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Books on sale by Kevin Newman include: 50 Gems of Sussex, Secret Brighton, Brighton & Hove in 50 Buildings, Lewes Pubs & Visitors’ Historic Britain East Sussex/Brighton and Hove. Talks start at £95 per hour – please call for details of cost of motorised tours.
There are a few new books out now which have talks attached like Kevin's current book (A-Z of Brighton and Hove) which was due for release Spring 2020. All Kevin’s talks can be given virtually via zoom and there is also a zoom reading of his Sussex-themed/ adult/ children’s poetry if people wish that too. Some tours or walks (Spooky Sussex/ Worthing for example) can be done virtually if care homes etc wish.
His next book out is Pond Puddings and Sussex Smokies – (Sussex food and drink past and present) which will have a talk and quiz attached. Currently due to be released September 2020.
Please see website for tour dates and times.
All tours must be pre-booked and are usually for a minimum of 10 people. Please call 07504 863867 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Brighton walking tours are £10 per head, £7.50 children.
50 Gems of Sussex - A look at (nearly) 50 places mentioned in the book everyone should visit in Sussex – including a rare Sussex waterfall!
A History of the new in Brighton - A look at the launch events, grand openings and first days of buildings and events in Brighton & Hove.
Austen's Worthing/Sussex - A talk/walking tour of Worthing's most famous temporary resident - and motorised tour of Worthing & Brighton.
Beef Every Day But No Latin
- A new walking tour of the sites of Hove that form the backdrop to Kevin’s forthcoming book about 11 year-old James Clifton who set up Claremont School in Hove in 1925, which served up 'beef every day but no latin'. The school still exists today in Sussex and the book is currently serialised for free on the VisitBrighton website
Belloc's Kingdom - A talk based on the Anglo-French Sussex patriot, poet, MP and writer.
Brighton & Hove in 50 Buildings - A talk based on the 2016 book of this title, looking at the buildings of the city that tell an interesting tale.
Brilliant Brighton - A celebratory talk of all that is brilliant about the Queen of Watering places - based on the 2016 Argus supplement.
City of Cemeteries – A walking/ motorised tour of Brighton and Hove’s cemeteries – focussing especially on Brighton’s role as a hospital town in the First World War.
City of Seagulls – A motorised tour of the sites associated with the city’s football club, Brighton and Hove Albion FC, known since the 1970s as the ‘Seagulls’. For family, school, youth and football groups a chance to play footie in nearly every location the Albion ever have!
Fizztory - Walking and motorised tours of Sussex's history, ending at one of our vineyards.
Scrumptious Sussex - A talk and motorised tour explaining Sussex traditions with food and drink, eating, drinking, brewing and cooking - can be linked to visits of great Sussex eating places. Also a quiz event/ virtual quiz event.
Silly Sussex - A talk on the daft, bizarre, silly and downright comic elements of Sussex's past.
Hops & Heritage – Walking/motorised tours of Brighton/ Lewes's breweries past and present, or personalised motorised tours of Sussex's breweries past & present.
Secret Brighton/Sussex - An extension of the 2016 book 'Secret Brighton' - a talk about the little known and hidden aspects of Brighton - and Sussex.
Victorian Brighton - A tour or talk on the town during the long reign of Victoria ending up at the Victorian jewel that is the Hilton Brighton Metropole hotel.
Visitors' Historic Sussex - A talk/ tour on Brighton and Hove/ Sussex, based on the books by Pen & Sword.
Lost Brighton Tours - A chance to investigate the streets, buildings, traditions, green spaces, and whole areas that have disappeared from the city forever. We investigate whether the sea, the Luftwaffe, local authorities, fire or developers did most damage to our heritage.
‘Wonderful Washington’ Tours - A chance to investigate the streets, buildings, businesses and traditions of this unique Downland village, half an hour from Brighton (and the place that once controlled Horsham!).
Lost Worthing Tours - A chance to investigate the streets, buildings, green spaces, and whole areas that have disappeared from Brighton’s near neighbour (and rival) forever. We will see whether the sea, the Luftwaffe, Worthing Council, fire or developers did most damage to Worthing’s heritage in this 1½hr walking tour. £7.50 adults - £5 children.
Royal Worthing Tours - Just how important was the Royal Family to the creation of Worthing as a seaside resort? How strong are Worthing’s links with the Royals? Does the town perhaps deserve the name ‘Worthing Regis’ as a town patronised by royalty or is it a town of insignificance to the Royals throughout history? £7.50 adults - £5 children.
Spooky Worthing Tours
– Halloween and Saturday either side of Halloween - £7.50 adults/ £5 children – starts 7.pm at Worthing Pier. Just how haunted is Worthing apparently compared to other Sussex settlements? Can there be any truth in local claims of sightings of the undead and mysterious happenings? Join Victorian Spectre Mortimer Spirimawgus (who escaped from Brighton during the first Churchill Square years and now haunts Worthing) to discover whether you will survive terrifying twittens, the terrible typhoid, witness The Grey Lady or the ghost boy who brought cups of tea? Most of all, will the woeful wailing of Worthing happen again as we pass a gruesome graveyard? Spooky Worthing returns for its sixth year this October and to book your place call 07504 863867 or email email@example.com
. Brighton’s ghost tours are great, but Worthing’s are weirder!
Gameshows, Team Building & Corporate Events 2020
Can I get to Widnes? - Our departure into the world of Geography & SatNavs gives teams the chance to demonstrate their knowledge of distances, locations, journeys and places of Britain with all their secrets! A game for those who love nothing better than motorway service stations and the M25!
Mock the Past - A comedy gameshow based on historic cartoons, film clips, and pictures with a range of humourous history activities.
Monarchy Madness - How good is your knowledge of Britain's Royal Family? Whether a rabid republican or a mad monarchist you too can show off your knowledge of the Windsors and their predecessors including their visits to Sussex.
So, you’re sure you know Sussex? - A gameshow where the teams pit their knowledge and wits against each other over Sussex's past and present.
The Greasy Pole - The chance for teams to show off their knowledge of the people that climbed the Greasy Pole' politicians - and events associated with them - elections, gaffs, and even the odd party political broadcast.
Sussex Is Scrumptious! Pit your wits against your opponents in this competition of food and drink knowledge on Sussex’s culinary and quaffing past, hosted by the author of Pond Puddings and Sussex Smokies, Kevin Newman.