Institute of Development Studies

OK, so what does international development have to do with your average Absolute reader?  Never mind that, what is “international development”, how does it affect all of us, and why is it interesting? I’m wr...

Stars Join Forces

Some of the biggest names in the world of journalism, literature, film and TV have come together for one night only to raise money for a domestic abuse charity working in Brighton & Hove and throughout West...

Director, Playwright, Pupil

February at Hurstpierpoint College brought with it Hurst in Rep and the opportunity for pupils and visitors to watch two student directed productions in one week. This year one of the productions was not only directed by a student but written by him too. 16 y...

Built In Surrey, Powered In Sussex

Words by Maarten Hoffmann Until very recently, if you wanted a beautifully crafted supercar that was a rock solid financial investment, you sent your Euro cheque off to Italy. But no more, as there is an upstart from Surrey calling your name – as long as you ...

Range Rover… Somerset here I come

Words by Maarten Hoffmann I have always loved the Range Rover although never for reasons based on common sense. It never really made sense – it was huge, thirsty, not very reliable and the engine used to age a...

March Music News

Great Escape Line Up Announced The first 100 bands for this summer’s Great Escape Festival have been announced, with BRIT award-winner Kelis headlining the first show at the Brighton Dome this May. The local b...

Sweet Freedom

Rebecca Ferguson talks to Daniel White about her emotional rollercoaster since leaving the X Factor “It’s freedom, sweet freedom. I was so dumb. They held me to the ground but now I’m free.” X Factor runner-up Rebecca Ferguson offers up a glimpse into her ...

A Medicine Mistake

After a five-year studio hiatus The Fratellis have returned with a new album and Daniel White catches up with unvexed bassist Barry Wallace to find out what’s new. At the peak of their success The Fratellis we...

The Dining Rooms Review

Words by Peter James Lunch.  It’s an emotive word.  Lunch with relatives.  Lunch with friends.  Business lunch.  Sandwich lunch.  Skipping lunch.  Leaf through the pages of that venerable tome Who’s Who, and y...

Sicker Than Your Average Festival

A new festival will be taking over Brighton this month shedding light on physical and mental illness. Words by Daniel White. The topic of illness can be a hard one to approach. Whether it be mental or physical, it is tackled with caution and trepidation ...