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

First British Asian Female Mayor, Nazish Adil

Today’s 100 Pioneering Women of Sussex blog celebrates Nazish Adil, who became the first British Asian female Mayor when elected in Seaford in May 2019. With a Masters in Law LLM Criminology and an MA in International Relations, Naziah (also … Continued