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[25 Jul 2015 | 113 Comments]
Win a hotel stay with Brighton Big Screen

Brighton’s Big Screen is back with a vintage line-up this summer and we have a pair of premium tickets to see Grease plus an overnight stay in the Hotel Ibis City Centre to give away!

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[19 Jul 2015 | One Comment]
Dreamland: Margate’s Postmodern Park

The Brutalist Sixties’ block that towers over the Helter Skelter, Big Wheel and Scenic Railway of Margate’s Dreamland makes for a distinctly British seaside scene. And a fitting backdrop to a pleasure park that takes its theme from the good, bad and ugly of its own social history.

Inspired by American amusement parks, the ‘UK’s original pleasure park’ dates back to the early 1920s and has seen as many ups and downs as its Grade-II listed railway ride.

Requisitioned to treat injured troops evacuated from Dunkirk in the Forties, a hangout for teenage Teddy Boys and Girls in the Fifties and top music venue throughout the swinging Sixties, it changed hands, names and directions several times before slowing to a grinding halt at the end of the 20th century.

In the early Noughties the Save Dreamland Campaign was founded to combat commercial redevelopment, only to suffer more setbacks in the form to two devastating fires. Yet after successful Lottery and Government funding bids its upward trajectory was back on track by 2010, and given a turbo boost as Wayne Hemingway MBE took the helm of the rebrand in 2012.

As is his MO, Midcentury-mad Hemingway has drawn on the optimism of post-war era Dreamland to inject the project with Festival of Britain-inspired positivity.

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[12 Jul 2015 | No Comment]
Saffron Reichenbacker exhibits in Hove

Vintage-inspired Brighton artist Saffron Reichenbacker exhibits her work at Axios Tattoo Studio in Hove throughout July, creating a “dream world of silver screen vamps and Weimar Berlin ghosts”.

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[25 Jun 2015 | No Comment]
My Vintage Brighton – Laura of Rags Revival

Founder of Brighton women’s and children’s clothes swap events Rags Revival, Laura Jordan, shares her tips on vintage shopping on a budget.

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[21 Jun 2015 | No Comment]
Brighton Big Screen 2015 line-up

Brighton’s Big Screen beach cinema returns for 2015 with a line-up of blockbuster, classic and family movies including Dirty Dancing, The Goonies and Interstellar.

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[3 May 2015 | No Comment]
My Vintage Brighton – Olivia Purvis

Fashion blogger, writer and avid seaside day-tripper Olivia Purvis of www.whatoliviadid.com answers our questions on all things vintage and Brighton…

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[21 Apr 2015 | No Comment]
East Grinstead VE Day street party

To mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, East Grinstead will recreate the town’s original 1945 Victory in Europe (VE) Day street party on 10 May.

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[12 Apr 2015 | One Comment]
My Vintage Brighton – Kathryn Cheston

Vintage trader and Fifities frock fan Kathryn Cheston answers our questions on all things vintage and Brighton and shares the sad fate of her first and favourite vintage find…

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[21 Feb 2015 | No Comment]
Take part in a vintage study – and win £50!

A lecturer from the University of Sussex is offering people working in vintage businesses in East and West Sussex the chance to win £50 by taking part in a study into the economic growth of the sector.

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[1 Feb 2015 | No Comment]
Drive-in Cinema at Brighton Racecourse

Fans of Grease are in for a treat this Easter. Not only will you be able to watch the 1970s classic on a big screen, but also to recreate that iconic drive-in scene for real courtesy of Freddie C’s Drive-In Movies at Brighton Racecourse

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[25 Jan 2015 | One Comment]
In Retrospect magazine gets a Kickstart

Ignoring the incongruous vending machines of the Sallis Benney Theatre on Saturday night, you might have been mistaken for thinking you were at a pre-war dance. The reason for this glamorous gathering? The official launch of In Retrospect magazine.

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[14 Dec 2014 | No Comment]
Small Business Saturday: Fairy Tale Fair

A Brighton entrepreneur was one of 100 invited to represent the UK’s 5.2 million small businesses in Downing Street earlier this month, marking the UK’s second Small Business Saturday.

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[22 Nov 2014 | No Comment]
Brighton Open Market Christmas Fairs

Since re-opening in June, the Brighton Open Market has rarely been off the lips of vintage lovers planning their weekends in the city, and you’re likely to hear a lot more about it as the festive events diary fills up

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[1 Nov 2014 | No Comment]
Brighton Etsy Sellers Pop-Up Shop

The Brighton Etsy Sellers Team will fill a bricks and mortar shop with handmade and vintage gifts for the first time this month, taking up residence in a South Lanes pop-up shop at 16 Brighton Square from 6 November.

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[25 Oct 2014 | No Comment]
Preston Manor ghost tours – do you dare?

Ditch the horror movies for some real life spooks this Halloween with Preston Manor’s ghost tours and haunted house experiences. Named “the most haunted house in Brighton” by Living TV’s Most Haunted!