Monthly Features and Articles

We have many great contributors to our magazine each month below are some of our regular features and community news articles.

Recipes by Valerie Hedgethorne

Valerie Hedgethorne taught cookery & cake decorating for many years in Brighton before becoming a Home Economist and writing for the national magazine CAKE for 20 years. Valerie is a past president of the British Sugarcraft Guild & is a member of the local Guild Branch, which meets monthly in Rottingdean for demonstrations of all types of cake decorating.


Recipes from Erikas Kitchen

Erika Adler shares her love of cooking and eating good food, much in the way that the late lamented Valerie Hedgethorne, one of her former teachers, did with her monthly recipes. Erika worked as a cook and caterer for many years before becoming a cookery teacher to adults and young people. She developed and ran the Community Cookery Project for the Brighton and Hove Food Partnership, training future cookery leaders and passing on her passion for fresh, simple and delicious food to groups and individuals of all ages.


Community News and Articles


Local History

Each month we produce a history feature. There are several writers all living in Brighton


'On Sleep and Health' by Dr. Maria Hadjimarkou, Lecturer, School of Psychology, University of Sussex

Research on sleep helps us understand this mysterious behaviour and its role in our health and well-being. Every month, I write about a different aspect of sleep and how it may contribute to our optimal functioning. Please note that I will soon be launching an electronic newsletter. You can join my e-newsletter 'On Sleep' and receive my monthly articles in your inbox. In addition, you will be able to access other resources and learn more about sleep. Email me at so that you can be added to the mailing list.


The Brain Pit

Mind Mining puzzles supplied by Ashley Smith each month


Articles by Dr Sima Patel Chartered Psychologist and Coach

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