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Saturday 01 July 2017

Brighton Pier Takeover For British Science Festival

Brighton Pier will be transformed into a spectacular science showcase during this year's British Science Festival, organisers have announced.

Top scientists, performers and artists from across the country will amaze thrill-seekers at the iconic seaside attraction as part of the annual Festival, which returns to Brighton for the first time in 34 years.

The Festival, co-hosted by the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex, will take place from Tuesday 5 to Saturday 9 September.

In venues across the city and at the two universities, thousands of visitors will see hundreds of leading scientists come together to showcase the latest scientific advancements from around the world.

Adam Tickell, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Sussex, said: 

"From quantum computing, to consciousness science, the reintroduction of species into the wild and the latest wearable technologies, University of Sussex academics are making huge leaps in scientific research and discovery around the world.  

"We can't wait to share our latest findings and carry out some experiments with festival visitors."

Festival-goers will discover the latest in the race to build a super-fast quantum computer, what the future holds for Artificial Intelligence and why one man decided to be the first person to donate his entire genome to the public.

With other events as diverse as an In Conversation discussing the clean eating revolution with Horizon Editor, Steve Crabtree, and TV presenter Dr Giles Yeo, to a film screening of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, there is something for everyone.

The varied programme of free talks, debates and performances will allow guests to immerse themselves in accessible, cutting-edge and impactful research.

The diversity of the programme reveals that science is not restricted to lab coats; anybody can be a part of it.

The Festival will take place from 5-9 September in Brighton, and provides an opportunity to meet researchers face-to-face and discuss the latest science, technology and engineering. Space for some events is limited, so book now to reserve your place at

by: Mike Cobley


This year marks a brand new chapter for English alternative rock band, Mallory Knox, as their latest single, Black Holes, is turning heads, with frontman Sam Douglas describing the new music as “terrifying and exciting” and “the most energised Mallory has ever written”. 

Carleen Anderson has been hailed by the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, as 'phenomenal and one of a kind' and now, for Brighton Fesival 20018, she's joining ranks with virtuoso pianist Nikki Yeoh, and Mercury Music Prize-winning rapper Speech Debelle.

Brighton bound Catholic Action are a product of Glasgow's famously fertile music scene but have won fans across the UK thanks to a run of peerless pop tunes.

Roger Daltrey is set to release new solo album, As Long As I Have You, which features Pete Townshend's inimitable guitar on seven tracks as well as guest performances from Mick Talbot on keyboards (Dexys, The Style Council).

RadioReverb, Brighton's not for profit radio station, will be Broadcast Media Partner for Brighton Festival 2018, following last year's partnership.

As part of World Poetry Day, the world's first and only mobile poetic first aid service will be open to everyone at Jubilee Square, Brighton, on Wednesday 21st March 2018, 11am – 4pm. 

Snow Patrol will return later this spring with Wildness, their first album in seven years, which finds the band searching for clarity, connection, and meaning, while staying true to the melodic songwriting prowess that brought them to prominence. 

The sexual health and contraception (SHAC) team in Brighton will be using new visual aids to help overcome female patients' embarrassment and stigma about their bodies after receiving a donation from Brighton artist, Jamie McCartney.

“Sometimes you have to go to the edge of the world in order to come back again,” says Chris Difford on the rollercoaster ride his eventful life in the music business has provided.

Reef, the revitalised west-country quartet, have returned with Revelation, their first studio album since 2000's, Getaway.  
The Damned by Steve Gullick 2018

It's 2018 and the results of The Damned's collaboration with another legend from pop's golden age – Tony Visconti, is about to be unleashed on an unsuspecting public

Described as “the missing link between David Bowie and The Sex Pistols” Doctors of Madness exploded onto the music scene in 1975 with their theatrical, William Burroughs-inspired Sci-fi nightmare, they were misunderstood by many, but those who knew understood the importance of the band's dangerous, uncompromising approach to lyrics, to music and to performance.

In 2015 The Handsome Family became famous for providing the theme tune to Season 1 of HBO's hit TV drama series True Detective, introducing them to a whole new audience and a whole load of new fans. 
Charlie Craggs: Founder of Nail Transphobia

Brighton Dome joins forces with Brighton Women's Centre and Brighton Museum to celebrate International Women's Day 2018. Enjoy stalls, talks, tasters and specially commissioned work reflecting on the issues raised throughout the day.

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