Hello and welcome back to Seagull Recommends! This week we've got Trans Day of Remembrance, Polyglamorous' fifth birthday, a free comedy night, and more.
If you come across anything coming up in the city that you think we should know about, let us know!
🏳️⚧️Trans Day of Remembrance: If you only go to one thing we recommend, ever, please make it this: Brighton and Hove's Trans Day of Remembrance 2023 is this Sunday, a day for the city to come together to remember community members who have died over the past year. There will be speakers and performances in Jubilee Square from midday, followed by a name ritual and a community lunch at The Ledward Centre, which runs until 2:30pm. There will be seating for those who need it, a BSL interpreter, and a Zoom link is available for those who want to attend remotely (email [email protected] for access). Both community members and allies are welcome to honour those we have lost.
🎶Gigs: Strike Map, an industrial-action support organisation, is holding a fundraiser for UCU educators on Tuesday as disputes continue around job cuts and wage decreases. With music from PHN-TM, Joe Perfect and the Champagne Socialists, and The Damn Shebang, we recommend you get to the Green Door Store for doors at 7pm, drink the bar dry, and show your support for the UCU (tickets); also on Tuesday is Sløtface, a very fun band I fell in love with back in October 2017 after seeing them in a very small, very hot, and very sweaty venue in Southampton (we love The Joiners). I'd share my review of the band, but it was six years ago, and I can't read anything from then without cringing. Very good, very Norwegian, pop punk at its best, 'Try' still gets stuck in my head all the time (tickets).
Club: Next Friday is Polyglamorous' fifth birthday! Celebrate five years of queer dance parties at Concorde 2 at one of the best LGBT+ nights out in the city. The theme is red/magic, they'll have drag hosts, gogo dancers, visual artists… get out there and paint the town red (tickets).
🎭Theatre: Twelve Angry Men is at The Theatre Royal from Monday to Saturday. Based on the 1957 film of the same name, it tells the story of a group of 12 male jurors deciding on a unanimous verdict of murder, which they know comes with a death sentence for the person accused, a young Hispanic man (tickets).
🤣Comedy: There's so much comedy in the next week, we don't even know where to start: Forge Comedy Club is tonight and tomorrow, with comedy from Stephen Grant, Harriet Kemsley, Abi Carter Simpson, Slim, and more (Friday and Saturday tickets); The Nest Comedy Club at Komedia is on this Sunday, with comedy from Lorna Rose Treen, Huge Davies, Jazz Emu and Patrick Healy, MC'd by Jodie Mitchell (tickets); and on Thursday there's some very special comedy at The Bees Mouth, as two incredibly supportive promoters, Cool Aid Comedy and Eds Comedy Club, join forces to put on the Best of Brighton at Cool-Ed Comedy. And it's free (you still need a ticket though)!
🍱Food: Some of Team Seagull an impromptu dinner out on Wednesday at Morelli Zorelli:
Oh, are you doing this bit again, where you write down everything I say as I say it? Cool, alright. Uh. The bruschetta was really good, if interesting, because it was on a bed of lettuce with squares of cooked dough as the base. It was good though. So much food, impossible to finish. Really good pizza, enjoyed watching the flames of the pizza oven in the open kitchen. Very small restaurant, very cosy. The 'first date' table was extremely charming. Big fan. Would go again.
🍻Drink: I tell you where has really good pints: Meat Liquor. One member of Team Seagull had a Stiegl-Goldbräu lager which certainly lived up to its description of being 'wonderfully refreshing and very agreeable'; I had a Tiny Rebel Clwb Tropica IPA which was pineapples and mangos and peaches and passionfruit and delicious.