The West Hill Community Association AGM was held at the end of April. The committee stood down and those who wanted to stand again were re-elected: Vinod Mashru, Sylvia Alexander-Vine, Dorothy Lamb, Carol Simmons, Sarah Taylor and Colette Wilson. Continue Reading »
Two West Hill stalwarts, Pam Bean and Richard Ford, spent their last days being helped by staff at Martlets Hospice . . .
At Martlets, volunteers are vital. They offer counselling, spiritual support, legal and financial assistance as well as patient transport. They provide massage, acupuncture, manicures, pedicures, hair care, pampering and art therapy. All of which help local people live through their terminal illness. Continue Reading »
Peter Batten writes about writing…
Tread carefully. We are about to enter a minefield. In fact we have already stepped into it. Someone reading this article will have remarked that I did not begin with a ‘Proper’ sentence. My subject is the teaching of our language and the current debate about tests for school children. Continue Reading »
Kate Dyson’s poetic take on the signs of the Zodiac. A selection relevant to the current publication months of The Whistler. More to come . . .
May 21 – June 20
“Look in the eyes, for Man’s soul we see there,”
Said the Sage to the boy who claimed he didn’t care.
“What we see on the outside may well be a lie,
So seek out the truth – find the Gem in the Eye.” Continue Reading »
Cornwall-based 3 Daft Monkeys are performing in Brighton on Thursday 9 June. This early evening gig is especially suitable for audiences of all ages, as the band brings its quirky and original festival-style musical exuberance to the Brighton Open Air Theatre in Dyke Road. Doors open at 6pm, the show starts at 7pm. Tickets are £8, Concessions £5, Family £22 from brightonopenairtheatre.co.uk Continue Reading »
In April 2013, Brighton playwright and construction manager Adrian Bunting was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He died in May 2013, aged 47. In his final days Adrian threw his efforts into realising a long held ambition: the creation of a permanent, open-air 425-seater amphitheatre for the city he loved. Adrian identified the perfect site – the redundant bowling green in Dyke Road Park – drew up designs and left his life savings of £18,000 to kick start the project. Continue Reading »
Following last year’s successful run of ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ at BOAT, the Brighton Shakespeare Company was founded by Mark Brailsford, the Artistic Director of Dyke Road’s Rialto Theatre, and founder the satirical revue, ‘The Treason Show.’ BSC’s aim is to bring the cream of Brighton’s characterful comedy talent to the works of William Shakespeare and to make the canon more accessible and entertaining to modern audiences by being faithful to the writing genius of the Bard himself. The company will present ‘Much Ado about Nothing’ at BOAT in Dyke Road Park between 10-14 August. See full information at brightonshakespearecompany.co.uk where you can also find details of an interesting approach to raising funds to pay the actors for their work in both ‘Much Ado’ and ‘Macbeth’, which will be produced and shown at the Rialto later in the year. Continue Reading »