BBC Sussex Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Tweet This year marks the 50th anniversary of BBC Sussex which first broadcast from Brighton in 1968. The station back then was called BBC Radio Brighton, one of the first attempts done by the BBC to create regional radios. The first broadcast happened in the late afternoon of February 14th, but was anticipated in December 1967 by a test broadcast issuing a weather bulletin during a snow storm that hit Brighton. The original headquarters were in Marlborough Place in a building now hosting a language school. John Henty, who was…

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Review: Saint Etienne @ De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, 10/12/2017

Tweet Saint Etienne bring their Christmas tour to Bexhill De La Warr Pavillion for a delightful night of 90s indie and dance Being myself a big fan of Christmas music, I was extremely curious to see what Saint Etienne had cooking when they announced an Xmas-themed December tour ending at Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion. Considering the band’s always avant-garde approach to music and their passion to celebrate quintessential post-WWII provincial Britain I knew their Christmas show would have been somehow special, especially in such a venue like De La…

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REVIEW: Playback @ De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill

Tweet A new interactive exhibition supporting young filmmakers launches at Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion. Playback is an interactive and itinerant short films exhibition hosting the works of filmmakers aged 16-24 from all over England. Over 200 films have been accurately selected – many of them are award-winning – and include an exciting variety of genres including documentaries, drama, comedy, animation and music among others. The peculiarity of the short films is, although their unique and authentic nature, their focus on contemporary underground culture and counterculture. Films include current topics…

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INTERVIEW: Yassassin @ Acid Box Alternative Escape

Tweet In days of uncertainty for British underground music, Yassassin – with their blend of punk irruence, 60s garage and flawless outfits – are one the best live bands around. I meet the London all-girl band in a Brighton Youth Centre dressing room, turned into a backstage for Acid Box Kemptown Massacre Alternative Escape festival – one of the main parallel events to The Great Escape, Europe’s leading festival for new music. With its indoor basketball court and walls covered in graffiti, BYC looks like the scenario from a 90s…

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