Brighton Festival announces poet and writer Michael Rosen as Guest Director for 2013

Brighton Festival is delighted to announce that the 2013 Guest Director of Brighton Festival is the celebrated poet, writer, broadcaster and previous Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen. Report by Elizabeth Hughes. Brighton Festival – three weeks of unrivalled arts celebration across the city of Brighton and Hove – will take place from 4 – 26 May [...]

The Mayor of Brighton and Hove visits BHT’s Advice Centre

The Mayor of Brighton and Hove, Councillor Bill Randall, today visited Brighton Housing Trust’s Advice Centre in Queens Road. Cllr Randall met staff who provide housing, welfare benefit, debt and immigration advice and representation. Last year the Advice Centre worked with 3,912 men and women. In 2011/12, because of the work of the Advice Centre, [...]

Brighton preview: Pam Ann @ Theatre Royal – 17/02/2013

Brighton preview: Pam Ann @ Theatre Royal - 17/02/2013

Ever wondered what it felt like to be hijacked or verbally abused by an international airhostess? Just like a full TSA body scan and you’ll be back for more. Queen of the skies Pam Ann is on the rampage…and no one is immune as this time she means business (class). She’s taking off her pristine [...]

City College hosting cross-campus Open Evening

On Tuesday 20th November from 5.30 to 8pm, City College Brighton and Hove is hosting an Open Evening covering both its main campuses, with a regular shuttle service running between the Central Pelham Street campus and City College East on Wilson Avenue. Tutors from all departments will be able to speak to visitors about the [...]

VegfestUK Brighton Welcomes Carnivores as well as Veggies! March 16th 17th 2013 at The Hove Centre

One of Europe’s biggest veggie events VegfestUK Brighton returns to the South Coast for the 5th year running for a 2 day fiesta of all things veggie – and with a number of new attractions for 2013 including a comedy hour, a cinema, a performance area for live acts, a bodybuilders strength contest, a speed [...]

Launch of Corporate Charity Challenge for Brighton Half Marathon 2013

The Corporate Charity Challenge, which was new for 2012, will take place again as part of the Brighton Half Marathon 2013. Based on the tremendous success of the race and the feedback received from runners, the organisers introduced a new concept for the 2012 race which evolved around businesses and companies entering as a team. [...]

Brighton Preview: Lord Finesse and Jehst @ Concorde 2 – 11/11/2012

Hip-hop fans from far and wide will be flocking to Concorde 2 this Sunday for yet another banging night of quality music from across the seas. It feels like yesterday we were watching People Under the Stairs at this cracking venue and now they have lined up Lord Finesse, who is joined on the bill [...]

The University of Brighton was praised by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation

In a new report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the University of Brighton has been held up as an example of an institution which supports community engagement and helps disadvantaged local communities. The particular report, How can universities support disadvantaged communities, states that most universities consider community engagement to be important and that many [...]

Localised Discount Card encourages Shoppers to ‘Love your Independents’

It’s no secret that the internet and out-of-town shopping centres have changed our shopping habits and taken their toll on the beloved local independent shops at the heart of our communities. It’s an issue that Brighton has been taking very seriously, calling in the expertise of TV retail guru Mary Portas and her team to [...]

Brighton Preview: Martha Reeves & The Vandellas @ Concorde 2 – 18 Dec 2012

Brighton Preview: Martha Reeves & The Vandellas @ Concorde 2 - 18 Dec 2012

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas are coming to Brighton this December. That means for a lot of people Christmas is coming early. Reeves is one of the world’s most renowned and legendary Motown artists and she will be bringing The Vandellas into town for what is all set to be one hell of a show. [...]

Brighton Preview: Alt-J @ Concorde 2 – 4 nov 2012

Brighton Preview: Alt-J @ Concorde 2 - 4 nov 2012

Originally coming together in Leeds in 2007, Alt-J – named after a keyboard shortcut – now reside in Cambridgeshire and have this year released their debut album, ‘An Awesome Wave’, receiving widespread praise and critical acclaim along with a dedicated and growing fan base. It is difficult to place them in any genre, with comparisons [...]

Brighton preview: Ed Sheeran @ The Brighton Centre – 19 Oct 2012

Ed Sheeran is continuing on his sell out UK tour comes to the Brighton Centre this Friday. His debut album ‘+’ sold over a million copies, and he was then nominated for a number of Brit Awards. His success has come from writing his own lyrics and melodies which have taken over the country and [...]

Brighton review: Simon Evans @ the Dome, 12 October 2012

Brighton review: Simon Evans @ the Dome, 12 October 2012

“Hello, how are we tonight, ok? You don’t sound too sure…” Simon Evans is wasting time. He’s only got an hour to present the 90-minute show he’s been touring the country with. Get started! As he explains, he’s ditched a bit of the material, but not half an hour’s worth. “I might just speak too [...]

Review: Greg Davies @ Brighton Dome, 11 October 2012

Elizabeth Hughes gets her funny bone tickled at Brighton Comedy Festival. What do middle-aged men, a bonsai tree and a flip chart have in common? Answer; They all featured in Greg Davies’ hilarious new stand-up show ‘The Back of My Mum’s Head’ at Brighton Dome on Thursday night (11 October). The huge Concert Hall was [...]

Brewin Dolphin Staff Volunteer Day at Chestnut Tree House

A group of staff from Brewin Dolphin Brighton, one of the UK’s largest private client Investment Managers, went to Chestnut Tree House, the only Children’s Hospice in Sussex based in Poling near Arundel to volunteer for the day. Chestnut Tree House cares for children and young adults from 0-25 years of age with progressive life-limiting [...]