The Benefits of Unpaid Internships (Brighton Housing Trust Intern Programme) You’d think interns needed rescuing from indentured servitude, after all the kerfuffle about them at The Big Debate last week, but my unpaid internship with Brighton Housing Trust was just the job. Business people of Brighton and Hove voted in favour of limiting unpaid internships to six months on Wednesday after heated discussions at The Big Debate. I agree that interns should be paid the living wage whenever possible — and internships kept short — but for me an unpaid internship has paid off. I’m four months into a six-month placement as Intern Fundraising and Publicity Officer at Brighton Housing […]
The Spring 2013 issue of Our Voice magazine is out in print and online. I’m proud to be the chief subeditor for this magazine, and the group are a brilliant bunch to work with. Alongside all the usual goodness, there’s two features by me: a two-page centre spread profile on Amnesty International Brighton & Hove group, who I do media and campaign work for, and a ‘just for fun’ piece on ‘Bibliomancy’ to help kids with their creative blocks (think writing, not LEGO). Check it out! Our Voice is the magazine of Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project, which provides practical support to low-income and unwaged individuals and families. Services include […]
The Amnesty International Brighton & Hove Group newsletter for May is out. It includes great news about our recent success with securing an international Arms Trade Treaty and updates from our campaign coordinators. I wrote a piece about my experiences at the Amnesty International UK National Conference and AGM where I represented the local campaign group, as media officer, along with a campaign co-ordinator and the group chair. I’ve also agreed to take on the production of the monthly newsletter in addition to my current subediting duties. You can download the newsletter here: www2.amnesty.org.uk/groups/brighton-and-hove/may-newsletter
Duke of York’s Picturehouse in Brighton have ditched trailers and adverts in favour of showing short films from local filmmakers before late-night screenings of cult classics in The Duke’s After Dark. Read the news piece and the full related interview with Toby King on the website for The Argus newspaper.
In their heyday ’70s heavy metal legends Thin Lizzy played to packed-out stadiums. But the band hasn’t released a studio album since 1983 (‘Thunder and Lightning’), split after they played their last gig in 1984, and hasn’t produced any new material since the tragic death of frontman Phil Lynott, their founding member and principal songwriter, in 1986. The band has existed in various incarnations since then, mostly as a tribute to Phil Lynott and always playing the Thin Lizzy back catalogue. Almost thirty years later, the current lineup are on tour, still playing all the hits, but amid talk of recording new songs. With support from Triggerfinger and Clutch, the […]