Seagull Recommends 01/09

All the top events from across the city.

Seagull Recommends 01/09
Source: The Brighton Seagull 

Hello and welcome back to Seagull Recommends! It's September! How did that happen?! Our editor is already burning her pumpkin scented candles, drinking pumpkin spiced lattes, and talking about swapping her summer wardrobe for her winter wardrobe.

If you come across anything coming up in the city that you think we should know about, let us know!

Seagull Recommends

🎶Gigs: Toronto indie folk trio Wild Rivers are at Komedia on Monday—beautiful melodies, catchy hooks, and introspective lyrics full of nostalgia, heartbreak and longing (tickets); and later in the week, Busted is gracing the stage of The Brighton Centre—Thursday, to celebrate twenty years of the band (tickets).

Festivals: The Great Escape's artist applications for next year's festival are now open! The festival welcomes artists from every genre across the globe to apply for a chance to play: 450+ acts will be filling over 30 venues, from 15th-18th May 2024. It's extremely fun, and a very, very good networking tool too; this weekend is Band Pond 2023, a free alternative music festival at Chalk, and we think the lineup looks amazing: Welly, Honeybadger, Sick Joy, Arxx, Mindframe, Witch Fever, and much more (RSVP).

🔮Tarot: Starting tonight at The Queery is Shadow Work and the Taboo Tarot, a six-part workshop series by artist Lilith Newson, exploring the practices of shadow work and tarot reading within a journey towards healing, autonomy and joy. Lilith will be using the tarot cards that people are often scared of seeing in readings to explore shadow work and the symbolism they evoke. This workshop is designed to be a comfortable discussion space where any questions and thoughts can be shared in a group. Join for just one or all six!

🏳️‍🌈Pride: Keep the Pride energy going with DIY Pride this Sunday, from 2-6pm in Sanders Park. It looks like a very fun day, with talks from Queer Periods, the Trans Liberation Front, Muslim LGBTQ+ Network and more, as well as face painting, a quiz, an open mic, and zine making!

🗣️Connection Jam: Connection Jam is an evening full of 'actually fun icebreakers and facilitated conversation games', in the hopes of relating meaningfully by going beyond small talk. Organisers say they 'make space for genuine connection, playful communication, and real appreciation of each other in all our glorious, messy humanity'. They will be at West Hill Hall on Tuesday from 7pm (tickets). Tea and biscuits provided!

🥪Food: We can't get enough of Earl's recently: the best bánh mì this side of Vietnam. The tofu, the sambal mayo, the veg… it's positively delicious.

🫖Drink: We can't wait for Spiced Pumpkin Pie (and its caffeine free version, Baby Spice) from Bird and Blend Tea to come back on Sunday. Autumn's here, baby!