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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Jack in the Green 2018 – Proving May Day festivals are here to stay

Tweet Giants, jacks, bogies – these are just some of the weird and wonderful characters seen at the annual Jack in the Green festival in Hastings. For one weekend a year, they descend on Hastings Old Town with the streets covered by over 800 bunches of leaves as the start of summer is welcomed on May Day. 2018 saw an estimated 15000 people line the 1.5 mile route to West Hill where they were treated to live music and performances by Morris dancing teams from across the country before the…

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The Future of Hastings pier

Tweet With £500,000 pounds needed by the end of May, the future of the Hastings pier looks uncertain. Events such as Hastings Pier Jam are a possible solution to the funding issues currently experienced. The one-day music festival brought together a wide range of people and will have brought in a substantial sum of money to the pier itself. The worry regarding the pier is that it will have to be sold, and in turn commercialised. Commercialisation could mean an end to these kind of music events and the town…

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