kevan + brighton   40

London’s Longest Roads And Where They Lead To | Londonist
"A single road connects Lambeth North Tube station to Brighton Pier. The A23, as it’s now known, is another old Roman road, a fact that becomes readily apparent if you follow its largely straight course on a map."
travel  london  brighton  maps  history 
march 2012 by kevan
Off diary: Volunteers flock to help cut council costs | Society | The Guardian
"The council says the cost of grass cutting and baling has risen to around £25,000 a year, with one of the most significant increases being disposal of the cut material. In contrast, the urban shepherd scheme costs around £1,800 a year."
sheep  cities  money  brighton  via:joh 
october 2009 by kevan
Adactio: Journal—The Chalkboard of the Fourth Wall
"I’m the unluckiest chalkboard in Brighton. Summer’s coming and this side of the building is always in the shade. Please come inside and tell them to move me to the western wall."
signs  meta  brighton  advertising 
october 2009 by kevan
Hangover Square - Patrick Hamilton
The blindness of unrequited love and of psychopathic dissociative identity disorder, slouching sadly and heavily around the gin-soaked streets of pre-war Earls Court.
booklog  london  psychology  delusions  drinks  theatre  brighton 
november 2007 by kevan
More police to patrol on full moons | Telegraph
"Inspector Andy Parr, of Sussex Police, made the connection while analysing crime statistics for the Brighton and Hove area’s 'night-time economy'."
police  psychology  brains  brighton  space  via:rodcorp 
june 2007 by kevan
The West Pier - Patrick Hamilton
The idle, experimental corruption of innocence by a blankly emotionless Hamilton protagonist, back and forth along the seafront at Brighton. Oddly over-explanatory and first-draft feeling, falling towards an inevitably disheartening end, but it works.
booklog  brighton  money  love  lies  illusions  piers  via:holly 
january 2007 by kevan
The West Pier Dilapidation Trust
"What profit is to be made from the sight of half a million starlings wheeling gracefully above its stark outline? Where’s the revenue stream from a winter sunset blazing through the ancient cast iron?"
brighton  piers  dereliction 
october 2006 by kevan
Cyriak - The Destruction of Brighton
"What next for the smouldering wreckage of Brighton? What further indignities could possibly befall this simmering stew of transient humanity?"
comics  brighton  apocalypse  aliens 
january 2006 by kevan
Cinecity 2005 - The Brighton Film Festival
"The Brighton Film Festival returns to the Duke of York’s Picturehouse, Brighton’s Cineworld, Gardner Arts Centre, and venues across Brighton and Hove (November 17th to December 4th), for a packed programme of UK premieres and previews [...]"
brighton  films  todo 
november 2005 by kevan
Crawl of the Dead | Brighton
Gosh, a Brighton zombie walk: "Saturday 29th of October 2005 will see some of the finest Zombies ever, hitting the streets of Brighton, with one thing on their decrepit, half eaten minds: booze."
brighton  zombies  drinks 
october 2005 by kevan
Moon, Matches and Microchips - A History of Being Blind in Brighton
"Whatever one thinks about modern architecture Lord Fraser has a relevant point when he writes that 'functional architecture St. Dunstan's has its critics, but none of them are blind.'"
eyes  brighton  architecture  history  via:holly 
october 2005 by kevan | Guggenheim architect tones down Hove blueprint
The infinite-improbability flatblocks are approaching reality. "Gehry still claims they are a reference to 'Victorian women in flowing dresses promenading along the seafront'."
brighton  architecture  lunacy  design 
september 2005 by kevan
Message in a Bottle Server: Brighton UK
Brilliance: "Enter a message here and it will be printed off, put in a bottle and thown from Brighton Pier on the south coast of England."
brighton  piers  paper  glass  secrets 
august 2005 by kevan
Phonozoic - A Shouting Phonograph
"A phonograph that shouts so loudly that every word can be heard at a distance of ten miles has been tested at Brighton." A hundred years ago. There's a programme about it on R4 tonight.
brighton  sound  technology  radio  history 
august 2005 by kevan
World Sand Sculpture Festival Brighton 2005 - a photoset on Flickr
"Ten thousand tons of special sand will be shipped from the Netherlands and deposited in Brighton Marina so that 60 artists from all over the world can recreate the wonders of Ancient Egypt."
brighton  photos  art  events  todo 
july 2005 by kevan
Doctor Who - New Brighton Exhibition
Some props and costumes on the pier, a bit absurdly. "Exhibits include items featured in the first six episodes including the fantastic Moxx of Balhoon, Slitheen, Autons, Jabe, many of Platform One's guest list and not forgetting a certain Pig."
brighton  events  piers  aliens  daleks  pigs  television  todo 
may 2005 by kevan
Enderby's Hove
Exploring the setting of Burgess's first Enderby novel. "The pubs Enderby haunted, the shabby esplanade shelters with their peeling grey paint, the sloping walk up Goldstone Villas to the station (still tricky in winter snow)… they're all still here."
books  burgess  brighton  drinks 
april 2005 by kevan
Brighton's Magnificent Sewers
"Our sewerage system in Brighton deals with the town's wastewater very effectively, yet it still uses many of the original sewers which the pioneering Victorian engineers built when town drainage was first developed." Tours available during the summer.
brighton  architecture  water  todo 
april 2005 by kevan
Traffic and travel information for Brighton & Hove
Access any of the city's bus-stop laser-display-boards, through a web interface.
transport  brighton 
april 2005 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited | Arts features | Sweet and low down
Brighton's Jubilee library, opening soon. "The reading hall seems "to float, as if it was a magic carpet of knowledge". The bookshelves, sadly, are less than magical, the result of a budget that has been amazingly tight."
libraries  architecture  brighton 
march 2005 by kevan
Brighton Science Festival
"The 0th anniversary of the Brighton Science Festival." This weekend. Lots of Einstein.
events  brighton  science 
february 2005 by kevan
Mission To Brighton
Surreal Titan-probe interactive edu-parody from the Open University. "You've accurately estimated that the landing place is sandy and hence has a soft surface." Sand?
brighton  space  simulation  science  technology 
february 2005 by kevan
Morrissey-Solo: Tour
Unexpectedly managed to get tickets for tonight's appearance at the Brighton Centre, which I hadn't even heard about before last weekend.
brighton  events  morrissey  music 
december 2004 by kevan
Brighton UK : Death By Brighton
Fifty deaths: "Sidney Barker died from eating a poisoned chocolate bought from J.G. Maynard of West Street, 'wholesale confectioner and lozenge maker'."
brighton  death  history 
december 2004 by kevan
Philip Dunn, paintings and prints at the Window Gallery, Brighton, UK
Sharp, photorealistic, only-slightly-twee paintings of the beach and pier and Pavilion, with notes.
art  brighton 
december 2004 by kevan
quiet american : one-minute vacation
"One-minute vacations are unedited recordings of somewhere, somewhen. Sixty seconds of something else. Sixty seconds to be someone else." Includes Brighton beach.
brighton  mp3s  sound  world 
november 2004 by kevan
Brighton Comedy Festival: Marcus Brigstocke
Tonight. More of the festival. Had completely forgotten that he had a sitcom.
brighton  events 
october 2004 by kevan
Brighton Cinematheque
"Based on the first floor of a former Victorian tax office, now home to the Lighthouse Media Centre, the sixty seat cinema is open every Thursday and Sunday with the occasional extra."
brighton  films  secrets  todo 
october 2004 by kevan
Brighton Komedia: David Devant and his Spirit Wife
Gig tonight. No wig, and less grated carrot, but lots of projector work, and they're still excellent. New single out today as well, apparently.
brighton  devant  events  music 
october 2004 by kevan
Jenny Pockley - The End of the Pier
Wonderful blurry paintings of Brighton's piers and their surroundings; much more glowing and golden in real paint, in the Brighton Museum cafe.
art  brighton  piers 
october 2004 by kevan
Brighton Dome: Simon Munnery - Buckethead Phenomenon anon and on
Tonight: "A new play by Simon Munnery set in the near, near future where it's all a bit much really and some people have taken to wearing buckets on their heads in response."
brighton  events  theatre  munnery 
october 2004 by kevan
Blip art-science forum
More weird tech-art in Brighton next weekend, including a "live algorithmic music workshop".
art  brighton  events  technology 
september 2004 by kevan
"Undercurrent" at Fabrica
"Rosie Leventon uses recycled rope and human hair to create a delicate, skeletal three-dimensional drawing of Brighton's disintegrating West Pier. Suspended gently from the rafters of the building, the sculpture rises and falls to the swell of visitors."
art  brighton  events  hair  piers 
august 2004 by kevan
Brighton Electric Railway - The "Daddy-Long-Legs"
Nice photos of Brighton's 19th-century captured-martian-technology sea-walking mobile pier. "It weighed 40 tons, and consisted of an elliptical platform or deck 50 ft. by 33 ft., supported by four braced legs 23 ft. long."
brighton  history  photos  transport  water 
august 2004 by kevan
"However you spell this concoction, it is the mixture which makes up many of the structural walls of Brighton and is responsible for much structural instability, dry rot, dampness, and probably plague and pestilence as well."
architecture  brighton  cheating  construction  pestilence 
july 2004 by kevan
BBC NEWS | West Pier victim of summer storms
The concert hall collapsed into the sea a couple of days ago. The lone ticket booth at the back is still there.
brighton  dereliction  piers  weather 
june 2004 by kevan
BBC Radio 4 - The Afternoon Play, 20th May - "Pier"
"Drawn towards the West Pier at Brighton, a shadow of its former self since the storm of 2002, Doris finds the memories of the past come flooding back."
brighton  piers  radio 
may 2004 by kevan
My Brighton and Hove | West Pier | Did You Know?
"Among the first attractions of the West Pier was a miniature cannon fired exactly at noon by the action of the sun's rays, reflected by a burning glass."
brighton  piers  technology 
may 2004 by kevan

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