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[29 Sep 2014 | No Comment]
I Charleston Brighton video

A local dance group has released a video showing over 80 dancers performing the Charleston all across Brighton and Hove. It joins 70 similar shoots that form the I Charleston the World series.

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[12 Sep 2014 | No Comment]
Bluebell Railway Murder Mystery Evenings

Fancy yourself as a bit of a Miss Marple? Put those armchair detective skills of deduction to the test this autumn at Bluebell Railway’s 1920s-themed murder mystery evenings.

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[6 Sep 2014 | No Comment]
5 things I learnt at Sew in Brighton

When booking onto Sew in Brighton’s Rework Your Wardrobe workshop I somehow missed the line about having to have previous basic experience. I don’t. I have zero experience, but wanted to know how to take up vintage dresses so I can occasionally take my friends’ machines for a spin.

Cue learning faster than I can (now) sew. Here are five things I picked up in the three-and-a-half-hour session:

1. The ‘make a tote bag’ class is a rights of passage. And one I probably should have taken – just as the other five students in the class had – before going off piste on my first sewing attempt.

2. Treat your foot control pad with the type of hesitation you might if there were a small kitten cowering underneath it and your thread will come out. Every three minutes. It seems I have a similar approach to sewing as I do to driving and while being cautious is good, being so slow that you become a danger is not. Even my needle gave up and fell out – but at least I now know how to thread a machine.

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[10 Aug 2014 | No Comment]
August Bank Holiday vintage house sale

There’s little that gets vintage lovers more excited than a tip off on a fellow collector’s clear out. And we have news of a Bank Holiday open house sale set to see 1950s fans fighting over clothes, ceramics and furniture.

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[10 Aug 2014 | No Comment]
VW Beetle wedding hire car business for sale

Owners of Belle’s Events weddings fairs, Kelly and Joss Wickson, are selling their 1965 VW Beetle ‘Sussex Love Bug’ – the hire car that started it all. “This little business has great potential to grow”…

Events, Fashion, Featured, My Vintage Brighton »

[15 Jul 2014 | No Comment]
My Vintage Brighton – Amber Rose Theron

Pin-up blogger and Lewes local Amber Rose Theron answers our questions on all things vintage and Brighton and lets us in to some of her guilty pleasures…

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[5 Jul 2014 | No Comment]
Brighton Lindy Hop Festival

The Brighton Lindy Hop Festival welcomes dancers from across the globe on 18 July for a weekend of lessons, inspiration and competitions – hosted by an impressive line-up of teachers.

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[9 Jun 2014 | No Comment]
March of the Mermaids – Etsy inspiration

Mermaids, mermen and sea creatures will invade our shores on 26 July to take part in the annual March of the Mermaids. We went on an Etsy treasure hunt to find some outfit inspiration…

Events, Fashion, Featured »

[4 Jun 2014 | No Comment]
Brighton Fashion Week Vintage Showcase

Rounding off another busy festival schedule, the Spiegeltent played host to three of Brighton’s best vintage-inspired design talents on Sunday. Shelley Louise Baker went along to find out what’s hot for summer.

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[31 May 2014 | No Comment]
The Blitz Party D-Day Anniversary Special

Organisers of London’s popular The Blitz Party are hosting a special event to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings on 7 June at The Vaults in South Bank.

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[13 May 2014 | No Comment]
Get 15% off at Flax Emporium’s summer event

Trafalgar Street’s Flax Emporium is offering 15% off all purchases at its summer collection launch event next Thursday 22 May. Shoppers will also be treated to new collection previews and cakes and cocktails.

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[26 Apr 2014 | No Comment]
Hollywood photographs shown in Brighton

A unique archive of photographs of Hollywood stars from the 1940s to the 1960s will go on show in Brighton in May as part of the Artist Open Houses festival.

The exhibition includes images of Audrey Hepburn, Angela Lansbury, Dirk Bogarde, Peter Sellers and American President Harry Truman, as well images of historical social record showing subjects such as Queen’s rat-catcher and Britain’s first female chimney sweep.

The archive belongs to Brighton-based photographer George Douglas, who was born in Rottingdean and worked for Picture Post and Life magazine.

George died in 2010, leaving his house at 14 Silwood Road to friend and fellow Brighton-based photographer Roger Bamber, who discovered thousands of negatives in a dilapidated filing cabinet.

Now a third Brighton photographer, Nigel Swallow, is setting up studio in the house and will be exploring the archive, reprinting many of its images and exhibiting them to the public for the first time as part of the Brighton Artist Open House festival.

Having started his career in America in the 1940s, George Douglas moved back to England in 1950 to work for the Picture Post, which specialised in 35mm photography and a documentary style.

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[24 Apr 2014 | No Comment]
Handbags for Hospices pop-up shop

Brighton-based charity Handbags For Hospices will launch its first pop-up shop in House of Hoye on Ship Street from 1 May, with donations from Davina McCall, Elizabeth Hurley and Lottie Moss.

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[13 Apr 2014 | No Comment]
My Vintage Brighton – Kitty Amor

Owner of South Coast Swing Events, Kitty Amor answers our questions on all things vintage and Brighton, sharing details of her double life as a country bumpkin and city glamour puss…

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[13 Apr 2014 | No Comment]
To Be Worn Again kilo sale tips

To Be Worn Again’s Worthing warehouse will host two vintage kilo sales on 28 & 29 April and 26 & 27 May, offering hundreds of women’s and men’s vintage at just £15 a kilo.