Subcultures and the youth have always been drawn to seaside areas – with piers, bars, clubs, and beaches, you’re never hard pushed to find a good night out.
With younger generations being the ones to push forward change, it’s no surprise that these fresh perspectives and ideas often accumulate near the sea.
So why Brighton and not another seaside town? It comes down to the value of self-expression.
Self-expression has always been important to Brighton as a city; LGBT+ culture has thrived in the area since the early 19th century, as well as the riots between Mods and Rockers in 1964 being another great example.
Allowing ousted subcultures to gather and share their ideas without fear of repercussions has always been a key part of Brighton as a city – no one’s judging you here!
When you’re free from judgement you’re more likely to express your creativity with confidence. Who’d have thought?