Seagull Recommends 17/03
Hello, welcome back to Seagull Recommends, and happy St Patrick's Day! This week we've got lots of St Patrick's Day events running into the weekend, rugby finals, neurodivergent-friendly shopping, and the closing party of a beloved Hanover pub. Enjoy!
If you come across anything coming up in the city that you think we should know about, let us know!
🎶Gigs: Tonight at The Pipeline is Safety Jacket, a Brighton-based band kicking off their latest tour: full of emotion, the soulful indie trio sing shockingly upbeat songs about mental health and bereavement, full of falsetto, harmonies, and distortion pedals (tickets); also tonight at The Prince Albert is Snake Eyes: very grungy, very brit pop, it's grit pop, one of the best things to come out of 2020 with wonderful lyrics, another brilliant Brighton-based band (tickets).
🤣Comedy: Platf9rm Hove will be hosting some of the best in Irish comedy tonight, alongside a special St Patrick's Day eve Guinness menu. MC'd by Matthew McAloone, one of the BBC Comedy Award contenders in 2015 and a regular on the comedy circuit, he's joined by headliner Vittorio Angelone, an Italian-Irish comedian from Belfast (nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe 2022), big into podcasts, sketches and stand-up. There'll also be Mike Rice, regular headliner around Ireland, two-time RTE performer on The Ray Darcy Show and Laughter in the Eyre, and Jasmin Gleeson: witty, charming, and 2021 Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year semi-finalist (tickets).
🗣Talk: This Wednesday at the Brighthelm Centre, Professor Vincent Walsh will talk on creativity: he'll discuss how humans create and become creative, if it can be trained, what happens in the brain during a creative moment, if there are limits on creativity, and how, based on the way different brain networks co-operate to enhance creativity, this can be used in our own creative lives (tickets).
🛍️Shopping: Lucy & Yak will also be introducing Neurodivergent Friendly shopping sessions across their network of shops. On the 17th of every month (starting today) each space will be adjusted to create a welcoming shopping atmosphere for neurodivergent customers, from sensory friendly lightning to more considered music choices and more. Plus, our editor recently modelled for them!
🏉Sports: Final day of the Six Nations is tomorrow! For anyone following, Ireland just need to beat England and France need to lose for Ireland to win. Our editor is very excited for the possible Ireland grand slam—why not celebrate at the Fiddler's Elbow's street party?
☘️St Patrick's Day: In true Irish fashion, celebrations will continue over the weekend: namely, at The Fiddler's Elbow for their World Famous Street Party! Featuring live music from Hope Cove, Evan Walsh, Tom Woods, Bedford Celts, and The Cracklin’ Griffins, Irish dancing from The Carey School of Irish Dance and an outside bar, it'll be on from midday to midnight. And it's free entry, with £4.30 Guinness. Sláinte!
🍱Food: Carlito Burrito does delicious food, there's something for everyone there: vegan, vegetarian, or sauce-avoidant like one friend of The Seagull, Gemma. We recommend the quesadillas (they come with pickled red onion on top, yum), the veg tacos, totopos, Excuse Me, I'm Vegan Nacho Man, and their fresh mint lemonade. You'll be rolling home, but it's worth it. Here's what our editor had to say about it:
If I could have their quesadillas or vegan nachos every day forever then I think I would. They're that good. Trust me. I wouldn't lie about good Mexican food.
🍻Drink: Following the news of The Hanover closing next week, there will be a 'Goodbye Hanover Pub' event on Thursday 23rd March from 8pm, where people are encouraged to join together, sing and share their stories of the pub, ahead of its final day on Saturday 25th. Go down and show your support, if you can.
That's all for this week's Seagull Recommends! Have a happy St Patrick's Day and enjoy the weekend.