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Antarctica is the coldest, windiest, driest place in the world. Most of the continent is covered by ice over a mile thick, wind speeds can reach 199 miles per hour, temperatures can fall as low as -89.2 °C and even the Sahara desert gets more rain.   by: Mike Cobley
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Pearl Davies started smoking when she was a teenager and had been smoking thirty a day for years.

Brighton-based tailor Gresham Blake's bold and inventive take on traditional suits has generated interested worldwide, with an impressive list of clientele including Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim), Plan B, Steve Coogan and Ray Winstone among many others.

From its nebulous beginnings in the latter part of the 50’s the peacock male's rise into the conscious of the nation has been well documented. 

Placebo will be heading into Brighton in December to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the release of their platinum selling debut album..

For thirteen days in October, Sweet Dukebox will become home to a selection of spooky shows and gory goings-on, with the launch of the brand new Brighton Horrorfest.

Billy Connolly continues to defy his recent double-diagnosis of Parkinson's disease and prostate cancer by announcing an autumn arena tour, which brings him to Brighton in November.

At just thirty-one, Kate Tempest is set to be the youngest Brighton Festival Guest Director to date, taking the mantle from pioneering artist and musician Laurie Anderson, who led the 50th Brighton Festival this year. 

Director Sean Foley returns to the Theatre Royal Brighton with this perfectly-timed revival of Ronald Harwood's 1980 play, The Dresser
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Being an iconic band is all about chemistry. Be they the Beatles, Small Faces, the Who, the Jam or the Stranglers. It's the mix of the individuals that makes the perfect whole.

Two acclaimed albums and an upcoming U.S. tour — Joy Division had the world at their feet. Then, on the eve of that tour and the beginning of what would surely have been an international success story, the band's troubled lead singer, Ian Curtis, killed himself.

Bobby Gillespie didn't think he'd make it to thirty, yet here he is at the age of fifty-four on the cusp of releasing new single Feeling Like A Demon Again, and paying a visit to Brighton to support Primal Scream's critically acclaimed new album, Chaosmosis.

The writer, musician and entrepreneur, Chris Wade, first came to our attention when he penned an insightful and in-depth account of one time Stranglers' frontman Hugh Cornwell's 2008 solo album, Hoover Dam.

A half-century long career can be a minefield to dissect, especially when there's a back catalogue that boasts as many twists and turns as a Formula 1 track, and just as many cohorts discarded in the never ending search for 'the muse'.

It's the ultimate rock 'n' roll road trip. In 2016, on the 90th anniversary of the opening of America's 'Mother Road', Brightonians Suzanne Rolfe and Melita Dennett spent five weeks travelling the dirt roads and gravel byways of Route 66.

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