The last thing you need when you’re changing on the beach, is someone sketching you.
Brighton & Hove’s City Reads annual festival launched this month. This year the book of choice is Terry Prachett’s “Guards! Guards!”
If you choose to enjoy your read at the Jubilee library… beware, for high above, stalks an unnamed terror. On certain days the beast swoops down from the eco cooled concrete vaults, causing unsuspecting toddlers to scatter with terrified cries of “Dinosaw! Dinosaw!” Fear not though, for brave librarians wait to introduce you to this beautiful creature (which isn’t scary really) and help you make scales for it’s back.
Congratulations to the community arts charity Same Sky for making quite the finest dragon I’ve ever seen.
Local man Peter James set his ‘Roy Grace’ crime series in and around Brighton & Hove. This is particularly exciting for anyone who knows the area. When I read about exotic places like the ‘Van Allen building’ and ‘Hollingbury ASDA’, I point at my book, with wide eyes whilst my inner voice blurts “I’ve been there! I know where that is!”.
This is a celebration of those often overlooked places.