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Posts Tagged ‘Brighton For Families’

Why Brighton celebrates with Pride…

It's Pride 2010!

It's Pride 2010!

If you’re arriving in Brighton for the first time this weekend you are in for a pleasant surprise: it’s Pride 2010! Brighton celebrates all sexualities, and from today you will really see them all, because it’s ’showtime’!

This is Brighton: it is different, it is special and this weekend it’s the Pride festival. So, who better to explain the delights and dramas of Pride than trustee Geoffrey Bowden, interviewed here:

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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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What’s On this week

Brighton Royal Pavilion

Brighton Royal Pavilion

Another glorious weekend ahead; the summer holidays are going on and on! Visiting Brighton, here’s our selection of what’s on this week, enjoy.

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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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Party and Paddle Round The Pier

It's time to party and paddle

It's time to party and paddle

With the sun shining and the sea warming up, it’s time to celebrate summer. So grab a board and paddle around the pier. What? Paddle around the pier? Yes, this weekend Brighton will play host to Paddle Round The Pier, Europe’s biggest free beach festival.

It’s all held on Hove lawns, and don’t worry if you don’t fancy getting in  the water, there are a multitude of other events you can get yourself and the family involved in.

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Brighton – Wheely into it…

Enjoy the ride

Enjoy the ride

The great thing about cycling is that everyone can get involved. Mums and dads, children and families, it really is the sport for all. Well, this week it’s Team Green Britain Bike Week, and as expected Brighton is leading the way.

Visitors to the town are likely to see a cycling event of some sort. Here’s what’s going on, and how you can get involved.

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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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What’s on this week?

Music everywhere

Entertainment all week

Brighton’s summer program is in full swing! There’s so much happening for families visiting Brighton, and plenty for its culture hungry residents too.

This week starts in style with the Hove Champagne Festival, gets its soundreack from Steve Harley and his band Cocknet Rebel, and gets its style with the start of the sixth Brighton Fashion Week.

So much going on, such little time, so let’s cut to the chase. Here’s the Ambassador’s pick of the bunch:

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Brighton beach: Let’s get swimming!

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Tempted for a swim?

You know it’s happening. It’s almost hot enough; in fact it has already been hot enough for that first sea swim of the year. Children are already playing at the water’s edge and with temperatures (at times) touching 30C, pretty soon we’ll be stripping off and getting in.

If it’s just to cool down, you can get in anywhere along the front. Although, there are a few spots that have their advantages, and a number of safety points to watch for.

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Racy Brighton

Fancy a flutter?

Fancy a flutter?

There’s the beach, the lanes, the lawns, the shops, the pubs and the clubs, and the parks too. But just when you thought you knew all Brighton has on offer, there’s always something new to try.

Above the city, at the top of Elm Grove, is Brighton racecourse. If you never thought a day at the races would set your pulse racing, read on: With plenty on for the family and children, you just might find a day at the gee-gees is the bee’s knees!

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