Queueing for Wildlife Festival tickets

After much controversy, a music festival is going ahead at Shoreham Airport. This morning, early ticket sales went ahead for Shoreham by Sea residents – and the queue was up to two hours long.

What happened to the Sussex Pad?

A lot of people still turn up at this blog looking for information about the Sussex Pad.

What, they ask, happened to it? What are Lancing College’s plans for the hotel?

Well, we’ve no idea what the plans are in the long-term, but right now it’s being used as a temporary boarding house:

February 2014 marked the start of a two year, multi-million pound refurbishment project, which will see a significant upgrade and complete refresh to the accommodation in all of Lancing College’s Boarding Houses.

The project has, in part, been enabled through the re-acquisition of The Sussex Pad. “The Pad” will act as temporary accommodation for students, as each House is upgraded in turn.

Ropetackle becomes Basepoint

Basepoint Business Centres bought the Ropetackle building a couple of years ago, and have rebranded it under their name, as you can see in the above video.

Some people are up in arms, and Mike Mendoza has started a petition to have the change reversed.

Personally, I think it’s a bit of a shame that a historic name has been downplayed for the sake of a corporate brand, but it’s not a huge deal. How about you?

It’s Adur Art trail time

We’re right in the middle of the annual Adur Art Trail, which runs until June 15th. Well worth checking out this weekend, if you have the time.

I had the chance to pop into St Mary de Haura on Thursday, and enjoy some of the art in there, themed around the idea of the Water of Life:

The Nazis conquer Shoreham Airport

Today, Shoreham Airport has become part of the Third Reich. The main public parts of the building have been redressed to make it look like a small German airport of the World War II period, as Dame Helen Mirren descends on it. She’s there filming a new movie – The Woman in Gold – which is set in that period.

Here’s a Gallery of images of the airport being dressed yesterday: