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14 June 2018  5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The Keep, Woollards Way, BN1 9BP

2018 marks the 120th anniversary of the death of Brighton-born artist Aubrey Beardsley. In this illustrated talk, Alexia Lazou presents an armchair tour of the city, exploring the buildings and places associated with the artist’s early life, including his birthplace in Buckingham Road and Brighton Grammar School, where his love of drawing was nurtured. Original material from The Keep’s archives will be on display, including school magazines featuring Beardsley’s poetry and illustrations, and volumes of the Yellow Book. (more…)


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. . . in no particular order

The older I get, the more I question some of the decisions made by the man upstairs with the long white beard. No doubt he sustains himself by enjoying his candy floss clouds, and quenches his thirst by giving them the odd squeeze. But why, for heaven’s sake, were we designed with teeth? Let’s face it, they give us pain when they are with us, their arrival is heralded by aching gums, and when they finally fall out, we look frightful and are unable to eat properly. (more…)

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                                                          Unitarian Church

Last month there was a charming site-specific performance at the Unitarian Church in New Road. ‘The Prince and the Pillars’ told the story of how the church came to be built in 1820. (more…)

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Peter Batten asks a question. . .

One of the most treasured items in my modest collection of Art books is a small book with pink card covers. It is the Catalogue of the 1936 Surrealist Exhibition in London. In the 1990s I bought it quite cheaply from a bookshop in Belfast. (more…)

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The days when I believed that being in receipt of my free bus pass was some compensation for growing old, were short lived. Oh, what I wouldn’t give to pay full fares for the rest of my life, in exchange for the return of the fresh bloom of my youth. Creaking bones, failing eyesight, slack skin and memory loss are too high a price to pay for free travel. Yes, getting old has little to recommend it. And the need to nod off all over the place is both embarrassing and time-wasting. (more…)

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THE Asylum Monologues is a first-hand account of the UK’s asylum system in the words of people who have experienced it. It was first scripted from verbatim accounts and launched in 2006 by Ice and Fire, a theatre company whose members are Actors for Human Rights. This performance at West Hill Hall on Saturday 17 February  is a rehearsed reading by professional actors Kate Dyson, Trevor Jones, Alexa Povah and Glyn Sweet. (more…)

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An evening of music and poetry with Brian Mander and The De La Warr String Quartet.

Wednesday 14 February 2018. 6.00pm – 7.30pm

St Nicholas Church, Church Street, BN1 3LJ (more…)

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