Viva Brighton Issue #82 December 2019




Photo by Jim Holden

Photo by Roger Bamber

Bits & Bobs.

10-27. Anneli Fleming-Brown has been

gathering goodies for our cover; Gang

leader Ralph Reader is on the Buses and

Joe Decie collects his thoughts. Alex

Leith has a cosy pint in the Queensbury

Arms and Graham Duff remembers 15

formative gigs, whilst Alexandra Loske

swaps Brighton for Berlin, recalling life

in the divided city. Elsewhere, JJ Waller

snaps the volunteers at the Whitehawk

foodbank and Nione Meakin gets the

low-down on the Chomp lunch club.

My Brighton.

28-29. Choir leader Vanessa Thomas

loves the heart and soul of the city.


31-37. Nigel Swallow reflects on 20

years of the Brighton & Hove Calendar.





39-43. John Helmer tells the tale of a very

secret Santa, Lizzie Enfield contemplates

what constitutes a party and Amy Holtz

counts her blessings.

On this month.

45-59. Ben Bailey rounds up his pick

of the gigs; Adam Kay shares some

(painful) memories of the nightshift

before Christmas, and the ‘wheel of

death’ rolls into town for a Super Sunday

at the circus. The University of Sussex

Symphony Orchestra revisit the 1969

opening programme of The Gardner

Arts Centre (with appearances from some

all-star alumni); New Model Army are

still marching on 40 years later, and A

Little Space at TOM examines what it

is to be lonely. Also, in town this month,

John O’Connor performs A Christmas

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