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Monday 12 May 2014

'Ring My Bell': Free Giveaway To Aid Safer Cycling In Brighton

One hundred free bells will be given out to cyclists using Brighton & Hove's popular seafront cycle lane in a new initiative to improve safety.

The bells, which will be fitted free of charge, will be given away at a cycling safety event at East Street Bastion, on 17th May.

Cyclists will be able to have a bell fitted to their bike from 1pm to 4pm and can also pick up advice and information about safer cycling in the city.

Road safety advisors from Brighton & Hove City Council will also be talking to pedestrians about keeping safe when crossing the seafront cycle lane, which is used by around 2,000 cyclists every day. 

Deputy council leader Ian Davey welcomed the initiative.

"Cyclists and pedestrians are our most vulnerable road users and keeping them safe is a priority for us, particularly in areas where they share the same space, such as crossing the cycle lane to get to the seafront.

"Ring My Bell" will help cyclists to ensure they are heard and encourage them to ride considerately on shared paths, and obey signs and markings.

It will also urge pedestrians to put themselves in the position of the cyclist and be vigilant and considerate when crossing cycle lanes and paths."

Visitors will have the chance to climb aboard a fire appliance to see the blind spots around an HGV from the driver's point of view and BikeHub staff will be on hand to help with bike maintenance.

by: Mike Cobley


Three different Dementia Friendly screenings will be shown at the Duke of York's cinema in Brighton, with the aim of making cinema more accessible to people with dementia.

Bringing their spectral indie pop to The Green Door Store, this Autumn, Gengahr's Brighton date is just one of a slew of intimate UK shows.

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Sarah McQuaid sets out on her final UK tour before she takes a year-long break from the road to record a new album. 

The Passion of Remembrance, the 1986 groundbreaking feature film by Isaac Julien & Maureen Blackwood that defined the Black experience in the UK, is to be screened at Brighton's Duke of York's. 

Like many a British musician before him, Billy Bragg, bard of Barking, singer songwriter, political activist, and musical historian has made no secret of his obsession with the songs and the mythology of the Americas, not least those of his artistic and philosophical forebear Woody Guthrie.  

It is unusual to find Joni Mitchell's River alongside Sergei Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil, but that’s exactly what happens on Katie Melua's latest record, In Winter.
Photo By James Bellorini

In 2015 William Rennie, 26, originally from Cardiff, and Darwin Prakash, 23, from Delhi in India, were participants of Glyndebourne Academy, based in Sussex, a talent development project for outstanding young singers who face barriers to following a standard path towards music college or a professional singing career.

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.

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.

A talented new filmmaker from Brighton has been making waves internationally with an award-winning short film that sheds light on Asperger's Syndrome.

Nina Conti whipped out her monkey early. It's a puppet and she used it to get to know that evening's Brighton Dome audience. It's a clever trick from a genius act as it's also a way for Nina to identify who,. later in the act, is going to be chosen to don one of her famous ventriloquist masks.

Described by the BBC as a 'spookily young Brighton trio with killer melodies and an Arctic Monkeys rasp', The RPMs have plenty to celebrate as they follow the release of their debut EP Digital Disobedience with a coveted support slot on the Buzzcocks 40th anniversary show in Brighton.
Photo Credit: Alison Baskerville

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.

Two thousand people rallied together to join the fight against dementia at Alzheimer's Society's Brighton Memory Walk, last Saturday (8th October 2016).

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