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Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival: Harvest events

Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival Harvest events

This year’s Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival is in full swing – and there are still plenty of scrumptious events to keep those tummy rumbles at bay. On Saturday 17th September 2011, the annual Harvest picnic in Preston Park will have oodles of local food on sale, cookery demonstrations and tasters, seedbomb workshops [...]

Brighton Marathon awarded IAAF accolade

Brighton Marathon recognised as one of the UK’s best sporting events

The Brighton Marathon has been granted Bronze Medal status by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). This accolade marks it as one of the UK’s best sporting events, as only three other UK events have been given IAAF status: the Great North Run, the Great South Run and the London Marathon. Race Director, Tim [...]

No second-half marathon for Brighton & Hove

No second-half marathon for Brighton & Hove

A proposed second half-marathon in Brighton & Hove will not go ahead after fears it would undermine fundraising for Sussex Beacon. The Grounded Events Company (GEC), organisers of the full 26 mile Brighton Marathon, had asked Brighton & Hove City Council to consider allowing it to stage a new half-marathon event in October 2012. At [...]

Transformation of The Level Brighton on the cards

Transformation of The Level Brighton on the cards

The Level, one of Brighton’s most historic parks, will be transformed if a £2.8million bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund is successful. The aim is to restore the 19th Century features of The Level and increase the number of people use it. Plans included in the ‘Parks for People’ bid from Brighton & Hove City [...]

Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival begins!

Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival begins!

Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival has begun this week, offering a month of delicious and quirky events in the UK’s favourite city by the sea. The culinary celebrations began on the 31st of August, when over 100 leaders in the Sussex food world gathered to celebrate the launch of the festival and the [...]

Steve Coogan to appear in Brighton teenager’s school project film

Steve Coogan to appear in Brighton teenager’s school project film

Comedian and Hollywood actor Steve Coogan is to make a cameo appearance in a feature-length film created by a Brighton teenager. Liam Hooper, whose film Darkwood Manor began its life as a Year 8 project, has spent three years creating the horror film with Brighton’s Stanmer House as the central backdrop. As reported by BBC [...]

Brighton’s open spaces to get better protection against unauthorised travellers’ camps

Brighton’s open spaces to get better protection against unauthorised travellers’ camps

Some of Brighton & Hove’s sensitive open spaces are to get better protection after unauthorised camps were set up by travellers in various parks across the city. Yesterday (31st August 2011) travellers occupied Withdean Park – an area that was already sited for bunding using low earth banks. It is likely that such measures will [...]

Sandcastle competition at Paddle Round the Pier 2011

sandcastle competition at paddle round the pier 2011

For many the up coming Paddle Round the Pier festival (2nd-3rd July) is set to be an extravaganza of sea, land and air sports along with live music. However the event the kids are looking forward to most is the giant Sandcastle Building Competition on Brighton seafront. The competition takes place from 2-4pm on Saturday [...]

Seagulls sign Buckley for £1 million

Seagulls sign Buckley for £1 million

Brighton and Hove Albion broke their club transfer record yesterday after signing Will Buckley for £1 million. The now ex-Watford winger has been signed to BHAFC on a three year deal. The fee is double the previous record, set over 30 years ago when Andy Ritchie signed from Manchester United. Speaking to the official Seagulls’ [...]

Norwich closing in on Brighton’s Elliott Bennett

Norwich closing in on Brighton’s Elliott Bennett

Brighton and Hove Albion winger, Elliott Bennett, is close to moving to Norwich City Football Club, according to skysports.com. A transfer to the canaries has been on the cards for a while, after Norwich’s mananger, Paul Lambert, failed to sign Bennett during the January transfer window. The 22-year-old has been with the Seagulls since the [...]

Vince Cable to warn against strikes at GMB conference in Brighton today

Vince Cable to warn against strikes at GMB conference in Brighton today

Business secretary, Vince Cable, is to warn against co-ordinated union strikes at the GMB conference in Brighton today (Monday 6th June 2011). In his first speech to a union conference as business secretary, Mr Cable is expected to say that large scale strikes may lead to tougher union laws. Previously, union leaders had warned that [...]

Man charged for Brighton rapes

Man charged for Brighton rapes

A 27-year-old man has been charged with the rape of a 17-year-old girl in Brighton, as well as two other counts of rape and another sexual assault. Michal Tejkowski, 27, from Maidstone, Kent, appeared before Brighton Magistrates on Saturday 14th June. He was charged with the rape of a 17-year-old girl that took place in [...]

Brighton Beer Festival 2011

brighton beer festival 2011

Brighton Beer Festival 2011, the ‘hottest new event’ to hit the city, begins next month, promising ales, lagers, ciders, live music, loads of food and much much more. Set across four days, from Thursday 14th July to Sunday 17th July, the Brighton Beer Festival takes place right on the seafront in its very own ‘mega [...]

Brighton Festival Fringe Flash Mob – were you there?

Brighton Fringe Festival 2011

Brighton Festival Fringe sponsors, Citroen, have just released their video of behind the scenes footage of one of the best kept secrets of this year’s event. The opening day of the 2011 Brighton Festival Fringe saw a flash mob choir belt out their own version of Kaiser Chief’s ‘I Predict A Riot’. The flash mob [...]

Brighton Naked Bike Ride 2011: celebrating re-nude-able transport

Brighton Naked Bike Ride

Around 1,000 nude cyclists are expected to join the annual Brighton Nake Bike Ride on Sunday June 12th 2011. The annual protest and carnival on wheels is part of the World Naked Bike Ride and one of 50 similar events in cities around the globe. The ride is a celebration of cycling as an ideal [...]