Thursday, 27 October 2016

The Attenborough Arts Centre reopens.

Formerly the Gardner Art Centre, which closed in 2007, this unique Grade II* listed venue on the University of Sussex campus has now reopened.  In the intervening period it has undergone an  extensive multi-million pound refurbishment and modernisation. It is now named after the former chancellor of the University, Richard Attenborough, as the 'Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts' (ACCA).

The building is now fully adaptable to hosting a wide variety of events and the programme of forthcoming events up to March next year can be found here.

Vote for your Park

Residents are being urged to vote for 4 city parks nominated by local enthusiasts in a national competition. The competition is being run by Fields In Trust – formerly the National Playing Fields Association.

The parks are Preston Park Rockery, Easthill Park, Stoneham Park and Blaker’s Park and votes can be cast online at:-

Winners are expected to be named in an awards ceremony on November 30.

In 2015 Brighton & Hove City Council won a national category in the awards – being named best local authority partner.

Chair of City in Bloom Denise Taylor said: “What a brilliant opportunity for us to show our appreciation for four of our excellent parks and highlight some of the excellent urban green spaces that continue to be an important part of city life. The work that goes into the upkeep of these parks is critically threatened and we need to showcase what the council and volunteers in this sector can pull off even in this difficult economic climate.”

Friday, 21 October 2016

Experimental Motion

Coming soon to a gallery near you. - In fact the Spotlight Gallery of Brighton Museum  on
22 October 2016.

A new display will tell the story of experimental film-making in Brighton & Hove, from 1896 to the present day.

Unknown to many, both Brighton and Hove have played a rich and important part in international film history. Early film-making pioneers including George Albert Smith and James Williamson, who became known as the Brighton School and worked here at the turn of the 20th century, while modern and contemporary filmmakers and moving image artists – like Jeff Keen, Ben Wheatley and Ben Rivers – have cemented the city’s status as a hotbed of experimental film.

Pavilion Banquets - a sell-out

The Banquets of the year, are now sold-out. But the Pavilion should still be well worth a visit in the run up to Christmas. We have heard that extensive festive decorations including several decorated trees are planned throughout the building. The largest tree will be positioned in the Great Kitchen. The trees will be decorated to reflect the decor of the room in which they are placed and the fabulous dining room will be set as for a Christmas banquet.

Father Christmas will be relocated to Preston Manor.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016