Having been nominated in the BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll, featured on Later… with Jools Holland, toured with Bon Ivor and written songs with Prince it’s no wonder a lot of people turned up to see Lianne La Havas play at Komedia as part of Brighton’s Great Escape festival.
This was one of those shows where I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect. As a newcomer to Brighton Fringe I was unfamiliar to the Hurly Burly tent, beyond passing it on the bus and seeing a lot of children hanging around.
If you were to draw a picture of what you would expect a slightly crazy poet to look like then I imagine you’d come up with something very much resembling Chris Parkinson. The local wordsmith is all side burns and braces. Of course there’s a good likelihood that he’s not at all crazy at all,…
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The fifth annual Eastbourne Festival will take place from 7 April and will feature a mixture of traditional and contemporary events across the town.
Following on from last year’s more politically influenced festival, Brighton Festival 2012 see’s Vanessa Redgrave taking up the role of Guest Director.
The successful Vive La France festival ended on a high with a night of music and film at the Duke of York Cinema.
Friday’s Vive La France offerings at The Green Door Store came in the form of Sing Sing My Darling, Justine Taton and Phoebe Killdeer and The Short Straws.
This year’s Vive La France festival, courtesy of Brighton promoters Melting Vinyl, got started at The Green Door Store with performances by Les Zuts, Mesparrow and Francois and the Atlas Mountains.
The final instalment of One Inch Badge’s second Sea Monsters festival brought an eclectic mixture to the Prince Albert on Saturday.