One of The Whistler’s editors was glad to hear that B & H councillors have approved proposals to give the Saltdean Lido Community Interest Company a 60-year lease to operate the Art Deco Grade 2 listed pool. Colette’s grandfather, Louis Napoleon Kelly, was one of the engineers who built it in 1937, and she spent many a happy summer day there in the 1960s when it was a thriving meeting and leisure centre.
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 decorations and foodie gifts are all on offer.
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BIBA AND BEYOND: BARBARA HULANICKI
Exhibition continues at Brighton Museum until 14 April 2013
With its cutting-edge yet affordable fashion, Barbara Hulanicki’s iconic Biba store and label transformed the High Street shopping experience in the 1960s / 70s. Young working women shopped alongside models and celebrities, including Sonny and Cher, Yoko Ono, Mick Jagger, Princess Anne, Mia Farrow, Twiggy and Brigitte Bardot. Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Victoriana and Hollywood glamour were all combined to create striking, romantic and sensual designs. Following an early success with her fashion designs for mail order, Barbara Hulanicki and her husband Fitz created and established the Biba brand.
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