boti’s thursday pick of the day: audio-visual

We know what it’s like in May, there’s just so much good stuff to choose from that as you flick through the brochures or scroll down your screen, you’re quickly struck with overwhelm. To the point where you never get round to booking anything at all and it’s easier to just go for a pint at the local. Anything to avoid working out which one of the ka-trillion (*this figure may not be 100% accurate) events on offer – that didn’t already sell out weeks ago – you should go and see today.

But no! There’s another way! Every day this month we’ll be giving you one show we reckon you should get tickets for, so you can eliminate the brain ache and just get out and enjoy some great performances. We’ll be mixing it up, so our choices will include everything from music to circus, so over the course of the week you can sample a veritable smörgåsbord of culture. You’re welcome.

Here’s what we’ve got for you today:

Robbie Thomson’s XFRMR 

In the words of Indeep, last night a DJ saved my life (kind of) at The Spire where we saw a unique audio-visual experience using the Tesla coil. You may remember we included XFRMR in our BOTI festival picks, but now we’ve seen it for ourselves we want to shout it from the rooftops – get a ticket while you still can! The afrobeat soundtrack really does make electricity dance, as visual artist Robbie Thomson uses the 19th-century invention to fuse light with sound for an evening you won’t forget.


Thursday, 17th – Sunday, 20th May 2018 at 7.30pm and 9.30pm; £10
The Spire, St Mark’s Chapel, Eastern Rd, Brighton BN2 5JN