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Shut Up and Listen
is a radio show by and for artists and DJs with learning disabilities aired on five stations in the UK. Produced by the Brighton-based charity Carousel
, the organizers also run Blue Camel Club
, England's largest music night for learning disabled artists and their fans in the UK with regular attendance of more than 600 people.
posted by parmanparman
on May 28, 2013 -
Two girls, three wheels, 10,000 miles travelled: their epic overland adventure from Bangkok to Brighton comes to a successful end.
Previously discussed here
. The two girls (women, really) and their pink tuk tuk
arrived home in Brighton on September 3rd. Many were skeptical that they would be able to make it; at least one poster seemed to be putting down a monetary wager against their success. Perhaps now is the time to stand by that bet and donate some money
to the charity
they are raising money for?
People interested in the details of their journey should check out their blog
; more than just a log of their daily activities, they add some interesting details regarding the culture and history of some of the places they visited.
They aren't the first to have made a ridiculously long journey in a tuk tuk; a german couple
drove around Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe last year (although there were apparently some ferries involved).
Tuk tuk appreciation appears to be wide-spread in England; a "motorised rickshaw service"
recently started up with compressed natural gas vehicles.
posted by giantfist
on Sep 5, 2006 -
All I have to do is change my name to Peyton,
motivate my girlfriend to marry me and have a baby, and hey presto! young Peyton will receive a six-figure scholarship to Brighton College
in England, explains the BBC because the college can't fulfil the bequest by former pupil Derek Wakehurst Peyton. Brighton looks a nice place
so roll up all Peytons, the college principal is spreading "the net wider to the United States, Australia and beyond." Second thoughts ... maybe simpler for me simply to motivate her to change her name ...
posted by Schroder
on Mar 6, 2006 -
What do Norman Cook (AKA Fat Boy Slim), Lord (Richard) Attenborough, Aubrey Beardsley, Lord (Laurence) Olivier, Sir Winston Churchill, Magnus Volk, Dame Anna Neagle, Rudyard Kipling, Sir Rowland Hill
and Annie Nightingale,
have in common?
They've all had a bus named after them [full list here]
in the city of Brighton & Hove on the south coast of England. In Jamaica the buses are named a little more irreverently
but this whole naming tradition doesn't seem to be as popular as naming trains with the late Joe Strummer
one of the latest in a long line. Pix of the Stummer train here. [Scroll down a bit.]
Anyone live in a place where they name their buses? Or other inanimate objects?
posted by i_cola
on Mar 18, 2005 -
Weird cycle lanes of Brighton (and Hove, actually). 'This website grew out of an article...claiming that some cycle lane up north was the shortest in Britain. What! I thought, we have many many much shorter lanes!!'
Not so much a competition, more an amusing photolog of some of the more ridiculous attempts at creating cycle lanes in Brighton, UK...are they this bad in other cities around the world?
posted by i_cola
on Feb 14, 2003 -