Seagull Recommends 24/06

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Seagull Recommends 24/06

Hello and welcome back to Seagull Recommends! This week we've got Alvvays, Forge Comedy Club, and our review of Lachlan Werner's Voices of Evil. Enjoy!

If you come across anything coming up in the city that you think we should know about, let us know!

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🎶Gigs: Some excellent gigs coming up this week: tmdistant is at The Prince Albert on Wednesday in support of his debut EP, vivid memories of dreams I've never had, supported by YAOUNDÉBOXINGCLUB, tickets are £6 which is an absolute steal and they're selling fast (tickets); on Thursday, Alvvays and Girl Scout are at Chalk, indie pop perfection that our editor is desperate to go to (tickets); on Friday, also at Chalk, is Brazillian dance-rock sextet CSS (not Cascading Style Sheets, it comes from an abbreviation of 'cansei de ser sexy,' which is Portuguese for 'tired of being sexy' (tickets).

🤣Comedy: Long-time favourites of The Seagull, Forge Comedy Club at Ironworks Studios, have their weekly comedy night on Friday, with comedy from  Josh James, Sarah Callaghan, Adam Coumas, Muhsin Yesilada, and MC'd by Stephen Grant (tickets).

🚩Action Day: Brighton & Hove Community Land Trust are holding an action day on Saturday, 'Who Owns Bright0n?' What have we found out and where do we go next? For the last four months, the Who Owns Brighton? group of community researchers has been investigating what they can find out about Circus Street through its history, the people who live and work there, the development process and where the the money goes, and what this tells us about housing and development in the city. At the action day they will:

  • share the findings from this research
  • think about the critical points, how to present them, and how to use these to engage with policy and decision makers
  • explore some of the actions and ideas that have come out of the project and where we want to take it next.

The day is open to everyone, whatever the level of participation in the project to date. The day will be a mix of presentations from the research groups and whole group discussions and activities. It will be informal with regular breaks and lunch and refreshments will be provided. Held at South East Dance in Circus Street, it runs from 10am to 4:30pm (tickets).

🏊‍♀️Saltdean Lido: It's a few weeks away, but will sell out: Saltdean Lido is holding its first Lido Nights event in their newly restored building, with music from Maida Vale, dinner in the deco bar, and a chance to explore the newly restored sundecks (tickets).

🍱Food: Adam went to CHOW!

Delicious curry, served in a roti, suitable even for spice babies such as me. They also have pumpkin fritters which I went wild for even though I'm not usually much of a pumpkin head. Thoroughly recommend, did I manage to get through the whole of this without you directly quoting something that was meant to be a parenthetical or a side as I was thinking of something to say? I can't believe this!

🍛Food (bonus): The Hope and Ruin have brought back 'curryoke', a curry themed musical extra"vegan"za, tomorrow. Food from 5-10pm, karaoke from 7pm-late. Food includes mini papads, house-made onion bhajis, mango chutney, raita plant-based butter "chicken", tarka dhal, and basmati rice.

🍻Drink: Some members of Team Seagull went to the Great Eastern the other night, and it was absolutely delightful. Excellent drinks, far bigger on the inside than it looks, very cosy, good fairy lights, and any pub with outdoor seating is a win in our book.

Talk of the Town

Team Seagull were delighted to be invited along to Komedia last week to review ventriloquist Lachlan Werner on his debut tour across the UK and USA. Having seen his queer horror puppet show, Voices of Evil, at last year's Brighton Fringe festival, we knew we were in for a treat, and it was heartwarming to see him and Brew (his small, squishy witch puppet) entertaining a larger audience and just seeing him grow in confidence. The show is slick, polished, and everything you could want from a seasoned ventriloquist like Werner. We could not be more excited to have seen his tour, and we'll certainly be following his and Brew's careers with anticipation.

Source: Mattia Sedda