Archive for: February, 2012

Review: Marina and the Diamonds

It’s not every day that one of Wales’ quirkier exports takes to a stage somewhere between Jesus and a porta-bar, but that’s what Marina did on Saturday night.

Brighton Festival 2012

Following on from last year’s more politically influenced festival, Brighton Festival 2012 see’s Vanessa Redgrave taking up the role of Guest Director.

Review: The Big Pink

The Big Pink not being particularly ‘big’ or ‘pink’ was just one of many surprises at Saturday’s show.

Review: Asian Dub Foundation

Asian Dub Foundation have had their ups and downs since bursting onto the scene with their politically-infused lyrics and genre-defying beats back in 1995.

Brighton review: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah @ Coalition 7 February 2012

It feels like Clap Your Hands Say Yeah have been away for quite a while, although it’s probably more that they’ve never quite managed to capture the excitement of their self titled, and originally self-released, debut album.

Stanley Spencer Gallery – 50th Anniversary Exhibition

Exhibition: Stanley Spencer Gallery – 50th Anniversary Exhibition, The Stanley Spencer Gallery, Cookham, until November 4 2012 The Stanley Spencer Gallery in Cookham is celebrating its 50th anniversary with Spencer’s Earthly Paradise, an exhibition of the local artists work.

Rachael Lomas looks at the Falklands in new show at Weston-super-Mare Helicopter Museum

Exhibition: Inscape Landscape, The Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare, until July 22 2012 Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Falklands war, West Country artist Rachael Lomas has made a series of pen and ink drawings, cut shapes and shadow imagery designed to capture the environment of the Falklands and how it affected those serving in the conflict.

Brighton preview: Ben Howard @ Concorde 2 – 15 February 2012

Ben Howard is no stranger to Brighton. So far he’s played The Great Escape, The Hope and Komedia, among others. Having toured all of the country and beyond since 2009, he’s gained quite a following of loyal fans. He’s returning to Brighton on 15 February for his biggest solo Brighton gig yet at Concorde 2,…

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Public back Government on benefit cap

Sixty-eight percent of people think that the Government’s proposed benefit cap of £26,000 is too high, according to a new poll.

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