Culture: Brighton Games Festival could be coming

A Wired Sussex report has put forward plans to launch a Brighton Games Festival to showcase the wealth of talent in the city. Brighton and Hove is one of the most innovative – and in per capita terms, strongest – cities in the entire UK when it comes to video games. Now, following a report by Wired Sussex and property developer First Base (the firm … Continue reading Culture: Brighton Games Festival could be coming

Music: Nierra Creek releasing debut EP 7 April

Brighton electronic/folk duo Nierra Creek will release their highly-anticipated debut EP on 7 April. The band – comprising singer/songwriter Ryan Deag and composer Sebastian Muller – have already shared two tracks from the upcoming release; the beautifully vulnerable Born a Child and the urgern Burn Out The Fire. Second single, Burn Out The Fire was described on these very pages as “imbued with passion and … Continue reading Music: Nierra Creek releasing debut EP 7 April

Food: Vegan Noms completes rebrand

Brighton vegan heroes, the aptly-named Vegan Noms have completed a total rebrand. Having started operation at The World’s End on London Road, the kitchen has quickly risen to prominence over lockdown. With its mix of innovative burgers, loaded fries and sides, VeganNoms has grown far past expectation, as owners admit. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Vegan Noms (@vegannomsuk) The business is … Continue reading Food: Vegan Noms completes rebrand

Pubs: Govt threatened with legal action over reopening plans

High profile members of the British pub industry have stated intention to sue the government over post-lockdown reopening plans. Sacha Lord, the night time economy adviser for Greater Manchester, and Hugh Osmond, found of Punch Taverns, have written to Boris Johnson, stating their intention to legally challenge the phased reopening schedule. The main point of contention is that under current rules pubs would not be … Continue reading Pubs: Govt threatened with legal action over reopening plans

Vigil held for Sarah Everard

A vigil for Sarah Everard was held in Valley Gardens, central Brighton at the weekend. Scores of people came out on Saturday night to pay respects to Sarah Everard and highlight the systemic violence against women that our society not only tolerates, but propogates. The peaceful event saw flowers, candles and signs lain, with more placed in the following days. The murder of Sarah Everard … Continue reading Vigil held for Sarah Everard

Brighton sealanes swimming pool given green light

An olympic-sized swimming pool on Brighton seafront has been given the green light by the council. Brighton and Hove City Council has approved plans from Brighton Sealanes to build a one-of-a-kind open-air swimming centre slap bang on the seafront. “Opening in Spring 2022, Sea Lanes Brighton will transform the former Peter Pan site on Madeira Drive, Brighton, by delving deep into its history and culture … Continue reading Brighton sealanes swimming pool given green light

Art: No guarantee summer events will go ahead

Brighton’s licensing manager has said that there are no guarantees summer events like Pride, Fringe, Warren and the Brighton Festival will go ahead. Jim Whitelegg made the comments after a councillor questioned why the city was yet to respond to recent announcements from festival operators that their events will certainly be taking place. Brighton Pride recently put tickets up on sale for its 2021 edition, … Continue reading Art: No guarantee summer events will go ahead

Sport: Top National League clubs push for short-term merger to finish season

Top clubs in football’s National League division may be able to finish the currently-curtailed season through a North/South combination league made of only those willing to participate. Members of Britain’s sprawling non-league pyramid voted to end the 20/21 season early, much to the chagrin of a great many clubs. The motion passed by a margin of 24-19, with the majority of the southern division wanting … Continue reading Sport: Top National League clubs push for short-term merger to finish season