Brighton Centre, Brighton, Saturday, December 15

A staple of the winter season, Jools Holland is once again on the road and ready to bring festivities to Brighton.

This year Jools will be bringing Soft Cell frontman Marc Almond along for the ride, as the pair have recently released an album together.

Jools will, of course, be bringing along his Rhythm And Blues Orchestra and is set to give a night of fantastic music.

If you fancy a way to warm yourself with tunes this year then it’s worth bagging a last-minute ticket for the show.

Jools is a British treasure that is worth seeing and the addition of Almond is a nutty surprise.

War of the Worlds

Brighton Centre, Brighton, Sunday, December 16

Another yearly visit to Brighton comes in the form of one of the most popular and ground-breaking stage tours of all time.

Jeff Wayne’s War Of The Worlds, based on HG Wells’ dark Victorian tale, has been going for almost 40 years and is still delighting audiences to this day.

Jason Donovan and Carrie Hope Fletcher make appearances in the touring show and will surely dazzle in their performances.

If you haven’t seen War Of The Worlds then it’s definitely worth seeing.

It’s a show unlike any other and is sure to blow your socks off –

regardless of how many pairs you have got on to keep warm this winter.


Arundel Cathedral, Arundel, Monday, December 17

Now this is a festive show if ever I have seen one.

As part of their winter tour, vocal four piece G4 will be bringing a special Christmas performance to Arundel.

These intimate performances have seen the group perform in scenic cathedrals across

the country and none are

more idyllically set than the one in Arundel.

You’ll be able to hear some of the world’s best loved, traditional, Christmas songs and get

to be up close and personal with one of the world’s best selling vocal groups.

If this doesn’t get you excited for Christmas then there is not much else that will.


Brighton Centre, Brighton, Saturday, December 22

Another cracking show at the Brighton Centre this Christmas, Madness bring the House of Fun back to Sussex.

The Seventies’ ska group bring their Sound of Madness tour across the UK rolling out their greatest hits to arenas countrywide.

With a whole host of well-known songs that will get you singing and dancing, and just three days before Christmas, what better early Crimbo present than seeing of the Britain’s favourite acts do what they do best.

Having been going for over 40 years, that is if you ignore their seven year hiatus between 1986 and 1993, they show no signs of slowing up but that’s no excuse not to see them now.

Angela Barnes

The Caroline of Brunswick, Brighton, Friday, December 21

If you would rather have some comedy to keep you warm in the run up to Christmas then this is the show to go to.

Brighton-based comic Angela Barnes brings a special homecoming to the Caroline of Brunswick to help cap off what has been a fantastic year for her.

This rising star is quickly becoming a household name, thanks to numerous television appearances, and is always worth the entry fee.

She will be joined for the Caroline’s On The Edge Christmas Special by William Stone and Jen Braithwaite, two fantastic comics in their own right who are sure to do big things in the coming years.