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Thursday 10 August 2017

Brighton Dome Project Spectrum Returns With Live Shows Across The City

Brighton Dome is set to host a series of Spectrum live events for the autumn season, showcasing some of Brighton's best emerging talent from across the city, at The Basement, Brighton Youth Centre and Brighton Museum.

In September they host a Brighton Digital Festival special (30 Sep, The Basement), curated by Lara Rix-Martin of Objects Ltd, a Brighton based label in its second year, that focuses on showcasing talent from electronic music producers that identify as female or gender non-binary, a demographic that is under-represented in this genre. 

She brings a selection of her favourite Brighton based musicians including Drill Folly (pictured above), the project name of producer Sarah Phelan, described by The Guardian as an "icily bracing industrial attack", and Ingrid Plum who creates work that sits between sound art, improvisation, multi-media installation, neo-classical and contemporary Nordic folk music.
On 28 October at The Basement, Spectrum alumni Dog in the Snow holds the release of her debut LP, Consume Me as part of the series. She is accompanied by the very talented Knightstown, who is soon to release his EP on Fat Cat Records.

In November they take over the Brighton Youth Centre (24 Nov). The night will be headlined by surfer/garage rock band Animal House, who in June released a video to accompany their song Coca Cola, made in collaboration with Brighton Festival 2017 artists The Hiccup Project. Also on the November Spectrum line-up will be Sulky Boy, and psychedelic lo-fi rockers Porridge Radio.
December is the winter special with unplugged performances scatted throughout the rooms of the stunning Brighton Museum (7 Dec), with music from the likes of Emma Gattrill, M. Butterfly and Sharon Lewis.
Spectrum is a Brighton Dome project which cultivates and supports the vibrant music scene of Brighton & Hove, supported by The Pebble Trust. 

As well as live events, the project includes a number of special seminars and professional development events to take place throughout the year.

by: Mike Cobley


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.  

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.

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.
Pic By Jasmine L Dunne

In the summer of 1969, Clarice looks back on her turbulent life. Having experienced a sheltered upbringing, the events that followed have left her with a feeling that the world around her was moving too fast. 

Brighton author Elly Griffiths is offering crime fans the chance to become immortalised in the pages of her next novel, in support of the Get in Character campaign for CLIC Sargent, the UK's leading cancer charity for children.

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