Weather….

Weather.

Rain Rain go away come back another day……….

Advertisements

Wet Sussex

Beechwood B and B should be basking in the British Sunshine, but …. no its raining again… Most of my customers go to Glyndebourne Opera where the weather when sunny makes a fantastic sunny British day out!!!  NO ITS POURING… If only I could make the weather as good as my five star GOLD Bed and Breakfast….

Wet Sussex

Beechwood B and B should be basking in the British Sunshine, but …. no its raining again… Most of my customers go to Glyndebourne Opera where the weather when sunny makes a fantastic sunny British day out!!!  NO ITS POURING… If only I could make the weather as good as my five star GOLD Bed and Breakfast….

Glyndebourne close to Beechwood B and B

20 May – 26 August 2012

The 2012 Glyndebourne Festival opens on 20 May and features new productions of Le nozze di FigaroThe Cunning Little Vixen and a double bill of L’Heure Espagnole and L’Enfant et les sortilèges.There are also revival productions of La Cenerentola, La bohème and The Fairy Queen.

Melly Still and Michael Grandage, both of whom made their operatic directing debuts at Glyndebourne with Rusalka (2009) and Billy Budd (2010) respectively, return to Glyndebourne to direct new productions of The Cunning Little Vixen and Le nozze di Figaro.

Music Director Vladimir Jurowski will conduct the new production of The Cunning Little Vixen, and Music Director designate, Robin Ticciati (who takes up this position in 2014) will conduct Le nozze di Figaro.

Director Laurent Pelly and conductor Kazushi Ono, who made their Glyndebourne debuts with Hänsel und Gretel in 2008, are reunited for the new productions of Ravel’s L’Heure Espagnole and L’Enfant et les sortilèges.

The season also includes three revivals: Sir Peter Hall’s production of Rossini’s La Cenerentola, David McVicar’s production of La bohème and Jonathan Kent’s production of The Fairy Queen.

Following the success of its premiere in 2009, Julian Philips’ The Yellow Sofa will be presented as part of the Jerwood Chorus Development Scheme.

Festival ticket prices for 2012 will range from £10 – £230.

With support from the New Generation Programme, there will be approximately 1,500 tickets available over the season priced at £30 for our Under 30s’ programme and Family performance initiatives.

All three new productions will be recorded for future release through a variety of distribution channels to include cinema screenings, online streaming and other forms of broadcast.

Glyndebourne CDs and DVDs

  • CD releases on The Glyndebourne Label in autumn 2011 include the 1960 Festival production of Verdi’s Falstaff with Hugues Cuénod and Geraint Evans, and the 2006 Festival production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Kate Royal and Matthew Rose.
  • DVD releases for 2012 will feature three productions from the 2011 Festival; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg with Gerald Finley and Johannes Martin Kränzle; Rinaldo with Luca Pisaroni and Sonia Prina; and The Turn of the Screw with Miah Persson and Toby Spence.

Glyndebourne Festival 2012

20 May – 26 August 2012

General public booking opens on Saturday 24 March 2012. Online booking will open at midnight and telephone booking via the Glyndebourne Box Office (+44 (0) 1273 813813) will open at 10am.

New Productions:

Leoš Janáček
The Cunning Little Vixen

  • A new production directed by Melly Still
  • With the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Jurowski
  • British sopranos Lucy Crowe and Emma Bell make their role debuts as the Vixen and the Fox respectively, and Russian baritone Sergei Leiferkus will sing th e role of the Gamekeeper
  • With design by Tom Pye, lighting by Paule Constable and movement by Maxine Doyle
  • With The Glyndebourne Chorus
  • 13 performances between 20 May and 28 June 2012

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Le nozze di Figaro

  • A new production directed by Michael Grandage
  • With the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment conducted by Robin Ticciati
  • American mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard makes her Glyndebourne debut as Cherubino
  • British soprano Sally Matthews, who sang Fiordiligi in the GFO 2010 production of Così fan tutte, will sing the Countess in her role debut.
  • With design by Christopher Oram, lighting by Paule Constable, and movement by Ben Wright
  • With The Glyndebourne Chorus
  • 16 performances between 27 June and 22 August 2012

Maurice Ravel
Ravel Double Bill: L’Heure Espagnole and L’Enfant et les sortilèges

  • New productions directed by Laurent Pelly
  • With the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Kazushi Ono
  • French mezzo-soprano Stéphanie d’Oustrac, who made her Glyndebourne debut in the GFO 2009 production of Giulio Cesare, will sing the role of Concepción in L’Heure Espagnol
  • Soprano Khatouna Gadelia will make her Glyndebourne debut as L’Enfant
  • With design by Barbara De Limburg Stirum and lighting by Joël Adam
  • With The Glyndebourne Chorus
  • 10 performances between 4 August and 25 August 2012

Revivals:

Gioachino Rossini
La Cenerentola

  • Sir Peter Hall’s 2005 staging will be revived by Lynne Hockney
  • With the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by James Gaffigan
  • Chinese Baritone Shenyang will make his Glyndebourne debut as Alidoro
  • American mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong, who sang Hänsel in the GOT 2008 revival production of Hänsel und Gretel and Kitchen Girl in this year’s revival production of Rusalka, will sing the role of Angelina
  • With design by Hildegard Bechtler and lighting by Peter Mumford
  • With The Glyndebourne Chorus
  • 13 performances between 23 May and 10 July 2012

Giacomo Puccini
La bohème

  • David McVicar’s 2000 Glyndebourne on Tour production will be revived by Lee Blakely
  • With the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Kirill Karabits
  • Winner of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Song Prize 2011, Ukrainian baritone Andrei Bondarenko will make his Festival debut in the role of Marcello, following his Tour debut as Malatesta in the 2011 production of Don Pasquale
  • Winner of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Prize 2009, Russian soprano Ekaterina Scherbachenko will make her Glyndebourne debut as Mimì
  • With design by Michael Vale, lighting by Paule Constable and movement by Leah Hausman
  • With The Glyndebourne Chorus
  • 14 performances between 6 June and 31 July 2012

Henry Purcell
The Fairy Queen

  • Jonathan Kent returns to revive his 2009 Festival production
  • Winner of the 2010 Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine DVD awards, and nominated for the South Bank Show Opera Award
  • With the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment conducted by Laurence Cummings
  • Cast includes British soprano Carolyn Sampson and 2007 John Christie Award winner, Peter Gijsbertsen
  • With design by Paul Brown, lighting by Mark Henderson and choreography by Kim Brandstrup
  • With The Glyndebourne Chorus
  • 11 performances between 20 July and 26 August 2012

Contact the Glyndebourne Press Office:
Tel: +44 (0)1273 812321
Email: pressoffice@glyndebourne.com

Find out about priority booking

20 May – 26 A…

20 May – 26 August 2012

The 2012 Glyndebourne Festival opens on 20 May and features new productions of Le nozze di FigaroThe Cunning Little Vixen and a double bill of L’Heure Espagnole and L’Enfant et les sortilèges.There are also revival productions of La Cenerentola, La bohème and The Fairy Queen.

Melly Still and Michael Grandage, both of whom made their operatic directing debuts at Glyndebourne with Rusalka (2009) and Billy Budd (2010) respectively, return to Glyndebourne to direct new productions of The Cunning Little Vixen and Le nozze di Figaro.

Music Director Vladimir Jurowski will conduct the new production of The Cunning Little Vixen, and Music Director designate, Robin Ticciati (who takes up this position in 2014) will conduct Le nozze di Figaro.

Director Laurent Pelly and conductor Kazushi Ono, who made their Glyndebourne debuts with Hänsel und Gretel in 2008, are reunited for the new productions of Ravel’s L’Heure Espagnole and L’Enfant et les sortilèges.

The season also includes three revivals: Sir Peter Hall’s production of Rossini’s La Cenerentola, David McVicar’s production of La bohème and Jonathan Kent’s production of The Fairy Queen.

Following the success of its premiere in 2009, Julian Philips’ The Yellow Sofa will be presented as part of the Jerwood Chorus Development Scheme.

Festival ticket prices for 2012 will range from £10 – £230.

With support from the New Generation Programme, there will be approximately 1,500 tickets available over the season priced at £30 for our Under 30s’ programme and Family performance initiatives.

All three new productions will be recorded for future release through a variety of distribution channels to include cinema screenings, online streaming and other forms of broadcast.

Glyndebourne CDs and DVDs

  • CD releases on The Glyndebourne Label in autumn 2011 include the 1960 Festival production of Verdi’s Falstaff with Hugues Cuénod and Geraint Evans, and the 2006 Festival production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Kate Royal and Matthew Rose.
  • DVD releases for 2012 will feature three productions from the 2011 Festival; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg with Gerald Finley and Johannes Martin Kränzle; Rinaldo with Luca Pisaroni and Sonia Prina; and The Turn of the Screw with Miah Persson and Toby Spence.

Glyndebourne Festival 2012

20 May – 26 August 2012

General public booking opens on Saturday 24 March 2012. Online booking will open at midnight and telephone booking via the Glyndebourne Box Office (+44 (0) 1273 813813) will open at 10am.

New Productions:

Leoš Janáček
The Cunning Little Vixen

  • A new production directed by Melly Still
  • With the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Jurowski
  • British sopranos Lucy Crowe and Emma Bell make their role debuts as the Vixen and the Fox respectively, and Russian baritone Sergei Leiferkus will sing th e role of the Gamekeeper
  • With design by Tom Pye, lighting by Paule Constable and movement by Maxine Doyle
  • With The Glyndebourne Chorus
  • 13 performances between 20 May and 28 June 2012

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Le nozze di Figaro

  • A new production directed by Michael Grandage
  • With the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment conducted by Robin Ticciati
  • American mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard makes her Glyndebourne debut as Cherubino
  • British soprano Sally Matthews, who sang Fiordiligi in the GFO 2010 production of Così fan tutte, will sing the Countess in her role debut.
  • With design by Christopher Oram, lighting by Paule Constable, and movement by Ben Wright
  • With The Glyndebourne Chorus
  • 16 performances between 27 June and 22 August 2012

Maurice Ravel
Ravel Double Bill: L’Heure Espagnole and L’Enfant et les sortilèges

  • New productions directed by Laurent Pelly
  • With the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Kazushi Ono
  • French mezzo-soprano Stéphanie d’Oustrac, who made her Glyndebourne debut in the GFO 2009 production of Giulio Cesare, will sing the role of Concepción in L’Heure Espagnol
  • Soprano Khatouna Gadelia will make her Glyndebourne debut as L’Enfant
  • With design by Barbara De Limburg Stirum and lighting by Joël Adam
  • With The Glyndebourne Chorus
  • 10 performances between 4 August and 25 August 2012

Revivals:

Gioachino Rossini
La Cenerentola

  • Sir Peter Hall’s 2005 staging will be revived by Lynne Hockney
  • With the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by James Gaffigan
  • Chinese Baritone Shenyang will make his Glyndebourne debut as Alidoro
  • American mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong, who sang Hänsel in the GOT 2008 revival production of Hänsel und Gretel and Kitchen Girl in this year’s revival production of Rusalka, will sing the role of Angelina
  • With design by Hildegard Bechtler and lighting by Peter Mumford
  • With The Glyndebourne Chorus
  • 13 performances between 23 May and 10 July 2012

Giacomo Puccini
La bohème

  • David McVicar’s 2000 Glyndebourne on Tour production will be revived by Lee Blakely
  • With the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Kirill Karabits
  • Winner of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Song Prize 2011, Ukrainian baritone Andrei Bondarenko will make his Festival debut in the role of Marcello, following his Tour debut as Malatesta in the 2011 production of Don Pasquale
  • Winner of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Prize 2009, Russian soprano Ekaterina Scherbachenko will make her Glyndebourne debut as Mimì
  • With design by Michael Vale, lighting by Paule Constable and movement by Leah Hausman
  • With The Glyndebourne Chorus
  • 14 performances between 6 June and 31 July 2012

Henry Purcell
The Fairy Queen

  • Jonathan Kent returns to revive his 2009 Festival production
  • Winner of the 2010 Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine DVD awards, and nominated for the South Bank Show Opera Award
  • With the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment conducted by Laurence Cummings
  • Cast includes British soprano Carolyn Sampson and 2007 John Christie Award winner, Peter Gijsbertsen
  • With design by Paul Brown, lighting by Mark Henderson and choreography by Kim Brandstrup
  • With The Glyndebourne Chorus
  • 11 performances between 20 July and 26 August 2012

Contact the Glyndebourne Press Office:
Tel: +44 (0)1273 812321
Email: pressoffice@glyndebourne.com

Find out about priority booking

OLYMPIC TORCH

Olympic Torch Relay in Sussex and Surrey

Comments
The Olympic Torch Relay passes through Sussex on 16th, 17th and 18th July and dips back into parts of Surrey on July 20th.

It will stop overnight in Brighton and Hove on July 16th with a celebration at the Sussex County Cricket Ground and Hastings on the 17th with a celebration on The Stade.

Find out more about the flame’s route through your town and the people who will be carrying it along it’s way below:

BRIGHTON EAST SUSSEX.

THE IMPLANT CENTRE

Picture Perfect

Display:

  • Make textlarger
  • Make textsmaller
  • or Translate this page
  • Select another magazine: Agenda Angel Magazine Berkshire Life Birmingham Life Cheshire Life Compass Cornwall Life Cornwall Life Awards Cotswold Life Derbyshire Life Devon Life Devon Life Awards Dorset Magazine Dorset Magazine Awards Essex Life Essex Life Awards Exeter Life Great British Life Grove Hampshire Life Hampshire Life Awards Herefordshire Life Hertfordshire Life Kent Life Lancashire Life Leicestershire Magazine Live City & Islington Living Edge Living North Living South London Norfolk Magazine North East Life North West Nottinghamshire Life and Countryside Plymouth Life Shropshire Life Somerset Life Somerset Life Awards Staffordshire County Suffolk Magazine Surrey Life Sussex Life SW The Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards 2012 The Green Mag The Guide The Hill The Oracle The Resident Warwickshire Life West Essex Life Westside Wiltshire Magazine Worcestershire Life Yorkshire Life 

Great British Life

Sussex Life
Site Search  Location  

By Sussex Life on June 25th 2012

Tim Bick and David Bramwell3Enlarge this image
Previous1 of 10Next

Strolling through the Sussex town and countryside may never be the same again. There’s a new walks book in town and it has ripped up the rambling rule book. Gone are the customary routes over scenic hill and dale. Gone are the purple passages extolling the lesser-spotted woodpecker and Bird’s-foot Trefoil. Gone, even, are directions to those all-important watering holes – the dedicated rambler’s reward for all that sweat and toil.

Instead, David Bramwell, Tim Bick and John Ashton, co-authors of
Cheeky Walks in Brighton & Sussex, promise “strolls spiced with a little adventure, a dab of mischief and a pocketful of intriguing stories”. And they don’t disappoint. Contained within the pages of this humorous and irreverent book are 21 themed walks in town, country and even a bit of both.

There are art, alleyway and heritage trails; walks through Brunswick’s boozy backstreets and lusty saunters past Brighton’s sex shops and strip joints; strolls beside the stark banks of the River Ouse at Rodmell where ‘arch miserabilist’ Virginia Woolf decided to end it all – not to mention a nocturnal ‘werewolf wander’ along the South Downs Way near Firle, taking in an old coach road where highwaymen once plied their trade.

Katie Price fans will even find a celebrity-themed walk soaking up old haunts such as Poynings, the country village near Brighton where she lived in peaceful seclusion until a persistent fan began hounding her with suggestive letters, a stretch of the A23 where she was stopped for speeding and an old donkey wheel said to have inspired her best-selling range of children’s pony books.

But there’s more. Those eager to retrace the last steps of Lord Lucan before he supposedly boarded a ferry for France and a life on the run, might wish to tootle down to Newhaven, where his blood-stained car was found abandoned in 1974. The route also takes in Newhaven Pier, where two fishermen swore they saw him the morning after the murder, and the cliff-side spot where his best friend, John Aspinall, alleged his old chum had scuttled a motorboat before meeting a watery end.

So what, I ask David Bramwell, was the spark for this quirky little book? “Middle age,” he jokes. “You get to the point where clubbing grows less and less appealing, and a gentle ramble on the Downs infinitely more so. All three of us are keen walkers. And we’re also interested in psycho-geography – the idea of reading stories from your landscape. We wanted to create a walks book that was really different – that took people to places where they wouldn’t normally venture.

“There are stretches through Newhaven that would probably have Prince Charles weeping into his herbal tea, but where else would you find a walk dedicated to the elusive Lord Lucan? And you don’t really need to be a football fan to enjoy our Albion trail – which might take in football stadiums past and present, but also incorporates a national lilac collection, woodland walks, quiet villages and, um, a chance to visit Toys R Us on Brighton’s Old Shoreham Road. We’re not afraid to mix urban desolation with greenery and beauty.

“In fact, the only thing this book doesn’t contain are 18-mile hikes because those are the ones nobody ever does unless they’re on a school trip led by a sadistic geography teacher.”

If David’s name sounds familiar, it’s probably because he’s also the brains behind the hugely successful Cheeky Guide to Brighton, which has sold 50,000 copies since it was first published in 1999.

Peppered with cartoons, games, spoof adverts and photographs, the book offered a celebration of everything unusual, entertaining and saucy the city had to offer – from how to attend a séance to where to eat egg and chips at four in the morning. Its offbeat humour quickly earned it a cult following and the authors were offered substantial book deals from two major publishers, keen to roll out the format across the country.

But fearing their lack of knowledge of other places might weaken the brand, David and his team stuck to what they knew best – Brighton and its environs – though it was a painful decision. It didn’t dampen their enthusiasm, however, and this new walks book has been an
exciting departure.

“I’m particularly proud of our Brighton twittens trail because I would never have traipsed down those alleyways without conceiving that walk,” says David. “I saw a lot of the underbelly of Brighton and some surprisingly beautiful parts, too – particularly around Seven Dials and the station – where residents have softened the alleyways with Mediterranean plants
and artwork.

“We’re also pleased to have included a musical walk, dreamt up by Brighton’s inimitable musical duo Grasscut. The journey descends through rolling downland and traverses the abandoned village of Balsdean, near Rottingdean. But to do the walk, you need to listen to their album en route, a musical romp through the Sussex landscape incorporating electronic, dance, folk and classical music, sprinkled with spoken-word passages from the likes of Ezra Pound
and WG Sebald.

“As for curious sights, our Shoreham walk takes in not only Shoreham Airport, but the strange houseboats on the south side of the harbour, which includes the extraordinary boat resembling something from a Jules Verne novel, made from an Isle of Wight ferry, the wings of a Red Arrow and a Seventies coach. And on our Brighton art trail, we encourage people
to knock on the door of 92 Gloucester Road, the home of artist Chris MacDonald, who’s happy for visitors to have a little nose around his house and art collection.”

All the walks, circular and no longer than nine miles in length, have been exhaustively tried and tested by the authors, who have packed the book
with quirky details reflecting their intimate local knowledge. “Much of this know-how has been gleaned in conversation over 20 years,” says David, “though we did some hard-core research, too, delving into old documents, maps and local history books.”

But there are always nit-pickers who delight in finding some inaccuracy, no matter how obscure. “One reader emailed us in the early days of the Cheeky Guide to correct the name of a cat we’d mentioned in a Brighton pub review,” he laughs. “They said: ‘I think you’ll find the cat that leaps into people’s pints in the back garden of the Sir Charles Napier in Hanover isn’t Bob, but Todd. And I should know – it’s my cat.’”

Cheeky Walks in Brighton & Sussex, written and researched by Tim Bick, David Bramwell and John Ashton, is published by Cheeky Guides at £8.95. To find out more, visit www.cheekyguides.co.uk