Paddle Round The Pier 2012 music line up announced

Paddle Round The Pier 2012 music line up announced

The musical line up for Paddle Round The Pier 2012 beach festival in Brighton has been confirmed. A fantastic selection of local and more well-known acts will be playing to a packed crowd at this year’s Paddle Round The Pier – one of Brighton’s famous charity beach events. Music has always been a big part [...]

Brighton Festival 2012 review: The School of Life @ Corn Exchange Brighton 27 May

Brighton Festival 2012 review School of Life @ Brighton Dome Pavilion Theatre 27 May 2012

Brighton and Hove Free Press contributor Elizabeth Hughes goes back to school and discovers some interesting ideas about how to live a better life. The School of Life took place at the Brighton Dome Corn Exchange on Sunday 27 May as part of the Brighton Festival 2012. Finding a fulfilling job is as difficult as [...]

Brighton and Hove women’s charity reports increase in service need

Brighton and Hove Housing Trust

Threshold women’s counselling service has reported a rise in the number of women accessing their services whom have been affected by the recession. The Brighton Housing Trust (BHT) service has seen a steady rise over 2011/12 in women suffering with complex mental health needs due to unemployment, work related stress and financial insecurity and are [...]

Brighton Festival 2012 review: Circus Klezmer @ Theatre Royal Brighton 25 May 2012

Brighton Festival 2012 review Circus Klezmer @ Theatre Royal Brighton 25 & 26 May

Brighton and Hove Free Press contributor Elizabeth Hughes is a little underwhelmed by her Circus Klezmer experience at Brighton’s Theatre Royal as part of the Brighton Festival 2012. Taking our seats at Theatre Royal Brighton, we were transported to a remote village, somewhere in Eastern Europe with acrobats, jugglers and comic actors bustling around and [...]

New scheme to tackle the long term unemployed in Brighton and Hove

New scheme to tackle the long term unemployed  in Brighton and Hove

Brighton Housing Trust (BHT) has launched an exciting new project that aims to increase the chances of employment for long term unemployed men and women. The Intern Programme, an Esmee Fairburn Foundation and BHT funded project, provides opportunities for up to 40 people per year to take up an internship in BHT. The programme has [...]

Permanent table tennis tables installed in Brighton and Hove parks

Permanent table tennis tables installed in Brighton and Hove parks

Two of Brighton and Hove’s most popular parks are being kitted out with permanent table tennis tables and more are being planned for other parks in the city later in the year. The two parks that have already received tables are St Ann’s Well Gardens and Preston Park. Visitors to these parks can now borrow [...]

Man arrested on suspicion of Brighton murder has bail requirement cancelled

Man arrested on suspicion of Brighton murder has bail requirement cancelled

A 21-year-old local man who was arrested on Monday 30 April, on suspicion of a Brighton murder and released on bail until 29 May pending further enquiries, has had his bail cancelled and no action will be taken against him. Adam White, 22, of Bedford Place, Liverpool, and Joel Elliott, 22, of North Road, Brighton, [...]

The Voice UK Tour coming to Brighton

The Voice UK Tour coming to Brighton

The Voice has been one of the most talked about TV shows in the UK this year and soon the winner, and the seven other contestants in the final, will hit the road on The Voice Live Tour. The tour will take place in September and your favourite contestants on your favourite show will soon [...]

Saltdean Lido to be handed back to the council

Saltdean Lido to be handed back to the council

Saltdean Lido, the Grade 2-Star listed building, is set to be handed back to the council by the businessman who is currently leasing it. This move is coming after months of legal discussions between the lessee and the council, which owns the building. Today (May 30), a special policy and resources committee will be shown [...]

Brighton-based band wins Meadowlands Festival Grassroots Competition

Meadowlands Festival, Glynde Place, East Sussex, Friday 1 – Sunday 3 June 2012. To celebrate Meadowlands Festival’s agenda for discovering the brightest, best and up and coming talent from across the country the Meadowlands Grassroots Competition was launched online throughout May. Over 30 unsigned musicians, bands and soloists entered the competition for the chance to [...]

University of Brighton student recreates the Queen’s Coronation dress

University of Brighton student recreates the Queen’s Coronation dress

A student from Brighton University has helped recreate the Queen’s Coronation dress for a Diamond Jubilee window display at Harrods. The Queen’s couturier Norman Hartnell’s personal archive was discovered by dress historian Jane Hattrick in 2005. Jane then researched the dress as part of her masters dissertation and her PhD research. She uncovered information into [...]

Brighton Festival 2012 review: The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart @ Horatio’s Brighton Pier 22 – 27 May 2012

Brighton Festival 2012 preview The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart 22 – 27 May 2012 - SOLD OUT

Brighton and Hove Free Press contributor Elizabeth Hughes takes a trip along Brighton Pier to a strange world of bewitching theatre. The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart took place as part of the Brighton Festival 2012 at Horatio’s, from 22 – 27 May 2012. The show was billed as “an evening of anarchic theatre, live [...]

Brighton Olympic torch relay tickets information

Brighton Olympic torch relay tickets information

10,000 free tickets are set to be made available for Brighton and Hove’s official Olympic torch relay evening celebration at Sussex County Cricket Ground. The Olympic flame will reach Brighton and Hove on Monday 16 July – Day 59 of its 70 day journey to the Olympic Stadium for the London 2012 Olympic Games. The [...]

Brighton event: Blind Pig @ Brighton Ballroom 20 June 2012

Brighton Proud Ballroom listings

Saturday 30 June Blind Pig £6 (after 10.30pm) Prepare for this naughty 1920’s night that is full of prohibition and sexy secretive shows lasting all night. Hide your mischievousness with us as we serve drinks in teapots. If you love swing, saucy burlesque, underground drinking and illicit behaviour – we won’t tell if you won’t. [...]

Brighton event: Ton Club @ Brighton Ballroom 29 June 2012

Brighton Proud Ballroom listings

Friday 29 Ton Club £8 on the door £6.50 online early bird £4 with nus The soundtrack to a raucous Tarantino B-movie. Marvel at the guardian of the eastern dark, the one and only ‘PHANTOM’. Kicking out a blend of 60′s garage rock, the fun doesn’t stop there as we have the sweet sounds the DEADMENS [...]