Category Archives: events

The Gothic in Popular Music

Bosco Tent, Brighton Wed 29th  May 7pm-9pm £12/10 An exploration of this much-misunderstood genre with illuminating talks, panel discussions, reminiscences and music from past to present. With Jon Klein (Specimen/Siouxsie and the Banshees) journalist Simon Price (Spellbound), Jonny Slut (Specimen), Hugh Jones (Batcave), Rose McDowall (Strawberry Switchblade/ Current93) and Ian Trice. Side One 7-7.50pm Talk: The […]

The Cult of Water performed by David Bramwell

Bosco Tent Sun 19th May 9pm-10pm £10 Combining music, animation and film with a captivating monologue, David Bramwell takes audiences on a candle-lit, dream-like journey in search of the occult secrets of our waterways and a drowned village, which has long haunted his memories. From Doncaster (where he grew up) Bramwell travels up the river […]

The Future Starts Here: Adventures in the 21st Century

Bosco Tent Wed 15th May 9pm-11pm £12 In the 1980s, we gave up on the future. When we look ahead now, we imagine economic collapse, environmental disaster and the zombie apocalypse. But what if we are wrong? What if this bleak outlook is a generational quirk that afflicted those raised in the twentieth century, but […]

Unburied

Performed by Carrie Marx Bosco Tent Wed 8th May 7.30pm to 8.30pm £10In 1978, HTV produced a six-part children’s Folk Horror serial called ‘Unburied’. The tapes are now missing, presumed destroyed.In the subsequent decades, its existence has become the stuff of myth. But as its 40th-anniversary approaches, it’s time to dig up what little information […]

Daisy Campbell in Pigspurts Child

Wed 16th May 7pm-9pm £10 Having grown up repeatedly watching her father Ken Campbell’s one-man shows (cheaper than a babysitter), Daisy Campbell is now marking the 10 year anniversary of her dad’s death with a Campbellian monologue of her own. Pigspurt’s Child follows Daisy’s surreal quest to go farther than her father – when Pigspurt […]

The Ken Campbell Anniversary Caper

Sun 20th May 9pm-12pm £12 2018 marks ten years since Ken Campbell left the planet. For this special night we’ll be celebrating his madcap capers and unique contribution to theatre and comedy with extracts rom rarely seen interviews and documentaries as well as his TV films The Madness Museum and Unfair Exchanges with Julie Walters. […]

Singalong-a-Wickerman

Tues 22nd May 7pm-9pm £10 Singalong-a-Wickerman! is a camp Rocky Horror-style cabaret and film night; combining live music, audience participation and Wickerman-themed silliness. Dust down your best Scottish accent, dress up as your favourite character and come join in with the singing, buttock-slapping and dialogue of this horror classic. Your hosts, Dr. Bramwell and Eliza […]

Confessions of a psychedelic parapsychologist

Dr David Luke Wed 30th May 7-9pm £10 Dr David Luke is cofounder and director of Breaking Convention, an international conference on psychedelic consciousness. His research focuses on transpersonal experiences, anomalous phenomena and altered states of consciousness, especially via psychedelics. A brilliant speaker, Dr Luke has given over 200 invited public lectures and conference presentations, won […]

DR BRAMWELL’S THE HAUNTED MOUSTACHE

Wednesday 31st May 7-8pm Bosco Tent £10 ‘Neurologically this will light you up like a Christmas Tree.’ Alan Moore ‘A masterful storyteller’ Radio Times “Bramwell clearly has an eye for the oddball and arcane.” The Guardian Author David Bramwell (No9 Bus to Utopia, Cheeky Guide to Brighton, The Odditorium) gives a fascinating talk that weaves […]

THE ODDITORIUM: ADVENTURES ON THE OUTER LIMITS OF SEX, PAIN, ART AND POLITICS

Thursday 25 May 7pm-9pm Bosco Tent £12 The Odditorium is a best-selling book that celebrates the tricksters, deviants and pioneers whose obsessions changed the world. Co-author David Bramwell is joined by three of the book’s writers for an evening of entertaining, illuminating and transgressive talks on the themes of sex, pain, art and politics. Emma […]

THE GHOSTS OF WATLING STREET WITH IAIN SINCLAIR, ALAN MOORE AND JOHN HIGGS

Plus music from Oddfellow’s Casino and the Shoreham Sea Shanty Choir Hosted by Dr. Bramwell Wednesday 24th May 6.30pm-9pm Spiegeltent £16 Three visionary authors – Alan Moore, Iain Sinclair and John Higgs – gather under one roof to take an epic journey through Britain’s hidden history, geography, myth and culture, as they travel west along […]

MAGICK AND MUSIC

Wednesday 17th May 7-9pm Bosco Tent £12 A night of esoteric talks exploring the magickal & ritualistic music scene of the 1980s/90s & Beyond. From Coil and Current93 to Psychic TV and Nurse with Wound, these bands were created in the aftermath of the post punk era and drew much of their material from the […]

BLONDIE’S GARY LACHMAN ON COLIN WILSON

Thursday 11th May 7-8pm Bosco Tent £10 Colin Wilson burst on the literary scene in 1956 with his first book The Outsider, a study of creativity, alienation, and extreme mental states. From then until his death in 2013, Wilson produced an enormous body of work, exploring existentialism, crime, sex, literature, philosophy, psychology, the occult, mysticism […]

VIV ALBERTINE AND SARAH ANGLISS: PIONEERING WOMEN IN MUSIC

Wednesday 10th May 7pm-9pm £14 Brighton Spiegeltent Viv Albertine is one of the founding members of The Slits and author of The Sunday Times music book of the year, ‘Clothes, Clothes, Clothes, Music, Music, Boys, Boys, Boys.’ She is also a wonderfully disarming and frank speaker. Tonight she will take the audience on a fascinating […]