Viva Brighton Issue #85 March 2020

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CONTENTS

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Photo by Justine Desmond for the National

Ambulance Resilience Unit

Bits, books & bobs.

8-29. Sophie Darling and her carefully

constructed cover design; Joe Decie is

finding selfcare a cause for concern; and

Alexandra Loske tells the tale of two

extraordinary women. Lemn Sissay invites

us to join the Imagine Nation at this year’s

Brighton Festival; Martin Skelton takes

time over thé; and we find more wisdom

on the washroom wall. Plus, Helen Boyle –

Brighton’s first female GP and pioneering

mental health doctor – is on the buses; and

Nione Meakin finds out about Brighton’s

young carers. In books, we thumb the

pages of Climate Change: A Very Peculiar

History; the Spotlight Series that’s shedding

light on under-represented writers; and

a mindfulness picture book for kids.

Meanwhile, Alex Leith takes refuge in The

Thomas Kemp and JJ Waller pays a visit to

his elders.

My Brighton.

30-31. Clare in the Community cartoonist

(sea dipper and Gap shopper) Harry

Venning.

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Photography.

32-37. Justine Desmond captures the carers

in her fly-on-the-wall portraits of the

healthcare system.

Columns.

39-43. John Helmer is dusted, Lizzie

Enfield cares too much and Amy Holtz

could care a little more.

On this month.

45-57. Ben Bailey rounds up his pick of

the local gigs; Anita Corbin’s 100 First

Women Portraits are at Brighton Museum

and Art Gallery; Polly Toynbee looks back

on a terrible decade at Lewes Speakers

Festival; and DJ duo Monica are at the

Tempest. A heavenly choir assembles

at St Batholomew’s for The Dream of

Gerontius; the sensational Sasha Velour

brings her one-queen drag show to

Brighton Dome; and Rebel Boob explores

life after breast cancer at The Old Market.

Photo by Tanner Abel

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