Sea Girls at Brighton’s The Haunt – lead singer Henry on performing live, collecting vinyl, and where the band’s name comes from

[This story was first published online in the Brighton and Hove Independent website on October 19,  2018. The original story can be read here: brightonandhoveindependent.co.uk/news/sea-girls-at-brighton-s-the-haunt-lead-singer-henry-on-performing-live-collecting-vinyl-and-where-the-band-s-name-comes-from-1-8677644.] I’ve walked past The Haunt countless times before – even staying in a YHA room directly looking on to it – without really registering the small, dark venue. After visiting on […]

Unveiling a portrait’s secrets: Brighton Museum hosts Holbein masterpiece

[This story was first published online in the Brighton and Hove Independent website on October 17,  2018. The original story can be read here: brightonandhoveindependent.co.uk/news/unveiling-a-portrait-s-secrets-brighton-museum-hosts-holbein-masterpiece-1-8671679 Emily Jessica Turner finds out more about the famous Renaissance painting currently on show in Brighton Museum Brighton is currently playing host to a masterpiece created by one of the greatest […]

Review: Black Honey returns to Brighton

[This story was first published online in the Brighton and Hove Independent website on October 15,  2018. The original story can be read here: brightonandhoveindependent.co.uk/news/black-honey-returns-to-brighton-for-concorde-2-gig-1-8669649.] If last night is anything to go by, Black Honey fans go hard. Although this is the Brighton band’s debut album tour, the audience was right there with the four-piece for […]

The Other Screen

[This story was originally published in the October 2018 edition of etc magazine. A PDF version of the article is available at the bottom of this blog post.] Meet the Brighton artist who is inviting filmgoers to challenge cinematic representations of disability. Emily Jessica Turner learns more “What really spurred me on to do this was […]

James Henry Pullen: Inmate, Inventor, Genius

On Friday, I finally managed to visit Inmate, Inventor, Genius, the Watts Gallery’s exhibition showcasing the life and work of asylum artist James Henry Pullen (1835-1916). This was a fascinating exhibition which demonstrated the artist’s incredible creative talent and technical skill while sensitively contextualising his practice with his institutionalisation. Pullen created ‘extraordinary designs, gigantic articulated […]

Review: Electropop-inspired debut from YouTube star Emma Blackery

[This story was first published online in the Brighton and Hove Independent website on September 12,  2018. The original story can be read here: brightonandhoveindependent.co.uk/news/electropop-inspired-debut-from-brighton-based-youtube-star-emma-blackery-1-8632294.] Brighton based pop star and YouTube vlogger Emma Blackery has released her debut album. ‘Villains’, made available on August 31, follows a number of EPs from the artist. Blackery recently completed […]

A Review of Clementine Ford’s Fight Like A Girl

Content warning for both Ford’s book and this review: sexual violence, rape culture, eating disorders, and mental health issues. Note: Fight Like A Girl was originally printed in Australia by Allen & Unwin in 2016, and was published by Oneworld Publications for the UK on August 2, and will be published in the US on […]