Meet the member: Rarekind Records

Rarekind Records is rare indeed. Situated on Trafalgar street, this Brighton ‘real world’ record shop houses a wide collection of used and new vinyl within the Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Jazz, Afro, Latin, Reggae, Dubstep, House, and Techno genres. Although described as ‘the best in Brighton’’, the shop is loved by music lovers across the

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Meet the member: About Balance

About Balance Brighton is an independent gem. Founded in 2014, the business has grown from strength to strength and it’s now one of the top health and wellbeing destinations in Brighton and Hove for unique holistic health treatments including cuddle therapy (a real thing!), gong therapy and Swedish massage. We took some time out to find

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Meet the member: Whirligig Toys

Whirligig Toys is an iconic Brighton shops you’ll always think of when somebody asks you to name shops in The North Laine. Its white and red logo above its eye-catching window displays means this independent gem can’t be missed. Run by former teacher Peter, the shop takes a unique position only selling toys which children

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Brighton’s best indy Christmas events

Brighton may be a holiday destination in the summer, but the fun doesn’t stop in winter for locals. We’re lucky to live in a city which hosts a wonderful variety of events all year round, but the festive season is when the magic and sparkle shines through the city. Here are our top picks of

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Brighton Fairtrade Fortnight

Five Perfect Mother’s Day gift ideas

Today we’re celebrating International Women’s Day and all the inspiring women we have right here in our amazing city. That got us thinking about Mother’s Day gift ideas for this weekend, so here’s some inspiration… Bravo for Silverado When it comes to buying jewellery, Silverado has got it covered. They have been in Brighton for over

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Vegan pizza Brighton

Five Brighton vegan hot spots

With January done and dusted, it’s time to find out whether the veganuary challenge can stick. To make it a little easier for you, we’ve shared some of Brighton’s top vegan spots. Purezza Pizza Plant pioneers Purezza led the way in the world of plant-based pizza, opening the first vegan pizzeria in the country back

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Setting goals: make 2018 different

Always Possible are a consortium of do-ers, thinkers, educators, makers, analysts and creatives who can help you make that good idea great! We had a chat with Richard Freeman – CEO of Always Possible – to get some expert advice on goal setting… 1. If you could sum up Always Possible in one sentence, what

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Meet our new members: Brighton Food Tours

Brighton’s independent food & drink scene is something to be proud off, so we are chuffed to welcome Brighton Food Tours on board as new members. Angela and Cat are passionate and proud of our homegrown and offbeat indy food & drink scene, so they’ve created a walking tour with a difference. We had 5 minutes

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drink in Brighton at The Mucky Duck

5 of the best places to drink in Brighton

With December, comes Christmas and with Christmas, comes celebrating! Your diary is no-doubt looking a little chocker as we quickly approach the big day, so we’ve taken a look through our member directory and picked some of the best places to drink in Brighton in December! 1. Ten Green Bottles Doubling up as a wine

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5 ways to keep warm in Brighton this winter

We had a great time on Friday as the Small Business Saturday Bus Tour hit Brighton. A great chance to meet some local independent businesses, all doing something different. But Brrrr, it was cold out there, so we’ve been thinking of some ways to keep warm this winter. Here are some ideas… Get a sweat on

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