Hello and welcome back to Seagull Recommends! This week we've got Cult Milk's Collage Club, Nell Mescal, one of the best food recommendations in the city, and much more.
If you come across anything coming up in the city that you think we should know about, let us know!
🎶Gigs: Nell Mescal is one of those incredibly talented people who's significantly younger than me, to the extent that I wonder what I've been doing with my life, the most natural, laidback performer I've ever seen, if you haven't heard her she's extremely For Fans Of Lucy Dacus, one of the best musicians to come out of London's Irish music scene, she'll be at Komedia on Sunday (tickets); King Nun are at The Hope and Ruin on Tuesday, infectiously fun alt/indie garage rock (tickets); Australian dance pop trio Haiku Hands are at Patterns on Thursday, some of the best performers we've ever seen, touring their latest album Pleasure Beast, full of absolute synth/disco/hip hop bangers (tickets).
🤣Comedy: The Queer Comedy Showcase launches on Sunday at Daltons Bar. On the last Sunday of every month, see some of the best new LGBTQ+ acts on the circuit (and some established acts) trying out new material. Pay what you can by donation on the night (RSVP here).
🎬Film: Some of Team Seagull went to see The Holdovers last week, and although we maintain it should have come out before Christmas, the 5x Oscar nominated film (including Best Picture!) was every bit as charming as we hoped it would be. The Holdovers follows a curmudgeonly instructor (Paul Giamatti) at a New England prep school who is forced to remain on campus during Christmas break to babysit the handful of students with nowhere to go. Eventually he forms an unlikely bond with one of them—a damaged, brainy troublemaker (newcomer Dominic Sessa)—and with the school’s head cook, who has just lost a son in Vietnam (Da’Vine Joy Randolph) (tickets—go with someone else and get the sofas, if you can).
🎼Orchestra: Sussex Symphony Orchestra are at All Saints Hove next Saturday with a romantic exploration of fate: from the musical vignettes of Suppé's 'Poet and Peasant Overture' and Bizet's 'L'Arlesienne Suite', to Khachaturian's rambunctious 'Sabre Dance'. Careening between the elegiac and the apocalyptic sublime, Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 rounds out the second half (tickets).
🎨Collage Club: Our editor loves Cult Milk's Collage Club, and hasn't been for way too long. Hosted at The Hope and Ruin on Tuesday, drop in from 6-9pm for all sorts of collaging fun. Bring magazines to donate if you can, they provide the paper, glue and scissors. Beer prizes available (our editor will never shut up about the time she went with Seagull's deputy editor to make each other Valentine's Day cards, and won a beer for the card she made) (tickets—FREE).
🍱Food: Coming to the end of Veganuary, and seeing the recent closure of The Captain Pig and Tiger Eats Carrot, we want to encourage readers to go to our favourite vegan cafe in Brighton: The Green Kitchen. A firm favourite of our editor since she first moved here, when she first took our political editor he was overwhelmed at the number of things on the menu that he wanted to try. We love The Green Kitchen wholeheartedly, and couldn't recommend them more.
🍻Drink: The Cow is a delightfully cosy pub on Dyke Road, just off of Seven Dials. Full of rotating IPAs (at least six at any given time), we're assured they do excellent Sunday roasts, and, best of all, they have Silly Moo cider. So you can be in a pub called The Cow, with cows everywhere, and ask for a silly moo. If we worked there, we'd moo at anyone who asked for one, and then act confused when they were confused about where their cider is. So maybe it's for the best that we just drink there instead of work there.