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October 2017

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



Friday, October 20th, 2017


presents ‘spooKINGS’

Join us for a spooktacular night of drag king cabaret, filled with spooKINGS, a whole lot of polterGAYsts and fun halloween games – apple bobbing & pumpkin carving! 

Dressing up is highly recommended!

Hosted by the devilish Nailor Swift.

With – 
Richard von Wild
Zayn Phallic
King Sammy Silver
Rico Del Ray
Drag King Oliver Assets
University Of Sussex DragSoc‘s The Haunted Haus

Open mics from: Prince of Persia.

// Meat Raffle! 
\\ Best Dressed Audience Competition


Upstairs doors open at 8.00pm. Show 8.45pm – 11.45pm. DJ playing tunes 11.45pm – 2am (downstairs). 

Tickets: £8 www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3051179


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.  

Available from: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/minute-taker-to-love-somebody-melancholy-with-support-from-paul-diello-tickets-36480604470

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Cafe Psychologique

The idea that positive feelings should be cultivated in one’s life seems to be a pervasive idea that is found in many cultures. More than simply a positive feeling, happiness can be described as a state involving a sense of meaning and deep satisfaction – but achieving this can be an entire life’s project and has attracted the scrutiny of Philosophers, Theologians, Economists and Self-help gurus, where in Britain the industry is reportedly worth 80million pounds And whileFreud variously claimed psychoanalysis could only cure neurosis but not ordinary human unhappiness, psychologists are developing an increasingly sophisticated understanding of those conditions which encourage or thwart the pursuit of happiness.

Join us at the very first Café Psychologique Brighton for an evening of discussion looking at the different ways people seek to live positive and fulfilled lives. The cafe will be introduced by Dr Charlie Lea, a lecturer in Psychology at the University of Brighton and member of the International Positive Psychology Association, who will provide a psychological perspective on items taken from the Horniman Museum’s Anthropology collections that represent the idea that happiness is something we class as important. You are welcome to bring your own objects of personal or cultural significance to share.

Café Psychologique is a space to talk about life over a drink from a psychological perspective. It builds on the philosophy of Café Philosophique to take ideas out of universities, clinics and organisations with expertise to make them accessible to people in everyday life. Like Café Philosophique, there are trained professionals to provide a resource to the café, but no lectures or seminars. Instead, ideas are dropped into the group to stimulate thought and discussion.


doors 7pm


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


Friday, October 27th, 2017

Indigo Club


Jane Postlethwaite – dark humour from the Cumbrian character comedian

Qukulele – Brighton’s leading all-female Hawaiian shirt-wearing 9-piece ukelele band

Clare Summerskill – writer and comedian, performing original stand-up and songs



Doors 7.30pm


Tickets on the door or in advance via WeGotTickets (booking fee applies) –www.wegottickets.com/indigoclubbrighton

** INDIGO CLUB is intended as a social space for gay/bi/queer women but is NOT EXCLUSIVE – everyone is welcome regardless of gender or sexuality **