Make like a Mod or roll like a Rocker? A brief history of the cultural clash that took the 1960s by storm

29 Jul 2014

With Duckie polishing their Lambrettas, donning their Parkas and ensuring their leather jackets are correctly studded, we thought we’d turn our attention to Mods and Rockers before Duckie arrives in town for Brighton Pride this weekend. See our handy How to Dress Like a Mod or Rocker Guide to get…

In conversation with... Carrie Tree

29 Jul 2014

Having supported the likes of Damien Rice, Fink, Duke Special, Rumer, Carly Simon, Ben Taylor and Martha Tilston, Sussex-based singer songwriter Carrie Tree has been a well-known name on the UK alternative / green festival scene for several years playing regularly at festivals like Glastonbury, Sunrise, Shambala and Buddhafields.…

Duckie: Mods Versus Rockers Interview

15 Jul 2014

We spent some time with Duckie co-founder Simon Casson to see what these brilliant purveyors of mischief, music, dance and performance had in store for their upcoming trip to Brighton for Pride and their latest clubbing extraganza.So just what is Duckie: Mods versus Rockers? Is it a club? Is it a contest? Is…

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival retains Arts Council NPO funding

2 Jul 2014

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival is pleased to be confirmed as a continuing part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio for 2015-2018. Funding has been maintained at current levels during the period, equating to £1,149,921 per yearAs custodians of the Grade 1 Listed Brighton Dome at the cultural heart of…

Breakin Convention: Video Recap

18 Jun 2014

Here's a little recap of the jaw-droppingly awesome Breakin' Convention. Hosted and curated by UK hip hop pioneer Jonzi D, Breakin’ Convention is more than just a show: DJs, dancers, demonstrations and workshops took over Brighton Dome in the ultimate celebration of hip hop culture. The Breakin' Convention line up included…