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Brighton’s Gay Men’s Chorus: Interviewed

Bursting onto our TV screens back in 2008 during the BBC’s Last Choir Standing, Brighton’s Gay Men’s Chorus has gone on to represent Brighton and the gay choral tradition in a number of ways.

Rod Edmunds

Rod Edmunds

Here, on the eve of its Pride performance, Rod Edmunds, the chorus’ chairman, reveals all…

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Get ready for Pride 2010

If you are looking to book hotel rooms in Brighton for the end of this month, get ready for a treat.

Get ready to party!

Get ready to party!

You might have heard that Brighton is a gay-friendly town? Well, starting on the 21st July is Pride 2010. So be ready for perhaps the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi- and transgender) community’s biggest, boldest, and at times, brashest party of the year.

It’s Pride 2010: A chance for everyone who takes part to celebrate the freedom to express themselves, as themselves.

If you have any scruples, we suggest leaving them at home. Look past the lycra-clad and thong-strapped Adonis’s (they will be there) and take in the atmosphere; this is a celebration for the whole city. And it’s as much a regular date on the straight calendar as it is on those of LGBT residents.

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Everyone’s coming to Brighton!

Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach

It’s official: Brits are staying at home! The latest government statistics prove that more than ever, British people are choosing Brighton over Bologna.

There were 11 million fewer trips made to foreign countries from 2008 through 2009, and 15 per cent fewer trips abroad for holidays.

That’s because it’s so good here! Take Brighton for instance: We have had three weeks of glorious weather – it’s only rained once, and that was in the middle of the night!

The beach has one of the highest cleanliness ratings, there are half a dozen parks to enjoy, and as for the nightlife, it really is second to none.

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Brighton gets summer fitness buzz

Picture 1If May was festival month, then June is sports month. Kicked off in true Brighton stylee with the Naked Bike Ride, now it’s time for a festival of sports devised to get the whole family in shape.

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We’re up for an award!

Yes indeed, The Ambassador Hotel is up for an award in this month’s Golden Handbag Awards! Woop,Woop!

If you didn’t know it’s gay owned, gay run and a long-time supporter of Brighton’s thriving LGBT scene. So if you’re a fan, do what you can and give us a vote. Follow the link below for more info.

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Here comes Johnny – Smiths guitarist set to play Brighton

The Cribs: Johnny Marr is second from left

The Cribs: Johnny Marr is second from left

It has just been announced that Johnny Marr, the legendary guitarist who was Morrissey’s side-kick in The Smiths, is set to grace a Brighton stage during the city’s The Great Escape festival.

Marr, whose jangly playing style inspired thousands of teenagers to put down their air guitars and pick up real ones, is now plying his trade with British indie group The Cribs – who will be appearing at the Corn Exchange this Thursday, May 13th.

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Art For All

It’s not often you can just walk into a stranger’s house, have a good nosey round and help yourself to a picture or some jewellery.

Well, in Brighton you can because it’s the Artists’ Open Houses Festival. Visitors to the city can wander around and pop into nearly 250 venues and look at original art, even grab themselves a cuppa while they are at it.logo

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The children are taking over!

fringegreyscalethumbYes folks, for one day only, the  kids are taking over Brighton. Don’t worry, it’s just the Children’s Parade and it’s going to be lots of fun, especially for visitors to Brighton bringing their families and kids.

The traditional curtain raiser for the Brighton Fringe Festival sees school children enjoy their own carnival, as the city closes its roads and lets them run wild. Well, not wild – the event is always well organised.

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Having a laugh in Brighton

When a hen party books a weekend in Brighton, you can always guarantee one thing: the girls will be having a laugh. Well, if laughter is your medicine, then Doctor Brighton has the prescription for you: The Brighton Comedy Fringe.

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Brighton’s Parklife – Queen’s Park

If you think it’s fun to be beside the seaside, you should also try a bit of park life. With lots of Regency/Victorian era parks, Brighton has plenty of green spaces in which the kids can play.

Queen's Park

Queen's Park

The nearest and perhaps the dearest to Kemp town is Queen’s Park. Staying in the Ambassador Hotel, you could be forgiven for just looking south for your fun. But just ten minutes walk away is an oasis of calm, free from the shoppers, party goers, and beach dwellers.

Entry to the park is via the unremarkable Egremont Place . From here it widens and fills, with fairytale paths, lawns and low-hanging branches. First opened to the public in 1892, this park was formely privately owned and retains much of its gravitas to this day.

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