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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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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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Brighton Ballrooms: Ready to Party

Returning to glory

Returning to glory

One of the town’s most historic and best-loved venues is set to re-open. The Hanbury Ballrooms will be reborn as the Brighton Ballrooms from Friday 2nd June, and get a £300,000 makeover!

The opening night party looks set to be a sell-out, and thanks to the influence of one of Brighton’s top culture couples, the Brighton Ballrooms is again making the headlines.

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After Gok, Brighton rocks! It’s Brighton Fashion Week!

It's style time

It's style time

This week saw the visit of stylist to the masses Gok Wan, when he awarded prizes at the University of Brighton’s fashion show.

It’s really no surprise that the TV celeb was drawn to the coast; there is so much good fashion in this town and people always travel from London to shop. It’s true.

Well if you are visiting Brighton this week, or are a local who can shop till you drop, you are in for a treat.

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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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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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Brighton goes Green

Visitors to Brighton this weekend will probably already know that the city has changed British politics, forever. Yes, true to form Brighton has shown its progressive power and voted in the country’s first Green Party MP, Caroline Lucas.

Even if politics is not your thing, you can’t help but notice the efforts being made in the town to consider the environment.

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Books for the Beach: Brighton Rock

With so many of us choosing to come to Brighton for a day on the beach, lets look at one book that you need to pick up before you settle in the sun.

This is not a novel for the children. But for those of you on the lookout for a dark thriller, something to cast a sinister shadow over the streets, it’s a great read.

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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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Brighton’s Top Cafés No.10 – Red Roaster

Grab a cuppa...

Grab a cuppa...


There’s nothing more Brighton than sitting in a café, watching the world parade itself past. Thanks to its inclusive nature, this town is home to the widest and wildest variety of peoples and styles. If it’s ‘happenin’, it’s happening here.

So if you are looking to rest legs weary from shopping and watch the show, check out our guide to the top brew spots.

In a town of a thousand cafés, to make it into the top ten is no mean feat. To that end, this top ten is more like ten of the best – all worthy of a visit.

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