Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Pavilion Gardens peccadillo 2

The artificial grass just inside the Indian Gate was laid in Oct 2016 as an 'experiment'. It seems to have failed. It is losing its colour and beginning to look like worn carpet; even more unsuitable for a Grade II listed garden and one of the first things a visitor sees inside the main gate,

It should be replaced by a low, tough shrubbery surrounded by low railings. There is no shortage of other grassed areas in the gardens that are accessible to visitors.

See also: Pavilion Gardens peccadillo.

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Day of Dance.

Morris groups from all around the south in Pavilion Gardens.

Brighton Morris

Rockhopper Morris from the Cotswolds

Berkshire Bedlam

Hunter's Moon from Eastbourne

Ditchling Morris 
Ditchling Morris

Long Man Morris, Eastbourne

Blackheath Morris

Cuckoo's Nest, Brighton

Knots of May from Lewes

Knots of May from Lewes

Friday, 18 May 2018

Gilbert & George at Brighton Museum

You don't get many Gilbert & George works to the gallery wall but what the exhibition lacks in number it more than makes up for in the stunning, visual impact of the art.

Playful and ambiguous, the works on show explore themes essential to humanity and contemporary society including sex, faith, and identity. The exhibition comprises works ranging from 1969 to 1991 including 'Existers' created in 1984 and later works such as 'Hunger' and 'Thirst', both created in 1992 and 'Family Tree' 1991. The works use the artists’ own image, their place as misfits in society and their concept of ‘art for all’.

Many of the big, brightly coloured works are from the 1980s, a period of huge energy and change for the artists, when Gilbert & George were also developing new and specifically modern techniques of photography and printing.

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Suffragists or Suffragettes - who did most for Brighton?

Waterstones Brighton are hosting a fundraising evening for the Brighton Suffragette Blue Plaque Campaign. The main event of the night will be a panel discussion with Helen Pankhurst (writer, women's rights activist and great granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst), Jean Calder (former Brighton councillor, journalist and community activist) and Frances Stenlake (author and historian). The evening will be chaired by Caroline Lucas (Green Party MP for Brighton Pavillion, author and campaigner).

Tickets for this event are £3 and include a glass of wine on arrival. There will be a collection at the end of the evening to raise money for the Brighton Suffragette Blue Plaque Campaign. Tickets are available online from the bottom of this page, by emailing, by calling 01273 206017 or by talking to the ground floor booksellers.