Brighton festival programme announced

By Sarah Jackson Brighton Festival’s 2013 programme was announced yesterday with Guest Director Michael Rosen, the writer, broadcaster and former Children’s Laureate. This will be the 47th annual arts festival held in the city, which takes place for three weeks each May. Over 150,000 attendees will be attracted to Brighton and will generate £20 million…

Brighton Beach – the Plaice to Be

By News reporter A temporary tent city has sprung up on Brighton beach as  fishermen from around the south coast convene  on Madeira Drive. We are accustomed to seasonal visitors crowding the beach – but it’s cold and it’s February so these are not the holiday hordes. They have been drawn here by the promise…

The Art of Connecting Communities to Conservation – Laura Coleman

By Mary Stevens Laura Coleman’s second exhibition at her gallery Onca launches tomorrow. ‘Our Time in Ice’  showcases work inspired by the Arctic landscape as it changes due to ice melt. Originally from Ditchling, she opened the central Brighton gallery in November 2011. The gallery aims to show work on conservation themes, and engage the community…

Anger as Hanover pub ‘will be turned into flats’

By News reporter Hanover residents are in a dispute with a pub over plans to turn the London Unity brewery into flats. The building has been under threat since Alan Leach, the landlord for over two years, declared he will quit the award-winning establishment. The Whitbread Group’s controversial deliberation has sparked a Twitter campaign to…

Shoot the Wrx, Jeff Keen, Brighton Museum

By Sarah Jackson Like many artists, Jeff Keen didn’t want lengthy explanations and theories made about his work. But many of us, I suspect, are at a loss at what to do when confronted with modern art. It feels impenetrable somehow, as though there is a language and a world in front of us that…