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Friday the 24th of January: Here the best events which are taking pace in Brighton this week end.
Subversive Design - From high fashion to high street consumerism, cheeky ceramics to controversial chairs, provocative lamps to ‘rubbish’ jewellery, this major exhibition at Brighton Museum subverts your preconceptions and challenges your relationship with objects you use on a daily basis.
Full Circle: Exhibition – A playful installation artwork for the ONCA Gallery by Beccy McCray using tens of thousands of ‘hole-punches’ to simulate snow. This physically immersive installation is a reflection on consumption. Also on Saturday there is a ‘Punch Party’ Workshop.
Turner in Brighton – An exhibition in the Prince Regent Gallery, Royal Pavilion centred on our recent acquisition of J M W Turner’s watercolour Brighthelmston, Sussex (1824).
One Inch Badge Present: Connan Mockasin – This Psychedelic pop musician from Te Awanga, New Zealand brings his sounds to The Haunt this Saturday.
Fin Taylor: Work in Progress – Fin Taylor presents a rough idea of what his debut hour show will be. As seen on tour with Russell Howard and Glenn Wool. He thinks it’ll be sort of about epiphanies. Although if I experience any more then this will probably change.
Neon Saints Brass Band – Brighton Based 10 piece brass band take on The Gladstone for a night of dancing and brilliant music! Combining Soul, Hip-Hop and brass culture these guys will sure impress.
The Big Itch 3rd Birthday Party – Join The Big Itch in celebrating 3 years of primitive dance happenings at Green Door Store.
Mixed Pose – Life Drawing Session – Draw runs affordable and flexible drop-in life drawing sessions, at New England House, for all abilities running every week of the year. The Mixed Pose is a life drawing session of short, medium and long poses and with a tea and coffee break half way through.
House Of Trees – After a busy and productive year on the road House Of Trees are following up their critically acclaimed album ‘Painted Gold’ (released January 2013) with a 7 song EP this winter. Also joining the bill is London based modern country/folk songwriter Ryan O Reilly and Conrad Vingoe.
Krater Comedy Club – Award winning comedy every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Eat, drink, watch and laugh as 3 top stand-ups and one of the best MCs on the comedy circuit entertain you. BUY TICKETS HERE.
Soul Casserole – A fab DJ session at the North Laine. DJs Evil Broke Elvis, Dustee Du and Alkie Tuner have a bit of a reputation for making DJing look like it’s one big lark, it’s difficult to tell who is enjoying the night more, the crowd or the DJs.
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Thursday the 23rd of January: What do you know about Amex Stadium, the wonderful venue for our courses? Do you know that in May 2015 it will host the Rugby World Cup Games?
Falmer Stadium, known for sponsorship purposes as the American Express Community Stadium, or simply The Amex, is a football stadium near the village of Falmer in Brighton and Hove and is the home of Brighton & Hove Albion F.C.. The stadium was handed over from the developers to the club on 31 May 2011. The first competitive game to be played at the stadium was the 2010–11 season final of the Sussex Senior Cup between Brighton and Eastbourne Borough on 16 July 2011. The first ever league game was against Doncaster Rovers, who were also the opponents in the last ever game played at Brighton’s former stadium, the Goldstone Ground, 14 years earlier.
In May 2013 it was announced that the stadium would host games during the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
The plans were initiated by Brighton & Hove Albion after the club’s previous home, the Goldstone Ground, was sold by the club’s former board (consisting of Greg Stanley, Bill Archer and David Bellotti) to developers in 1995 with no new home arranged.
When the club was evicted at the end of the 1996–1997 season, it ground-shared for two seasons at Gillingham’s Priestfield Stadium, 75 miles away in Kent.
Two years later, the club returned to Brighton as tenants of Withdean Stadium, which was upgraded to Football League capacity requirements and later expanded when Brighton reached Division One (now the Football League Championship) in 2002 following two successive promotions.
The site at Falmer was identified during the 1998–99 season and it was hoped that the stadium would be ready in the early to mid-2000s. However, subsequent delays in gaining planning permission meant that the club would have to wait until August 2011 before being able to play their home games there – more than a decade after the stadium was first proposed.
The stadium is also being considered for becoming a major music venue. On June 1 and June 2, 2012, Brighton DJ Fatboy Slim played two nights at the venue. The success of these shows may lead to the stadium becoming a regular music venue.
Planning permission was given by the unitary authority of Brighton and Hove in June 2002, with the intention of the stadium being ready for the 2005–06 season. The plans for the stadium were fought by neighbouring Lewes District Council and local residents. While the stadium lies completely within Brighton and Hove, the once vacant field to the north-east of the site is in Lewes. Bennet’s field as it is known is now used for parking.
Further complications were due to both vacant fields, and the campus of the adjacent University of Sussex, being included in the South Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, although outside the National Park. This led to the designation of the stadium plans being the subject of a separate planning inquiry by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
John Prescott, then Deputy Prime Minister, approved the plans on 28 October 2005. However, Lewes District Council immediately mounted a new legal challenge to the stadium plan. In April 2006, Prescott admitted that he had given his approval based on the misconception that only a small part of the stadium site lay on the Lewes side, and withdrew it.
Hazel Blears, the Secretary of State responsible for planning, re-affirmed the approval on 25 July 2007. Her decision went against the advice of planning inspectors. Lewes district council, Falmer Parish council and the South Downs Joint Committee (the three main opponents) announced shortly afterwards that they would not mount a high court challenge. On 4 September 2007, the deadline for appealing the new grant of permission expired and the club received full permission to proceed.
On 27 November 2008 the Buckingham Group signed the construction contract for the new stadium and began preparation work on the site on 17 December. The stadium is set three storeys down into the ground. 138,000 cubic metres of chalk was excavated for its construction, which was put on the field on the south side of Village Way. This has been estimated to prevent 20,000 lorry trips taking the chalk to landfill.
Construction at the site officially started on 17 December 2008 and finished in May 2011. The stadium was designed with scope for expansion, and plans were put in place to increase the capacity.
The stadium was designed by London-based Architects, KSS.The stadium capacity has been expanded, with an extra seating tier being installed above the East Stand (Family stand), which increases the stadium attendance to a total of about 30,000 seats. The deal with American Express Europe, Brighton and Hove’s biggest private-sector employer, confirming the naming rights of the stadium was announced on 22 June 2010.The Stadium uses Hawks to scare away pigeons. This stops them nesting in the stadium.
The stadium officially opened on 30 July 2011, hosting a friendly match against manager Gus Poyet’s old club Tottenham Hotspur, the home-side narrowly losing 3-2. The first competitive match was held on 6 August 2011, when Brighton beat Doncaster Rovers 2–1, after being 1–0 down.
The stadium set its first record attendance with 21,897 against Liverpool. They were also the first away team to win a competitive match at the stadium, beating Brighton 2–1 in a League Cup tie in September 2011.The stadium however witnessed it first ever league defeat in its history when fierce rivals Crystal Palace came from behind to win 3-1.
On 2 January 2012, Brighton & Hove Albion submitted an application to Brighton and Hove City council to increase the stadium capacity by a further 8,000 seats as well as to add additional corporate boxes, new television facilities and a luxury suite.This was granted unanimously by Brighton & Hove City Council’s Planning Committee on 25 April 2012. The stadium was expanded to 27,250 by the start of the 2012-13 season, 27,750 by December 2012 and will stand at 30,750 by the end of the 2012-13 season.
A new record attendance was set on 15 December 2012 when 26,684 saw Brighton draw 0–0 with Nottingham Forest. This record attendance was broken on 26 January 2013, when 27,113 attended a 3-2 defeat against Arsenal in the fourth round of the FA Cup Less than two months later and the record was broken again; this time 28,499 people watched Brighton beat Crystal Palace 3-0 on 17 March 2013. This record was broken once again on 4 May 2013, on the last league game of the season against Wolverhampton Wanderers, 30,003 attended the game. The record for match attendance was beaten yet again when Brighton lost 2-0 to Crystal Palace in the 2012-13 Play-Off Semi-Final 2nd Leg when the ground sold out, a capacity of 30,750.
The West Stand is the largest three-tiered stand, which holds 11,833 fans, including 14 luxury boxes and the premium fans’ 1901 Club. The East Stand (including the Family Stand) holds 5,404 fans, with 10% reserved for away fans during cup games. The North Stand has 2,688 seats. The South Stand, is for visiting away supporters which contains 2,575 seats.
As well as football matches, the stadium is also designed for other sports such as rugby and hockey, and music concerts, conferences and exhibitions.The stadium’s drinking outlets offer real ales from two local breweries, Harveys and Dark Star, both organisations having supported the club’s appeal for a new stadium at Falmer, along with special guest beers from breweries local to the away teams.
The stadium also incorporates a banqueting and conference facility, a nursery school/crèche, 720 square metres of teaching space for the University of Brighton, 1,200 square metres of office space, the club shop for tickets and merchandise and above it the 200 capacity bar/lounge named Dick’s Bar after the club’s life president, Dick Knight.
The stadium is close to the A27 Brighton by-pass linking it northbound to the A23 and M23 motorway towards London and southbound to the A270 and the city centre. There is pre-paid parking available for 2000 cars on the University of Sussex and the Falmer Academy sites. The club runs several park and ride services to the stadium. One of these is at Mill Road situated at the A23/A27 intersection, which holds 500 cars. Another is at Brighton Racecourse, holding approx. 700 cars. The third site is at Mithras House (Brighton University) on the Lewes Road, holding approx 300 cars. Match tickets include free travel to the stadium by train (from stations as far as Shoreham-by-Sea, Haywards Heath, Lewes and Seaford), bus, and park and ride. The stadium is served by Falmer railway station which is a nine-minute journey from Brighton railway station and seven minutes from Lewes railway station, both of which are served by trains from London.
The Wealden Line Campaign promotes the creation of direct rail services from London via a “Brighton Main Line 2″ (BML2). This would mean supporters could reach Falmer without the need to change trains at Lewes station or Brighton’s busy main terminus.
The site also includes: a new link road from the A270 through the southern edge of Stanmer Park to the Sussex campus; a new high capacity footbridge over the railway at Falmer station; a transport interchange/coach park to the south of the stadium across Village Way; a 1,000-space car park at Falmer High School; alterations to the A27/A270 road junction, including a new flyover; a combined footpath/cycleway; a 150-space car park for club officials, players and disabled drivers; 220 cycle spaces. In May 2012 the stadium won the New Venue Award at the Stadium Business Awards
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Wednesday the 22nd of January: Have you ever participated at one pub quiz?
Pub quizzes may attract customers to a pub who are not found there on other days. Although different formats and topics are covered, they have many features in common. Quizzers form teams, usually based on a table, and they have to pay a little fee in order to run in this competition.
Prizes usually consist on vouchers for free alcohol in the same pub, cash, or vouchers for other kind of consumption in other places.
Through this website http://www.pubquizzers.com/ you will find a list of pub quizzes for each town in England and for every day of the week!!
Tuesday the 21st of January: Dear all, How are you?
We want to wish you a nice week. Stay tuned on our website for more coming soon news regard our courses. Cheers!
Monday the 20th of January: Hello everybody! Hope you had a good week end.
Yesterday the entry at Royal Pavilion was for free…have you ever visited it?
The Royal Pavilion was built as a seaside retreat for Goerge, Prince of Wales, who became the Prince Regent in 1811. Built in the Indo-Saracenic style prevalent in India for most of the 19th century, The palace looks rather striking in the middle of Brighton, having a very Indian appearance on the outside. However, the fanciful interior design, primarily by Frederick Crace and the little-known decorative painter Robert Jones, is heavily influenced by both Chinese and Indian fashion (with Mughal and Islamic architectural elements).
Read the whole history about this eccentric palace on this link:
Friday the 17th of January: Here comes the week end folks! Nice news from your favourite language school will arrive in the next weeks.
Up to now, take a look at the main events which are happening this week end in B Town.
Reflections by Paul Tash Ostrer - In this exhibition, at Naked Eye Art Gallery, Paul is showing his self portraits which represent the emotive key stages in his life. Paul draws inspiration from his own personal experiences and artistically utilizes these to paint in his own unique style.
Chilled to the Bone: Ice Age Sussex – Explore the ice age at Brighton Museum. The display also tells the fascinating story of the Victorian ‘great bone rush’, an intensive search by scientists and gentleman collectors across Europe, looking for the origins of modern humans.
Into the Blue – A family friendly exhibition, at Hove Museum, of all things blue. A journey of discovery in science, art and history. Discover some fascinating facts and investigate some intriguing questions.
The Pride – Alexi Kaye Campbell’s hilarious and heart-felt landmark play, at Theatre Royal, about courage, compassion and the fear of loneliness in life’s journey towards self-discovery. Read our review here.
Brogue Magazine Launch Party – Brighton Arts Club launches it’s official magazine Brogue! To celebrate there’s an evening of great entertainment with Dojo, Cuba Libre and then Dub Club plus the first 100 arrivals get a stunning goodie bag!
Put It On Promotions Presents: The Hundredth Anniversary + The Grafham Water Sailing Club + I Like The Go Go- A night of great music at The Hope.
Spellbound - The ’80s club night for people who HATE ’80s nights at Komedia. With Jenna Allsopp and Simon Price playing alternative classics by the likes of Siouxsie, Soft Cell, Stray Cats, Smiths and Specials (and that’s just the eSSes).
Pooches on the Prom – Four legged friends of all kinds and their walkers are invited to join this sponsored dog walk for Martletts along the sea front from Hove Lawns Café and to the Pier and back.
Terry Garoghan: The Man in Slacks – An afternoon full of artful ditties that ponder the meaninglessness of middle age angst and Terry’s fatal attraction to the gentleman’s clothing of Marks and Sparks. At Komedia.
Games Night – Fancy having a retro games night on the big screen? Get to the Beaufort where you can play Mario Kart & other N64 classics.
The Move Ons plus special guests – The Move-ons are a Brighton based four piece rock band with songs that range from acoustic chill out, to heavy riffs and atmospheric breakdowns. See them this Weekend at The Mesmerist.
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Thursday the 16th of January: Did you know that Brighton and Hove are pretty famous locations chosen by several artists (musicians and actors) to settle down?
In fact we can`t blame them: the calm and magical vibrant air of Brighton can be really reinvigorating for everyone.
The list of famous people who own houses (and for house we mean also big villas) is long.
You can maybe meet them going for a walk along the seafront, while they are eating fish and chips
People such as Cate Blanchett, Adele, Nick Cave, Fatboy Slim, seem to be currently set in Brighton. Some VIPs that used to live here or maybe they just own a holiday homes like Paul Mc Cartney and Liam Gallagher
Here the complete list.
Wednesday the 15th of January: Let`s keep talking about movies. Another Brilliant movie from the last few years (it was premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2010 and at the BFI London Film Festival in October 2010) is Brighton Rock, a remake of a 1947 noir movie, loosely based on Graham Greene‘s 1938 novel of the same name.
The plot (which involves mod gangs like the famous film Quadrophenia, of which we talked about last Wednesday) is a crime story about a murder and the love which ties the two main characters. The movie is set in our marvellous Brighton and you will recognize a lot of places and streets here, like the Seven Sisters cliffs.
Check the trailer here: Brighton rock Trailer
Tuesday the 14th of January: Last Saturday we went to see the match Albion vs Birmingham city and we took some pictures. We enjoyed the match, in particular because the Seagulls won 1-0, thanks to D.Lopez
Here you find some pictures and the BBC Review of the match.
Monday the 13th of January: Hello Folks! How was your week-end?
Are you curious about the roots of Brighton? Would you like to see some old pictures from the past century of the place where you spent (or you are going to spend) unforgettable moments of your life? If you would like to discover more about the History of Brighton and Hove, reading some nice stories about the places here, take a look at this website: http://www.mybrightonandhove.org.uk/index.aspx
Friday 9th of January: Christmas Holidays are gone, but don`t worry about it. There are plenty of things to do this week end, just for you to keep busy. Clothes swap benefit events, fashion shows, ice skating, exhibitions, gigs. You don`t have excuses for hanging around our beautiful city!
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Subversive Design - From high fashion to high street consumerism, cheeky ceramics to controversial chairs, provocative lamps to ‘rubbish’ jewellery, this major exhibition at Brighton Museum subverts your preconceptions and challenges your relationship with objects you use on a daily basis.
Royal Pavilion’s Ice Rink – With only two more Weekends to go you don’t want to miss out on the South East’s most beautiful winter ice rink at the Royal Pavilion. So get your skates on!
Turner in Brighton - An exhibition in the Prince Regent Gallery, Royal Pavilion centred on the recent acquisition of J M W Turner’s watercolour Brighthelmston, Sussex (1824).
Lout Present: White Room – This five piece alternative rock band (previously The Basis) play at The Haunt. A band full of “great energy, tight playing and boundless enthusiasm” with lead singer Jake being described as having ”all the intensity of a young Ian Curtis”. With support from Don Komodo, Clipper and Josie McNamara.
Open Weekend at Brighton Arts Club – The last of three evenings where BAC opens its doors to non-members. A chance to see what the club do and experience the VIP lounge. Enjoy the now famous ambiance and a vibrant and community inclusive exhibition of art. Also a chance to join for a 59% reduction in the annual fee.
Laughing Horse ‘Big Saturday Night Show’ – At the Quadrant expect a top selection of comics, including: Rosie Wilby , Jay Sodagar, Richard Rycroft , Ian Miller and compere Sami Stone.
In The Loop - The Brighton sound collective bring a soulful blend of instrumental hip hop, funk, reggae and dub, live turntable tricknology with fresh, funky, deep beats and jackin’ house to Komedia.
Fashion For Freedom - A charity catwalk and clothes swap event at The Brunswick pub. Revamp your wardrobe for free! Donations can be made on the door and all proceeds go to Oxfam.
Tomayto / tomato – Aid your Sunday recovery by getting down to The Marlborough to build your own Bloody Mary’s. £3.85 for a double Smirnoff and you do the rest with their well stocked supplies. Test your favourite concoction out against your pals or use our house recipe which includes chipotle and garlic sauce and olives
Hush Hush - Brighton’s brand new acoustic night at The White Rabbit. Everybody, everyday, stumbles into a raw talent in Brighton. These are the artists that pass through many ears, and leave tiny foot prints. Here is a night, where you can come to find them
Green Door Blues – A night of foot-stomping blues at Green Door Store. With resident band Smokestack live, plus special guests & Big Itch DJs playing into the night.
Thursday 9th of January: As We talked on our Facebook page about the new cool bands from Brighton, We would like to suggest to you the coolest gigs which are happening in our city during this month.
Starting from this Saturday with Mark Morriss perfoming at Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar and ending with the hype electro-pop quartet revelation Metronomy at the Old Market, here you will find the complete list:
Wednesday 8th of January: We are proud to announce that the languages courses on our website are completely translated in Russian! We are working to complete the translation of all the other parts!
Cheers by Dolphin Languages Team!
Tuesday 7th of January: We are delighted to introduce you to our new team members. From the left you can see Fabio, Matteo, Yury, Baptiste, Alexandre, Thibaut, and our belle-Maelle.
Fabio and Matteo joined the team two months ago, while Yury arrived five days before Christmas. Today is the first day of Baptiste, Alexandre, Thibaut, and Maelle. It seems that they are enjoying it!!!
Fabio is the Office Manager; Yury, Alexandre and Malle are the sales-marketing side of the gang, while Baptiste, Thibaut and Matteo are involved with the web marketing. We are now ready to roll for making a great 2014!!
Monday 6th of January: It`s finally a sunny day here in Brighton, after the bad weather of the previous week. This enlarge our enthusiasm during our work-time! In addiction, from this week our work team will increase: four French new people will join us. Stay connected with Dolphin Languages.
Friday 3rd of January: Our Russian translation on the website will be finished next week. All the junior courses are completed translated, and We are working hard to complete everything for you, our international friends!
By this time, if you fancy Clash and rock music in general, there will be a nice Joe Strummer`s tribute night this saturday at Komedia! Take a look http://www.welovebrighton.com/event/joe-strummer-remembrance-night-%E2%80%A8/
Have a nice week end and stay in touch with us!
Welcome to the 2014! Hoping that all of you got recovered from new year`s eve parties, why don`t we take a look at the some events on this first 2014 week-end here in Brighton?
If you would like to discover something more about the glacial era, there will be on the next Saturday an interesting big display show… take a look at this link for more information about http://www.welovebrighton.com/event/chilled-bone-ice-age-sussex-2/2014-01-04/!
A new year`s eve wish from our team:
In these last days we have done a great work improving our website. Our new intern, Yury, a French guy with Russian roots helped us to develop each part of our website in his mother tongue language; this means that within one week we will launch our website translated in Russian and we will be able to draw up several new contacts in Eastern countries such as Ukraine, Georgia, Kazakhstan. Very soon We will also update new Chinese sections in order to enhance our offer in the land of the rising sun.
In addiction, during the next month our team will increase in size, new people will join it. Our dynamic plans are to do a big drive to improve our business to offer you, new and old friends, the best language experience ever.
In conclusion, we want to wish you an amazing new year`s eve and a successful 2014.
Take our website under control because new amazing news are on their way to coming.
The Dolphin Language Team.
A Christmas Message from Alex, Raine and the team at Dolphin Languages.
It’s actually quite difficult to believe it will soon be Christmas because the sun is shining outside
and it is more like a spring day here in Brighton.
Being on the south coast of England certainly has its advantages!
2013 has been a very successful year for Dolphin Languages. We had a fantastic summer camp
at the AMEX Stadium where students from many different countries, Hong Kong, China, Russia,
Saudi Arabia, Italy, Spain, Poland, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Norway came to
study English and play football or took the activities with English option.
Our other programmes, such as, the full Immersion into a local school with native children was given
ten out of ten by everyone in our feedback sessions, so naturally we feel very proud.
Adult courses for Oil and Gas, Airport Security and Military English were also very popular and
we now have English for Diplomatics and Legal English courses for 2014.
Please take a moment to look at our website to see all our courses and programmes.
We would like to thank all our agents and students who made this year a truly memorable year and
we would like to thank the Dolphin team, teachers, leaders, administrative staff, marketing and our
interns for their hard work and commitment.
2014 looks set to be a busy year and hopefully we will see some of you back here again and we
look forward to meeting new friends too!
Happy Holidays and here’s to a great New Year,
A FIRST GLANCE AT BRIGHTON
I arrived in Brighton one week ago, with the purpose to improve my English and to attend an internship in this seaside city.
Day by day, I’m discovering more and more sides of this vibrant place, which seems really suitable for all my needs: from my work time to my spare time.
The majesty of the Victorian buildings, the cross-cultural environment, the reinvigorating fresh air that you can embrace along the seaside walk, the extreme kindness of the people has made my stay really bright, during this first week.
In addition, the pure English accent of Brighton (the purest in the whole England!) has never caused any kind of misunderstanding to me, and you can understand every word clearly. An important point of advantage, for everyone who aims to improve their English.
I’m currently hosted in home-family in Hove, the most elegant district of the whole suburban area, which is 3 miles away from the city centre (but really well connected with the bus system). The huge number of shops in each part of the city will enable you to find everything you need, from a cheap gift for someone to the latest trendy clothes.
So far, my beginning here has been really stimulating (I have met a lot of new people from all over the world and I am already hanging out with some of them), and it seems that the next months of my stay will be filled with learning, fun, and pragmatism.
(PICTURE TAKEN BY FLICKR.COM. AUTHORS: LUKIO, SLAWEK STASZCZUCK, ALAN MACKENZIE)
So, it has been a while since a blog post and there’s no time like the present to get back to keeping you updated! We hope everyone got to enjoy the lovely long weekend that we did. Believe it or not but the weather was actually nice (well most of the time anyway…)
It’s all systems go with us at the moment, we’re looking into a brilliant summer and we’ve already got lots of students coming to soak up the cosmopolitan atmosphere in ‘little London by-the-sea’. A lot happens in Brighton over the summer, in fact, it’s not even officially summer yet and next month we’ve already got the Brighton Festival and the Great Escape Festival happening. The summer for Brightonians and visitors just means that everything gets better and there’s even more things to do. How about checking out a film for free on the beach or maybe heading to the sea front volley ball venue? Maybe you just want to relax, grab a coffee and some lunch and watch the busking musicians and bands in the pavilion gardens. Yep, you can pretty much do anything you like! The students joining us have got an unbelievable amount of things to see and do, even just walking around the city and looking at the beautiful street art is incredible.
Another bit of great news for us is that we’ve expanded out of Brighton slightly and moved into London for a special two week course. We’ve just developed a partnership with Harrow and Mill Hill Schools for a football and English course. It’s designed to be a lot more luxurious than our other courses and it shows. We had a look round the schools and to be honest, we’re a little jealous of the students that are attending our course! We found out about some interesting old Harrovians like Winston Churchill, the founder of Island Records Chris Blackwell and the excellent photo-bomber and actor Benedict Cumberbatch. The students are going to be taught be some serious and passionate coaches and we’re really excited to see how it’s going to go for our first year.
So that’s what’s going on at the moment for us here! The sun is coming out, it’s getting warmer and that’s when Brighton really comes alive and we can’t wait for our students to see and experience it. Remember, if you ever want to get in touch with us, ask a few questions or even have a chat about Brighton and what to see and for any recommendations, we’ll be happy to help. All of our staff are lovely and friendly and very knowledgeable and, especially, love to chat!
Hope you’re looking forward to the summer as much as we are!
7-10pm £5, members £4 (in advance) £7 (on the door)
Writing our Legacy and Latin Voices Live! invite you to celebrate Mexican festival Day of the Dead at this special late opening. Includes performance, drop-in dance, traditional storytelling, craft workshops, Mexican cocktails and a DJ set featuring traditional and contemporary Latin rhythms.
As advised by Brighton police & the city councils seafront team: Please do not take your children and/or dogs to the beach as the waves are extremely dangerous.
We have 52 reports of trees and/or branches down so far today. Our teams are concentrating on bigger trees which are blocking pavements.
Hurricane force winds of up to 100mph are battering Britain with coastal areas expected to be particularly hard hit.
There are no trains until at least 10am, and bus travel along the coast has been severely disrupted. The roads are also affected, with Sussex Police receiving reports of 125 trees down already. Trees have been brought down and widespread structural damage has been predicted, leading to power cuts and transport chaos.
This live footage shows the seafront at Brighton as England’s south coast feels the force of the St Jude storm.
Halloween is just coming after 5 more nights and you have no idea how to find a nice event in Brighton/Hove last minute?
Here we go:
In West Street, Brighton, you will be able to experience for example the “Nightmare on West Street”.
It will commence at 9PM and will end at 4AM. The price for 5 different venues with 3.000 to 4.000 people will be £6 for 1 ticket. There will be several events as well, for example a competition about the fanciest costume; VIP-action in pre-venues et cetera. Find it on Facebook: http://en-gb.facebook.om/events/162171123977020
The three of us in the redaction of the blog also put together several other spooky idea to make your night unique!
Take care and stop by our blog from time to time to keep you up to date.
In October it is raining almost every day. But that is no reason to stay at home. There are lots of opportunities to go out in Brighton. One website which may help you to find suitable activities for you is : http://www.theargus.co.uk/leisure/
It helped me a lot with planning my days and meeting new people. It’s perfect for people who want to come in contact with people of different nationalities. So even in the rain you can have fun!
Don’t miss the football game tonight of the Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. againt Watford, second tier.
28th October 2013 – Kick off 19:45 at American Express-stadium, Brighton
Playing for the third time this month Watford has lost two of three games total.
BLACKBURN 1-0 WATFORD
HUDDERSFIELD 1-2 WATFORD
WATFORD 2-3 DERBY
I live in Germany and my nationality is Turkish. Something that made me feel home were the various restaurants in Brighton. For example the Istanbul Restaurant (close to Waitrose) is a Turkish restaurant with lots of traditional Turkish food. Also the staff is Turkish which allows me to speak my mother tongue even in England. There are also many other restaurants of different countries (Chinese, Mexican, etc.).
I feel very home in Brighton!
It was the best idea to come to Brighton! I never expected that I would meet such different and lovely people. Almost all of them come from different countries and that makes the conversations very interesting. I made a lot of friends and we will be in contact in future.
Brighton is full of interesting people! If you want to meet people who are lovely and a little bit crazy (in a good sense!) then come to Brighton. Just can recommend spending the time in this wonderful city.