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Pic by Ian Kelsey

It's not often a group of young men pool their creative resources to benefit the health and wellbeing of others. It's even rarer when those young men are musicians. But that's exactly what the Brighton-based collective, 40 Shillings On the Drum, have done with the release of their new single. The English Coast.
Pic by Ian Kelsey

Loneliness affects people of every race, age, and gender at any time of the year, and not having anyone to connect with can have a devastating impact on people's health & well-being. 
Pic by Toby Smedley

Veteran Brighton-based actor Ian Kelsey will explode back on to our small screens this week, reigniting his acquaintance with Coronation Street bad boy Pat Phelan, in a storyline Kelsey refers to as ‘quite dramatic’.

Having spent almost four decades in English football – playing and managing in every professional division – Brighton & Hove Albion's ex-manager Micky Adams' experience of our national game is almost unrivalled.

Having achieved critical acclaim and been nominated for numerous awards, Zoe Cunningham knows how fulfilling it is to achieve one's dream of finding success as an actor.

A Hard Day's Month is a book as much about teendom as it is about The Beatles. It's about growing up, generation gaps, mortality, friendships, experimentation, change, independence, love and loss. It's very much the Absolute Beginners of its generation.

Author, illustrator and children's laureate Chris Riddell will be the first patron of Brighton-based reader development project, Young City Reads, a scheme run by Collected Works CIC and delivered as part of Brighton Festival. 

Former Democratic candidate for President of the United States Bernie Sanders will speak about his new book Our Revolution at a special Brighton Festival Extra event on Thursday 1st June 2017.

Lulu.com, sponsor of Brighton Festival commission Storytelling Army, has launched a short story writing competition inspired by Guest Director Kate Tempest's theme Everyday Epic.

Woody Allen is seemingly fixated on the end. He has little truck for the long haul that leads up to his inevitable demise. Life to him, like film making, is ‘'a different kind of pain.’

Snake River Press may be a business, but first and foremost, for one man at least, it is a labour of love.

“1895: London Society takes its problems to Sherlock Holmes.  Everyone else goes to Arrowood.”  That's the intriguing concept of the debut novel Arrowood, written by Brighton-based Anglia Ruskin University academic Dr Mick Finlay.

City Reads is all about the pleasure of sharing books and stories  - and let's face it - Brighton & Hove is a very bookish city.  

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.

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