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Ceyda Tanc – Harman Brighton Speigeltent, Old Steine, Saturday, May 31

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5:18pm Friday 30th May 2014

There is an old Turkish proverb that no road is too long in good company. After spending four months at The State Turkish Conservatoire for Music and Dance in Izmir, Brighton choreographer Ceyda Tanc thought it fitting to put the axiom to dance.

Urban Artfest: Circus Street Market, Brighton, Saturday, May 31

The Argus: Urban Artfest: Circus Street Market,  Brighton, Saturday, May 31

5:13pm Friday 30th May 2014

Graffiti artist Pure Evil produced screen prints for £20 and sold them from the back of a bright orange van at London’s Art Car Boot Fair two years ago.

Brighton Fringe: The Little Prince, The Warren, Brighton, until May 24

The Argus: Chap-hop pioneer Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer plays two nights at Brighton Fringe

2:18pm Friday 23rd May 2014

The much-loved tale of The Little Prince was brought to life with originality and wit by the Northbrook Theatre Company in their captivating stage production at The Warren.

Brighton Festival: Twisted Angels, Brighton Dome Studio Theatre, May 22

The Argus: Brighton Festival: One, Brighton Dome Studio Theatre, May 3

2:10pm Friday 23rd May 2014

An irony of modern times is that while communication goes wild we are hungry for news of what’s really going on in the world; this wonderful event proved that poetry is where truth lies.

Cassetteboy vs DJ Rubbish at Spiegeltent May 24

The Argus: Chap-hop pioneer Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer plays two nights at Brighton Fringe

9:54am Friday 23rd May 2014

After three albums as Cassetteboy, Mike Bollen and Steve Warlin were about to give up making mash-ups.

Brighton Fringe: C U In Court at Laughing Horse @ Caroline Of Brunswick May 23 to May 26

The Argus: Chap-hop pioneer Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer plays two nights at Brighton Fringe

9:47am Friday 23rd May 2014

Seven years after Dave Griffiths beat French Connection in a decade-long copyright dispute, he still calls up organisations he thinks might have had their trademarks infringed by the fashion brand.

Brighton Fringe: Away From Home at The Marlborough Theatre until May 26

The Argus: Away From Home

9:44am Friday 23rd May 2014

Gay escort hired by premiership footballer. It’s a tagline which makes you read on, not only because it is gossip column gold but also that reading such a story would be impossible.

Casting The Runes at The Warren from May 25

The Argus: Box Tale Soup in Casting The Runes

9:39am Friday 23rd May 2014

Box Tale Soup’s puppet take on Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey was one of the surprise hits of the 2013 Fringe, earning them an Argus Angel.

Dark And Stormy Festival May 23

The Argus: Julia Crouch

9:33am Friday 23rd May 2014

Keith Waterhouse called Brighton the town which looks like it is helping police with its inquiries. Now, it provides the backdrop for a new celebration of the crime genre this weekend. Duncan Hall speaks to novelist Julia Crouch about writing her first crime novel and her involvement in the inaugural Dark And Stormy literature and film festival.

Brighton Fringe, Catalyst Club Special - Imaginary Worlds, Spiegeltent, May 21

The Argus: Chap-hop pioneer Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer plays two nights at Brighton Fringe

3:22pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

Theatre Of The Mind events are proving to be a surefire source of dependable, thought-provoking entertainment of an evening.

Brighton Fringe, The Night Witches, Brighton Media Centre, May 21

The Argus: Chap-hop pioneer Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer plays two nights at Brighton Fringe

12:24pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

Set in Soviet Russia, Steven Young’s Night Witches follows the strong story of the first female fighter pilot squadron, based on real historical events.

Brighton Festival, Perhaps All The Dragons, The Spire, St Mark's Chapel, until May 24

The Argus: Brighton Festival: One, Brighton Dome Studio Theatre, May 3

11:29am Thursday 22nd May 2014

Every good festival has a must-see show. 'One round table with 30 seated screens at one side of the table and 30 audience seats at the other side. 30 one-on-one narratives. The spectator can choose five he would like to see.'

Brighton Festival: Peaches Christ Superstar, Theatre Royal Brighton, May 19

The Argus: Brighton Festival: One, Brighton Dome Studio Theatre, May 3

12:27pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

If a one-woman take on a biblical rock opera which usually enlists hundreds of performers might sound somewhat fanciful, perhaps it's best to know that this supposed distillation was in the hands of Peaches Nisker, a stage polymath whose better-known guises as a cultish electro-rock satellite and darling of the Berlin art scene diminish nothing from her theatrical tour de force.

On the radar: Ellie Ford

The Argus: Ellie Ford

5:00am Friday 16th May 2014

FOLLOWING the release of her Show Night In EP last month Ellie Ford is playing an acoustic showcase at the Brighton Fringe. Here she talks about making the EP and her love of the harp.

Malian kora player Toumani Diabaté on unrest in his home country and passing music down the generations

The Argus: Toumani and Sidiki Diabaté

5:00am Friday 16th May 2014

The first time I call through to Toumani Diabaté’s compound in Bamako, Mali, I’m privy to a heated family conversation but get very little from the world’s best known kora player.

International instrumentalists Ibibio Sound Machine bring their myriad musical influences to the Corn Exchange

The Argus: International instrumentalists Ibibio Sound Machine bring their myriad musical influences to the Corn Exchange

5:00am Friday 16th May 2014

It’s the morning after Eno Williams stole the show on Later... With Jools Holland.

Jemma Khan on giving a traditional Japanese form of storytelling an adult twist for her Brighton Festival show

The Argus: The Epicene Butcher And Other Stories For Consenting Adults

5:00am Friday 16th May 2014

WITH styles ranging from goth tragedy to the pornographic, Third World Television’s take on a traditional Japanese storytelling form is certainly not aimed at children.

Gruff Rhys tells the story of his ancestor's intrepid search for the Welsh Indians

The Argus: Gruff Rhys

5:00am Friday 16th May 2014

"YOU can pin any label to John Evans and it’s true. He was an influential cartographer, a great British nutter, a pioneering explorer, a Welsh revolutionary, a class warrior and the last Spanish conquistador, dying as a Spanish citizen, Don Juan Evans, in New Orleans.”

Enjoy some Caribbean culture as Fringe Saint Lucia teams up with Brighton Fringe

The Argus: Saint Lucia

5:00am Friday 16th May 2014

A TOUCH of Caribbean heat is coming to the Brighton Fringe, as the open access festival joins forces with Saint Lucia Jazz And Arts Festival.

Cult musical The Last Five Years visits Brighton Fringe before a big-screen adaptation hits cinemas later this year

The Argus: The Last Five Years

5:00am Friday 16th May 2014

JASON Robert Brown’s innovative Drama Desk Award-winning musical is currently a cult favourite in the UK, but with the imminent release of a new cinematic version it may reach a wider audience.

Bernadette Russell tells of her project to perform a simple act of kindness every day

The Argus: 366 Days Of Kindness

5:00am Friday 16th May 2014

She buys coffee for people she has never met and picks up other people’s litter.

Jennie Eggleton on overcoming anorexia and writing her debut play

The Argus: Close To You

5:00am Friday 16th May 2014

Karen Carpenter’s death from anorexia was the first time a celebrity had died after developing the disease.

Sparkle And Dark Theatre Company discuss issues of ageing and death in puppetry production Killing Roger

The Argus: Killing Roger

5:00am Friday 16th May 2014

AS our population ages and the baby boomer generation start picking up their pensions, the issues of growing old and end of life are going to get more important in society.

Brighton Festival: Mark Cousins brings his Cinema Of Childhood to the Duke Of York's

The Argus: Willow Ans Wind

10:00am Friday 9th May 2014

Mark Cousins doesn’t hold with the old movie maxim “never work with children or animals”.

The story of a forgotten hero comes to The Old Courtroom as part of Brighton Fringe

The Argus: Story of a forgotten hero comes to The Old Courtroom as part of Brighton Fringe

5:00am Friday 9th May 2014

The most remarkable fact about Operation Mincemeat is not that it went to plan and was devised by a team including James Bond creator Ian Fleming, but that the Germans believed it.

The Guide speaks to the hardest-working performer in this year’s Fringe, John Roberston

The Argus: John Robertson

5:00am Friday 9th May 2014

Leaving aside the many programmers regularly pulling 20-hour shifts in May, John Robertson must be the hardest-working performer in this year’s Fringe.

Harriet Walter swaps Downton Abbey for Brighton Fringe in A Walk Through The End Of Time

The Argus: Harriet Walter

5:00am Friday 9th May 2014

Dame Harriet Walter’s contribution to the 2014 Brighton Fringe combine both her first and second loves – acting and music.

Alice Mary Cooper mixes fact and fiction in a play about the swimmer who invented the butterfly stoke

The Argus: Waves

5:00am Friday 9th May 2014

Any keen swimmers who’ve ever struggled to master the butterfly might see the majestic stroke quite differently after the fantastical journey imagined in this Brighton Fringe Emerging Talent- nominated show.

Victoria Melody takes to the stage with her naughty Basset hound Major Tom as part of Brighton Fringe

The Argus: Major Tom and Victoria Melody

5:00am Friday 9th May 2014

It was when a Birmingham dog show judge said she should replace her beloved Basset hound Major Tom if she ever wanted to win anything that artist Victoria Melody decided to put her own body under scrutiny.

Stand-up comedian George Egg on creating nutritious meals using appliances found in hotel rooms

The Argus: George Egg

5:00am Friday 9th May 2014

Alan Carr once told The Guide he had spent so long on the road he could do four hours of material about service station pasties.

Brighton chef and performer MC Cashback on rapping recipes and cooking lasagne live on stage

The Argus: MC Cashback

5:00am Friday 9th May 2014

Angus Greenhalgh has two loves: food and rap. On recent record The Dinnersty, he combined the two.

Up-and-coming jazz singer Zara McFarlane on being inspired by the women in her family

The Argus: Zara McFarlane

5:00am Friday 9th May 2014

On Zara McFarlane’s second album, If You Knew Her, she puts her own stamp on the Junior Murvin classic Police And Thieves.

War correspondent Neil Fleming on penning a revenge tragedy for the 21st century

The Argus: Wild Justice

5:00am Friday 9th May 2014

It was Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton watching a live transmission of Osama Bin Laden’s execution by US special forces that inspired former war correspondent Neil Fleming to pen a revenge tragedy for the 21st century.

Brighton Fringe: March over the Downs as The Company remember an historic Lewes battle

The Argus: Brighton Fringe: March over the Downs as The Company remember an historic Lewes battle

11:51am Friday 2nd May 2014

Lewes has a much more important place in history than burning martyrs and anti-Catholic feeling.

Brighton Fringe: Cameryn Moore reveals all about her one-woman show Phone Whore

The Argus: Brighton Fringe: Cameryn Moore reveals all about her one-woman show Phone Whore

11:35am Friday 2nd May 2014

When Cameryn Moore was laid off from a marketing job, her two degrees – in Russian literature and arts administration – proved useless.

Brighton Fringe: Take a whirlwind tour of the Beeb's history in Five Rounds Rapid's debut show

The Argus: Complete History Of The BBC (Abridged)

11:24am Friday 2nd May 2014

Five Rounds Rapid’s debut Fringe show in their new home town plays into two national obsessions – collecting and the British Broadcasting Corporation.

Brighton Fringe: Playwright Tim Crouch on his 'never-ending' relay play

The Argus: Tim Crouch

10:55am Friday 2nd May 2014

Brighton playwright Tim Crouch is aiming to create a never-ending piece of performance art beginning in the city’s Fringe festival.

Gruesome love story The Bloody Ballad promises to be a highlight of this year's Brighton Fringe

The Argus: The Bloody Ballad

5:00am Friday 2nd May 2014

Romance and murder tale The Bloody Ballad is a fusion of Americana music and slasher movie theatre.

Market research comes under fire in Brighton Fringe show The Opinion Makers

The Argus: The Opinion Makers

5:00am Friday 2nd May 2014

ARGUABLY the most creative writing many GCSE students produce is when they make up market research for their geography field projects.

Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt performs at Glyndebourne as part of Brighton Festival

The Argus: Angela Hewitt. Photo by Keith Saunders

5:00am Friday 2nd May 2014

THE received wisdom is to leave the best until last. Having performed and recorded all of J S Bach’s other major works for keyboard, Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt is more inclined to admit she put off Bach’s difficult unfinished work The Art Of Fugue.

Probe - Running On Empty explores themes of love and loss

The Argus: Probe - Running On Empty

5:00am Friday 2nd May 2014

IT was a desire to go on a journey which led Brighton-based former Rambert Dance Company performer Antonia Grove to set up Probe and start investigating longer-form work.

Chap-hop pioneer Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer plays two nights at Brighton Fringe

The Argus: Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer

5:00am Friday 2nd May 2014

Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer penned a personal response to Mr Michael Gove when the Education Secretary admitted in a recent Daily Mail interview to being something of a chap-hop aficionado.

Hofesh Shechter tells The Argus of exciting times for this year's Brighton Festival

The Argus: Hofesh Shechter tells The Argus of exciting times for this year's Brighton Festival

5:00am Sunday 2nd March 2014

I had anticipated meeting Brighton Festival’s latest guest director in a quiet corner of the Brighton Dome foyer. But Hofesh Shechter has a better idea. “This is where you can really feel at home,” he grins, as I emerge, blinking, onto the stage of the (thankfully deserted) Concert Hall.

This year's Brighton Festival will 'rip people away from the TV'

The Argus: Guest director Hofesh Shechter at the launch yesterday

11:29am Wednesday 26th February 2014

WITH VIDEO: This year’s Brighton Festival will rip people away from their TVs and their pizzas, the guest director has pledged.

Spiegeltent to return with this year's Brighton Fringe

The Argus: The Spiegeltent

4:30am Wednesday 26th February 2014

Brighton Fringe is back with its biggest event to date, with more than 720 events and close to 3,500 performances staged across 200 venues for your pleasure this May.

Brighton Festival is back for 2014

The Argus: Ida Barr is one of the many acts who will perform at this year's Brighton Festival

5:00am Tuesday 25th February 2014

Brighton Festival is back with close to 450 performances across the first three weeks of May.

Profile: Brighton Festival guest director Hofesh Shechter

The Argus: Hofesh Shechter

5:00am Tuesday 25th February 2014

For those involved in the Brighton arts scene, Hofesh Shechter will need no introduction.

Baa baa Brightfest brochure - this year's Brighton Festival programme cover features black sheep

The Argus: Baa baa Brightfest brochure - this year's Brighton Festival programme cover features black sheep

5:00am Tuesday 25th February 2014

The Festival brochure cover is always striking if not universally loved - and this year is no exception.

Brighton Festival's al fresco offerings

The Argus: Safe House

5:00am Tuesday 25th February 2014

No Festival would be complete without its signature sprawling outdoor events.



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