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

Budget: What it means for Brighton, pubs, workers, self employed

The government revealed its March budget this week, here’s what it means for Brighton pubs, venues and hospitality, the self employed, workers, and generally, what the hell happened. Overview: The world is in the bin. The Covid pandemic has changed the very fabric of our lives and taken an absolutely massive toll on people and businesses alike. On 3 March Rishi Sunak revealed the government’s … Continue reading Budget: What it means for Brighton, pubs, workers, self employed

Make Joe Exotic Great Again: How our need for shock is distorting narratives

On the morning of 19 January 2021 Joe Exotic was trending on Twitter over reports that he was in line for a Presidential pardon. His legal team went to the press with statements of positivity and images emerged of a 38ft “Monster Ram Truck Limo” being held on standby at the firm’s offices in preparation. The following morning it was announced he would miss out … Continue reading Make Joe Exotic Great Again: How our need for shock is distorting narratives

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DIY Punx in Lockdown group launched

Covid has cut us all off from each other and with that comes a blinkering of our cultural vision. Punx in Lockdown has been created to broaden these horizons, and help share the word of new music, art, film, books and all the rest. Header image by Roman Laris: Bigcartel // Site // Facebook Punx in Lockdown is the brainchild of Charlie Longman, best known … Continue reading DIY Punx in Lockdown group launched

Brighton Bier partner with Zedify for environmentally friendly beers at home

There are three truths in life: Lockdown is boring, beer is great and protecting the environment is crucial. Luckily Brighton Bier is hitting all three with a new zero-emissions beer delivery partnership. We’ll say cheers to that! Beer fans can now get Brighton Bier delivered to their door anywhere in our fair city through the brewery’s partnership with local zero emissions delivery service Zedify. Stephen … Continue reading Brighton Bier partner with Zedify for environmentally friendly beers at home

Undercurrent: Let’s make life less shit

We are putting together a charity project to help raise money for the Campaign Against Living Miserably and YOU could be involved. Life is well shit for loads of us at the moment. The days have gotten short, summer is over, the world keeps seeming to get worse and we can’t see our mates. Naturally this has left many of us struggling with our various … Continue reading Undercurrent: Let’s make life less shit

Small Pond: Fostering the spirit of creativity that makes this city great

Small Pond is all about giving back to the community and supporting Brighton’s wonderful DIY arts culture. We spoke to the company’s Emerging Artists Programme director, Liam McMillan about the state of the music scene, the beat of the city and the projects recently-launched second iteration. How has working on the Emerging Artist Development project in these strange times been? We have been working on … Continue reading Small Pond: Fostering the spirit of creativity that makes this city great