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Wanted: your Brighton nightlife memories

Zap club (image: Steve Sadie)

Casablanca (Image: Brighton Clubs Blogspot)

For the next edition of Falmer magazine, we’re celebrating Brighton and Sussex’s legendary nightlife – and we need your memories!

We want the good, the bad and the downright ugly; from Zap to Hector's House, Pav Tav to Casablanca, Volks to Funky Fish, and everything in between.

What were the go-to nights when you were at Sussex? Did you play it safe on campus at the Hot House or The Crypt, or was it pre-drinks followed by a rowdy night bus into town? Did you embrace Revenge, The Bulldog and the rest of the city’s famous LGBTQ+ scene?

Tell us your funny and embarrassing stories; iconic venues and nights; random encounters; memorable figures and faces around town, and clubs and pubs forever associated with sports and society socials.

Take yourself back to stormy nights stumbling into Coalition and Concorde on the seafront and sunny evenings pre-drinking in the Laines, and help us commemorate the unique niches, tribes and trends that make Brighton nightlife so special.

We know that some of Brighton’s best spots have gone through many iterations down the decades, so we’d love your help in mapping out a timeline (e.g. PRYZM  Oceana  Event II) – especially if you balanced your studies with organising or promoting club nights and have that behind-the-scenes knowledge.

Email your memories and photos to and you could feature in the magazine, on Falmer Extra or in the Sussex Scrapbook gallery.

By: Tom Furnival-Adams
Last updated: Wednesday, 27 March 2019