Brighton Magazine

The Brighton Magazine

Selected Brighton Magazine Article

Wednesday 12 October 2016

Award Winning Brighton Based Jewellery Company Donate Profits To Aid Women Survivors Of Conflict

All the profits from a new necklace designed by an award-winning Brighton based jewellery and gift company, will go to the Women for Women International (WFWI), a charity dedicated to raising awareness and funds to help restore the hope and future of women survivors of conflict.
Photo Credit: Alison Baskerville

The necklace design was inspired by a visit by Alice Rivers Cripps, the Founder and MD of Posh Totty Designs, to war torn Kosovo this summer. 

Having begun working in partnership with Women for Women International earlier this year, Alice decided she wanted to meet and engage with the women WFWI is helping face to face.

This June, she journeyed to Kosovo, accompanied by acclaimed Photojournalist Hazel Thompson, who documented the trip in photographs and a short film, which will premiere at the necklace launch party on October 19th. 

"I went to Kosovo to meet and be inspired by women affected by war," says Alice.

"I taught them a workshop on basic business skills and silversmithing. I hope in this way, I was able to inspire them too." 


The women's incredible personal stories of being refugees greatly inspired Alice. LikeVioletta, who gave birth to her first child during the war with no medical help and was forced to flee immediately afterwards, with a sick newborn. 

And Kimete, who feared for her children's lives so greatly she was forced to send them out of Kosovo on a bus alone, because there was no space for her. 

As a mother of two young boys, Alice was very moved by the memories these women shared with her. 

The welcoming hugs that Violetta and Kimete vividly remembered receiving when they finally crossed the border to safety inspired Alice to create the Share A Hug necklace. 

It symbolises a forever hug, a universal symbol of hope, love and support to refugees all over the world. 

The necklace will launch on www.poshtottydesigns.com on 17th October 2016 and will also be available to purchase from Brighton boutiques and partner websiteNotonthehighstreet.com. The sterling silver necklace is £49, Gold Plated is £69 and the Solid 9ct Gold version costs £450.


by: Mike Cobley


Share    

Whats on in Brighton today


Having made his name as the head chef at two Michelin-starred gastropub The Hand and Flowers, Tom Kerridge decided on the eve of his fortieth birthday that he had to make a real change in time for his second act…

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'.

Being a teenager is never easy, but for Vivian Harnde it was a particularly difficult time. After he committed a few minor offences, the local Youth Offending Service decided that he was 'at risk' and stepped in to offer him some support. That was how he got involved with music-making at AudioActive in Brighton, which helped him turn his life around.

With their new album, Heads Up, Warpaint were looking for a way back to the feelings of excitement they got from their early gigs. A body of work that captured the spirit of the band's live sound: " .. we knew we wanted to play something dancier, faster and fun,"

new radio show is about to be launched, which is destined to become essential listening for any-one interested in what is happening on the political front in Brighton and Hove.

Actor Shane Richie and leading television presenter Laura Whitmore will star in the next stage adaptation of multi-million selling Brighton-based author Peter James’ Not Dead Enough.

Brighton's British Sea Power are set to release their first new material in four years. Melodic, direct and brimming with emotional urgency, Let The Dancers Inherit The Partyis an album where rock muscularity joins inseparably with pop immediacy like a crate of the finest sparkling wine exploding inside a Marshall stack. 

The musical bond between Neil Sheasby and Neil Jones is as concrete as their band name, Stone Foundation. It needed to be to survive over a decade of trial, error and frequent returns to the drawing board before finding the right direction, one that’s finally led them to their forthcoming album, Street Rituals,

Best-selling author and TV presenter Levison Wood will be embarking on a major national theatre tour which will bring him to the Theatre Royal Brightonthis February, following his latest adventures Walking The Americas. We caught up with him to find out what’s in store on the stage...

A unique collaboration between comedian Vic Reeves and Purple Ronnie creator Giles Andreae is adding humour and kindness to Samaritans' campaign to get us all talking when times are tough.

City Reads returns with a stunning debut novel, from a British Asian writer, that is both relevant and important. The Handsworth Times is a book for our times - and should be read by everyone who believes in society.

The hit musical comedy Sister Act is currently in residence at The Brighton Centre. Steph Keane dropped by the venue on the show's first night and was dazzled by both the cast and performance.

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.

Emanuele Angeletti has been performing as Paul McCartney since 2000 as a member of acclaimed Italian Beatles band The Apple Pies, now in the first show of its kind, Theatre Royal Brighton will host Emanuele in a career spanning musical journey covering McCartney’s entire solo career from 1970 to 2016.

Archive search

Search our archives for what's on and gone for the best of this city's theatre music comedy news and much more...







Organising a conference or event in Brighton?
See our Brighton Conference section.
Brighton web design by ...ntd