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[4 Oct 2015 | No Comment]
Britain’s pleasure piers: Simon Roberts Q&A

The results of Brighton photographer Simon Roberts’ three-year quest to document all of Britain’s remaining pleasure piers will be exhibited together for the first time at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery from October.

Here he explains why the seaside structures are so important to Britian’s economic and social history.

“I’m interested in the fact that the pleasure pier follows the story of Britain’s relationship to the seaside, from the early links with the Romantics, to the engineering feats and technical advancement of the Industrial Revolution.

They bear witness to the growth of the coast as a pleasure destination for a monied elite, as well as the working class’ enthusiasm for the seaside brought on by the development of the railways and the bank holiday ruling. Britain’s piers trace our changing economic fortunes too, from post-war boom to economic downturn, and now a slow re-awakening of our appreciation of these cultural and historic landmarks.

I think we will continue to have a tenuous relationship with these fragile structures. As local councils become more stretched financially it will be left to private companies and individuals to maintain or even rescue our piers. There’s no doubt they can be a costly burden, and making them profitable is a challenge. We need to find new, innovative ways to resurrect those that have been abandoned.”

See how many piers you can name (and hover overs the images for answers)…

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[18 Sep 2015 | No Comment]
To Be Worn Again kilo sale tips

To Be Worn Again’s Worthing warehouse will host it’s first AW vintage kilo sale of the year in September. Here TBWA insider Olivia Broadbent Smith shares tips on how to make the most from the buy-by-weight event.

Events, Featured, Win »

[25 Jul 2015 | 199 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!

Decor, Elsewhere, Events, Featured »

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

The Brutalist Sixties’ block that towers over 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.

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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”.

Events, Fashion, Featured, My Vintage Brighton »

[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.

Events, Featured »

[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.

Decor, Events, Fashion, Featured, My Vintage Brighton »

[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…

Elsewhere, Events, Featured »

[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…

Decor, Events, Fashion, Win »

[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.

Events, Featured »

[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