The ‘Forces Sweetheart’, Dame Vera Lynn

Today, 8 May, marks 75 years since Europe marked the end of the war that had changed the face of the world forever.  One of the most recognisable figures of the Second World War is Dame Vera Lynn. Words from … Continued

Reflections on war

Beth Burr, Programming Assistant, takes us on a journey through the reflections, remembrances and heartfelt feelings of visitors to Brighton Museum’s 2014 War Stories: Voices from the First World War exhibition and considers their relevance today. In 2014 visitors to … Continued

Pavilion Dreamer

Chrissie Berridge explains how the Royal Pavilion provides constant inspiration for her photo-artwork Over the years I have taken thousands of photographs. When I’m not out taking new pictures I enjoy manipulating the ones that I already have. It’s proved … Continued

Doreen Valiente, mother of modern witchcraft

Today is Beltane, the ancient Celtic festival that marks the beginning of summer, and is celebrated by the Wicca movement. Today we celebrate one of Brighton’s most intriguing women, the mother of modern witchcraft, Doreen Valiente (1922 – 1999). In … Continued