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Just who is Eno?

Brian Eno

Brian Eno

He’s here, he’s there, he’s everywhere, but just who is Brian Eno?

Well, it’s almost impossible to not have heard his music at some time, and now as guest artistic director of the Brighton Festival, you can’t miss him. Read the rest of this entry »

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Brighton boffins say: “Sing to win!”

This weekend, while most of you will be doing your singing in Brighton’s Karaoke bars, boffins from Brighton are working on the song to beat them all.

According to researchers at the Sussex Innovation Centre, singing from the terraces could help England’s injury stricken team lift its performance. Well, I think we’ll have to wait and see.

With another good weekend of weather on its way, the city is ready for a welcome influx of tourists. Karaoke Kings and Queens are always welcome here!

So get out and about, check out the seafront, and belt out a tune or two.

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Get in the water!

Well, along with Brighton sunshine – and it’s here – comes the temptation to take a dip. Now, I know you’re thinking ”you must be mad to dip even your toes in the water”. But let’s not forget about Brighton’s swimming pools, which are great for dedicated ‘up and downers’, as well as for children and families.

Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach

The King Alfred Centre is about as 80’s retro as the town’s student community, but is still a great resource. Let’s face it, if the sun fails us, at least we can step back off the beach, put our cossies on, and get in for a bit.

More modern is the Price Regent. And it’s next to the Jubilee Library (are we obsessed about royalty, or what?). If you get bored easily by the lanes just dry off, grab a book, wander through the North Laines, and enjoy the great Easter weather.

Dedicated swimmers are donning their Speedos for a mammoth charity swimathon on April 18th, take a look for further info.

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April – So much to do

Everyone’s talking about the fringe, but let’s not forget out April! As usual, there is loads going on in town. So whether the weather holds out or not, there is always fun to be had beside the seaside. So what can we look forward to this month? Read the rest of this entry »

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Brighton Tailored To You

A friend of mine has a fantasy of being locked overnight in a department store so she can try on all the clothing. You could lock me in Miss Selfridge and I would gladly get no sleep.

A really fun shop off the beaten path is Lady Jaquelina near Preston Park which sells really, really inexpensive alternative attire like vynl and gothic fashions. This store is great place to snap up a corset or skirt.

Get Cutie on the North Laines has some nice dresses and skirts made of unique fabrics. It’s a bit pricey but if you have money to burn, burn some at Get Cutie. The style hear is sort of 50’s but the prints really make it stand out. 0809 035

Mad Hattersis a small store in the North Laines selling only hats and hairpieces, which would really suit your outfit at Royal Ascot, if you are so inclined.

If you fancy something very English, buy a ” Keep Calm and Carry On” shirt at Pussy. Yes, that is actually the name. ;) Pussy is in the North Laines.

For shoes I love Flawless, which sells the boutique brand Irregular Choice that makes shoes that look like a cross between punk carnage and Dorothy. Flawless is also in the North Laines.

I think one of the best places to get a great deal is Snoopers Paradise on the North Laines (big surprise) which sells old and new fashions. The newer fashions are very punky and they sell my favourite brand Hell Bunny. The vintage selection is surprisingly good as well. At the top of this store is a selection of photographs and prints that showcase Brighton and make a nice souvenir.

If you like Day-glo flourescent fashion, try Red Mutha or Cyber Dog . You can buy 80’s shirts and day-glo legs at Red Mutha and proper insane rave fashion at Cyber Dog. The lights!!!

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If you want a slice of unique Brighton fashion, also try the South Lanes, more for accessories. This historic fishing quarter has many jewellers and is particularly known for jewellery. If you are into hair accessories, stop at Jaffa Hair, which has lovely clips from France that last years and range from tortoise shell work-ready designs to multicoloured parrots.

Whatever your style is, you’ll find some new pieces in Brighton. I’m more eccentric but even if you like classic fashion, you’ll get your fix.




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