in a totalitarian state, create a contrasting backdrop to a twisted imagination rich with equally gruesome and equally grim tales. The talented cast take on the dark humour in a stark Orwellian reality and add live music with an original score to nudge tragic tales from a broken mind to life.
The Brighton Market
First Sunday of month
Brighton Marina Square
With over 50 stalls selling a wide variety of local products and produce, this monthly market is held on the first Sunday. Offering local farmers produce, arts and crafts, food and drink, vintage and upcycled. With free parking, buskers’ stage and children’s activities it’s a great place to begin a family exploration of the marina and its vibrant waterfront.
Extinct Icons & Ritual Burials
Weds 22nd – Sun Dec 9th
O N C A
O N C A’s winter exhibition coincides with Remembrance Day for Lost Species (Nov 30th). We pay tribute to extinct species with a bejewelled “extinction hall of fame” from master embroiderer Katie Tume, alongside ‘junk’ insect specimens from the Booth Museum. We’ll also host live art and installation by Clare Whistler, and photographs by Megan Powell.
The Bitch Club, Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
Formed in 2008 by Japanese sisters Be and Meana whilst at school, shortly joined by drummer Chad, punks Mutant Monster take inspiration from The Clash, Sex Pistols and The Ramones. In 2016 their first European sortie came via Japan Expo Sud in Marseille. Tours in the UK, Taiwan and Canada have followed. Don’t miss your chance to be ‘in’ on their western invasion.