By Karen Watson – University of Sussex Archivist
These days, most people know there ain’t no party like an S Club Party (well if you were born before 1990) but at Sussex in the early 1980s East Slope parties held that crown judging by a couple of photos from a new donation to the University of Sussex Collection.
These photos were taken by Dave Biddlecombe, an alumus who contacted us recently to donate 24 of his photographs to the collection. Dave was also the official photographer for Bright Red, a Brighton based drama company made up of SUDS (Sussex University Drama Society) graduates.
Dave also sent a photo of the poster for a SUDS production of Midsummer night’s Dream. Dave said “this was performed in the woods behind the Gardner Arts Centre with lighting in the trees and was one of the most magical performances I have seen”
So former students be warned even without Instagram and Facebook your party antics may well have been recorded and kept for prosperity at The Keep.