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There are many award-winning places to eat and drink in Brighton & Hove including pubs and restaurants catering for all tastes from classic fish 'n' chips to creative vegetarian restaurants and even a zero waste restaurant.

Many students go on to do further training – in law, postgraduate literary studies, teacher training, and development studies. The department’s award-winning Work Write Live initiative offers workshops, retreats and one-to-one support to help people of all ages to build confidence with writing and the creative process.

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There is a greyhound racing circuit – the Brighton & Hove Greyhound Stadium – in Hove, run by Coral, at which Motorcycle speedway racing was staged in 1928.

Brighton Football Club (RFU) is one of the oldest Rugby Clubs in England.[149]

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Sports: Brighton’s seaside location offers the perfect opportunity to try paddle boarding, kayaking and windsurfing. Further into the city, The Level has a skate park for skateboarders and BMX riders to practise their skills.

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Since the demolition in 1978 of the Black Rock open-air lido at the eastern end of Brighton's seafront, the area has been developed and now features one of Europe's largest marinas. However, the site of the pool itself remains empty except for a skate park and graffiti wall. Since 2003 a series of developments have been proposed but have come to nothing, including housing, a five-star hotel with a winter garden, and an 11,000-seat sports arena.[113]

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Shopping: The quirky North Laine district houses Brighton’s finest collection of boutique shops and independent cafes, while the narrow, winding streets of the South Lanes house collections of jewellery and antiques. Churchill Square is the city’s main shopping centre and serves all of your high street needs.

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There is also an from time to time a beach soccer competition in a temporary stadium on imported sand on the beach. The inaugural contest in June 2002 featured football stars such as Eric Cantona and Matt Le Tissier.

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Although the area is hilly. cycling is a growing form of transport in Brighton. The city is one of Cycling England's [12] "Cycling Demonstration Towns". More details on cycling, including a map of routes, can be found at the cycling section of the city council's website [13].

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The Brighton and Hove Pétanque Club runs an annual triples, doubles and singles competition, informal KOs, winter and summer league, plus Open competitions with other clubs. The club is affiliated to Sussex Pétanque, the local region of the English Pétanque Association, so they can also play at a Regional and National level. The Peace Statue terrain is the official pétanque terrain situated on the seafront near the West Pier.[152]

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Whitehawk Football Club is a semi-professional football club based in the Whitehawk suburb of Brighton. Currently, they play in the Conference South having won promotion three times in the space four years between 2009–13. Whitehawk play their games at The Enclosed Ground, beautifully set into the South Downs, close to Brighton Marina. Notable former/current players include Sergio Torres, Jake Robinson, Matthew Lawrence and Darren Freeman.

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Due to an intense rivalry between the main football team Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace, wearing a Crystal Palace football shirt could attract unwanted attention in the city. Even though the two clubs are 50 miles apart, emotions run high when it comes to the rivalry and it is advisable not to wear anything with red and blue stripes (Crystal Palace's colours).


Brighton has many night-life hotspots[137] 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,[138] 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.