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30th May – The Space with Nick Gillard and Zoe Lyons

The Space

INTERVIEWS WITH NICK GILLARD AND ZOE LYONS

At Horatio’s Bar, Brighton Palace Pier

(and Audience Q and A’s)

For Tickets and Information

Nick Gillard

Here's Nick on the left, with Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen

Nick Gillard was born in Brighton and became one of the world’s leading stunt performers and stunt coordinators for film and TV. His appearance will mark 25 years since the trilogy of Star Wars prequels that began with The Phantom Menace, for which he was its main stunt coordinator, including on the famous lightsabre fights. In a career that started in the seventies, Nick worked on five James Bond films, two Indiana Jones adventures and films such as Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow, Shaft, starring Samuel Jackson, the first three Superman films, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and Spielberg’s Empire of the Sun. He held the world record for longest fire stunt, alight without air for over two minutes on Alien 3 and he also worked on Aliens. Nick was Tom Cruise’s stunt double in Interview with the Vampire and Far and Away, as well as David Bowie’s stunt double in Jim Henson’s Labyrinth. His TV work includes Grace, Black Mirror, Spooks, Red Dwarf, Doctor Who, The Professionals and 85 episodes of The Bill

Zoe Lyons

Zoe Lyons is a renowned comedian based in Brighton. She entered the world of comedy in 2003, after training as an actress in London, and a year-later won in the second of the annual Funny Women awards. In 2007, her debut solo show, named Fight or Flight, was nominated for the best newcomer award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Zoe’s many TV appearances include Have I Got News for You, House of Games, QI and twenty episodes of Mock the Week. From 2021, she presented 55 episodes of the TV game show Lightning and last year, she took part on Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins. Zoe has also appeared on a number of comedy-related radio shows for the BBC. Her most recent tour, named Bald Ambition, due to contracting alopecia, ran for forty dates last year.

 

18th May – The Great Escape at Latest @ Horatios

The Great Escape at Latest @ Horatios

Tickets

Lineup coming soon! Check out https://greatescapefestival.com/ for more information!

May 17th – The Great Escape at Latest @ Horatios

The Great Escape at Latest @ Horatios

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May 16th – The Great Escape at Latest @ Horatios

The Great Escape at Latest @ Horatios

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May 15th – The Great Escape at Latest @ Horatios

The Great Escape at Latest @ Horatios

Tickets

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9th May – Catalyst Club

Catalyst Club – celebrating the singular passions of everyday folk…

Horatio’s Bar at Brighton Palace Pier

Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8pm
Tickets £8

Another sparkling line up of speakers talking about their passions. Audience have a chance to quiz them on their very singular passions. What will the talks be on tonight? Come down and experience the unique and utterly riveting Catalyst Club.

 

4th May – Making Marilyn

Making Marilyn – Startling new play by Julie Burchill and Daniel Raven

Latest at Horatio’s, Brighton Palace Pier

May 4th – Tickets here

If you had a chance to spend 24 hours in a hotel room with the person you fancied most in the whole history of the world, would you take it? Of course you would! But what if they had even worse problems than you, and you knew they were going to take their own life? Would you try to seduce them – or save them?

 

3rd May – Making Marilyn

Making Marilyn – Startling new play by Julie Burchill and Daniel Raven

Latest at Horatio’s, Brighton Palace Pier

May 3rd – Tickets here

If you had a chance to spend 24 hours in a hotel room with the person you fancied most in the whole history of the world, would you take it? Of course you would! But what if they had even worse problems than you, and you knew they were going to take their own life? Would you try to seduce them – or save them?

2nd May – Making Marilyn

Making Marilyn – Startling new play by Julie Burchill and Daniel Raven

Latest at Horatio’s, Brighton Palace Pier

May 2nd – Tickets here

If you had a chance to spend 24 hours in a hotel room with the person you fancied most in the whole history of the world, would you take it? Of course you would! But what if they had even worse problems than you, and you knew they were going to take their own life? Would you try to seduce them – or save them?

11th April – Catalyst Club

Brighton Catalyst Club – celebrating the singular passions of everyday folk…
Horatio’s Bar at Brighton Palace Pier

Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8pm
Tickets £8

Another sparkling line up of speakers talking about their passions. Audience have a chance to quiz them on their very singular passions. What will the talks be on tonight? Come down and experience the unique and utterly riveting Catalyst Club.

In March we had a talk from Serena Mitchell about a psychic, Sussex’s only female saint and a sheela-na-gig all connected to the same church near Seaford; I gave a talk about one of my favourite artists, Ivor Cutler and Iranian-born singer Avije gave a powerful talk about the oppression of women in Iran, shared with us her own history and treated us to her amazing voice at the end.

April’s Catalyst Club includes Ross Gurney Randall, photographer Colleen Slater and Hastings’ Johanna Wood (who in 2023, some will remember, gave a talk on the highs and lows of running an all-female swing band.)

There’ll be more short films,  gorgeous sunsets guaranteed, and the sound of gently lapping waves in our new venue above the blue waters of Brighton.

 

10th April – The Space with Imelda Staunton and guests

THE SPACE  WITH IMELDA STAUNTON (AND AN AUDIENCE Q&A)

Doors 19:00, starts 19:45

At Horatio’s Bar, Brighton Palace Pier
(and Audience Q and A’s)

For Tickets and Information

Imelda Staunton is among the UK’s most renowned actresses, known for a wide range of roles in the theatre, television and film. Of thirteen Olivier Awards’ nominations, she won four and has been nominated for five BAFTAs, winning for Vera Drake, directed by Mike Leigh. The title role saw her receiving an Oscar nomination, too. Imelda’s other appearances onscreen includes twenty episodes of The Crown, portraying the Queen to much acclaim.Her other film appearances include Harry Potter, as Delores Umbridge, Shakespeare in Love, Sense and Sensibility, Pride, Maleficent, and Mike Leigh’s Another Year, as well as Bright Young Things, directed by Stephen Fry, and Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Kenneth Branagh. She also provided the voices of Aunt Lucy and Bunty in the Paddington and Chicken Run films, respectively. And for television, also, Imelda has starred in The Singing Detective, Downton Abbey, Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads and Psychoville. Her extensive and highly acclaimed work onstage includes the musicals The Beggar’s Opera, Guys and Dolls, for two revivals, The Wizard of Oz, as Dorothy Gale, and by Stephen Sondheim, Into the Woods, Follies and Sweeney Todd, alongside Michael Ball. The many plays she starred in include The Corn is Green, Entertaining Mr Sloane and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.

 

 

14th March – The Space

The Space
Interviews with Philip Selway (from Radiohead) and Cathy Tyson

At Horatio’s Bar, Brighton Palace Pier

(and Audience Q and A’s)
For Tickets and Information

Philip Selway

Philip Selway is a musician and songwriter, best known as the drummer in the band Radiohead. They have released a string of highly acclaimed and successful albums, such as The Bends, OK Computer, Kid A and In Rainbows. Their singles include Creep, Fake Plastic Trees, Paranoid Android and Karma Police. Philip has recorded three solo albums, with the latest, Strange Dance released in early 2023. Five years-ago, in 2019, Radiohead were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. www.philipselway.com

Cathy Tyson

Cathy Tyson, a renowned actress, joined the Royal Shakespeare Company forty years-ago, in 1984. Two years-later, she co-starred with Bob Hoskins in the acclaimed film Mona Lisa, for which she won the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress. Cathy’s other onscreen appearances include the series Band of Gold and the drama Help, which gained her a BAFTA. Recently, she starred in Boiling Point and, in 2013, completed an English and Drama degree at London’s Brunel University. www.cathytyson.com

 

For more information go to https://www.the-space.uk/

 

 

 

7th March – Catalyst Club

Catalyst Club – celebrating the singular passions of everyday folk…

Horatio’s Bar at Brighton Palace Pier

Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8pm
Tickets £8

Another sparkling line up of speakers talking about their passions. Audience have a chance to quiz them on their very singular passions. What will the talks be on tonight? Come down and experience the unique and utterly riveting Catalyst Club.

 

 

February 17th – SOCK with tunes by DJ Mitch Matthews

SOCK

SOCK were formed in a small town in 1990, always unpredictable and flamboyant, they reigned supreme for two years before dispersing to the four corners of the world to pursue their individual dreams. After 22 years, the band reformed for a one-off gig that coincided with singer Guy adopting the on-stage persona of glam rock-god, Vince Venus and gaining international fame as the (unofficial) winner of Britain’s Got Talent in 2015. The rest of the band followed suit and have emerged as a group of misfit superhero’s, on a mission to save the world.

DJ Mitch Matthews will be spinning big party tunes, in to the early hours.

Private party DJ playing once-in-a-lifetime events for everyone from Oscar winners and Chart topping singers  to Olympians at venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Villa Miani Rome, Jumeriah Beach in Dubai and my mums 60th birthday party.

Saturday February 17th
Latest Music Bar
Doors at 7.30pm
Tickets £12 online/ £15 on door.
BUY TICKETS HERE

DJ Mitch Matthews

 

15th February – The Space – Interviews with Toby Jones and Peter Suschitzky

The Space

Interviews with Toby Jones and Peter Suschitzky

At Horatio’s Bar, Brighton Palace Pier

(and Audience Q and A’s)

For Tickets and Information

 

Toby Jones

Toby Jones is among Britain’s most respected, versatile and in-demand actors. His recent appearances include The Long Shadow, the acclaimed TV drama on the victims of the Yorkshire Ripper, and Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. From 2014 to 2022, he co-starred with Mackenzie Crook in the highly popular BBC series Detectorists. Toby had roles in numerous films such as Empire of Light, Berberian Sound Studio, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Frost/Nixon. He also appeared in The Hunger Games and Captain America films and provided the voice of Dobby in two Harry Potter films. His other TV credits include Sherlock and Doctor Who.

 

Peter Suschitzky

Peter Suschitzky is a leading cinematographer, sometimes known as director of photography. Since his career began in the early sixties, he worked on a wide range of films, including seven directed by David Cronenberg, such as Naked Lunch, Dead Ringers, A History of Violence and Crash. Other notable work, which he also played a major role in, includes The Empire Strikes Back, Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks!, Ken Russell’s Lisztomania and Valentino, for which Peter received a BAFTA nomination, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and That’ll Be the Day, starring David Essex and Ringo Starr. He worked on commercials with Ridley Scott and Alan Parker, among other directors. More on him at www.petersuschitzky.com

14th February – Cafe Scientifique

Cafe Scientifique

Doors 7.15pm // Latest Music Bar // Free Entry

Cafe Scientifique

Brighton Café Scientifique is Science for the Sociable!

Informal talks of about 30-45 minutes are given by experts in the field, at a level accessible to all. After a break, the talk is followed by a question and answer session, and open discussion on the topic of the evening.

Cafe Scientifique have been educating everyone from Latest Music Bar for years and it’s always a pleasure to hear the speakers and the lively Q&A sessions. All welcome.

8th February – Catalyst Club

Catalyst Club – celebrating the singular passions of everyday folk…

Latest Musicbar – Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8pm
Tickets £8

Another sparkling line up of speakers talking about their passions. Audience have a chance to quiz them on their very singular passions. What will the talks be on tonight? Come down and experience the unique and utterly riveting Catalyst Club.

 

 

7th February – The Space with Laurence Rickard and Louise Gold

The Space

Interviews with Laurence Rickard and Louise Gold

(and Audience Q and A’s)

For tickets and information

Laurence Rickard

Laurence Rickard is an actor, writer and a producer, best known for co-creating, co-writing and starring in Ghosts as Robin the caveman and Humphrey the decapitated Tudor. And he was also part of the Horrible Histories team. His work, too, includes Yonderland, the Sky sitcom, which he co-created, co-wrote and starred in with the team behind Ghosts and Horrible Histories. Laurence also worked on Tracey Ullman’s Show, Peter Rabbit, among other series’. His TV career began twenty years-ago with Comedy Lab, which he created for Channel 4. Ghosts and Horrible Histories have been very successful, since they began in 2019 and 2009, respectively. Further details on Laurence are at www.laurencerickard.com

Louise Gold

Louise Gold is an actress and a puppeteer, best known for her work with the Muppets, Sesame Street, The Dark Crystal and Spitting Image. She was the only regular British performer on The Muppet Show, as various characters, and she also worked on films such as The Great Muppet Caper and The Muppet Christmas Carol. Louise performed on 40 episodes of Sesame Street and Jim Henson’s Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal, as well as its Netflix series. For Spitting Image, she was a leading puppeteer and voice artist, notably for the Queen. Her musical theatre work includes Blood Brothers, Mamma Mia! and Mary Poppins. As a actress for TV, her work includes Doctors, Strike Back, The Alan Clark Diaries as Margaret Thatcher, Mike Leigh’s Topsy-Turvy and ‘Allo ‘Allo.

 

 

6 February – Action for Happiness

Action for Happiness

Free Entry // 6:45pm Doors

Self-described as a “movement for positive social change”, Action for Happiness is a national charity aimed at increasing basic levels of happiness through whatever means they have and is a long-term friend of Latest Music Bar. Here’s what they have to say about their mission….

 

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.

1st February – Catalyst Club Special: Howerd’s End with Mark Farrelly and Simon Cartwright

Catalyst Club – celebrating the singular passions of everyday folk…

Latest Musicbar – Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8pm
Tickets £12

Howerd’s End Written by Mark Farrelly

With Simon Cartwright as Frankie Howerd and Mark Farrelly as Dennis Heymer
Directed by Joe Harmston

Frankie Howerd was one of Britain’s most loved comedians for half a century. But he had a secret. And the secret’s name was Dennis.

This hugely acclaimed play by Mark Farrelly (Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope, The Silence of Snow) takes you to the heart of Frankie and Dennis’ clandestine relationship, which lasted from the 1950s until Frankie’s death in 1992. It also affords a glorious opportunity to encounter Frankie in full-flight stand up mode.

Packed with laughter, but unafraid of truth, Howerd’s End portrays two humans’ journey through closeness, love, grief and all the other things that make life worth living. Come and say farewell to a legend… and learn the art of letting go.

Running time: 80 mins no interval

★★★★★ “Simply tremendous entertainment” London Living Large
★★★★ “Don’t lose your chance to see Howerd’s End if it comes your way” British Theatre Guide
★★★★ “Heartfelt, funny and with an inspiring message” North West End

January 26th – Party In Your Pants

Party In Your Pants

Topless, feminist, blacklight bodydoodle

January Friday 26th, 20:30 pm

Ticket purchase requires a password – email judidoodlecat@gmail.com to inquire

Already have one? Buy your ticket here!

Brighton, oh Brighton, we enjoyed your shiny, happy faces, your fabulous pants, your rebellious joy so much that we’re doing it again!

We’ll have five hours of bodydoodles, painty mess and dancing. Your free, all-night cloakroom multipass means you can disrobe at your leisure. Remember, toplessness is optional – only respect and pants are compulsory.

For those new to us, listen up: Party In Your Pants is an inclusive feminist event. We understand that predators are what threaten trans & cis men and women and NB people. We are a hostile environment for predators. And transphobes.

Music will be Drum n Bass, Acid House and Disco, and the event will take place across multiple floors of the building.

January 18th – BARBARA & The Brighton Beach Boys

BARBARA & The Brighton Beach Boys

Two amazing bands for the price of 1

Tickets here

Barbara make classic, irresistible pop music with a literary and intellectual approach. Whilst the influence on the music is noticeably American, Barbara’s lyrics are quintessentially British, infused with the inquisitive, satirical spirit of Harold Pinter, George Orwell and Ray Davies. In 2022 Barbara were handpicked by Neil Hannon to support The Divine Comedy on their UK tour, and a year later they played fourteen shows in support of Haircut One Hundred. Neil, Phill Jupitus and Chris Difford are all big fans! For fans of The Kinks, The Lemon Twigs, Electric Light Orchestra and The Feeling.

Barbara live –

These New Communications

“They are so up my street … really tight songwriting, very poptastic!” Neil Hannon (The Divine Comedy)

“Barbara are wonderful. I love their songs and their humour. We need more Barbara in our lives!” Chris Difford

“Barbara are an insanely talented band with an innate sense of melody and arrangement … The ambitious scope and toe tapping immediacy of their sound belies their tender years.” Phill Jupitus

The Brighton Beach Boys are an award winning band who specialise in forensic recreations of classic recordings from a cross the history of popular music. Starting from their shared love of The Beach Boys, the band have created Pet Sounds and Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band as a glorious feast for the ears. They have won the Best Music Event at Brighton Fringe on a number of occasions and the core band includes musicians who have worked with some amazing artists, including Oasis, Stomp and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

“Heart-stoppingly gorgeous … It helps that there was a vast amount of musical talent on stage and the performers were clearly having a ball themselves … the performance was a triumph” The Argus

16th January – Action for Happiness

Action for Happiness

Free Entry // 6:45pm Doors

Self-described as a “movement for positive social change”, Action for Happiness is a national charity aimed at increasing basic levels of happiness through whatever means they have and is a long-term friend of Latest Music Bar. Here’s what they have to say about their mission….

 

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.

11th January – Catalyst Club

Catalyst Club – celebrating the singular passions of everyday folk…

Latest Musicbar – Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8pm

Tickets £8 

At the end of 2023 we learned about activism and the sterling work of the anti-Page Three campaign from Jo Harrison; Suzanne Rolfe shared her adventures visiting Krampus festivals in Austria and Alan Dein told us about the lost Sixties cultural weirdness that was Andy, Candy and the Bearandas. We’re back in 2024 with artist and puppet maker Myra Stuart, musician Johanna Wood and award-winning speaker Steve Bustin.

 

 

10th January – Cafe Scientifique

Cafe Scientifique

Doors 7.15pm // Latest Music Bar // Free Entry

Cafe Scientifique

Brighton Café Scientifique is Science for the Sociable!

Informal talks of about 30-45 minutes are given by experts in the field, at a level accessible to all. After a break, the talk is followed by a question and answer session, and open discussion on the topic of the evening.

Cafe Scientifique have been educating everyone from Latest Music Bar for years now and it’s always a pleasure to hear the speakers and the interesting Q&A sessions.

Tuesday, January 9th – THE SPACE WITH NEIL CODLING AND CHRIS WYATT

THE SPACE

INTERVIEWS WITH NEIL CODLING AND CHRIS WYATT

(AND AUDIENCE Q&As)

Doors 18:45, starts 19:30, to finish at approx 22:40 (times may change slightly).

Held at Latest Music Bar, 14-17 Manchester Street, Brighton

TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION

NEIL CODLING

Neil Codling is best known for Suede, as keyboardist, rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist and co-songwriter. He joined the band in 1995, during the recording of their third album, Coming Up, which included singles such as Beautiful Ones and Trash. His involvement grew considerably, as Neil went on to write or co-write much of Suede’s output and he sang lead on Digging a Hole and Weight of the World, among other songs. In 2001, he left the band, due to fatigue, but reunited with them in 2010 and continued to play a particularly major part in their music, co-writing most of the songs up to 2022’s album, Autofiction. Neil is a cousin of Suede’s drummer, Simon Gilbert.

 

CHRIS WYATT

Chris Wyatt is an editor for many acclaimed film and television dramas, including director Shane Meadows’ Dead Man’s Shoes and This is England. More recent work includes the 2022 film Living, which Bill Nighy had an Oscar nomination for, and 2020’s Supernova, starring Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci, and Ammonite, which starred Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan. He also edited 71′, set in the troubled streets of Belfast, and Carol Morley’s The Falling. For TV, his work includes the first series of Top Boy and Secret Diary of a Call Girl, starring Billie Piper. Chris was BAFTA-nominated for editing episodes of the TV series’ This is England ’86 and Criminal Justice.

Thursday, January 4th – THE SPACE WITH DAVID ARNOLD AND SAFFRON SPRACKLING

THE SPACE

INTERVIEWS WITH DAVID ARNOLD AND SAFFRON SPRACKLING

(AND AUDIENCE Q&As)

Doors 18:45, starts 19:30, to finish at approx 22:40 (times may change slightly).
Held at Latest Music Bar, 14-17 Manchester Street, Brighton

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION

DAVID ARNOLD

David Arnold is best known for James Bond, having composed the music for five of the films, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. His career as a composer began thirty years-ago, with the score for 1993’s The Young Americans, which featured Björk’s hit Play Dead, co-written and co-produced by him. Since then, David’s film work included the science fiction epics Stargate, Independence Day and Godzilla, Hot Fuzz, Made in Dagenham and Danny Boyle’s A Life Less Ordinary. He composed the music for television series’ such as Sherlock, Dracula and Good Omens. 1997 saw the release of Shaken and Stirred, with versions of Bond songs, which was a collaboration with Jarvis Cocker, Chrissie Hynde, Iggy Pop and others. In 2012, David was the London Olympics’ Musical Director.

 

SAFFRON SPRACKLING

Saffron Sprackling is the lead singer with Republica. Formed in 1994, they went on to become best known for the hit singles Ready to Go and Drop Dead Gorgeous, which were on the band’s first and self-titled album, initially released in 1996. The following year, Saffron performed on The Prodigy’s Fuel My Fire from their The Fat of the Land album. She also appeared on The Cure’s song Just Say Yes. Republica recently released their first new music in many years, the single New York, which is from their forthcoming album, Damaged Gods, due for release in the Spring of 2024. For details on Saffron’s and Republica’s current and forthcoming activities, go to www.facebook.com/officialrepublica

 

17th December – Vocal Patchwork Christmas Show

Vocal Patchwork Christmas Show

Tickets

CHRISTMAS WITH THE JIVE ACES

CHRISTMAS WITH THE JIVE ACES

AT HORATIO’S BAR ON BRIGHTON PALACE PIER

The fabulous Jive Aces, the UK’s No.1 jive and swing band playing music from jumping swing to the rockin’ roots of Elvis.

Doors: 7.30pm

TICKETS: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/597330

Groups or individuals welcome.

December 16th – Krafty Kuts

Krafty Kuts Christmas party

Latest Musicbar, Manchester Street, Brighton

Plus Will Streetwise and DJ Detta

8pm – late

18+

TICKETS HERE

PTAKH 2 – UKRAINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – WINTER 2023/2024

PTAKH 2 – UKRAINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – WINTER 2023/2024

DECEMBER 8TH – DECEMBER 12TH

DOWNLOAD FULL BROCHURE HERE UIFF programme 2024

 

PTAKH 2 – UKRAINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – WINTER 2023/2024

PTAKH 2 – UKRAINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – WINTER 2023/2024
DECEMBER 8TH – DECEMBER 12TH

DOWNLOAD FULL BROCHURE HERE: UIFF programme 2024

PTAKH 2 – UKRAINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – WINTER 2023/2024

PTAKH 2 – UKRAINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – WINTER 2023/2024
DECEMBER 8TH – DECEMBER 12TH

DOWNLOAD FULL BROCHURE HERE: UIFF programme 2024

 

UKRAINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – WINTER 2023/2024

PTAKH 2 – UKRAINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – WINTER 2023/2024

DECEMBER 8TH – DECEMBER 12TH

DOWNLOAD FULL BROCHURE HERE: UIFF programme 2024

GET FREE TICKETS HERE: wegottickets.com/event/601973

THE OLD STONES – TALK AND PRESENTATION

With The Megalithic Portal’s Andy Burnham
Plus Serena Mitchell and David Bramwell on Sussex’s stone curios

Andy Burnham presents a highly illustrated and fast paced look at many of the fascinating themes, mysteries and new discoveries from Neolithic Britain, including lesser known but interesting sites.  Andy is lead author of ‘The Old Stones – the Megalithic Sites of Britain and Ireland’ along with other contributors to the huge Megalithic Portal web resource which he founded and has been running continuously since 2001.

The Old Stones is the most comprehensive and thought-provoking field guide ever published to the iconic standing stones and prehistoric places of Britain and Ireland and was previously awarded Current Archaeology Book of the Year.

David Bramwell, co-author of a new book Sacred Sussex (2024) and Serena Mitchell (Sussex University) also share some of Sussex’s lesser-known ancient stone secrets.

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When: Thursday December 7th

Where: The Latest Bar, 14-17 Manchester Street, Brighton, GB BN2 1TF

Price: £5 – £12

Starts: 8pm

Tickets: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/dr-bramwell/t-jzqraro

Restrictions: None

Dress code: Neolithic casual and santa hat

Benoit Viellefon – Hot Club Jazz at the Brunswick Theatre

Benoit Viellefon is coming to play a one off event at the Brunswick theatre, Brighton-Hove on Wednesday 29th November.

The Hot Club will play a mix of 1920-30-40’s music and will feature world class pianist Alex Bryson and Brighton based guitarist Jarrod Elks.

There are only 70 tickets available with some seating available on a first arrived first served basis.

Doors will open at 19:00, and the band will play at about 19:45.

ABOUT THE BENOIT HOT CLUB

Benoit Viellefon has long been a firm favourite at the most elegant places around the country. The line up and orchestrations are inspired 
by the hot swinging music that emerged from the infamous Parisian Cafes and nightclubs of the 1930s & ‘40s.

The Hot Club’s performances celebrates the burning excitement of those hot gypsy swing  numbers made famous by Django Reinhardt, together with the romanticism of the finest French numbers. With a nod to the American jazz virtuosi who visited Paris, such as Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet, the Hot Club features both clarinet and trumpet alongside the timeless two-guitars and double bass lineup. But they are also often true to the original “Hot Quintet De France” Django Reinhardt & Grapelli line up, with the addition of a virtuoso Violin player.

The Hot Club is resident at Ronnie Scotts and performs the best of gypsy swing, hot jazz, French music and timeless melodies from the 1920s, 30’s and 40s.  They have been in huge demand for major cultural events and concert hall performances including: headline slots at Glastonbury’s Jazz Stage, BBC2, BBC Radio3, Hollywood films, National Television, regular appearances at Ronnie Scotts, the Royal Albert Hall, Madonna’s private parties, Royal Family private events and a host of European performances.

Benoit’s concerts are infamous for selling out very fast. Please get yourself a ticket while you can!

TICKETS: https://benoit-viellefon-live.designmynight.com/651c03b886cbf008a94e79ee/benoit-viellefon-hot-club-at-the-brunswick-theatre-1

WHERE: The Brunswick, 1 Holland Road, Hove, BN3 1JF

DOORS: 19.00

Box office – https://benoit-viellefon-live.designmynight.com/

Bandsintown – https://www.bandsintown.com/a/1040151

Website – http://www.benoitandhisorchestra.com

My music – https://benoitviellefon.bandcamp.com/music

Jambalaya – ‘Yemeya’ EP launch

Jambalaya – ‘Yemeya’ EP launch

MUSIC: https://soundcloud.com/thomaschristen/sets/jambalaya-yemeya-ep-shorts-1/s-axxnSt4AJa0

WHEN: Wednesday 29th November
ADDRESS: The Latest Music Bar, Latest Music Bar, 14-17 Manchester Street, Brighton BN2 1TF
PRICE: Entry £10 online, £15 incl. EP online, £12 at the door
DOORS: 7pm Doors open
TICKETS: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/598573

Jambalya

Sussex based acoustic quartet Jambalaya launch their live-recorded EP ‘Yemeya’ in Brighton.

Expect a seamless blend of music inspired by African, European and Indian genres, weaving beautifully crafted melodies and rhythms with kamele’ngoni (West-African bridge harp), flute, cello, voice and percussion, creating a musical language that is at times enchanting, beguiling and transfixing with subtle joy and warmth.

Their support artist is virtuoso kora player Ansumana Suso, son of legendary Gambian Griot and balafonist Mawdo Suso and singer Jalimuso Kumbia Suso. Ansumana has a prestigious talent, performing internationally, also on balafon, guitar and percussion.

9th November- Catalyst Club

Catalyst Club

Doors 7.30pm // Latest Music Bar // Tickets

Established in 2004, The Catalyst Club is Brighton’s longest-running spoken word night and pays tribute to the old tradition of French salons. On the night three guest speakers take to the lectern to talk for fifteen minutes on a subject close to their heart. The Catalyst Club is open to anyone with a passion, no matter how bizarre or niche. Since its inception it has hosted over 700 talks that have ranged from zombie films, Marmite, the history of the Martini, the suffragettes and the Spartans to demonology, bum reading, moths and the wonderful world of slime mould. Their BBC Radio 4 special can be found here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b081jnp1

It is hosted by Dr David Bramwell. www.drbramwell.com

MUTATIONS FESTIVAL – 5TH NOVEMBER

MUTATIONS FESTIVAL 2023
ENJOY SOME AMAZING BANDS ACROSS MULTI-VENUES

MUTATIONS FESTIVAL – 4TH NOVEMBER

MUTATIONS FESTIVAL 2023
ENJOY SOME AMAZING BANDS ACROSS MULTI-VENUES

THE FILTHY TONGUES – Nov 2nd

Hailing from Edinburgh, cult band The Filthy Tongues are a three piece alt rock group formed in 2005. They are made up of Martin Metcalfe, Fin Wilson and Derek Kelly, who were previously members of Goodbye Mr Mackenzie and Angelfish alongside Shirley Manson. They released their much awaited third album, ‘In These Dark Places’, at the end of January 2023.

It is the final part of an album trilogy based on their hometown of Edinburgh and promises to be every bit as compelling as the previous two instalments; ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ and ‘Back to Hell’ both received rave reviews across the board and ‘In These Dark Places’ is sure to deliver a suitably uncompromising conclusion to this fine body of work.

From the fittingly claustrophobic juggernaut of an earworm that is Gas Mask Blues, the romping, acerbic snarl of Pandemic Pete and the drunk tank admission of the title track to the relentless, questioning riot that is Tricky Nicky, it’s time to get ready for another rollercoaster.

REVIEWS FOR ‘JACOB’S LADDER’

‘A vivid and visceral exploration of Edinburgh’s underbelly that recalls Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds at their most intense.’ – Louder Than War

‘A strictly testosterone-charged mean gothic blues machine.’ – The Scotsman

REVIEWS FOR ‘BACK TO HELL’

‘Back to Hell is, like Jacob’s Ladder, an incredible album. It’s one of the best released in Scotland so far this year, with a heady mixture of Nick Cave, blues and the indie survivors’ knack for a catchy hook and wry humour.’ – Scottish Daily Record

‘With irresistible hooks and melodies snaring the listener from start to finish, these beautifully crafted songs are built to last and will reward repeated listening. Scottish Album of the Year? Place your bets now.’ – Penny Black Music

REVIEWS FOR ‘IN THESE DARK PLACES’

‘… utterly beguiling and a more than fitting final chapter to sit shoulder to shoulder with Jacob’s Ladder and Back to Hell’ – THE GINGER QUIFF

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Don’t miss out on this chance to see one of Scotland’s finest bands. Tickets selling fast!

TICKETS: https://www.antidotebooking.com/events/2023-11-02-the-filthy-tongues-latest-music-bar

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Date: THURSDAY NOVEMBER 2nd 2023

Venue: The Latest Bar, 14 – 17 Manchester Street, Brighton, BN2 1TF

Website: http://filthytongues.com

Doors: 7pm

Restrictions: Over 18s only

 

MUTATIONS FESTIVAL

Taking place over 4 days on 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th of November with a multitude of great acts over several  venues.

 

MORE INFORMATION HERE: https://mutationsfestival.com/

 

Post-Halloween Party

ONE FERN RECORDS presents a night of spellbinding live music, bewitching poetry and dark magic at The Latest Music Bar on the day after Halloween!

Promoter: One Fern Records
Date: Wednesday 1 November 2023
Time: 19:30-23:00
Venue: Latest Music Bar, 14-17 Manchester Street, Brighton BN2 1TF

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TICKETS: https://www.seetickets.com/event/post-halloween-party/the-latest-music-bar/2761372

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Please note the stage is located downstairs so unfortunately this event is not wheelchair accessible.

31st October – Don Laka and Band

DON LAKA AND BAND

Sponsored by South Africa GOV

TICKETS @ SEE TICKETS

Doors 6.30pm Support band 7pm

Main performance 8pm

South African Jazz Legend, Producer, Composer, Multi Instrumentalist prepares for his UK Tour to Celebrate His 50th Anniversary in Music – Music industry icon Don Laka will be continuing his Golden Jubilee celebrations with a UK tour that will see him bring his acclaimed live show to a series of venues across the country.

Don Laka’s UK Tour follows on from his recent Don Laka and Friends 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert in which the Kwaai Jazz mastero teamed up with legendary artists such as Sipho (Hotstix) Mabuse, Jimmy Dludlu, Nigerai’s Kunle Oditao and Ayo Solanke, and eWatini’s Gcobane Masuku for a weekend of shows in South Africa State Theatre’s iconic Opera Theatre.

Like the Don Laka and Friends 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert, the artist’s UK tour will reflect on the Laka’s rich and varied musical journey that began in 1972, and has seen him release over 800 songs, with over 80 collaborations, many awards, and a Grammy nomination for his work with Hugh Maskela.

Laka has been an undeniable music history pioneer for his role in the development of not one but two South African musical styles – Kwaito (and its off shoot Afro-Pop) and Kwaai Jazz (and its off shoot Mapianos). For these, his 6 multi-plat albums, and more, he was awarded the South African Music Award’s most prestigious award – The Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.

Beyond his own artistic output, Don Laka has been a force for good in the music industry as a whole. In his early career, Laka was a teacher who helped to train many of the next generation to come, and founded the first successful black record company, Kalawa Jazzmee Records, in South Africa allowing artists to produce, record, and market their own music without help from any major label.

Don Laka’s UK Tour will see the artist bring his incredible musical repertoire back here with an unforgettable live show sure to stun audiences.

 

25th October – Sarah Klang plus special guests

FORM PRESENTS SARAH KLANG PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS

TICKETS : https://www.wegottickets.com/event/585898

£15 DOORS 7.30PM  SHOW STARTS 8PM 

 

Sarah Klang has enjoyed plenty of success in her career to date, with three Top 5 albums in her homeland of Sweden, sold out headline tours, as well as winning at the Swedish Grammy awards twice.

Klang’s live shows are fun and exhilarating, moving and intimate –  simultaneously – which has earned her fans all over Europe. After a successful European run in 2022, she’s now announcing new shows for 2023 starting in Brighton, UK on October 25th.

Kicking off a string of new releases for this year is Klang’s latest single ”Mercedes”, a song written to her unborn daughter, just months after discovering she was pregnant. The lyrics assures her daughter that she will forever be there for her. “You can always run to me,” Klang sings on the soaring synth-driven track that radiates with hope and optimism for her daughter’s future.

Klang has always had a talent for autobiographical song writing, like on her acclaimed debut Love in The Milky Way (2018) which won Best Album at the Swedish Grammis awards. It continued on Creamy Blue (2019) her second album that earned another nomination for ‘Best Album’ and ‘Best Alternative Pop’ at the Grammis awards, and another nod for ‘European Album Of The Year’ at the IMPALA Awards.  While her sound had previously touched upon a mix of influences (‘60 and ‘70s pop, Americana, an undercurrent of country), 2021’s ‘VIRGO’ – her most well-received album to date – then broadened her scope to include elements of ‘80s synth-pop (again winning a Swedish Grammy for Best Alternative Pop). Tastemaker praise followed, notably from i-D, Rolling Stone and Clash.

 

 

 

15th October – ChoirFest

Choir Fest – A Celebration of Choirs, the people & their stories

At Horatio’s Bar on Brighton Palace Pier
FREE DAYTIME, EVENING SHOW TICKETS HERE, REGISTER HERE

Join us to sing and celebrate the world of choirs! Choir Fest 23 – A Celebration of Choirs, Their songs & Their Stories!
12-4pm Outdoor choirs busks on Brighton Palace Pier at Horatios.
1:30 – Choir-i-oke… KARAOKE… Singalong at the big screen outside Horatio’s
4-6pm Choir Conversations, interviews, meet n mingle, share info about your choirs, choir promo videos.
6-8pm Choir Fest Evening Show
8pm Choir Disco! Dance to your favourite tunes! Add your songs to the Choir Fest spotify playlist and bring on the boogie!

Here’s the link: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0hogwoFEkLkS1Yv76d8PEp?si=N0bnaL6ZTy-UhMX5d_5V3A
Join us on the Choir Fest Facebook page to find out which choirs are performing and hear some choir stories.
Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/ChoirFestBrighton/
Registration link for Choir Fest (including individuals, groups & choirs) PLUS Indoor concert ticket link: https://ChoirFest23.eventbrite.co.uk
Choir Fest ends a month of Brighton Palace Pier events in conjunction with Latest TV as part of Pier Fest.

 

14th October – The Ukrainians

The Ukrainians

At Horatio’s Bar, on Brighton Palace Pier

Doors open 7.30pm

Show starts 8.00pm

Tickets here

A highlight for PierFest 2023. A night to celebrate three decades of music by The Ukrainians. Expect an exciting set with the best songs from three decades of Eastern Folk Punk.
Using their British born Ukrainian roots, the band mix eastern and western culture – singing in Ukrainian, using eastern ethnic instruments, but backed up with a western rock rhythm.
After three decades of recording and touring, there are lots of milestones to highlight.

The Ukrainians were formed in 1991, the year Ukraine regained its independence from the Soviet Union. ‘Oi Divchino’ was the band’s first single, which became an NME Single of the Week, and the video for it was shot in Kyiv. It was the first pop video to be produced in the east for a western band.

Most recently, The Ukrainians have been involved in numerous benefit gigs to raise money for refugees from this terrible war. There will be an opportunity to support refugees at the gig both financially, and by cheering on the artist who support on the night.

You can expect to hear songs from each of The Ukrainians’ albums, and this is sure to be an eastern night to remember!

THE UKRAINIANS GIG – BRIGHTON PALACE PIER – 14 OCT

THE UKRAINIANS – BRIGHTON PALACE PIER

 

The prodigiously talented The Ukrainians, made famous for playing in Kyiv on the first day of Ukraine’s independence from the former Soviet Union, are playing this Saturday night at Horatio’s bar on Brighton pier as part of the Ukraine Music Festival and Pier Fest 2023. The band are celebrating over three decades of career.

They will be supported by the celebrated Ukrainian guitarist, Saba Bogorad, one of Ukraine’s top guitarist composers.

This is a special chance to see a fantastic group of musicians and support Ukrainian culture.

TICKETS: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/586372

Date: SATURDAY OCTOBER 14th 2023

Venue: Horatio’s Bar, Brighton Palace Pier, Brighton

Website: https://www.the-ukrainians.com

Doors: 7.30pm

Restrictions: None

GUITARIST SABA BOGORAD

 

 

13th October – Ukraine International Arts Festival

Ukraine International Arts Festival

Comes to PierFest 2023 at Palm Court on Brighton Palace Pier

1-3pm FREE

Ukrainian musician and singer, Sava Bogorad and guests

 

12th October – Catalyst Club

Catalyst Club

Doors 7.30pm // Latest Music Bar // TICKETS

Established in 2004, The Catalyst Club is Brighton’s longest-running spoken word night and pays tribute to the old tradition of French salons. On the night three guest speakers take to the lectern to talk for fifteen minutes on a subject close to their heart. The Catalyst Club is open to anyone with a passion, no matter how bizarre or niche. Since its inception it has hosted over 700 talks that have ranged from zombie films, Marmite, the history of the Martini, the suffragettes and the Spartans to demonology, bum reading, moths and the wonderful world of slime mould. Their BBC Radio 4 special can be found here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b081jnp1

It is hosted by Dr David Bramwell. www.drbramwell.com