Gladiators battle it out on Friday evening, August 25 in the Museum of London’s Guildhall Yard, the site of London’s only Roman amphitheatre. This blood curdling (but not blood spilling) hour long reconstruction of the gladiator-style games once held in … Continue reading Let the Gladiator Games Begin!
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“… when you’re talking about the music of a country, you’re talking more or less about the soundtrack of a country, the soundtrack by which people’s lives are lived,” Tyehimba Jess American poet and… Continue reading What do you call songwriters? Poets with music in their pen
Once a year Brighton erupts in an extravanance of colour and glorious good feeling. Pride is vibrant and noisy and over the top in the best possible way. Shops compete with one another in their displays – the Co-Op funeral parlour always puts on a good show – and this year Brighton & Hove buses are celebrating Pride in an original way. They have commissioned artists Art+Believe – famous for bringing to life communal spaces – to work their magic on the Old Steine bus shelter directly in front of Brighton’s inconic Pavilion. Graphic artist Daniel Doherty of Art+Believe said: … Continue reading Brighton Buzzes this weekend with Pride
It’s often said that ebooks give you the freedom to take an entire library away on holiday, but, despite the ovbious benefits, recent research reveals that British holidaymakers prefer lugging paperbacks with them rather than read off a screen. When … Continue reading Do you pack paperbacks or an ereader? Three quarters of British holidaymakers have a very strong preference
There’s a catch, of course. You have to complete a 40km cycle route devised by Clapton cycle club and bike shop Hub Vélo and log it on the cycle app Strava. Do that and Borough Wine Company will give you … Continue reading A free glass of prosecco for London bike riders to celebrate the Tour de France in style
Gone are the days when holidays home owners boasted that they had WiFi in their accommodation. Now it’s expected, but it makes a digital detox harder to achieve. Francisco Rosas of Cottage Holidays has been in touch to say that … Continue reading Do you want to unplug as well as unwind when you’re on holiday?
If you’re not planning to go away this summer these competitions are appealing. Psychologies are running a competition for a five star autumn wellbeing weekend at Irton Manor, North York Moors. Included are: – All workshops, yoga, silent walks, candle-lit … Continue reading Two magazines with two competitions for a weekend away (for two)
All local artists, both budding and established, are invited to come and use the Royal Pavillion Gardens on Friday June 30 to inspire their own creativity and interpret the garden in any media. All the creations of the day will … Continue reading BRIGHTON BUZZ Paint and Draw in The Royal Pavillion Gardens
I’ve seen a press release from a hotel in Harrogate that’s left me open mouthed (not in a fish gulping air way, I’d like to think it was more of a cool high-five, double wow reaction.) I’ve been to Harrogate once, on a fleeting day visit, and always wanted to go back, so it’s not hard to temp me. But frankly if Rudding Park was on an industerial estate at the grotty end of Ballybackofbeyond I’d still be interested. As it is, it’s about 12 minutes drive from the centre of one of England’s most beautiful towns. So, what’s the … Continue reading Fancy a roof top spa in Yorkshire?
It’s taken seven years, three million pounds and an awful lot of hard work from local volunteers but the spectacular 1930s open-air swimming pool is back in business. The opening weekend (June 17/18 2017 ) was sold out but there’s … Continue reading BRIGHTON BUZZ The Saltdean Lido is now open