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With a highly central position between the Clock Tower and Brighton station, The Hope is a bustling, music-led watering hole, popular with the city's creative community and after-work crowd. It offers a wide selection of drinks to lubricate the soul, along with a delicious tapas and pizza menu to keep the body happy. Upstairs sits The Hope Live, a 100 capacity live music venue boasting a fantastic PA, stage and bar setup. Acting as both a showcase for Brighton's flourishing indie scene and a destination venue for touring acts from across the world, the room has a strong musical heritage - The Strokes, The White Stripes and Adele are just a few of the big names to have passed through its doors. The space can also cater for a range of other activities such as private parties, film screenings and dance classes etc.
Brighton Fringe is England's largest arts festival. This year will see almost 700 events packed into one month, from Cabaret to Workshops, all taking place from 4 May - 2 June.
Sam's of Brighton Spiegel Supper Club will be in business every night throughout Brighton Festival Fringe*, transforming the Spiegel Garden's bar tent into a gorgeous restaurant where you can enjoy a 4 course pre-show dinner. Feast on Warm Crab and Chilli Tartlets and Roast Rump of South Downs Lamb, followed by glorious English Strawberry Trifle.
Drink in Brighton will be running the bars at The Spiegeltent for the Fringe Festival from 1st May to 3rd June 2013. The Spiegeltent is returning to its rightful place on Steine Gardens during this year’s Festival Fringe, for the first time in many years. A European mirror tent, the Spiegeltent is the ultimate cabaret and music salon.
Spread over 30 venues during May 16th-18th, it’s now less than two months until The Great Escape takes over Brighton. Now in its eighth year, Europe’s answer to SXSW today announces the latest helping of the best emerging talent from across the world, adding over 50 artists to an outstanding line-up that has already left music fans reeling.
For local boys Rizzle Kicks it will be a massive homecoming show. As well as performing past anthems like Down with the Trumpets and Mama do the Hump, the Brighton duo will have a string of new hits from their second album, due out this summer.
The Great Escape is excited to announce the first acts confirmed to perform over 16th-18th May when it returns to Brighton for its eighth year running. Firmly established as Europe’s answer to SXSW, this year’s three day festival will present the hottest emerging talent, from the local to the international, to over 16,000 music lovers in 30+ venues.
Whatever you want from your New Year’s Eve this year, we’ve got it sorted for you. Whether you fancy a warming, cheerful and friendly night out in your local, or a more lively night out in town in a bustling pub… or dancing the night away to MC Hammer in one of Brighton’s best clubs … you’ll find it here.
Introducing the beautiful new vodka from Chase, produced by a single-estate distillery also well known for their exquisite gin. As well as their classic recipe you can also sup on their delicious new Marmalade flavour, both of which are available in most venues listed here on Drink in Brighton
Although he normally photographs people, Brighton SOURCE editor James Kendall knew he’d found something special while helping his wife clear out her grandmother’s house when she went into a home. Hitting young adulthood as rationing took hold, she refused to ever throw anything away, so her cupboards were filled with interesting packets long since past their sell by dates.
Throughout July and August pubs across the city will be embracing the Italian idea of aperitivo. It is quite usual for Italians to stop off on the way home from work to have a drink and a small bite to eat, in advance of dinner at home.
Every year, the beer tax escalator increases the tax on beer by 2% above the rate of inflation, thus adding considerably more pressure on the British pub, the cornerstone of many of our communities. Removing the beer duty escalator at the next budget will help keep beer more affordable and go a long way to supporting the institution that is – the great British pub.
So, Great Escape’s final curtain, the third day, was upon us. By this time (if you’ve been doing the Escape proper) the fact that its only Saturday morning is quite weird as seeing 20 to 30 bands already would lead you to believe that the weekend would be nearly over. But alas, non! To the rest of mankind, well at least Brighton, the weekend was just beginning and to add excellence to everything the sun was still beating down hard on our beautiful seasidey place. The Saturday Escape experience seems a little more laid back, it’s not a school day for a start, and the delegate/industry crew who are still in town are soaking up some of the weekend sunny vibes – mainly outside the Mash Tun of course!
Falling unusually on the week of the first May bank holiday, there was almost an unexpected start to the Great Escape Festival this year. Maybe a combination of the appalling lack of summer, combined with the slightly-still-there, bank-holiday hangover, and the fact we’d only had 2 days to do any work that week, but I for one was suddenly in a rush to go and get 2012’s Great Escape experience under way for y’all!
Return to the Savage Boohoo documents The Eighties Matchbox B-line Disaster’s final tour around the UK and will be on display atThe Hope on Queen’s Road, Brighton.
There’s a lot of emphasis on intensity and passion in music. Quite understandably too, the ability to convey emotions through sound is ingrained in society and those that can convey it better than others are often idolised for it. The same can be said for performances too. Ones that make your spine tingle are not regular occurences, and you need to look no further than Nirvana’s legendary MTV unplugged performance for how powerful they can be. It’s not just emotion either, there’s no weeping in the Arctic Monkey’s brash debut but the relatable message of their beery tales and spiky riffs got to people all the same.
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