Brighton Rock

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Night-life and popular music

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Brighton has many night-life hotspots and is associated with popular musicians including Fatboy Slim, Kirk Brandon, Tim Booth, Nick Cave, Robert Smith and Jimmy Somerville. Live music venues include the Concorde2, Brighton Centre and the Brighton Dome, where ABBA received a substantial boost to their career when they won the Eurovision Song Contest 1974. Many events and performance companies operate in the city.

Popular alternative rock band The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, alternative rock duo Blood Red Shoes, indie rock band The Kooks, metalcore band Architects and hip-hop duo Rizzle Kicks originated in Brighton.

There are over 300 pubs in the town.

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Mods

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Mod is a British youth subculture of the early to mid-1960s and was briefly revived in later decades. Focused on music and fashion, the subculture has its roots in a small group of London-based stylish young men in the late 1950s who were termed modernists because they listened to modern jazz. "I have create a story for my character.The character was a mods when he was young and he like listen to modern jazz music.

"Significant elements of the mod subculture include fashion (often tailor-made suits); music (including soul, ska, and R&B); and motor scooters (usually Lambretta or Vespa). The original mod scene was associated with amphetamine-fuelled all-night dancing at clubs.

There was a mod revival in the United Kingdom in the late 1970s, which was followed by a mod revival in North America in the early 1980s, particularly in Southern California and Toronto, Canada.

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street performers

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I think street performance is also a kind of culture in Brighton.I decide to focus on street performers in this project and design costume for street performers.

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I found that some of the rocks on Brighton beach have interesting shapes.I can use it to get ideas.

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                                tailor-made suits

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Brighton

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Brighton is a town on the south coast of Great Britain.It makes up half of the city and unitary authority of Brighton and Hove(formed from the previous towns of Brighton, Hove, Portslade and several other villages).

Brighton's earliest name was Bristelmestune, recorded in the Domesday Book. Although more than 40 variations have been documented,Brighthelmstone (or Brighthelmston) was the standard rendering between the 14th and 18th centuries. Brighton was originally an informal shortened form, first seen in 1660; it gradually supplanted the longer name, and was in general use from the late 18th century.

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Theatre

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Theatres include the Brighton Dome and associated Pavilion Theatre, the expanded Komedia (primarily a comedy and music venue but also a theatre),The Old Market which was renovated and re-opened in 2010, and the Theatre Royal which celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2007. There are also smaller theatres such as the Marlborough Theatre and Nightingale Theatre, both above pubs, which attract mostly local productions, and the Brighton Little Theatre.

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Rocks on Brighton beach

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I chose this street performer as my character in this project.His instrument is an accordion.

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I have got idea from the folding part of the accordion.I will use the fabric to create the effect of folding.

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