Brighton: the place to be this summer
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London's cool little sister-by-the-sea is rockin' again, says Viv Groskop
DJ Fatboy Slim (Norman Cook) hosts gigs in his home town of Brighton
It's a decade since Fatboy Slim launched his Big Beach Bootique gigs in Brighton — and the tenth anniversary concerts this month will reinforce the city's position as London's cool beachside sibling. Catch reggae legend Luciano on
1 June and hip DJ-of-the-moment Annie Mac on
2 June (tickets: £35, fatboyslim.net).
Other exciting happenings in June include Theatre Royal Brighton Productions showing its first plays, led by artistic director Christopher Luscombe, the creative force behind the current revival
of The Madness of King George III (atgtickets.com).
The much-anticipated reopening of the Brighton Sea Life Centre (visitsealife.com) finally came in late spring. And Brighton Museum and Art Gallery (brighton-hove-rpml.org.uk), overlooking the Royal Pavilion gardens, is gearing up for its role as one of the main Cultural Olympiad venues outside of London.
Best place to stay? Check out Brighton's themed boutique hotel Seaspray (from £99 a night, seaspraybrighton.co.uk). Its special picnic packages
are the perfect accompaniment to Fatboy Slim's block rockin' beats.