Seagull Recommends 04/11
All the best gigs, comedy and more.
Hello and welcome back to Seagull Recommends! This week we've got Girl Scout gigs, Seagull comedy favourites, screen printing and more. If you come across anything coming up in the city that you think we should know about, let us know!
🎶Gigs: New Yorker, dancey indie rockers Joywave will be at Patterns on Monday: they're very fun live, like a rockier Glass Animals (tickets); Girl Scout is a very good band from Sweden—fresh off the festival circuit and absolutely one to watch if you like the sound of 00’s indie rock mixed with influences from 60s songwriting, they're at The Hope and Ruin on Monday for just £6.75 (!!! (tickets)); and finally, Aoife Nessa Frances, a singer-songwriter from Dublin, will be at The Prince Albert on Wednesday. Her rich voice and soothing sounds tell stories of falling in love, heartbreak, loss, and are incredibly vulnerable; she takes us to her university days, to the experiences of women and inner strength, while drawing on painfully relevant topics for people in Ireland currently. The Seagull is looking forward to seeing her, and glad The Prince Albert is continuing to highlight Irish talent (tickets)!
🎭Theatre: Age is a Stage events are fun-filled weekly sessions are for anyone aged 50+, running from today until Wednesday 9th November. Run by Chris Cresswell, who has worked in theatre, performance and teaching for more than 20 years, the workshops aim to create a safe space to encourage people's creativity. Tickets here.
🤣Comedy: Tonight at the Caroline of Brunswick, a perennial favourite of The Seagull, is On The Edge Comedy. The comedy night's line-up tonight is Joe Foster, Prakash Jirjadhun, Claire Carty, Andy Fox, Dave Fensome MC and Hannah Fairweather headlining: we've been keeping an eye on Hannah since we saw her during Fringe. Back in May, we wrote:
She takes us on a journey from being a formal accountant in financial planning ('Until March 2020 which shows you how good I was at financial planning') to her shitty former colleagues, her former agent taking a dark turn, and her time at a religious university in South Carolina on a golf scholarship. It's as wacky as it sounds.
Also we loved Dave Fensome when we saw him, so we have no doubts he'll be an excellent MC! Tickets here.
🎮Anime: For all the anime fans and gamers out there, Brighton Anime and Gaming Con returns to The Old Ship Hotel this weekend (November 5th and 6th). Expect cosplay competitions, live performances, gaming tournaments, talks, workshops, panels and more. Tickets and more information here.
🚩Rally + Sports: A 'Shut Down Manston' rally is taking place tomorrow (Saturday) at 2pm on Hove Lawns, followed by a friendly football match. It appears to be organised by Jollof Cafe, based in Compton Avenue, which raises money for Brighton Migrant Solidarity through food. We don't know any more than this, but do let us know if you go!
🎨Screenprinting: Little River Press, based in The Open Market, is starting to offer screen printing courses and workshop. Currently running intro/refresher course, with more to come soon. They cost £70 for five hours, and cover all aspects of screen printing: from coating the screens to different ways to make photo-positives. All material costs are included in the price: find out more here.
☕ Coffee: Moksha on York Place, a family-run local mainstay, is great not just for food but for coffee too! Spacious and friendly, we'd recommend the dirty chai.
🍕Dinner: Fatto A Mano has several locations in the city—London Road, the North Laine and Hove, and you can see why: delicious pizza at remarkably reasonable prices is a winning combination. Their vegan options are particularly good.