The Art of Puppetry: Making Magic in the Museum
Until 30th Nov
There is magic in puppetry, especially for children; animating the
inanimate, breathing life into a character, role playing that persona
and all the while telling a story. Brighton and Hove Museums bring
this ancient art to contemporary life with colourful displays,
workshops to interact with and performances from local
puppeteers enacting old and new stories.
Takepart Festival of Sport and Physical Activity
Sat 17th June – Sun 2nd July
Brighton and Hove
A citywide showcase of the many ways to enjoy being active. Beginning with
a free Launch Event at The Level on Sat 17th, the festival sees hundre
ds of activity and sports clubs, charities and businesses promoting active lifestyles.
Aimed at all ages and capabilities, it’s an opportunity to find new activities to
Sex, Lies and Cassette Tape
Mon 19th – Sun 25th
114 Church Street
Pop artist James Talon’s exhibition of the mundane made magnificent.
Graphic sculptures symbolising and representing moments and events from
his life since his childhood which saw him “dragged up during the miserable,
3 day week, blackout that was the 1970s.” Unraveled cassettes styled into
musical monuments next to soup cans of judgement and Rizlas wrought
Transformers: The Last Knight
23rd, In Cinemas
Michael Bay’s puzzlingly successful franchise rumbles on with a story that involves both the myth of King Arthur and World War Two.
Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, John Goodman, Stanley Tucci and John
Turturro all appear in the most expensive Transformers movie to date
with a reported budget of 260 million dollars, so expect even more
explosions and massive robots laying into each other.
Majus – Trafalgar Street – Brighton
6 Trafalgar Street
T: 01273 231870
Behind the fresh, fragrant, taste bud delighting food is Manju’s story. Delicious, dark turquoise restaurant walls are artfully hung with
arrangements of shining cooking utensils, pans and pots of spices that document her life
The tiffin tins that a painfully young Manju filled with her home cooked lunche
and sold to support her bereaved family. Huge silver platters used when her cooking gained its reputation far & wide as catering huge feasts. Then there’s the bowls in crafting exquisite traditional sweets with her understated flair.
Ejected from Uganda Manju and her family came to the UK where to‘keep’ her family she toiled in a factory dreaming of having her own restaurant.
Now Manju is 82 years young and her family, all of whom are involved in the business, have made her dream of a Gujurati vegetarian restaurant a reality.
Serving the same food, served with love, which her family ate as children & continue to eat today.
My guest and I were welcomed into their restaurant as one of the family and cossetted throughout and chose a bottle of La Pintora Sauvignon from an impressive list of wines, international beers and more. Its bright,
citrus, herby flavours eased our exceptionally difficult food choice!
We began with a Behl Puri with its crispy combination of puffed rice, sev and veg layered with various chutneys which are all, incidentally, made in-house
Alongside this the Chilli Paneer with onions and peppers cooked in a dark brown, glutinous chilli and soya sauce.
For mains we chose the house signature dishes Suri Shaak vegetable curry and black lentil Dhal Makhani – both exploding with flavour and aroma– alongside a selection of chutneys, rice and breads.
For a final indulgence in texture and flavour we were treated to Manju’s pistachio and carrot/coconut burfis.
A wonderful evening full of fabulous food and company. What else could be better? The answer is another visit very soon!
Warning : Manju’s cuisine is addictive and an experience impossible to recreate anywhere else and with their reputation spreading widely you’d better
book in advance.
Brighton Green Pride
Sat 1st July
A free over 18s only ‘protestival’ for those who wish to grow and use cannabis without intervention from the law, Green Pride is now in its fourth year. Numerous stalls from businesses and clubs all over the South dedicated to the natural and medicinal herb will be there, along with music to set the tone for an alternative celebration of high summer.
Brighton’s Big Screen Launch
Sat 29th July
Award-winning 6 Music DJ Gilles Peterson is guest of honour at the Big Screen’s launch, who’ll have their usual packed roster of cult, blockbuster and family films
along with live sport. The organisers have arranged a whole day and evening’s worth of entertainment, with many acts sharing Peterson’s passion for acid jazz (live
band Freak Power and DJ collective, Soul City).
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