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Wanted: your Brighton nightlife memories; Sussex sign photos; alumni book and podcast highlights

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.

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.

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.

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

Sussex Sign

For our regular Sussex Icons feature this year, we’re turning our attention to the famous Sussex concrete sign. Having your photo taken with it is a rite of passage for many of our graduates, so please send us your photos and we’ll include the best in Falmer magazine and online. If you have any great stories, or can provide an insight into the history of the sign, we’d love to hear from you too. Email

Alumni books and podcasts

Was 2018 the year you finally got that book you’ve been meaning to write published? Have any of your old Sussex friends had success with a brilliant novel? We want your submissions for the Falmer magazine bookshelf, our round-up of the best alumni-written fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, graphic novels and poetry.

Inspired by the success of Jessie Ware (English 2004) and Cariad Lloyd (English 2001), we’re also including podcasts for the first time – so get in touch if you’ve picked up a mic this year and launched your own show, or can recommend other unmissable Sussex-related podcasts. Email

By: Tom Furnival-Adams
Last updated: Thursday, 6 December 2018