The butterflies of Brighton and Hove – exclusive report Part 6: Whitehawk

This is part 6 of an exclusive report specially commissioned by Brighton & Hove News on the butterflies of our city and so you may wish to save all of the parts for future reference! Brighton and Hove Butterfly Sites – Whitehawk: Sheepcote Valley: Overall number of...
Posted On 24 Jun 2017 at 11:46 pm

2013: Royal Blood form in Brighton – 2017: They play Glastonbury and secure No 1 album

It’s now fair to say that the rock band duo Royal Blood are a huge success story! The boys, 28-year-old Mike Kerr and 29-year-old Ben Thatcher formed in Brighton just four years ago and they surely have the Midas touch. Vocalist and bass guitarist Mike and drummer Ben are...
Posted On 24 Jun 2017 at 4:33 pm

5 unusual structures around Brighton & Hove that you might not be familiar with

1. Hangleton Manor Dovecote: This 17th-century dovecote stands in the grounds of Hangleton Manor in Hangleton Manor Drive, which is said to be the oldest secular building in Brighton and Hove and dates from 1540. The circular dovecote has reputedly been haunted by ghost pigeons...
Posted On 20 Jun 2017 at 11:47 pm

The butterflies of Brighton and Hove – exclusive report Part 5: Waterhall & Westdene

This is part 5 of an exclusive report specially commissioned by Brighton & Hove News on the butterflies of our city and so you may wish to save all of the parts for future reference! Brighton and Hove Butterfly Sites – Waterhall: Waterhall Conservation Area and...

Final push for donations as Hove Plinth fundraiser enters final days

With just three days to go until the end of fundraising for the first sculpture on the Hove Plinth, a final push is being made to get the total over the £40,000 target. After a public vote, Hove Civic Society announced that Jonathan Wright’s Constellation sculpture would be the...
Posted On 19 Jun 2017 at 1:53 pm

Scottish punk band The Skids are back in Brighton after nearly 37 years

The Skids, Concorde 2, Brighton 17.6.17. The Skids who originally formed in their home town of Dunfermline in Scotland by Richard Jobson, Stuart Adamson, Bill Simpson and Tom Kellichan, are embarking on a 30 date 40th Anniversary Tour and the sixteenth venue is at the Concorde 2...
Posted On 18 Jun 2017 at 1:21 am

Brighton’s butterfly book launch author named in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Our congratulations go to Neil Andrew Christopher Hulme, conservation adviser to the Sussex branch of the charity Butterfly Conservation. He has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to wildlife conservation. Mr Hulme,...
Posted On 17 Jun 2017 at 12:01 pm

Brighton’s Saltdean Lido – one of the Seven Wonders of the English Seaside – reopens with a big splash!

Perfect English summer weather was the order of the day as, after a seven-year wait, the wonderful grade II* listed Saltdean Lido finally reopened with a big splash and a synchronised swimming display. The Lido has a fantastic new-look heated pool and children’s pool and...
Posted On 17 Jun 2017 at 11:48 am

Snowman author among Brighton and Hove names in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Snowman author and former Brighton University art lecturer Raymond Briggs is among the local names in the latest Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Mr Briggs, 83, whose book Ethel and Ernest – about his parents – was turned into a film last year, has been made a CBE (Commander of the...
Posted On 17 Jun 2017 at 5:06 am

The butterflies of Brighton and Hove – exclusive report Part 4: Moulsecoomb & Bevendean

This is part 4 of an exclusive report specially commissioned by Brighton & Hove News on the butterflies of our city and so you may wish to save all of the parts for future reference! Brighton and Hove Butterfly Sites – Moulsecoomb: Wild Park LNR – including...

Brighton Dome gets Blue Plaque to mark Abba winning Eurovision Song Contest

I was just 11 years old when our city hosted the Eurovision Song Contest on 6 April 1974 and I can remember watching it on TV with my parents. On hearing Waterloo by Abba, I knew that they would win it because it was instantly catchy and better than the rest. But I had no...
Posted On 16 Jun 2017 at 7:15 pm

Morris Men descend on Hove

Morris Men descended on Hove this evening (Wednesday 14 June) giving commuters a treat as they left Hove Station. The Chanctonbury Ring Morris Men were dancing at the Watchmaker’s Arms, in Goldstone Villas, Hove. It is their second visit to the area in a month after they...
Posted On 14 Jun 2017 at 11:28 pm

Enter the world of the Little People – Brighton & Hove News exclusive interview

Paul Rowlands is a local cabbie and enthusiastic photographer who has lived in the Rottingdean for the past 10 years. He has exhibited at Artists Open Houses in Kemp Town for the past couple of years. We caught up with him for a quick Q&A session before his first curated show...
Posted On 14 Jun 2017 at 10:24 pm

The United Nations Orchestra’s Brighton concert profits to UNICEF’s war orphans rescue programme

Musicians from more than 20 countries who work for the United Nations in Geneva will fly into the UK to perform a special concert at Brighton Dome on Saturday 1st July in aid of UNICEF’s war orphans relief programme. Anne-Marie Magnan, a nuclear research physicist at CERN, and...
Posted On 13 Jun 2017 at 10:40 pm

Fancy asking Eddie Izzard a question and getting a signed copy of his latest book? Then read on…….

Already one of the most celebrated comics of his generation, Eddie Izzard has also developed an equally stellar reputation as a film, television, and stage actor, political activist, sometime escapologist, and multiple marathon-runner. Eddie will be hosting an intimate evening at...
Posted On 13 Jun 2017 at 9:58 pm

The butterflies of Brighton and Hove – exclusive report Part 3: Hollingbury & Patcham

This is part 3 of an exclusive report specially commissioned by Brighton & Hove News on the butterflies of our city and so you may wish to save all of the parts for future reference! Brighton and Hove Butterfly Sites – Hollingbury: Hollingbury Park: Overall number of...

Root Experience shines a light on hidden illnesses and disabilities with two events at Brighton Dome

An interactive installation featuring work by artists with a range of invisible disabilities, showcasing Root Experience’s Hidden Project, and a conversation day asking how the arts can support artists with invisible illnesses, are coming to Brighton Dome. Hidden Project...
Posted On 13 Jun 2017 at 8:11 pm

Dara O’Briain, Mark Steel and other top comedians head to Brighton Dome for charity fundraiser

Dara O’Briain leads a line-up of some of the UK’s top comedians, including Mark Steel and Shappi Khorsandi, for a special stand-up event at Brighton Dome from 7:30pm on Wednesday 21st June to raise money for the charity Help Refugees. This is one of a one-off series of gigs...
Posted On 13 Jun 2017 at 7:41 pm

I do like to be beside the Brighton seaside say The Libertines

The Libertines have announced the …Tiddeley Om Pom Pom Tour of seven British Seaside towns commencing in Blackpool at the Empress Ballroom on 22nd September and culminating at Brighton Centre on the 2nd of October. Tickets go on sale 9:00am Friday 16th June and are available...
Posted On 12 Jun 2017 at 10:52 pm

Oh Lorde better hurry as Brighton tickets go on sale this Friday!

Lorde has just announced that she is coming to the Brighton Centre on Saturday 30th September as one of only four UK shows from a 15 date European tour. All eyes are on the meteoric return of one of pop’s most celebrated talents with an all new album, Melodrama, and captivating...
Posted On 12 Jun 2017 at 10:15 pm