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Spotlight on Oliver Tully from the Grinstock Comedy Club

Grinstock comedy club started in East Grinstead over 7 years ago. It’s a monthly award winning comedy club that has built a reputation for headlining some of the best new comedy acts around. alongside award winning national and tv circuit comedians On  13th April 2017 Grinstock is making its first appearance on the South Coast, at the Gateway Café Peacehaven. Find out More Here

Oliver Tully, Grinstock - Peacehaven

Oliver Tully

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Is Woodingdean a nice place to live?

Woodingdean is a large ‘Village’ that sits around 3 miles East of central Brighton. It has around 10,000 residents living in around 3,650 homes.

There is a pub The Downs Hotel that sits on the crossroads between Falmer Road and Warren Road and is a familiar landmark to people traveling into East Brighton or to the seafront at Rottingdean. Continue reading…


Spotlight On… Eve Shepherd

Eve Shepherd, Woodingdean

Eve Shepherd

In the latest Spotlight On series, Woodingdean in Business met Eve Shepherd, a sculptor based in Woodingdean.

I didn’t particularly enjoy school but I always loved art. I really wanted to do special effects in films so I went to college to do a BTEC National. While I was there I got signposted through many different routes to Anthony Bennett. He is an amazing animal sculptor and I was lucky enough to work as his apprentice for a few months in Sheffield. He introduced me to sculpting and obviously saw something in me, so after a few months passed me on to a big, international company in York, where I ended up becoming head of department and looking after sculptors twice my age!

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Spotlight On… Malcolm Harvey of the FSB Brighton

Spotlight On is showcasing local business owners and the great things they are doing for the community. This week Woodingdean in Business meets Malcolm Harvey, Chair of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Brighton and Hove.

FSB logo

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is a members organisation that started in 1974. I owned three shops at the time in Brighton, Worthing and Horsham and a warehouse in Bradford and I learnt to fly planes to get between places.

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