Brighton Magazine

The Brighton Magazine

Selected Brighton Magazine Article

Saturday 28 July 2018

Flying Nudes & Water Jet Nipples For Brighton Body Casting Tukuk @ Brighton Pride

Local celebrity artist Jamie McCartney will be driving his tiny pink tuktuk in the Brighton Pride Parade again this year. As well as the crowd pleasing water jets from last year there'll be floating nude inflatables flying overhead!

Mounted on a turntable on the back of the pink tuktuk is a life size topless sculpture whose nipples squirt water twenty feet into the crowd when triggered by the pink cowboy hatted 'rear gunner'. It could only be Brighton Pride.

Joining her this year will be male and female nude helium balloons floating above the Brighton Body Casting float. 

Alongside and all around will be the usual selection of pink clad dancers and merry makers. 

With the weather predicted to be sunny and hot again this year the water jets are bound to be as popular as last year.

This year's theme is Colour My World and of course we've gone for the colour pink, to match our branded, pink, tuktuk pick-up truck, the smallest float in the parade! 


Jamie McCartney said:

"As a local business with a global reach it's hugely important that we come out and join in Pride to support our local LGBTQIAPK+ community. 

"Brighton thrives on its reputation as a friendly, open, inclusive and laid back city and this is the time when we get to show the whole world that we're not kidding. It's also a hell of a lot of fun!"

Jamie's Brighton Body Casting business is familiar to most Brightonians and is a completely equal opportunities employer. 

For the last twelve years they've been creating sculptures cast from local people - anything from baby hands in plaster or glass to whole bodies in bronze. 

Established at the erstwhile JAG gallery on Madeira Dive, they were in the Lanes for a while, then by Hove Station and are now at a permanent, purpose built studio in the harbour in Portslade. 

The company tuktuk draws stares and brings merriment to many as she whizzes around town and is a hilarious feature of the Pride Parade. 

Jamie is quietly involved in many community initiatives but Pride is the highlight of the company calendar.

For more info on Jamie McCartney CLICK HERE. Check-out his Brighton Body Casting business HERE. Brighton Pride 2018 info HERE.

by: Mike Cobley




Share    


Albert Hammond Jr's latest album Francis Trouble explores a deeply personal topic – the stillborn death of his twin brother, Francis, and the lingering effects that event has had in his life and music. 
Pic by Andy Sturmey

Prior to announcing the release of his new album, Coup de Grace, Miles Kane teamed up with Muse singer and guitarist Matt Bellamy, Nine Inch Nails guitarist Ilan Rubin, and Zutons drummer Sean Payne to sing in Beatles tribute band named Dr. Pepper's Jaded Hearts Club Band.
(c) Kenny McCracken 2018

When monsters are loose in a darkening world, we need monsters of our own to fight back …

Whether it's a festival, a movement or a rebellion, the countdown is in full swing. Byline Festival, held at Pippingford Park, in East Sussex, is less than two weeks away. 

Make way for protest singer, LGBTQ+ activist, folk singer, socialist and social commentator Grace Petrie.
Pic by Andy Sturmey

It's official: Brighton & Hove Pride 2018 weekend was the biggest ever. Four hundred and fifty thousand people visited the city across the weekend, including those who flocked to its beaches to take advantage of the good weather.

Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Brighton, are a producing partner for Brighton Digital Festival and have announced a curated season brimming with digital art, gigs, installations and a day of critical reflection..
Credit: Tony Tree

A new development will launch at Charleston, in East Sussex, this September, with the inaugural exhibition Orlando at the present time, which will present a contemporary response to Virginia Woolf's renowned novel Orlando: A Biography

A blind professional footballer, the first woman to skydive from Mount Everest and one of the country's leading TV News broadcasters have been unveiled as the first speakers at this year's TEDxBrighton.
Credit: James O'Mara

Look Now is the first album Elvis Costello has made with The Imposters since the 2008 release of Momofuku, and his first new album since the acclaimed 2013 Roots collaboration, Wise Up Ghost.

This September the 'sophisticated and stylish popsters' All Saints will play an intimate gig in Brighton, on behalf of Nordoff Robbins, the UK's largest independent music therapy charity.
Credit Andrew Stuart

Foo Fighters' frontman Dave Grohl says: “Watching my kids start to play music and learn to sing or play drums, it brings me back to the time when I was their age listening to albums, learning from listening… and when I take my kids to the place where they take their lessons, I see these rooms full of children that are really pushing themselves to figure this out.

The Brighton-based Martin Fisher Foundation has launched their Making HIV-Stigma History campaign. 
Credit Terry Applin

Multi-award-winning musician Rag'n'Bone Man has joined forces with local charity AudioActive to help support young grassroots talent in Sussex.

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