INTERVIEW: Making all the right moves with Stephen Mear

Brian Butler May 29, 2018

Brighton-based Stephen Mear has established himself internationally as the go-to choreographer for big classy stage musicals. Fresh from his triumph with Chess in the West End, he talks to Brian Butler about dyslexia, Strictly, and working with Stephen Sondheim. 

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Fantastic auction lots at the Beacon Halloween Ball

Gary Hart October 26, 2015

With five days to go there are just a few tickets available for the Sussex Beacon Halloween Horror Show at the Grand Hotel. The Ball on Saturday, October 31 will be hosted by actress Lorraine Chase and Olympic figure skater, Robin Cousins, to raise funds for the Sussex Beacon who support people living with HIV across Sussex.

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Cousins and Chase to host the Sussex Beacon’s second annual Charity Ball

Graham Robson September 1, 2015

Actress Lorraine Chase will be wafting in from Luton to host the Sussex Beacon’s The Halloween Horror Show on Saturday, October 31 along with Olympic Gold Medal Figure Skating Champion, Robin Cousins. The pair will play the roles of the film director and director’s assistant in a night of entertainment.

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White-collar boxing for charity at the Grand Hotel

Besi Besemar May 16, 2015

White-collar boxing is a form of boxing in which men and women in white-collar professions train to fight at special events. Most have had no prior boxing experience and fight for charity. Over the next eight weeks Liam Cottam will be undergoing intensive training to get him prepared to fight.

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The Halloween Horror Show launch party 2015 is a ‘Grand’ affair

Besi Besemar April 10, 2015

The Grand Hotel in Brighton hosted a party to launch The Halloween Horror Show 2015, last week. The event, which will take place on Saturday, October 31, will be raising funds for The Sussex Beacon – a Brighton based charity offering specialist care and support to men, women and families affected by HIV. The theme of the event, which will also take place at the Grand Hotel Brighton, was revealed as Haunted Hollywood and it was announced that half the tables had already been sold for the main event in October. However, The identity of the host, who will play the role of an old film director, remains a hot secret.

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National News

1066 Country businesses shortlisted for prestigious ‘Beautiful South Awards’

Besi Besemar November 10, 2014

Swan House boutique B&B, Hastings, Crowhurst Park Holiday Village and Rye Tourist Information Centre are among the South East’s leading tourism businesses to have been chosen for the finals of the Beautiful South Tourism Awards 2014. This year saw over 120 entries from the cream of the tourism industry in the South East submitted, with 61 businesses selected as finalists.

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