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Friday 17 November 2023

The Christians Will Serve Up Their Socially Conscious Lyrics Laced With Soulful Bluesy Melodies In Brighton Next Summer

The Christians - one of the defining band of the 1980s, known for creating songs with socially conscious lyrics married with soulful bluesy melodies - will be delving into their superlative back catalogue for a date at St George's Church, in Brighton.

It's been more than thirty-five years since the band gave us their eponymous album that delivered a slew of chart-topping hits and still remains Island Records highest selling debut album.
Forgotten Town, Hooverville, When The Fingers Point, Ideal World and Born Again were all hits from their first album that will be revisited on the new headline tour.

Made up of some of Liverpool's finest musicians, The Christians - who opened for some of the biggest artists of the time including James Brown and Fleetwood Mac -  are still fronted by the enigmatic Garry Christian and are enjoying a resurgence on the live circuit: 

"We're over the moon to be getting back out on the road again, we've been having a great time performing together and can't wait to bring the full headline show and all the hits out to fans across the country next summer."

Accompanied by a tight band, the shows are set to be packed with beautiful harmonies, heartfelt songs and a memorable performance from one of the best loved and highest selling bands of their era.

A recent review of a show this year said: 

"Go and see them if you get the chance - they're as soulful, as bluesy, as funky as they ever were, and perhaps even funnier.." - The Broken Spine

The Christians play St George's Church, in Brighton, on Thursday 13th June 2024. CLICK HERE for tickets.

by: Mike Cobley


Ravi Adelekan & Poundland Foundation

Ravi Adelekan, a nine-year-old boy from Brighton, was one of twelve children and their families who had their wish granted to visit the Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone over the weekend. This was thanks to a £30,000 donation from the Poundland Foundation to Make-A-Wish UK.

Memory Walk is back and locals can join thousands taking part in Brighton Memory Walk - at Hove Lawns No.1, on 29th September 2024.

FareShare Sussex & Surrey has launched a new crowdfunding campaign to help charities and community groups increase their capacity for frozen food, to feed more people experiencing hunger and food poverty.

A Brighton teacher who helps struggling local families with clothes and food, raises money in charity fun runs and regularly dons fancy dress to read to children at local events has been nominated in a national Teacher of the Year competition.
Credit: Dean Koopman

The Ocean Film Festival World Tour is bringing a new collection of ocean-themed films to Brighton Dome, this autumn. 
Credit Shervin Lainez

Alt-pop duo Cults will play Concorde 2, Brighton, later this year in support of the band's fifth studio album, To The Ghosts.

Heads On, the official charity for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, is announcing the launch of Living Histories - an oral history project capturing the life stories of service users and staff with experience of NHS mental health services in Sussex. The charity is seeking volunteers to be trained as oral historians to collect stories across the county.

The first-ever Brighton & Hove performance by one of the most listened-to living pianists in the world today will take place at The Old Market this November.

Immortal Apples, Eternal Eggs  - at Hastings Contemporary -  is a meeting of two of the UK's most significant collections – The Ingram Collection and the David and Indrė Roberts Collection.

Carl Cox is one of the most in demand DJs, multi award winning, with countless club dates and festival appearances every year. 

Born in the Philippines and raised in London, Brighton-bound Beatrice Laus, known as Beabadoobee, has emerged as a British indie icon.

Lighthouse Project Space - Brighton's first ever public, youth-led artspace – opens this month with a programme of public events and activities.

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