Alison Lapper, MBE, artist

Today’s 100 Pioneering Women of Sussex blog celebrates artist Alison Lapper, MBE. Alison started painting at age 3 and this creative outlet perhaps allowed her to escape into a world of imagination away from the turbulent life spent in a … Continued

Vesta Tilley, trailblazing entertainer

A woman who became a Hove resident later in life was music hall star and celebrity, Vesta Tilley.  She had visited Brighton and other places in Sussex many times in her career, performing in particular at Brighton’s Hippodrome and the Theatre Royal, regaling … Continued

Patrice Lawrence, author and journalist

Since 15 February we have published 80 stories of pioneering women with a connection to Sussex, both past and present. Today, we are celebrating the work of acclaimed author and journalist Patrice Lawrence, written by guest blogger, Amy Zamarripa Solis. … Continued