What’s YOUR Brighton story?

Graham Robson May 23, 2021

In 2022, QueenSpark Books will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary. Since forming in 1972 as a grassroots campaign against a planned casino, it has published over 110 books documenting the ‘People’s History’ of the city. From life in the World Wars, to clubbing and performance art; from working life to days on the beach; from memories of childhood poverty to accounts of newly-arrived migrants – the first-hand stories in the QueenSpark archives are a unique record of what makes Brighton what it is today.

To mark the anniversary, QueenSpark will be publishing a landmark book comprising 50 stories, and the publisher is looking for tales, anecdotes and reminiscences from Brighton residents, on the themes Work, Places or What Makes Brighton ‘Brighton?’.

  • Stories can be short and anecdotal, but should be no more than four sides of A4, or up to three minutes of speech.
  • They do not have to be ‘well-written’ or perfectly told – if selected, they will be edited for publication.
  • By submitting your story, you give permission for QueenSpark to publish it in print and online.

Send your text or audio to by July 31, 2021.

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