Day: November 20, 2013

A Bygone Era?

Peter Batten wonders what happened to adult education… One fine morning in early September 1972 I walked up the Brighton Road in the London Borough of Sutton on the way to my office. I had been chosen to be the first Principal of a new Adult Education College […]

Christmas Alphabet

A partly cynical guide to Christmas… A Advent Calendars plus are you sure you want to go through with it? B Baste that turkey, frequently. C Christmas Carol excellent Christmas reading. Chestnuts – horrible things, when you peel them you get the skin stuck under your fingernails. What […]

Artists Open Houses

Visiting the Christmas Artists Open Houses over three weekends, from 30 November to 15 December is a great way to discover the wealth of creative talent that exists in the city. Homewares, knitted artwork, photography, jewellery, ceramics, crafts, toys and textiles as well as handcrafted Christmas cards, wreaths, tree […]

Scrooge’s Top Ten Tips

For those Brighton & Hove residents who celebrate Christmas, family tensions run high at this time of the year: apart from all that shopping and cooking, there’s the decision where to spend it – “But we go to your mother’s every year”. Boxing Day was invented for second […]