Bumbershoot

On my last weekend in the US, I went to the wonderfully-named¬†Bumbershoot Festival¬†at the¬†Seattle Center (or two out of three days of it anyway). A festival of arts, comedy, film and music, there was a lot on the schedule I was excited about. In the morning of the first day, I had to move from … Continue reading

Clash

There are three very good bands/artists playing in Brighton next Saturday (22nd June). Not all conveniently in the same venue as part of a dream line-up, but all in separate places at the same time. They are… The Babies at The Green Door Store Deerhoof at The Haunt And Scout Niblett at Sticky Mike’s Frog … Continue reading

Great Escape 2013

I went to Great Escape a few weekends ago. It’s not a typical festival in that it doesn’t take place in a field, but at various venues spread out over the city (like a colder and more obscure version of Austin’s SXSW). This includes the usual suspects such as Audio, The Haunt and Komedia, as … Continue reading

The Lady Boys of Bangkok

Last week I went to see The Lady Boys of Bangkok for my friend Charlotte’s birthday.¬† They come to Brighton every year during the Fringe festival but I’d never been before… probably because tickets are normally ¬£28, but we managed to get half price ones this time. It was a very entertaining evening of cabaret … Continue reading

Mui-Chan and the Smoking Elephant

Having been sent home from work early today due to the ‘severe weather conditions’ (i.e. snow) disrupting all transport ever, I ended up scouring the internet for unaffordable toys. I was reminded of the brilliant Mui-Chan by iXTEE, with her bizarrely asymmetrical facial expression which lends itself so well to lively photographs (lively for an … Continue reading