Thursday, April 30, 2009

New Beginnings ...

Thanks for all the nice comments and offers of other blogs to work on. In the end, after much consideration, I have decided to start blogging again. Rather than continue the Brighton Arts blog (with its minimal readership), I have decided to contribute to the Brighton Hussy, a site that shares my view on things. I will be posting similar sorts of things so feel free to check it out.


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Closing Down Sale

After a year and a bit of doing the Brighton Arts Blog I have decided to give it a rest for a bit. It has been interesting posting about all the things that take place in this town but when it comes down to it, no one was really listening. If you do miss me then post a comment and I might rethink. Otherwise it's a case of "Au Revoir".

Friday, January 16, 2009

Brighton Fusion

Brighton Fusion is a local website that caters for the more musical side of the Brighton community. Specialising in dance music and clubbing it has been going since 2004 and really seems to have its finger on the pulse.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Arts and Architecture celebrates 150 years

It seems that the University of Brighton Faculty of Arts and Architecture is 150 years old this year. To celebrate they have a whole host of exhibitions and Conferences lined up. To quote the site ...

We will be celebrating the exceptional range of individuals who have contributed to our 150 year history and who provide fascinating examples of the development of a creative educational institution and its contribution to society, culture and industry. Today, based on this rich history, we see a multi-disciplinary, international Faculty offering a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research opportunities, one which is home to students and staff who will take the Faculty of Arts and Architecture into the future.

Among the things featured in the exhibition will be
  • Works by Turner Prize winners, Antony Gormley, Keith Tyson and Rachel Whiteread.

  • London Transport posters by Clive Gardiner and John Bellany.

  • Watercolours by Dorothy Coke.

  • Illustrations by John Vernon Lord, and Kate Greenaway Medal winners including Emily Gravett, Raymond Briggs and Quentin Blake.

  • Photographs by Magnum photographer Mark Power.

  • Garments by Jerwood Prize winner Caroline Broadhead, Mark Eley and Julien Macdonald.

  • Stamp designs by Andrew Restall and Royal Designer for Industry George Hardie.

  • Promotional material for Deep Purple, the Sex Pistols, Pink Floyd, Fat Boy Slim and Muse.

  • Award-winning dance footage from Liz Aggiss, and Alice Fox’s 2008 Smudged performance at the Tate Modern.

  • A model for 3D sustainable design by Duncan Baker Brown, who came to widespread popular prominence as the architect of ‘The House That Kevin McCloud Built’ for Grand Designs Live in May 2008.
  • Monday, January 5, 2009

    By Bye Woolies

    So it's farewell to Woolies. After all those years selling us stuff they have finally gone bust. I went in the one in Brighton on its last day and it was a bit sad to see them selling off everything, even including the tables and chairs from the cafe. The trouble is, what were Woolworths about in the end? Most big towns have got a Robert Dyas, a toy shop and a record shop these days. That takes away half of the customers who visited Woolworths.

    Unfortuantely, thanks to the credit crunch Hove is now without a record shop, toy shop or a Woolworths!!! and no, Fine Records and Tescos do not count as record shops.

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    Sunday, January 4, 2009

    New Years Preview

    Here we are in 2009 and what does it hold in store? More music festivals and more Brighton festival than you can shake a stick at. A few less London types as they all sell off their second homes. Possibly David van Day running for mayor or prime minister.

    On a lighter note, the blog this year might contain a jot more opinion and ranting. As much as I love Brighton, it does annoy me sometimes and I now feel the urge to share it with you.