If you could speak passionately for 15 minutes on any chosen subject, what would you choose? The Catalyst Club is Brighton’s longest-running salon; a conversation club where people take to the stage to talk about their singular passions. Each night we have three guest speakers (from all walks of life!) for 15 minutes each followed by a Q&A. The Catalyst Club aims to be informal, entertaining and challenging. Its host, Dr Bramwell is creator of the Cheeky Guide to Brighton Over the years, talks have ranged from 80s computer games to giant squid; the films of Pee-Wee Herman to utopia; tinned meat to William Blake. The Catalyst Club runs 2nd Thursday of every month at the Latest Music Bar
The Bloody Ballyhoo Goes to Brighton
The Lunachix Dance Troupe (NY) brings their scintillating murder mystery bellydance show to the UK! They will delight Brightonians of all kinds with performances from local and international dancers! And the Lunachix will be on hand make sure we don’t finish Easter Sunday together before we find out who dunnit!
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THE SPACE EVENT: INTERVIEWS WITH DOM JOLY & DAVID SPROXTON (AND AUDIENCE Q&As)
DOM JOLY: Dom Joly is best known for creating and appearing in Trigger Happy TV, the Channel 4 television series that was first broadcast in January 2000. He is also the author of five books. His other television shows include Fool Britannia for ITV and World Shut Your Mouth for the BBC. Dom has appeared in I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!, among other shows. Hidden camera series Trigger Happy TV was highly popular and successful around the world. Dom’s books include The Dark Tourist: Sightseeing in the World’s Most Unlikely Holiday Destinations. Places he went to include Chernobyl, Iran and North Korea. Scary Monsters and Super Creeps saw him in search of mythical creatures, such as the Yeti and Bigfoot. Dom’s most recent book, The Hezbollah Hiking Club: a short walk across the Lebanon, was published in 2019.
DAVID SPROXTON: David Sproxton co-founded Aardman Animations in 1972 with Peter Lord. It’s the company behind characters such as Wallace and Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and films that include Chicken Run. His early work as an animator was on children’s show Vision On, before co-creating the popular clay character of Morph. With director and animator Nick Park, he was a producer of The Wrong Trousers and A Close Shave, which featured Wallace and Gromit. David’s other work with Aardman includes Chicken Run, Shaun the Sheep and Flushed Away, as well as Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. He also worked on the Oscar-winning short film Creature Comforts, directed by Nick Park, and Peter Gabriel’s Sledgehammer video, as camera operator and lighting technician.
Doors 19:00, starts at 19:40 (times may change slightly) / £18 / Book at thespace.uk.com
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A One Inch Badge & Love Thy Neighbour presentation
Lewsberg return to Brighton in the spring, in support of their forthcoming second album, In This House, set for release 27th March.
The alternative, lo-fi, Dutch art-rockers’ latest offering seeps into your consciousness in a different way to their debut, though their tendency towards existentialism and black humour remains. Harsher in sound, but more humane in spirit, the running order feels looser and less poised.
Love Thy Neighbour presents
Following a brief return to their humble rural dwelling and with a prior release on Sports Team`s Holm Front label under their belt with EP `Sunday School`, Ugly return to London in wake of their maiden EU voyage with a new double single ‘The Price of Fame – Themed’. Now a bustling 6-piece ensemble developing and refining their blend of `jangly doom rock`, Ugly is Sam, Charlie, Harrison, Harry, Jasmine and Tom.
“(Redemption – on The Road Damascus) is laden with infectious, country infused guitar work that you can’t help but shake your hips to.” So Young Magazine
+ Resident Records
Mark Butcher and The Allusions
On 5 July 2019, Mark Butcher, best known for his highly successful career in cricket, released his self-penned second album entitled ‘Now Playing’ via Man In The Moon Records. The thirteen-track album, available on CD, Vinyl, Download as well as all major streaming services, also features the brilliant new single ‘Country’.. Mark is touring the album with his band.