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Monday, January 18, 2021
Karen Rao got into making felt art accidentally. She has always been creative, her mother and grandmother were always painting and drawing around her which encouraged that trait when she was younger. She recalls spending hours sketching insects through a viewfinder in the garden. Following that she made daily entries...
“I think one of the things it’s done for me, when you lose someone like that it’s like how do you keep their memory and for me, the book keeps her memory alive.” Elaine Sturgess lost her wife, Maria six years ago to lung cancer. Writing a book helped her...
This week the Brighton Journal got talking with graphic design student Matt, who started his artistic journey in Brighton and has just finished studying at university in Bristol. Most of Matt's creative work is done in his home studio (which he honestly described as a "glorified desk"). Because the majority...
When you look at his paintings, the first thing you notice are the bright colors and the unusual places Alberto chooses to position the incredibly detailed elements on the canvas. Originally from Cuba, he was trained as a sculptor before deciding to get into painting for a very practical...
This week we met up with Eddie to ask the question: "What makes you happy?" "Customers. Customers who come into my shop make me very happy. That is all."
For this week’s Charity Tuesday we are featuring Crossover Brighton. Crossover started in 1998 to help the disadvantaged and homeless of Brighton and Hove by providing food and practical support. It was developed by Project Co-Ordinators David and Linda Bolton as a branch of Citycoast Trust in Portslade. However,...
Sasha is an immensely talented multimedia artist from Brighton. Over the last few years she has been involved in countless creative projects. Author of the brilliant essay 'Dislexia abd me', host of radio shows in Leeds and Brighton and creator of beautiful and poignant documentary photography, Sasha is a...
We have a little bit of Brighton history for your Friday afternoon reading pleasure. As most residents will know Brighton was once called Brighthelmstone which was, in it's hey day, the 'ideal' seaside resort. The Prince Regent built the Royal Pavilion as a pleasure palace which drew in crowds...
We are celebrating mental health charities this week for our Charity Tuesday feature, so Right Here Brighton and Hove are in the spotlight. Right Here Brighton and Hove is a partnership between YMCA DownsLink Group and Mind in Brighton and Hove, working with 13-25 year olds in Brighton and...
We at Bjournal love talking to local bloggers and this week we were lucky enough to talk to award winning lifestyle blogger Jordan Brown. Not only does Jordan have a brilliant lifestyle blogs full of beauty tips, recipes and general musings about her wonderful life here in Brighton, she...