Bumbershoot

On my last weekend in the US, I went to the wonderfully-namedĀ Bumbershoot FestivalĀ at theĀ 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.Ā  They come to Brighton every year during the Fringe festival but I’d never been before… probably because tickets are normally Ā£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