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November 2017

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Private Party

We love to throw a party. If you are looking for a venue to hold your birthday, civil partnership, wedding or anniversary party or you just feel like letting your hair down and dancing with your friends and family ’til the early hours, call 01273 687171 or email us at bookings@thelatest.co.uk.

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Saturday, November 4th, 2017

Private Party

We love to throw a party. If you are looking for a venue to hold your birthday, civil partnership, wedding or anniversary party or you just feel like letting your hair down and dancing with your friends and family ’til the early hours, call 01273 687171 or email us at bookings@thelatest.co.uk.

Check out comments from satisfied party customers under ‘Hire Venue’ above.

Monday, November 6th, 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, November 7th, 2017

Action for Happiness

Tonight: Happy – The Movie

The film features people living lives of happiness and gives lots of ideas on how we can all become happier both personally and as communities. Leading academics who have researched Happiness are interviewed, and give the principles of Actions for Happiness. We see examples of people living in situations that most of us imagine would be very difficult, yet they are radiantly happy. Why? 

There will be a discussion after the film. 

I have watched this movie about 5 times by now, and each time I am moved, and reminded of important truths about our Actions for Happiness. If you are interested in Happiness, and have not seen this movie, then COME! 

FREE! No donations needed! 

link to trailer

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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 6.40 Show 7pm


Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Joe Dolman

21-year-old singer-songwriter from Leamington Spa. With 2 independently released EP’s under his belt landing him top 10 in the UK and US iTunes charts, Dolman has been growing from strength to strength with each show he plays, picking up BBC Radio 1 plays from the likes of Huw Stephens as well as across the country on BBC introducing. He has recently been on a sold out tour as the support act for Tom Clarke (Former front man of The Enemy) and has now announced his biggest UK headline tour to date, which takes place in November. His first appearance on the big stage was at Hyde Park back in 2014, since then he has taken his music around not only the UK but overseas also – including festival appearances at Reeperbahn in Hamburg and house concert tours across America. For fans of James Bay, Passenger, Lewis Watson, Gavin James and Damien Rice. New single release coming this October.

“The show he puts on is phenomenal” – BBC Radio 1
“Skilfully crafting songs way beyond his years.” – TMRW Magazine
“An exciting new talent. One to watch!” – BBC Radio 2
“There’s a sense of unforced innocence to his work.” – Clash Music


Doors 7.30pm

Show 8pm

£5   http://joedolman.bigcartel.com/product/concert-tickets-brighton-08-11-17

Thursday, November 9th, 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


Monday, November 13th, 2017

One Inch Badge Present

Blue Rose Code

“Blue Rose Code is as slippery as an eel; a genre dodger; a mess of influences and contradictions. This rare display of soul and emotion will not be boxed, a sign of something special.” – David Kushar of Spiral Earth.

Edinburgh born Ross Wilson spent his creative formative years in East London, then moved to South England “to be by the sea’s energy” but it is in his homecoming that he has found where his heart is.

Life wasn’t always simple for Wilson. “I have swapped one type of chaos for another” says Wilson. “On my darkest day I found my benediction”

Now a committed enthusiast and creative whirling dervish, Wilson has seen the past few years produce his most exciting work including the album ‘THE BALLAD OF PECKHAM RYE’, which was nominated for the prestigious Scottish Album Of The Year Awards.

‘…AND LO! THE BIRD IS ON THE WING’ followed up as a second album. The album was coupled with an extensive tour taking in Liverpool, Birmingham, Manchester, London, Cardiff and all points in between. The end of the ‘…AND LO’ tour was marked by a sell out Celtic Connections show at the 1000 seat City Halls with Sarah Jarosz. Blue Rose Code played very well received shows in Ireland at the start of 2017, a tour that moved from Dublin through Wicklow, Galway and Belfast.

Last year markers

Music Week Presents feature.
Virgin Radio Record of the Week supported by Edith Bowman and Jamie East.
BBC Scotland playlisted 2 singles
Performed for Mark Radcliffe’s “Live from Celtic Connections” on BBC radio two.

We are elated to announce a new Blue Rose Code studio album and accompanying tour.

The much anticipated album , ‘THE WATER OF LEITH’ will be released November 3rd 2017.

Previous albums have featured such luminaries as Ewan McGregor, Danny Thompson, Karine Palwort and the late John Wetton and this album will be no exception, featuring Julie Fowlis, Kathleen McInnes and the incredible vocal talents of Beth Nielsen Chapman.

Centred around Wilson’s own homecoming to his native Scotland, the album explores the variety of journeys that life has to offer. As Wilson explains;

“It speaks to the journey home, my journey home, the man that I am today, so changed from the wee boy that ran away. I’ve found a peace that I left looking for, back on the same cobbled streets, looking at my life through a fre sh pair of glasses. Controversially for a songwriter, it seems, I am contented, happier than I’ve ever been. Given up all hope of a better past, I’m rejoicing living in this beautiful series of moments.

The Water leads me back to the Shore and, from there, who knows? What I have learnt, however, is there is nothing wrong with right now.”

doors 7pm

£10 adv 


Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Cafe Scientifique

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

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

cabaret bar


Hey Funsters!  It’s the CACKLE N’ TWANG SHOW 2017.
The second year of this CRACKING Annual Brighton Charity Fundraiser.  
A warm and special evening packed with hand picked Award Winning MUSIC & COMEDY. A Fundraiser for ‘RISE’ Charity – freedom from domestic abuse.This show welcomes back some 2016 artists performing NEW material as well as NEW acts.Tonights Artists include:

JAN ALLAIN – Singer songwriter, guitarist & harmonica.
NYC’s Folk City Songwriting Winner.
Jan has charmed devoted audiences for over three decades with her wide repertoire of stunning songs and warm voice. Tonight she will be accompanied by wild cellist Kate Shortt and plans to ‘..Dive through Blues, Jazz, Funk, Ballads & Beyond!” Enjoy old hits and new material from her recent album, ‘Freedom’s Daughter. 

” Britain’s best kept songwriting secret!” Rollingstone Magazine.
” Classy melodies riding high on intelligent lyrics” M.U. UK


KATE SHORTT– Cellist-Comedienne / Singer-songwriter.
London Palladium award winner.
A cellist, pianist, singer-songwriter & comedienne. 
Her versatility on cello has brought her together with a wide range of international artists.

A unique talent who sings rap, ballads, high opera, with her tongue in her cheek.
Kate delivers her own keenly observed funny songs, in a performance laced with impressions.
She does extraordinary things with the cello and frighteningly implausible things with her face…

come and see what you’ve been missing! 

“Wacky ebullient cellist with wide ranging vocals” The Stage
“A remarkable cellist – John Fordham 


BROKEN GURU – Improvisation Comedy Troupe
Formed in 2014 and based in Brighton. 
Tonight they treat us to another Longform SingSong ESCAPADE’ in which.. one word from the

audience spins into a whole show infused with daftness, darkness and stonking songs!
” A cracking show, I loved it!” Guy Wah, Hove Grown Festival
https://www.facebook.com/brokenguruimprov/?fref=tsFANNY DENT– SATIRICAL BURLESQUE.
Award winning Burlesque performer and Improviser. 
With “a great feel for comic timing” (This is Cabaret), “she is irreverent, hilarious,
unforgettable and so true to the anarchic, satirical spirit of burlesque that we

just can’t get enough of her.” (Cabaret Roulette).


JULIE JEPSON – Compere & Character Comedienne. 
Brighton’s cheekiest & chattiest Julie Jepson hosts this show.
“Our Julie!” Northern wit, warmth and enthusiasm” DIVA.




Doors 7pm

Show 7.30pm

Click here for your Discount Advance Tickets (£7 includes the online charge)  


£9.00 on the door on the night.



cafe bar

Making Mankind

An evening of Poetry and Rap to celebrate International Men’s Day on the 19th November. 

Mankind is a locally based charity who therapeutically support male survivors of sexual violence.

Doors 7.30pm

Show 8pm


Advance tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/418599

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Private Party

We love to throw a party. If you are looking for a venue to hold your birthday, civil partnership, wedding or anniversary party or you just feel like letting your hair down and dancing with your friends and family ’til the early hours, call 01273 687171 or email us at bookings@thelatest.co.uk.

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Sunday, November 19th, 2017


+ Phily K

Run From Today EP launch

doors 2pm

£5/£3 (under 18s) www.wegottickets.com/event/419035

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Elephant Sessions

Recently nominated as Live Act of the Year at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2016, fiery Highland five-piece Elephant Sessions are a musical powerhouse, welding weapons-grade grooves and guitar attack with quicksilver fiddle/mandolin melodies.

The group fuses rich folk and trad influences with rock, funk and electronica in an instantly captivating, progressive, visceral blend. Since being named Up and Coming Artist of the Year at the 2014 ‘Trad Awards, in just a few short years the group have already become renowned for breathtaking live shows throughout the UK and Europe, taking the festival scene well and truly by storm with appearances at Glastonbury, Denmark’s Tønder and a sold out headline show at Celtic Connections 2017.

The band’s critically acclaimed debut album, The Elusive Highland Beauty, amassed wide radio play across BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6, whilst their follow-up – All We Have Is Now – due for release on 19th May is already being touted as one of the most anticipated of 2017.

“Outstanding levels of innovation and inventiveness” FolkWords

“Immense! Tremendous stage presence and wonderful musicality.” Celtic Music Radio

“Almost definitely the gig of the festival [Celtic Connections]” Ticketmaster








doors 7.30pm

show 8pm

£8 www.wegottickets.com/event/415069

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Get Therapy

With a history of drug abuse, chronic self-sabotage and eating disorders, Daniellle is happily surviving on high-dosage anti-depressants. Apparently content with her addiction, she’s shocked when her doctor presents her with an ultimatum – “agree to group therapy or I’ll stop the meds!”

Enter recovering addict Luke, feisty yet mother-dominated Amy, therapy success story Stephen, and of course the therapist, leading the group but not obliged to reveal anything of her own life.

Infused with hard-hitting verbatim dialogue this uniquely theatrical autobiographical tale from a talented cast of five combines physical theatre, humour and original music from dub to soul to electro.

The press on Danielle Imara’s In Jail

 **** “a refreshing mix of performance styles… breathtakingly honest” Fringe Guru

“a cutting-edge cabaret-style mix of upbeat songs, dance, and gritty dialogue.” Broadway Baby

Doors 7.30pm

Show 8pm

£6 adv/£8 door


Thursday, November 23rd, 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


Saturday, November 25th, 2017

Nana Grizol

+ Garden Centre

Dictionary Pudding is proud to present, for the first time in the United Kingdom, direct from Athens and New Orleans…

Nana Grizol

Growing up in the South, Theo Hilton found both lonely solace and wide community in music. 
When he formed Nana Grizol in Athens, Ga., in 2007, he secured an outlet for expressing how confusion and constant pining became ingrained into a young, queer male in a small town. Despite Athens’ liberal leanings and bevy of artistic collaborators, Theo walked in liminal spaces as a queer surrounded by straight people. 

Nana Grizol’s first two records “Love It, Love It” (2008) and “Ruth” (2010) chronicled that mixed experience. With “Ursa Minor,” the first Nana Grizol record in six years, Theo Hilton is unequivocally certain about who he is and what he wants to say. 

He’s traveled and studied, moving from Athens to Seattle to New York and, currently, to New Orleans. Along the way, the role of social justice advocate came to suit him. Through song, he casts a critical eye on “Ursa Minor” to concerns environmental, like the effect of oil refineries in the Mississippi watershed, as well as how neoliberal policies chew up and spit out innocent human lives. 

He’s loved and lost and been reaffirmed. The new songs reflect an artist fully aware of what he’s learned, what’s changed for the better, what still sucks, and what, exactly, we’re going to do about it.

On “Ursa Minor,” a loyal cast of collaborators return to give wing to Theo’s songs. Robbie Cucchiaro (Music Tapes) adds trumpet and euphonium lines that echo both the golden era of Elephant 6 recordings and the brass bands of Theo’s current home. Laura Carter (Elf Power, Orange Twin Records) supplies secondary drumming, clarinet trills, and trumpet calls, a familiar cradle for new songs. Jared Gandy (Area Men, Witches), on bass and guitar, notches another year in a two-decade collaboration with Theo. Matte Cathcart (Area Men, Door-Keys), an ally pulled to Athens, Ga., from Bloomington, Indiana, rounds out the quintet on drums.

Doors 7pm

Tickets £7adv



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Sunday, November 26th, 2017

Winter Mountain – Full Band Show

Hailing from the wild and beautiful northern shores of Cornwall, UK Winter Mountain blends melodic songs, an extraordinary voice and heartfelt lyrics in a sound reminiscent of a time before digital recording, when the emphasis fell on the importance of the live performance and the essence of the song.

​Signed to Faber Music Publishing, Winter Mountain is a songwriter in the truest sense of the wor​d: Think the intimate lyrical poetry of ​Paul Simon and ​the passion of Springsteen​ meeting the roots of traditional ​celtic ​folk. 
Reviews for Winter Mountains recent live appearances have been stacked with praise, with MusicRiot.com calling Winter Mountains London show ‘a night of exceptional music from a blistering, shimmering 4 piece comprised of exemplary musicians who recreate and re-energise the soulful, folk-rock songs from the extraordinary albums that have won Winter Mountain so much acclaim ★★★★★’.
In November ’16 Winter Mountain released his highly anticipated and critically acclaimed second album ‘I Swear I Flew’ 
(‘Accomplished and hugely enjoyable​, ​this is a record one can recommend unconditionally’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Rock N’ Reel Magazine). 
Multiple tracks from the album​ ​have ​received radio play from BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 6,​ RTE Radio 1 in Ireland​ and others around the world. 
A solo acoustic tour of Ireland and the UK opening for Ben Ottewell (Lead singer of Gomez), and headline shows and festival appearances across Ireland and the UK lie ahead of the national Autumn ’17 tour. 
In the past Winter Mountain has opened for Seal, Fleet Foxes, Richard Thompson, The Feeling and has toured as support with Rosanne Cash, Patty Griffin, Leann Rhimes, Sara & Sean Watkins, Cara Dillon, Seth Lakeman and many more. 
Sunlight, good roads (Promo Video) https://youtu.be/c_ncvenZsLg
Shed a little light (Promo Video) https://youtu.be/z9GXYbn89uw
The lucky ones (Promo Video) https://youtu.be/0MqScrH83W0
Shed a little light (​FULL BAND ​Live in London / Fan Footage)https://youtu.be/g8sBMiuc17g
Girl in the coffee house (​FULL BAND ​Live in Birmingham / Fan Footage) https://youtu.be/J0PAeOaevVE

Doors 7.30pm

Show 8pm

£7 www.wegottickets.com/event/415710

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Hatful of Rain

Climb the Air” – Hatful of Rain Perform Music from the British Isles and United States over Two Evenings at the Latest Music Bar.

Hatful of Rain present their influences over two evenings at the Latest Music Bar with the help of valued musical collaborators. The band will explore the transatlantic inspirations which led to the release of the “Climb the Air” EP in 2015.

Thursday 30th November 2017 – Climb the Air UK

Hatful of Rain perform the British Isles elements of their repertoire and traditional songs that reflect their love of the traditional music of these islands. Highlighted amongst the set will be new material inspired by the people and landscape of Sussex. £10


Friday 1st December 2017 – Climb the Air UK

For the second part of the series, the Hatfuls will be delving into their much-loved American influences, ranging from the old time music of the European diaspora through to today’s “hot” bluegrass via the Carter family and Gillian Welch. £10


Both events: Tickets for both events, at a discounted rate of £18 for both 30th November and 1st December, can be bought using the following link.


Hatful of Rain

they are right in my roots alley” – Ralph McTell

“The combination of mandolin, banjo, bass and fiddle is nigh on perfect” – Spiral Earth.

“Songs that will make you dance and songs that will make you cry – get a chance to see them perform liveFATEA

Hauntingly beautiful…I love it  – Bob Harris, Radio 2.

“The most melodic roots music you are likely to hear anywhere” – Americanrootsuk.com

“Let-yourself-go, full-throttle foot-tapping music” – The living tradition

Styles change, combine and merge into one…. feels intimately old-fashionedFolk Radio UK