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REVIEW: Dreaming of Christmas – Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus

Christmas cheer was in full swing at the Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus’ (BGMC) annual Christmas show, Dreaming of Christmas, in the atmospheric surroundings of All Saints Church,...
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REVIEW: Hope for the holidays – a new Hove – Resound and Rebelles

There are some excellent LBGT choirs in Brighton and Hove, but to my mind the gay men’s group Resound and their female counterpart Rebelles, are technically head and shoulders...
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BOOK REVIEW: Fathomless Riches by Rev Richard Coles

This book is a wonderful headlong lurch from one world to another with a candid enquiring mind in the driving seat and well worth the read.  Part confession, part damnation...
Posted On 15 Dec 2017
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REVIEW: A Christmas Carol @The Spire

This is a one-hour truly immersive piece of theatre – audience involvement is a must during this hugely entertaining event.
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REVIEW: Dick Whittington and his cat! @Ropetackle Arts Centre

This year it seems that Dick Whittington is making panto headlines, with the all-star spectacular at the London Palladium and the controversial John Barrowman/The Krankies’...
Posted On 14 Dec 2017
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REVIEW: Rainbow Chorus Christmas Concert

Nothing marks the start of the Christmas season proper as clearly as a festive concert, and the Rainbow Chorus certainly declared the season well and truly open on Saturday...
Posted On 10 Dec 2017
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MUSIC REVIEW: Steven Taetz – too cool for your yule?

A look at Canadian Jazz-pop singer Steven Taetz's newest work, just in time for Christmas. It may not be Christmas yet, but when I sat down to listen to Canadian Jazz-pop...
Posted On 06 Dec 2017
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REVIEW: Living with Gods exhibition @British Museum

Living with gods peoples, places  and worlds beyond British Museum Beliefs in spiritual beings and worlds beyond nature are characteristic of all human societies. By looking...
Posted On 05 Dec 2017
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BOOK REVIEW: Grindr Survivr by Andrew Londyn

Grindr Survivr:  gives some practical insight in to how to cope and flourish in the app’mosphere  and also points out the behavioural change that’s underway whether we like it...
Posted On 05 Dec 2017
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MUSIC REVIEW: Bananarama @The Brighton Centre

Ladies, you’ve been gone too long! Flashing devil horns and baggy dungarees collided as the darlings of chaotic 80s pop, Bananarama, skidded into the Brighton Centre as part...
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BOOK REVIEW: Cheer up Love by Susan Calman

I adore her, not just for her ability to tell a difficult story with engaging hope but also to be honest enough about her pain to allow me to learn and little about being a...
Posted On 30 Nov 2017
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REVIEW: I AM THEY @Sallis Benney Theatre

The film is engaging and interesting without being preachy and using this young couple’s obvious and romantic personal experiences and relationship as the main narrative...
Posted On 30 Nov 2017
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POETRY REVIEW: Hello Glastonbury – I mean, Brighton

Ray A-J reviews the Poetry Competition and Festival 2017 featuring The Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy at the Old Market in Hove on Saturday, November 18. Electric - The...
Posted On 27 Nov 2017
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OPERA REVIEW: Marnie @ENO

Daughter. Liar. Wife. Thief. She has been running for so long, no one knows the real Marnie, least of all herself. A world premiere opera from composer Nico Muhly, with a...
Posted On 27 Nov 2017
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