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October 2017

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

One Inch Badge Present


+ support


Doors 7.30 Price £9.50 adv + BF

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Brighton Groove Project

BGP general copy

Check out the coolest new acid jazz and funk jam. Come and join in. Players welcome!

Doors 8.30

£free entry


Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Action for Happiness

 Action for Happiness is a movement for positive social change. We’re bringing together people from all walks of life who want to play a part in creating a happier society for everyone. For fifty years we’ve aimed relentlessly at higher incomes. But despite being much wealthier, we’re no happier than we were five decades ago. At the same time we’ve seen an increase in wider social issues, including a worrying rise in anxiety and depression in young people. It’s time for a positive change in what we mean by progress.

Doors 7.00 Show 7.30 Price Free

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Brighton Peers presents

Five Kites

+Luna Blue

+ Kes Conscience

+ Ankr

Doors 7.30pm

£3 B4 8, £4 after

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Town of Cats

+ Meow Meows

+Gorilla Sounds DJs

Town Of Cats are rounding off a beautiful four years before they take a wee break with their good friends (and one of their favourite bands) THE MEOW MEOWS!

Expect sillyness as two bands take to the stage to deliver the only thing they know:
Jumped-up-raucous-colourful-sweat-infused-all-inclusive-bombastic-hip-shaking-party music.
Joined by these feline friends are Gorrila Sounds DJs, who will be supplying enough Afrobeat, Latin and Reggae for a thousand sticks to shake at. In fact, they will be joined by some live percussion and hornage for that extra dance floor swagger to commence in full.
For all the friends, familly and fans of ToC, this is an extra special occasion. We want a chance to say thank you to all of you that have made our world so special, and given us the support we have needed to carry on.
This is not goodbye, but a brief farewell whilst we take some time to gather energy for the next chapter.

Doors at 8pm, going on till late

£5 tickets online or £7 on the door

Our last show at the Latest sold out before the doors had a chance to open so please grab your tickets whilst you can!!!

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Samba Do Mar


After a long summer break we are back to help you shake off the winter blues.

Come and join us for another great night of tropical Brazilian culture. Samba Dance class, live percussion from the Samba do Mar Band and hot tunes from our selectors on the turntables.

We are looking forward to seeing your faces again, lets celebrate and dance to warm up the coming winter.

We are back at the Latest Music Bar for this edition!

Come throw some shapes on the dance floor 😉

Doors 8.30pm 

9:00 – 10:00 Warm up – Samba dance 
10:00 – 11:00 Dj
11:00 – 12:00 Samba do Mar band
12:00 – 2:00 Djs till finish.

£6 on the door.

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Warm Spots

How About Love – a show created and performed by MandyPaul – The Warm Spots.
Lyrics by Paul Chi and friends. Music composed by Paul Ch, who has rearranged the songs to be sung as duets with Amanda Davis.
William Shakespeare interviews Paul Chi and his muse
“Isn’t it amazing to find love, music and happiness at our time in life,” says Amanda, who recalls being a member of a high church choir when she was seven years old, and was raised by a mother who loved classical music. “Paul and I met at a Herschel quartet concert in June 2015 at St Mary’s Church Kemptown.”
In December of that year she was dropped in the deep end, when Paul, taking a shine to her singing tone in their jamming of his classic song, Happy New Year, fast-tracked a mobile phone recording session at St Mary’s, to be published on YouTube in time for Christmas. “She’s nervous, but has something. Something lovely,” Paul says, knowingly.
Paul Chi (Carmichael) was a little boy when he sat at the piano and spontaneously blurted out his How About Love song into a primitive tape recorder, right off the bat. “I didn’t write it! That song is pretty much the same now as it was when I improvised it. Hearing Mandy prompted me to arrange it as a duet. The song is a miracle, and MandyPaul is a miracle, and so we have a match!”
This big song inspired Paul Chi to immerse himself in the creative process and he soon had a bundle of improvisation recordings. “I’m really an improviser and have found the song writing bit daunting,” Paul confesses. He dropped in on a friend (Paul Hutchinson) one day in 1988 and put down his first compositions – the Revelation (How About Love) collection. “There were about 18 songs for classical guitar or piano, and voice, all performed live, there and then, and nothing added, except reverb. Silly amounts of it!”
At that time he met Craig and Vivian Stafford in Manchester, and they inspired him to host live music evenings in the style and tradition of Troubadour clubs. “The New Troubadours was a melting pot for poets and songwriters who came from afar to be in on the scene. I couldn’t compete as a songwriter with all the rising young talents; artists of the calibre of Pooka, Miro, David Gray… too many to mention, so I used to just make up stuff on the spot, and that seemed to work!”
Paul Chi made a name for himself in Brighton in 1994 with the creation of Healthy Concerts – live music in living rooms and gardens, here there and everywhere. “The non-smoking bit was just a part of it, but that condition certainly drew people in and helped build an audience for original acoustic artists, and there was so many of them.” 
The Healthy Concerts scene was reinvented a couple of times, but completely dried up by 2008. “I was crazy. I was sick. I was worn out, and I was a terrible promoter. It was my own 9-11 disaster, and there wasn’t even an official story to challenge.”
Besides some private song collections, such as Boston & Back and Going Places, Paul has recorded and published very little. “You’re One Of Us, was my only true album, and it was a musical mosaic fashioned from improvised source materials with the help of the recording engineer, Adrian Shepherd. It’s as dark as hell in places, substantially about nothingness, and reminding me now of Christopher Marlowe! I believe Captain Sensible was intrigued by it.”
With How About Love, Paul goes back to his roots, and to happier visions. “This is as good as it gets, I’m never going to write anything better than this, but I might just conjure up something momentarily that surpasses all of it, I suppose.”
Come and hear something that might just be lost forever, or live on in your memory. This music can’t justifiably be compared to anything else, and has unique qualities. Well that’s just my opinion, and I’m Shakespeare! Well, who was Shakespeare anyway?  And why the name, The Warm Spots?
“Too many people are freezing cold on the street for much of the year, and I don’t see any reason for it. Homelessness hasn’t been solved in my life time and sometimes people sleep rough and need food, some protection from the elements, and a Warm Spot. That’s not beyond the ingenuity of man. Put bluntly, if I drink and smoke, I can find a warm spot in a ‘beer garden’. Morally, I think we owe that much to anyone who is homeless.”

Doors 7.30pm

£10 on the door

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Catalyst Club

Monthly event which blends the old traditions of a French Salon with debating societies. Got a passion? Share it with the Catalyst Club. Three guest speakers each take to the lectern for 15 minutes to enthuse, debate and entertain on subjects that range from Voodoo to tinned meat!

Doors: 8.00 Price: £7/ £6 concessions

Friday, October 13th, 2017



A goth and alternative night for all the night folks out there playing gothic rock, dark alternative, new wave and post-punk. Put on your pointiest shoes and come along. Dance ’til you die . . . . or 2 a.m.

Join the group at

Doors 9pm

£5 Entry

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Lout Promotions presents

Jarrod Dickenson

+ guests

Over 16’s only

Doors 7.30 Price £10 adv

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Cafe Scientifique

Doors: 7.30pm Show: 8.00pm Price: Free, collection made to cover costs

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

One Inch Badge

In association with CAA present


23 year-old Londoner Freya Ridings released her debut single Blackout in May 2017. Produced by Rich Costey, it has flown past 1m Spotify streams. Her latest single, Maps (a breathtaking version of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs original song) is already proving to do the same as word begins to spread of this young talent. Fast forward a few months and she has secured numerous summer festival bookings, sold-out her first headline show at St. Pancras Church in London and now she will be playing her biggest London show on the 29th October at St Giles on the Field; both shows promoted by Communion. This is just the start for Freya Ridings.

+ Support

Doors 7.30 Price £7adv


Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Private Party

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Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Minute Taker

+ Paul Diello

Acclaimed folktronic singer-songwriter Minute Taker (aka Ben McGarvey) and BFI award-winning animation artist Ana Stefaniak have created a haunting, modern fable told through projected film and an epic live band performance brimming with ethereal piano songs, fizzing synthesisers and orchestral twists.

Join an artist as he journeys through the euphoric highs and the self-destructive lows of his creative cycles. Set on a desolate seashore, a new romantic relationship brings him the contentment he craves but it soon becomes apparent that there’s something else lurking in the shadows; a ghostly, shapeshifting third entity whose form is entirely dependent upon the artist’s current mindset.

With support from Paul Diello

Inspired by artists such as Madonna, David Bowie, Kate Bush and Antony Hegarty, award winning singer-songwriter Paul Diello has released two solo albums, toured across the UK, Europe and America and has supported artists such as Texas, Jarvis Cocker and Nick Harper. After recently completing a sold out run of out 5* reviewed shows for Brighton Fringe Festival, Paul is here to open for fellow LGBTQ artist Minute Taker with a special set of pop/folk/fabulous songs.

Doors 7.30pm

TICKETS £15 / £12.  

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Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Ben Poole




doors 8pm

show 8.30pm

£12 adv (£14 door)

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Catalyst Club Special


Crossbones in South London was the outcasts’ graveyard and last resting place of The Winchester Geese, medieval sex workers licensed through the Bishop of Winchester. It dates back to 1107 and is believed to contain over 150,000 bodies. 
In this Catalyst Club special, comedian Miranda Kane mixes spoken word and stand-up comedy in a one-woman show, to tell the story of the prostitutes who worked for the Bishop, and others like them throughout history. This is a funny, fascinating tour of the past’s most infamous sex-workers, with tales the history books would prefer to be kept on the top shelf. 
‘Kane is a thoroughly engaging raconteur and exuberant host’ (List)
Comedy Award nominee, Perth Fringe 2017
John Higgs’ new book, Watling Street, dedicates a chapter to Cross Bones. Tonight John will recount the true story of how, during an acid trip in the late nineties, performer John Constable was visited by the Goose of Winchester, who dictated to him a three-part play in verse about Cross Bones. John’s play went on to be performed at Shakespeare’s Globe.  
‘Watling Street is…a book for our times’ The Guardian

Doors: 8.00 Price: £7/ £6 concessions

Saturday, October 28th, 2017


BitBrighton will host a range of workshops including the well received Bitcoin Education workshop and Mining education workshop, speaker presentations covering a variety of topics and exhibitions all of which are aimed at beginner level bitcoiners. Following the days activities we will be hosting an after-party finishing in the early hours of the morning, our after-party will include @Cryptopoly @BitcoinRat @TheDeadReds and @brightonandymac

Doors 10am