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COMMUNITY

KEMPTOWN TALKS AT ST MARY’S CHURCH: 1000-1200

Free, friendly drop-in classes for people who would like to improve their spoken English. For more details click here.

BAR / COCKTAILS / FRINGE

THE SPIRE FESTIVAL BAR AT THE SPIRE: 1800 (ALL WEEKEND)

The Spire is a magical arts space in the former St Marks Chapel on Eastern Road — very close to Marmalade. As well as being a venue for performances during the Fringe/Festival, it has also transformed itself into an atmospheric bar, with the promise of ‘unusual art, curious performance and live music’at 9pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. For details, click here.

Entry: free

THEATRE/FRINGE

CANDIDE AT MONTAGUE STUDIOS: 1900-2035

Candide believes that everything is for the best in the best of all possible worlds. But this is put to the test in a story which travels across time and location. A production by the excellent drama department at nearby Brighton College, staged in a versatile converted former church. For event and venue details, click here. 

Tickets: £14 / £7.50

THEATRE / FRINGE

ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS AND RAGING QUEENS AT THE LANTERN THEATRE: 1930-2100

A dramatic performance, inspired by the AIDS memorial quilt. ‘A series of heart-rending monologues and songs representing the stories of 30 individuals from all walks of life including those who contracted the virus from various sources and also of friends and family members dealing with the loss, told in free verse with a blues, jazz and rock score.’ For event and venue details, click here.

Tickets: £10

THEATRE / FRINGE

POST AT THE MARLBOROUGH THEATRE: 1930-2100

A welcome return to Xavier and his performance at The Marlborough which ‘invites you to join him at the table, eat yummy Portuguese food, drink potent Cachaça, get merry, make new friends and challenge what exactly makes a ‘nation’. For event and venue details, click here. 

Tickets: £9.50 / £7.50

VISUAL ART / FRINGE

MUSEUM OF ORDINARY PEOPLE AT THE SPIRE: 1100-1900

An interesting idea: a temporary museum (in an atmospheric former church) of new exhibitions celebrating ‘the ripples that ordinary people leave behind.’ it includes, for example, an archive of possessions of a Brighton woman who lived during the 70s. Curators are theatre maker Jolie Booth and artist Lucy Malone. For venue and event details, click here.

Entry : free (donations)

KIDS / FAMILIES / COMEDY / FRINGE

BE ORIGINAL ! WITH LORRAINE BOWEN AT THE MARLBOROUGH THEATRE: 1430-1530

If you watch Britain’s Got Talent, you may remember Lorraine Bowen, with her ironing board piano and her ‘Crumble’ song which won the heart of David Walliams (There’s a reminder here). Today she brings along her unique portfolio of songs, games and creative challenges for kids aged 6-11. For venue and event details, click here.

Tickets: £9.50 / £7.50

CABARET / FRINGE

DOPPEL DIETRICH AT THE NEW STEINE HOTEL: 2030-2200

Patricia Hartshorne transforms herself into the iconic Marlene Dietrich – ‘the woman who answered to nobody – not even Adolf Hitler!’ For ticket and venue details, click here

Tickets: £10

CABARET / FRINGE

A MUSICAL HISTORY OF 24 GEORGE ST AT BOM-BANE’S: 1900-2130

Trace an imagined history of those who have inhabited what is now Bom-Bane’s cafe at 24 George St from  400 to the present day Bom-Bane’s, all with a delicious home-cooked dinner. For event and venue details, click here.

Tickets: £25 / £12.50

COMEDY / FRINGE

GOOD KIDS: BLANK CANVAS AT JUNKYARD DOGS: 1830-1925

Good Kids describe themselves as ‘Cult sketch-comedy cowboys’. For event and venue details, click here.

Entry: free

COMEDY / FRINGE

SASS, SEX, AND SURREALITY AT THE LATEST MUSIC BAR: 1930-2030

So how does drag kingdom star Sammy Silver do it? How does one pull off being sassy, sexy and surreal? Sammy demonstrates how it’s done, with some unsolicited help from rival sibling Sally. For venue and event details, click here. 

Tickets: £6 / £4

COMEDY/ FRINGE

TOM WARD WORK IN PROGRESS AT JUNKYARD DOGS: 2130-2230

Award-winning comic Tom Ward is ‘looking for immortality through comedy, sex, love and not thinking.’ For event and venue details, click here.

Entry: free

COMEDY / FRINGE

CARDS AGAINS HUMANITY THE SHAME SHOW AT JUNKYARD DOGS:2000-2100

A dark game show based on the world-famous, politically-incorrect party-game, Cards Against Humanity. You are warned to ‘leave your sensitivities at the door.’ For event and venue details, click here.

Tickets: £5

COMEDY / FRINGE

REBEKKA TURNER : RICE T*TS AT JUNKYARD DOGS: 1730-1800

Who knew? The title of this 30 minute show comes from the drag queen trick of putting rice into tights to create fake tits. Rebecca Turner brings ‘An early evening aperitif show with an eccentric and eclectic mix of impressions, word play and stories exploring food, pop culture and awkwardness.and other stuff” It’s at friendly, informal Junkyard dogs – and it’s free! For event and venue details, click here.

Entry: free

COMEDY / FRINGE 

CAN YOU PUT THIS IN THE BIN FOR ME? AT THE BROADWAY LOUNGE: 2100-2200

Charmaine Davies and Glaswegian Michael Mooney are back after a sellout show last year. Each does 30 minutes of stand-up. For event and venue details, click here.

Entry: free

FOR DETAILS OF LIVE MUSIC IN KEMPTOWN THIS WEEKEND, CLICK HERE.