We’re asking BIMM students and alumni to share their favourite things about the city they study in! Here’s BIMM Brighton La Lune with her top tips for BIMM’s first home.
How would you summarise Brighton?
Brighton is really quirky, but I love it. It’s like a smaller, less chaotic, much friendlier, weirder version of London – and it’s by the sea! What’s not to love?
Do you remember the first gig you saw in the city?
I think the first gig I ever went to in Brighton was when I was 16; I went to see George Ezra at Concorde 2 in June 2014. Then when I moved down to study at BIMM, the first gig I saw was Island Club at Bleach for a Fresher’s gig! Really miss that venue.
And the last?
The last gig I saw in Brighton was Stella Donnelly at the Hope & Ruin. She was so good! And really funny, too. Also, the food at the Hope is top notch.
If you had someone visiting for 24 hours, where would you take them?
Hmm… Definitely shopping and food in the North Laines, then chilling on the beach in the afternoon. Then finish the day with a gig and a trip to Wetherspoons afterward. You can’t finish a night without paying a trip to the Bright Helm.
What would you say is Brighton’s hidden gem?
Bright Helm Wetherspoons.
The best for…
A quick pint?
Crowns do BIMM discount and it’s a really nice vibe, sitting outside by the heaters.
To see new music?
Literally any venue in Brighton – there is always stuff going on!
Grab a coffee?
Small Batch or Cafe Coho
Six (although it’s a bit pricey when you’re living the student life, so get your mum to take you)
Taking a time out?
The beach or Pavilion Gardens
The only gallery I’ve stumbled across is near Ship Street – I think it’s in a church? I’m not sure, though. I need to do some research!