Seagull Recommends 24/02
Hello and welcome back to Seagull Recommends! This week we've got a book launch, a mocktail night, and Bernie Sanders being interviewed by Frankie Boyle. Enjoy, and good luck to anyone doing the half marathon this weekend!
If you come across anything coming up in the city that you think we should know about, let us know!
🎶Gigs: Indie-folk singer Lissie is at Chalk tomorrow, touring her fifth album which toes the line between seventies country and modern pop, dealing with grief and joy and isolation and heartbreak, very raw, very honest lyrics, sure to be an excellent evening (tickets); Real Terms are at The Hope and Ruin on Sunday, blending a intricate, staccato, highly rhythmic rock sound with pop songwriting structure and melody, they're very very good (tickets); plus, there's a Taylor Swift night at Chalk on Thursday (tickets).
👴Politics: Bernie Sanders is being interviewed by Frankie Boyle (yes, the rude one from Mock the Week) tomorrow, actually really in Brighton (as far as we can tell). In-person tickets are sold out, but you can still buy one for the livestream. He promises to demand fundamental economic and political change, sharing his vision of what would be possible if the political revolution took place. An odd pairing, but sure to be entertaining (tickets).
🎨Art: ONCA is exhibiting a rotating portrait display for suicide prevention, which started this week and runs until March 20th. We The Human: A Quiet Blue Wall is a collaborative artwork aiming to lower the number of suicides through the use of the cultural and creative sectors. Designed and developed by an artist from the community of the neurodiverse at risk of suicidal ideation and attempted suicide for the community wishing to prevent suicide, their own or others. People are invited to submit their own artwork to be included: find out more here.
🇺🇦Memorial day: To commemorate the year since the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Ukrainian community of Brighton and Hove is holding a memorial day tomorrow (Saturday 25th) from 2pm to 5pm at All Saints, Hove. A brief story of the war will be told in words, visuals and sounds, followed by a minute's silence and then speeches from guests. There will also be a living library, a photo exhibition, and talks about Ukraine and the Ukrainian community.
🍹Mocktails: TransSober is holding a sober social tonight at The Queery! If you are part of the trans and non-binary (TNBI) community and feel you would benefit from a fun drug and alcohol free evening, then join TransSober for a free mocktail making night. They will be supplying all the equipment, fruit juices, fresh fruit, cherries, umbrellas, etc. If you would like to use non-alcoholic versions of drinks such as gin, beer you’re more than welcome to bring your own. There is no need to book, but they do ask that you do if you can so they know how many people are going by emailing [email protected].
🏛️History club: Sunday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm, join Brighton LGBTIQ+ History Club for its first event of 2023 to celebrate LGBT+ History Month. They will be discussing books and libraries, and the spaces the queer community has claimed and inhabited (tickets).
📚Book launch: Join The Queery on Sunday afternoon as they celebrate the launch of Twenty-Eight. It tells the story of 28 LGBTQI+ creatives whose upbringing was affected by a law in May 1988 making 'promotion' of LGBTQI+ identities illegal across the UK. It will feature readings from several of our contributors as well as a Q&A (tickets).
🍱Food: Our technical director had a vegan sausage roll from The Croque Shop, which he described as:
Very nice. It was good. I liked it, enjoyed it. It was a good lunch.
There you have it. What more could you possibly need to read to want to go?