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[20 Aug 2017 | No Comment]
Swing Patrol Brighton | Scott Cupit Q&A

Dance teacher and entrepreneur Scott Cupit (second from left in the first image) founded Swing Patrol with business partner Claudia Funder back in 1998, after falling in love with Swing dancing in America, and this Summer made the move to Brighton to grow this swing thing by the sea.

Scott has a pretty impressive track-record; having run classes all over the world, performed with troupes at 10 Downing Street and Buckingham Palace and on TV shows Call the Midwife, The Apprentice and Dragons’ Den, where he won investment from Deborah Meaden. He even has a Guinness World Record under his belt for the world’s largest Charleston dance. So swing fans are in safe hands. Here he explains what’s in store and why he’s fast-falling for his new seaside home.

Why is now the right time for Swing Patrol to shimmy into Brighton?

Brighton is well known for it’s amazing passion for all things vintage, making it a perfect fit for Swing Patrol and its vintage dance focus. Many Swing Patrol and Brighton dancers have strong relationships already, due to weekend events that bring them together; making the move more like seeing old friends than meeting new ones. Lindy Hop has experienced a phenomenal growth globally so we hope we can play a role in contributing to the Brighton swing dance scene.

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[5 Aug 2017 | No Comment]
The Stanmer Revue | The Betty Lou Gin Club

It was a warm Saturday night in July as we followed a burlesque dancer through a crowd dressed in top hats and braces, flapper dresses and feather boas, shimming to a wild Bugsy Malone number with moonshine concoctions in hand.

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[4 Jun 2017 | No Comment]
Brighton Preloved Vintage Kilo

As the Preloved Vintage Kilo comes to Brighton for the first time on 11 June, events manager Jessica Gregory shares insider info on how it all works, what’s on offer on how to get the most from the sale.

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[17 Feb 2017 | 2 Comments]
New Road Brighton Vintage Market

A new vintage market debuts on Brighton’s New Road next month, bringing 50 vintage traders plus independent food vendors to the pedestrianised heart of the city.

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[8 Jan 2017 | No Comment]
Brighton Royal Pavilion Tunnel Tour

Imagine if while you were working off that Christmas weight you could stay out of sight by building yourself a tunnel from your house to wherever you needed to go…

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[31 Jul 2016 | No Comment]
Damned 1977 (13) Ian Dickson.jpg&w=150&h=150&zc=1&q=100

A new display at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery will celebrate the birth of UK punk this autumn to mark the cultural movement’s 40th anniversary.

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[14 Jun 2016 | No Comment]
Thrift Social: Fashion Cities Africa

Nairobi-based, thrift-loving fashion bloggers 2manysiblings share style tips at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery as part of the Fashion Cities Africa exhibition.

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[8 Jun 2016 | No Comment]
Vintage Kilo Sale: Vine Street Warehouse

There’s a new monthly vintage kilo sale in Brighton’s North Laine, selling dresses, skirts, shorts, jackets, knits, T-shirts, blouses and flannel shirts for just £15 per kilo and Swedish military jackets and shirts at £20 each.

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[15 May 2016 | No Comment]
My Vintage Brighton – Louise O’Mahony

Fifties-inspired dress designer Louise O’Mahony creates wedding, bridesmaid and party frocks for local brand Oh My Honey. Here she shares her tips on all things vintage and Brighton…

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[24 Apr 2016 | No Comment]
Vintage Airsteam bar comes to Hove Lawns

Events company Deco Noir is bringing a vintage Airstream bar to Brighton’s Foodies Festival in May, with cocktails and a photo booth served up inside an Art Deco-themed silver bullet trailer.

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[31 Mar 2016 | No Comment]
Big Day Planning with Belle’s Events

Belle’s Events is under new management, and owner and wedding photographer Sue Kwiatkowska plans to build on a celebratory start with vintage wedding fairs in both spring and autumn.

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[15 Mar 2016 | One Comment]
Brighton gets a photobooth emporium

A popular draw at retro venues and events, the retro photobooth is taking the the spotlight with its own premises in the heart of Brighton’s North Laine.

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[3 Mar 2016 | No Comment]
East Grinstead vintage stock clearance

If you were disappointed to miss out on the vintage retirement sale that attracted so much attention in January, we have another tip off for local vintage traders…

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[18 Feb 2016 | 3 Comments]
Fashion blogger opens Brighton vintage shop

A Brighton-based fashion blogger has opened a vintage “concept store” in the North Laine, mixing high-end vintage with independent designer fashion and accessories.

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[16 Feb 2016 | No Comment]
Shhh, there’s a Speakeasy at Small Batch…

Mobsters and boozehounds have taken control of our city. That’s the scenario Polygon Pop-Up and mobile gin bar Gin & Bear it are serving up at their Small Batch Speakeasy experience this March.