Saturday, May 12, 2007

41 Places

Go check out the details here
and here at UnMadeUp

Will be checking this out next weekend, but I think it's the most fantastic idea

Thursday, April 26, 2007

10 days to go... fringe fest highlights

Roll up, roll up for the best show in town...oh wait, the Spiegeltent isn't here this year. Instead, the Underbelly will soon be installing itself (is it already there, Brighton folks? I was in town about 2 weeks ago and no sign as yet) on the Old Steine.

No, you didn't take too many drugs in the 90s, that is an upside-down purple cow. First seen at the Edinburgh festival last year and now kindly on loan to Brighton pastures for the duration of the month of May.

Some fringe festival events whic have caught my eye so far:
Sgt Pepper vs Pet Sounds

Gite a la mer

The Great Escape- mini music fest by the sea

Sunday, March 18, 2007

The Festival is coming...well, in 48 days it is

Liking the look of...
Run Lola Run with a live soundtrack by the Bays

Intrigued by...
41 Places

Still waiting for the Fringe programme to come out

Monday, March 12, 2007

These are a few of my favourite things

North Laine

Easter display@the Real Patisserie

Thai food at Aumthong (the Western Rd one)

Thursday, February 22, 2007

It's life Jim, but not as we know it

I thought it was about time I raised this blog from the depths.

First up, thank you for the comments: for some reason I've only just discovered them having just switched over to Blogger 2.0, or whatever they're calling it.

Secondly, if you want to stick strictly to the terms, I'm now running this blog under false pretences, as I now longer live in Brighton (don't get me started ;) So this blog is being brought to you from the depths of the Hampshire countryside. However, I'm planning regular visits back to Brighton, starting this weekend, so I think I'll just carry on posting here.

If any Brighton bloggers would like to co-host with me, I'm open to that, leave a comment here and I'll get back to you.

As I don't think I mentioned it here before, Amanda's site is great if you want a slightly quirky take on anything food related in the city by the sea.

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Festival preview

The Spiegeltent is here, the Ladyboys of Bangkok tent once again adorns that bit that's not the Old Steine but isn't as far up as St Peter's Church (what is that road called?) and it's only 6 days until the 40th Brighton Festival, the Festival Fringe and Artists' Open Houses kick off.

I plan to update this blog more regularly during the festival, although I am away for most of the first week of the fest.

Below are a few of the events that I plan to see; going on past years this means that I'll actually see about a third of them. If only work didn't get in the way and money was no object!

Stories In Motion- 2 musicians and 2 cult novelists (Irvine Welsh and Chuck Palahniuk) combine to create stories through words, music and visuals. This could either be wonderful or terrible. Just booked a ticket.

Toumani Diabete's Symmetric Orchestra and Cheikh Lo- would love to see this pairing of two huge world music artists, dependent on if I actually have any money left at the end of the festival though.

Richard E. Grant giving a talk in the Books and Debate section of the festival.

I would love to see Groupe F's 'The Light Players' but won't be around on that day. Sounds amazing though.

Every May there are also dozens of offbeat tours looking at Brighton through past events and specific themes. This one gets marks just for the title: Desperate Fishwives.

There are plenty of art and photo exhibitions all over town. I like the sound of Murmuration at Embassy Court.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Western Road- the Real Patisserie

This place has been open for six months or so, maybe longer. It's only recently that I've started wandering up there on a Saturday morning, and it's a little slice of sophisticated French heaven. (Run by real French people, authenticity always helps).

At the moment they have a window display of Easter treats and little chicks hung on branches from the florist down the road. Everything is freshly baked each day, wonderful savoury and sweet tarts, so reasonably priced compared to the chain bakery two doors down (this place seems to be stealing all their custom and it's not hard to see why!).

They sell Orangina in the proper dimpled glass bottles, freshly filled baguettes, chocolate gateaux which looks to die for. In short, it just has that je ne sais quoi which makes a little place so special.