Brighton Carnival cancelled after failing to plug £60k funding gap

The Brighton Carnival has been scrapped after an appeal  for funds raised just £300 of the £60,000 it needed to put on th event, The Argus reports today. The organisers launched a fundraising drive in March after the Arts Council England said it could not provide a grant this...
Posted On 23 Apr 2010 at 6:17 pm

Boy, 13, went to school just 12 times in five months

A father whose 13-year-old son attended just 12 lessons in five months has been warned he could be jailed. The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was fined £200 and ordered to carry out 150 hours community service by Brighton Magistrates’ Court. The bench heard the...
Posted On 23 Apr 2010 at 6:08 pm

Two sites identified for new Hove primary school

A new city primary school will now either be built at the Hove Park Depot or Hove Park School’s upper site, Brighton and Hove City Council has revealed. The shortlist for the new two-form school has been drawn up as parents also gave their backing to increase places at Goldstone,...
Posted On 23 Apr 2010 at 5:54 pm

Graffiti, street dance and more on offer at Youth Arts Festival taster sessions

Do you fancy trying your hand at graffiti artwork or having a go at street dance?  Or perhaps T-shirt printing is more your style or you fancy a laugh at a comedy improvisation workshop? Taster sessions of all these are more are taking place as part of the Youth Arts Festival...
Posted On 23 Apr 2010 at 12:07 pm

13 revamped Brighton and Hove playgrounds to open this weekend

Thirteen improved play areas will be opened this weekend as part of the My Play Space project. Local communities, including children, have been involved in designing the play areas, which have been improved with £1.1million government cash. Openings with related activities are as...
Posted On 23 Apr 2010 at 10:34 am

Brighton chef declares culinary war on invader weed

A Brighton chef has come up with a novel way of fighting back against a garden-strangling weed which has invaded British gardens – eating it. Japanese knotweed is a fast-growing plant which has destroyed many native UK plant habitats by simply taking over. But Terre a Terre...
Posted On 23 Apr 2010 at 9:40 am

Noisy bongos up for grabs in council confiscation sale

A set of bongos used by a woman to create months of misery for her neighbours are to be given away to charity. A stereo used by a woman to play the Banana Splits theme tune and Stairway to Heaven is also among the equipment Brighton and Hove City Council’s noise enforcement...
Posted On 23 Apr 2010 at 7:32 am

Beauty and the bog blog – a call to document our loos

It’s not a place many people associate with high art, or even low art – but a new blog wants to document the unexpected beauty found in the smallest room in the house. Rimshots has been set up by Hovite Ewan Swain, who wants people to send him pictures from the inside...
Posted On 23 Apr 2010 at 1:15 am
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