First look at gothic garden folly branded “bonkers”

A Brighton couple’s ‘bonkers’ fantasy has come true with the completion of a camp vampire-inspired gothic castle folly in their back garden. Paul Byrne and James Drain decided to construct the stone castle after being quoted £25,000 for wooden decking and...
Posted On 07 Sep 2022 at 6:45 pm

Roadworks blunder sees new pupils welcomed to SHCOOL

Pupils arriving for their first day at secondary school were greeted with freshly painted road signs welcoming them to SHCOOL this morning. Contractors resurfacing Chalky Road in PACA made the spelling blunder when replacing zigzag lines at the entrance to Portslade Aldridge...
Posted On 02 Sep 2022 at 11:36 am

Brighton Festival Review – Film: Festival of Ideas: I Get Knocked Down at Lewes Depot

This film screening and Directors Q & A turned out to be a very popular event with a packed house at Lewes Depot on Wednesday 18th May. This brand new film screening of I Get Knocked Down is a version (one band member’s perspective and imaginings) of the origin myth of...
Posted On 17 May 2022 at 6:08 am

Camille O’Sullivan review

Camille O’Sullivan – Brighton Spiegeltent Friday 13th May 9pm  First becoming aware of this versatile performer, actor (and former architect and portrait painter!) over a decade ago through her performances in the award winning and popular La Clique cabaret, I was...
Posted On 14 May 2022 at 1:31 pm

Camille O’Sullivan

Born in London of a French mother and Irish father, Performer – Singer and Actor Camille O’Sullivan moved to Cork, Ireland when she was a child. Previously an award-winning architect and portrait painter Irish/French Camille O’Sullivan is known for her...
Posted On 11 May 2022 at 7:05 am

Kafka comes to Lewes as minor motoring offence drives court to distraction

A green campaigner who said that he had never owned or driven a car overturned a motoring conviction on appeal after becoming embroiled in a case described as “Kafka comes to Lewes”. But it was more like A Comedy of Errors than The Trial at Lewes Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday 10...
Posted On 11 May 2022 at 12:14 am

Eleanor Conway: Talk Dirty To Me

Eleanor Conway: Talk Dirty To Me Laughing Horse @ The Walrus (Raised Room) on Fri 06 May 2022 21:30 This was a blast! Comedian Eleanor Conway hadn’t dented my consciousness as a performer before last night but I am very glad she has now. This, her first night’s...
Posted On 07 May 2022 at 5:49 pm

Darth Vader found lurking in dark side of Pavilion pond

Darth Vader was one of the unexpected items found when the Pavilion’s pond was dredged ready for spring. As well as the action figure, a pink child’s scooter and several beer bottles were also uncovered alongside lots of mud and pondweed. The pond’s spring clean...
Posted On 24 Mar 2022 at 4:33 pm

Volunteers wanted to help save our seagulls and pigeons

Volunteers are wanted to help rescue seagulls, pigeons and other birds in and around Brighton and Hove. The South Coast and Sussex Bird and Gull Rescue Network said that it needed more voluntary rescuers to join their group which covers the coastal area from Seaford to Worthing....
Posted On 14 Mar 2022 at 12:16 am

Brighton reptile centre welcomes stowaway gecko from China

Forget Thin Lizzy and meet Thin Lizard – a 4in gecko now being cared for by RSPCA staff at the charity’s Brighton reptile rescue centre. The staff at the Patcham centre nicknamed the well-travelled gecko Thin Lizard after it survived a 4,800-mile journey from China inside a box...
Posted On 03 Feb 2022 at 9:18 pm