Hello and welcome back to Seagull Recommends! This week we've got loads of politics, a folk festival and more. If you come across anything coming up in the city that you think we should know about, let us know!
🎶Gigs: Wonderful local folk promoter Folkroom's Brighton and Hove Folk Festival is this Saturday at Patterns! The editorial team had tickets for last year's but unfortunately ended up not being able to attend. Lineup this year includes Martin & Eliza Carthy, Ben Walker, Bird in the Belly, Kate Stapley, The People Versus, and more. Tickets here!
🚩Politics: Lots going on: Transform Brighton and Hove event on Sunday at The Rialto where, from midday until late, there will be a series of free consciousness-raising workshops and discussions on social movements and working-class struggle, and music from Joy Collective (tickets); TUC Fringe Meeting at the Old Ship Hotel on Monday at 12.45pm, speakers include Eddie Dempsey, senior assistant general secretary of RMT and Rhea Wolfson, head of industrial relations at GMB; and finally, on Tuesday, a launch rally at 7.30pm from Enough is Enough, the start of a campaign to 'beat the cost of living crisis' with speakers including Mick Lynch and Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP (tickets).
Crafts: Brighton's Craft & Flea returns to the Church of St. Bartholomew this Saturday from 11am to 5pm. Craft & Flea is a collection of independent makers, collectors, designers and creatives all under one roof, with a huge selection of products including illustration, vintage bric-a-brac, plants, jewellery, sustainable products, food, ceramics, candles and more. Tickets are £2.50 and can be bought here.
🍱Food and drink: Canvas Coffee Co. Tucked away in the Phoenix Art Space right by St. Peter’s, this charming little cafe is open late on weeknights to service people attending their night courses, and is popular with local students due to their student discount. We’d recommend an oat flat white and one of their bakewell flapjacks.