Ben Bailey is the editor of Brighton Source and a freelance writer. He also plays in a few bands and can sometimes be found giving talks on a variety of niche topics. He lives in Brighton and rather likes it.
Surgeries are shutting, doctors are striking and corpses litter the streets. While Brighton protestors pull a stunt to highlight the local effects of the healthcare crisis, a certain MP heads to parliament to lead the fight to save the NHS.
A day of music, poetry and performance art took place in the obscure environs of a community art studio in Hollingdean. SOURCE was there with a camera in one hand and an organic micro-brewery pint in the other.
After the array of summer festivals, there are still plenty of local field-parties to attend such as Out Of The Ordinary Festival. Ben Bailey was there to explain why the party season doesn't have to stop.
There were only six dates on Amanda Palmer's European tour. That Brighton was in there alongside Amsterdam and Vienna should come as no surprise to those acquainted with the 'Brechtian Cabaret Punk' of her former band, The Dresden Dolls.